Off I go tomorrow to teach a weekend workshop North of me. I will be seeing some old friends and meeting some new ones. I'm excited, tired but excited. The 4-hour drive will give me plenty of time to chit chat with my mother in Israel, catch up on some overdue calls to friends, and eat sunflower seeds. Those help me stay awake while I drive.
I love me some good tools! I find good tools are a little like buying jeans. You never know which pair will really be the one you will keep coming back to and which will be the one you put on, look in the mirror and take off, again and again. You just never know, because if one did, I would have a much larger balance in my bank account.
This is why I want to share some of my successes with you, (re-needlepoint, not jeans...). This one is my own, and they are phenomenal! I've always struggled with the floss cards out there on the market, too small to write everything you want on them, glossy so your ink smears, flimsy so they don't last. I designed these for my own use and thought you might like them. My Adorn floss cards are 2.5" square and are printed on super duper heavy and lovely card stock paper. On the back there is room to write the name of the thread, obviously, but also where you've used this thread, i.e. which design. To me, that is super helpful.
Cyberpointers is a great way to enjoy needlepoint classes at your leisure and without the expense of travel, hotel, meals, etc. I myself use cyber class opportunities quite a bit, whether it's needlepoint or jewelry making.
I haven't seen you in way too long, let's meet! Take a look HERE.
NCPat: "I like the embellishments and beads that coordinate. I use random number generator for my giveaways and never have any issues."
needle-artist: "Because I concentrate on bead embroidery now I'd like to see more beads and embellishments; especially one of a kind cabachons and unusual beads. The ultra suede would be a nice bonus. Thank you for the opportunity."
I want to hear from you, my friends! As you know I have a monthly Fiber Collection program, and so far it's been received with great enthusiasm. I plan these monthly collections in advance and I would like to make sure my monthly offerings are interesting, new and provocative.
What would you like to see in future collections? New companies and new threads? Different threads in the same colorways, such as a range of blues, or the same thread in lots of colorway combinations? Would you like a bead and embellishment collections? Don't hesitate to request outside the box, I want to hear your most wild collection dreams!
After much thought, (see HERE), I've decided that I want to give away two Ultrasuede® collections to two of my readers and since there is nothing sinister in my request for your help, I don't see why I can't send out thank you gifts! BUT, it is so very hard for me to randomly choose two recipients when I need to collect responses from various places so here is the only stipulation... in order to be eligible to be a part of the random draw, you must give me your collection ideas in the comments on this blog. Please make sure to comment to the blog and check back for the winning announcement!!
I'll be checking for your ideas and announce the winner on Monday, October 21st.
Thanks so much! xo
Izziyana Suhaimi brings a simple and effective dose of stitch work to the table with these cards...
Remember when I asked you to raise your hands if you want an Ultrasuede® Collection back HERE? I wasn't kidding, but then something came in the way.
I happened upon a blog belonging to Sara Hawkins, an attorney. She wrote an entry called: Sweepstakes, Contests & Giveaways - Laws Bloggers and Brands Need to Know. So I started reading and could feel myself rolling my eyes. What now? Why has it become complicated, legal/illegal, and altogether "forget I even mentioned it"? I understand the internet is the driver and the laws seem to follow, and I understand why these Giveways can lead to tricky situations. But my only intention is to send a few of you a gift, a little something from me. I must say I have no patience to try to understand what I need to do in order to be in compliance. This is the long checklist that Ms. Hawkins has for keeping a giveaway legal:
Waiting to hear from you...