Thursday, May 25, 2017

From Our Hands ~ Creative *The End & A LIttle Giveaway*


In addition to the wonderful vendors of The Mercantile,
we also spent the day surrounded by so much inspiration stitching.
Pretty flowers on every table.


Rebekah's beautiful ribbons making my heart sing.


My Bittersweet Stitching Sister, Linda made wonderful progress on her darling bunny.


Here are many of the bunny makers and their inspirational teacher, Lori Ann.


I had a little finish myself - Robin on Egg from a Lori Ann class in Ohio last year.


Although not finished at the Needle In, Mom finished her sweet bag shortly after.


And I finished mine a week after Mom.


Lori Ann and Rebekah are such gracious hosts and even had door prizes for us.
Although Mom and I didn't win, we were excited that Bittersweet Stitching Sister, Linda did.


And we were tickled that our new friend, Kim won this sweet little pinkeep made by Lori Ann!

You have been so kind to let me share our adventure and have left so many sweet comments.
Now here is where you can join in the fun:


A little giveaway for: a back issue of Early American Life handed out at the Mercantile, some fun fabric I picked up at Back Door Quilts, a beeswax heart and DMC from Rebekah's booth, and some wonderful ribbon by Lori Ann Corelis.

This giveaway is open to all. Either leave a comment on this post or send an email to pgagliardi9@hotmail.com with "FOH Giveaway" in the subject line and tell me:
What project are you working on this month?
I will pick a winner on Thursday, June 1st using random.org.

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free.
But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 
For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command:
“Love your neighbor as yourself.”
~Galatians 5:13-14

Blessings, Patti

51 comments:

cucki said...

Aww everything is so cute ..I love the robin on egg pin cushion so much ..so cute
And the bunny is super sweet
Big hugs and love x

Donna G. said...

What beautiful projects. Aren't stitching retreats/events such fun? Let's see, what project am I working on? How about what projectS am I working on! I just finished cross-stitching a patriotic ornament (Heartstring Samplery) and am getting ready to do the finishing work. I also have 4 other cross-stitching projects that I am working on.....and I am chomping at the bit to start a new pattern!

marie said...

What fun to attend a workshop like that. Would love to try some of the ribbons in my rugs.

Colleen said...

Patti,
I love all your posts of your unique and personalized finishes. You have a great eye! I feel like I am at each of the workshops you attend and the stores you visit. I hope I can make it to one of the FOH workshops someday!
Colleen

Rugs and Pugs said...

Lori and Rebekah are two of the sweetest women you will ever meet!
I am working on binding my scrappy crosses rug, hooking on my little horse mat and will soon get back to hooking on my Cedar Lakes class rug!
Thanks for the chance to win.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Vicki Jo said...

What an amazing and generous giveaway! And thanks for the great photos! Right now I am making a quilt from Sunbonnet Sue blocks that my Greatgrandmother made years before I was born. It will be a birthday gift for my adult daughter. The blocks are made of feedsack fabric -- the girls are mounted on bleached muslin feedsacks -- you can see the words on some of the blocks! Thanks for the opportunity to take part in your giveaway.

Jacqueline said...

Great post. Love being taken along on your travels. And thanks for a chance at your very generous giveaway.

old crow said...

Someday I hope to go to one of those lovely From Our Hands Show.! The Pacific Northwest is so far!! Thank you so very much for sharing your lovely pictures!! I really enjoyed them! Also so very sweet of you to offer such a fun giveaway! Enjoy your stitching!
Hugs,
Mona

Edwina said...

Great giveaway. Enjoy your blog on the From Our Hands Show. I went a few years ago and loved it so much. Couldn't go this year but I felt like I was there with your great pictures. Thanks for sharing. Right now I am working on Stacy Nash's animal crackers Monroe pattern. Turning out so cute.

Edwina

3millplainrd said...

Thank you for a generous give-away. I've been reading my Mom's Early American Life for years.

Linda said...

What wonderful projects The bunny and robin with egg are really sweet Projects are many but learning how to make ring corsages right now Please enter me in your giveaway and Thanks for the chance to enter

linda m

JoAnne Reynolds said...

Thank you Patti, I love your site! I have it on my FAVES. I love your pictures from Our Hands show I'm unable to attend but your made me feel like I was there. I also LOVE your pictures with your MOM, how special to share those memories with her you are both so talented!

I'm working on Stacey Nash's LOVE LETTERS, a special 25th wedding anniversary heart filled with lavender for my Son and his lovely wife. Thank you for your thoughtful give-away just hoping.:) JoAnne

Gale said...

Just love reading your blog. I almost feel like I'm there. I'm working on a lot of things - just finishing up, but my main thing is working on the Country Sampler Girl's Club Peacock Peacock Needle Keep by Stacy Nash. Thanks for your generous give away.

Kurt Schindler said...


I just finished a small wool appliqué quilt/wall hanging. It is based on a Cheri Payne pattern. I have about 7 other projects (mostly quilting) that are in different stages of completion.

Thanks for letting us join you on your retreat. It was so much fun. Some day I hope to be able to attend.

Thanks for the chance to win.
Charlotte

kelley said...

I am working on a large hooked rug...out of my comfort zone colors...the retreat looked wonderful..

capecodgirl565 said...

What a great giveaway, and boy howdee would I love to win that! I am working on Fraktur Flowers by La-D-Da, and enjoying it immensely. Won't be long before it is finished.

Prims By The Water said...

Would love to be entered into your giveaway. Currently working on goodies for my Americana themed Summertime Christmas trees. Janice

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I am working on a hooked Santa.

QuiltGranma said...

currently working on a double Irish Chain for 98 yr old mother in law. Also have at least 5 quilts going in 1800's reprints. Two of them are English Paper Piecing, hexagon, and a tumbling blocks. Then there is the Log Cabin, Tumbler, and little red 9-patches which finish at 3", out of over 20 different red prints set with bleached muslin.

LD said...

It was so good seeing you and meeting your mom. I just finished my little pincushion I started with Stacy Nash. I am getting the hang of cross stitching and I am loving it. Working on a second Nash pattern this month.

--Linda

annie said...

I loved all the photos, and those bunnies, just wonderful.
Loved the robin, and those fabulous bags!
Glad your friends won!
I am trying to work on Cheri's Friendship Group baskets.
It, uhum, is not going so well.
But it is going just a bit, smile.

Marilyn said...

Cute projects.
Thanks for sharing more pics.
I would love to enter your giveaway.
I am currently working on a Patriotic Wool piece for a friend's B-Day in July, and cross stitching a Patriotic flag freebie.
Marilyn

denise said...

everything is beautiful!let's see i"m working on LHN Long May She Wave,a hat for my baby granddaughter ans some wool applique in between

susan hemann said...

thank you so much for sharing all the wonderful pictures from the show, I have been wanting to go for so long unfortunately I'm in a wheel chair. I used to go to shows with my mother all the time, miss her dearly. I make dolls and other things. Right now I'm in the process of making the white witch from The Lion the Witch and The Magic Wardrobe. I have other projects in the works. Have been a prim lover since I was a child.

Barb said...

What a great retreat. To think,we met at the first one. Working on a wool table runner for a shower gift. HAS TO BE DONE SOON!

pj said...

Sweet Patti! Looks like you were definitely in your element! Lovely projects and great teachers. Thanks for a giveaway from your experience. I just finished Flag Folk by Notforgotten Farm and moving on to stitch. WTNT exclusive that is a patriotic finish! Ready for some summer weather here tho.

Mary Margaret said...

How nice!! Looks like you had a great time.
Im working on a cross stitch SAL sponsored by a LNS in Australia. I love it!

Kathy B. said...

Patti- I enjoy reading your blog since you attend so many events and retreats that I would love to go to. How lucky you are to have your mom who shares the same interests as you. I am always working on several projects by Maggie Bonanomi (love your little twists on her creations as well.) I am also a member of the Rebekah stitch along mystery on Facebook for 2017 (I still need to complete last year's.) Thank you for a chance to win you give away.

Kim said...

Looks like you had an amazing time! I'm actually working on Rebekah's Facebook mystery wool project. I did the one last year as well and loved it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Simple Pleasure said...

Patti,
I so enjoy "coming along" on your stitching adventures! What a blessing it is to share this needlework journey with Mother.
At present, I am stitching a Quaker, Christmas pattern and so enjoying myself.
Thank you for the giveaway...
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Jonette said...

Thanks for posting pics of the show. I am working on finishing the Rebekah Smith mystery SAL from last year.

Krissy B. said...

Thank you for sharing your adventure. I'm waiting for Rebekah's new book to arrive. Right now I'm working on a Pineberry Lane applique called Chums and a stitching piece by Notforgotten Farm. You inspire me to create a bit every day.

Kathy H said...

I have really enjoyed your posts over the past few days. The projects were wonderful and gave me some extra inspiration. Right now I am working on a small table topper for my son who is in the navy.

Cheryl Reeves said...

So enjoyed seeing so much inspiration. thank you for sharing.

Phyllis said...

Thank you for sharing your posts. Looks like a wonderful group with awesome teachers. I am working on a table topper right now in between gardening. Have a wonderful day.

Carlie said...

What fun, sure wish I could do something like that! I will be working on a wool pincushion and pinkeep for an antique wooden basket I found at Goodwill! I love the giveaway, thanks for the chance to win and sharing your great workshop.

Stella L. Doyon said...

Love reading your blog and where you've been.

Deb Futa said...

What fun that you and your mom could do this together. These are all fabulous artists.

I'm working on a Maggie B piece right now and loving it.

Diane H said...

Thank you for showing all the beautiful projects. It is always a pleasure to read your blog posts. I am madly trying to finish a couple of cross stitch on linen pieces for a friend's birthday gift in June. laura84watt(at)gmail(dot)com

Renee G said...

I am not sure what project I will be working on this summer--- I plan on going through my closet of projects this weekend and seeing what inspires me. rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

Pamela said...

what a great trip you and your mom had! And all the wonderful projects are to die for. Working on a few cross stitch pieces currently but would love to get into some wool pieces. Thanks for sharing your adventures and thank you for the chance for your giveaway.
Pam

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Hi Patti....Looks like a Fun Filled time with LOTS of inspiration was had by all.
I am currently working on one of Maggie Bonanomi's small pin cushions... She calls them 'Pyramids'. Am hoping to have a bunch to share with friends.
Love to have a chance on your giveaway...
Folk Art Hugs,
Barb

C Reeder PhxAz said...

I am working on Christmas Garden by Blackbird Designs and Love Is The Tie That Binds from LaDDa. Enjoying both of them very much. Would love to win your giveaway. Thanks so much for sharing.

Kathy L. said...

What a wonderful weekend! Would love to go someday. I am always so inspired by your posts. I am cross stitching as much as I can several projects going. (2 of them are Stacy's) thank you for sharing!

Paula DiMattei said...

Don't you just love Rebekah's work. I am working on Rebekah's mystery SAL. And I'm working on Missie Carpenter's Gardens of a King quilt. Her design is just wonderful. I think you might enjoy her designs. Check out Traditional Primitives.

p.dimattei@comcast.net

Gayle said...

Those ribbons are so gorgeous! What fun to see all the cute bunnies made - great class! I'm working on a hooked rug and a small quilt at the moment. Seeems there's never enough hours in each day!

Mary A said...

I have joined Rebekah's Facebook mystery stitch group! Until I can go to From Your Hands, I make do with online participation. Thanks for posting the lovely pictures.

Carol Iverson said...

I love all your wonderful projects, and your work is exquisite! I am currently working on "Ode to the Ort Basket" by Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle and Thread. I'm hoping to do a few for gifts.

Karen McMahon said...

I love all the projects you showed. It must have been an incredible experience. I am working on a scrappy 9 patch quilt to display on the wall in my kitchen.

Dirt Road Primitives said...

Oh darn I jumped in too late what a fun giveaway.....

Blessings
Rhonda

Vicki Jo said...

Did you do the drawing on June 1? Who won?