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African Images


Hi Everyone —

Here’s  my progress at the end of class.  As Jill wrote in her earlier blog, we used a lot of new and interesting threads for this project.  This afternoon we did a stitch called the Cretan stitch with a random pattern.  You can see it on top of the blue area on my canvas.  I can’t wait to add the Tagua Nut slices that form bird’s nests overtop!

I think it can also be said that I am unable to summon the patience to color inside the lines — so you will see all of the bits of color on my trees in the tree panel.  In fact, I obliterated the branches and have to stitch some before I can add the rest of my leaves.  Also the green stems on the leaves were not supposed to be painted — but I lost it with the stencil and the paint dabber!


I signed up for this piece because it was so interesting.  I wasn’t disappointed!

Opening Banquet tonight!

Cheers!  Rosie

African Images


I’m in the same class as Rosie, and am really enjoying it. The one Terry Dryden piece I had done previously had a great assortment of threads that were new to me, and Terry did not disappoint this time! A YLI Ribbon Floss imported from Germany called “Shimmer” and something called “Straw Silk” from Silk Road Fibers. Along with Valdani perle cotton, apparently slightly heavier than DMC and providing just a little more coverage.

Here is one of the feathers I stitched using two of these new-to-me fibers.


New Orleans!


Hi Everyone!

Seminar is in full swing in New Orleans.  I arrived yesterday after a long night and three flights — from Anchorage!

I managed a power nap yesterday and joined three other members of NJNA for a fabulous dinner at Compere Lapin.


See our beautiful meals?  I had an heirloom tomato salad and steak tartare — what could be better than that?


Today was the first day of classes.  I am enrolled in “African Images” by Terry Dryden.  We have a fabulous kit with many interesting threads.  We started today by coloring and painting our canvasses.  After lunch, we started stitching!


Tonight, Sue helped me recuperate from my travels with a simple dinner at the hotel.  I hope that others will also post about their experiences.  Meanwhile, to quote my daughter Meg — it’s been an awfully long day!  Good night!

Cheers, Rosie