Friday, January 10, 2014

A New Year

Doesn't the a new year hold such promise? I started this one off on a very lucky note!  I won a giveaway from the fun blog (here) of The Middle Sister!  Gayle is such a talented, creative, warm person.  Who does a give-way on their birthday?  Gayle does! I have followed her blog for awhile now and got to meet her in person this past fall at my open house.  I'm looking forward to some rug hooking days in the near future and I'm certainly going to treasure this sweet little quilt.  Can't wait until Molly comes up so she can gently tuck her baby doll under it!  She and Gayle share the same New Year's Birthday :)

I wanted to thank everyone for their sweet words of encouragement and love.  Our family has grown a lot in the past few months and we have been reminded over and over of the genuine kindness those around us possess.  Thanks for the love and prayers.  We feel it.

We reopened up our etsy shop.  My daughter put up my book, Savor The Seasons and some kits for the pillow covers.  We will be adding more kits and patterns soon!  Check out our etsy shop here!

I have been busy preparing for a couple of classes I am teaching at Winterfest  next week.  One is a hand stitched journal and the other is a Wool Lovers Mystery project.  It's been hard to keep a secret!  I am excited to post the pretty little piece next week after my class gets the first look. It has been a great way to spend my time.  Designing is quite a process.  I usually start with something in mind and tweak things to get them just so.  This last one was a bit of a challenge.  Not sure if was just that my creative muse had been in hibernation for too long what the problem was, but it definitely went through some awkward teen age years before it blossomed :)  Now I can't get enough of it.  I can't wait to see what the ladies do with their own interpretations of it.

It is full of color, stitches and lots of old buttons :)
I gleaned a lot of inspiration from all the visual eye candy on Pinterest

It feels good to back!
Happy Stitching everyone!


Janine said...

Glad you are back!! I am very excited to get my book and start stitching!!

Gayle said...

Hi Leisa - Amazing how much nicer that little quilt looks in a picture taken with your camera than it did with mine! LOL Question: Back when Winterfest was held at Sherwood Hills, I used to go an peruse the vendor booths. Do you know if they still have those at the new location?