I have been delayed in posting as I encountered I-Pad drama. The young man at the Genius Bar at our new Apple Store must have been a genius in training. He was able to get my e-mail to send. When I got to the hotel, nothing worked. A woman in our class fixed it for me. Stitchers can do anything!
We are staying at Hotel Monaco a fabulous boutique hotel which is part of the Kimpton Hotel Group. There was a cancellation for the class so I have a suite to myself. I'm happy stitching in my room.
Class started at noon on Friday. Kathy Paterson of Bongo designs is teaching her Eternity design. We have two brave souls in the class who have never done needlepoint. That evening, Needlepoint Plus hosted a very successful cocktail reception for the class. Someday, I'll share the canvas I purchased. We continued on for a group dinner.
Class started at 8:00 AM on Saturday. We were given two and a half hours for lunch and shopping. The Playful Needle is within walking distance (more refreshments for us) as is the Button Emporium & Ribbonry. It was overwhelming! We didn't seem to notice that it was drizzling. Portland is known for it's gourmet food carts. We saw several blocks of carts but, they didn't look gourmet, just wet. We settled for inside dining. The Hotel brought their happy hour to us so stitching and show & tell could continue.
Elizabeth Bozievich, publisher of Needlepoint Now, joined the group today. She says that the printer sends out the magazine across the country in waves. You will eventually get your copy; no need to call.