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Thursday, February 16, 2017

there are days ...

"Bubbles"
a Kimberly design©
Class time is March 11
@ The Black Sheep Shop
This class is filling up quickly.
[Click on shop name for info]
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... there are days I question my sanity ...
but how cool the results of my crazy ideas!!
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Attaching sequins in
Reverse Basketweave.
Further evidence of my grip on sanity.

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Sequins are every where, like the stardust
I played with at Christmas
but these are full of static electricity!

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Had to show you how they're building ...
LOVE !

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The original
'Fish Under Glass"
I taught this design at TNNA
several years ago.  Maybe 2000.
This came completely charted.
Bubbles version is much smaller,
with a slight change in colorway
and is a hand painted canvas with
my stitch guide.

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Most mornings start with meditation
for me.  Usually by myself ...
guess he was needing a snuggle.
This is a favorite spot, I love my sunshine stripes.

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This design is also available in prints
or small greeting cards.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

wanting some magic...

Now available!
from
click above or give Anne a call at
407 . 894 . 0444
or email 
theblacksheepshop@hotmail.com

Canvas with stitch guide by yours truly!
Caps and Curls©
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I just knew this piece was going to be magical!
My canvas was full of fairy dust!
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Just enough shimmer!
I'd been given a spool of Micro Ice Chenille
sometime ago ... this was the perfect piece
for it to play on.
Thank you Kreinik Mfg.
for all the beautiful threads you provide
me to paint with!
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This is an older design of mine,
from my charted work days.
I don't even have a name for it.
Originally stitched all in one color/one thread.
Very lacy looking that way.
I'm spending this afternoon re charting
as I can't find the original file.
The above is worked completely in Soie Perlee!
Thank you to Access Commodities for another
favorite thread of mine!


Thursday, February 2, 2017

it's been a colorful week...

... if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook,
You've seen COLOR just about every day.
Think I missed one day but it was still a colorful week!

I've been stitching like crazy on Caps & Curls 
for the February 11th class at
[click on the shop name for details]

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Just a wee bit more to stitch
on this magical piece.
If you want to learn how to do
this kind of magic ...
come see me in Orlando
February 11th.
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'Bubbles'
is up next March 11th.
Sadly, this is the last of this series.
I've thoroughly enjoyed seeing how much technique
I could pack into each one of these
small five by five designs.
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Wait until you see what I'm going to do
with those vertical stripes?!?
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Oh yes ...
it's that time again.


All printed and ready to go.


Friday, January 20, 2017

where life takes us...


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I may have been about 4+ here.  
This was our passport picture.  
We were off to France 
with my Dad and the Air Force.
Mom had never flown! 
Let alone across the ocean with a
precocious child and a baby!!
Found this while digging for photos last night and
it afforded me a blog title ... so many adventures.

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What a journey this Magic Carpet has afforded me.
Early beginnings.
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Finished and looking fairly organized.
Not so much these days!
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This blog has taken me on a few adventures.
The above photo is courtesy of a special client.
What an honor to paint this
on the wall of this beautiful home.
 
... and now, it's available
on either 18ct or 13ct painted canvas!!
If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram,
you've seen my stitching progress
on the 13ct version.  It's to be a bench
cushion in my studio.
A place for my precocious
granddaugther to perch ...
or our newest addition,
a grandson to come this summer!
OR ... it can be yours!!
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Next up ... want to learn how to make Kumihimo Braid???
I make these for all my purse designs, for me, they're perfect.
This is my Mod Ornament Purse.


Pictured above and below with my 
Mid Century Modern Purse©
 
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 I'll be teaching this for 
as a POP UP class!
We're teaming up to run 
Studio Time
at the shop on the 
last Wednesday of each month.
[click on the shop name for more details]

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Awe ... he's the sweetest,
always has my back.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

it's all about the bug...

There is still time to sign up for the
Cyber Class,
you know you want to learn how to do
this border stitch...
and play with copper mesh ... 
I used many fun and different 
techniques and stitches made up
out of my head on this colorful & fun design.
Click for all the details to sign up!
or call (410) 296-0405
or email
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Super fun border!
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The bottom border is a blast.
Stitch along with us via cyber space!

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Looking forward to having you join me
in your very own favorite stitching spot at home.
Isn't technology great!



Saturday, December 24, 2016

loving the eve....

the rushing about is over ....
tomorrow we'll gather with family 
for a day of quiet togetherness.
... and too much food, of course!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

getting my holidayness...

I managed to remember 
I had finished stitching a Christmas purse ...
and ... I managed to get it put together!

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"Mod Ornament Purse"
Can't believe I finished this
in time to carry!
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Just a little sparkle.
Wish I could sit in my chair and stitch in the dark!
Doesn't seem to work out too well!
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This can be yours too!
Sold through your local needlework shop

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This proud and colorful Cardinal
is the photographic genius of
my friend Stew Russell.
He definitely puts me in the holiday mood.
Just love it!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

just around the corner ...

Join me for 
Second Saturday's at
Orlando, Florida!
We do have a great deal of fun with these!

"Leaves"

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There is still time to join us on
December 10th
Click on the shop name above for more details,
or call Anne at
407 . 894 . 0444 
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Seems I have a goal ...
how much new or different technique 
can I pack into a five by five canvas?
This one explores raised stem stitch, button hole,
free form of course!  Layering stitches
and applique.

"Caps 'N Curls"
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Beginnings ...
I actually sell many of these as greeting cards.
Black and White
'Cards to Color!'

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Class time is February 11th 
I've started pulling threads and dreaming up
ways to really make this elegant.

"Bubbles"

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Class time is March 11th ...
lots of scheming going on in my head.
Oooo to sequins and pulled thread work.
Just you wait and see
what I pull out of my stitchy brain!


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

love this!


 I meet the neatest people via this bit of technology!
Mika Graham shared her big finish the other day ...
which I promptly lost the post to.  
But! I had her name and she sent me these lovely images to share!

She stitched up 
Emma's Darling Bird
with Ruth Schmuff's stitch guide.
Turned out so marvelous!

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Just Wow!
Look at all those wonderful stitches and threads!!
I Tent stitched my version for Emma hugability.  
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Adorable!
Beautiful stitching!
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So FUN!
Between the two of them, this design came to life!
Thank you Ruth for the fabulous texture and life
and to Mika for stitching it up so prettily and sharing!



Friday, November 11, 2016

Finally...

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He has arrived!
No hurricanes, no schedule conflicts ...
we are a go!

"My Castle, My Dragon"©

Class time is this weekend in Orlando
at
[click shop name for details]

AND ...
can you say Trunk Show?!
Yes!
Come see my line of 
hand painted canvases
in real life!
I'll bring all the stitched samples I have too!

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