Monday, 14 January 2013

My fantastic weekend at EGSA summer school

Hi everyone,
 I have just had the most wonderful weekend stitching with 19 other friends at the Embroiderers' Guild of South Australia Summer School. There were lots of classes to choose from but my favourite choice was the French Birdcage workbox and accessories by Christine P. Bishop. We spent 2 days working on the accessories that fit into the workbox and discussing the stitching and construction of the box. Everything was explained in detail and we were able to stitch enough to be able the complete other pieces with the information we gained in class. We did request a catch-up class toward the end of the year and Christine very kindly agreed to arrange a time and date.

Here is what I achieved in class.
French Birdcage Workbox & Accessories
Copyright Christine P Bishop 2012
There is a lot more to stitch but it is just beautiful. Friends and I had a chance to tour around the other classes during lunchtime to see what the others were stitching and to say hello to friends we haven't seen for a while. Lots of homework all round. There was a sewing related quiz night on Saturday night with teams competing to win threads and chocolate, two of the most favourite things a stitcher can never have enough of lol..................Won't tell you where my team was in the final scores but it was a good laugh.

On Friday was the Summer School Market Day and I was able to display and sell some of my charts and accessories. Although it was another hot day I managed to sell a few charts and chat to lots of lovely people from all over Australia. Thank you to everyone who bought, hope you enjoy your purchases.

There has not been a lot of counted canvaswork going on at the moment, but I will promise to get back to some soon.

Happy stitching, bye for now, Carol


  1. Congratulations on a wonderful seminar. I just love your birdcage and the smalls that will go inside! I am so glad you had fun with stitching friends and learning new things. That is just the perfect way to spend a little time.

    1. Thank you Jane. It is great to get away and just stitch and chat and Christines projects are just wonderful. Happy stitching, bye for now Carol

  2. How wonderful to be able to attend such an event, thank you for sharing. So pleased that your charts are selling well.

    1. Thank you Nicola. Really enjoying following the Scarlett letter projects. Keep warm and well. bye for now, Carol