Sorry I have not been posting but I got a new car, lost my camera again - this time for good and bought a new one. I took two longarm classes out at the Gammill dealer's studio with Jamie Wallen. He is great and I learned a lot.
We did one day of what he calls Mystical Cotton Tracks. Lots of freehand overalls and his wonderful flurry of angels. We spent a long time drawing and drawing. He really pushes you to fill sketch pads with designs and then they come much easier when you get on the machine. He is right.
The next day, we did a day of thread painting using the sketch pads again and the longarm. It was great and really fun. I actually did a great dragonfly! The way he described it - it was easy.