When choosing classes for Seminar you can get your knickers twisted. I knew I wanted to take one of Susan Goodman's classes. And I really loved her lighthouse. But my first choice of class with Marsha Papay-Gomola interfered with the lighthouse. I could have taken Marsha's tropical beaded box, but I knew I'd be way out of my league in that class. I've had two ornament sized stumpwork classes. That's it. And neither ornament is completely finished. So because I opted to take Marsha's second class, "Exotic Accessories" I had no choice but to take Susan's "Life is a Beach."
We spent the morning learning how to transfer photos on to congress cloth. And then we painted! So much fun! Some of us were random and some of us were painstakingly persnickety in applying our paints. I went the random route with just a hint of planning.
The rest of our class time was spent stitching. From how to create the background to how to stitch the trees. And a very fun lesson in basketweave thanks to Cindy! I've made some progress on this one past what this photo shows. But I've put it away for now. I want to stitch on this in winter when it's cold and snowy and it can help me dream of warm tropical beaches!