The Tudor Rose Sampler Guild invited Paulette of Plum Street Samplers to come and teach a workshop for us and we commissioned her to design a sampler. I've been counting down the days and anxiously awaiting Paulette's arrival in Dallas for our class. Saturday was the big day, and true to form Paulette's attention to detail was evident in every piece. The kit was beautifully packaged and opening it brought gasps of joy from every person in the room.
The kit included a glorious array of silks, Lakeside linen, Weeks wool, a Sudberry frame, crushed walnut shells and other little bits for finishing the smalls as well as a fun little lip balm. Everything was beautifully presented.
Paulette also set up an amazing trunk show for our members - and seeing her pieces in person was a treat. Absolutely gorgeous pieces - and several of them just got bumped up to the top of my To Stitch list.
And here is the gorgeous sampler Paulette designed for us. It's called The Crowned Bird Sampler. Love love love it! I cannot wait to get started on this beauty.
Paulette spent some time talking about her inspiration for the piece and some of the things she included and why.
Look at the red bird!
And Victoria Beckham move over, this lady's fascinator puts hers to shame! What a perfectly dressed couple - particularly for a workshop taking place on Derby Day!
And here are the smalls - a miniature sewing tray and strawberry.
Here's my little bitty start on the sewing tray. Paulette's pieces are always so fun to stitch and it was such a good day filled with friends, stitching, laughter, good food and beautifully designed pieces.
Thank you so much, Paulette, for designing such a special sampler for us. Your visit was much too short although I'm sure
Tilly-Roux the Yorkie was glad to have you back home!
I am grateful for a wonderful weekend with a wonderful lady.