Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Attic Summer School Postscript

Hello Stitching Friends,

The Attic Needlework Shop held it's annual summer school the last full weekend of August this year.  We had a lot of fun and all the classes were really wonderful.  I am sure that a lot of you have already seen a lot of pictures of the class offerings as well as pictures of the attendees enjoying their time with the teachers and each other.  There seemed to be a lot of social media posts online about summer school.

A lot of great teacher's shared their expertise including Linda Danielson of Sampler's Remembered, Vickie & Meagan Jennett of NeedleWork Press, Tanya Brockmeyer of The Scarlet House, Linda Vinson of Needlemade Designs, and Nancy Mills of Five Times Blessed

We also had an attendee who is a wonderful needlework designer and teacher in her own right and that is Nicola Parkman from Hands Across The Sea.  She joined us at the teacher's table and we had a wonderful time looking at her work on her latest reproduction.

  From front around clockwise: 
Nicola, Gloria, Tanya, Linda D, Linda V (standing), 
Meagan, Vickie & Jean Lea.

My project was called  Sampler Memories Snippet Roll.  If you don't know what a snippet roll "snippet rolls" or go to Pinterest and search there.  You will see many beautiful snippet rolls that many people have crafted in their own style.  I chose to cross stitch my design and it is more orderly than most.  That's just my slightly obsessive personality coming out in my art.  Anyway, below there are two pictures of the project.

The sampler reproduction from which this project came is one that has no name or date.  So I was unable to research anything about the maker.  It's a beautiful little piece which was stitched in 2 1/2 weeks by Robert Harris.  There is a second sampler which is definitely related to this one and both are in my collection.  I hope to have both ready for the Nashville Market in 2019.  The one below will definitely be released at the market.

May Health and Peace Attend Your Days
That's all the news for now.  I hope you like the project, which can be taught at your local guild or shop next year after the market.  Let your local shop or your guild workshop chairperson know you are interested in this project so they can contact me to schedule a class.

All the best,



  1. That looks like a fun time!
    The Snippet Roll is beautiful!