Friday, September 25, 2009

She's back .....

... after a brief hiatus to get the new charts printed, the new kits put together and the web site updated. We have added some fun new books ... some new designs and designers, buttons, beads, gemstones, etc. ... so check it out.

And check this out:

Anne-Catherine does it again. I've ditched the knock-off Gucci in favor of this wild and wonderful creation and boy am I getting questions and comments everywhere I take it. De nouveau, merci, Anne-Catherine. Did I get that right or was it my usual garbled version of French? I'm studying. I really am ... Est-ce que vous voulez un cafe? Oui, merci, et de l'eau, un verre de vin, un peu de pain et fromage. So, at least I can order a coffee, some water, a glass of wine, bread, cheese ... all of life's little necessities :-) I promise I will soon learn words that don't relate to food or drink :-)

Took last weekend off to drive to Denver and spend some time with my dear daughter. It was lovely to be with my sweet offspring again, who is always entertaining, intelligent and well-informed ... just an all-round great person to hang out with.

Oh, and be sure to visit The On-line Needlework Show October 7-12. Yes, you can "shop", even if you are not a "shop". Just take a look at what is offered and if you find something you like you can "partner" with one of the "buyer" shops and they will purchase your items for you and see that you get them. It should be fun. Lots and lots of designers and manufacturers and new things, plus, there really is nothing like shopping barefoot in your pajamas first thing in the morning .... or last thing at night.

So, now that the three newest designs are "up and running" it's time to get on with the next round. The show must go on!

See you soon, ci vediamo a presto, à tout à l'heure, gauw tot ziens,


  1. Oh, my, took a peek at your new designs, and I'm most excited about the darning piece. Take a look at my blog link of the photograph of the one my mother made when she was a young girl in Holland taking home economics:

    It's the real deal...your design sure captures the essence of it.

  2. I really like your blog! Enjoyed reading it and loved looking at your mom's darning sampler. Wish I could see it closer :-( some of those patterns look really interesting.

  3. Love, love, love your new designs especially Tocatta Five! It's gorgeous.

    Glad you have figured out your insurance issue.

  4. I'm so glad you found insurance! Looking forward to stitching Toccata Five, and thanks for the new free chart, it's so pretty.

  5. The darning sampler and the bird are my favorites. I simply love your designs and I am always looking to see what you have in the works!

    Now I need to finish my current projects so I can work on the two new ones! It is great motivation.


  6. Thanks, Cynthia,

    My mom explained that in the teaching piece, the teacher went around and cut holes in the fabrics and the students were suppose to darn them back together. My mom kept the piece all these years and uses it as a coaster under one of her figurines on her dresser...I think I did take some up close pictures...

  7. Ok...found the close ups and put them on my flick'r:

  8. Cynthia,
    I love that bag!! No wonder that you're getting commets on it. Is it a unique, one-of-a-kind design or can others find it somewhere? Is it a kit/pattern?

    I'm so glad you found health insurance, even if you have to wait. That must be a tremendous relief for you.

    And I love the new designs, books, buttons, etc on the site. I have to dig out my credit card and order. I see you have that wonderful Japanese book of flowers that we both snatched up at Celebration.

    Hang in there!


  9. Yes, we do have the same taste, don't we :-) I think there are links to the patterns on Anne-Catherine's blog (at right Jeuxdefils-mon ami Anne-Catherine).