Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Hi The holiday season is here. The weather is warm, which makes it hard to believe it is that time of year, but I don't mind not shoveling! It has been a busy year. I have been very fortunate. I look forward to 2016. I have a few projects in the making (actually working on them now). I plan on being at Creativ Festival in the fall again and I am working on those projects now. I am planning a couple other workshops and projects for not only 2016 but into 2018...those that know me, know I love working ahead. To end 2015 I had the opportunity to stitch on The Embroiderers' Association of Canada's Project 150. This is a banner created to represent Canada and will be hung in Rideau Hall for Canada's 150th in 2017.Here is a photo of the project:
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Hi I hope all is well. It has been busy here. Happy Belated Halloween! Two weeks ago was Creativ Festival in Toronto. It was different only being there for Saturday. I taught two classes. I would like to thank the sponsors for providing most of the supplies for these classes. The morning one was needle tatting. This was the first time I have taught needle tatting. It was a lot of fun. It was a beginner class and the goal to make a tatted cover for an ornament. I had 16 students and everyone was tatting by the end of our three hours. No one finished the cover, but I think everyone has a good start.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Hi I am sure everyone has enjoyed this summer so far. I know I have kept busy and haven't been writing much. Time to play catch up. Last time I wrote I did not include that I had entered Nordic Needle's Hardanger Design Contest. It was my second entry and I managed a Honourable Mention. I was very proud. I created a needle case. Today, they returned the needle case with a copy of my write up that is in the book and a rosette.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Hi I hope all is well with everyone. I have to admit, I am having an awesome year. I guess it is time for an update. First, the Spring issue of A Needle Pulling Thread is now out and I have some more Hardanger featured. I have another piece in the Summer issue, followed by another design in the Fall issue. This is the first time I have had designs for a full year! This is a photo of my piece in the Spring issue:
Saturday, April 4, 2015
At a recent retreat, a friend had an neat little item that caught my interest. She had made it at a quilt workshop. It was a collapsible Ort Container. This is something that holds the thread ends from projects. What I liked about this, was it folds up almost to nothing, leaving more room for the more important stuff. I found instructions on the internet and set to work. It didn't take much time and was really easy! Here are the results:
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Hi It has been a bit. I have spent these wintery cold days designing and stitching. I just completed a thread painting course with Tanya Berlin. It was great! her instructions and feedback are high quality. Here is the finished piece: