Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A VERY Talented Customer

Have I mentioned lately that I LOVE my job? Well I do. Especially on days like today.

We received this beautiful hand painted card (by our stitcher Ada's daughter) along with some pictures of Ada and her award winning quilt.

She won two ribbons for her quilt. I have never been more proud to see our pattern stitched up. It is one of my goals to eventually get one of these accomplished, but I am certain it will take me a few years. Ada--you have inspired me to at least get it started before the new year! Your quilt turned out so lovely! Job well done!

Happy Stitching to all our customers--keep all the good work coming!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lithuanian Stitch Artist Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė

Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė is an artist that I do not know much about (mostly because of the language barrier), but that is what I love about art. I don't need to read much on her website to appreciate and look at her work. I hope you will take a look. Her stuff if incredibly unique and interesting.

See many many more on her website.
Hope you all enjoyed seeing her work as much as I did!
Happy Stitching All!

Monday, October 17, 2011

busy busy busy

I know, I know. I say that all the time. But I have been super busy around here! We had a consumer trade show here in KC this past weekend, which was new for us. We have only ever done wholesale shows before, so I was hard at work getting that ready and then working the booth. Thank goodness it was clase to home so I could sleep in my own bed at night--that is always a HUGE benefit.

It was very fast paced and busy all weekend long! Thanks to all of you who made it out to the show at KCI Expo! Hope yo see you all again next year!

I have been teaching children's painting classes on the weekend for the past month and this weekend I started an embroidery class as well. It was so much fun and the girls really liked it! We learned the running stitch, basting stitch and back stitch. We got started on our needle books and a sewing pouch to keep all our supplies in. It was so wonderful to see so many little girls so interested in hand work. I just loved it! Hopefully we can keep teaching them and get them onto a machine one day too. Three or four of them expressed how they wanted to be fashion designers (thank goodness for Project Runway and all the "coolness" they brought to making your own clothes) when they grow up. I think it is pretty cool to see kiddos dream so big.

Okay, I have also been working on some NEW patterns!! Wahoo! Here are some sneak peaks. I just got them sent to the printer, so we should have them in stock ready to sell within the next two months. I will post all of the designs when that gets closer. Until then these will have to tide you over :)

Aunt Martha's pattern #4022 Proud to be an American

Aunt Martha's pattern #4023 Life's a Beach

Stitcher's Revolution pattern # 17 Urban Garden

There are a total of 7 new patterns, so get those needles ready folks!! More sneak peaks coming soon!

Happy Monday + Happy Stitching!