I didn't take a class yesterday. Instead, Dearly Beloved and I tottered and lurched about the Historic District. Because it is President's Day week-end, we were treated to some special programming, which included an opportunity to discuss the matters of the day with Patrick Henry, among others.
The re-enactors who portray important figures in Williamsburg are nothing short of outstanding, and remain in character throughout the events they portray. And they can be quite entertaining, reminding us that those marble statues were once real people, with faults and foibles like our own.
This journey through history ended by going to the Seafood Buffet at the Lodge. The Seafood Buffet ended in lurching and tottering back to our hotel room where we were comatose for awhile from a surfeit of crab au gratin, boiled shrimp, oysters on the half shell, and Strawberry Napoleons.
If I ever have to choose a last meal, this might be the one I pick.
Today I took a class from Sherri Jones of Patrick's Woods. To see the completed project, you may want to visit her website, (www.patrickswoods.com) and look at the Tulip Tray, since it will be awhile before you see anything of it on this blog!
And this is what I stitched today:
This will be the bottom panel of the wooden tray.
During the afternoon we learned how the wooden panels that make the tray will be laced together with ribbons. Sherri kindly gave us a paper pattern to use to practice. This is going to require thinking in three dimensions again. We know I don't see the world that way. This could get interesting. However, several friends of mine also took the class. There was some discussion about a lacing party which could potentially involve cocktails before lacing. This may relax us enough to handle the lacing, but if the lacing is unsuccessful, we won't care.
And poor Sherri had to deal with us. Needlework teachers are simply not paid enough!