New for Nashville..

I’m done stitching and almost done writing instructions for my Nashville releases – this is the earliest I’ve ever been ready for a tradeshow and it feels wonderful! One of my new releases will be Sudoku Delight – this was a class I taught a few years ago and I’ve had a lot of requests…
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Curios…a Mystery Class

  Registration is officially open for this year’s online Curios Mystery Class. It’s through Shining Needle Society – if you’re not a member of SNS, you can join for free at Shining Needle Society.  Above is a tiny part of my stitching – Waffles and Pinwheels, two of my favorite stitches! You don’t have to…
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Mystery Class Registration starts next week!

I was fortunate to spend a couple of days at Callaway Gardens this week at the needlearts seminar. It’s always a pleasure to be among other needlewomen and wonderful to see old and new friends. I spent all day Wednesday in the boutique choosing threads for six additional colorways for my upcoming Mystery Class –…
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Hello 2016!

Happy New Year! Today’s the last day of my “vacation”. I’m happy I have the weekend before I have to go back to the work of writing instructions, making kits, placing orders, and all the other administrative stuff that I do! I’ve had a wonderful few weeks around the holidays of designing, stitching, and quilting. Now it’s time…
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Back to blogging…

I’ve been “away” from blogging a long time and actually feel like I’m just getting back to being part of the human race again. I’ve had a busy summer and fall with lots of activies, traveling, teaching, nursing a friend through several surgeries, etc. I’ve also been dealing with chronic jaw pain since July. I’ve…
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Tidbits

Tidbits is done and at the printer! This was really fun to stitch and a bit of a design challenge for me to create so many different patterns to fit such small squares! I like it long and narrow but it would also be fun short and wide, especially for a pillow. Tidbits is on…
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Elements…

I’ve finished stitching two more of the Elements series for Tomorrow’s Heirlooms Counted Canvas Club. Registration is ending soon – see their Facebook post for all the details.  Here’s a sneak peek at Water…  and Fire…. Next to stitch is Wind/Air –     Looking forward to stitching soon – I’m in Instruction Writing Mode right…
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My Kitchen is Done!

Finally, my kitchen remodel is done! Everything is new except the actual cabinets – they were painted and a few slight changes made, mostly to the inside of the pantry. The cabinet doors (all 29 of them!) were replaced and hardware added. Floor tile, marble countertops, glass tile backsplash, sink and faucet, and new appliances…
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the latest…

It will be no surprise to anyone who has done major remodeling that my kitchen isn’t done yet! It’s close – I just need cabinet doors and drawer fronts with hardware – maybe in another week. I am thrilled to have a sink and all new appliances though. On the design front, here is “Earth”,…
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Another Starstruck and info on Oasis, my next class.

This is the last of the colorways completed – it’s called Glowing Embers and consists of Purples, Rusts, and Grays. Amy K. from Phoenix stitched it and brought it to the class I’ve taught the last few days in California at Needle in a Haystack. I was thrilled to see it in person! The pattern…
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