Thursday, May 03, 2007

Celebration of Needlework

Here it is.... what I stitched in class today :-) Yep, it is not much! But, who cares - classes with Catherine Strickler are just too much fun to worry about how much stitching you actually get done!! This is "Monodoodle" and is the practice piece for Monogram Sampler, the actual class project. It will be a bookmark someday...

Here is Monogram Sampler... now, isn't that a real beauty??!! And, as I said, what a fun class! This is the second time I have taken a class with Catherine Strickler, and if at all possible, it will not be my last. Margaret took the class with me - we take a class together every year... she is an excellent classmate, and it was wonderful to see her again! I also enjoyed seeing Jenn and Mary again this year.... AND... I finally got to meet Jo and Pete too! They are as lovely as you would think they are!! The six of us drove over to Shorty's Mexican Roadhouse in Nashua for a wonderful and really delicious dinner after class - I look forward to more time with them all :-)



I didn't work on Dawn tonight... when I got home from Celebration, I visited with my father in law and Mike's uncle, who both flew in from Florida today to spend the weekend with us while they are also here to visit Mike's grandfather at the nursing home. While we chatted, I put some time in on the exchange piece I am hoping to finish and post off by the end of the weekend :-) OH... and at Celebration we all showed off many of our WIPS - how cool to see them in real life!!



And, Heather has received my birthday gift for her! OK, I made it as a PIF gift... but then realized her birthday was just on April 27th but somehow I don't have her in my birthday alarm! Oh my! A terrible oversight!! But, that is fixed... she is in there now and I told her this is her belated birthday gift - a PIF will come later :-) I searched high and low for a Shepherd's Bush design that could be made into a biscornu. I am still amazed that I found one - Heather is a big Shepherd's Bush fan :-)
Woolwork Lambs Biscornu
Shepherd's Bush - in Pillow Flock leaflet, c. 1992
Cream Cashel Linen, DMC floss, Mill Hill Beads
Stitched 4/27/07 - 4/28/07

Stitched on today: Monodoodle in Catherine Strickler's Class, and exchange piece

28 comments:

Aussie Stitcher said...

Monogram Sampler looks gorgeous, sounds like you are having a great time.

Barbara said...

Wow, that made an utterly amazing biscornu! How cool! And Monodoodle looks so cute! :) I hope someday I'll be able to go to Celebrations, too, and meet Jo and everyone. I'm so lucky I got to meet you last summer!!!!

ollie1976 said...

Another nice job on a gift!

Anonymous said...

You are amazing to find the perfect project/gift for everyone. Congratulations. Ann.

Isabelle said...

That's a gorgeous sampler you started there Carol... Must have been such fun. The biscornu you made for Heather is such a beauty!
Thank you again for the sweet card and wishes.

tintocktap said...

I'm very envious of your class - sounds like fun! Have a wonderful time.

Vonna said...

So glad you had a wonderful time at your class and got meet up with friends :) Friends are always good!
Plus your birthday gift for Heather is gorgeous as always. Good job! Can't wait to see more of your class project!

Susimac said...

Love the biscornu. Glad you are enjoying your CS class

Anna van Schurman said...

What a cute biscornu! And I envy your trip to Shorty's. Mmmmm Shorty's... my parents live near the one in Bedford.

Kimberly said...

Oh the project is great! Even before I read it the design was screaming Catherine Strickler to me :)

Jenna said...

Wow, I'm amazed that you were able to find one, as well. Excellent work! :)

Wendy said...

It looks like the start of a gorgeous sampler and how much fun to take it in a class setting with other stitchers! It will make a great memory piece.

Michelle said...

What a gorgeous sampler that is going to be. I love the SB biscornu! What a great choice!

Carla said...

Carol that's a GORGEOUS biscornu!!! And the Monogram Sampler is a beauty too :)

KarenV said...

Lucky you to be able to take a class with Catherine! The class sampler looks beautiful!

Katrina said...

I've never taken one of Catherine Strickler's classes, hopefully someday. The piece is gorgeous and I love the biscornu too.

Hazel said...

What's this, what's this, something new? Its very pretty and I adore the biscornu as ever. x

BeckySC said...

Your class piece looks nice so far. Sounds like you are having a lovely time at Celebrations! The Biscornu for Heather is lovely.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Heather said...

What a lovely celebration piece Carol.

The biscornu is beautiful too.

Annemarie said...

Yay, what a nice long, chatty update, Carol! Your Monodoodle is perfection (and so is the design). Glad you're having such a lovely time. Ooooh, and that biscornu... yowzer!

Tannia said...

Oh I am so jealous that you got to meet Catherine....I am a big fan of hers :)

S said...

The biscornu and sampler are beautiful!! Sounds like you had a wonderful time at celebrations stitching and visiting.

quiltorstitch said...

Thank you again for the biscornu, I love it :) The monodoodle is nice! That looks like a fun project.

stitcherw said...

The sampler will be lovely, and your biscornu turned out beautiful as always. Glad you had such fun at your class, getting together with other stitchers is always so rewarding, and seeing what all everyone is working on is one of the best parts.
Sue

tkdchick said...

Carol, sounds like you had a great time at Celebrations. I looove stitching events!

Another gorgeous biscornu!

Lauren said...

Wow, that's a lovely class piece. It sounds like you're having tons of fun! And I love the biscornu you made!

Kajsa said...

That's the class I would have picked if I had the oppertunity to go! It must have been so fun!

Beautiful stitching as always.

Lelia said...

Hi Carol:

I'm catching up on all your blog posts -- awesome stitching GF : )

This SB biscornu is totally sweet. I'm stealing your idea, ok? I think I could make something like this with a SB pattern I own.

Luv it