It was a wonderful weekend in Spokane with Betsy Morgan! She had just returned from teaching in Australia. (All pics are clickable.)
Here is where we had dinner on Friday evening before classes started. It is a floating restaurant called The Cedars on the Spokane River. I had wild salmon cooked on a cedar plank-delicious!
Here is Betsy teaching us to make cord and tassels. Not one of my specialties, so it was good to see.
Here we are working hard but having fun, too. Some of these ladies are really expert and beautiful stitchers.
This was one of our projects for the weekend-the Helix Etui.
This was the other project for the weekend-Shaker Spool Box.
Check out this project-it is Betsy's new casket design. She will be teaching it in Vancouver in October. Love, love it!
Here are my kits and the pincushion that I finished this weekend. The colorway is lovely.
For those of you wondering if I was able to get Betsy's Toy Chest etui, the answer is yes! One of the ladies had decided she would never finish hers and I was able to purchase it. Here is the kit and the additional hobby horse and jack in the box toys. The only thing I could not get was the paint box. So please let me know if you have one for sale or trade :)
And I visited the LNS called Haberdashery and what a lovely store it was. The thread selection was impressive, there was space for classes, and there was a small fabric section to support surface embroidery. I was thrilled to find the large cardboard bobbins that I have not been able to find anywhere for ages. Click on the pic- and don't miss the trim in the right bottom corner with mini ric rac and buttons hanging from it-really cute!
Brenda, the owner, told me the store is for sale. She is retiring. I hope it is still there the next time I go to Spokane.
Betsy autographed my Inspirations magazine :)
Have a great week!