Sunday, May 09, 2010

Brazilian embroidery class and finish!

Last weekend I took a Brazilian embroidery class with the lovely Ms Jean Mann. I had a great time with our group and I realized that I like brazilian embroidery much better then stumpwork. I worked on the dragon fly class piece and I was able to finish it at the end of the class. It's so sparkly and pretty. I hope I can find a round frame for it.

Here it is as a work in progress!

Here's most of the ladies taking the class. Our EGA group in town organized it, Omaha Needle Artists. Jean is in the middle next to her husband.

Since we were a mix of beginners and more advanced brazilian embroiderer's 3 different class kits were offered. This is the advanced one, an autumn fan.

And these autumn leaves. This project was so pretty!

The retreat was held at the lodge at Mahoney State park. It's so pretty out there, close to the river and it has a lot of wild life.

Like these wild turkeys that munched away outside the window! We had lots of orioles and blue jays later in the day when I didn't have the camera ready!

A quick update on my WIP! I'm working on this exclusively at the moment since I want to finish it fairly soon. It's just nice to know that it's done before we leave for Sweden since I'm doing it for my in-laws.

More and more of my irises are coming in! This one smells like a freshly peeled orange, yum!

Thank you so much for visting and your sweet comments! I'm planning to catch up on my blogreading today. DH is in Japan so the kids treated me to breakfast in bed, aren't that sweet. But I plan to treat myself to some time visiting my favorite blogs today too.

Happy Mothers to all the wonderful moms out there!


Ranae said...

Kajsa! The dragonfly is gorgoeus, you did a wonderful job on it.
Happy Mother's Day!!!

Margaret said...

Wow, love the dragonfly! Looks like a wonderful class! I love your Just Nan piece too -- you're making great progress!

Lynn said...

Oooh that iris is so pretty! I absolutely love the colour. Ditto for your dragonfly! Very nicely done. I haven't heard of Brazilian embroidery but it certainly is lovely.

Kathy said...

Happy Mother's Day

Lovely stitching. Been hearing about Brazilian embroidery a lot lately.

Beautiful place for a retreat.

The iris is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

All beautiful stitching/embroidery! Beautiful location. And I love those turkeys! I love wild turkeys!

Siobhan said...

Gorgeous work on your dragonfly! I loved the pics of the other pieces, too.

Anonymous said...

Your dragonfly is gorgeous! What a fun retreat! That fan is to die for- wow.

Suzanne said...

Your dragonfly piece is gorgeous! What a wonderful class you took.