I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Ukrainian Embroidery Workshop

Hey Blog Buddies,
Yesterday was the Big Day!  Our Guild brought Terri Bay down from Minnesota to teach us her Ukrainian Whitework Diamond Ornament.   To refresh your memory, here it is:
I still have to redo the cording on mine, but it's not in my list of top 10 things to do.

The venue, Briar Ridge Country Club, was beautiful--
lots of natural light.  There was a window wall behind the photographer, too.

Terri is knowledgeable and fun,
and her charts and instructions are very detailed.

There was plenty to eat:  coffee, tea and Danish first thing,
soup and salad bar for lunch,
and giant cookies in the afternoon!
(Sorry, no food photos!)

Our Guild also made a little money back
from some handmade items and gift baskets
that were donated by members and raffled off.
(Yikes, I didn't get photos of those, either.)

At our request, Terri brought some
of her other charts to sell,
and displayed some of her beautiful work
for show and tell:

...a stunning, large lace piece and cute needle fob...

...blackwork(!) and Ukrainian embroidery...

...a hem stitch sampler...

...and who knew just eyelets and cable stitch
could be so gorgeous!

We had 27 sign-ups, only one no-show
and no major catastrophes.  Phew!

A big, big thanks to Terri for making our workshop so special,
and to everyone who attended and/or helped!
(You know who you are!)

Now I'm off to shred all my lists from last week
and spend some quality time
with my bottle of California jug wine.  ;)

Hope your weekend is going swimmingly.
Thanks for visiting!


cucki said...

wow looks like you had a fun creative day..
i love all the pieces so much.
happy stitching xx

Beth Pearce said...

That is quite and impressive type of stitching - very elegant! Thanks for sharing your class with us.

Julie said...

Oh WOW.... Such talent, everything is so beautiful. What a lovely thing to learn.

Chris said...

Congratulations on your successful work shop. It looks like a wonderful project.

Giovanna said...

What beautiful stitching!

Joysze said...

Gorgeous pieces!!

Meari said...

Beautiful stitching!!