"Today was not so sunny and the temperature was about 20 degrees cooler than yesterday with winds and drizzle. What happened? Summer is not over yet! Well it was warm and inviting in the classroom as today was the day to paint my linen. I was hoping that I could get someone to paint for me as being out of my comfort zone, I get a little uneasy. But the painting was much easier than I thought! After stitching in the California coastline, we need to paint in the ocean and the land. Everyones' looked totally different and just as beautiful as the next one. Some people of course stitch much faster than others, and some not so! We spent the rest of the morning adding the letters and the ship. I am planning on framing mine, so I am doing it a little bit different.
Lunch time came and it was out the door to walk to Marlene's Custom Finishing about 2 miles away. I figured that since I have been enjoying the local adult beverages at night, I thought that the walk would do me good. But what Mapquest didn't tell me that they sent me through a very different neighborhood! I arrived at Marlenes and walked up the stairs and introduced myself. I was amazed at the organized chaos that produces all these beautiful pieces. Lots of finishing ready to go home to happy stitchers. A magnificent pillow marked for Needlepoint of La Jolla, Melissa Shirley's large Halloween witch on its way to A Stitch in Time, beautiful pillows, magnificient stocking, darling ornaments and on and on. If your shop sends finishing to Marlene, you should really have yours sent there! Piles of fabrics and literally miles and miles of cording. Up & down the walls as far as the eye could see, rolls of cording, most of which is hand dyed by them for the perfect color. It was a wonderful visit and I so enjoyed my time spent with Marlene and her girls. Well worth the walk! Marlene did send me back a different way, which was much better.
Back to class to finish up my day. It is so great to see everybody's pieces coming along and many with quite a bit done on theirs. I know that I will finish mine, so that I can have a wonderful tribute to my time in San Francisco, Class ended and it is always sad to see it come to an end, but I guess all things must come to and end sooner or later! Quickly back to my room to drop off my stuff and head over to Needlepoint Inc. This was a much shorter walk and it took me through the trendy Union Square area, which is a shoppers delight with very high end spots to spend your hard-earned money. But I was on a mission and that was to get to Needlepoint Inc, which is located on the 3rd floor on Post Street in a beautiful older building. A quick ride up the elevator and the doors opened to the most amazing shop! Like walking into a candy store, but for needlepointers. Literally floor to ceiling models, canvases and threads all so tastefully displayed with some Asian antiques intermingled. Spent a good hour in there, checking out every nook and cranny. I did buy a charted design of San Francisco that was designed just for the EGA Seminar in San Francisco. I probably could have bought a lot more, but then there is the wine tour tomorrow and the merchandise night and the....so I am saving myself..."
I think I've found a photograph of the Catherine Jordan class piece Vicky is working on. I am not sure, though!
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