Tuesday, May 19, 2015

From Our Hands & Hearts ~ Part 4

The Mercantile opened and it was all I had hoped for and more!
My first stop was the booth of Rebekah L. Smith.

Of course we were so busy shopping that these pictures weren't taken until after we spent all our money. :)

Linda and I both purchased these lovely sewing books from Rebekah.

There is a large needle page on the left and a pocket and pincushion on the right.
We were giddy with excitement over our first purchases!
Of course that isn't all we went home with from Rebekah's booth.
Here are the treasures that came home with me:

I am so thrilled to have these originals by Rebekah!

Only one of these boxes still lives at my house. But they are all so lovely!

The coordinating fabrics for the sides are perfect!

I love birds and am just thrilled with my sewing book!
One purchase I thought about all Friday night and had to go back on Saturday and see if it was still there:

Lucky for me it was! 
I had such a hard time deciding, I had already bought so much, but I decided that it was meant to be and so it came home with me. 
This hanging sewing pocket is made with all antique materials. The coverlet is absolutely gorgeous and the main background is a quilt backing.

The back of the hanging pocket is the quilt front.
I am so glad that I did buy it. It is now hanging from a cabinet in my dining room.

I was also thrilled to meet Gretchen Smith from my favorite magazine, Primitive Quilts and Projects!

It was so fun to see all the models from the summer issue in person.
And Gretchen is such a kind and kindred soul ~ a pleasure to visit with!

I bet you can guess which project from that issue that I would like to stitch first :)
Yes, Rebekah has a pattern in the Summer issue! 

The next booth that I would like to share is that of Christine M. Miller.

Like mother, like daughter!
Christine is Rebekah's mom! You can certainly tell they are related with equally wonderful God-given talents!

Christine displayed both lovely handmade items and wonderful sewing and textile related antiques.

Such tough decisions!
And believe me, I am horrible at making decisions!

I wanted to move her entire booth right into my house!

Each and every item was stunning!

Finally I had to make some decisions...
(And Linda can tell you how painful that was lol!)

This linsey-woolsey pincushion made of antique materials and hand-painted pins came home with me.
Along with...

This beautiful antique sewing box.
(Shown with two strawberries made in Stacy's class. I realized that my scraps were big enough for another tiny berry :)
It now sits on the table next to my sewing chair.

Well, I think that 20 pictures is long enough for one post lol!
And I only showed you three booths!
I'll be back soon...
And remember, I'll have a little giveaway at the end of the travelogue for putting up with my long-winded posts.

"In the morning sow your seed, and at evening do not let your hands be idle; for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good."
~Ecclesiastes 11:6

Blessings, Patti


marly said...

I got light headed seeing the fantastic work of these artists. Good thing my chair has arms. You brought home outstanding pieces! Wish they were all online sellers.

Anonymous said...

keep those pictures coming! I was also there but you have captured many things I didn't see. thanks. Terry S

marie said...

Thanks for sharing for those of us who live to far away to attend. Oh, it would be so nice if we had shows like this in the NW>

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Patti,
Oh my!!!! What a treasure trove of WONDERFUL GOODIES!!! I would be so conflicted too!! What to choose?? I think you made some lovely choices and how very lucky you were to be able to attend such a fabulous show!! Thanks for sharing your trip with us!!
I know you are enjoying your new treasures!
Warm Hugs~

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! I am pea green with envy! I think there must be a special "primitive" place in heaven! Am anxiously awaiting the arrival of Rebekah Smith's book--am determined to learn wool applique. Beautiful pieces looking forward to seeing the rest of the booths

C Reeder PhxAz said...

Thanks for allowing all of us to join you!! You take such good photos I felt like I was there. I wanted to purchase all sorts of those things too. Such great talent and to see those Primitive Quilt models - wow!!

Jacqueline said...

Love seeing all the beautiful wares.

Gale said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful time at the classes you took and the beautiful booths. I wanted to go and now I wish I had gone. Next year, I hope!

Marilyn said...

What great treasures.
Thanks for sharing the pics of the booths and the goodies you found. :)

Edna said...

Great photos ~ thanks. Living only a half hour away, wish I had gone.

Pamela said...

What beauties! How to pick the perfect ones! Thank you for sharing!

Orange Sink said...

Patti this post was so great! I appreciate your taking photos and sharing for those of us who can't attend such fabulous shows! Love your choices and know you will enjoy each and everyone! That sewing roll is awesome!!
Cathy G

Rugs and Pugs said...

You are making me very sorry I took a dye class rather than attending the show (but I did save LOTS of $$...lol).
Your purchases are wonderful. Your sewing book is very similar to the one I made in Rebekah's class. She has such a knack for picking coordinating fabrics.
Your antique sewing box is a real treasure. All your purchases are to die for. I'm so happy you had such a great time and went home with so many treasures.
Hugs :)

Karen said...

The pinkeep/sewing books are wonderful. So prim in style and unique. I would have wanted all of them.

moosecraft said...

Oh my! Thanks for taking the time to present all these pics on your blog! I know I'm not alone when I say "I'd really love to be able to get to this show, but it's so far away".... So, thank you for bringing the show to our homes! :-) Looking forward to your next post too! ;-)

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Really it was 20 pictures??? I was so intrigued that I was sad to see it end!!!
So many wonderful treasures ~ I'd have a hard time making a decision too ~ But so love what came home with you ~ Your antique sewing box is to die for!!!
Enjoy all your little trinkets!