Friday morning I left the hotel, early if not bright, for the short ride (via Starbucks for a venti non fat latte with an extra shot…) and set up for one fun day.
The Hands All Around Quilters Guild had me booked for Embroidery and Beading for Quilters.
We started off with embroidery. After a short demo everyone set to work. We had a full class stitching away. I just love how sociable hand work is. Some had come prepared with extra light… There were lots of ladies working away on their basic stitches.We had a very busy and productive morning.
Lunch was provided and was excellent! Chicken salad croissants,veggie tray, and chocolate biscuits. The conversation continued but there was more stitching to be done. The beads were brought out and off we went again…Single beads, beaded back stitch… But what was going on behind the partition?
At 2.45 we stopped for a spot of tea…
Beautifully presented and fit for royalty.
A place for everyone. (Notice the quilts from the night before still on display?) And then back for a final hour of stacks, tassels and fringes.
Stitching with beads is not fast work but it can certainly add interest…
Time flies when you are enjoying yourself and four o’clock came before we knew it.
I hope there will be lots of embroidered and beaded quilts at show and tell in the future.
The machines will come out tomorrow!
Today’s featured image? Embroidery as embellishment in progress on a batik panel from Bali…
It was a fun day of learning embroidery and beading embellishment. And, I thought the afternoon tea was so appropriate for our lovely and talented teacher! I wish we had had our fascinators! (I think that is what you call those cute hats.)
Fascinators would have been fun. Maybe next time?
Next time fascinators for sure!
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