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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Second Class

Sunday was our second class.

It was Williamsburg Remembered.

 I saw it on Saturday with some other of Catherine's teaching pieces and admired it.  So I was really glad we were making it.  Then I realized that two of the kits I bought the day before matched it.  Even better!

Our class was in the fire house.  It is a nice light room with very comfortable chairs.  Again, I love that moment when there is a new complete kit right in front of me.  Today was easier as I am now more familiar with how Catherine does things.  So I knew first off to write the names of the colors on the floss card.  Barb is so organized.  She had a notebook all set up for this class kit.  She slipped the front photo into the slot on the front of the notebook and put all the pages inside.  Me, I just made a mess trying to find the page Catherine was reading from.  I started on the edging so I could get to some fun stuff like the flowers.  We went to lunch at Panera.  I was just going to have a bagel since I have been eating too much here in Indy.  But I gave in and had my favorite pick 2.
After lunch we talked about the finishing.  And then people started to leave.  The class went so fast!  How can my weekend be over so quickly?  My friend and I intended to stop on the way home and take a break but it didn't work out that way.  We went through some torrential downpours.  We even pulled over for a few minutes when we couldn't even see the road.  There weren't a lot of options for stopping.  Before we knew it, we were close to home.  That went fast.  Since I've been home, I have enjoyed working on this.  This is where I am today:
I just love the little snail.
Catherine has an interesting technique for the lettering.  It looks so satiny.  Now I know how to do it.

Things I learned this weekend:
1.  Indy has too much traffic.  Understatement of the year.
2.  I ate way more than I intended.
3.  If Nancy picks a place, it must be really cool.
4.  Sometimes I don't believe the GPS, maybe I should trust it more than I do.
5.  Janet is Queen of Creative Ideas.
6.  It rains in Indiana.  A lot.
7.  It is always fun to get together with other stitchers.
8.  I'm seeing more and more people that I know in classes.  It's a small world.  I'll see several of them again in a couple of weeks.  Well, actually, next week.
9.  I love my sewing room and always miss it.
10.  There just isn't enough time in the world to do all the things I want to do.


  1. Great Job Amy.... I learned to be organized due to how many pages we keep getting in our kits. They are getting bigger and bigger. Sorry you hit the rain storm. We just got ahead of it ourselves.

  2. Ok, so where are you off to next week??

  3. Indiana's weather was due to the "ring of fire" weather system that was making it's way eastward. It stretched back 6 states worth. Normally our June is not this rainy. I suspect we may get hit with the aftermath of the latest tropical storm soon.

    Indianapolis is like any large city - friday traffic is always the worst. Try driving in Chicago some day.


  4. Looks like another great class and project.
    Have fun with it!