I am the very first to admit that I don't stitch much in stitching classes. Usually there is a lot of information to absorb and I have notes to take. Today was one of those days.
I'm taking two classes this year, and the morning class for these three days of the seminar is Elizabeth Gooch:
The center panel of this sampler is pretty much all reversible cross stitch, the outer two panels are free hand embroidery.
As we all know, I require the security of the wing chair to tackle reversible cross stitch. I require the security of the wing chair and an adult beverage to tackle free hand embroidery--which is weird, because the first needlework I did was crewel. This project will happen after I get home, although, like the excellent directions of all Joanne Harvey' samplers, you just need basic literacy, two functioning brain cells, and the ability to thread a needle to stitch a remarkably accurate reproduction. She definitely has the most complete instructions of anyone.
Then this afternoon, I had Jackie du Plessis' Moment in Time:
We spent most of the afternoon going over the assembly directions for the pouch. I actually think that I am starting to speak finish-finishing, because I understood everything that we're supposed to do with this--and even more, the logic behind it! This is a miracle, pure and simple.
And I did get a needle threaded in this class:
Hey, it's a start!