Sunday, February 21, 2010

My Class at Jeannine's Stitching Seminar

On Friday, I attended Margriet Hogue's (The Essamplaire) Class on the Richmond Sampler at Jeannine's Stitching Seminar in Williamsburg. It was a full day class. We had a wonderful time! I have to put this sampler on the back burner for now, but will revisit it after I complete Margriet's Mary Pierce Sampler!

I will be taking another class at Jeannine's on Tuesday....Sheri Jones' (Patricks Woods) Mermaid Etui! I'm really looking forward to that!

Then, on Friday evening, I'll be teaching my scrimshaw class at Jeannine's. Wish me luck!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

B is for Blackbirds!

I have finished my stitching for the month of February on my Prairie Schooler ABC Stitching Bee SAL! I finished the letter "B" today! March will bring the letter "K" and "T"! I like how this is turning out! Hopefully, I can maintain the two letter a month for the whole year!

Now I need to focus on a few other projects! I am going to finish up my french tie-up tray for a class I am teaching on April. I have completed the stitching....I just need to "finish" it off! That is this weekend's assignment!

I also need to start back, in earnest, on the Mary Pierce Sampler! I'm looking forward to that! She has been calling me of late! I will be teaching that class in May....I best get hopping!

I received a huge order from Boone Trading Company today for my scrimshaw class that I will be doing at Jeannine's Seminar in a couple weeks! I got most of the kit items for my students! Now I have to figure out how I'm going to kit these up~ I want to do something "fun"! I'll let you know when I figure that out...I may even post a picture!

I have had enough of this snow business! It's been nice to have some extra stitching time, but it's time for spring....bring it on! Unfortunately, more snow is in the forecast for Saturday and Monday! Yuck!

Oh well....until next time!


Saturday, February 6, 2010

It's a Wonderful Day for Stitching!

Well, it's been snowing all day today! What's a needleworker to do? STITCH! I have been working on my second letter of the month on the Prairie Schooler ABC Stitching Bee SAL! I've gotten a good bit done today! If I can finish this block this weekend...I will be done with this project until March! I have so many other projects calling me....I just had to get this out of the way!

I've just eaten a wonderful cassoulet that has been in the crock-pot since about 8 am. It was great! It had chicken, shrimp and polska kielbasa in it.....Yum! My stitching buddy, Merry Susan gave me the recipe and I thought it would be perfect for a day like today!

Well, I need to get back to the letter B and the Bud Shoot Out! It's NASCAR Time! I'm not sure if I'm liking Dale, Jr's beard, though! What do you think of it?

Go #31! That's Jeff Burton for those of you who don't follow NASCAR...


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

S is for Sewing, but it is really for "snowing" here in Virginia!

Well, here is my first of two letters for the month of February! If you remember I am participating in the Prairie Schooler ABC Stitching Bee! I commiteed to two letters a month! My second letter for February will be "B"! Stay tuned for that one later in the month!
I have a busy month! I am teaching a scrimshaw class at "A Gathering of Embroiderers" in Williamsburg at the end of the month! I have a class I will be teaching in April for one of my guilds (Virginia Guild of Needlewomen) and I have to finish up the stitching on that. It's a french tie-up tray! It has a embroidery theme!
And, of course, I'm still stitching Essamplaire's Mary Pierce Sampler for a class I'm teaching in May for my other guild, Gentle Pursuits EGA of Richmond.
Once all of these projects are done, I will be back to stitching for me! That is an exciting thought! Look out reproduction samplers, here I come!
In Stitches,