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Monday, July 29, 2013

Happy Monday!

The Norden Crafts contest to win a copy of my Angels Unaware is still going on today until 4 p.m. If you haven't had a chance to do so...you still have time. All you have to do is " like" and "share" my design. I think it is a wonderful thing they are doing...it gives you a chance to win and gives us, designers an opportunity to showcase our work.

Lately I've been asked how I come up with my designs. I guess everyone is interested in the process. For me, and I can't speak for other designers, but I would guess the process is similar, I either see a phrase or quote that I like and design according to the quote or Sometimes I

am in the mood to use certain colors, or I want to try something new....right now I am loving houses so I have to have a house in everything. I love the way the alphabet looks in a sampler so I most always use an alphabet. Angels unaware was the first time I did not use an alphabet and it was all I could do to keep myself from incorporating one into the design.

The other thing is .... I LOVE linen. I like the feel, the look, the smell, especially R&R's coffee dyed linen. I also sometimes age my linen a little more with coffee. I just ordered some walnut crystals to try. Can't wait until they arrive so I can test them out. Finally, I love color...when I was a kid....I am a child of the late 60's early 70's, ( I'll be 52 in a couple weeks.) I loved to color. I always had a new coloring book and I was so happy when my mom would take me down to the store for a fresh new box of 64 crayons. Oh happy day!!! My threads remind me of those crayons. My linen is my coloring book!

What am I working on now? I have a snippet of a reproduction, it's not an exact reproduction. I have taken some artistic liberties on this one. I have brightened the colors but the charting is exactly the same as the original.

Hope you have a great day!

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Location:La Feria, Texas

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