I got "the" phone call. One of my three seminar classes did not make the cut, meaning not enough people signed up. :(
The Village I Built will not be at Seminar. I'm sad, I love this design, the petite images, the geometric quality. But I must look on the bright side which means that I can offer it to all of you as soon as I get the final corrections from my pilot stitchers.
Chins up, Orna!
My new design, Victory Gardens, is being proofed by two of my favorite stitchers and friends. Here's a little peek from one of them...
* * * * * * *One of my very favorite people of all times is visiting with us. My aunt Bella, who has been a special person in my life through thick and thin, is visiting from Israel. She is one of those people who makes you feel special and safe when she's around. What a treasure!
I love you, Bella.
I am in love with silk gauze.
So poking around the internet to find someone who can do a top notch job blocking one of my silk gauze pieces, I came across a blog entry. On the Kreinik blog. About me. HERE
I love silk gauze and nice surprises!!
Recently, while cruising on Etsy, I came across this shop:
|Here is some playing with one of the cotton blends on 40 count silk gauze. |
It's actually pretty cool that today is my 57th birthday and I was born in 1957!
It's been such a wonderful day and it's only 9am!
Here is what Reid got me for my birthday...
It's a painting by one of my favorite artists, who happens to be a friend as well, Ira Upin. The painting is traveling in Europe at the moment, but will be here at the end of the month. I'm SO excited! (You've seen his work back in 2012 on my walls here).
Shiri wrote the most amazing birthday message for me on Facebook, (Imma is mother in Hebrew).
Reid woke me up with fresh orange juice and coffee, Nina came into bed with a funny card with a beautiful personal message in it, friends and family have been calling and writing and I'm so happy!
PS. here is photo of those turkey-loaves from here.
and that's what I've been up to. And you?
Since the Pilot Class I had here at my home/studio, I have received some photos of completed pieces and I am so darn proud!!
Do you know the Yiddish word Naches? Here is the definition...
1. pride or gratification, esp. at the achievements of one's children.
Debi Shiozawa completed her Samburu piece and even jazzed it up with her own little tweak, (see beading on tassels).
Karen West completed her Samburu in a different colorway, and added some beading along the edges.