Last week I attended the SAGA convention in Hampton, VA. What a fun week it was!!! I had the opportunity to take classes from some wonderful teachers – Phyllis Brown, Claudia Newton, Jeannie Baumeister and Vaune Pierce. I took home some tips from each one of them. I can highly recommend each of these teachers!!! They are all professional, knowledgeable and excellent teachers. If you have the opportunity to take a class from any of these ladies, jump on it!!!
Here are some pictures of their class projects that I hope to get finished:
Claudia’s diaper shirt set:
Now, if only I can get my bullion stitches to look as fabulous as hers!!!
Jeanie’s class – I have serious doubts that I’ll ever get my featherstitching to be as tiny as hers is!
As you can see, I focused on handwork/embroidery type classes. I have a long ways to go before my embroidery is as beautiful as any of these ladies! 😛 Of course, now I have several UFO’s that will need to be stitched up at some point. LOL!
Since I’ve been home, I’ve worked on my sample dress to get the shadow work embroidery finished.
What you probably don’t realize is that I only stitched the bows on the front of the gown for the picture and to submit the class to SAGA for approval. 🙂 So, there were several bows that needed stitching. I’m happy to report that they are all finished now! Whew!!!
Now I’m anxiously waiting for the next Classic Sewing magazine to arrive. Think Christmas!!! Don’t you just love silk! It’s one of my favorite fabrics!!!
If you haven’t subscribed yet, you’ll want to!
As you can see, I’ve been busy. 🙂 I hope everyone enjoys the weekend!!!