A few weeks ago, I got sucked into one of those crazy Facebook tests … ‘how many states have you been to?’ My answer at the time was 38 … & I’m proud to say, it’s now 39!
Last week I traveled to Cheyenne, WY to teach at my friend Penny’s shop, Ewe Count. This teaching experience was a little different as I didn’t actually design the stitched portion of the class. That was left up to another friend, Amy Bruecken of the uber cute Amy Bruecken Designs! I had fun taking Amy’s ‘Life is Better in Boots’ design to another level of cuteness with an adorable box finish!
Lots of pictures … hang on & take the journey with me …
Here is our project! You can’t see the felt ball feet in this picture!
It was a short 8 hour drive for me – beautiful country!
We stopped to be tourists – neither one of us had ever been to Wyoming, so Penny (center) obliged!
Kind of hard to see, but as I got off the highway and drove towards the shop … these friendly mule deer greeted me!
Every time I wrote the word ‘you’ this weekend … it came out ‘ewe’. It seemed appropriate!
What a welcome site!!
An inside shot at the front door! This is the yarn room!
The hotel where Amy & I stayed … yes, haunted! They left us alone, but a few other gals said they ‘heard things’ …
You can figure out what they make here!
Day 1 of class – Amy walked the students through stitching on linen, playing with Memory Thread, cool embellishments, and filling us in on her ‘story’. I told her she looked like a librarian talking to little kids at story time!
Saturday was my turn – I think they figured out why my company is called ‘Hands On’.
I walked them through the steps of making a box finish!
Everyone got a chance to practice their lacing!
Here’s the ribbon station!!
Quite a few finished the whole project! What an accomplishment!
The yearbook shot! These ladies were so much fun!
Amy & I got a special surprise! Cindy & her mom Gail drove in from Denver to visit! Cindy owned Fancimats & More for many years. I’ve always had fun with her mom as we are both finishers! This was so special.
By now, you know I make a little kit for retreats. I Count, do Ewe? … well of course you do!
Penny had a few of these little gems left (complete kit for $13).
She had 1 or 2 class kits left as well if you are interested. Call her at the shop 307-638-1148 & she will gladly ship them.
I almost forgot! This was a piece I designed for the Stitching Across the Rockies Shop Hop: 4 shops & each was assigned a season. I guess it’s easy to figure out what season Penny had! She also has these little kits available!
Whew – thanks for hanging in there! It’s been a BUSY summer here at che Habermann/Hands On Design! I hope you are enjoying the hot months … we’ll be complaining about the cold soon enough!
Enjoy the Stitch!