Monday, March 14, 2011

Our Embroidery Class

Last weekend, Oolie came down from Colorado and joined me at Los Poblanos where I taught a beginning embroidery class. Below is the piece that I did for everyone to use to "begin" and it was so cool to see how everyone approached it in a different way.

We first did a little sampler on a piece of felt to get the hang of each stitch. Everyone in the class told me that they learned so much from our little exercises and they were so ready to get started on the project.

Everybody got assorted colors of floss wrapped on these little paper spools. I just love how they look all laid out together.

Here are Oolie and Penny, working on their embroidery - BIG concentration!

Here is Penny's piece close-up.
She surprised us the next morning at breakfast with a finished product!
I think she was the only one to get it completely done.

Sweet Joy is a cross-stitch lady who had not done any other embroidery.
She was amazing in her meticulous stitches and did such a beautiful job.

This is the other side of Joy's pillow.
We all did our names on the back" of the pillow.
Joy chose lavender to illuminate her name and it is lovely.

Sarah has perfectly wonderful stitches, too.
I was so pleased for these ladies that they did such beautiful work.
We had a wonderful time laughing and talking and stitching...

After that, Oolie and I met with Nancy to lay out the next 6 months of classes.
Nancy grabbed some wine for us and toasted the day.
Oolie walked around the Inn finding some pretty special treasures.

Her we are saying good night to Nancy.
Wish you could see more of our room!
After hot bubble baths, we sat by the fire and soaked up the whole day.
So glad that Oolie made it down for this one...and my birthday!
It was a great weekend......

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