The latest issue of Needlearts arrived from EGA along with the catalog for the EGA Seminar "Gentle Pursuits" in Richmond, VA in October. I wish I had a week of vacation and funds available. Yes, I want to go. The projects look really good. No more of that 70s crapola. There are a few clunkers but so many things I might actually stitch! "Dye it, Stitch it, Finish it!" is the project I most want to do, but gosh the price. $454 just for that one class, with registration including banquets and swag. The other classes I'd be interested in are Elegant Silk Crazy Quilt Purse and the Mermaid Pendant. (I'm totally into the mermaids lately.)
I sense a little change in the EGA. I saw an ad for them in Piecework and it was so cute! I took a second look to see what it was for. And some of the local chapters have started listing ways of getting a look at the things they are selling in the EGA Marketplace. You'll remember I wrote about that. That is the power of criticism.