Friday, May 6, 2016

I'm back!

I'm back after a fabulous week at From Our Hands ~ Creative in Peninsula, Ohio! 
I spent two days at home and work and then it was a quick two day trip down to my parents' home. Now I am back for a few weeks and can share all the fun that has been going on :)

I had to revisit a few of my discoveries from last year.
Maumee Antique Mall with 2.75 acres of antiques was a must see again.

I found a few antique treasures on this trip - all sewing related.

I loved this collection of antique mother of pearl buttons that someone took the time to sew onto a quilt and the price was right!

I was so thrilled to pull up to Mabel & Ethels's Quilt Shoppe and see the banner that they are featured in the newest issue of Quilt Sampler magazine! It wasn't out yet, but I can't wait to read the article!

They will be offering a tuffet class soon and look at the fabulous painted featherweight machines in the background!

The store was as beautiful as I remembered it and Mabel & Ethel are still just as sweet!!!

I think that their wool section might have grown...

And they are still packaging their fat quarters so beautifully!

Loved their t-shirts - gotta love some "me" time and some M&E time too!
I wish that they were closer! 
The t-shirt came home with me along with some fabric and patterns, but I realize now that I didn't take a picture!

After visiting with Mabel & Ethel, it was time to head the final leg to Peninsula.

The next morning it was time for my first class...

"Chalkware Cat" Sewing Caddy with Rebekah L. Smith.

I love the little pocket that Rebekah designed for the back.

It was such fun to take the class with so many friends ~ both old & new!

I was so happy that this year, several of my Bittersweet Sisters were able to join me!
(Nicki you were missed terribly!)

Aren't those big windows wonderful? Perfect natural sunlight for stitching!

Our morning class was over way too soon, 
But I did make a bit of progress on my kitty.

There is a lot more to share and at the end I will have a little giveaway so be sure to stay tuned...

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
~James 5:16

Blessings, Patti


Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

So glad you had a good time, that room is perfect with all that natural light and banks of windows!
I see some familiar faces there myself. Can't wait For more photos!

Marilyn said...

The shops look fabulous.
What great treasures.
Love the old buttons.
The Chalk Cat project is too cute.
Thanks for sharing your adventures with us.

WoolenSails said...

I wish I could have taken that class, I love the cat, would love to make that one.
Great finds, always fun to shop in other areas.


Mugwump Woolies said...

Love the Chalkware kitty!!! What a wonderful room with all that lovely light! Anxious to see all your goodies.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

What fun! The shops will go on my list as places to visit if ever in that area. Love the buttons and you're kitty is looking great!

Rebekah Smith said...

It was so great seeing you again! Thank you for making the trip for our event! I always enjoy your wanderings.

kelley said...

the class looks fabulous! just love that kitty design too...and the buttons are to swoon for...I live about an hour away from where the fun was, maybe next year...thanks for sharing as always...