I am home from the most incredibly wonderful vacation I ever had. I didn't take a plane or a train or leave the country. Just took a 5 hour ride to meet my friends Siobhan and Melissa in Delaware. What a wonderful time we had. I arrived there last Wednesday and stayed till Monday. I should have wrote a blog update sooner but I had to come home and get right back to work.
On Saturday we met up with Lisa from Primitive Needle, she drove all the way from Ohio to meet with us, what a sweetheart she is. So friendly and just one of the girls. We drove all together to our next stop and there was never a moment of silence. We just yakked the whole way and it was fantastic. I got to show her my Near Halloween that she designed, I was so thrilled that I could show her my work. I just love her designs and have lots of them just waiting to be stitched. We then drove to Kathy Barrick's (Carriage House Sampling) house. OMG what a treat. I had met her before but to actually be invited to her lovely home was just unreal. Thank you Siobhan especially for setting this up for us. You are the Da Bomb girlfriend. What a treat at Kathy's house, she also invited Carol (from Samplerfarm) who I have always wanted to meet. Her stitching is so fabulous. Also there was Joanne Ambrose another great stitching lady. They both stitch lots of Kathy's designs. Both of them are just the nicest ladies and I just had so much fun talking with them. Kathy set us up a lovely brunch, and everything was so nice. Siobhan took us for a tour of her home which I am still in awe over. Her home is so filled with lovely things, so many gorgeous antiques, it was like stepping into one of her very lovely samplers.
We had such a blast and Kathy's husband took a picture of us all piled onto her bed. LOL That was so much fun.
From left to right, thats our Siobhan then me, then Joanne, Carol, Lisa, Kathy, and Melissa. Kathy is such a dear she has 2 of her own small dogs and she was doggysitting Anne from Goode Huswifes two little doggies and thats one of them in the picture. They were so sweet and friendly. They enjoyed all of us there too and were so friendly.
Afterwards a visit to Kathy's studio we got to see the work that has been done so far on Christmas of Hawk Run Hollow. Oh my what a lovely piece, I can't wait to get it. It is just so lovely. We even got to help pick out a frame for it. We also got to check out her lovely jewelry making studio and some of the most beautiful pieces she has made that I have ever seen. They were incredible.
After that we all went out to dinner together and that was more fun talking and just having a great time together. From there we went to Strawberry Sampler which was almost ready to close, we got there in time. Lisa was having a trunk show there so we all piled in to the store to check that out.
If you are in the area, you have to check out Lisa's trunk show, its just fabulous. I want to stitch everyone of her designs.
It was so difficult to say good bye to all these wonderful talented ladies. I had a great day one that I will never forget.
I have so much more to tell you about our weekend but I will save some for the next post. Still need to take some stash pictures too. Whoohooo