Friday, June 27, 2014

Inspiring Stitching Weekend Part 2

Well get comfy, because this is going to be a loooong post :)
The second part of my inspiring stitching weekend was spent with some wonderful stitchers.
The Inspired Needle hosted a lovely
Inspired Summer Seminar with Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers!
I love The Inspired Needle and Paulette's blog always makes me smile, so I knew this was the perfect combination!

On Friday night, Cathy hosted a meet and greet at the shop.

This included an opportunity to see many of Paulette's models up close.

This inspired me to want to pull out those I have already kitted at home!

Some models can really touch us in person, more than they do on the pattern cover.

This one kept drawing me back... I love the little shepherdess and her little row of sheep.
And those flowers!

These were the treasures that I brought home on Friday night.
Yes, I did purchase not one, but two pairs of scissors :) They were both so sweet and I couldn't decide!
And yikes! I forgot to buy the sampler that I was admiring. 
Guess that I will have to take a trip back to The Inspired Needle soon :)

We could hardly wait for Saturday morning to arrive!
At each place setting, we were greeted by our class kit, a great project bag and a darling wooden thread holder to match the motif on our kit. On the back it was inscribed with our seminar and date. 
What a perfect souvenir to commemorate the magical day!

Then it was time for the unveiling:

Paulette designed "Liberty Inn" for our class.
I just love it!

But, that's not all! The icing on the cake:

Our kit included all we needed for these sweet stitched and wooly pinned strawberries!
Be still my heart!
I guess I will be creating some strawberries this summer after all :)

Aren't they lovely?

We all dove right in!
The room was lovely with all the nice windows and our lunch was delicious.

Even the views were inspiring!

We had a great table of friends new and old.
Pam, Sara and I have taken classes together at the Country Sampler before.

Cathy, who owns the Inspired Needle, is in the back.

We had a great time laughing and sharing our passion for needlework.

We had some great show and tell including this piece that Ranae is working on. I love the fabric!

And I had a great surprise 

My old stitching friends, Paula and Nancy were there!
I hadn't seen them in many, many years. How fun is that!

Paula and Nancy were both brilliant as they brought framed Plum Street Samplers to have Paulette autograph on the back.

Aren't they lovely?

I should have thought of that!

Thanks for hanging in there through this looong post.

If you still would like to see more from other people's perspective, you can read about it:

Thank you Cathy and Paulette for creating an unforgettable weekend!

"For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."
~Galatians 5:13-14

Blessings, Patti


Laura said...

Love your recap and pictures!!!! I so enjoyed meeting you and hope we can stitch together again!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello: It was so much fun meeting you and being about to share our love for stitching as well as all the stories our table shared. Can't wait to see you again in two weeks. Margaret

cucki said...

My dear everything is so beautiful and so much happiness all around
Thank tou for sharing xx

Marilyn said...

What a great weekend you've had.
Thanks for sharing all of the pics of your adventures.

Raymond Homestead said...

Thanks for sharing Patti, always love to see and hear about your exciting adventures! I love the folk bird needlebook!

Lisa Sener said...

Patti!! It was so nice to meet and stitch with you! You pics from the weekend are great.

Lisa (from MD)

Mugwump Woolies said...

Looks like a perfect day of stitching...beautiful kit!

Ranae said...

Great recap of a awesome seminar
It was so nice to meet you in person after reading your blog for years
I do hope our paths cross again soon
Take care

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the stitching "eye candy" from part 1 and 2. I also love how you finished the folk bird needlebook. Mouse

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Beautiful pictures, Patti. So nice meeting you. From your purchase at Cathy's on Friday it looks like we have the similar taste in stash!!! Hope to meet up again soon.

Nancy Johnson said...

It was so good seeing you again.