Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Getting Ready for Fun!

So, here I am, sitting in a lovely hotel room in Williamsburg, VA, getting ready to start stitching tomorrow. This trip is one of my big gifts from my DH at Christmas. (the other an amazing giclee of Jane Goodall in Gombe that is being framed). I don't know if all the participants will make it through the snow, but Tricia Wilson Nguyen, the instructor, came down from Boston by train yesterday to be sure we could have the class.
I'm very sorry for those of you trapped in the storm (having been through many while I lived in London, Ontario, Canada) but I'm very glad I live in Virginia now where it was 67 degrees while I walked the dog today.

Anyway, a coif update before I get wrapped up in the new projects I'll get over the next couple of days.
Some leaves for the coif. There are 3 shapes that will be two tone, the rest will be one colour. I'm not sure if we should actually assign colours for the solid leaves or let people choose, we'll have to see how things look. Maybe if there are 3 close colours it would work.

And this bud will be on either side of the mystery flower.

So here it is so far. It is really quite wonderful how every flower or leaf changes the piece. Can't wait for the gold!

P.S. I've been experimenting with my cameras to see what combination of zoom, etc. gives the best photo. Unfortunately, I've neglected to write down what I'm doing so I have no idea what is the best way to take the photos. I think that may need to be a priority soon.


Elmsley Rose said...

So lovely!

Have a GREAT time at class :-) I wish I were there!

Jenny said...

3 days of stitching with like-minded people, what fun! Have a great time. I'll swap your 67F for our overnight minimum of 27C(81F)anyday. We are in the middle of a heatwave here with temps in the 90's every day and a few over 100. Stay warm & happy stitching