Monday, September 13, 2010

What fun we are having

Brenda Hart, Canvas Embellishment Guru has been here this weekend for her annual Fall trip.  We have a great time.  It's a very informal class with lots of give and take of ideas.  Brenda is really quite brilliant with her stitch choices.  She looks at a canvas and knows what details to edit and what details to bring to life.

One of the best things about Brenda's personality is her open nature.  She's willing to work with you.  If you put in a stitch and don't like it; we'll find another.  There's no one answer, there's lots of answers and she's willing to find the one that works for you.

Over time, students come back and show off finished pieces which is always a treat.

This peacock canvas by Shorebirds was stitched in class a year or so ago and is absolutely stunning.  I love the background and would never in a million years have thought of it.  That's the beauty of Brenda.

Sue stitched this canvas from Maggie and with the help of Brenda's vision it really shines!

Amanda Lawford's Poppy is brought to life with great stitches and fun buttons.

Now of course as every needlepointer knows, much of the fun of taking the class is the shopping!

Seriously, though, most of the bags were already Karen's but she looked so cute here.

Thanks everyone for coming and making this another special weekend at Bedecked and Beadazzled.


P.S. Brenda had so much fun, she asked to come back in January; she doesn't want to wait until May. How cool is that?


The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

What fun! I love the Shorebirds peacock because I did the same canvas a couple of years back. It is great to see what Brenda picked that is what I picked and what she did differently. It is a lovely design and I suspect you can't do anything that will mess it up, but it is fun to see different takes on the same thing.

I am very envious of the Brenda class takers! It looks like such fun!!

Judith said...

It was a great class, very inspiring. The only problem is it makes getting back to work on Monday harder.

Ruth Schmuff said...

Hi Jane, it is always fun to see different takes on the same canvas. Just shows there are no wrong answers. Only lots of right ones. Someday, maybe you will leave Chilly Hollow and come for a visit. We'd love to have you.

Mary said...

Ruth, you're so right about Brenda--no one right answer, and she really works with you to bring your canvas to life! Her classes are so much fun! If she's really coming back in January, please sign me up...maybe I'll even have my striped gown canvas done for her by then?!

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