Friday, February 1, 2013

February Newsletters UPDATED

Amy Bunger's shop newsletter is up on her website now.  Don't miss her ideas on how to add expressive eyes to your canvases!

She also promises to update her website from the TNNA Market so I've added the link to that area of her site in the TNNA Winter 2013 tab of Blog to help you if you don't want to bookmark it for such a short time.  Just click on TNNA Winter 2013 to keep up with what folks are saying from the trade show.

UPDATE:  Ruth Schmuff has her shop newsletter online as well.  With all the TNNA stuff coming up, I decided to update this listing and put all the newsletter links in one place.

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Halloweenies for Sale

Earlier this week I got a note from someone who has the entire Halloweenies set (house and eight characters plus threads and Amy Bunger stitch guides) for sale.  Here is what she told me:

"I have decided to sell my Halloweenies. What is included is: the house canvas on Evertite stretcher bars, several Xerox copies in color and black and white of the house canvas, the Home Study Halloweenies binder with all of the stitch guide pages in page protectors, 5 Haunted House thread kits, all 8 characters and their thread kits and the surprise from Amy that was in the first kit. Included is the Amy's bag that is big enough to hold the whole thing. The only thing that is stitched is the shingles on the house which is the very first step. I don't know how much it will cost to ship. It weighs about 11 pounds. I am asking $1,000, which is less than half of the original cost. The cost of the Halloweenies does not include shipping. I will charge exactly what it costs me to ship to the purchaser’s location and use UPS so there is a tracking number to keep up with the progress of the Halloweenies to their new home."

Here is the entire set from Amy's website.

If you are interested in purchasing my friend's set, send me your email address and I'll forward it to her.  I am at chillyhollow at hotmail dot com.  Thanks!

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Reminder: Fiber Arts Fiesta Deadline

2011 Best in Show

The Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta 2013 will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico on May 23-25, 2013. This is a show of great interest to all needleworkers and crafts people. The Call to Entries deadline is March 1st, 2013. You may enter up to six pieces (but only three in one division). The entry fee is $5.00 each. The call to entries link and further information can be found at

Viewer's Choice and Blue Ribbon

Or send a SASE with your division of interest to:
AFAF Fiesta 2013
P. O. Box 16443
Albuquerque, NM 87191-6443.

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Thomas at or Ellie Ames at

2011 Viewer's Choice and Judge's Choice

To spark your interest in seeing the show and submitting your own work, in the Embroidery Division in 2011, the Viewer's Choice and Blue ribbon was won by Sue Thomas for her Tiramisu band sampler (designed by Dakota Rogers). A Best of Show and Blue ribbon were awarded to Kurdy Biggs for her original Cats Eye Venus geometric piece.  Lisa Leigh Payne won a Judge's Choice and a blue ribbon for her Tree of the Mother piece.

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