Sunday, September 16, 2007

That Needlin' Town - Chicago - Seminar 2007

We got back from Chicago last Saturday night. I had such a wonderful time!! It has taken me all week to recover. LOL The Marriot was very nice, and the area we were in - the Magnificent Mile - was absolutely beautiful. It is the nicest downtown area I have ever been in. We were on the 38th floor, and had a very nice view of downtown. However, I wouldn't want to live in Chicago. Way too many people for me! And it was never quiet, even though we were on the 38th floor. I think Jackson is as big a place as I ever want to live in.

The seminar was wonderful, and I loved all three of my classes. Here we go with pictures. :o)

My Sunday class was The Flower Show, ribbon and brazilian embroidery, with Jane Ellen Balzuweit. She was such a sweet teacher.

First is the picture from the instructions:

And my piece:

My Monday/Tuesday class was Down the Garden Path, a counted work sampler, with Barbara Rakosnik. Another great teacher - so sweet and very funny.

The picture from the instructions:

And mine:

My Thursday/Friday class was Say It With Flowers, surface embroidery on a canvas, with Marnie Ritter. This one was lots of fun. First we painted our canvas with flower petals and leaves, which was very cool. And the piece uses beads and ribbon, which are always fun to work with. And Marnie Ritter was a hoot.

The picture:

And mine:

Mark and I went exploring on Wednesday. We went to Millenium Park and the Navy Pier, and then took a boat cruise up the Chicago River to look at all the architecture. I also wanted to visit the Science & Industry Museum and the Field Museum, but I just didn't have time.

Here are a few of my Chicago pictures from Wednesday:

The Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan

From Millineum Park

Mark inside the metal sculpture thing in Millineum Park

Pretty rock garden on the street

Wading pool at Millineum Park

We had a great time. I am now looking forward to Louisville!

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