Stacy demonstrated the necessary techniques and stitches, and introduced us to my favorite new fusing product, Soft Fuse. I don't think I will be so hesitant to start prepping new wool projects now that I have learned about this.
This is the room full of stitchers Stacy managed with her easy-going, fun-loving style, and we did have a good time. The Village Dry Goods gals made sure we had plenty of peanut M&Ms, pretzels and Swedish Fish on each table to fuel our creative activity.
Friday evening was the dinner/trunk show at the event center of a local restaurant.
|Good food and company.|
|Lots of fun--you should have seen Cindy (in the middle) dance as she helped display Stacy's little quilts.|
|And plenty of inspiration. I'm wondering now why I didn't buy that pattern on the right.|
|If you haven't already noticed, Stacy's pattern niche is small, prim-style, monthly themed designs.|
|One of the shop owners brought a cute little granddaughter helper.|
|So many tempting monthly pinkeep and candle mat designs.|
These banners finish at just under 8x15"--a lovely size for hanging on a door or in a little space that needs brightening.
Here is our project on my second day.
|Just some stitching on the black edge, buttons and a few decorative stitches and I can make mine into a pillow like Stacy's.|
On the left Jamie is stitching her beautiful heart (love her wool), and across the table Stacy is helping someone with their project from the first day (which I didn't attend).
My friend, Kim, made time to start hers. It is one of the banners shown above, and it is so cute.
To the right, one of the shop owners (RoLayne) is trying to share her box of Peeps. She actually likes them, so it was very thoughtful of her. I passed. : )
If you are still with me, you have earned a nap--or chocolate--or both. : )
Until next time,