Registration has opened for the SAGA (Smocking Arts Guild of America) annual convention! Have you picked your classes and signed up? Some have already filled, but there are still plenty of spots. Will I be going? Yes, of course! What classes will I be taking…well none. I will be finishing my tenure as President-Elect and stepping into the Presidency. Of course, I can dream about the classes I would take…so if I were taking classes, here is what I would want to take. Now, I do have one caveat. I do not have grandchildren and am not even near the point of dreaming about grandchildren. My oldest just graduated and my youngest is a junior in high school – I am still in the midst of parenting and this effects my class choices!
So first up – a little something for me! Vaune Pierce’s Madeira applique nightgown. I have never tried Madeira applique and I would love a nightgown made out of liberty lawn. It sounds like a perfect combination! Next for a night on the town, I could use a silk clutch and this class by Barbara Meger called Fine Feathers would be perfect. In case you are thinking I am completely self-centered, I could get started on some gift giving. Phyllis Brown’s Corner Mark Embroidery Class would help me make both of these book marks – one would make a great gift for my mom, and since you get to make both in the class, I could keep one for me! I could also get started on some Christmas gifts with Kathy Awender’s Holiday Sparkles class.Maybe I should think about a notebook class or two to improve my technique. I received Lyn Week’s Tantalizing Tucks Book as a Christmas present (thanks Julie!) and she is teaching the class that goes along with it.
Lyn’s ideas in the book are so creative.
Then there is Cindy Foose’s Smocking in the Deep class which helps you to tackle smocking on corduroy and velvet, both of which I love and am not very good at handling.
…and I have always loved that Strawberry Picture of Lyn’s,
Last, but not least, if I was thinking about grandchildren, which I’m not, I’m really not, then I might have to think about Kathy’s Bee-utiful Pinafore! I know there isn’t room in the schedule to take all of these classes. But a girl can dream, can’t she. I hope to see you in Orlando!