Sunday, June 9, 2013

Classes and Stash from Celebrations of Needlework

Last month I attended Celebrations of Needlework in NH and promised to share pics of my classes and my stash enhancements.  I have just gotten through a very busy month so sorry for the delay.
The first class I signed up for was Woodland Forest box and accessories.  Since I signed up for this on site I didn't get the prework done but it didn't matter.  The class focused on finishing the inside of the box.  We lined the base with a beautiful plaid fabric and make the top pillowed portion.  I cannot get over how easy it is to make things look so polished.  Thank you to Pam Reed for her excellent instruction and preparedness.  She was wonderful!

Next I took this Barbara Jackson class titled Sylvan Scenes basket.  If any of you know Barbara, we spent a good deal of class time basting and I did manage to get part of the house stitched.  The bands go around the inside of the basket and are all tent stitch and cross stitch over one.  This project will be a doozy but the silks are luscious and I look forward to continuing this piece.  Look at that lovely basket. 

Here's my stash.  First from Rosewood Manor this lovely chart is a must stitch.  I saw the chart when it was first released on the internet but once I saw the fabric the model was stitched on I had to have it.  The fabric is from Fabric flair and is printed with honeycomb. Too Cute!!

Next, Scandinavian Stitches.  One of my favorite booths.  I bought two chart books for the Alphabet Samplers one is Spring Themed and the other is Summer.  I also got the flower threads to stitch them and check out the felted heart pin cushion.  Just darling!

Gloriana silk ribbons.  I have an idea for some silk ribbon embroidery and thought these colors would work perfectly.  Time will tell!!

Keslyn's had this limited edition Ort kit.  Who doesn't need an ort jar??

Celebrations Exclusive Kit from Rosewood Manor.  This one was neatly packed in a tea cup.  Too Clever.  Couldn't leave without that cute little birdy tea cup!

Fabric, Scissors, Wool Applique Oh My!  So many choices so little funds.

Needlebook kit by Julie Norton and a sampler I have been eyeing as a SAL for quite some time.   It's A Maryland Sampler by Heart's Ease. 
 
There were a couple of other things that I got from Inspired Needle (LOVE those girls) and Olde Colonial Designs.  I am stitching up the one's from Olde Colonial and thought I would show them in another post.
 
I hope you enjoyed the eye candy.  I am heading to my stitching nest to cross some x's and grab some peace of mind.  Have a wonderful evening and Happy Stitching!

22 comments:

PegC said...

too beautiful. Every time I say "no more stash" I'm foolish enough to read a post like this! Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Great new stash Nataly. I love the colors of the floss.

Linda

Penny said...

Loved seeing your class projects! And as for your stash enhancement - WOW! :) Love that cute little ort jar!

Pat Matejcek said...

Nataly
I love it all!! The ort jar is adorable. I love the lined box. The threads are beautiful... I am so jealous, I wish I could go to one... We never have anything around here anymore....

Chris said...

Looks like you had an amazing time at Celebrations. Great classes and wonderful stash.
I hope that you are having a great summer!

Barb said...

Oh my Oh my, got to go find a wipe for the keyboard (drooling over your stash ) . How wonderful to be able to attend something like that. Enjoy it all and share with us the finished products. Now I am a delicate shade of green I am going down the garden to frighten the neighbours lol.

Vickie said...

Wow! Good for you. Hope you have a more relaxing schedule ahead.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Loved seeing all of your great finds, Nataly! Inspired Needle is one of my local shops.

Stitchinowl said...

It sounds like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing the photos. Enjoy all of your new stash!
Carolyn

pam said...

looks like some great projects. If we only had time to stitch them all:)

butterfly said...

Love all your stash you are going to have some fun.

Mary said...

Great additions to your stash, Nataly. Enjoy it all.

I'm hoping to get to Celebrations next year....fingers crossed

Jackie said...

You made fantastic stash choices! The inside of your box is wonderful. Plaid is not very forgiving - your stripes are perfectly straight.

Myra said...

Your box looks great. Looks like you picked up some great stash at Celebrations.

Meari said...

Wow, that's some amazing stash. Sounds like a fun time.

Catherine said...

Great projects and wow ~ love all the stash!

Bekca said...

This certainly is eye candy! Thank you for sharing pics of your great stash enhancement, I look forward to seeing which project you tackle first :)
Best wishes.

Carol said...

What a great bunch of goodies, Nataly! I'll bet you can hardly wait until the next Celebrations event...

Anna van Schurman said...

Love that basket! I used to attend Celebration when my parents lived in southern NH. I think I'm going to have to get back there.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Wonderful new stash! Love the basket. Very nice!

Maggee said...

My stitching buddy went to Nashua too, but I only see one project you have in common! There must have been OODLES of vendors, because she had entirely different stash too! Love yours! The threads and ribbons will make such pretty niceties! Enjoy!

Marsha said...

What a beautiful bunch of stitchy goodness.