Last week I discovered that Lea McComas was giving a workshop for the Rocky Mountain Creative Quilters reasonably close to my home. I had never heard of this group, but wrote to the program contact to ask if there was room in the class. There was one spot left and I had four days to get a check to her to hold the place. Kindly she signed me up when I advised her that the check was in the mail. I dragged my sewing machine and the paraphernalia needed for a full day workshop. The class was well organized with plenty of time to try out Lea's techniques with her supervision. She visited each pupil several times during the class to comment, critique, and approve.
I know I must finish my Phoenix, but I will have time during the holidays when I can't work on the bird, but want to have a small project to entertain me. Using the suggested techniques I have prepared a photo of my grandson and will give it a try. I anticipate the finished project to be about 12" x 15" so not too big. Here is one of my photos that I prepared in Photoshop to show the areas which will be sewn with different values. The color in his face will be more vibrant when painted with thread. It is easier to see the values on this muted version, and they are critical for portraits.
TIP: Be open to new learning opportunities. Not only did I learn a lot, I had fun and met some very nice people. I plan to go to some of their meetings in the future and may join the group.
Sew a happy seam this week.