Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Star Party ~ Day 2

We awoke to a lovely morning for the second day of the Star Party.
This year we stayed at the Spring Green Motel.

My favorite part were the resident chickens. The Star Party was in October and I thought this chicken was the perfect Halloween bird :)

There was even a rooster with a matching chicken pecking right beside him.

Our second day was spent in the Country Sampler Schoolroom.
I loved this wreath that greeted us.

and inside there were inspiring vignettes everywhere.

Our morning class was with Stacy Nash and she brought along a trunk show.

The piece that really blew me away in person was "Mustard Seed Manor Sewing Book"

Isn't it wonderful? The finishing is so unique!
The pictures don't do it it justice - in person it is simply terrific.
Lucky for me Country Sampler had it all kitted up and it went home with me :)
And here is our Star Party project with Stacy:

I just loved the colors!
We spent our class time putting our pinkeep drums and strawberries together so that once we were home we could do our cross stitching and wrap it around the drum. How clever is that?!

Once I finished my drum and strawberry, I realized I had enough leftover velvet and wool to make a little strawberry as well.
Since I have been home I've been able to complete the cross stitch on the train and now have a finish:

Being that I always have to change a little something, I left out the year 1820 and added a rabbit instead...

You have been ever so patient as the business of life has meant that it has taken a month and a half to blog about my trip. I have one more post about the final afternoon of the Star Party and then I will FINALLY have my giveaway. I am hoping to start it this weekend :)
Thank you for being so patient with me.
"Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
    let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
    and extol him with music and song."
~Psalm 95:1
Blessings, Patti


annie said...

those are wonderful photos, loved that rooster and halloween one! the book is wonderful, and the wreath, and the madonna. I love your drum! so glad to get to share in your party! I love the scripture, and hope you have a fabulous Happy Thanksgiving!

WoolenSails said...

Those are beautiful pieces and nice idea for gifts.


Carrie P. said...

now that is the prettiest orange and black chicken I have ever seen. Love the photos of all the other goodies. Happy Thanksgiving!

DogsMom said...

Beautiful photos and such a great story about yourw eekend. If I ever get a chance to go to something like this I will jump at it!

I like how you make each pattern your own by changing things up like a "hare."

linda said...

Your stories and the accompanying photos are always worth being patient! Love the orange and black chicken, too. I'll have to see if I can find out what kind she is.
Love the Stacy Nash piece, colors, drum, and stitching. Glad you had such a wonderful time and can share your memories.

Earlene said...

Wow great markings on those chickens!!!!
Like everything else too.
Happy Thanksgiving

Mmanka said...

I like your stories, so good to read about your fantastic journey and inspiring classes! Thank yout to sharing with us!

Three Sheep Studio said...

Beautiful projects and photos !
The chickens are show stoppers. ;)
Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

denise said...

sounds like fun!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

the little hen is gorgeous ~ the bell of the barnyard ball!
Stacy's projects are all wonderful ~ TFS!

Raymond Homestead said...

Thanks for sharing it all Patti! Really enjoy seeing the photos!

cucki said...

Beautiful projects...
Happy thanksgiving dear xx

Roberta said...

Happy Thanksgving Patti! It was fun reading about the Star Party and seeing the projects and those fancy chickens. I love Stacy's new needlebook! ~Roberta