Thursday, May 28, 2015

This, that and a little giveaway

If you would like to see a beautiful presentation of the "From Our Hands & Hearts ~ Creative", please click here. The photos are much more professional than mine!

A week after returning home from Ohio, I was off to Miami, FL.
Just a quick business trip.

I did find a few spare moments for stitching in the sun and listening to the surf.
I worked on "A Token of Spring" from the Little Sparrow PinKeep Club by Scattered Seed Samplers.

I thought it was definitely a beautiful sign when this mourning dove came to roost on the balcony while I stitched.

I had to return to Chicago quickly as I was meeting my husband and sons to attend an awesome concert
The Who!

I don't know which generation was more excited ~ the parents (us) or our kids!

After Joan Jett and the Blackhearts warmed us up, then The Who played for a solid 2 1/2 hours.

They played all the greatest hits and had the crowd on their feet all night.

It was so awesome to be sitting in the 6th row.
A wonderful vantage point.

In addition to Roger Daultry and Pete Townsend, our younger son gave a full run down of the band that included Simon Townsend (Pete's brother), Zak Starkey (Ringo Starr's son) and Pino Palladino, bassist extraordinaire.

Then Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam got on stage and rocked the crowd.

It was an awesome night to remember.

Next up:

This weekend I finished my Rebekah L. Smith class project!

I am so thrilled with how it turned out.

I love the backing fabric that Rebekah provided.

And I added a little ticking tag and wool heart.

And finally for the little giveaway. 
It isn't much, but someone may like it...

A spool of vintage ribbon from the Brown Rabbit, some of the antique crochet trim, shirting and reversible wool found at the antique mall and an issue of Early American Life magazine. This is the last holiday issue. Once home I realized that I already had it. The wonderful thing about this issue is that it includes a pattern by Rebekah L. Smith!

Isn't this sewing book sweet!

As always, this little giveaway is open to everyone. Simply leave a comment on this post or send an email to me at with "Giveaway" in the subject line.
And tell me, what did you like best about the Ohio trip?

I will pick a random winner on Friday, June 5th.

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven..."
~Ecclesiastes 3:1

Blessings, Patti


Mary Margaret said...

Lovely giveaway!

annie said...

It all sounds wonderful!
Love your photos!
the dove looks so peaceful!
Wow! The Who!!! :)
yes, please count me in!

Janice Hagberg said...

I loved the vintage trims on wood spools, the same things I love to find and bring home. I also loved hearing of the Lori Ann Corelis class, I have dreamed of taking a class from her. My favorite thing from your Ohio trip was seeing the familiar faces in your pic from Boxwood and Berries last year. I love following your blog and hearing of all your trips and adventures!!!!

Donna K. from N. Texas said...
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marie said...

That reversible wool sure looks interesting, I've never see that magazine either. Thanks for chance to win

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

Vintage items are so wonderful. Lovely photos by the way.

cucki said...

Hello dear I truly love your whole Ohio trip..for me everything is so different..
Please count me in giveaway
Thank you xx,

Betsy said...

Brings me fond memories if when I went to see Bryon Adams in concert in Ohio too. Looks like it was a lot of fun

Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

Oh, to live in your neck of the woods!!! The Who concert ~ wow!!! The Rebekah L. Smith class would be my favorite. I'm waiting on tenterhooks for her book to arrive!!!

denise said...

i would love to win! it's hard to say what was the best part of your Ohio trip. All of it!!! Denise B.

quiltgrannie said...

Would love to win that magazine!! Love that the dove came for a visit!!

Kay Sciullo said...

I loved the pictures of the booths and all the wonderful offerings! What fun and motivation!! Thank you for the giveaway!

terry a said...

Hi Patti - haven't had the opportunity to see the WHO, but can imagine it was amazing! The Rebekah project!!!!! Hope to
have a chance for the give-a-way!!!!!

Ann in PA said...

I love to see the wares of those talented artists....the bears, wooden goodies, wool, stitchery covered boxes, and Rebekah L. Smith's wonderful designs have got to be my favorite. Love her color choices! Thank you for a great giveaway.

Simple Pleasure said...

Good Morning Patti,
I've so enjoyed traveling with favorite part, hands down, was The Mercantile...LOVE all the eye-candy.
Thank you for sharing with a giveaway...please enter my name.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart

Carmen Sutton said...

Oh my gosh I saw that concert in Nashville it was awesome!!! I love your Rebekah Smith finish it is a treasure! I have enjoyed reading and looking at all of your pictures from the From our hearts and hands show it was almost like being there! I would love to be entered in your give away thanks for sharing!

Judy said...

Pick a favorite...oh my! The area was beautiful, wonderful vendors, fantastic classes! Even to and from stops were great...gotta love Ohio Antique Malls! But I have to say, the Stacy Nash project is my favorite. Your finishing touches made it even better. Thanks for sharing your wonderful trip.

Judy Heartland stitcher

Jean Bee said...

Love your finish! Can't wait to get her book! I have been wanting that magazine with her pattern in it...hope I win!

Fran Caswell said...

What's not to love about all of it. It looks like you all had a wonderful time. The projects are so beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win all those goodies.

Laura Ferdal said...

I would love to win this prize. I love attending concerts - the tickets are expensive else I would gone to every single one of them!

merryorganic@gmail dot com

Susan said...

I love Rebekah Smith work! Can hardly wait for her book!

Gale said...

What is wonderful about your trip to Ohio is that it makes me want to go! Would love to win! Thanks.

Dirt Road Primitives said...

Oh what a wonderful giveaway.... Hum my favorite on Ohio trip would be, I got yo go on Saturday and shop :)...


mlhummy said...

Being from Ohio myself, I can attest to Peninsula being the perfect setting for your event. :) Lovely pictures. :)

Kathy Davis said...

I loved the entire slide show, but my favorite was the rug hooking.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Your RS project turned out lovely. She is a sweetie, isn't she? And SO TALENTED!!!
Great give-away but don't enter me. I have that issue of EAL and I probably would not get around using those sweet trims.
Hugs :)

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Oh My ~ such a busy creative soul that's always on the go!!! What a wonderful place to sit back and stitch and be greeted by a beautiful friend!!! Then to go to a Who concert ~ you are lucky!!! I haven't been to a concert in years ~ I bet it was AWESOME!!!
So sweet of you to think about us on your travels and pick up some lovely treasures along the way ~ I'd love to be entered in!!!

Faye said...

So generous of you Patti.... I've always wanted to try making a Rebekah design.... This one in the magazine actually looks small to mid-sized... Something I'd actually like to make... All the goodies look inviting and would love the chance at them.... Your monthly pieces are so inspiring.... Keep it up!

Chris said...

I looked forward to each of the posting regarding the Ohio trip and I was always impressed with what you had to share. Thank you for offering this giveaway.

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

I love birds, so the mourning dove visiting you was wonderful! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @

Nancy said...

It was nice to meet you at the retreat Patti. I had such a nice time. It was great to see your pictures of the trip. You were able to stop at some nice places on your way there a home again. Hope to see you again. Nancy P.