For many years I tried to never put anything personal on the internet at all. No photos, no personal information, nothing. Then, I broke down and started showing my work on a regular basis but still, I've tried to never post anything that reveals much about me. As I have experienced more of the blogosphere, I now have a very different opinion of the internet. You all have enveloped me in such a loving embrace that today I am breaking my own rule. Here is the first photo that I've ever posted of myself. Yes, there are a few others out there, but this is the first one I've put there on purpose.
Thank you all for bringing me out of my cave.
Many of you will be coming to the Shepherd's Bush retreat in a couple of weeks. If you've never been to one, you're really missing out. We really have a great time.
Because we will have so many visitors, and it is really the only opportunity I have to meet my wonderful stitching friends in person, I won't be doing any designing the whole last week of September. I know that some of you will be disappointed, but, as I am not very stress-skilled, I have to set some limits. Feel free to drop by for a visit, and you're welcome to leave pieces that we can design together via e-mail. You can even browse through my drawers of mouldings and give me an idea of your preferences.
Once in a while I get to see a particular framing project in it's home environment. I thought you'd enjoy seeing where the blue fairy lives. I can't say I blame her for wanting to rest there a while! It's a lovely little nook. Thanks, Tracey.
And while I'm at it, here's where the Plum Street Samplers' "Beans, Beans" piece lives.
What a Great spot to grab a quick pick-me-up!
This week someone asked me not to post their piece to the blog because it was a gift, and I got interrupted before I made a note in their file. I can't for the life of me remember who it was, so if you're reading this, please let me know before I make a mistake!
And now, more fun stuff.