First EGA GCC finish

That would be Embroiderer’s Guild of America Group Correspondence Course. (I’m no fan of acronyms but they are handy for a title.)

1st GCC finish

I enjoyed working on all of this except the final band. I went in with the intention of having perfect tension with the knots all evenly spaced, but quickly wound up with loosy goosy threads flopping in the breeze. I redid most of the coral knots, which luckily is easy to do. I will be sending this in, and thanks to the extension granted, I’m on time!

Lots of progress on the unicorn needlepoint as well:

unicorn WIP 2

I had a great time on Saturday at Needle in a Haystack with the Wagon GTG – great fun! I am very impressed with the level of work of everyone there – just gorgeous stuff from TWs, to over-one flowers, to highly blended dragons to gold thread on a black background – amazing work. The shop was stunning – with every thread and an overwhelming amount of patterns. I was fairly restrained – I didn’t bring home any projects but did get a gorgeous french book of alphabets and a pair of Dovo scissors.

I have my Tuesday night rug hooking class tonight after a two week hiatus. I am plugging away on my goat rug. He’s very cute and will be put to use in the bathroom, to alternate with the bunny rug I have in there now. We had a great felting class at guild two weeks ago, and I’d love to get those finished as gifts – door hanger ornaments stuffed with lavender. They are primitive, with a felted bird surrounded by a hooked background – really sweet and appealing.