Monday, July 23, 2012

Moving on to Another Project

Thanks again for all of your very kind comments about I Sigh Not for Beauty -- Ruth Ann Russell really deserves all the credit for designing such a beautiful sampler!

I'm moving on to another project.  Two weeks from this Wednesday, I will be taking my first ever class from Jackie du Plessis.  She is teaching at the Needlework Guild of Minnesota retreat.  I have never been to this retreat before and decided this year to give it a go.  It is so reasonably priced and  to have the opportunity to learn from a nationally known teacher and designer - I couldn't pass it up!  Jackie is offering four different classes; I am taking one of them - Briar Rose Etui.

I started my pre-work last night and made pretty good progress.  The entire project is stitched over one (what was I thinking???)  Here's what I've done so far:


You can barely see the outline of the project; the thread color blends in with the linen -- very hard to see!  It was much easier stitching the vine with the green silk thread.  I am going to finish the outline before I start the roses.  Amy at Thread in Hand is also working on this project; visit her blog to see what mine will look like in two weeks!

Off to work I go!

12 comments:

Margaret said...

The Briar Rose Etui is lots of fun! And Jackie is a great teacher too!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great start and I bet its going to be a gorgeous project!!!!

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

I completed Briar Rose and a couple more of Jackie's pieces. I love them and I'm sure you will too. Scarey waiting to see if that border will meet up! Irene xxx

BrendaS said...

Cathy --
Looks like a very neat project. I hope you have a wonderful time and learn lots of fun things:)

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Good for you...a new retreat...class with a national teacher...way to dillydally!

Melissa said...

You are a busy productive gal, Cathy! You blogged before you went to work?

I love your recent finish and your new start for class - I bet it will be gorgeous too!

How fun to be attending a class!

Barb said...

You are off to a good start! How great to be going to a stitching retreat!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

You'll have a great time and I can't wait to see your finished project!

Giovanna said...

This is going to be such a beautiful project - have fun!

Katrina said...

You will thoroughly enjoy your class!!!! Can't wait to watch your progress.

Karoline said...

Nice start on Briar Rose and congratulations on all your recent finishes. Great framing on I Sigh not for Beauty, it's looking gorgeous

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

You will love it-she was here at our Sampler Guild in April. I missed her due to my daughters wedding but everyone seemed to just love her class.