First, let me talk about my latest finish.
I can’t tell you how much I enjoy x-stitching. I find it both relaxing and challenging at the same time. On the downside however, it has shown me how bad these old eyes have become. Not only do I have to use my reading glasses, but my ‘mag-eyes’ as well, otherwise I can’t see where to place the needle. A small price to pay in exchange for the pleasure derived. So what if I look like a Martian granny while I’m stitching!
Now I have to decide whether to frame this sampler or make it into a pillow. Any suggestions?
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And now for my other bit of news.
As a teacher of decorative art for 25+ years, I also created and published my own designs during this time as well. Since my retirement, I have ventured into quilting and needle art and have found many similarities between my past profession and my current ♥.
More and more I find myself translating my ♥ of designing into my stitching, and that is what I’d like to share with you all.
So, beginning this Friday…which is the first Friday of the month…I will be introducing my first, First Friday Freebie.
On the first Friday of every month, I will be posting a new design for you all! With Robyn’s technical assistance, you will be able to access a link to a PDF file which will include the line drawing, photo and instructions for each of the projects directly from my FFF post.
All the projects will be original designs and will be copyright protected. However, they will be free for you to use for your personal enjoyment. All I ask is that you do not take credit for the designs nor try to sell them as your own. You may change the colors and reduce or enlarge the line drawings to suit your needs. And if you have any questions, I’m always just an email away.
So grab the button, tell your friends and be sure to come back this Friday for the first, First Friday Freebie. The only hint I’ll give you is…‘Fall is in the Air!’