I realized that I have been very slack on giving my blog the attention that it deserves. I think I really have too many irons in the fire. However, I'm afraid to slow down for I might not be able to get my momentum rolling again.
A lot has been going on. I have been so fortunate to have such an active life. I am also blessed to enjoy the health that allows me to participate at the level I enjoy. After my family, teaching needlework is my main focus. I have been quite busy teaching, stitching models for class and writing stitch guides. What fun!
Also, Shapes of Needlepoint - Series IV, Diagonals, Horizontals and Verticals, is scheduled for release mid-August so I am busy making last minute polishing touches.
Today, however, I have a special surprise! I have prepared a gift for you, my wonderful supporters, which I hope you can enjoy and use.
I have created a special notebook that I have shared with various chapters over the years. This notebook I have labeled as Stitch Samples. The notebook is an organized way of testing a stitch by using a free stitch diagram I will be providing you. A template is provided for you as well. I have included pages for you to print out for your notebook. This template shows the diagram, provides a place for notes of what thread you used, etc., and had a place to mount your stitched sample.
Here is a sample of what the individual pages will look like. They will have the stitch name and category suggestions already typed on them and ready for you to stitch a sample and file away!
I have set up a Yahoo Group in which to download the various postings, including templates and suggestions for setting up your own personal system.
Each week, I will post a new page to the group for you to download.
If you are interested in this adventure, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/webstitchsamplernotebook and ask to join the group.
Feel free to remind me that I may not have posted a stitch for the week. I hope to post stitches each Wednesday - I will list them as Wednesday Whimsies.
I would love your feedback on the adventure. Tell your friends and let's have fun while we continue to play with one of our favorite passions.
Until Wednesday, Stitch with a Smile!