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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Second Day of Class

The Salty Yarns Trip Day Four:
It is Sunday and our second day of class.  Same routine today:  walking, Fractured Prune donut, Dunkin' Donuts, off to class.
We do such fun things today.  We make a darling waxer using buttons and a sheet of real bee's wax.  It smells wonderful.  It just takes a bit of rolling and warmth from my hands.

Then we make a dorset button.  Jackie is brave to have us try this.  I love love love the silk pearl we are using.

My first try isn't great.  So I take it out and try again.  Amy Mitten has taught me the hedebo part.  I just have to understand making the spokes so it doesn't look awful.  This is an acceptable button but I may try again.

We get a chance to buy some kits Jackie has brought with her.  We also see some future class projects.  I get two kits that go with the Fair Maiden's Work Bag.  One is a needleroll and one is the perfume etui.

 I order this little compact that matches as well.  I got a Pocket For Posies Assessories kit.  It has a darling pinball in it.

My goal today is to try a flower to make sure I know how to do it.  This is my first one.  I know what I need to do to make it look better.

The best thing we do is go over the finishing directions step by step making sure we understand exactly how to put the bag together.  
We spend some time lacing some beautiful Mokuba ribbon together for the handle of the bag.

I can't believe class is over already!  Some people have to leave.  Some people have to shop.  A bunch of us  (nine, I think) go to the Sunset Grill for dinner.  This is a nice restaurant.  I haven't had Alaskan King Crab legs for a long time and the restaurant has a special.  Michael and I share the most fabulous Turtle Brownie Sundae.  Very good food.
It is fun to hang around the lobby and drink wine, talk, knit and sharpen pencils.  Ginny shows me how to do a bunch of stuff on my Ipad that I didn't know how to do.  Jackie gets me signed up for Facebook.  It is fun hanging out with friends.  What a great day!


  1. Fabulous class and Yay for getting you onto Facebook! See you there!

  2. I tried commenting yesterday and they both disappeared. Hope to have better luck today.
    Wow I am so impressed with what you have learned. I think it is wonderful that you get to take such interesting classes and that you share them with us. Since I am not on Facebook I hope you don't switch to there.
    Are you going to Williamsburg? I have always wanted to go there.
    Barbara in OKC

  3. Amy,
    Looks like you've had another wonderful time in Ocean City! So wish I could have been there...but next time we'll have a Fractured Prune together! Class looks great and I'm sure you learned a lot--one always does at these events!
    See you on FB!

  4. Wow it's so beautiful..I love it
    Sweet hugs xx