Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Market - Second Edition

 Nashville News

February, 2014
Hi friends.  We are back from country music country--oh yeah--and trying to catch up on our sleep.  You would think that a whole day coming back on an airplane would give you plenty of time to sleep, but it never seems to work like that.  But in spite of the long hours and serious lack of sleep, we of course had a great time visiting with great friends.  It is so much fun spending time with the other designers as well as our other shop owner friends, some of whom we have known for such a long time.    It's is all great and seems a pity to waste time sleeping.  Of course when you are there with a sister who runs on pure joy alone, you do feel a bit of a piker when sleep beckons. 
 Anyway, if you are up to it, just come with me around our beloved 6th floor and share a quick look at the fabulous things that we saw.  Tomorrow perhaps we can take the elevator down to another floor and view its delights.

Our lovely window outside our room.  
Teri kept telling me that she had lost all of the hanging decorations she puts outside, so I was a bit surprised when I went out for ice in the middle of the night and found all the flowers hanging outside. Sometimes I wonder what ordinary people who are staying at this hotel must think of the hall decor.

A Couch full of Goodies...
Here are our fun treasures packaged and ready waiting to be picked up.  

Chessie N' Me
Linda had a darling room filled with her beautiful samplers.  I don't actually get out of our room much as Teri is the one who does all of the shopping and I am the one who stays in our booth.  So I have a great time perusing everything that Teri brings back.  Of course this is usually at about midnight and I am supposed to be helping her price them.  Anyway, I did stop in for a quick look at Chessie's room on my way to the ice machine and everything was very beautiful.  It made me want to grab my needle and get started.  

Chessie's Make-Do Sampler
pattern:  $14.00

This is a truly wonderful piece!  It is gentle and sweet and is worked on 3 different colors of linen which have been sewn together.  It has a few fun different stitches and would be a blast to stitch.  Of course we are happy to help you select the fabrics and threads.  You can also see on the left side of this picture a darling little kit--1776 Harbor.  It is just so so sweet and quick to work up.  You will love it.

Queen Bee

We just love bees…. did you know??  this wonderful pattern has all three designs.  Teri is going to stitch the beehive pincushion this week end.  

Hand of Friendship

Berry House Stitch Book

Springtime of Youth Sampler
pattern:  $12.00

Hope of Spring
pattern:  $12.00

This sweet sampler is worked in beautiful rustic springtime colors and is filled with flowers and bunnies as well as 3 darling sheep on a little hill. 

Plum Street Samplers

As always, Paulette brought darling new samplers to this market. 
We are always happy to help you select the perfect linen and threads to complete any of the fabulous samplers below.  Just give us a call.

Here are Linda (Chessie) and Paulette (Plum Street) mugging for Teri in Paulette's room.  

Welcome All Hearts Home
pattern: $10.00

This a such a sweet piece.  I happen to love red samplers, so it is one that I have looked at a lot.  A great floral border stretching over a little forest complete with a lady, tulips, and deer.  

True Friendship
pattern:  $10.00

This fun little sampler gives a nod to Pat Ryan.  The house and flowers are darling as well as the 3 little dogs.  (Don't you wish she had included a photo of Pat in the sweet yellow dress?)  Wouldn't this be a lovely gift for a great friend?

Elizabeth Oliver Sampler
pattern:  $16.00

This is a beautiful reproduction sampler in Paulette's Plum Street Antiques collection.  

Count Twice
pattern:  $10.00

This is a darling and slightly humorous little piece that will always make a stitcher smile.  I think it would work up quite quickly and be a perfect piece in a sewing room.  

A Friend Loveth
pattern:  $10.00

I think we are seeing a little theme going on with Paulette--friends.  And really, isn't that what life is all about, and aren't stitching friends just some of the best.  

Beekeeper by Plumstreet
Limited Edition Kit:  $44.00

This is a kit that everyone has been super excited about.  How fun it is.  You know how much we love bees and bee skeps, so it is bound to be a favorite at the shop.  The kit comes complete with the pattern, the beautiful linen and over dyed cotton floss in soft, beautiful hues. Just remember that it will only be here for a short time.  It completely sold out at the market.   

Teri and friends enjoy a moment in the Blackbird room.
Teri, Barb and Alma (Blackbird Designs), and Candy (Workbasket), and Lori ( La D Da).

Blackbird Designs
It is always such a pleasure to meet up with Barb and Alma at the market. Teri can hardly wait to go down the hall to their room and take a look at their new things.  Their room always looks so welcoming and they are so gracious that I think sometimes she just stays a while.  Of course everyone is anxious to see what they have brought new to the market and this year was no different.  Come along and take a look with me…
I love the way Barb and Alma decorate their room,  they bring a fireplace, and quilts, and so many fabulous things to decorate.  

Vintage Inspiration
book:  $

This beautiful new book is indeed filled with lovely inspirations.  A larger antique sampler is included and provides the idea for the wonderful smaller projects that come along with it.

Topiary in Bloom

This is a neat little pin keep worked in sort of monochromatic colors of wood rose and greens.  A perfect little cushion to work up quickly and enjoy forever.

Barb and Mariah (Cece's daughter) enjoy looking at the gorgeous silks outside the Threadgatherer Room.  What new project is Barb planning????

Blackbird Recipe Cards
$     per set

Aren't these just adorable?  This set of recipe cards is fashioned after Blackbird's new Plum Sweet fabric line.  I think there are four different styles in the set and you will definitely love having them in your recipe box.  I only wish they came with recipes already filled in.  (and maybe dinners cooked.)

Garden Fair
Limited edition kit with threads and linen: $45.50

This limited edition kit was an exclusive kit for this market.  I just love the vibrant colors of this piece.  It comes with the over dyed cotton threads as well as the hand-dyed linen making it a piece that you can just get started on.  

Old White Farmhouse
Limited edition kit with threads and linen: $43.25

Here is a new limited edition kit by Stacy Nash and it is a beauty.  The soft blues and browns make it both unique and stunning.  We have included the linen so that it is ready to go as soon as you are.  

Tina really did not get out much… the following were not on our floor, but they were super fun.  

New Scissors by Dinkey Dyes
Teri had a great time choosing these lovely new scissors.  I think she has bought them all herself, but hopefully she brought enough for you as well.
$12.00 each pair

Sweet lime green and purple scissors.

Springtime Hearts

Sheep Thread Winders

Small  vintage notebooks by Needlework Press
 $5.00 each

I love these little notebooks, and I sort of want one of each style

Well…are you tired yet?  Teri would just be getting started, but I confess, just 1 loop around, and I am a bit ready for bed.  So curl up and enjoy looking at all the fun things, and I will be ready and waiting for you tomorrow night to venture out for more delightful things.  See you then--Tina