Thursday, March 22, 2012

Retreat in Raleigh Update

WOW! Thanks so much to everyone who has filled out the form on my website to say they are interested in coming to Raleigh to stitch with me. This will definitely happen. I'm thinking of organizing a large get-together for the fall and several shorter classes until then. I'll be in touch soon. WOW! This is going to be fun.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Temari retreat in Raleigh

How would you like to come to Raleigh, North Carolina, for a temari retreat? I'm gathering information about the possibility of holding classes that last several days. Classes will be multi-level so will suit beginners to advanced temari stitchers. We will use my new book Temari Techniques and assorted patterns that I've not yet published. You bring your own supplies or I can provide you with a kit. The fee for the kit is flexible depending on what you need. My teaching fee will be split between those who come. Classes will be held at my home if the group is under twelve people or nearby in a rented facility if the group is larger.

Raleigh, NC, is served by RDU international airport, located 15 minutes from my home. The area is full of attractions of all kinds and is nearby to Chapel Hill and Durham, NC.

Still interested? Please give me a bit more information for planning. This is not a commitment from you – it will just help me decide whether there is enough interest. Fill out the form on my website. Thanks!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Springtime means eggs!

I love the spring. This year I'm cleaning out stashes of crafts - yes, literally remnants of my favorite crafts from years past are stashed all over the house. Spring cleaning and destashing, too.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New temari book - a look at the covers

front and back covers

 My new book is at the printers! Finally, after many years of working on it, I can relax with no more big deadlines and pressure. Whew! My publisher Anne Knudsen says it will be ready to ship by the end of April. So, let's keep our fingers crossed that all goes well.

In a few weeks, I'll open for pre-orders. Are you on my mailing list? If not, please add your name. I'll send out an announcement by email.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Beautiful blue kit - only one left


[Update - the kit has found a nice home!]
Yesterday, I posted the fifth lesson in the Grandmother Star temari class online. I have only one kit left - will you make it yours? The Yahoo group for the class will remain open until July 31, 2012, so you have lots of time to make this temari.

Here's the scoop about the class on my website