A year or so ago, I went back to the Embroiderer’s Guild of Victoria, after letting my membership drop. I went primarily to meet up with other Cabinet of Curiosities ladies. Some of these ladies were also working on another beautiful casket – ‘the other casket’, one designed by the talented Maree Talbot. They started working on me immediately, and when a new course was offered for last January I signed up. I missed the first day as I was en route from Thailand, but I went to the second. In some ways, that was a mistake. I went away, unsure of what I was doing. That was panel 1. Nope, have not started it yet. The sample piece is still a work in progress.
The next 2 panels have been offered over these school holidays, and I have just spent the past 2 days at the Guild, working on them. Each panel is a 2 day course. We have just finished day 1 of both panels. We have a break tomorrow, then it is back to panel 2 on Tuesday, with panel 3 happening on Wednesday.
It is too dark right now to photograph what I have accomplished today, but here is Fricassee. I spent all day – 9.30am until 3.30pm on him yesterday. I can not tell you how many times the frog came to visit! Hmm, maybe that is a critter to put on my CoC casket.
I need to stitch some more on Fricassee over the next 24 hours. I need to finish his ears and outline his body ready for some more detached button hole stitching.