Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Embroidery Event/Girl's Weekend

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Reen from Embroidery Garden taught her ITH (In The Hoop) designs class at All Brands in Baton Rouge again this year!
We (her entourage 😉) joined her again this year and now call it our Girl's Weekend/Reunion!


The Girls!
Reen, Marilee, Me, Lisa, Rhonda and KC




The event was sold out - no surprise there - and everyone had a blast!  Three of her designs were completed on each of the 2 days...
  • USB Case
  • Organizer
  • Frame Tool Holder


We also served as helpers during the class! Rhonda was our photographer extraordinaire! Sew fun!


Most of you know that I am one of the Embroidery Garden Educators!  A job that I truly love!



 Marilee, one of Reen's Educators helping an attendee.




Rhonda, the owner of A Stitch in time Designs took some spectacular photos during the class.



KC, Reen's Daughter In-love joined us this year! We see you, Lisa! 💗




The Entourage! 
We were missing a few people: Molly, Tammy, Michelle and Jennifer!
We missed them! 😞



 The entire class from the Day 1 event!  Organizers, USB Cases and Framed Tool holders!  Oh my!


Attendees' completed Framed Tool Holder.  Look at those smiles!


Lisa tried on my knit cardigan from my 3rd Online Class - I think she likes it! 😊




Reen and John Douthat, owner of AllBrands!  
Check out her jeans that she embellished with lace from Angela Wolf's embroidery designs!


You can embellish your jeans (or other garments) with these designs! 
Take advantage of a 15% discount on Angela's entire site - by using the code 
CARRIE15 at checkout!



 Lisa and Rhonda!



Fun hanging out in the French Quarter with Reen and Tammy! 
We had a blast!
Of course the 1st thing we ate were beignets.



Reen and KC! Dinner! 
That is only half of the stack of onion rings we were served! 😮



Of course we had a Cajun Dinner together!  
I love these ladies! We always have a good time together!  
Laughs, conversation with loads of love!
💝

Can't wait to get together again!

For now I am prepping for my trip to teach Embroidery Garden ITH Projects
at Prairie Quilt in Oklahoma next weekend!
Hope to see some of you there!



Happy Endless Sewing!



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Monday, May 20, 2019

Sewing Encouragement for Beginners from the Pros - Elizabeth Made This

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My sew sister Elizabeth Farr of Elizabeth Made This, who is a self proclaimed sewing nerd and refashionista with a passion for DIY wrote a blog to encourage beginner sewists. 



I am honored that she included my advice along with many friends and pros who I admire!


There are a total of 3 pages of quotes!  

Some of the topics are: Sewing Fearlessly (check out my quote on page 2), Enjoy the Ride, Mastery, Going Easy on yourself and Starting Small.  All of the quotes are packed with help and encouragement for new sewists!

The pros and friends who contributed are:
  • Meg Healy 
Lead educator, Burdastyle and Co-host of Sew & Tell Podcast

  • Sandra Betzina
Author of many sewing books, Power Sewing dvds, host of the Power Sewing Web-tv show, Vogue Patterns designer under the Today’s Fit Line
  
  • Rachel & Kate
Owners of the Fold Line Online Sewing Community

  • Melissa Mora of Melly Sews and Blank Slate Patterns




  • Designer Joi
Sewlebrity, Designer, Author, Licensed McCall Pattern Designer, Craftsy Instructior

  • Judy Hale
Designer at Patterns for Pirates

  • Lauren Guthrie
Owner of Fabric Emporium and Sewing School Guthrie and Ghani and finalist on the Great British Sewing Bee, series 1

  • Colleen G Lea
Certified Fashion Design Lecturer, YouTuber #fsbtv

  • Amy
Editor of Love Sewing Magazine


  • Anita Morris
Sewing Blogger, Sewing Teacher at Anita by Design

  • Helen Wilkinson
Sewing Pattern Designer, Blogger, @Helen’s Closet and one half of the Love to Sew Podcast





Check out Elizabeth's blog to read all about it!



Happy Endless Sewing!



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