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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I've started to write this post four times now. I'm realizing that the focus is just not there tonight. I somehow managed to put my back out, mind you, I was just walking! So it was a long day at work today trying to ignore it but also trying to be very careful how I moved. I think I wore myself out. So I offer a pretty cherry blossom and hope that every one is having a great week. We have flowering trees blooming here, they're all confused with the crazy weather. Maybe spring is just around the corner. Wishful day dreams.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Happy Dragon...


Ta da...in color...took me long enough. Poor guy was hanging off that precipice looking pretty pale for over a month.
Another happy note, it's raining! We just laid in bed this a.m. watching it cascade off the roof, the sound of it pounding on the rooftop was wonderful. It's stopped for the moment, hopefully it will continue for a few days as we really do need more.
Great way to start off the week, finished piece and rain!
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Avery's Dragon

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tassel Class...


Once upon a time, in a far away place (from Texas) I learned to make tassels. The place was Littleton, Massachusetts...the shop was called The World in Stitches. There were a lot of people that also wanted to learn this talent. So I began teaching. That was in 1990, a few years later after learning so much more than I knew in that first attempt, I wrote an instruction booklet full of all my gained knowledge, A Tassel Workshop Collection©. After self publishing, I taught all across the country from Falls Church, VA to Laguna Beach, CA. I've met so many wonderful stitcher's along the way. Below are pictures of a wonderful group of women in Georgetown, TX who also wanted to learn. They belong to The Embroiderers Guild of America and meet every month to share knowledge of their craft. The group is an extremely talented bunch and as you can see, they have a lot of fun. Even when facing a huge knot in a skein of perle coton! (I'm the silver haired one...with the black sweater!) This was how I spent my Monday night this week, I think we all had a great time.
You can see some of my painted wood tassels in my Etsy shop.
Photos by Corliss Englert