This is a project that has me captivated. It was a class project, designed and taught by Betsy Morgan. The Indianapolis Embroiderers' Guild hosted this class and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It has 4 sides, each depicting a different season, using different light-colored ground fabrics and gorgeous silk fibers. The top and bottom squares pull all the colors together, as does the small fob piece for the scissors. I am just about done with the stitching and will begin the finishing very soon! Believe it or not - this might be the first piece I will have finished in all of 2007!
This is a photo of the Blue Ribbon Sampler, stitched by my friend, Joyce Hoffmann. One year ago, Joyce challenged me to do this sampler. I got side-racked but she finished hers and it is at the framer's now. As soon as I finish sorting through my sewing room - I will be starting on this project again. Hers is fabulously gorgeous and I can't wait to see it framed!
This is a picture of Maggie enjoying a bit of shade under the trumpet blossoms! Fabulous!
This is Katie underneath these fabulous blossoms which are trumpet-shaped and hang from an enormous tree! Awesome!
What I like about this picture is that you can see my toenails! The picture was taken at the Froelinger gardens in Fort Wayne on my birthday. The girls took me there to celebrate. It was a lovely day and I am glad I got there because the day before my girlfriend, Joyce, pampered me with a pedicure and a manicure to celebrate my 52nd!
Time is sure passing quickly this Summer. It is now past the 4th of July and I am just now posting a photo of Maggie, taken when she was in South Africa. That trip was taken just after the Spring semester ended!
Although trained and working as a lawyer, my passion is as a contemporary needlework teacher, finisher, and owner of Cici Case Designs and Miss Cici’s Finishing School located in Northeast Indiana.
My needlework classes emphasize the use of multiple fibers, textures, color and depth as created through the many stitch combinations found in today’s needlework designs (counted cross stitch, specialty stitches, hardanger, drawn thread, and others). Bringing the completed design to life, striving for perfection as created through stitching, and innovative finishing techniques are my trademarks. The hallmark of my work is the construction of the finished product as demonstrated through Miss Cici’s Finishing School.
In addition to classes at stitching shops, I have taught embroidery and finishing at EGA and ANG guild events, Hoosier Stitchers’ events, and internet forums throughout the area.
I measure my success through the achievements of my students, from the beginner to the advanced, as they seek to improve and enhance their needlework and finishing skills.