If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
I read my friend Janet's blog (http://www.janetbrandt.com) about her adventures in England attending the very first Bath Textile Summer School. I think it is held at the Holburne Museum. Whoa, would you look at the building?
It sounded like so much fun. She took a class from Jenny Adin-Christie (my hero!). She saw caskets - in person! I told Janet that if she went back next year, I wanted to go with her. But Jenny's class for next summer was full so forget that. Then Janet said, let's go in 2016. I could plan for that. It would be a trip of a lifetime. Janet knows the ropes now that she's already been there. I would never be brave enough to go by myself. Jenny has added another class for next year's school. There are several more teachers and classes too. But now Janet and I have a plan. Jenny's class in 2016. I've always thought it would the ultimate stitching experience to take a class with the Royal School of Needlework. But I'm afraid I wouldn't fit in. I stitch in hand. I'm a rebel and change stuff. I don't baste unless forced to. Having made several of Jenny's kits, I know I could handle a class with her. I also know she has great directions. It is my dream trip.
I finished stitching the little pin cushion.
I have to go through my stash and see if I have something that will do for the backing. In my mind, I would like a piece of velvet that is the color of the bowl the bird is perched on. Maybe I have a piece of wool that color. We'll see. Maybe I can find something at Stitchville. Sounds like a plan.