Hello again! I hope you had a wonderful summer with lots of nice, typical holiday activities. I should have had one too. Alas, life came in between. Some of you know that our village lost its village shop earlier this year. Since then, we have been trying hard to start up a village shop cooperative. Although I have been involved from the start, I now hold a more senior position which is naturally involved with more work. But I don't mind at all! It is really important that we get our village shop back. Not only for us locals, but also for our guests. And indeed my students who are on my week-long courses. Self-catering apartments are great, but only work when you can buy your groceries reasonably locally. However, I hope we are nearing completion of the bureaucratic side of things. For the time being however, writing up new embroidery kits and workshops take a backseat.
And then this entered our lives:
His name is Rocky. Looks more like Pebbles to me... He should live with his parents at #79 not with us at #79a. However, he really likes Timmie and Sammie. They don't like him one bit. But he is unnerved and keeps coming. In the mornings, I am greeted by three cats waiting for their food and then three cats retire to my bed. By the way, he loves embroidery too. Apparently, it tastes good.
Didn't I do any embroidery? Of course I did! This is current progress on Saint Laurence. More on the technical hiccups in a future post.
I also visited Appenzell again to learn more of their famous fine whitework. That I'll keep for a future post too. And today, Monika started on her crewelwork piece. Not a traditional one, but it is going to be beautiful none the less.
And in the back of my mind, new workshops and kits are taking shape. At least two goldwork kits and a series of simple 'not so white' whitework designs. And I am planning a nice online stitch along. So, the bottom line is: keep coming back to this blog!
Jessica M. Grimm
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