Wednesday, October 6, 2010

On The Road Again

My car is loaded up and I'm almost ready to leave for Country Sampler in Spring Green, WI. Barb and I are teaching a quilt and cross stitch class. We will be gone for 4 days.

I wanted to write a quick note and say don't give up on this blog! I know there hasn't been much excitement here on-line but I will have more time to post after quilt market. (Oct. 30)

Barb and I had a great time in Park City, UT. We were there for the Shepherd's Bush retreat. The small sewing tray pictured above was our class project. Just the right place to keep your scissors and other small sewing items. The frame is from Sharon Crescent's line. (Crescent Colours) The silk floss is from Thread Gatherer.

The small quilt above is one of our Country Sampler projects. It's perfect for a winter table or hung on the wall. We also give a sewing guide for a much larger quilt.


The small sampler above is the cross stitch project for the retreat.

Hope you are enjoying this lovely weather. Great time to get out and walk and collect acorns and autumn leaves!

Until later,

Alma

47 comments:

  1. is the 'two souls, one heart' graph available for purchase?

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  2. I am soooo envious of the ladies who get to attend your retreats ... all your cross stitch projects are just amazing and I really adore the one for the Country Sampler weekend. Hope it is a great trip for you two.

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  3. The retreat sounds lovely and the quilt is wonderful! Love your two new stitching projects as well!

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  4. I am also wondering if the xstitch projects will be available in the near future to purchase? Beautiful ! I heard Park city was fabulous from the blogs . All the lucky ladies!Hav fun in Wisconsin!

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  5. I am also so envious, can not wait till I retire so I can join the ladies in these retreats. HUGS MARY

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  6. Hope you have a wonderful trip to Wisconsin - you should have perfect weather.

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  7. Gorgeous!!!! The retreat was so much fun, I am so glad I got to go.

    Love the piece for the Country Sampler class too. Keeping my fingers crossed it will be out at Market in February ;-).

    I am working away on AotH, two more blocks and I am caught up again. I will send you a picture when I have it done.

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  8. It's all very pretty!

    Enjoy your trip!

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  9. Gorgeous samplers!! and lucky attendees at your classes, wish I could do your class too :))

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  10. These projects are all beautiful. Will the patterns be available to purchase at a later date? I hope?

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  11. Really hope you will make the Country Sampler cross stitch project available as a pattern for those of us who cannot attend. You will be in Wisconsin at exactly the perfect time to enjoy the fall colors and the wonderful fall weather. A little brisk, but crisp and clear. Have a great time!

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  12. To clarify, I'm specifically interested in the Country Sampler cross-stitch sampler project, although the other project done in UT is also very pretty.

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  13. Love Two Souls One Heart!
    Happy trails to you on your trip to WI.
    Be safe

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  14. Lovely Projects!
    Can't wait to get to the Country Sampler! See you in a few days!

    Blessings, Patti

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  15. Wonderful Projects! I enjoyed speaking with you at the Shepherd's Bush Retreat and am looking forward to starting my class project soon!

    I am about halfway done with my Where My Heart Blooms that I was stitching at retreat. When I finish, I'll be sure to send you a photo!

    Safe travels to Country Sampler!

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  16. Have a lot of fun this weekend. Love the projects in this blog!

    Nice greetings,
    Willeke
    the Netherlands

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  17. Have fun at the Country Sampler,
    wish I could be there with you.
    Will the little quilt be available
    for us later on? It is lovely.
    Ronnie

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  18. Oh it's so unfair. Why don't you ever come to my neck of the woods to teach? And next year you won't be teaching. :( I love love love these projects for your retreat! Wish I could go....

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  19. Hope you're ready for the screaming at Country Sampler! We are so going to love making these projects!

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  20. Put me in the group that wish they could be in Wisconsin. I really, really wanted to go but due to unexpected extensive health issues of a coworker (he is due to recover) I could not take time off from work.
    Alma, we love everything you do!
    Angie

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  21. Ohh I love both projects the quilt is beautiful, I really like the stitched pictures, thank-you for sharing.
    Have a safe trip, we await your next blog.
    Catherine

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  22. I love these new patterns.Lots of love.Couson

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  23. looking forward to seeing that quilt pattern!

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  24. I love everything! Enjoy your time away.
    Hugs, Diane

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  25. Your blog is never boring. Even if you feel there is not much,we just wait in anticipation because we know that here is genius going on behind the scenes.
    Have great fun at Country Sampler, I am planning my own trip there a week from Friday.

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  26. Seus bordados são maravilhosos
    Venha me visitar:
    www.cafecomretalhos.blogspot.com
    Beijos

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  27. What beautiful projects! Have a great time on our trip.

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  28. Enjoy your trip to Spring Green and Country Sampler. Visited the shop for the first time last month, and fell in love with it. So many things so little time.
    I love the projects you will be sharing, and I am going to echo the others request "are the stitcheries going to be available for purchase?" I need, yes, need the tray; an answer to keeping the dogs away from my needle and threads. Thank you.

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  29. Have you been sneaking in my living room?? I have been collecting acorns, and believe me there are plenty for our squirrel friends!! I would never give up on this blog, I will keep checking in, and be delited whenever you have time to pop back. You gals are certainly busy with quilting, cross stitch, teaching, traveling, getting books out, .... hello - maybe your own families?!! whew! Don't know how you do it all!!
    Love both the charts, especially the first one, is it gonna be in the new book? I know you will have fun at Country Sampler! Hurry Back!!

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  30. How I wanted to see you at the SB retreat. We were staying at the resort next door. Your project was darling!
    Be safe on your journey's.

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  31. I so enjoy each and every project you share with us on your blog. That little quilt is wonderful!
    Travel safe and hurry back. We will be here.

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  32. Have a nice teaching trip !!
    Waiting for the end of October to received a lot of news from you !!!

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  33. Have a great retreat! Your work is always so uplifting! I am working on Under the Friendship Tree from a recent book of yours...it is very nearly done and will be a Christmas gift!

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  34. Tout est merveilleux, c'est le paradis des rêves.
    Merci Sarah (belgique)

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  35. really this is a great design...this is looking very pretty.i am so enjoyed with your project..

    Thanks for advertise your project..

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  36. I LOVE the charts for your retreats. Are they for purchase?

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  37. I hope your travels go well and that it's all an invigorating and enriching experience!

    That said, I would be thrilled to bits if your retreat/teaching piece were made available for sale so the rest of us poor shmucks who can't make the retreat could stitch them, particularly the first one.

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  38. Alma,

    Can you please contact me about setting up a purchasing account for your books?

    Thanks!
    Jenni Campbell
    jennifer@toughtofindbooks.com

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  39. very beautiful !!! have a good day, kisses from FRANCE !

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  40. Thanks for taking the time to post to your blog. It is so inspiring I always check it and it is NEVER boring! Love all the pictures too. Have a great time at Country Sampler.

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  41. Love your new items...especially the sampler cross-stitch for your upcoming retreats...envy abound of those who have come/gone/stitched!

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  42. Alma, have fun !! As I write this, I've just finished the little tray from the SB retreat and it looks so cute !! I have my little pincushion all finished too and just need a pair or cute scissors to go with everything :-)

    I hope you enjoyed your time in Denver with your daughter...

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  43. hi, i really, really like your designs and i would love to make the small quilt you have featured in this blog entry! Are you going to release it as a pattern or in a book? Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  44. I love the project made at the Shepherd's Bush retreat - Two Souls One Heart. I hope you release that one for purchase. It would be at the top of my list for Christmas for sure.

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  45. I love your quilt ! I will look after your new book !

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  46. My sister-in-law, Etta McFarland, attended the Shepherd's Bush Retreat recently and mentioned the silver border inset on the framed tray you have pictured. Could you tell me what you call the silver strip/edging on the inside of the frame near the insert, and where can I purchase this? Absolutely beautiful, and the idea of attaching drawer pulls to the frame is more than just a clever idea!!!!

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