There were four classes at Birdsong, two taught by Karla and one each by Beth Leintz and Lori Oles. First up was Beth's decorated peat pot. We were given a lovely little kit with vintage fabrics and trims with which to sew birds, flowers, hearts or whatever we wished. Beth also piled a table high with additional fabric and trim that we could use. Next, we decorated a little peat pot and added our creations. It was a perfect way to start the weekend, hand sewing and chatting. I used blues, of course. You can see more on the class on Beth's blog here.
Saturday afternoon brought Karla's necklace class. She provided kits packed in cute vintage egg cartons, courtesy of Suzanne Wingfield. There were extra ribbons, bird drawings, beads and bits to choose from, too. I was really pleased with my necklace, and with all the projects.
There is so much about Birdsong that I haven't posted on - sponsor gifts, gifts from friends, vendor night shopping - so I may try to sneak things in here and there. I've enjoyed reading all the blog posts from the attendees. They kind of made returning to the real world a bit gentler.
For this post I'll close with sharing the tags I received in the tag book swap. Stephanie Oyler hosted the swap, and each participant made and received seven tags.
Hope Ellington, Mercedes Scott, tag by Stephanie Oyler.
Lower row: Linda Postma, Lisa Phillipi, an extra tag given to me by Laurie Jackson, Tami Hacker
Love them all! I showed some preview pics earlier, but here are a couple of the tags I made.