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Dear Stitching Friends,
Just realized that I missed updating my note in April and May is nearly gone too! Things have been jumping around here since Spring arrived. My gardens are blooming, the birds are nesting, I've been planting annuals and perennials for the Hummingbirds and Butterflys and I have raised 5 Monarch caterpillars on the screened porch and they are in chrysallis stage now.

Indoor activities have been busy
too! I've been taking care of grandchildren, charting and stitching new teaching projects, ordering supplies and kitting things up for classes with Tudor Rose Sampler Guild in Texas (Sampler Stories Huswif) and Farmington Hills Sampler Guild in Michigan (Hattie & Sarah Sewing Set). Those classes have closed out but I'll be presenting a Sampler Stories Lecture to Tudor Rose Sampler Guild in Texas in early August and Western Reserve Sampler Guild has asked me to teach my Autumn Sampler Compendium for them on March 23, 2024.  Email me at if you would like a contact for Tudor Rose or Western Reserve Sampler Guild so you can join and learn about the lecture and the class. 

Happy Times! My friends Sharon Huffstetler and Joy
Owens came to visit me in mid May.  Joy, a conservation certified framer who specializes in antique samplers, brought 7 of my antique samplers with her.  She helped me decide where to hang them AND she even hung them up for me (which saved lots of holes in my walls since my measurements never seem to work the way I think they will)! 
I opened my home to stitchers around the area last weekend and 25 came! It was wonderful to be with friends of short and long standing and to make new ones! 
Guess I better get back to figuring and kitting so I can have some time for stitching! My new self-lined Quaker Sewing Case & Accessories teaching piece is coming along well and I need to focus on finishing it up because so many other stitching design plans are crowding up behind it!

Wishing you blessings that overflow to others near and far,


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