As I promised Meg, following are links to the GCCs I am taking from my chapter of the EGA.
GCC = Group Correspondance Course (yes, you DO need to be a member of the EGA to take any of these wonderful correspondance courses, and there are also Individual Correspondance Courses that are just as beautiful… Membership isn’t that expensive 🙂
This year I had a lapse of sanity and signed up for FOUR GCCs! Thankfully I am coordinating two of them, and one is a special pricing through my chaper, so my fees for all four are only about that for one full course. Will I finish all of the classes this year? Of course not! However I will have all the materials, and they will be completed.
Tiramisu – Reversable Blackwork (this is the real reason I plan on working on the Greek Cross blackwork project – to ramp up my skills before I get to this wonderful project)
GRRCIA – 3-D Dimensional Needlework (How can anyone resist Ms. Kitty? I will choose a different color family)
To the Acorn – an Acorn Sampler (that has a lot of new stitches for me to learn 🙂
Luck of the Irish – a real Goldwork project – THIS is the one that will be completed this year (so I can have help from the instructor 🙂 This uses techniques traditional to Orthodox liturgical goldwork – though of course a very different style – and I need the practice as I hope to eventually do something with goldwork for my parish.
So where does the lapse of sanity come in (aside from the fact that this is just TOO MANY projects when you combine them with everything else I have going? Three of the four projects listed above are in the 4th quarter of the year. Acorn is the only one that isn’t scheduled for that time period…
Oh well, this will give me plenty to do next winter, and next summer, and next winter and… you get the idea 🙂