This post is all about our adventure to A Stitchers Dream in Mt Dora. I arranged for our sampler guild to attend a class Karen the shop owner was teaching on simple ornament finishing. We had great participation from our group - 8 members from the NE FL group attended. We got up at the butt crack of dawn and headed down thru the Ocala National forest for a day of fun food and friends. We met at Starbucks - got all "fueled" up on caffeine and headed off. It was a beautiful cool day -
I am SOOO proud of my finish - I am "finishing" challenged for sure and this was the first ornament I have ever finished. However I screwed up big time and therefore had to get creative with the trim. I cut the linen too short to properly fold over and anchor down - therefore I eneded up having to lace my linen to the plastic canvas which Karen recommends for simple finishing like this. It worked out OK except a narrow edging would not cover up my huge pulled stitches. Anyway - true confessions on my blog - You can see those big stitches I had to use to " lace" the linen to the plastic canvas in the photo above.
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