Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Boston on St. Patrick's Day!

Julia and I went to Boston over the weekend to visit my good friend and Julia’s un-official aunt Cathy Payson (we both worked at Classic Elite Yarns together for many years). The goal of the weekend was to watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and see all Cathy’s wonderful Irish-American relatives. Cathy surprised me by entertaining Julia in So. Boston Saturday to give me the chance to visit my favorite stores in downtown Boston and to try to become inspired! Three really nice hours at Anthropologie (I love their creative approach to retailing), Paper Source (it’s a good thing I haven’t tried scrapbooking yet – I could go broke buying up all the incredible papers), Sephora (so many cosmetics, so little time), and the giant Barnes and Noble in the Prudential Mall.

I was really excited to find the new publication Embellish. I knew there was going to be a spread about my book Colorful Stitchery and a little profile on me coming out soon. Well, there it was stacked in the magazine section - it was so exciting! I’ve shown the cover above so you can look for it too! Maybe the stitchery thing will catch on yet!

The folks at Embellish excerpted 7 projects from Colorful Stitchery. So if you don’t want to spring for the whole book at $19.95 (here's the link to buy it from me on my website), buy “Embellish” at the grocery store at $5.99. On sale at newstands til June 6th (or until they run out).

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