The EGA seminar exceeded my expectation - we had a blast. Catherine Theron is an exceptional teacher who has such wonderful designs. The pictures I posted earlier really do the projects a disservice. Here are a few that are much better.
The Peaceable Kingdom Sampler is chock full of specialty stitches, not necessarily hard but it makes the sampler a really fun stitch. I cannot wait to stitch on it further. Here are a few of my favorite parts.
This is what I think I should look in my Garden.... tending my lilacs.
This is the fabulous petit point section of the sampler.
Here is the whole thing with some very thrilled people...
Left to right - Ava, Catherine Theron, me & Michelle. Ava, Michelle & I have been friends for a couple of years. The love of stitching brought us together, and it has been a wonderful thing. We had so much laughter together at seminar - it was so much fun....
The Needlework Boutique provided us with great shopping opportunities - yes, we were in there a multiple of times. Ava sat up in bed after the first day, gave a sigh and was heard saying:" Hmmm, I wonder what I can buy today...?" Here she is posing with all her matching accessories she received at seminar. Note the beautiful, stitched necklace she has on - a gift from Michelle.
Alright, I am going to wrap it up for today - its after midnight, and I should at least attempt to sleep. I hope to have a bit of time tomorrow to finish up, and then its off to Italy for one week for sun, fun, beach, pizza, gelatto, and some sight seeing... yes, tough, I know ,but someone's gotta do it.