Saturday, May 9, 2015

From Our Hands & Hearts ~ Part 2

After the morning class at From Our Hands & Hearts was over, we had a sweet box lunch.

It included this cute little bunny cookie who was almost too cute to eat... but I did :)

Next it was on to class with Stacy Nash.
She brought along these lovely lilacs from home. They looked and smelled divine.
Even today, my lilacs are still tight little buds in Chicago a ways from opening still.

More little packages too cute to open. I loved Stacy packaged the beautiful mother of pearl rings.

And here is Stacy's sample, Strawberry Girl Threadboard.

With a little pincushion on the back in the prettiest blue cotton.
I was a busy bee in Stacy's Class and didn't take any other photos.
And I am sorry to say that I didn't take photos of the other classes that were going on :(
(But I did take photos of the Needle-In which I will share next time :)

All too soon the afternoon was over and it was time for dinner.

Linda and I walked down the street to a place with the intriguing name of The Winking Lizard. 
Even more intriguing was the sign above it:

Left from a previous establishment, it sounds like it was quite the hot spot!
Liquor and dancing! Oh my!
Don't worry, Linda and I didn't drink too much liquor or dance too much.
Instead we decided to return to the hotel and work on our projects.

That night I was able to complete my threadboard. I added a few more motifs. 
(Some to cover a mistake in my stitching - shhhh!)

The velvet strawberry on the left was completed in class.

And here is the back - I added a bit of wool applique and a little pocket for my scissors.
See the little wax strawberry? That was from Stacy as well :)

And just today, I received a photo from Linda!

She finished her project "Oscar the Rabbit" ~ Linda took a class with Donna Bennett of Crows on the Ledge.
Isn't he darling?! Great job Linda!!!

"Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone."
~Colossians 4:5-6

Blessings, Patti


Marilyn said...

What great projects.
The threadboard is so cute.
The pieces you've added to the back match just perfect.
Love the packaging of the kit.
Sounds like a great time.

Jacqueline said...

Your additions front and back are really cute.. Great job.

Karen said...

What a sweet project and I love your additions to it. Of course with wool it's perfect lol. Loving going along on your trips. Always fun
Hugs. Karen

marly said...

Your talent on the back is fantastic. Sweet! Happy Mother's Day.

SuperMomNoCape said...

The little threadboard that you made is really pretty. I like that you made it your own by adding the scissor pocket and applique flowers to the back!

Sandi said...

What a lovely project Patti, your add itions work nicely with the design. I would be tempted to add a ribbon so your scissors could be secured.

Your friend's bunny is too cite!

Kathy L. said...

Absolutely adorable!
I would love to take a class from Stacy
I love the changes you made!


annie said...

great projects!
loved what yo did with the thread board!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Very sweet finish!
I "overpruned" my lilac last summer because it was so out of control, so I won't have any blooms this year...sigh.
Happy Mother's Day.
Hugs :)

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Oh my ~ what fun! I so love the little extra touches you did to your threadboard ~ uniquely yours!

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Patti, Thank you so much for sharing all your photos of the FOH weekend! we are SO happy you and Linda had a great time! We teachers just loved all of you students and can't wait to do it again! Happy stitches!
Lori Ann

Angie said...

Patti, I always love the added wool applique that you do to designs. I'm glad the classes went over so well and those talented ladies are kept busy lol.