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* * * EXHIBITION * * * Homeland: A Collection of Prairie Threadpaintings by Monika Kinner-Whalen. Kathy Theissen Gallery in Rosthern SK. July & August 2017 Reception 10 am to noon on Saturday, July 15, 2017 Station Arts
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Sept 2 & 3 Vendor - Proutopia
Sept 9 &10 Teaching - Sketch to Stitch / Runs with Scissors Studio
Sept 15 & 16 Vendor - Manitoba Fibre Festival, Red River Exhibition Park

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Monday, 6 May 2013

Embroidery Slideshow and the Effects of Champagne

May 6th!  Tonight was the reception.  I did it.  I never fail to get totally nervous about speaking to strangers with a microphone.  OH I was nervous.  It was the longest day ever preparing and waiting for the evening.  It went really well though!  Everyone was so full of smiles and congratulations.

me- before all the champagne

They fed me champagne & chocolate torte.  I got to visit with so many happy people.  I made a new friend:  Mabel - age 94.  She held on to me as we walked around for a tour.  She loved the prairies and thought I was pretty crazy to stitch all those french knots.  She asked me where I find the time, and I answered, "I quit doing housework!".  She totally broke out laughing.  : )  How can it get any better right?

I handed out a few magnifying glasses to some women who were climbing behind the tables and up onto the seats to get a closer look.  ; )  It was awesome.

me - after the champagne

Yeah - I debated posting that photo.  Oh well.  It's worth the giggle : ).  It was a pretty happy night.

It's late now and I'm off to bed soon.  Here is a new slideshow I put together of my current art displayed in Winnipeg.  Enjoy!  ; )  If you want to see each piece separately with the titles, you can click HERE.


Willit Neverend said...

You are awesome. I would definitely quit housework if I could do what you can do. Congratulations.

Unknown said...

I love your work. I would love to learn how to do this kind of thing.

HollyM said...

I knew it would go well! The slide show is stunning! Beautiful artwork!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Wonderful!! Glad you are having so much fun!

Margaret said...

Congratulations!! I can just picture you with your newest friend/fan. :-)

greelyrita said...

Holy! You've been busy and your pieces get more beautiful, as if that seems even possible!!

Verna G said...

Absolutely gorgeous slide show. So many pieces I would like!

Colleen Potter said...

I like the new glasses ! But I loved the slide show... wonderful work. Your stitching really depicts the prairie so well!

Kitchener Quilter said...

My mother's name was Mabel, loved the prairies, and any prairie artwork. She too would have loved your prairie stitches. Thanks for telling that little story. And funny, very funny, that photo. I laughed out loud.

Dahn said...

I am loving your stories in Winnipeg. This sounds like it was a LOT of fun... :-)

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