This afternoon it is off to attend the teacher's meeting for the upcoming event at SAIT the EAC Seminar! My bags are packed, and yes I will be staying residence.... great time to see some of the other teachers and students across Canada and other places. I have had fun packaging up the classes and have found a fun package detail that I thought was cute so I bought more for this fall's classes! (I'm chuckling, it's all about the packaging....). On Friday night will be the Merchant Mall from 7-9 - so docome by and see the new pattern with a more nature driven patriotic flair -"O Canada True North Strong". It is being shipped to the distributors this week. So should be available by the 25th or so. But we have it here at Seminar and then it will go to Traditional Stitches -Calgary, AB fora few weeks and then on to Button and Needlework Boutique on the Island (Victoria, BC) for the summer months and then to Thread and Eye in London, ON for Fall. Get out and see the model, it is always so much better in "real!".
I am also releasing the next in the seasonal series that began with "The Spring Bird". May you enjoy the "The Summer Flower" as much and I look forward to sharing the next one in August, and the last one in October.
I am working on a rather interesting project but will tell you about that when I can and on a different project I can say that I am pleased that we are finally moving forward. It is the 'church kneelers' for the Cathedral of the Redeemer downtown Calgary. I have completed designing them and now it is time for the ladies of the church to take over and stitch them up!!
I still have a few special projects that I am working on, along with all the teaching projects, events and the general releases.... it is a busy time. Upcoming in July is an exciting event planned with Tomorrow's Heirlooms in Glen Ellyn, IL. Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers and I will be your event designers. Paulette and I have roomed together at a few events and we have collapsed on the bed laughing at some very silly things and enjoyed every moment of each others company; and so look forward to the summer event with Pam and Kim at Tomorrow's Heirlooms.
I am looking out my window right now at the Jack rabbits happily munching away at my front lawn. Dale saw a little baby on Sunday, I missed it. OH yes, I forgot, by the end of the month we will have a new puppy.... a dog in the lonely house again! Well of course don't let Walter hear that.... he still comes over every day so it will be interesting to see how he likes the new addition to what he considers is his space at the neighbours.
Till next time, j