OK, as I mentioned before, Belinda Karls-Nace of Blue Ribbon Designs was the guest designer and instructor for this wonderful retreat. She brought loads of models of her designs to share with us, which in turn enticed us to share our cash (and credit cards) with Hearts Desire! But I was happy to turn over my hard-earned money (my auto body shop pay), because the designs I chose suited me exactly. It was absolutely money well spent. Here are some pictures of the trunk show Belinda set up for us.
Belinda had designed a sampler to commemorate our retreat. How special is that? And the class projects used a couple of these motifs to create stitching smalls. Once I get back from my trip, I hope to be able to show you a sweet scissor fob and pincushion. Really neat stuff. (I should have taken pictures of the other stitchers' finishes. Where was my brain?) And I'll show you a photo of the three-ring binder full of instructions that detailed every single step of the stitching and finishing. Really awesome.
|Class sampler, inspired by springtime in Kansas, except that the Kansas ladies were quick to point out that the trees should have been leaning at a 45 degree angle. It IS Kansas, after all!|
|Oh, is he too cute or what?|
|This sunflower was used as scissor fob motif. And the bees! Look at those cute bees!|
Ah, but here's the thing. Belinda wasn't working it. Energy and enthusiasm are her personality. Yup, her attitude is genuine and even better, it's infectious. As well as her attention to detail and her dedication to each and every student. She was a marvelous instructor. If you're near a shop that is bringing her to town for a class - GO. You won't be sorry.
Oh, so what did I buy? Well, I went all Springtime this shopping trip.
|Turn the Page. Love the grapes!|
|Sweet Songs of Spring|
|Blooming with Inspiration|
Happy Easter and blessed Passover Wishes to all of my friends who are celebrating this weekend!