Tuesday, June 30, 2009

California classes and Darla's Quaker Samplings I

I am pleased with the way my two classes went on Saturday and Sunday. It was also nice to see old friends and meet new ones.

Several ladies took class photos, and I hope to have a couple to share with you soon. Meanwhile here is one photo taken at the Sunday class, Call of the Sea, at Needlepoints, Ltd. in Garden Grove, California.

A few days before I left on my trip, Darla, who was in Sunday's class, sent me a photo of her finished Quaker Samplings I. She stitched it over one linen thread on 25-count Mushroom Lugana linen with DMC 3863. Darla brought her piece to class so that I could see it in person. The photo doesn't begin to do justice to her beautiful sampler.

On the flight here, I decided to stitch on Mary Wigham. It took me nearly half the trip to come up with a system that would work since I now need magnification when I stitch. I have one of those mini clip magnifiers/lights for travel. Sometimes I clip it to my clothing, but that didn't work well on the trip. I discovered if I sit next to a window on the plane, I can clip the magnifier to the bottom of the window shade. I don't know why it took me so long to figure that out, but I am now ready for the trip home.

Remember the photo of my case with the fish bodkins in the plastic bag so they could easily go through security? Well sure enough, at the Cincinnati airport, I could see the puzzled screeners looking at them. I guess I've educated two more screeners as to what bodkins are.

Southern California along the coast is absolutely beautiful this time of the year with cool temperatures and beautiful flowers and flowering trees. Here are some photos of some of the beautiful flowers and trees.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I had to laugh at the thought of the screeners figuring out the bodkins! Glad to read that your classes went well.