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Sunday, July 25, 2010

What is up at Colorado Stitcher??

I have been a bit busy with work and not able to post to my blog! I do not want my followers to get discouoraged, I plan to be a better poster soon. Please be patient and hang tight until things get back to normal!!  I may be able to post now and again, but pictures will be slim to none. I think that about does it for now!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Busy Weekend Purple Hearts Workshop

This weekend my ANG Chapter had a workshop for a piece by Toni Gerdes called Purple Hearts. It was a great class and once we got used to working on black congress cloth - good light and magnification is a must - we all seemed to enjoy the class. It was a pilot class to help her work out any kinks in the project before she teaches it in the "real" world.

You may see it offered under the name Hearts & Ribbons so it can be offered in other colors besides purple. She may even offer it on white and/or 18 count canvas. She plans to teach it at the April 2011 Heartland Region Seminar (EGA); at the 2011 ANG National Seminar in San Antonio, TX; and in January 2012 at the Callaway School of Needlearts. There was a bit of pre-work, which I got done in about 3 or 4 hours.

Here is how far I got at the end of the day Saturday:

Here is how far I got at the end of the day Sunday:

That about covers it for now. You can see the finished project on Toni's web site underworkshops - just scroll down to the two day classes - it is the second one.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Color, Gifts and a Give-Away from The Thread Gatherer

The Thread Gatherer as in hand dyed threads we stitchers buy at our local needlework shop, is featuring specific colors in her blogs each month. For June she selected RED as the color and in the process I won a surprise for my profile picture which has red in it and is a heart. See that blog post here
Well today I finally made it to the post office and what was inside by P.O. box but a box from Cecelia with my gifts, all with a red theme. Some handmade soap, an address book with some yummy and soft ribbons attached to the spiral binding and some nice threads and ribbon. I think the red ribbon and some of the thread might be just perfect for a project I am about to start for my Sampler Guild of the Rockies!! I will keep you posted.

The Thread Gatherer Blog is planning a "huge thread give-away" when reaching 100 followers, so why don't you pop on over and give her blog a look see??