Great Time for WIPs

It has been crazy weather here in Kansas.  We had near 60 degree temperatures Sunday and 3 this morning.  This has kept me indoors and going through my projects which are not yet finished.  I generally have more than one I am stitching at a time because I have more than one place where I watch television in my house. Since I have had shoulder issues which are on the mend but not yet back to normal, I thought a bit of left handed needlepoint would be the thing to try.  I have a 14.5", 18 count canvas "Octobermania" by Susan Treglown Designs.  This is based on the art work of Charles Harper who has many stylized animal pieces which I love.  Theresa of Homestead Needlearts suggested that I try the Vineyard Silks threads and they are beautiful to work with.  I have quite a bit more stitching on this project, but it is a joy to do (even left handed when I am primarily right).

We are very fortunate in these times to have such a variety of materials available for our stitching.  The overdyed fabrics and threads make it so much more interesting when we put together a project.  I am looking forward to market next month in Nashville.  

January Blues

OK, OK! I know I missed several weeks of the really cold weather while on vacation.  I really have the winter blahs, though.  You may have noticed that I used blue colors in the newsletter, but didn't realize it was a clue!  Again, I apologize for my late posting of the newsletter.  I hope you like the new layout!  It will streamline the process quite a bit.

One great way to work myself out of the blues is thinking that there is only one month to go until the Nashville wholesale market.  The designers I have spoken to and heard from through email are working fast and furiously on new releases.  That is a bit of excitement, right?  I will have new things to bring back for those bingo prizes!!

Let's all stay warm and stitch the time away!