Confidence!

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Hi Everyone —

Sue says it take a lot of confidence for me to post my pitiful progress of my two days in “Bunnies on Lavender Lane”.  Here it is:

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As you see, I have the Momma Bunny sans ears and tail, one of nine hosta flowers, one of twelve hosta leaves, and one of three rose bush branches!

Most of you know that I chose this class so that I could experience having Jo Ippolito Christensen as a teacher.  I apparently missed the part where it said this class was stump work.  It sure stumped me!  I thoroughly enjoyed Jo’s tales of her introduction to needlepoint, her single-minded pursuit of it at the Library of Congress in the era before internet, her early publishing experience, and her later explosive success with the “Needlepoint Book”.

Today Jo started class by showing us her Vera Bradley clear bag with three zipped bags inside:  one small, one medium, and one large.  The large bag holds a light, flat iron, and the like.  The medium one holds her usual stitching supplies (which consist of a LOT more stuff that my usual supplies), and a small bag in which she keeps her thread scissors and her current project threads.  She keeps this case packed and ready to go to guild meetings, stitching events, etc.  I think I will go and check it out.

Jo is going to be staying home more and working out of Rittenhouse in Philadelphia.  Isn’t NJNA lucky to be so close by?

Cheers, Rosie

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