Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Star Party~Day 1~Part 2

After our class with Lori, we broke for lunch at The General Store.
We had a bit of time to enjoy Spring Green and do a little shopping.
It was such a lovely day.

I loved this back door on the White School House.

Our afternoon class was with Maggie Bonanomi.

She brought along all of the models from her newest book, "Another Place and Time"
The piece above, "Maggie's Wool Sampler" was right in my line of sight all afternoon. I loved it in her book, but in person I could really appreciate the depth and character that the old worn feedsack added to the piece. It is definitely on my to do list now.

I didn't take any pictures while we worked on our class project as it kept us busy.
But we were able to complete it!

I love how old it looks! The linen flowers, old ribbon and antique tin type - each of us had a different tin type and they were all so wonderful! We stuffed them full of sawdust and they have such a great old feel. I love the color of the velvet as well.

After class we had a break as the School House was readied for our dinner party.

It was a lovely day and a perfect time for a walk.

Then it was time for The Star Party Dinner Party to begin...

All of the shop girls were there to join in the celebration.

Jeanne presented her beautiful "133 Jefferson" round robin quilt from her newest fabric line, "Jefferson County".

And then Blackbird Designs gave a wonderful presentation of their quilts through the years.

We oohed and aahed over each and every quilt.

No one wanted the evening to end.
What a special day!

Each of us received a little treat of autumn flavored candied almonds and a neat and oh so unusual corsage.

It was time for a good night's sleep to be ready for Day Two!

Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.
~Psalms 1:1-3

Blessings, Patti


cucki said...

Aww such a sweet treat..
I wish one day I meet them all too :)
Sweet hugs dear x

annie said...

Sounds like a wonderful time, so glad you were able to attend! I loved the door photo, it would make a great greeting card. Her sampler, I just loved it, and the project, that was amazing. The candy and corsage, just beautiful! I love this scripture.

Melanie said...

Looks like you had so much fun...Great memories...

Dona said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! Glad you got to go.

Roberta said...

Sounds like an inspiring weekend. Would love to take one of the classes at The Country Sampler--sounds like they fill up quickly and I can see why! ~Roberta

Carrie P. said...

oh fun! I would love to see the quilts by Blackbird designs in person. Love the alphabet sampler too

DogsMom said...

This is just an amazing event.