The Dog Days of Summer
"It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color. Often at night there is lightning, but it quivers all alone. There is no thunder, no relieving rain. These are strange and breathless days, the dog days, when people are led to do things they are sure to be sorry for after.”
― Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting
Ah, the dog days of summer. In my neck of the woods temps are climbing. Friday it hit 96°, but we're not quite in the thick of "blank white dawns and glaring noons". Not yet. I can still comfortably press and iron my projects. I am madly sewing up hot weather dresses and doing tri-cep dips like mad so my arms don't flap in the summer breeze like that cute pup up there.
And, you may have read I'm still working on my living room. Currently working on pillows. Summer is always a busy time around work and home. I wanted to turn Monday's post in to a What's Coming!, what we have coming up and going on. If you like that I will continue. If you find it boring I'll think of something else!
Our first artist/guests are Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom and Carla Crim of Scientific Seamstress. These ladies know how to create beautiful fabric AND amazing garments and accessories. Here is whatWILL be available in Shopsewitall.com. These are kits and video instruction for all that you see here.
Mark Lipinski is having a Slow Stitching Movement course. You can find more about the course here on our Craft University site, plus I'll be posting more info on the Creative Machine Embroidery page, Sign up if you would like to slow down and enjoy the ride of creativity.
Plus, if you are interested in selling learn from the pros in Etsy Selling: Pricing, Marketing and Photography Course is now available and is a must see. Featuring Carla Crim of Scientific Seamstress (and Sew with Me!)she will walk you through all you need to know. Don't miss out! This is happening June 30th! Stay tuned for details in blog posts.
We also have a wonderful e-book out Stitch Parties. This has 13 projects that are perfect for any occasion. You'll find how-tos for all sorts of party accessories from glamorous to casual.
Lastly, we are having our yearly Tent Sale. You can save up to 80% off select items. Check it out before we close the tent for the season!