Saturday, July 19, 2014

Stitch Camp Part 2

I loved that the camp agenda each day was posted on the board.
What a special day!

Our project today was working on this sweet velvet book.
Our day also included a special field trip.

A leisurely walk to the lovely home of Ruth Haas.

I was fortunate enough to visit Ruth's house back in 2011 and was so happy to return.

Here is a photo of our group that Ruth was kind enough to take.

Ruth's home was even more lovely, if that is possible :)

sweet vignettes

sweet views

sweet kitty

sweet pup

such a comfortable and welcoming home.
If you would like to see more of Ruth's home, click here.
Ruth had a tag sale for us with some wonderful antique and folk art offerings.

When I visited her several years ago, I fell in love with a wonderful antique mirror in her bathroom.
(You can see it in the linked post above.)
I've been on the look out for a similar mirror over the past few years, but with no luck.

I was so happy to see it in her tag sale and thrilled that it was able to come home with me!

 Here are my purchases from Ruth's sale:

A lovely fraktur by folk artist Pat Gaddy,
the long coveted mirror
and a little carved house.

After our field trip, we headed back for more stitching.
While we were stitching, the husbands of Jeanne and camp counselor Selma cooked a fantastic traditional Wisconsin Friday night fish fry for us! Yum!
What a great way to end another perfect day!

And here is what I accomplished so far on my velvet book :)

Still more stitch camp to come...

"To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines."
~ 1 Corinthians 12:8-11

Blessings, Patti


cucki said...

Wow so beautiful and I love the needle book so much from my heart
Big hugs x

Tina McFadden said...

Patti, I have been reading your blog for a few years now and just have to tell you that I live vicariously through you and your adventures. I have wanted to attend a Country Sampler gathering since they started them! I love, love Maggie Bonanomi's designs and Stacy Nash's cross stitch. Thank you for such a wonderful blog!!!! Tina

Mary A said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful stitch camp with us! Going to Country Sampler is a "someday" trip for me as I live in California. We have many wonderful quilt and some stitch shops but, alas, no Country Sampler....

marly said...

Wow. Thanks for thinking of us and sharing.

Raymond Homestead said...

You're right, a very beautiful home!

Faye said...

I'm so enjoying your pics of this nice retreat... Great finds!

Els said...

Ooo how wonderfull to see her house again! Thanks Patty, wish we could there be too! Hugs, Els from the Netherlands (who was there withe her two friends, Liezbeth and Nel)