Category Archives: After Thoughts!

Illusions — Finished!


Hi, Everyone —

I’ve been racing against a deadline since my Grand-dog is coming to visit today and I can’t have any needlework out while she is around.   Those wooden stretcher bars just remind her too much of a good stick!  My goal was to finish one of my two seminar pieces, Illusions!  So here it is:

This really great piece by Ro Pace was so much fun to stitch because of all the Jean Hilton stitches.  The lacy border is my favorite part!  Another great thing is that the whole piece could be done with no laying of threads!  I changed the thread color a little bit in the center star because I thought the design color was too dark.  I’m happy with the balance in the change.

Feel free to send me any other seminar pieces that you have done and I’ll be happy to put them up here.  Hopefully, we will have our new site up and running soon and then this can just be a faded memory!

Cheers!  Rosie

A FAB Week


Well, we all made it through the week.  I am sure everyone learned as much as I did in their classes.  It is always fun to pick up some little tidbits of info to use on your next stitching project.

I was very thankful to achieve the level of Fellow Teacher in the Master Teacher program last night.  Plus, the added surprise of the Massachusetts Excellence in Teaching scholarship was quite a surprise.  Guess I really will have to pursue the Sr. Master level now!

I have been home for one day and am already thinking about what I will be teaching in Chicago.  Proposals need to be in by March 2013.  No rest for the weary!

It certainly was great week.  I am hopeful everyone had as great of a time as I did.

Thanks for sharing all the photos – they have been alot of fun!


At Sanibel


I love reading of each person ‘s progress. I wish I could still be there. So far, I have half my kitchen put back together and had an hour swim this morning. Last night, totally exhausted, I finished a little area on my canvas. Progress is slow, but ever so enjoyable. Have a great farewell dinner tonight.