Did you know there are hills in Florida. Mt Dora is situatied west of Orlando in what is to be considered the "hills of central Florida" - it is beautiful country and Mt Dora is a charming quaint little town with cute shops and restaurants lining the streets. On Saturday morning I picked up a sampler guild buddy of mine - Linda at a Starbucks near her home and off we went. I opted to take the scenic route down thru the Ocala National Forest - I have been that way many times before and prefer to stay off the interstate highways whenever possible.
Our class was in Mt Dora at A Stitchers Dream - I had never been to this shop and until recently did not know it even existed. There was another shop in Mt Dora with a similar name that did close several years ago. Owner Karen greeted my traveling companion Linda and I at the door on Saturday morning - (why didn't I take a single photo of the shop?) I was excited with the prospects of learning something new and spending the day with DF Carol who lives in central florida. Much besides - it's been a LONG time since I was in a stitching shop devoted to counted thread work and not just a needlepoint shop.
The class was by Indigo Rose and called Six Hem Stitch Sampler. Both Carol and Linda had all their pre-stitching finished but I felt I did pretty good with what pre-stitching I got accomplished. I think they were able to cut all 6 of their hem stitch sections and I only managed to get 2 done but that's OK because I learned a lot and I definitely needed moral support when it came time to cutting those linen threads - WHOA - that was scary.
Here is a couple of shots of my sampler:
Sun, Sand, & Stitching with Lisa Bongean
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