Royal School of Needlework-- 2015 Courses

Thursday, July 23, 2015

April 2015 Transatlantic Crossing on 5-masted WIND SURF

 Early morning view from Holland House Hotel to Windstar's Wind Surf waiting at the pier.

Transfer from pier entrance to ship was by jitney.
Checking in to the ship is done on board in a very efficient manner.

Goodbye to Phillipsburg, St. Maarten.
Early April -- Transatlantic crossing to Lisbon.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Transition into Spring

One week ago

After a small warming trend, and a little rain.

The big guy

Most of the other turkeys
(Actually, 19 in all)

(The one on the left receded into the background.)

NOTE:  If you have problems with geese, these characters will get rid of them!)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Parting of a Very Special Lady, Queen Fabiola

I will never forget our chance meeting at the Sheraton in Brussels in the 1980's.
You are so special!

(Belgian Royal Family photo file)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

LE "Triangles"

I have nearly 2 yards of this material (found on an "unwanted fabric" table at a guild meeting). There is just enough width to be able to get what I need. The color is actually a deep Indian red (rather than the rust color it shows).

I have discovered that stitching goes a lot faster if the triangles are all stitched down, then add the tops later. The green you see under the triangle color is what I use for the tops. It is far more challenging to get the proper amount of fabric for the template and still have the graduation in color I am looking for.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Roseland Cottage, Woodstock, CT

The weekend of September 20th and 21st, the Northeast Topographical Engineers (Civil War period) were at the Roseland Cottage in Woodstock, Connecticut.

Gardens at Roseland Cottage

Brig. Gen Ian McKay and Major Webster--Topographical Engineers

Alexandretta playing with the hoops.

Kiley, Topog Mascot

Caught working on Love Entwined border, with Mary Lennon watching.

(Photo by Phyllis Jeanne Caron-Valeriano of Roseland Cottage.)