Hi Everyone —
Several of our NJNA members participated in the EGA Metropolitan Regional Seminar in Florham Park this weekend. Following our arrival on Friday afternoon, shopping in a wonderful boutique provided by Needleworker’s Delight, and taking our chances on about fifteen beautiful opportunity baskets, we settled down to two days of concentrated stitching.
I’ll let others report for themselves, but Diane, Barbara L, Jill, and I were all enrolled in “Fire ad Ice” taught by Toni Gerdes. This is about my fifth Toni class, so I knew it would be a wonderful class.
Here’s my progress at the end of the weekend:
I hope that I’ll be able to find some time to continue to work on this beautiful piece. I am even more interested now that I know the inspiration behind the project. This beautiful building in Kansas is an annex to the Metropolitan Museum of Natural History in NYC.
The architect used the red dichroic glass to simulate fire, and Toni found her inspiration for this lovely needlepoint piece. Can you see it?
Just imagine being able to create a piece based on this beautiful building and then being able to teach it to the multitudes! Color me impressed!
Keep on stitching!
PS — I “won” one of those opportunity baskets!