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Monday, October 07, 2013

Weekend stitching....and terror

Yep, I bet THAT title got you thinking didn't it?!!

Here's the stitching part....

Above is a little motif created using beads pirated from a thrift store necklace
and leaves from the scrapbooking department at the dollar store.

Below is a seam treatment where I used the
lovely stencils from Sharon Boggon to create the curved lines.

Above is another seam treatment based on Sharon's
Below is a catherine wheel.

Below is another seam treatment using Sharon's stencils
for the basic form.

As for the 'terror' part of this post....

Tomorrow I teach (or at least try to)
embroidery to a group of about a dozen ladies from
the local quilt guild.

That, in itself, shouldn't be a 'walk the plank' 
moment, so why do I feel as if I'm poised 
on the edge??




  1. I'm sure you will do well tomorrow. Just remember to breathe. Lovely stitches.

  2. Ah, I know that feeling so well! just think, in a few hours you'll be wondering why you were worried and anxious. It will all turn into energy and the class will be great. Then next thing you know they'll want you back, and YOU'LL AGREE!!!

  3. I forgot to admire your stitching, sorry, great eye candy there! and I always like how you credit people with their ideas and designs.

  4. Relax!! You'll be absolutely fine. Bust take a deep breath and imagine everyone naked.

  5. Beautiful stitching. I hope you don't drown. Just keep kicking.

  6. You will be fine and they are gonna love you, just like we do!

  7. Love all your stitching this week. You have been a busy little bee.
    I can well understand your little bit of apprehension with teaching a bunch of seasoned stitchers, lol. But I believe every stitcher has room (and the eagerness) to learn new stuff. I am sure you will enjoy it once you get going.

  8. LOLOL Am sure it was a breeze in the end for you and they were lucky to have you!
    Fabulous edgings there and such a pretty beady flower!

  9. You will be fine once you get going. Remember they are all friends and ladies like you who want to learn.

    Break a leg.


  10. I'm sure you will do very well. And find that you can swim excellently. Remember, you have so much knowledge to pass on that your students will be eager to hear it all.

    Heather M.

  11. Nice motifs!
    You'll be just fine......just remember that everyone is there because they WANT to be, and because they want to learn and have fun. Smile and breathe. And if that doesn't work, just imagine everyone sitting there in their

  12. Your stitch combos are really elegant. I am confident you will do a great job teaching. You are very knowledgeable and have a lot to share. I have been considering doing a little class but haven't gotten my nerve up.


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