|Exploring the Prairies in Thread, Embroidery Canada magazine, Summer 2013 (3 pages)|
Thanks so much to the members who have sent in emails to say hello! That is so exciting - no one has ever done that before. It was very kind of you to take the time to send a message. : )
My lovely assistant Kari has now spent four days helping me out this summer. It's been SO great to have her. She put together embroidery kits for future classes, helped out my son with his projects, and did a few hours of slicing wool for me. I bought all these rug hooking supplies from the Manitoba Craft Museum Stash Sale when I was in WInnipeg. I look at the wool and think, 'oh if only it was sliced and ready to go so I can just make something!'. Enter Kari...
|Kari in the Kitchen|
She worked on the counter because it was a good height. It sure looked like she was making noodles! ; ) So that's what I told the kids... When she was done, I had bags and bags of noodles sorted by color. Oh wow - that was SO worth it.
|courtesy of My Sweet Prairie's Kari ; )|
I even got to run out to the dollar store for bags and pick up some take out lunch for the kids too. I tell you, hiring someone to help me in the studio instead of hiring a babysitter or housekeeper makes so much sense. Things are getting done and I feel like I have more free time for my children. The children come first...
My oldest has his fist summer job. My girl is enthralled with catching bugs and coloring. My middle boy has dove full force into leatherworking. He is so great at it! He stamps and stains them, buffs and sews the leather, and then attaches the hardware like buckles and snaps all on his own. Super!
Today, Kari agreed to help me do some taping for video tutorials. (I'm caving to your pressure!) Oh MAN was that hard! We will keep working on it... but in the mean time, please enjoy these out takes. It's the best we have to offer at this point. lol It's only 2 minutes and all unusable. There's about 17 more minutes of unusable, but this is all you get for now. : )
Have a fabulous weekend
...and stay away from those mosquitoes!