Our Weekend of Stitches began Friday evening and continued through Sunday afternoon. We hope it will be the first of many weekend retreats. Ellen Chester from With My Needle was our fearless teacher. Our project was "A Lady's Worke Box" and we had enthusiastic stitchers from Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Alabama! Ellen is a wonderful teacher. I think everyone learned a new tip or two (at least)! She is a very knowledgeable needlewoman and she doesn't hesitate to share what she knows. Her step by step instructions and prepared models made it easy to see how the stitched pieces will be finished. I spaced out and didn't take pictures of the beautiful Worke Box and all of the wonderful smalls that Ellen designed to go inside. The whole project is just exquisite! Fortunately Ellen and Barb were more "with it" and you can see more pictures, including pictures of the finished project, at their blogs:
www.withmyneedle-ellen.blogspot.com. and www.sunflowercross.blogspot.com .
|You can see all the step by step examples in front of the projector.|
|Ellen spent much time interacting with us as we stitched.|
|An important part of any gathering of needlewomen is food! You can see that my spot at the table in the foreground has no food left at all!|