Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Boxwood & Berries 2014 ~ The End & A Little Giveaway




One of the great parts of Boxwood & Berries is "Show & Tell" ~ seeing what others are working on or have finished. Carla, one of the Bittersweet Sisters, shared her incredible Primitive Gatherings quilt. WoW!


Carla's work is absolute perfection!
But now I see that I didn't take a photo of the entire quilt :(


Carla also shared this Stacy Nash pinkeep drum that she made


and this sweet box (Hillside Samplings perhaps?)



And this stunning Quaker Sampler.
Everything that Carla does is magnificent! :)



Frances' work is also amazing!
This hooked rug is huge! And even more beautiful in person!


And the colors were simply gorgeous!


Frances also finished this beautiful sampler while we were together...



Linda, another Bittersweet Sister, took a quick mixed media class on her way to Boxwood & Berries and created this masterpiece! Isn't it awesome?!
 
I did a little shopping on my trip and had to share my finds...
 
 
This large pyrography bowl just captured my heart.
The squirrel, oak and acorn motifs are perfect for the season.

 
I love the design on the back side as well and it is even dated 1909.
 


 
This wood pantry box has seen better days, but the original painting spoke to me.
 
 
And I think that I am now an official collector of tramp art!
This is my third piece :)
I love the nine layers and zigzag edge around the lid - it reminds me of cutting with pinking shears :)

 
I thought these tin boxes might be perfect for sewing supplies when traveling.
And the quilt squares will appear in a future creation. Or possibly the backs might be for...

 
Maggie's new pattern at the bottom right.
Also had to buy more of Linda's designs :)
And Nest & Bloom will be perfect when I start thinking about next Spring. 

 
Some hand-dyed velvets came home with me with a coordinating flannel and some of Jean Elliott's hand-dyed ribbons.
 
Well, you have been so kind to let me drone on and on, so I must do something in return.
Here is a little giveaway picked up on my trip:

 
A vintage tomato pincushion,
An antique ink bottle filled with some old mother of pearl buttons and keys
A Country Sampler corner gauge
And Jean Elliott's hand dyed ribbon.
 
To enter simply comment on this post and tell me what you are thankful for.
If you aren't on blogger, then feel free to drop me an email at pgagliardi9@hotmail.com with "Thankful" in the subject line. This little giveaway is open to one and all ~ so please feel free to enter!
I am off on another little trip, so I will pick a winner next week on November 11th.
 
"Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart."
~Hebrews 12:2-3
 
Blessings, Patti

50 comments:

Elizabeth Ann said...

Thank you for sharing your trip and class with us! I am very thankful for my sweet family.

Frances Seng said...

Patti thanks for sharing my hooked rug and sampler. You are a beautiful person and I will always remember you as a good friend.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! There are some incredibly talented, skilled, and creative women in this world. The quilt, the hooked rug--everything just awesome.

samplerlover said...

What a wonderful post showing some amazing talented people. Besides my family etc. I'm thankful for the Internet. It has allowed me the chance to meet these amazing people and enjoy their beautiful work.

susiedele said...

I always look forward to your postings about your trips and talented friends. Really drooling over your pyrography bowl!
I'm thankful for every new day.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Such very talanted ladies! This week I've been sick so I'm very thankful for a hubby who takes care of me even though I've been quite the grumpy bear. Have fun on your trip! Amy

Three Sheep Studio said...

This beautiful work is such an inspiration !
I am thankful for my gentle and kind husband who makes my life a joy ;)
Rose

Deb F said...

I loved the photos from Boxwood and your Bittersweet Sisters. Thankful for so many things, my family most of all. And having a hobby (ok, hobbies) that's so fulfilling - making something is just as good as seeing what everyone else has made.

Thanks for doing a giveaway.

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful quilts and pieces. I see you got some good shopping in and found some wonderful prims, love the old box. I usually make my own reproductions, but love the look of the older ones.

Debbie

Betsy said...

Patti I am thank ful that my daughter wax finally able to conceive and blessed us with a gorgeous grandson

Raymond Homestead said...

Patti, I've so enjoyed reading and seeing the pictures of Boxwood & Berries 2014. Love seeing all the awesome eye candy! I would love to be entered in your giveaway, please and thank you! I am thankful for the love of family and friends!

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for bloggers that share their classes and treasures. While all these classes are beyond my budget, but I can enjoy what they see and do. Thankful blessings to all my fellow quilters! Deb C

Gayle said...

I'm thankful for all the eye candy you shared in this post - so much good stuff to look at!

Kathy F said...

Beautiful pictures!! I am thankful for needlework brick & mortar shop owners. They provide a haven of supplies to be transformed into works of art. They work such long hours to perpetuate our art & it is for the love of it because they don't get rich selling thread & fabric!

marie said...

I am thankful for the wonderful bloggers (you included) who share their adventures, stories, and purchases with us who live to far away to attend. Could you tell me the designer of that large hooked rug?

Pamela said...

I am so very thankful for my family and friends!!! and especially all my blogging friends!
Thank you for sharing all your finishes!
What a great giveaway!
Pam

kelley said...

I am thankful for so much...the chance to enjoy the simplest of things every day...

Jean Bee said...

Great pictures! Thank you for sharing! I am thankful for all the good things God has put in my life. I am so blessed...and happy to call you friend!

annie said...

wow, what a great post!
loved all the things, but esp. that bowl & the patterns. I am most thankful for Peace, that comes to me and helps me in even the difficult times. It can't be bought, purchased or bartered, but when I ask for it freely, it is mine! hugs!

Rugs and Pugs said...

I am thankful for bloggers like you who share with the rest of us.
Yup, you are now an official tramp art collector! All your finds are wonderful.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Kathy L. said...

Love all that you have shared with us. I hope to meet you someday at a boxwood and berries. I am thankful for the ability to craft and create!

Thanks for the thought ful giveaway.

susan said...

such lovelies you found on your trip! i am thankful for my husbands health and his job. two things we didnt have 7 months ago.

Jacqueline said...

My list of "thankful's" is long, but I guess first on the list is that I am here in our great Country to wake up in freedom to enjoy all God has given me.

I enjoyed all the eye candy, thank you.

cucki said...

wowwwwwwwwwww
i love all the beautiful creations so much...truly so much beauty and sweet stitches.
thank you for a lovely giveaway..please count me in.
i am thankful for my whole life and each and every single day of life.i am just so thankful :)
i am happy.
big hugs x

Sandi M said...

I'm thankful for inspiration from seeing what others are doing. Your posts have been amazing.

Jonette said...

I am thankful for family, friends, and the joy I get from creating things with my hands. Thanks for your posts and inspiration.

denise said...

wonderful giveaway and trip goodies. i am very thankful that i was able to be with my mother during her last days to make her comfortable and to let her know how much i loved her.

chickenchupacabra said...

I am thankful for generous give-aways such as this!

Colleen said...

I am thankful for all of God's blessings in my life! I am thankful that I got to meet everyone at Boxwood & Berries and love seeing all of the finishes (and works in progress)!

Lauren said...

I'm thankful for inspiration and all the happiness and beauty it creates.




Lisa Schindler said...

I'm thankful for having gone to Boxwood and Berries this year and having met you. I love all your creations.

terry a said...

I am thankful to be able to be inspired and inspire!

Vera said...

Such beautiful pieces -- so inspiring. Lovely give-away. Thank you for the opportunity. I'm thankful for my family.

Anonymous said...

I am so very thankful for my wonderful family. It is a blessing to have them so close.
Fran C

Kurt Schindler said...


I am very thankful for my friends and family as they have been so supportive as my husband has cancer treatments.

Enjoy reading about your trips and always enjoy seeing the treasures that you purchase.

Charlotte

Vicki Jo said...

Lovely post and giveaway and especially the topic! I am grateful for so many things but I have to say this year I am especially grateful for my lovely 6 month old granddaughter Viola! And she lives so close by! Blessings upon blessings.

kathie448 said...

Strangely enough, I'm thankful for the Internet, which has allowed me to reconnect with old friends, make new friends and learn and share with them. Thank you for sharing your talents via your posts.

Simple Pleasure said...

This was such a great post...oh, the eye-candy!!! Thank you for the giveaway. I am thankful for all the little simple pleasures in life...
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Kim said...

I am thankful for every day I am given to enjoy the creativity God Blessed me with, and for my husband, son and wonderful friends........

Judy said...

I am so thankful for many, many things. Especially thankful for each day that I am able to get up, breath and enjoy life.

Thanks for sharing all of the fabulous projects...such talent.

And thanks for the opportunity to win these vintage items.

Judy Heartland stitcher

Jennie in GA said...

Thx so much for sharing your journey. Wish I weren't so far away so that I could make it! I am thankful for my beautiful family and their love and faith that continue to be an inspiration to many.

Barb said...

I am thankful for a hobby that brings me joy in the needle, new friends, and great adventures. Thanks for sharing your adventures and treats.

saltandpepper said...

Thank you for your wonderful post. Always enjoy your antique finds. I am thankful for Blogs such as yours, which helps connect us all and shares ideas with all of us. ~Christine

Lynn Zane said...

I am thankful for my family, good friends and good health.
I had never seen a pyro graph bowls before. It is beautiful.
You find the most interesting things. Thanks for sharing you finds and adventures.
Lynn

Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

Thanks for all the lovely eye candy! So many things to be thankful for, but most especially I am thankful for my family ~ including three wonderful grandbabies! I love them more than life itself.

Monique said...

I am thankful for the many blessings in my life, good health, peace of mind, a wonderful husband, four sons, and two grand-daughters.

Ellen said...

Love this post, thank you for sharing!

I am thankful for each day,for my stitchings, my family and my friends!

Hugs,

Ronnie said...

I am thankful for bloggers like you who share the things they do with others. I love seeing what you do and where you have been and to see your love of your heavenly Father.

Debbie Mooney said...

Thankful for the friends I made at Boxwood and for the inspiration I get from ladies such as you!
Debbie Mooney

C Reeder PhxAz said...

I am thankful to live free in a land where I can openly praise the Lord for all the blessings he so graciously bestows upon us. Friends, family, stitching...