Tuesday's merchandise night included a variety of vendors. There were some older painted canvas available, a great vintage and collectibles table including tons of buttons, wooden scissor stands, bags, totes and purses, several of the class teachers with some of their kits, wooden shaker boxes, and that is about all I can remember! LOL. During class that day, I got a lot of great ideas for the rose and tassel canvas which I will discuss with you as I work that project.
Wednesday during class, we started on the second round of canvas, after reviewing the boutique samples. We discussed layering, and lots of books and our collections of same! Can you say "I am a bookaholic, threadaholic, or stashaholic (fill in your own description here!)"
DH and I went to Columbia and met several of his old friends and had dinner and visited with all of them for a while. What fun! We got back a little late, but it was worth the trip.
Thursday was the last day of class, and we finished up all the second canvas that anyone had wanted to discuss and reviewed the first ones if anyone had other questions, comments. Several people had made great progress in those four days! A couple of people added new canvas to their stash from the boutique and almost everyone bought a little thread!! The closing reception and dinner were wonderful. Prime rib, salmon or chicken were the main course choice. Awards were presented for the gallery of stitched items that were on display during the week, and several door prizes were awarded.
All in all, it was a great week. I have lots of notes, had lots of fun too, and now know another large group of stitchers. If you get the chance to go, I encourage you to do so.....Maybe I will see you there sometime!
P.S. I stitched some more on the purse flap background tonight and tomorrow there will be pictures!! Promise!