Monday, February 6, 2012

Victoria Sampler Stitcherama


Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend filled with stitching and football. Back in November I signed up for The Sturbridge Box by Thea of Victoria Sampler. It was a Stitcherama which means live webcast. Not only do you get wonderful teaching videos but Thea is available to answer questions through a chat box. I got my kit about a month before the class and did most of the prework which is sorting threads, basting, pulling threads and cross stitching. She has us save the specialty stitches for class. I love this project and had to stitch it because I have chaperoned 3 of my 4 boys on a class trip to Sturbridge. Funny how I have to justify taking another class by finding a personal connection to it. Here are pictures of the kit with fabrics and the prework before I took the class. I haven't had a chance to take a pic of the progress I made over the weekend.  I will most likely post that towards the end of the week as part 2 of the class is this coming Saturday.





I spent yesterday cooking all kinds goodies for the Super Bowl Game.  I made a chili dip, veggies with dip, cocktail meatballs, and mini dogs.  We had a great time snacking and watching the game.  It's hard to get everyone in the same room at the same time so I just enjoyed being surrounded by my family to take in a football game.  To bad the Patriots lost, but they played a great season and all of the players should be proud to have made it that far.  I think the game was well played by both teams and a few missteps led to a victory for the Giants.  I hated seeing the Patriots players hanging their heads and beating themselves up over the loss.  Not necessary since we enjoyed watching them play, right.  My heart goes out to Wes Welker who took his ball drop so seriously.  I am sure it will haunt him for a while.  Better luck next year!!  And besides, the Red Sox will be playing soon enough.
Happy Stitching!

17 comments:

Margaret said...

Ok, didn't need to see that. What a beautiful piece you're making! I love it! Great progress so far. I hope the class is fun!

MoonBeam said...

I love this piece. A friend of mine showed me hers last fall...she took the original class...and I fell in love with it. I should have signed up for the cyber class. I guess I'll just have to drool over your photos.

Looks absolutely beautiful. Have fun!

Bobbi

cucki said...

aww such a sweet stitching piece..it is so cute..
keep well..happy stitching xxx

Patty C. said...

This will be so beautiful-enjoy :)

Chris said...

Wonderful new project Nataly.
It sounds like you had some great fun watching the game :)

Shirlee said...

What a great new project! The class sounds like fun : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Nancy said...

That is a beautiful project! Have fun and can't wait for more updates!

Kruissteekies said...

great project, love the colors

Nicola said...

All Thea's designs are beautiful and I will definitely being doing this one as soon as in goes on general release.

Please, please do lots of post with photos along the way.

Lesleyanne said...

Sounds like you had a great time with your family. Look forward to seeing your new project.

Mouse said...

ooooo nice project .... and isn't it nice when you can get a class on line as well .. ... can't wait to see how you get on with it :) love mouse xxxxx

Carol said...

I think half the fun of the Super Bowl is eating--sounds like you made quite a spread for all your guys, Nataly :)

And what a stunning new project--can't wait to see more!

Teresa said...

How fun to do her web class. Love the little church.
Sounds like some delicious goodies you snacked on during the game.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Sally said...

That looks lovely. I love the look of the finished piece.

Bekca said...

It sounds like you had a brilliant time watching the Super Bowl, how nice it is to spend time with family.
Best wishes.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Your box is just stunning!! Looking forward to more pictures.
Linda

pam said...

your box is really coming along nicely. Cannot wait to see more progress.