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Bronze Purse, Areas 1-15
March 22, 2017, 10:29 am
Filed under: Blue Bonnet Stitching Retreat 2017, Bronze Purse

Making great progress on my Bronze Purse by Toni Gerdes. Areas 1-15 are done except for attaching any beads and the medallion.

It’s such a pretty design. While there is a stitch guide, some decisions are left to me. And, more decisions were required because I counted wrong early on with the waffles. I was worried about the Congress Cloth being unforgiving and by that I mean showing enlarged holes if I had moved them. So, I stayed with what happened.

Areas 1-15

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Blue Bonnet Stitching Retreat, 2017
February 26, 2017, 3:42 pm
Filed under: Blue Bonnet Stitching Retreat 2017, Bronze Purse, Fire and Ice

I am so glad that I was able to join the 7th Blue Bonnet Stitching Retreat at Horseshoe Bay Resort in Texas this year. It was a beautiful resort. They have a pool, parrots,  Zen garden, and 18 holes of natural grass putting greens (that we played as a miniature golf course twice). Good close games with Bill.

I met some wonderful ladies from Houston, friends of Linda’s from past retreats. Linda was a great table companion – good thing – we both took the same classes.

The 2 classes with Toni Gerdes were fantastic! The written and verbal instructions were clear, we worked on a line-drawn canvases, and they were well-paced classes. I’ll have no trouble finishing these at home – it’s only tough to decide which one to do first! This is my progress after 2 days of each class.

Bronze Purse

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Fire and Ice

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