|The new TREE CUFF|
and... you can also get all four cuffs at a great discounted price. All on ETSY!
|All four cuffs at special price on ETSY|
A few updates on upcoming workshops that you might want to participate in...
September 27-28, 2013 - The Brandywine EGA Chapter.
We will be working on COLOR! This color-workshop is so much fun, you will enjoy every minute! Color play, thread picking and a needlepoint design to bring it all together.
November 2-3, 2013 - Syracuse ANG Chapter. We will be working on Gayle.
I am always working on at least 2 designs simultaneously. I need to go back and forth to keep my mind fresh and in addition to new needlepoint designs, I'm also usually beading or wire-working something as well. I don't think it's short attention span, I think it's just too much in my head that wants to get out through my hands and fingers.
Anyway... here are a few things I'm working on -
|A new sampler on 40 count silk gauze|
|New colorways for one of my ANG Chicago seminar classes|
|A new design I painted on congress cloth inspired by a piece of Japanese handmade paper|
I don't stitch during the day. That's when I do charting, writing, sending orders, etc. I stitch in the evenings, starting around 8-9:00 and go for a few hours. Sometimes if I'm really tired I will find myself dozing off, needle in hand and on special occasions I will even find a few strange stitches on the canvas that must have been done while I was semi asleep/awake. How strange is that!
Finally here, the new cuff series -
|SPECIAL 3 CUFF DISCOUNT|
|THE FLOWER CUFF|
The first of the new Locket series!The Eastern Door Locket design is a piece done on 40 count silk gauze. The kit includes all silk fibers and includes the mounted silk gauze, needle, backing tissue, all the fibers and a wonderful small door shaped locket. The finished piece of jewelry is 1.5"x1" and can be immediately mounted on a chain, ribbon or leather necklace.
|Front locket, THE EASTERN DOOR|
There are no two colorways alike!! You can choose from a variety of colorways all shown on our Etsy site. See a colorway you love, don't wait, it won't be replicated.
|INSTRUCTION BOOK, LOCKET, MOUNTED SILK GAUZE AND ALL SILK FIBERS!|
|FEELING GOOD COLORWAY|
|HOT MAMA COLORWAY|
1. Follow up on this post...
Susan Miller, from my class, writes: Thanks for a great class. As you can see, I'm a type A
personality. I will be heckled at our next ANG meeting!
I received the box of glasses as you can see in the photos below. Very timely, nice service, great frames. Sad news, nothing looks good on me :( Back you go!
3. Follow up on this post...
I've returned all rugs so far. I think I've got some sort of block. This has never happened to me before. Here are my new possibilities. Any thoughts?
and a reminder of our living room:
I've always loved glasses. I remember clearly sitting in a movie theater when I was about 21. One minute I saw it all clear as day and the next... things got fuzzy. From that day I've worn glasses, then contact lenses and now back to glasses. Many a frame have come and gone. Frames have become so expensive, and then adding the lenses, with a bit of anti-glare, one needs to dip into an IRA to afford a nice pair.
Imagine my surprise when I found this: WARBY PARKER. Just the name makes you feel you are about to be invited to Gatsby's home for a garden party. You can order frames you like, have them shipped to you for try on, and then ship them back if you don't like them, all for free!! They are much more affordable than what we usually pay, and the most fun is the virtual try-on. OMG!!
You webcam a photo of yourself, I decided to take a photo in my least flattering self, no make-up, no fixing hair, just me on a regular morning. If the glasses looked OK on my looking like that, there was a chance they would look even better if I made a small effort. I've just ordered 5 (!!) pairs for home try-on, they should arrive in 5 days.
Wanna laugh? Here are the webcam photos of me trying on a couple of frames...
|Silky Safari Class|
|Starting on the animal spots!|
|Using the laminated Master Chart to mark the animal print section|
|Padded Ultrasuede Applique was Sharon's own twist!|
|Some show and tell on the table, I was so touched to see my designs...|
|Wonderful progress made!|
|The Cantor singing at the opening of the Gala Concert in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.|
|Zubin Mehta conducting the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra|
|Across the street from the house where my father grew up.|
|Inside the Museum for the History of the Jews of Poland|
|Outside the Museum lines were long|
|The memorial for the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto|
|Warsaw Jewish Cemetery|
|Warsaw Jewish Cemetery|
|The memorial for Janusz Korczak who chose to walk with his students, the little children, and comfort them on the way to the gas chambers.|