Thursday, December 19, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Well, we don't have to worry about a white Christmas in my area. We have more than enough. It is funny to think that we were thinking a snowy winter was long gone since the last few winters have had less snow. It does make it beautiful, especially with a full moon and the trees full of snow. The holidays will be busy with designing and sewing...just the thing for snowy, cold days, sitting by the fire. Merry Christmas to you! All the best in 2014!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Busy, Busy Time...

I know it has been a bit. Now with the holiday season, the days just fly by. I belong to the cyber guild of The Embroiderers' Association of Canada. We just had our first on line meeting. I love how people from all over the world can join together. I also belong to The Embroiderers' Guild of America's CyberStitchers. It always amazes me how people not in the same room can create such excitement and inspire. If you haven't tried one of these guilds, I strongly suggest you do. It is perfect for those that can't meet up with a guild in their area, whether because of your location or your work. Our first Cyber meeting for EAC was wonderful. There are some great ideas and projects starting. I only wish I had more time to do it all. I have offered to get s stitch of the month project going. I love the challenge of coming up with a design for all levels, and a design that you can use any fabric or thread. It is still in the planning stage but I have picked a linen and threads for this new idea. I look forward to working on it and seeing where we go with this as I haven't done anyhting like this before. I have many other projects on the go. I am finalizing designs to be used for fundraisers for Seminar 2016. Again the challenge is to design something for everyone and keep it reasonable in price. I have been looking ahead to next year and have one ornament completed and one in the works. I am hoping to post them in a magazine for next festive season....I will let you know how that goes. I hope you are finding time to get ready for the holiday season. I have to admit that because I have to work ahead for magazines, I work ahead on holidays for the family. I think most things are ready (except the tree which will go up very soon) although I still have cards to send out. Enjoy the holiday season. If you have a minute check out the cyberguilds. We use Yahoo groups to meet and share. Happy Holidays!!!!