Christmas Goose Holiday Fair November 16-17

Hand stamped, one-of-a-kind note cards

Hand stamped, one-of-a-kind note cards

Dear Central Oregon Friends,

My one and only holiday art fair this year is the Christmas Goose Holiday Fair this Friday (9-6) and Saturday (9-4) at St. Charles Hospital, Bend. As most of you know this fair is a fundraiser for Wendy’s Wish which provides non-medical support to cancer patients in the area. As a two time cancer survivor, it’s very close to my heart. I am unable to do the Holiday Tails Art Fair this year, but hope to be back there in 2019.

I have been getting together a wonderful collection of items: handmade and printed note cards, original watercolor and acrylic paintings, hand painted and stitched ornaments, my embroidered ornaments kits for you to DIY, and lots more. I’ll also have some of my linen drawstring pouches and zipper bags, a Christmas stocking and a Christmas quilt.

The newest items are the hand stamped note cards (both Christmas and everyday) that are made from my hand carved stamps. Each one is a little different. I’ll also have lots of printed Christmas cards and everyday note cards, stickers, note card sets and much more.

I hope to see you there! If you can’t be there I am planning to keep the Etsy shops open and see how that goes. If things get crazy I may shut the shops down for Friday and Saturday, but they will reopen as soon as possible. If you want to be sure to get something before it sells out, both shops are open currently. Thanks so much!

Original watercolor art

Original watercolor art

Printed greeting cards from my textile art

Printed greeting cards from my textile art

Hand painted ornaments

Hand painted ornaments

embroidered ornament kits to DIY

embroidered ornament kits to DIY

Giveaway :: 2019 Curated Quilts Calendar

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Oh happy day! I am so pleased to have my quilt, Las Ventanas, in the new 2019 Curated Quilts calendar. This lovely calendar is printed on the same matte finish paper as the CQ magazine and is constructed in such a way that the quilt photos can later be cut out and framed if desired. See more calendar quilts or purchase one here: Curated Quilts Magazine.

My copies have finally arrived and I’d like to giveaway two of them to two lucky winners. If you would like to be in on the giveaway, please comment once below and tell me what is your favorite item in either of my shops. The giveaway is open to US destinations only. Feel free to let your friends know about the giveaway. Comments close on Thursday at 5 pm (Pacific time). I will be choosing two names from the hat on Thursday night so I can ship on Friday. I will be going on vacation next week, so final shop orders will also go out on Friday. Thanks and good luck!

**** Please note, I have no way to contact you directly from Squarespace. If you enter the contest, please put your email address in the comments separated by spaces (ie- name @ gmail.com). OR, if you prefer to keep your email private, be on the look out for a blog post Thursday evening. If I don’t hear from the winners by 8 pm Thursday I’ll have to choose other names. Thanks!

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New in Shop :: Holiday Trailers Ornament Embroidery Kit

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I’m so pleased to announce my newest embroidered ornament kit. This one is called Holiday Trailers. I had such fun stitching them as I tried to come up with ways to make them unique. We are trailer fans and have had some sort of RV for at least 20 years. Currently, we have an Airstream trailer so that was my inspiration for the 3rd one in the photo above. I decided to use some silver metallic thread for that one. It’s included in the kit, but metallic thread can be difficult to use, so using just the gray thread works fine too. I hope you’ll check them out!

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New In Shop :: You Are My Sunshine

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You are my Sunshine is one of my favorite songs! Long, long ago my husband gave the nickname Sunshine to my mom and so it’s significant for that, but it was also a favorite song we’d sing when my children were very young. For Star Trek fans, there was that scene where Seven-of-Nine sang it to the Doctor. It was quite lovely.

When I was making those block printed ornaments a couple of weeks ago, I also made these You Are My Sunshine patches from my hand carved block. They are created with white textile ink on hand dyed indigo linen patches (6.5 inches square). Each one is unique with varying values of indigo and patterns of dye. These would be fantastic for quilt block centers, quilt labels, ornaments, patches on garments, etc. The textile ink is supposed to be washable, though I haven’t tested it.

I have stitched on some of the patches and will be using them in future projects that will likely be for sale. I think I’ll make some into zipper bags.

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I also made one into an ornament. This is black ink on natural linen and is available in the shop. Thanks for looking!