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I'm still in boxes, only this time in our temp housing. It's actually not that bad of a place and being that it's smaller, less housekeeping to do, big plus!  Our internet connections, have been a nightmare. Just can't get my two computers to talk and since I have all my design instructions on one and my PDF files on another, I can't keep my precious cyber students happy. However, I'm staying positive and working on getting things up and running!

FIERCE, my new design for Needlepoint Now, is out!  Thank you all for the lovely comments you send me everyday. It means so much to hear from you and know you are enjoying my work. 
If you'd like to try the design with a different color scheme, we can try something fun... send me a photo of an overdye you love and would like to use as a base for your colorway, (it will be stitched in the center box and the boxes in the two bottom corners). Your overdye should be a stranded fiber such as Watercolours, or Silk n' Colors, or any other similar fiber. Based on your photo I will send you recommendations for the other fibers you may want to use for the other elements of the design. You can also send me the name and number of the overdye, however, bear in mind, dye lots change, sometimes a new dye lot can make a fiber look completely different! At times it may clash with the same fiber of a different dye lot, therefore my recommendation may be off if I can't see your actual choice.



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We will be offering a second Cirque de Fleur Cyberclass beginning May 12th. You can sign up here.
We will be taking sign ups until April 26th. We are in the midst of the first session of this piece and it's been so much fun!




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Many of you have asked about stitch guides for Painted Birds. I hope to complete my dear quail friend very soon and write up the guide for this proud little one. I'll keep you posted on my progress.


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Have you checked out the listing for future ANG Cyberworkshops lately? You will find SQUARE DANCE on that list. Class starts January 2011 and sign up is September-October 2010. Put it on your calendar, it will be a fantastic class!


Today I'm waiting for a visit from my friend and student, Diane. She has been asking to learn how to needlepoint and after a one on one lesson, a few tips along the way, and lots of enthusiasm, this is what she has done so far! 

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First project after one lesson. Isn't she amazing? It's students like Diane that make me look good!

Off to get some work done.
Have a wonderful day!!

NCPat  – (March 22, 2010 at 6:57 PM)  

Applause for all the photos and lovely work! Glad you are back!

Carol in Indian Springs Village  – (March 22, 2010 at 7:31 PM)  

Orna I feel for you all boxed up and in a smaller space. At least it will all be worth it in the end, right? I'm enjoying Cirque and thanks for giving me a heads up about Square Dance. I'll be saving up my money for that one...looks like a lot of fun!

Smily  – (March 30, 2010 at 6:38 AM)  

Everything in your blog is so beautiful!

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