|My love birds|
On Monday and Tuesday our stitching group drove (I flew) to Naples to take our first class with Susan Portra at Needlepoint in Paradise. Wow, we had a wonderful time! Tonight's blog is going to be mostly the photos that I took at the class. I was overwhelmed by taking notes, trying out stitches and listening in on everyone else's project. The greatest part is that there were 4 of us in the class so we get to see 4 projects come to life under Susan's guidance.
Here are Susan and Mary - she always ends up being the teacher's pet. How come?
And here is Mary's project. Her sister lives in Hawaii. We learned a lot about making cording with this one and all about ribbon flowers!
Here are Millie and Frances with Susan
Poor Frances - we had her taking notes on her iPad AND doing videos on her phone
Here are some of the other canvases:
Millie's flower is ALL beads, Frances has the most exquisite background, and Lisa's is going to be so wonderful you will see it on season 3 of Downton Abbey...
|Frances' bird purse|
|Lisa's Mary from Downton Abbey|
We met new friends and I have just found out one of our dear friends that we will be visiting in a few weeks when we take a boat trip to the west coast of Florida has taken 3 classes with Susan! I will have to get cracking!!!