Monday, May 21, 2012

What A Weekend!

It was a wonderful weekend in Spokane with Betsy Morgan! She had just returned from teaching in Australia. (All pics are clickable.)


Here is where we had dinner on Friday evening before classes started. It is a floating restaurant called The Cedars on the Spokane River.  I had wild salmon cooked on a cedar plank-delicious!


Here is Betsy teaching us to make cord and tassels.  Not one of my specialties, so it was good to see.


Here we are working hard but having fun, too. Some of these ladies are really expert and beautiful stitchers.



This was one of our projects for the weekend-the Helix Etui.


This was the other project for the weekend-Shaker Spool Box.


Check out this project-it is Betsy's new casket design.  She will be teaching it in Vancouver in October.  Love, love it!


Here are my kits and the pincushion that I finished this weekend.  The colorway is lovely.



For those of you wondering if I was able to get Betsy's Toy Chest etui, the answer is yes!  One of the ladies had decided she would never finish hers and I was able to purchase it.  Here is the kit and the additional hobby horse and jack in the box toys.  The only thing I could not get was the paint box. So please let me know if you have one for sale or trade :)


And I visited the LNS called Haberdashery and what a lovely store it was. The thread selection was impressive, there was space for classes, and there was a small fabric section to support surface embroidery.  I was thrilled to find the large cardboard bobbins that I have not been able to find anywhere for ages.  Click on the pic- and don't miss the trim in the right bottom corner with mini ric rac and buttons hanging from it-really cute!

Brenda, the owner, told me the store is for sale.  She is retiring.  I hope it is still there the next time I go to Spokane.

Betsy autographed my Inspirations magazine :)
Have a great week!

13 comments:

Deb said...

It sounds like you had the most wonderful weekend. Those projects are fantastic and I love your pincushion. I also love all of your stash! I think I'd be in stash heaven with all those goodies.

Margaret said...

Glad you had a good time -- and that you got the Toy Chest Etui kit too! Betsy is one of the best teachers I've had. She's wonderful!! Love all your kits and stuff!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Sounds like you all had a great weekend. Glad you got the Toy Chest Etui kit.

valerie said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! So many projects to choose from...

Barb said...

What a wonderful week-end! Your projects are going to be great!

Thoeria said...

Oh it sounds like the perfect weekend! And those projects are just stunning!

Veronica said...

More yummy stash! :D What a treat for my eyes. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to seeing you stitch the Toy Chest.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Chris said...

It looks like a perfect weekend!
All the class pieces are great and I love your new stash!

Giovanna said...

Those projects are so beautiful! Glad you had a good time.

Carol said...

What a great workshop, Teresa--so glad you were able to find the Toy Chest etui :) Love the trim you found at the Haberdashery!

mdgtjulie said...

It looks like you had a wonderful weekend. Glad you got to experience it all!!!

Bekca said...

It looks like you had a great time at the workshop, beautiful new stash too.
Best wishes.

SoCal Debbie said...

Such a lovely weekend you had! Thanks for sharing all the great photos. I hope the shop in Spokane is still there next time you go too!