Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Where has the time gone

Much has happened since I returned home from Germany, and as I sit here writing this email I am struggling to remember it all.

Two weeks ago Carolyn MItchell was in the shop teaching her "Allure" workshop.

The ladies had a great time and plans are already underway for next year.  Carolyn is designing something new just for us.  One  idea her and the ladies were contemplating is a frame weight with pockets for all our favourite tools.  Sounds great to me, I may even join that workshop.  See you next year ...
I have also been busy decorating the shop and preparing for our annual Christmas Open House.   As I do every year, I design a free pattern that is then kitted and gifted
to the first 100 stitchers that visit Gitta's that day.  I thought I was well prepared this year by having designed my reindeer already in the spring.   This one, however,  along with two from previous years were then published in A Needle Pulling Thread magazine, when they invited me to be one of the featured designers in their first ornament issue.  I was both honoured and excited to be able to partake, but this then meant I needed to design another reindeer for our Christmas Open House.  I believe my mission has been successful.  I'm sure you will love "Reindeer Elegance" as much as I do.

 This year's Christmas Open House is on December 7th,
 ( as every year the Open House is held on the first Saturday of December).  

To collect the Holly Reindeer, you will need to purchase A Needle Pulling Thread magazine, but the  latest, "Reindeer Elegance", will be unveiled at the Open House.  See you in less than 2 weeks.