we had. We were so busy. I think we did not spend one single evening at home. But I spent an awesome weekend with Janice Routley and the girls. :) Designer Janice Routley came from Regina to teach us her Shore Birds in goldwork. She is an awesome teacher and we learned A LOT. I have to admit I was moaning a lot ( is that the right expression for making sounds like aaarrgh and uuuuuhhh?) because I missed the holes in the fabric :) And sometimes it was quite difficult to push the needle through the material but I was enjoying it so much! And I think everybody else was, too. We were 13 learners plus Janice. She is such a wonderful teacher and has a sense of humour which made it even more fun. Thank you so much Janice!!!!
This was my first workshop but for sure not my last one.
In this picture you can see Janice showing a few of us how to do it:
from left to right: Anna, Janice, Marian, Paula and Carol.
And just before the end of the class Janice did a little lacing workshop and showed us some how to do the lacing for pictures and ornaments. It looked a lot easier than what I had seen before. We will see if my fingers will do that at least half as easily as Janices...... ;)
I just want to Janice for this wonderful weekend. THANK YOU, Janice. You are awesome!
If I look at it I can't believe that this is all I got done in two days workshop from 8am to 4pm....OK, we had a few brakes but I was stitching concentrated (most of) the rest of the time. :) That what looks black in the picture is gold kid leather that we stitched on the ultra suede. It will keep me busy a lot longer as my little sensitive fingers LOL feel a bit sore after pushing the needle through the fabric.
While I had a good time stitching Lisa and Derek had a father daughter weekend and went to the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. At least they had a good time, too.
Thank you so much to everyone who commented on my blog. I will return the visits within the next days...we will hopefully not as busy as the last week.
WOW, I think this can be considered my longest post ever.
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