Hi Stitchers –
Happy Springtime Good Friday! We had a rocking rollin’ time this morning with the First Friday Stitch-A-Long. As usual, a good time was had by all and the pieces at Show and Tell were great. I took pictures but haven’t posted them yet – I let Tonia leave early today to enjoy the afternoon with her boys who are on Spring Break…and I'm hoping to get this email out without too many interruptions!
For the Blackbird fans, there is a new calendar coming soon – I will be ordering them Monday so please let me know if you’d like to reserve one. It looks to be wonderful…here are a few peeks..
THREADS OF TIME: A 2011 ENGAGEMENT CALENDAR -BLACKBIRD DSGNS
Alma Allen of Blackbird Designs has put together this beautiful engagement calendar that features photographs that she took of everyday sewing items. Pre-order yours now - $19.95
From Alma: "Some pleasures never fade with the passage of time. Small tarnished thimbles, old balls of thread, celluloid tape measures, needle cases and lace-making bobbins spangled with old trader beads are treasured finds. Collecting everyday items has been real joy for me. As you record your days in this calendar I hope you find joy in these small things too. May your days be filled with bits of ribbon, jars of buttons and glorious silk threads." Calendar features a different page spread for all 52 weeks of 2011, each paired with a beautiful photograph taken by Alma of her stunning collection.
Click NEW to see what’s new this week – there’s a lot!
I’m working on a spring newsletter for you – it’ll be out soon.
Don't forget - the Bookmark Challenge is going on...you can turn in finished bookmarks anytime.
Another reminder - Carriage House Samplings is going out of business soon - I'm already having "availability" issues with orders so get the charts you want asap...
If you’re in one of the TLC (Thread Lovers Clubs), there are no thread kits for the month of April. I went on Spring Break and came home sick for ten days so there’s not been a whole lot accomplished as of late. I’m happy to say I’m feeling better and not requiring so much sleep so I will be in touch with details of the new TLC clubs which will return in May or maybe even June… There’s an Online Needlework Show April 15-20th and I’ll be participating as a vendor so I’m busy working on new designs right now. I wish I could clone myself!
Until then, I’ll talk to you Tuesday! Send me your "Stitch Faster" tips - even if you think I already know them all! I still like knowing what you all do!