They say we are supposed to introduce ourselves at the party. You can pretty much read my little bio to the left under my picture and understand who I am. I keep my blog as a diary of what is going on in my life...be it with my design business, my finishing business, or my family.
Recently I celebrated my 1 year Blogiversary! I took some time to read back through my posts. What fun to remember some things...vacations, markets, life changing moments.
I intend to keep doing the same thing, including a fun feature I started last year - Finish it Friday: a post about some finishing tips for various types of cross-stitch projects. I often include a complimentary pattern!
As I type this - I am packing to head out to my Winter Stitching Getaway - I rent a conference room at a local hotel. Cater meals in & 14-15 stitchers & quilters gather to have a warm retreat in the middle of a cold winter!
Here I am all packed for retreat! Oh, I still need to pack a few clothes...but I got the important stuff ready to go!
I wasn't sure what to take pictures of for this blog post...I mean all of my stitching and current projects are packed! So, I took a shot of my mantle...mostly because I usually forget to put the Valentine's decorations out in time to really enjoy them (I usually think about it on Feb 15th!).
This year I made a point to display these things just as I was taking Christmas down. Plus...
that leads me to my little giveaway! Leave a comment on this blog post - no need to "follow me" but it sure would be nice to get to know you better. If you are on Facebook - you can "like" me at Hands On Design - I keep that spot pretty active with pictures and posts!
After the party is over - I will select a winner by random number generator - so be sure to leave a email address where I can contact you! I will send you a few goodies - a made-with-love pincushion and a sweet little booklet for your thoughts covered with original artwork from Michelle Palmer (you HAVE TO check out her Etsy shop)...I'll add some extra goodies as well!
Have fun at the party - I plan to get out & blog hop as well and enjoy myself his weekend at the Getaway!