On Wednesday we hired a bus to being ladies up from the ANG Seminar to visit the store. Jane Williams (Stitching up a storm in San Antonio) was kind enough to play hostess on the bus. They rolled in about 11 a.m..
I know we had a good time meeting everyone. I hope they enjoyed themselves also.
Thursday night Jayna and I went down to San Antonio for the expo night. We went through the Exhibit to see all the gorgeous pieces that had been entered. Congratulations to all the winners! We were thrilled to recognize so many customers as winners. Amy Bunger also won a ribbon for her Halloweenie series. Congrats my freind!
Kim has finished her fish and she is adorable. Met "Judy".
How exciting! John from Rainbow Gallery has brought out another Silk Lame size. Petite Lame is going to be so versatile. He has started out with 26 basic colors that are just perfect. I will have to incorporate them into something I stitch this week. We have them in the store now, so you can order now. They are $3.15 a card and has 20 yards on a card.
Kelly has designed 2 Firecrackers for us in celebration of the ANG coming to Texas (San Antonio) next week. I stitched the Yellow Rose and Marsha Bustos was kind enough to stitch the Bluebonnets for us. I am ordering more to stitch and put in a collection because I think they turned out so cute. They will be available kitted next week in time for the seminar. The kits will be $42.00 plus threads. We used the same threads for both, so if you want to do both one of each will do except for the blue.
Eleonore has almost finished another fish
and this one is really\flashy.
I can't wait to see it on out reef that we are clipping the fish too. I have to go get a bigger reef for the rest but I think my idea is actually going to work.
O.K., now for one last Alaska picture I promise.....Sunset in Alaska (11p.m.)
We are so busy coming up with ideas on what we want to do in the store, that our minds are just spinning. As mentioned in some of the emails that I have sent out, we are going to participate in the some of the Clubs that artist are doing.
Needle Deeva is doing a Halloween Creepy Characters Club with stitchguides by Robin King. The club will be starting in September. Each Month will be $83.00 for canvas and guide only. If you want threads just let us know when you sign up. There are 9 canvas in this club.
Threads used are from Rainbow Gallery, DMC Corp, Kreinik, ThreadworX, YLI Painter's Thread, Caron Collection, Sundance and Mill Hill Beads, Burmilana, Needlepoint Inc. Silk, Planet Earth Fiber, Dream House Ventures and Gloriana Ribbons. Many of these threads are carried from Character to Character.
The Creepy Characters are on 18 mesh and measure 4½" x 4½" .
You can sign up bycalling the store. There will be a $125.00. The pictures of the stitched ones thus far are below.
The other Club that we are particiapting in is Ruth Schmuff's "Silly, Sassy, Sparkly Socks". Each month for 6 months, you will receive a painted canvas complete with stitch guide by Vicky De Angelis to create one of these fun and Sassy Socks. Threads used are Rainbow Gallery Silk Lamé Braid, Splendor, Panache, Petite Dparkle Rays, Petite Treasure Braid, Neon Rays Plus; Access Commodities Soie d'Alger, Accentuate; Thread Gatherer Silk n'Colors; Kreinik Fine (#8) Braid, Sundance Beads and Swarovski Crystals. The cost of this canvas and guide is between $77 and $84.00. Once again if you want threads just let us kow when you sign up.
The "Under the Deep Blue Sea" club is coming along swimmingly. (sorry, I could not help myself)
Here is the latest all done. Her name is "Fiona". We are shipping out the first of the kits next week and it is not too late to sign up.
We just love all the Home Study Programs that Amy Bunger does and we Co-Op with her to make them available also through our shop. The Thanksgiving Banner is starting in July, the Christmas Banner in October and the Thanksgiving House will be starting in March 2012 (hopefully). With the Thanksgiving House we are going to run a Study Hall for those customers who purchase there Home Study through us. Particulars will follow as we get closer but it will probably be one Thursday evening a month.
Between Llano and Fredericksburg on Highway 16 there is a beautiful road called the Willow City Loop. It meanders through private ranches and it just amazing. The vistas and fields of wildflowers are amazing. Because of the rain and cold winter we had the Bluebonnets are particularly stunning. The white Poppies make the fields look they are covered in snow.