Well I will be back. Currently under the covid curse.
A fabulous color study by painter Thomas Cole. One of the fun things we did in August.
Here we are. The night before our 40th Anniversary Luncheon and once again July literally takes the cake. Could it be any hotter tomorrow? Yes. It could be by a couple of degrees. But it's going to be pretty miserable and I've got a ton of stuff to carry in.
Whatever. Let's party!
Here it is. The middle of July. Certain things still need doing and remain undone.
But I did finish two projects yesterday.First, Ruffled Feathers from Lindy Stitches. Next weekend, time for finishing.
Today was my first class thru CyberStitchers, the online chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America. It was Lettering for Surface Embroidery with Canby Robertson. A lovely way to spend the day. Though the cats couldn't quite wrap their kitty brains around me sitting at the dining room table all day. They kept checking to see if I wouldn't give them some treats. Which I did at lunch.
First off this class has me wondering if I still have a fountain pen? It's been years since I practiced calligraphy. But having had some experience made this class easier to understand.
So theory, background, cut and paste (literally) and we were stitching by lunch time.Where I ended. I thought about being snarky here, but in the end have chosen the name tag option. Good class!
I think I started this sampler back 2020 after I had finished Catherine Agnes. This is the Wee Bit Sampler #3 by Scholehouse for the Needle. Copyright 2008. Anyway I put it down because I couldn't handle the over one stitching. At least not without a magnifier.
I'm resigned to using magnification. And I love this little piece. Changed the overdyed cottons to Gloriana. Made the fabric a touch darker.
And I will continue my long weekend of stitching for my pleasure only.
I am doing some virtual traveling this summer (and beyond because I have some obligation stitching) courtesy of Nicole Parkman and Hands Across the Sea.
Yes, I bought one of the 600 boxes. Love the thought, planning, and execution of this whole enterprise.
I started the first sample, Aglaia Shina, the Greek sampler on Tuesday, June 6th. I'm using one of precious pieces of Glenshee linen and AVAS silk. I'll try to remember to post which silk when I post more progress.
These were two classes through the Loudoun Sampler Guild at Primitive Homespuns Wool and Needlework in Frederick, MD.
What a charming shop! I even bought myself a piece of Jamestown glass to add to my collection of blue and teal glass.
Last week was the Friends of the Library book sale and because I am a Friend I went to the preview sale which is nuts. So many idiots scanning books looking for the special ones that are worth more money in the resale market.
But I still found my special bargain.
Judy teaches a great class. She doesn't care how you or someone else does a stitch. She wants to show you her way. Then you can do what you want.
The class was about shading without long and short. I chose the alternative colorway with purples, yellows, and greens.
Then later, we had our Mid-Atlantic Region EGA meeting and I finished my Lindy Stitches piece. Horrible photo, but Yay, it's done!