Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Where have I been - at Callaway Gardens

 The Callaway Gardens resort/conference center in Pine Mountain, Georgia has a needlearts school every January.  For the past two years my EGA group have volunteered to set up the exhibit, merchandise night and the bookstore.
I only took pictures of my pieces in the exhibit because of privacy.
Below is my Sanctuary which is sewn to a cranberry piece of felt which I think will lay in my glass top coffee table - I received a blue ribbon for this piece.
Below is from Blackbird Designs - Joyeux Noel - received a yellow ribbon for this.
 I just love the frame that I had found at the framers.
 This is Rain Rain  and I framed it myself from a yardsale find and some distressing - it didn't win a ribbon - but that is OK.
This piece is from a National Seminar with teacher Susan Goodman.  I call it House in the Garden - it also won a yellow ribbon. 

Below are the goodies that I bought either at Merchandise night or at the boutique (the Needle Bug from Montgomery was the shop this year - great shopping)
These shaker boxes is from a gentleman from Virginia who comes every year to Merchandise Night, his work is just gorgeous. 

From the Needle Bug these cute catch alls

 Of course, I saw these cute little Lantern Moon bags and just had to have them.
 as well as these scissors (can never have enough) and stitching tools.
 Look at these project bags they are mess and very light to carry, just love the colors of these.
 Below, upside down are some books that I bought

 The piece du resistance!!! is there is a wonderful shop in the small town of Pine Mountain who sells Vera Bradley = look at what I bought at 40% off - it still was a hefty sales slip, but I just love this pattern and had to buy almost everything there was with this pattern. 

 To top it all off - the VB was put into this cute little bag - do you think I have enough project bags???

Well, that is it for now, have been getting some stitching done and will try to get some photos posted soon.
Thank you for stopping by


Margaret said...

All of your stitching is just lovely! And the stash! Wow, just wonderful! I would love to get some of those shaker boxes. And the VB! Wow, what a deal! They looks so great and well coordinated! Love the bag they came in too! Glad you had a good time!

Gillie said...

Heavens, you wicked enabler! Love your pieces and the ribbons well deserved!

blue star stitcher said...

Congratulations on taking home so many ribbons, beautiful frames on all your pieces too.

Carol said...

What a great experience that must have been, Roberta! Congratulations on your well-deserved ribbons. And, oh, those shaker pieces are just wonderful--lucky you!!

Caz said...

Love the Vera Bradley things,,,

woolwoman said...

congratulations on your awards Roberta - Santuary is such a wonderful piece - one of my fave DT designs. WOW - what a stash haul - you'll be set for the year right (wink!) probably NOT - I have been dying to visit Needle Bug on my travels to AL - she is not typically open on Saturday which just goofs me all up. Thanks for the wonderful peek into Callaway - did you take a class? I guess I will never get to go to Callaway - it always coincides with our big rug hooking camp here.

hazel said...

What a wonderful time you had and all that shopping. The shaker boxes are to die for, I love all kinds of wood.. You were certainly onto a winner with the VB bags and can understand why you could not resist them they are gorgeous. Well done again on winning all those awards.

Hugs and Stitches
Hazel (uk)

Melanie said...

Oooooo, what a lovely batch of stitching!! Congrats on your ribbons!!!! :)

Nicola said...

Congratulations on your ribbons and well deserved too. What wonderful new stash, so hard to resist such goodies.

Brigitte said...

Oh Roberta, all these wonderful stitched pieces deserved their ribbons. Congratulations!
I think I couldn't have resisted either buying these Shaker boxes. There's nothing comparable over here and I love the shapes and the simplicity of these boxes and baskets.
Very Bradley at 40% off - what a treat!

Dona said...

Roberta, congratulations on your ribbons! And I love the frame on the BBD piece. Did you have it framed in town?

It sounds like you had a nice time at Callaway.

Great buy on your VB bag!

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