summer time

summer is here and sometimes fitting in a day of stitching gets harder. gardening takes top priority and then my hands start to look pretty bad and i hate to touch any of my projects.
i have been working pretty steady on my daughters wedding sampler, they just had there one year anniversary and i want it done soon.
it is on silk gauze 45 count and lets just say it is taking some time. i have redesigned it many times but finally i do love how it is turning out. i will post once it is done.
i had a great time at the North West Sampler Guild retreat this month and came away so inspired and amazed at what all of these beautiful woman create. above is just one of many incredible stitched pieces.

 another great piece

This was our amazing breathe taking view that we looked at during every meal.
NSG has the best retreats, this year and next will be held in Gold Bar, WA. come join us next year!
a great place to take walks in the wilderness.


  1. Hello

    Just found your blog.

    Beautiful stitching, sounds like a lovely retreat.
    The view is breathtaking!

    Happy weekend (:

  2. What Gorgeous work the ladies in your guild did. I can see why you got inspired. Beautiful area where you had the retreat. Hand cream hand cream hand cream:) love Annette

  3. Hi Barbara,

    I tried to email you, but it bounced back. I'll leave me message here on your blog.

    First of all -- the pictures that you posted of your guild members' finishes are fabulous!

    Last January was my first visit to the Attic. I enjoyed the weekend. Have you made any progress on your button book? I'll add your blog to my blog list so that I remember to stop by and visit from time to time.

    I notice that you belong to the Northwest Sampler Guild. Did I read somewhere that Betsy Morgan was going to be doing some classes for you next year?

    Hope you are having a good day!

  4. yes i think Betsy Morgan is coming i will be sure to post so anyone who wants to join in can sign up. she has wonderful creative projects and a great teacher. also check out the Northwest Sampler Guild web site.