Hi, Everyone —
Today I started my “Navajo Blanket” class with Toni Gerdes. This was my favorite offering at this year’s EGA seminar and I am happy to say that it did not disappoint! Toni is a wonderful teacher and I’ve already learned about new threads and stitches!
Virtually the entire piece is stitched in wool. I love stitching in wool. The amazing thing is that a thread that I have seen many times and maligned many times is used in this design: Lorikeet by Gloriana. It is amazing and beautiful. I always thought that it must be designed for 6 count canvas — but no — it is a 9-strand wool with a very rich, subtle color variation. So two strands are gorgeous on Congress Cloth. Wait until you see it in person!
As you probably know from my prior posts, I am the angel for this class and I warned everyone that I would likely be a slacker angel. Still, Toni presented me with this lovely needle minder as an angel gift! I’ll be using it tomorrow!
Sue and I had a lovely dinner at an Italian restaurant that is a short walk from the hotel. All we can say is that “It’s not Chicago!”.
All is well. Happy Stitching!