Friday, April 28, 2017

Wish you were here

Zecca Retreat is almost here!   Karen arrived today so we will spend tomorrow with final prep work and playing! and of course brainstorming what's new and what's next!

We will see all you lovely ladies who are signed up for class on Saturday morning and then 2 days of fun and frivolity as we bring the Close Friends canvas to life.  Just wait until you see what I have done with it.  I think you will be quite pleased. :-)

To give you a sneak peek, here are the oh so pretty threads.....  Yummy!

I'll post more pictures after the weekend.  If you would like a kit, just give us a call at 410.296.0405.

Karen brought some goodies with her.  She is no longer making her polymer class accessories so what we have is all there is.  When they are gone, they are gone.  I love these pieces.  This was the focus of zecca's fun line when I first met her :-)

Laying Tools


Scissor Fobs

 Eyeglass lanyards



Another fun treat we have are wooden laying tools by Karen's son.  Very cool, beautifully turned wood in a myriad of colors.  Some are all wood and some are wood with BLTs.  

Give us a call if anything speaks to you.  Wish you were here.


Monday, April 24, 2017

Kimberly's Magic Carpet Ride

Kimberly and I have been friends for a very long time and still after all these years I am in complete awe of how her mind works.  It is just so different from mine.  She truly has her own voice and looks at the world in a special way.

When she sent me the stitch guide for Magic Carpet all I could say was wow!  She hasn't stitched Magic Carpet with all the fun stitches she picked but wow! and again, WOW!  I'm in love with it.  The colors make me happy.

Look at all these pretty threads and beads!

Magic Carpet started as a painted carpet in Kimberly's studio. 

Don't you just want one of your very own?  Take a ride on a magic carpet to a place all sunny and happy.

One of Kimberly's clients did just that.  She hired her to paint the magic carpet on her wall!

And so it begins - from floor, to wall to canvas to bench cover.

Magic Carpet is available on 18ct (20" x  13") with a fabulous stitchguide or 13ct count (27" x 17") to stitch in basketweave.

Kimberly has stitched the 13ct version all in Waverly Wool for a seat cushion.  She stitched it so quick.  The colors are just so happy, how could you put it down?

And.... drumroll please.... we have two other fun canvases from Kimberly. 

Crop Circles painted on 18ct. 14" x 11"

Tumbled 8" x 8" painted on 18ct.  Kimberly stitched this one all in basketweave too.

Give us a call at 410.296.0405, or order online at the links above if you would like any of these gems sent your way.

Happy Monday everyone. 


Friday, April 21, 2017

The eyes tell the story

No one does eyes like Sandra Vargas.  Each one of her canvases whether human or animal has big beautiful eyes that draw you in.  It works, I love them all. I'm hooked!

I'm excited to stitch one of Sandra's canvases for our next Mystery Class.

The Owl with Key is going to be fun.  I already have ideas swirling in my head.

Canvas design area is 10 x 12 handpainted on 18ct canvas. We will stitch this canvas together in four lessons.  Classes will be June 11 and 25th, July 9th and 23rd; Sunday afternoons from 1-3pm.  We are also happy to ship to long distance students.  We wouldn't want you to miss the fun.

Full details are on the website here.  Please sign up early to ensure we have a canvas for you to start with the group. 

If you love Sandra Vargas don't forget that a few of her canvases, prior mystery classes are on sale through the end of the month.  10% off canvas, guide and threads!

Here's the Playful Squirrel

 And Aquamarine!

In other news, Zecca Retreat is next weekend!  I can't wait to share that with you.  Talk about a canvas that has changed and come to life with each passing stitch.  Wow.  I hope you love it as much as I do.

The next lesson of Why Fit In is almost ready to ship, which in turn means that Row of Ladies will be calling me next.  Working as fast as I can.

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