|Ellen and Linda|
On Sunday we did more stitching, and then Ellen taught us how to assemble models of the Jacob’s Ladder-style needlebook, using scraps of ribbon and cardboard pieces. Her instructions were very methodical and easy to follow and even though I’m somewhat “finishing-challenged”, I am confident that I’ll be able to finish my stitched needlebook without too much trouble. All of Ellen’s chart instructions are detailed, complete, and so easy to follow.
Sunday afternoon Ellen presented a slide show of some incredibly beautiful antique wooden work boxes and their contents. The workmanship on these boxes was unbelievable! If I ever win the lottery, one of the first things I'm going to buy is an antique workbox of my very own.
Throughout the weekend, door prizes were given out, and Linda made sure there were enough that each of us received one.
Before we left, Linda gave us lovely wooden tool blocks and rulers which were inscribed “House of Stitches Weekend of Stitches October 6-7, 2012”. If you’d like to see a photo, check out Ellen’s blog at www.withmyneedle-ellen.blogspot.com.
If you ever have the opportunity to take one of Ellen’s classes, please jump at the chance. She is an incredibly good teacher--knowledgeable, informative, very organized, and above all, interesting and FUN!
A great big THANK YOU to Linda for bringing us this wonderful weekend of stitching!