Thursday, July 26, 2012

USA Trip

It has been a few weeks  and time to show you a few bits and pieces. I should have showed this sooner but my PC crashed and had to be mended. The trip to the USA was fabulous!!

Blackbird Designs ornaments for Mary and Sharon who were showing us the sites in New York, such a lovely experience and more of that in my next post...

Mary took us on a Field trip on Wednesday and we visited a quilt shop The Meeting House. A truly beautiful shop which used to be a church. Sheila the owner, is a lovely lady and she organises quilt classes and will do mail order!! Of course I immersed myself in fabrics...
We visited the Delectable Mountain Cloth, shop, fabulous silks, ribbons and buttons, we spent quite some time there, heaven for the needle worker!
The landscape we drove through was breathtaking, thanks Mary for driving us through 3 States in 1 day!!

A class with Jackie du Plessis was planned for Friday and Saturday, I met the American Ladies who attended the Pinks for Pearls class. Fabulous to meet such a lot of wonderful woman, it was fun, laughter, stitching and fabulous food both days :)) 


My start on the finishing of Pinks for Pearls, a lovely project!!

The food Mary organised for the 2  days was fantastic. Just look at the pictures!!! America does food very well!!  The Jonesville Store, 989 Main Street, Clifton Park, NY 12065. www.thejonesvillestore.com.

On Sunday we drove to NY and I will update the 2nd week of the visit in the USA soon, we visited some wonderful stores and Sharon, (the Purple Thread) took us to Philadelphia!
 FYI Sharon designed wonderful needlework treasures and the Attic is the shop where you can purchase her work!

Thank you all so  much for your lovely comments and welcome to new followers!!

24 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful! So much fun and so much to drool over! So what name does Sharon design under? You've gotten me curious. lol! Looking forward to more. Sorry about your computer -- glad it's all fixed now.

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  2. It looks and sounds like a great trip. Thanks for sharing, and what lovely stitching!

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  3. Wow! Your stitched gifts are fabulous. That ribbon is gorgeous ruched!!

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  4. Glad you're back! And so happy that you enjoyed your trip. Sounds like you were very busy with good company and great shopping. Those Blackbird pincushions are DIVINE! Just beautiful. Anxious to hear more.

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  5. Bertie, dit moet een fantastische reis met veel ervaringen, speciale ontmoetingen en nieuwe kennismakingen zijn geweest. Je laat prachtige werkjes zien.
    Lieve groet.

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  6. PRACHTIGE fotootjes en wat een mooie reis, dankjewel voor het delen!
    groetjes, Petra

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  7. Sounds like such a great trip! I love the gifts you made for your hostesses and I know they loved them, too!

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  8. What a wonderful trip. I look forward to seeing more!

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  9. Looks like it's been fabulous!!!! Jackie's project is gorgeous... Can't wait to read about the rest of the trip ;-)

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  10. Two lovely BBD pieces to give as gifts Bertie. The Jackie du Plessis class piece is gorgeous! Sounds like you'd a wonderful trip!

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  11. What a wonderful trip and class. I love the little BD pieces that you stitched.

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  12. The ornaments are beautiful. So glad you had a good time.
    Lillian
    lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

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  13. Hallo,

    your ornaments are very nice. I very like blackbird designs. There are so nice.

    Greetings
    Anja

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  14. It sounds like you made a fabulous trip to the USA and spent a wonderful time with the other ladies !!
    Your small ornaments are lovely.

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  15. ssono arrivata per ASO NEL TUO BLOG, è BELLISSIMO, COMPLIMENTI PER I TUOI LAVORI.
    tERESA

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  16. Lovely stitching and I am so glad that you enjoyed America. TraderVic and I loved it there when we went in March.

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  17. Lovely trip you had! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to the US. I wish I lived closer to the east so that I could have met you in person. Hope you are enjoying the needlewok more ever with such a wonderful memory now...

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  18. Wat heb je weer fijne dagen gehad. Blijft voor altijd een herinnering.
    Liliane

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  19. Looks and sounds like a wonderful trip!! You weren't too far from me if you were in Philly! Love your BBD finishes!

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  20. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Your BBD finishes are lovely

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  21. Hej Bertie, dit berichtje had ik dus gemist. Uit je enthousiaste verslag en foto's is duidelijk te merken dat je het heerlijk hebt gehad en volop hebt genoten. Geniet nog maar even na van dit alles.
    Fijn weekend, lieve groet

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  22. ciao i tuoi lavori sono bellissimi a presto lu..

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  23. Wonderful pictures of a great holiday. The food also looks delicious.

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  24. Bertie
    Seeing all the pictures gave me wonderful memories and I wish we were doing it all over again. Your presents were WONDERFUL and I used some of the ribbon the other day. So generous of you to share.

    Hope to see you soon on either side of the pond!

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