Saturday, March 29, 2014

A Visit to Heirlooms

Like many of you,  I enjoy visiting needlework shops when traveling.  I was particularly excited to visit Sherelyn's shop, Heirlooms, in Napier, New Zealand.  It was just as wonderful as I thought it would be!   Here are a few photos to show you what I mean.

Above are several versions of  Mrs. Waddelow's Huswif.  The finished huswif was made by Sherelyn's daughter Melissa.

How clever is this?  Sherelyn turned the stitched pages of one of my little books into small cushions that she displays in a basket.

Elizabeth and Diane stopped by the shop the day before the class.  Here is a photo of them along with Sherelyn (on the far right) and me in front of Sherelyn's roses.  Elizabeth is holding her version of A Pair of Pin Cubes.  She stitched her version over two linen threads and made the design into a box instead of a pin cube.  How clever is that?  Diane is holding her A Fair Maiden's Etui.  You can see more photos of both of their projects in my last blog post.

And here are a few final photos before leaving Napier.
Sherelyn and her husband Keith
Sweet Lily

Several of you have asked about photos from New Zealand.  I have hundreds and will sort through them shortly so I can share a few with you.  (I promise not to subject you to all of them.)


Annette-California said...

Heirlooms looks as beautiful as I've heard. You did great Ellen taking the photos. Love seeing those different samples of your designs. Thank you Ellen for sharing. More please - lol. Looking forward to more photos of NZ. love Annette. Ps what a treat your posts are.

Marilyn said...

Heirlooms looks like a quaint little shop packed with goodies!
The ladie's projects are beautiful.
I just love that little car. :)
Thanks for sharing the pics with us.

Margaret said...

What a great shop! I love seeing everything! It's so cool to see so much from New Zealand. Thanks for sharing!

Barb said...

You are right! that looks like a wonderful shop! I really enjoyed the photos.

Monica said...

What an amazing experience. Love the shop and the little vehicle.

woolwoman said...

how wonderful to have such a great shop to visit. Looks like lots of WMN fans down under too!
enjoy and be safe Mel

Karoline said...

Heirloom's looks gorgeous. We're planning a trip to NZ next year to see my sister I wonder if I can fit in a trip to Napier...