Thursday, November 29, 2012

I made it ~

 I finally made it!! I made it onto the Shepherd's Bush Blog.

I probably need to give you a little background as to why this is blog post worthy. Back about 25, or more, years ago when I was first getting into Cross Stitching I quickly found out the closest real cross stitch shop was Shepherd's Bush in Ogden. I fell in love with the store and their style of stitching. I've stitched many of their charts and we've stopped at the shop many times on our way to vacations (with the family patiently waiting in the car while Mom shopped) to get more goodies. As I became a designer of my own company I have gotten to know Teri and Tina better and still love visiting their cute little shop.

This fall at their retreat I took my new Christmas ornament chart, Poinsettia Sampler. They loved it, and have stitched a model for their shop and it is featured on their blog today.
Here is the picture from their blog. Mine is on the bottom right. We might need to run to Ogden and check this out in person.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Stitcher's Retreat ~

I just got back from the most amazing weekend.  I was lucky enough to get a spot in the Shepherd's Bush Retreat in Park City.  Rod and I drove down on Thursday Morning.(After celebrating my birthday with family the day before.) The classes were lots of fun and the teachers were amazing. It was so fun to be around so many women who are as obsessed with needlework as I am.

The event organizers Tina and Teri invited me to being some of my charts to sell in their retreat shop. That was a lot of fun. I got to visit with ladies who had seen my charts before and even sign a few charts. I've come back recharged and ready to get back designing.  There were two new designs I introduced while I was there. 
 This is Folk Art Floral.
And this is my first Christmas Ornament.  Poinsettia Sampler Ornament.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Treasures from Grandma ~

I have several things in my home that I got from my Grandmas. There is the hymn book from Grandma Verda Andrus Wakeman that sits out on my piano. There are the antique tables that I remember seeing in my Grandma Frances Carter Yost's house that I now enjoy in my own living room. Some of them were even made by my Great Grandpa Carter. And there is the old, old copy of the Book of Mormon that I got from my Great Aunt Thelma. I love these treasures. They are a daily reminder of these special people that are now gone. This past week my Mother-in-law Jenene Harris Peatross passed away. We were able to gather together with many family members and pay tribute to her, and remember the many good things she had done in her life. Along with her passing was the passing down of family treasures. I was able to bring home a treasure that me and my girls will treasure along with these other grandma treasures.
This is her set of Pink Castle China. (Yes, that is the pattern name, it is amazing what you can find on google. They are from the 1930's.) The story gets even better. This set of dishes that I got from my Mother-in-law came from her Mother-in-law Lydia Remington Peatross, who got them from her Mother-in-law Lily Asbury Wright Peatross. The last time we visited Jenene down in Fairview, she was telling us that William and Lily Peatross were quite well to do back east and wanted to send something nice to their daughter-in-law out in Utah. So that is the story of these dishes that have been handed down through four generations of Peatross women. Yes, they are a treasure, one that I am happy to add to my other Grandma treasures.