Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sanibel and embroidery

Here is the embroidery that I have been working on for quite a while. The rectangle is one page of the multi-page pattern. I figure that it is at least a 5 year project. This is one piece that the aim is to enjoy the process instead of looking for the end. As I finish significant sections I will post them.

The first week of September I went to Florida to teach at the national seminar of the Embroiderers' Guild of America. This year the seminar was in Naples Florida. I have been on the Atlantic coast but never on the Gulf coast before. This the view from the hotel room looking at the gulf.
We went to Sanibel and Captiva Islands and walked along the beach and looked at shells. Most of them were small but I have never seen so many intact shells. Usually the shells on the beaches where I have been broken. Because of a key locked in the trunk, we spent a few extra hours there but I did find some beautiful flowers on the edge of the beach.