We sat with the same lovely ladies from Williamsburg that we met last year. They saved us seats hoping we would be coming. It was great to see them all and exchanges stories and updates. This time we exchanged email addresses and took a group photo! They were great and we have promised to look them up if ever in Williamsburg......me thinks Dyeing to Stitch in Virginia Beach is near Williaimsburg......hmmm. That could be added to my bucket list of retreats to attend.
I made progress on Corsica River. To look at it, it doesn't seem like much but I am further ahead of where I was. I finished the blackwork row of cherubs and profiles.
I am trying to get in as much blackwork as I can before I go bonkers doing it. It will then be easy to go back and fill in the long armed cross without much thought. Truth be told...there are equal amounts of back stitch as there are double running for the blackwork. This section has more intricate Assisi designs and the blackwork is challenging in some places.
I also got a teeny tiny bit more done to Quaker Halloween. It has been fun to introduce from other colors.
At this month's EGA meeting we were given a tiny surface embroidery piece to try. Let me tell you, I have even more appreciation for this type of work then I did before. It is very hard to be consistent with your stitches. I think they are good when I am doing them.....then I look back and think . .... yuck! We have a small tease of a project most months. I sign up, I start the project and then it sits, unfinished, somewhere. I decided these are going to be the pieces I work at my Thursday stitching night. They are small and should be easy enough to complete. It's will be good to work them, learn something new and to get them done. These small project are also very portable and it helps that I don't have to carry a whole bunch of stuff to a stitch on.
Our mantra is......from the top of the bridge, it looks good to me!
One last thing, I have been visited blogs and commenting but I discovered my comments are going through. hmmm. What's that about? I used to be able to comment from my iPad but you know, you get an upgrade and it seems you lose something else. My mind maybe.........OK off to do the things I 'have to' before I settle in to some stitching time this afternoon.
Thanks for stopping by and keep on stitching!