Sunday, October 12, 2014

Road Trip with JoAnn, Bethany and Ella

Hello Dear Friends~
For those of you in the sampler world, many of you are familiar with the famous sampler makers, JoAnn Huffman and her lovely daughter, Bethany Gallant. Bethany is in town from Florida, visiting her Dear Mother, JoAnn. 
Bethany just finished the sampler, Mary Ann McDonald, it is so amazing. Beautiful stem stitching and lots of it. She has her name and her Mom's name on it and also My Scarlett Year 2014. The 4 of us drove up to Just Stitching, in Strongsville, OH to the best needlework framer, Bonnie. She does all of JoAnn's and Bethany's framing.
Next stop was Crafty Ewe for some linen, she has a HUGE selection, along with everthing else you might need. We met up with Rose Kotnik and her sweet friend, Bobby and went to lunch at Creekside, delicious food and surrounded windows that gave us wonderful views of the the colorful trees, I felt like I was in a tree house!! There was some serious laughing going on there!!! 
Then on our way home, we stopped at Pav's, a creamery that makes all their own ice cream, they have been voted Best Ice Cream for several years!!! We enjoyed watching the dog eating a cone that his owner bought for him....... we enjoyed ours too.
I am so Blessed to have JoAnn and Bethany and Ella, as friends, they inspire me with their love of needlework. Love our road trips so much!!!  
Best Wishes Always~
p.s. here is the link to JoAnn's and Bethany's photo bucket of samplers they have made. Get a cup of tea, sit down and enjoy....  http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/bearlynew/library/JoAnn%20Hoffman%20Samplers?sort=3&page=1


MoonBeam said...

It was a fun lunch yesterday...only sorry I missed the ice cream. Great to meet you, nice to get to know Bethany a little better, and fun to be with Ella and JoAnn, and, of course Rose.

I've been checking out your blog...nice work. I think I've been here before when LZ or Ronda was showing pix of your amazing group Christmas exchanges.

Take care...maybe I'll see you in Peninsula.


Bethany said...

I agree with Bobbi, it was a wonderful day, the sun was shining, stitching stores were full of stitchers, our lunches were absolutey wonderful, but I must say, the company was the best. Getting together is such great fun. Thank you for all the wonderful commment's. But, you designs on The Early Work Mercantile are nothing to shake a stick at. We sure have a wonderful group of talented ladies. Looking forward to next year......

Mary said...

Sounds like the perfect sort of day! I'm so glad to have found your interesting blog.

ronda at simple thyme prims said...

Spending the day with friends,,what fun! .. and ice cream to boot!!Beautiful Samplers!

Patti said...

Wow! Incredible sampler! Thank you so much for sharing. Thinking of you and Ella while sitting here in the Second Story :)
Blessings, Patti

Margaret said...

I am a big fan of Joann and Bethany. So much fun to see what they look like and to see their beautiful stitching too! Thanks for sharing!