Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Intermediate CQ Class with Kathy Shaw....

So I have started my class and now we are really getting into the main lessons.

First off I had to buy some supplies.

I live in the north part of the City of Toronto, part of the GTA, which is a fairly large cosmopolitan centre (* see below)...... but sadly stores that sell CQ supplies...any needlework supplies...seem to be few and far between. I ended up going to a store in Mississauga called Gitta's. Granted Mississauga is part of Greater Toronto but still it's a bit far to go.

I could have seriously spent a fortune there but I was very good as my husband was parked outside in a "pay for" parking zone. I managed to get some size 8 perle cotton that I needed and a few packs of silk ribbon. They had very little selection of silk ribbon as they cater mainly for cross stitch, tapestry and petite point work. It's really a lovely store. I think I may be going back :)  

I did luck out on Etsy. I found a vintage seller that had a small selection of Bucilla silk embroidery ribbon and as I bought what she had in her shop she threw in some extras...bonus. I'd say that I'm all set now to do some serious stitching:)

In this class we are to complete three blocks this time around as opposed to the one block we did in the Beginner Class. What I'm really excited about is all the stuff we are going to do with each block.

1. a spiderweb, tree, monogram, silk ribbon daisies and sunflowers and other stuff
2. ribbon roses, violets, leaves.....buillion roses and other stuff.
3. making a dimensional something, beading and other stuff

Ha'll have to what a see what the other stuff is but first I have get my blocks assembled.

Take care:)

p.s. If any of my readers live in T.O. and know of some other stores please share. Thanks:)



  1. I think the beginner class is just what I needed to really pull me into CQ needlework. Now you are exciting my even more to hear what will be in my future, if Kathy offers the second class again.

    I also live quite a way from a shop that sells supplies. Even though there is a nice selection the prices are premium. I did find a couple of shops on line that were pretty reasonable, but then in ribbon I was not looking for the best for my first project.

    I'm going to enjoy your posts that share your progress for the class.
    xx, Carol

  2. I really need to do a field trip to Gitta's - it sounds like a place I would love to visit. It's quite a distance from where I live, but perhaps I might get there one day. Anxious to see what you create with the class!

  3. You are lucky to have a local store that carries that. I don't know where to go anymore--anything I need has to be bought online now. :(

  4. Looking forward to seeing your progress. The first block was so lovely, the next ones will be even better.

  5. I'm looking forward to seeing your work, in this class. I'm very intrigued by the spider web.


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