Hi, Everyone —
I think I FINALLY got the name of my class correct — although I still refer to it as Cardinal in the Garden mostly. Today was day 3 and it was much the same as day 1 and 2. I did make progress on the female cardinal and a few flowers and trees. Tomorrow we will use the memory thread for the cardinal claws and flower stems and we will learn needle-weaving for 3-D flowers. Most of my classmates are loving this class — admittedly our teacher, Joan Thomasson, is a lovely person. We only have six people in the class and that is a real boost for something that requires so much individual creativity. Unfortunately, the class does not put me in my Zen space!
Speaking of Zen space — I sort of went off at the manager of Thelma’s coffee stand here at the hotel when he had NO English Breakfast Tea available at 7:30 AM this morning. I must admit that he checked his storeroom and finally volunteered to go in search of it elsewhere in the hotel. He found some and I thanked (and tipped) him profusely. Sue and I had tried to buy regular tea bags at two delis and at CVS yesterday. In my not so humble opinion — this tea crisis is unacceptable!Tonight the seminar attendees from the Metropolitan Region of EGA (Skylands Chapter’s Mothership) went out for dinner at Bistro 301. Sue and I had eaten there earlier in the week and had already decided that we would eat this last free dinner there as well.
Sue and I both had the wonderful salad of mixed greens, grilled chicken, melted brie, grapes, apples, and candied walnuts with a Merlot vinaigrette dressing. It was wonderful — and no doubt both Sue and I will attempt to recreate it at home.
I hope to complete my SOTM stitching tonight while I catch the opening kick-off of the Arizona football game! Go Wildcats!