Delightful flowers outside the Erie Beach Hotel in Port Dover on Lake Erie.
My group of four fibre artists, ( the Material Girls ), had a little retreat at my cottage at Turkey Point last week. We stitched, painted, and discussed everything fibre art. One highlight was our dinner at the Erie Beach which is famous for its salad cart and celery bread. I particularly like the horseradish jello and pickled pumpkin. After dinner we shopped in the area and found some very nice things to buy. Marda found these giant keys for her studio and couldn't resist a new straw bag. I bought a cute little nest with three eggs in it for my book shelf. Later, we all enjoyed ice cream at the local stand in Turkey Point.
Janet, in front, Marda and Leslie.
Janet, me and Leslie.
A view of the board walk in Port Dover.
Oatie, sleeping finally in his bed after a hard day of watching us make art! Note his toy he got at a garage sale, a Tasmanian Devil. He carried it home by himself.
A very good time was had by all, we made painted journal pages and worked on cloth doodles to trade with each other.
I've started another class with Susan Sorrell of Creative Chick Studio. This is my Organic Embroidery Sampler in progress.
A close up of Lesson One. This is really fun!
At the cottage, Oatie and I stayed over the weekend, I finished my sock stuffie. I call it Little Brown Dog. He is made from a pair of my socks and it is completely hand sewn. I used pipcleaners to give the ears some character, like Oatie's ears.
I traded for some journal pages with the Cloth Paper Studio ladies. This is one side.
Dotee Doll swap! I got one of my own back!