Sunday, March 21, 2010

Amy Mitten and Bella

Tax season is still keeping me pretty busy.  Today I split my time between house cleaning and catching up on my blog reading.  Yes, the blog reading was the most fun part!  My stitching blog friends have been so busy with wonderful projects.

I got to baby sit for Bella (my new grandpuppy) a few days last week.  We had a great time!  Here she is laying in my lap while I worked.  I didn't want her to leave!

On March 6th and 7th, the Tudor Rose Sampler Guild hosted Amy Mitten for a mystery sampler workshop.  She designed the sampler and the mystery especially for the guild.  I really enjoyed hearing the 10 chapters of the mystery as she revealed the 10 parts of the sampler over the two days.  I'll post more about the sampler as I stitch each section.  Here's a bit of a sneak peek from her model:  the tudor rose at the top of the sampler with the detached petals.  I loved learning how to make these.

I got just a few shots of Amy teaching and the room we were in.  You can tell my empty spot by the Mighty Bright Floor lamp.  I was so glad I decided to carry it along.  It really helps on 40ct linen.

One of the best parts was the display of samplers that Amy brought.  Her designs are all so beautiful and I love how she dyes the fabrics to give her pieces that wonderful antique look.  I'll leave you to drool.  Enjoy!


Margaret said...

Oh wow! You're one of those lucky people who got to take this class!! Can't wait to see more of it! And thank you so much for all the wonderful pics of Amy's pieces! Wow! Talk about drooling!! lol!

FayeRaye said...

What an awesome event~~ Those samplers are stunning!!! I will have to go research her more...Enjoy your grand-furbaby~~

Theresa said...

Wow!! Those samplers look amazing!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Scattered Threads said...

I am drooling. Wow. The samplers are beautiful. Cute pup too.

Nancy said...

What an amazing collection of samplers, but I really love the rose on the sampler you're working on!

That is one precious puppy face!

Giovanna said...

That rose is amazing - wonderful stitching there, congrats! And thanks for sharing the pictures of AM's samplers, she has some wonderful stuff.

Sharlotte said...

Bella is so cute.Gosh! All those samplers are fabulous. You must of had a ball at this class.!

Bertie said...

Beautiful rose and you are so lucky to be able to stitch this sampler, Amy's mystery sampler story sound fantastic.

Lovely to see all the other samplers, they are stunning, thanks for sharing.

poussy stiches my love said...

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Best regards of FRANCE

i love you dog !

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh. Wow wow wow. What FANTASTIC samplers! I can't wait to see your progress on the sampler. I've been intrigued by the detached buttonhole stitch but never tried it. Thanks for sharing all those pics--total eye candy!

Bella is adorable!

Solstitches said...

Wow! How amazing to be able to see all of those beautiful samplers up close and personal.
The puppy is very sweet.

Scattered Threads said...

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Gina E. said...

I am in awe of your embroidery skills, Sherri! I can only admire those samplers from afar, as I know I would never be able to complete any of them.
Bella is so sweet - what a dear little face!
We have some new finches in our aviary, and two baby Gouldians have hatched - so exciting!!

Patti said...

Oh my goodness these are gorgeous.
Patti xxx