A Stiltcher's JourneySunday, February 6, 2011
A Stitcher's Journey is our newest book. Thought you might like to see the cover. I've been working on cover designs for the past two days and this is the one we have chosen. This book is a collection of the projects we taught in classes and retreats this past year.
Barb and I enjoyed traveling and meeting fun and creative women from all over the country.
We included an extra in this book. We were inspired by an exercise book from the Kildare Place Model School. Inside the book, we found a sampler and other examples of stitching. We believe the young woman who stitched the sampler and attended the school was in training to become a teacher/governess. We think she immigrated from Ireland to Australia, as we found her book in Australia. She wasn't able to take many belongings with her as she traveled, but she saved space in her trunk for her exercise book. The exercise book is filled with pieces she meticulously stitched. Each is an example of what she might teach her future pupils. Pictures of her work and the pattern for her sampler are included in this book too. Her journey is the one celebrated in this book.
I should be taking the book to the publisher tomorrow....we like the ink dry by the time market begins. The book is 52 pages packed with fun ideas and projects just for you! It will be released at Market, Feb. 19 - 20.
I'm still making bread. I just pulled these two babies out of the oven. I told Dave, "Guess what we are having for dinner? One for you and one for me!" These are pain de campagne, which in French means country bread. It's one of my new favorites: a bit of rye flour, unbleached flour, water, salt and yeast. Really so easy.... bread is the dessert of life.
Don't forget Pillow Talk. Yesterday was Connie from Cotton Way. Today is Joanna from Fig Tree and tomorrow is Lynn from Kansas Troubles.
Visit them all and tell them hello from me!
Until later dear friends.