Hangover

I'm recovering from my all-nighter last night (3 hours counts as zero hours, according to my friend Jenny), but last night and today were TOTALLY worth it.Thus afternoon was the monthly weekend sew for my guild, which is always a good time. I got all the blocks cut and pieced for the Drunkards Path baby quilt. (I'll piece the blocks together tomorrow), but this morning was the coolest class ever. The lovely ladies behind Prints Charming (and the book Sew Charming) flew in from Australia to introduce their new fabric line with Kokka, and they taught an AMAZING embroidery workshop at Sew Modern. I'm fairly decent at embroidery, but it's always cool to learn different techniques, and I'm OH so glad I did. I know how to embroider a blanket stitch, but they know how to USE it:

20111015-230415.jpg Ditto with the chain/lazy daisy stitch:

20111015-230608.jpg Their color and designs were CRAZY cool:

20111015-230757.jpg We all got a pretty linen panel to practice on, so here's my start:

20111015-231009.jpg (from the top: runningstitch, bullion and French knots, back stitch, couching stitch, chain stitch. Clearly I need to be more bold with my color choices. Hopefully I'll be able to loosen up a bit and really go crazy on this panel... Now it off to bed with me. I won the Long Arm package (class and supplies) at the 2nd Anniversary celebration for the guild, and tomorrow's my first class.

Excited is not emphatic enough! Goodnight!