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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Last Saturday

Last Saturday I went to a class taught by Lauren Sauer, A Book of Beries.  It is so fun to take a class with my friends.  I knew a lot of the people in class.  As always, there is that sweet moment when you get that whole new complete kit placed in front of you.

I wasn't sure what this design was.  But I was delighted to find that I love the sixteen pages of the book.  Many of the motif could be used on one of my caskets.  I love strawberries anyway and this book is comprised of many strawberry motifs found on samplers.  This will be fun to stitch.  First we made a little book of stitches that will be stored in the pocket in the back of the book.

Then we started stitching the pocket.

I tried using interfacing on the back of the linen but it was so hard to push the needle through.  My hands were sore.  So forget that, I cut off as much as I could.  Whew, much better.
A group of five of us went out to eat after class and it was fun to gab and munch.  I was pooped, stitching all day is tiring!


  1. How thrilling to take a class with Lauren. Please could you let me know if there is an up to date email address for her on your chart, as I would like to contact her about an old class piece - Victorian Melon Bag. Thanks in anticipation.

  2. Looks good so far, can't wait to see more.