Strawberries and Apples

Pyramid Dessert

Last weekend I went to the EGA South Central Region Seminar that was held here in Dallas with two of my stitching friends. It was hard to imagine that Seminar was finally here, since we’d signed up for this thing a year ago! We took both of Catherine Theron’s classes, and our three days with her were wonderful. As you can see above, the desserts weren’t bad either.

And when we arrived at the hotel, Sylvia presented the two of us with these gorgeous project bags she made, and since ours and hers were matching, she also added a beautiful little hornbook with our initial on the zipper pull to tell them apart. How sweet is that?! Inside the project bag was a roll of several different linens from her recent trip. I can’t wait to find something to stitch on them! What a great way to start off our time together.

Gifts from Sylvia

The first two days of the seminar we had Catherine’s My Peaceable Kingdom class. What a gorgeous piece. And it has so many specialty stitches there’s no way you can get bored with this piece. Plus the colors are luscious. I was quite proud of myself that I got a good bit of my border done in class. The vine is done in longarm cross and diagonal stitches. The strawberries are done in smyrnas. Aren’t they pretty?

Strawberry Border

On our third day, we took Catherine’s Americana Sewing Roll class. I spent the better part of the day working on the Florentine stitch for the outside of the piece.

Florentine Stitch

 

It was good to get away for a few days and not have to think about anything but stitching. When I got home, I finished up a little piece that Romeo had been helping me with by being my lap buddy.

Miniature Adam and Eve

This is a Miniature Adam & Eve done in Au Ver A Soie on 40ct linen. I think the finished size is about two inches square.

I am grateful for my friends.

28 thoughts on “Strawberries and Apples”

  1. When I opened your blogpost the first thing I thought of was “That dessert looks familiar”. I was at that seminar.I took Terry Dryden’s class. I am glad you had a good class.

  2. When I opened your blogpost the first thing I thought of was “That dessert looks familiar”. I was at that seminar.I took Terry Dryden’s class. I am glad you had a good class.

  3. I’m glad you all had a good time! Love the Catherine Theron projects (of course!). And your little A&E. Sylvia was so thoughtful to give you those project bags and linen! Wow!

  4. I’m glad you all had a good time! Love the Catherine Theron projects (of course!). And your little A&E. Sylvia was so thoughtful to give you those project bags and linen! Wow!

  5. Your gifts look wonderful – love the project back your friend made for you – lucky gal! I would love to take a class from Catherine Theron sometime. Can’t wait to see more of those projects. Mel

  6. Your gifts look wonderful – love the project back your friend made for you – lucky gal! I would love to take a class from Catherine Theron sometime. Can’t wait to see more of those projects. Mel

  7. Laurie in Iowa

    The C. Theron pieces look lovely. Sylvia’s project bags and gifts are lovely too. Love your little A&E,
    Glad you enjoyed your needlework getaway.

  8. Laurie in Iowa

    The C. Theron pieces look lovely. Sylvia’s project bags and gifts are lovely too. Love your little A&E,
    Glad you enjoyed your needlework getaway.

  9. That A&E is just adorable! And nice starts on the class projects, they’re promising to be quite gorgeous. Glad you had a great time.

  10. That A&E is just adorable! And nice starts on the class projects, they’re promising to be quite gorgeous. Glad you had a great time.

  11. SimplyStitchingintheGarden

    Sounds like seminar was a fun time for you, my friend, Lynn was also at that seminar.

    I am on vacation so way behind in my reading – just wanted to say I am sorry about your losing Romeo. He was a beautiful cat.

    Love the little ‘time’ case you made and the Adam and Eve is really cute.

    Have a great weekend. — Roberta

  12. SimplyStitchingintheGarden

    Sounds like seminar was a fun time for you, my friend, Lynn was also at that seminar.

    I am on vacation so way behind in my reading – just wanted to say I am sorry about your losing Romeo. He was a beautiful cat.

    Love the little ‘time’ case you made and the Adam and Eve is really cute.

    Have a great weekend. — Roberta

  13. Yep, that dessert is luscious!!!!
    Sounds like you had an amazing time. Friends are just the best aren’t they.

  14. Yep, that dessert is luscious!!!!
    Sounds like you had an amazing time. Friends are just the best aren’t they.

  15. Everything is so pretty! Love the little A&E and the project bag Sylvia made is gorgeous. Glad you had such a fun weekend.

  16. Everything is so pretty! Love the little A&E and the project bag Sylvia made is gorgeous. Glad you had such a fun weekend.

  17. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! I love all the projects and your A&E is adorable. How neat that Romeo helps out!!

  18. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! I love all the projects and your A&E is adorable. How neat that Romeo helps out!!

  19. MyLifesAStitch

    That dessert looks dee.lish.us.!!! Wonderful project bag, and the goodies inside… wonderful!

    Your stitching is beautiful… YGG on the specialty stitches! I’m a specialty stitch coward!! 🙂

  20. MyLifesAStitch

    That dessert looks dee.lish.us.!!! Wonderful project bag, and the goodies inside… wonderful!

    Your stitching is beautiful… YGG on the specialty stitches! I’m a specialty stitch coward!! 🙂

  21. Yes, a lovely weekend with wonderful friends – it could not have been more lovely. I’m so glad I got to do it with you. Yes, and I must say that project bag is really nice ( tadadadaaa – that is me tooting my own horn….) miss ya.

  22. Yes, a lovely weekend with wonderful friends – it could not have been more lovely. I’m so glad I got to do it with you. Yes, and I must say that project bag is really nice ( tadadadaaa – that is me tooting my own horn….) miss ya.

  23. I’m so glad that you had a good time, Michelle. You needed something to lift the spirits. The seminar sounds like it was amazing. Congrats on the A&E finish, too!

  24. I’m so glad that you had a good time, Michelle. You needed something to lift the spirits. The seminar sounds like it was amazing. Congrats on the A&E finish, too!

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