In addition to that, my friend, Julie, asked me if I was interested in taking a smocking class with her at The Smock.ing B.ird. My family and most of my friends know that I LOVE cross-stitch, so this seemed like a good way to extend my needlework abilities. Plus, I had previously learned to smock during a summer class WAY back in 8th grade, but I didn't remember much of it. I thought this might jog my memory.
Over the three night classes, I learned some general geometric stitches. I started smocking a white bishop day gown with a dark and light pink design for LE. and finished it a few days after the last class.
The gown is currently at the store being put together and I've started a new day gown in mint green with a white and pink design. I want to take the stacking class on the 29th of this month so I can learn to make all the little figures like boats, trees, bunnies, and such. Of course, this is all dependent upon when LE decides to arrive. I also want to take the bishop construction class, but I have a feeling I will have to wait awhile for that one since the next class is in March and I have a feeling that my hands will be EXTREMELY full at that time! So, I guess I'll tackle that one at a later date.