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.
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?
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.
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.
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.