Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Boxwood&Berries~Day 2

Another day in paradise!
On Day 2 we were greeted with Stacy's kit to construct our sewing basket.
In the front is Stacy's finished example. The redwork pieces in the back are the next Stacy Nash Country Sampler Club Kit that we got to take home with us! Woohoo!
Stacy had a little trunk show of her newest designs including her new Christmas patterns and her sampler commemorating her time at Notforgotten Farm. Of course all the designs went home with me ;) We had great fun putting the basket together and were surprised at Stacy's fun and easy technique.
Today on our lunch break we took a ride to the Woodshed - a sweet aptly named antique shop down a lovely scenic road from Spring Green. I forgot to take a photo of my purchase and will have to share it later...
It was such a treat to get the chance to visit with three lovely ladies from the Netherlands that attended B&B this year! Nel (stitcher extraordinaire), Liezbeth (cross stitch designer and owner of a cross stitch shop), me :), and Els (quilt designer - take a peek at her blog for more on Boxwood & Berries from her perspective!)
After class today, we took a lovely walk through the neighborhood to the incredible home of Ruth Haas! WOW! Once I walked in, I never wanted to leave! I tried to edit the number of photos to share here, but I just couldn't cut out any of these...
This lovely corner was the first thing I saw when I walked in the door. My heart was immediately taken!
Aren't these the best breadboards?!
I think that the buttery was my favorite room in the house!
Lovely views in every corner.
Isn't this the perfect vignette for a bathroom? I love each and every item :)
Ruth's house was so peaceful and calm. Lovely antiques, but absolutely liveable and wonderfully edited so that you can appreciate the beauty of each item.
I dragged my feet as I just didn't want to leave...
Do you see the witch's feet hanging down in the chimney?
Thank you ever so much Ruth for your kindness and generosity of opening your home to so many strangers and letting us wander each and every room!
and just think... Boxwood & Berries is only half over!
So much more yet to come...
Blessings, Patti


MoonBeam said...


TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh, oh, OH!! I love each of Stacy's designs and you had me drooling from the get-go....But Ruth's home - oh Ruth's HOME!!! I absolutely am smitten! It should be featured in one of Judy Condon's or someone's book somewhere!! What wonderful collections and displays - but so unfettered and calming....I'd have locked myself in a closet somewhere!! Thanks so much for sharing - and if you have more photos of her home, we'd love to see those too!!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Raymond Homestead said...

Her home is wonderful! Love how everything is displayed! I so appreciate you sharing your trip with us all!

annie said...

All of this is fabulous! I love the sewing piece, and my oh my, Ruth's house. No wonder you didn't want to leave! Wow! I would love to see more too!

La Donna Welter said...

Congrats on being published in Prims!!!

Berit said...

Just Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Jo Ann said...

Patti, you are such a tease. Showing us the next Stacy club piece. I want mine now too. I love all of Stacy's designs and cannot wait to get my hands on the newest one out. Ruth's house is awesome. I especially loved the buttery. My sweety and I are planning on building one in what is now our formal dining room which we do not use. Love your blog. Happiness, Jo Ann