Saturday, March 22, 2014

Project and Teaching Updates

Wow !!!!!  Where did this month go ???
I guess I've really had my nose to the grindstone ever since I got back from Nashville.
After getting unpacked and filling more orders, I took a look at what lay ahead, and my only reaction was.....YIKES !!!!!
Sooooooo, I've been working on new stuff ever since.

I've finally got some things finalized and in the works, so thought it might be time to share.......

I'm thrilled to be doing 2 different Chessie Clubs this year... one will be the continuation of last year's club for Old Mill Stitchery with a few new twists and the second is a new club I'm staring for Tomorrow's Heirlooms in Glen Ellyn, IL.  I'm not sure how much they are letting out at this point, so just stay tuned and feel free to contact either shop about the details. 

My teaching schedule is pretty much set for the year as well and these are the ones I can tell you about at this point.

May 3-4........I'm teaching 2 projects especially designed for the Tudor Rose Sampler Guild in Dallas Texas and can give you a peek ............

The first project is the Tudor Rose Stitch Book and besides working on the stitched portions in class, we will paint and distress and line the little papier mache book box.

The second project is the Rose & Crown Sampler and since I'm still stitching it, this sneak peek will have to do.  It's stitched on 32ct Lakeside Linen using Gloriana silk threads.  Kits can be ordered or you can attend the classes ...they just ask that you join the Guild .........for info contact Ann Weissler at or check the Tudor Rose Sampler Guild Blog

I'm really looking forward  meeting all these lovely ladies and gentlemen and spending a little time in a warm state !!!!

In June.......I'm soooo excited to be asked back to teach for the GRAND OLDE FLAG Gathering in Spring Green Wisconsin, for The Country Sampler.  Check Jeanne's website for all the particulars  ( Last year was just a blast and I'm looking forward to reconnecting with all the ladies !!  Those projects are still in the beginning stages.......I'll share sneak peeks when I can.

July 25 - 26 ........ I've been asked to teach for Tomorrow's Heirlooms in Glen Ellyn Illinois and I couldn't be happier !!!!
I'm designing another stitch book (they've become VERY popular) and this one will be a patriotic themed design.  We'll do all the finishing of the book box in class, so that when you finish you stitching, you'll be all set to assemble your project!!
Check their website ( for more details.......if you can make it ,I know a good time will be had by all !!

That's all the projects I can share at this time.  As I finish the designs, I'll try to get you little peeks.  If you get a chance to take a class this summer , I'd be thrilled to be a part of your schedule.  There's something so satisfying in spending time with fellow stitchers.  We're all of a like mind and it's good to get away.....relax, share our projects, enjoy great food, laugh, and most of all inspire each other !!!!


  1. The designs look great.
    Sounds like a fun time.