Monday, November 30, 2009

Santa Claus Is Coming.....

Are you all read for Christmas?  I have now finished all my christmas shopping, the kids presents are with my sister in law ready for Christmas Eve, and today - we had our Santa photos taken.  See pictures to the side.

I am still working my way through creating the All that Glitters Angels - now testing design number 5 of 10.  Watch out later this week for the release of out of Africa.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

All That Glitters

Hello and happy thanksgiving to all the Americans tuning in.  Hopefully you are all sitting down to a wonderful turkey dinner and enjoying yourself with family and friends.

Here in the land of oz we are suffering through strange weather, varying from 95 degrees to powerful thunderstorms and rain.

I am currently working on some wonderful glittery angels, featuring the use optional Angelina Film.  If you have seen Angelina Fibres, the fibres are made of sheets of Angelina flim.  It comes in many colours, but constantly gives an irridicent, glittery look on plain embroidery.  The youngest of my children, who suffers from Autism Specturm Disorder looked at these angels and pronounced them beautiful (from a child who rarely speaks). 

I hope to have these angels ready in the next 2 weeks, and plan on putting one on the top of my christmas tree.

You can see a sample of these angels on the other side of the blog.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Blanket Inspiration

I was fortunate today to have a wonderful class down in Warragul (Victoria, Australia).  As a class we worked on machine embroidered handbags, and tossed around ideas for classes in 2010. 

I was inspired with the hand embroidery book published by Country Bumpkin, and am looking at ways to create magnificent machine embroidered blankets.

If you love beautiful blankets - check out this link for the Country Bumpkin book

I have also just managed to upgrade my computer from my old laptop to the sexy new laptop that I purchased in the US.  I am having a little trouble with e-mail at the moment, so if I seem slow in responding, please forgive me.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Free Sample from the Teeing Off Collection

I am happy to announce that the free sample from the teeing off collection is ready for download.

Click here to find the link
Free Teeing Off Design

Today was a watershed day for my little family - we had our son at his prep orientation, and our daughters at their orientation for kindergarten.  My babies are growing up!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Bairnsdale Bunch

Many thanks to all of the lovely ladies at Bairnsdale (southern Victoria) who hosted me for a day on Wednesday.  Jean (mother-in-law) and I had a great day meeting all of the lovely ladies, and working through the Hearts & Flowers Candlewicking design.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

New Golfing Designs

Teeing Off is a new collection of golfing designs, in the popular sketch stitch style. With 20 designs and 5 golfing sayings, any golfer would love these designs.

Check out all the designs in the collection at the bottom of this page.

Setting up the workroon

I am back to work, and spent today setting up my work room - ready for stitching again.

As I sit here tonight, I am listening to two machines stitch out, and getting ready to start up another machine.

I had to re-set my workroom after my wonderful sister-in-law set it up as a bedroom whilst I was away, so things are now put back in place, and ready to go.

First up is working on a set of geometric designs (see sample right), these designs are for a 4x4 hoop, and will be the next set I release.