Well, the Sumptuous Surfaces class is officially over. Of course almost everyone is still stitching madly - and we were posting to the forum to the very last minute. I feel like I made some new friends in this class. And, WOW, did we learn some fun things. SharonB is a great teacher and very good at encouraging and suggesting new approaches. I would definitely recommend this class if you are considering some embroidery or design courses.
In reviewing my posts, I see that I have showed the "inspiration" for my color piece (it's the last photo on that post), but not the piece itself. We can take care of that right now. This is what it looks like as of last night. There are still two discreet areas to stitch - and they will both be full of beads and dimensional stitching. They are both below the light turquoise area I am working on now. One will be a darker turquoise and the other that rust red you can see a few stitches in. It will be pretty bottom heavy, so I expect to add some more to balance it out. Or maybe not. We will see when I get to that point.
I think I'm settling into a routine of doing a little embroidery in the evenings. I can stitch while listening to the television. I have a special pair of glasses for doing close work like this. With them and a craft light I can see quite well for stitching. BUT, all I can see on the television is large color shapes! Well, if the dialog is amusing that's enough. I am having fun in my own little fuzzy world!