I started a new post back on Friday, January 12 from Mesa, Arizona. I was trying to post from my iPad, but my iPad and blogger don't like each other (they only get along when the post is short with no more than one picture!) So, I scrapped the post and thought I would update the blog when I got home.
Things went quickly south while in Mesa. I came down with a massive cold Since I really wasn't enjoying myself and I'm sure my tablemates didn't appreciate me being there, I skipped the last day of the Symposium and came home on Sunday morning. I have been sick ever since. I just can't seem to get rid of the cough and the congestion. Needless to say, I haven't felt much like blogging much less stitching. Despite this, I decided it was time to post an update today. If you will oblige me, I'm going to pick up where I left off on January 12!
I love to travel, it’s in my blood. On Thursday, January 11, my son brought me to the airport well in advance of my flight. I had time to just sit and enjoy the excitement and anticipation of being at the airport.
It was not so nice outside. Cold (10 degrees) and snowing. The airport was working hard to keep the runways cleared.
Three hours later I was in a warmer place. Where might I be?
I’m here for the Attic’s annual Sampler Symposium. Spent time at the Attic this morning admiring their models and oohing and aahing over the various linens available. The Attic has wonderful linens to choose from. I purchased some 46ct from Lakeside Linen which I am anxious to try.
Their walls are filled with so many stitched models of samplers.
The Christmas corner looked great too!
I love this red sampler - I think it's a design from Long Dog. The multiplication table below it is from Kathy Barrick.
I really like the sample in the middle of this photo too (stitched with blue thread).
Wonderful collection of models from Carriage House, Blackbird Designs, Chessie and Me and more...
Of course, Houses of Hawk Run Hollow and Village of Hawk Run Hollow caught me eye. It was kind of like playing "Eye Spy"!
My primary reason for visiting the Attic and attending their Sampler Symposium was to meet Nicola Parkman from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. These are the two models of the Uffindal sisters.
More Hands Across the Sea models...
Nicola had also brought along some of the original samplers, as well as some of their upcoming Nashville releases!
Friday was a good day! I spent about two hours or so mulling around the Attic. The Sampler Symposium would start at 5pm on Friday evening and I was really looking forward to it!