The Diamonds and Lace Tray, Nordic Band, and Mini Grace are all up on the wed site today.
The price increase has gone into effect, but to soften the blow a bit. I've added three new designs to the site. It's been quite a while since I have added new designs. These three are all former class designs that have been retired from the teaching rota and are now being offered for retail sale. All three are Ukrainian Whitework. I have two more retired class pieces that will be coming out for retail sale as soon as I've tweaked the charts a bit. One of those is a hardanger design.
The Diamonds and Lace Tray, Nordic Band, and Mini Grace are all up on the wed site today.
Here are some upcoming events for you to look at and enjoy!
The First is big news for me, I've been added to the faculty at Christmas in Williamsburg! I've wanted to attend this event for several years, and now I get to teach there! The contact info is on the teaching page, but here are the class photos:
The next is a class at Needlepoint Junction in Hilton Head, SC. Again, the contact info is on the teaching page, but here is the photo of big, beautiful Harlequin. Act fast on this one. The deadline is Nov. 15!
The final is the wonderful, wonderful Hawaiian Cruise. The classes haven't been released yet. I will post photos of them soon. In the meantime, check out the cruise brochure on the teaching page. It is a lovely schedule.
I will be posting some new retail charts for sale soon. They are former classes that I have retired. They should be up soon.
In less thrilling news, I will be raising prices across the board January 1st. I've not raised them since I started in 2012 and prices for just about everything has gone up in the meantime. If you've been thinking about buying something and hesitating, now may be the time to do it.
Registration for my online class through the Embroiderers Guild of America begins tomorrow! All of the information is on the EGA website.
Here is the link:
Online Class: Some Accumulation with Terri Bay | EGA (egausa.org)
The plans are finally in place for my online class through EGA. I will post a link when it becomes available. Until then I can tell you that is a basic/Intermediate level Hardanger class. And yes, I will teach you how to cut fabric threads. It's not as scary as you think! I'm really excited to be doing another online class. The three ANG classes went very well.
In other news, I had my second and final surgery on my left foot and ankle. After two months in casts I am able to walk again. I am slow and still have a bit of a limp, but it is coming along. The Achilles Tendon takes a long time to become flexible again after surgery.
Most of my family has been well and avoided COVID. My Father came down with it in August and has been hospitalized twice. He is slowly regaining his strength and weaning off supplemental oxygen. COVID can take a very long time to recover from.
Here is a sneak peak of the online class......
We have just returned from a family vacation in the Tennessee Mountains. We wanted to go somewhere close by so that we could return quickly if needed, and we wanted to be fairly self contained. We didn't want to go to restaurants or large tourist traps. A mountain cabin was the perfect fit. All of my daughters and their spouses were there, too. It was a lovely idyll in the midst of all of this COVID chaos.
The registrations for the ANG virtual classes are closing soon. I am amazed by the number of stitchers sighed up to take my classes. Thank you all and I hope I can live up to my normal standards. Teaching online is new to me. ANG is giving us lots of technical support and advise. Thank goodness for that! I'm sure there will be hiccups along the way. There always are when breaking new ground.
Once I get the ANG classes worked out, I am going to develop an online class of my own. I have a design in mind, but I'm not entirely sure. I'll be thinking about it and will give details as they become clear.
And now I will leave you with a mountain sunset. Enjoy.
i think I am finally adjusting to the new normal. I am blessed to have several family member living in the same house. I can not imagine how hard this all must be for those who live on their own. I can hug my husband, two daughter, and my darling daughter-in-law as often as I want!
My husband and youngest daughter are both still working full time from home. I'm also spending a fair amount of time creating new designs. I've several new ones ready to submit for class proposals. I only have one class left on the books for this year. If that one cancels it will be next March before I travel to teach again.
Which leads me into my announcement; I am attempting my first online class! The ANG seminar has transitioned from in person to online and I am going to give it a go! Anyone can register, though if you are not an ANG member you will pay a higher fee. The link is below. If that does not work just google the American Needlepoint Guild. I am teaching thee classes, the Needlework Treasures Scissors Tray, Black and White Garden, and Orion. I'll post photos of those classes as well.
Take care and stay well. We are indeed all in this together!
If you are a regular seminar of class attendee I'm sure you've has something cancelled because of the virus. I've had my next two seminars either cancelled or postponed, too. If you are feeling the loss and looking for something to do, how about attending my extended study program? It is in SEPTEMBER!!!! Yes, September. Far enough away to be reasonably safe from this virus. First, the link:
Now for some brief details. The class is September 20-25 in Winston/Salem, NC at the beautiful Brookstown Inn. The Brookstown will spoil you with a cooked breakfast, nightly wine and cheese social, then cookies and milk at 8 PM. We will spend four days working on Isabella, a Ukrainian whitework sampler. (Photos below) She is big, beautiful, and only an intermediate level. You do not have to be an advanced stitcher to to this. And I promise to make it fun! We will learn a lot, but enjoy doing it.
Check it out and let me know what you think!
Life has become very different lately. This virus is sending us a scuttling into out own homes and rightly so. It is a scary thing. I am personally hoping that my oldest daughter's wedding in April happens as planned. Finger crossed, but plan b options are being discussed. My youngest daughter just made it home from England before the travel restrictions went into effect. I am very glad to have her here and starting a new job in the US.
I've had two seminars cancel today. I am sad to miss the opportunity to teach and I know the students will miss seeing their friends and taking classes. I truly believe that stitching is therapy so, I am having a sale! If we all have to stay inside we may as well stitch and what better way to do that than with a new chart. This sale applies to PDF downloads only. I don't want to be running to the post office.
Use the coupon code below to receive 35% off computer downloaded charts.
Yup, just one word. Type social in the coupon code box. Keep stitching! We're all in this together!
Finally a long over due addition to my blog. It has been a busy, crazy, wonderful year. We've added a member to our family and have seen our youngest child get her first job in the animation field and move to England.
I have also taught a lot of classes! I've taught at more than twenty different events and and have realized that it is just too many in a years' time. I love teaching and will continue to do so as long as I can, but at a more realistic rate. I have eleven events scheduled for 2019 and hope to get that down to 8 to 10 in the future. I am sure my daughters will be keeping me busy in the future with more weddings and if I am fortunate, grandchildren. I want to make sure I have lots of time for them, as well as my wonderful husband.
I'm also looking forward to more designing time. My design time really suffered this last year. I need to get some of the ideas that are rattling around in my head down on paper and translated into fabric and thread. My class offering are getting a little thin is some areas, too.
I have a large stock of Cottage Garden Threads ready to add to my web site. As soon as I get this inventory thing figured out, they will be up. I do love these threads. They are such beautiful colors and wear really well.
With love and prayers for blessings in the year to come,
Yes, the day finally came. It was incredibly beautiful and I am so blessed to have Rachel and Ashley and part of my life and part of our family. The girls were so lovely and we had a gorgeous bright, sunny day. The veils and dresses sparkles in the sun. They asked me to sing the processional and to be honest I had to sing the final verse with my eyes shut. If I had opened them and looked at my lovely daughters and daughter in law the tears would have flowed which is not good for singing!
My life is finally getting back to normal and I have done some much needed updates to the teaching information page. The seminar season is coming up and I'll be traveling a lot in the next few months!
Enjoy the photos!
Terri Bay is a needlework teacher, designer, wife, and mother. This blog will probably contain bits about all of the above - especially the furry member of the household. (The cat, that is)