Friday, November 06, 2015

Ranch Weekend

Spending a stitching weekend at the Ranch in Range, WI. We arrived yesterday afternoon and will stay through Sunday afternoon.

There are eleven of us here. We've each got our own stitching nest.

Stitching, sewing, crocheting...a number of the stitchers are finishing; I'll try to share some of those pictures with you tomorrow.

We eat well when we are here. Tonight we had pork roast with mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans. Homemade rolls and a delicious salad rounded out the menu.

There's a beautiful sampler that hangs above the fireplace in the dining room. My friend Chris stitched it a few years back. The sampler was featured in The Gift of Stitching magazine. It was a monthly installment for a full year. Each month featured stitches from a different part of the world.

Here's another treasure. The homeowner's mother-in-law designed it and won a ribbon at the fair in 1912. (Not sure if it was the county fair or state fair, but the piece was made in 1912!)

A similar piece that she found in a nearby shop more recently...

We're going to have dessert pie ala mode.

Back to stitching!



Mary said...

Fun! Looks cozy. I'm taking a beginner hardanger lesson tomorrow - scary!

Margaret said...

I too stitched that sampler and it is hanging on my wall. Lovely to see another.

Marilyn said...

Oh, this looks like a cozy place to stitch.
The food looks great too!
Have fun!
Can't wait to see pics.

Stasi said...

Looks like the beginnings of a wonderful weekend! Hope you get lots accomplished while enjoying time with fellow "addicts"!

Vickie said...

What fun! And what inspiration surrounding you there!

Berit said...

Wow!!! It would be so wonderful to attend something like this! My favorite is that black, red, and green piece from 1912!!! It is gorgeous! Is it a table topper? Are they made with wools?

Ann said...

This sounds like heaven! Picture me green with envy.

Khristine Doiron said...

What a cozy looking spot! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Barb said...

Beautiful things and good food, A great combination!