As I sit here this Sunday morning in my kitchen looking out my bay window and enjoying the last few days of my Christmas decorations, I have started a new canvas work project.
The design is titled "Treasured Beginnings" designed by Carolyn Mitchell. Since last night I have managed to complete the Padded Satin stitch and Rice stitch border. I will be teaching this design as a beginner Canvas Work workshop at the end of February.
As some of you are already aware, this year at Gitta's we are featuring a specific Canadian Designer each month. For February & March Carolyn Mitchell is our "Designer of the Month". During this time, we will host her trunk show displaying her designs, holding workshops related to her style of needlework, offering a 10% discount on her designs, and having her free contribution to a Designer Collaboration Sampler available to all those dropping by the shop or placing an order through our website during these months.
This afternoon we have been invited for a BBQ at my parents' house. So I have another few hours of stitching before I start making my German potato salad, my contribution to the BBQ. A summer meal in the dead of winter; promises of pleasures that lay ahead.
It's already shaping up to be a fabulous year!!!