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How the Time Flies!

Busy, Busy, Busy! Everything in the past few weeks has been a whirl of activity! This past weekend was the holiday, and the whole family was here for 4 days.  It was a wonderful time, lots of food and talk and more food! ANG Seminar is coming right up and the studio is buzzing. My assistant Genevieve and I have been hard at work preparing  for all 5 classes that I will be teaching.

These are different colorway kits for one of the classes---it's inspiring to watch this beautiful pile of silk and color grow. Such vibrant combinations ...

We have also been printing books and instructions, so many new designs and master charts. Hard to believe we only have two weeks left. It's all coming along nicely, and I am really looking forward to the seminar.

Last but not least---to add to all of the hubub and frenzy, let me introduce: ESTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That puppy in the Window is ours! That little face rolled into our lives exactly two weeks ago and what a ride it has been! This is Esther, and she is a joy and such an amazing addition to our home. You will see that she is pictured here in her carrying case--that is due to the fact she has figured out how to open the latch on her crate. Yes, she is a wonder-dog for sure! We are learning all about crate training and we will all be headed to our first meeting with a trainer this weekend. She is such a character, but if anyone has any good advice about puppy training, please feel free to post. I have never had a dog before, much less a puppy, so this is an adventure for us all!



Square Dance

"Veranda View"

September is finally here, and Fall is right around the corner! 

I love this time of year--the first chill in the air and the leaves turning all their Brilliant colors. It's the beginning of all the holidays and family get-togethers.

And this year, September 1st is also the beginning of registration for my new Cyber-Workshop with ANG! I am particularily excited about this design--- each tiny square is a bite size design all unto itself--you'll learn things, you'll perfect skills, and you'll come away with a whole new outlook on your work! The class starts January 2011 which seems like a million miles away, but the holiday season flies fast and we will be in the New Year before you know it!

I have included the description of the class below, as well as link to registration.

Description: "Combine forty five squares, a world of stitches and color combinations, and Ultrasuede® applique´, and what do you get? A dance!
Each square is a composition in itself, a unique vignette of interesting needlepoint. We will be layering threads and forming height and depth with unorthodox stitch combinations. Laid stitches, woven stitches, satin stitches and knots are some of the steps in our dance. We will be using perle, stranded silks, cotton overdyes, filament, and metallic braids. The Ultrasuede® squares add a dimension of texture and intensity of color. Our design is worked on a 12” x 12” piece of #18 overdye canvas. There will be two colorways to choose from, each unexpected, interesting, and complex.
You will receive a book of color illustrations, detailed explanations, and laminated color charts.
You will be able to choose one of the following kit options:
Instruction book plus canvas and Ultrasuede, or Instruction book, all fibers, plus canvas and Ultrasuede.
Come dance with us."

How's that look? Good? Great! Click here to sign up!

"Springtime Hills"


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