Sunday, September 25, 2016

EGA Region Meeting

The Mid-Atlantic Region of the EGA had a meeting this weekend in Gettysburg, PA.

I don't normally attend these meetings, but we had a 2016 Seminar Committee meeting, too.

But this meant I got the chance to take three mini-classes yesterday. First up was a half tila herringbone bracelet with Marie Campbell. And I finished my beading yesterday and attached my clasps today. Quite pretty. Easy, too. If you're interested the bracelet is taught in Italian on YouTube.

Then we got to play with spider web stitch  with Judy Jeroy. She designed a fun little piece for us to play on. And then Tricia Johnson shared her silk paper technique with us. Lots of fun. Great weekend.

We'll finish up with a birth announcement for our new granddaughter who was born today in Italy. She looks beautiful. Can't wait to meet her.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Off to the Finisher

I have some projects to send off to the finisher. The first one has been completed for ages - I think I thought I'd finish it myself, but the time has come to be realistic. It's a Northern Pine Designs called Forever in Blue Jeans. It will become a small purse made with denim.
Next up is a Kathy Shenkel mini-sock for the next grandbaby. She's due any day now.
Then we have Mile High Princess' Nasal Congestion. I loved this the moment I saw it. Happy to finally have worked over the hump of compensating my background stitch. 


It's just a Byzantine variation, but it creates sort of a lacy background. The finisher will put shiny fabric behind this to highlight those openings. 

 The reindeer is done the same, but over 3 three threads, I think.
And finally - here's a photo of my Kai scissors. I love these. I have several pair. Yesterday I was cutting my mock turkey work on the giraffe and cut right into my finger. Lucky me, I didn't bleed on that white stocking. But these are seriously sharp scissors.