AAAAhhhhhh! Finally caught up with all of the musts. Now onto the good stuff. I can't believe another Celebration of Needlework has come and gone. I had a great time catching up with friends and had lots of laughs. I was able to take 2 classes and do way tooo much shopping.
The first class was Grandma's Garden Sewing Kit. It was taught by Linda Duree of Stitching Treasures. She has very unique designs all based on antique needlework smalls that she has in her personal collection. The colors are beautiful and it has the cutest little elastic pocket inside. I am looking forward to stitching this one up. I really thought I could finish the stitching over the course of the weekend. HAAAA! It could have happened if I stopped the shopping.
The next class was Glastonbury Garden Portfolio. I absolutely LOVE the colors. They have a very seaside feel to them and I just love the ocean. I didn't make alot of progress on this one. The cover is covered in overlapping circles which are stem stitched. When the piece is opened there are beautiful pockets and a lovely garden of specialty stitches. You can see a pic of the finished product here. This class was taught by Lauren Sauer of Forget me not in stitches.
Lastly, this class was offered by Pam Reed of Olde Colonial Designs. I wasn't able to take the class because it was offered before I got to Celebrations. I was able to purchase the extra kit and I just love it. I already stitched up the pin cushion which is teeny tiny. This is Stitchers Tool Box. It has a beautifully hand painted box that will be lined with a green silk fabric and has a stitched needlebook, pin cushion, and wooden thread keep to tuck inside. Love this piece. Even if I never finish it the box is beautiful.
I think I will leave you with that for today and will follow with my stash post tomorrow. Happy Stitching!!