Smith Owen – Grand Rapids MI

Last weekend Cathy and I drove to MI for our annual visit to Smith Owen. This was I think my 5th year of teaching at the store. It is always great fun to see everyone again. Pam always has everything well organized and we rest our heads in Barbs lovely home in a nearby town.

The students were very enthusiastic many sharing projects of my designs they had completed as well as getting stuck into new and creative embellishment designs. We worked on flower blocks and a new needle case stitching layers with threads and unique stitches.

The weather was wonderful and it made Cathy’s day to be able to bring a box of Michigan Honey Crisp apples home.

After returning home I was able to cut out a couple of small projects to show case ribbons and fabrics for fall market. I am now stitching these on the road as I am now in Calgary for 10 days teaching for my lovely friend Deirdre at Out of Hand.

Creative Stitching



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