Friday, February 26, 2010

more from Nashville...

When Terrie (The Stitch Store) stopped by my room, I asked her if she wanted to see the models of the two projects I'm teaching at her shop in Buford, Georgia in late June. Here we are together. I'm holding the Fruit of the Vine huswif and Terrie is holding the Fruit of the Vine needleroll and also Long May She Wave. Enlarged photos and descriptions are here.
Here is Terrie with a better view of Fruit of the Vine. Fruit of the Vine was designed to be either made into a huswif as shown below or framed as a sampler. You can see the inside of the huswif here.
You can see in the first photo how petite Long May She Wave is--it can fit in the palm of your hand. Despite being such a small project, it has 22 different stitches!

I'm now in the midst of preparing class kits for the Heartland Stitch Counters where Fruit of the Vine will premier. There are 70 needleworkers signed up for the class. I have heard that this is such a wonderful group of enthusiastic stitchers.

I'm next teaching Fruit of the Vine at the Inn Stitches' Spring Fling in Canton, Ohio in mid May. They have chosen to also have me teach Call of the Sea. I've gotten to know this group very well because I've taught several classes in their area. In fact, the last time I taught in the area everyone in my classes had had at least one class with me before. I was quite flattered that they wanted more classes. There are still some openings in the class, so contact Kim, the shop owner, if you are interested.

Then in late June, I'll be teaching Fruit of the Vine and Long May She Wave at The Stitch Store in Buford, Georgia. I think Terrie has some class openings.

I had a cancellation for the fall, so I have an opening for one or two more teaching events for shops or guilds.


SharoninStLouis said...

Hi Ellen -- I'm one of the 70 stitchers signed up for Heartland, and can hardly wait! And you have been told correctly -- it is a fun group.

Sharon in St. Louis

KimV said...

Oh, I love reading your Nashville notes... I love meeting the designers! and I love your designs... I have done your Quaker Schoolgirl Necessities... thank you for your time and your creative mind!!!

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Hi Ellen, Terrie's new shop I hear is quite lovely, haven't been there yet it is about a 2 hour drive for me.

Love the pictures of the shop owners that you posted over the last several days - it is great putting a face to names.

Have a great weekend - Roberta

Margaret said...

So beautiful! I've so enjoyed seeing all your Nashville pictures!

Patti said...

Ellen thank you so much for sharing so much of Nashville. I just loved seeing it. Wish I had been there that's for sure.
Lots and lots of love
Patti xxx

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Terrie's store is GREAT!!! She's online too if you can't make it in. I bought a couple of your designs there. I especially love the newest Quaker that Terrie brought back from Nashville--can't wait to start it. I'll have to check my calendar and sign up for the class.