Getting back into it

Hey, did you miss me? I’ve been on the go almost non stop since my last post, and finally able to sit and take a breath, and think about my goals for the immediate future.

My first goal for today is to update my teaching pieces on the website, and hopefully where some of them are scheduled. If there’s something you find appealing, and would possibly like to ghost, let me know and I’ll put you in touch with the class organizers. Not every venue allows ghosts – for instance, the EGA Regional and ANG National Seminars do not. But usually the local chapters and shops do, and it never hurts to ask.

I’m home now until January, but that doesn’t mean I’m not busy. This is the time of year that I propose for the coming events, and plan new projects. I’ve been busy busy busy working on things I can’t share pictures of, but as soon as I can show what I’ve been doing I will.

Right now I’m stitching on my model for ANG’s Stitch of the Month for 2019. My partners with Needle Arts Mystery Retreat and I will be the featured artists for SOTM 2019, and it will be a mystery – revealed only one month at time. Each of us has selected a color way, but the great thing about SOTM is that you can select your own colors with the guidelines offered (i.e., stitch this with #8 pearl, or 2 strands of floss, etc.).

Speaking of the Needle Arts Mystery Retreat, I can reveal my project for 2018:This year I selected threads that were white, silver and very pale gray, but offered a choice of canvas colors. I stitched mine on blue canvas, and offered hot pink or purple as well. Since these colors are not available for canvas, I spray painted the canvasses to get the colors I wanted.

I picked a sunny dry day, painted the canvases, then hung them on a clothesline to dry. I think those were the last sunny days we had here in Arkansas!

Anyway, I’ll be posting more as I have something to share. Thanks for your patience!

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