Sunday, March 24, 2024

Country Sampler Spring Soiree

Neither rain, nor snow, nor dark of night…the snow almost kept us at home. We delayed our start and ventured east to Spring Green, Wisconsin this weekend. Country Sampler had their Spring Soiree and Stacy Nash was there as their special guest.

The shop was all decked out for spring.

After an afternoon of shopping followed by visiting and stitching in the classroom, we headed to Mt. Horeb for dinner with friends. Perfect day!

Before heading home on Saturday, we stopped at Lynn’s of Madison. They always have a great linen selection. Their framed models are so inspiring.

Now, back to reality!

Sunday, March 10, 2024

A Day with the Primitive Hare

My Partners in Crime (PICs) and I spent a lovely day yesterday at Welcome Stitchery in Blue Earth, MN with Isobel Argante from the Primitive Hare. The Primitive Hare is a cross stitch designer from northern Italy. Her friend and model stitcher, Elisabetta, came with her. They had been at the Nashville Needlework Market and then came to Minnesota for two days of classes before returning to Italy.

We had such a fun day. Isobel is just delightful and very funny. She brought a large trunk show of models with her.

We received two special designs, both Minnesota themed! The loon design was kitted for us on Isobel’s Boleyn linen with DMC. Additional linen was available for purchase for the Minnesota design.

Such a great opportunity to meet Isobel!