Gosh, it seems forever since I have made a post. Maybe because it has been forever.
I have been quite ill since the first of the year and that is very unusual for me. Upon inspection by my family doctor we discovered that this nasty feeling of weakness, tiredness, horrible cough, etc., is really and has been, pneumonia. After stuffing my body with antibiotics, plenty of rest and fantastic spoiling by my husband, and of course proper supervision by an old cat of 22+ years who is himself dying, I can safely say that I am on the mend and I believe starting to feel like my old self.
Things have been happening during this period, however. Time does not stand still fortunately. Class selections for EGA and ANG Nationals for 2015 took place the past 2 weeks. I was honored to have some of my classes selected for the EGA National 2015 to be held in San Antonio.
Here is my new pride and joy Pumpkin Spiced Tea. She is such a pretty autumn piece. Keep in mind that she is just off the stretcher bars and has not been setup nor framed.
She has needle felting added with silk roving - yes silk roving not wool roving. We are going to have so much fun with this piece. It is on 14ct. canvas and will work up quickly. There are lots of fun stitches and threads provided for this 2-day class. Of course I had to throw in a little stump work techniques.
The other class was requested by EGA and is the popular Diamonds and Rubies. This lovely ornament is a self-finishing design and will be offered in three color ways so you have many choices.
It has been reformatted to be presented in a more relaxed paced 2-day class. This will even allow some turbo stitchers to finish the ornament and possibly start the finishing process before heading home. There will be step-by-step demonstrating of finishing in class so that you can make your own needlepoint into the lovely finished product as photographed above.
The downside to this great news is that since EGA got to select first this year, ANG will not be able to offer this class this year. So, since I proposed the same classes to ANG, I will not be teaching at ANG 2015. This is the first time in many years that I will be absent from ANG National. I will miss it terribly but I look forward to my new adventure at the EGA Seminar and hopefully will be able to return to ANG 2016, wherever it may be.
In a few weeks I will be teaching at the NAN Seminar in Troy, Michigan. To The Beach
is the class that is being taught, and as always, is going to be lots of fun. The gals signed up for the class seem to be excited and I know they will not be disappointed.
Until next time, remember to Stitch with a Smile!