Sunday, June 18, 2017

Things I Learned in Memphis

Hi there,

I'm Back!  I had a great time last weekend in Memphis and met some great girls who I hope to see again some day.  I took the PickYour Poison class and my pick was the cookbook.  The biggest issue over 3 days was whether or not to put in the black lines between the cookbooks.  Poor Amy had to contend with that.  And yes I was one of the ones asking constantly.



It's a great Alice Peterson piece and the rumor is that there are 2 more - one with the classics and one of children's books.  Naturally, competition set in and there is a race between the Houston girls to  finish.  I think the pace is 2 cookbooks a month.  Right now I'm in the "clean up the threads from class" mode and so I'm working my way around the canvas.  In the lower left corner you can see where Amy taught me the twisted lazy daisy stitch - now I can finish Joseph!

The Blue Check Cookbook aka Fanny Farmer
There was a great deal of interest in figuring out the cookbooks, too :-)




There was also shopping- Amy tried to keep us in class but we kept drifting over to the shop where Jill showed off all the finished samples (tricky Jill) - very effective.  This is a singles club ornament.





And this is a corner of Scheherazade which is an old home study of Amy's that I had to have.  OMG the colors are beautiful.

I must say that I am super thankful to Amy for letting me take as many photos as possible of all the home studies that I have and have not finished.




 When I got home my beaded watermelon was ready for pickup




All in all it was a great get away and if I do my homework maybe I can go next year!

Linda

PS  You know you've arrived in Memphis when 90% of the planes on the runway are Fedex!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Jam-Packed Memorial Day Weeekend

Hi there,

I hope everyone had a safe holiday.  One of my husband's pet peeves is when someone says "Happy" Memorial Day.  So every time we saw a sign or someone said that to us I had to cringe because I knew what was coming..."there's nothing HAPPY about it".  But we still had an awesome weekend.

Starting with Emily's dog show ribbons😊 which are now on my refrigerator.  A long time ago there were report cards up there!





When we got back on Tuesday I went back to work on Putrid Pumpkin.  I am off to Amy's next week for a cook up class so I want to take it and turn it in for finishing.




 Last night I did the tendrils and some of the ooze.





Those beads are worms.

So I hope to finish in the next 2 nights and put it in my suitcase for hand delivery!

Have a great week!!








Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lost My Mind...Briefly


And started a new project.  Worked on this all day yesterday while I was at the eye doctor.  Yes, you can even do this with your eyes dilated.  I love the background except for the compensating.  Can't wait to do the lamb and the flowers.





But I am back to the poison bottle now.

Phew,  that was a close one!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Sign is Done


Hi,

Last night I finished the sign.   Those are colonial knots done on a 24 needle.  I had to refresh my memory on those - went straight to YouTube.  Today I'm going to finish up the background and work on the lid to the bottle.

Should have it ready to go sometime next week 😊




Wednesday, May 17, 2017

This Shouldn't Be Too Hard to Finish


Just the bottle top, french knots on the letters and the ooze and I will have another finish!