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Back from Houston and heading to Dallas

I've been home from Seminar for a week now and am almost caught up with everything. Seminar was a whirlwind - a jam packed schedule with classes, events, and squeezing in some visiting time with old and new friends. My students were especially wonderful and I've heard from a few who've finished their pieces - it gives me great joy to provide enjoyable projects people want to finish! I taught two classes - Beaded Bermuda Reef and Tranquility. Beaded Bermuda Reef is a new teaching design and I will be teaching it for ANG again at Encore in St Louis at the end of March next year. I'll also be teaching it at the Mid-Atlantic EGA Regional Seminar in Gettysburg and at a few guilds. 

and a close up... The beads are fun and easy to do, even for people who've never done any beaded embroidery.
This year brought the last design in my "Peace Trilogy", Tranquility, into my teaching portfolio.  Here are two of the colorways - Wood Pond and April Mai, named for the Gloria…

Off to Houston & Registration open for Duality

I'm headed to Houston next week to teach at the ANG Seminar. I leave a week from today and every moment from now until then will be spent getting everything ready to load into the car. Five days of teaching, Teacher Showcase, and of course, EXPO! I'm looking forward to it all...

In the meantime, registration is open for a new online class through Shining Needle Society. This design is close to my heart as my mother and I designed it together. We are as different as night and day in design style and personality so combining our talents was a fun challenge. My love of all things related to needle and thread come directly from her and I was lucky to have her to guide me into the world of teaching needlepoint at the national level. Now we want to offer this class one more time as mom is retiring from teaching. You can get all the details here - registration ends soon.

Duality is a mostly geometric design with the addition of batik fabric applique - if you've not put fabric on a …

New for Nashville

It's been a busy couple of months and I can finally share the new designs I will be releasing soon. I will be heading to Nashville at the end of next week for one of the most fun weekends of the year. It's a crazy fun whirlwind connecting with old friends and shopowners from all over the country. At this point, we start keeping our fingers crossed for decent weather!
Ask your LNS to pre-order for you or if you don't have a LNS, you may pre-order here. Shops may pre-order to pickup at Nashville or have shipped when I get home from the show. 
I'm enjoying my series of Holiday Delights - more whimsical than my usual designs and a great size for a quick project. The latest is St Patrick's Day. I did French knots with a Kreinik gold metallic for my gold but you could substitute beads if you wanted. 
Next up is Aurora - I was inspired by the Aurora Watercolours thread from my latest Mystery class to create this new design. There's something wonderful about using a threa…