Saturday, October 30, 2010

On-line show is over - working hard to get all orders filled! Also working on a couple of new designs for February release!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Today I have stitched on the Seventeenth Century Mystery Sampler. It is coming along nicely. I cannot wait to finish it.
I received the threads from Gentle Arts today, so tomorrow, I want to start the piece for JCS. I cannot wait to get started.
I also cannot wait to get time to work on the new piece for this fall. Having 3 pieces going at once is a bit unusual for me. I have lots of unfinished projects, but to actually be alternating the pieces because I really want to finish them all is a of a change for me. I usually finish a design before I start a new one. But with the mystery sampler, I cannot get more than one lesson ahead of the group.
Enough, back to Harry Potter, and the mystery sampler.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I am told I have to be a little more frequent in my postings. I have been busy at this and that. I finished teaching at Celebration, and drove straight home from Nashua, NH. Only 13-1/2 hours. I was so tired when I finally got home. I am not sure I have recuperated yet or not.

I have been busy since my return working on designs for this Fall and for our Mystery EGA Seventeen Band sampler. I have presented the 3rd band, and sent a photo of finished band. I began the 4th band, and it was included in the photo. I am now waiting on more threads from Access Commodities before I do anymore work on Band 4.

I have designed a piece for Just Cross Stitch or Sampler and Antique Quarterly. I am looking forward to this one, because I will be trying out the new wool threads from The Gentle Art.

I have also worked up a special piece that both my daughter and I are stitching. She is stitching on black linen with overdyed threads, and I am stitching on Flax linen with overdyed silk threads. This is a special piece, and I hope to release it this October.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Getting the Hang of Blogging

I have not posted since Nashville. I left straight for Williamsburg, where I attended Jeanine's Gathering. I had a good time visiting with friends I see too infrequently.

I have also had to deal with a computer crash.

Since returning home, I have been busy working on a new release for the on-line show, and a 17th century style sampler for my EGA group. We are all so excited about this project. The hard part is only stitching 1 band at a time. I usually like to do the beginning of every band, then come back and fill it all in. I also have a hard time not doing the entire design at once, which I do admit, I almost have completed. I will pick most of the stitches as I go, however.

Today I met with a group from my EGA, and we worked on our basket for Stitching on the Ridge. Picking all of the fabrics, threads and designs for this project was an enjoyable way to spend the morning.

In the afternoon, I took my serger to have new needles put in, as one had broken. It worked fine at the shop, but alas, when I tried to use it at home, it was not the same. So, I have to make another trip to the sewing machine shop.

How was that Duke game? Good or what. I must say, Georgia Tech had me worried a bit. I love to watch, but boy do I get tense. The next coupla weeks will be interesting. Cannot believe Carolina got into the NIT game, and some of the other ACC teams who had better seasons did not. In case you cannot tell, I am a Duke or a Wake Forest Fan.


Sunday, February 21, 2010

My first blog. The Nashville Market is winding down and we are getting tired. Lots of August Boxes, Little Bobby's Sampler and The Blue Floral Ensemble have been sold. It is so exciting to talk with all of the shoppe owners I only see once a year. The excitment is over til next year.
When I leave tomorrow morning, I will be heading for Williamsburg. I am looking forward to seeing lots of friends I have not visited with in a while there also.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My New Blog

I have just created this new blog - I will be posting news and new product information to this page in the near future!