Saturday, July 24, 2010

EGA July Meeting

 Today was a Saturday meeting which means the people who usually meet in the a.m. can mingle with the people who usually meet in the p.m. Always great fun. 

We had a wonderful program on photographing your needlework with your digital point and shoot camera. I think most of us got something out of the class. If nothing else, turn your digital zoom off. You will never get a decent picture with it. 

Yesterday I was determined to complete some finishing in order to bring something to this meeting. You may remember my new mantra, "if you start something, finish it." Notice how I didn't put a time limit on it? This is a Shepherds' Bush kit that I bought back in 2001. The stitching was finished in 2005. I remember this project only took a week or two. And I put it in my finished projects box. Where it's been for the past four years.

Bee Scissor Fob - Shepherd's Bush

I love the back. The bees that stand for zero zero remind me of the bees on the Galaga game. I can hear the music in my head every time I look at this. 

But wait. There's more. 

This is a Textile Heritage kit from England. I can remember stitching this on my in-laws deck while we were home on vacation. Back in 2004!

It's a beautiful peacock piece based on a William de Morgan tile.

What is this? Hmmm. That's one of those secretive type projects I've been working on. Not a secret any more. At least not to those who sit and stitch with me. I'll give more information here as things progress. Let's just say, this is taking longer than I ever intended. 

Hope you are all having a cool and wonderful weekend. Meanwhile, I think I could go visit the Rain Forest Hall in the US Botanical Gardens just to cool off. 


Bonnie said...

What I want to know is what you got, and if there was a good turnout.

Front Range Stitcher said...

Congratulations Donna on your finishes. It always feels good to get things off the "list;" check, check and in your case check. lol I have EGA today and we are learning temari balls. I need a good lesson in photographing my needlework myself and think one of our local teachers/designers will be offering a class at an upcoming seminar. Stay cool and definitely take advantage of the beautiful gardens in your area.