Sunday, May 02, 2010

Celebration of Needlework 2010

Yesterday I attended Celebration of Needlework in Nashua, NH. I was fortunate enough to be able to take a class with Jeannette Douglas again this year. There were fewer teachers there this year, and fewer vendors - a sign of the economy? The mood remained very upbeat, so I figure all is still pretty much well with the Celebration crew... and I surely enjoyed it yet again this year.

Here is Ms. Jeannette herself, chatting with students in class...

... and here is my progress on the class piece as of late last night - I did three bands in class, and then four more when I got home. It is a long band sampler that she finished as a bellpull to be rolled and tucked away in the box. I could not afford to also take the finishing class that was held today... I actually plan to just frame mine when done. It's called Royalty ABC, and I will try to remember to post more progress pictures as I have them.

I have definitely been more in a stitching mood again - whew! That was a long dry spell, and I hope it stays picked up for me again!


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Currently Stitching: Royalty ABC, CaHORH - mailed off my HoE Early Christmas Exchange yesterday

11 comments:

Sherri said...

So cool! Glad you had a good time. Looking forward to progress pics on the sampler.

Ranae said...

Looks like lots of fun

Deb said...

Looks like it was a lot of fun and glad that you had a good time. I used to go to those years ago (i.e., before hubby and kids)! I miss going to them.

stitchhappy said...

I'm so glad you had a good time! I've been out of the stitching loop for so long but just got back from a stitching retreat this weekend myself.It felt good to get back in the stitching mode - so I can understand how you feel.

Lynn said...

I took a class with Jeannette a few years ago at our retreat and really enjoyed it. Looks like you had a great time. Love your progress so far.

Andrea said...

Looks like this is going to be a beautiful sampler. Glad you had such a good time.

Katrina said...

Gorgeous piece! Glad you had a fun time and you are more in the mood for stitching.

Sally said...

Very pretty band sampler. Glad you had a great time.

Laura said...

Hi Carol!

I wish i could have seen you at the Celebration of Needlework. I went on Saturday-just to the mall part. I came back with a few goodies though-Nora Corbetts' ABC Fairies and a Sweetheart tree mini graduation design. I love seeing all the people and yes, even though there weren't as many vendors, the mood was upbeat. I still had a good time. Have a great day!
Laura Street

(i'm the girl that met you at colonial Needleworks -just in case you still remember me!)

Berit said...

This looks great! :D So glad to hear you had a fun time getting refreshed! :D

Susan said...

I enjoyed my trip to Celebration last year - I knew with my move to Texas in the middle of the year that I wouldn't be going this year, but that didn't stop me from looking at the class schedule - I did notice that Maureen Appleton didn't teach this year. She's one of my favorite designers to take a class with.

I'm sorry that I didn't get to meet you last year when I was there. I'm envious that you live to close to it!