Hello there! Hope those of you that celebrate Labor Day had a good one! It was a fun filled whirlwind over here.
My biggest activity this weekend was teaching at French General. I didn't realize that it was Labor Day weekend when scheduling my Happy Day embroidery sample class, and was so happy to find that even though it was a long weekend, there were lots of stitchers still in town. We had a really nice group of friends old and new, and spent our Saturday stitching away. I wish I would remember to take photos, but once I arrive to set up it seems that the hours fly by without a second to spare. Thanks to each and every guest that spent the day with me, celebrating the art and craft of embroidery. I brought my 2 favorite stitch guides and promised I'd put links here.
Carol gave me the Embroidery Pocket Guide and it is a favorite, especially for when I'm stitching on the go, it's so light and being laminated makes it nice and sturdy. The Embroidery Stitch Bible is a favorite because it is choc full of stitches with easy instructions.
I moved all my floss into a clear plastic bag that my daughter's new bedding came in. I love being able to see all the pretty colors. I mostly stitch with Cosmo floss or DMC, rarely use Perle. Just because of what I was introduced to as I went along, I have plenty of friends that stitch with only Perle, I just don't have experience with it. Even though I have all the pretty colors above, it didn't stop me from buying more when at French General this weekend.
It's so fun to choose different color palettes for a piece, and at $1.00 a skein, how could I resist? How different a piece made with the colors above would be than a piece stitched with these colors:
Really, can you blame me? Of course, my shopping didn't stop there, I half wonder if Kaari's invitations to teach aren't partially motivated by my inability to resist her finds, ;) especially when she's just back from France!
But I showed some decent restraint I think...besides the floss...especially if you've been there and have seen all the temptation!
Now to put it all to good use....