Monday, February 22, 2010

A Trip to Florida

I had the opportunity to go to Florida last week and stitch for five days with a wonderful group of ladies. The classes were sponsored by the Victorian Smockers SAGA group and were held at Laura's Sewing in Palm Beach Gardens. We had a lovely big classroom where roses and chocolate magically appeared on Valentines day. A big thank you to Laura and her excellent staff who out did themselves to make everything run smoothly. Another big thank you to Pat and her husband Bernie who were my hosts. They made my stay so comfortable and I even managed some early morning runs around the beautiful golf course their home sits on. Everyone there thought they were in a cold snap but for me it felt just like summer.

Upon arriving home my computer savvy children have encouraged me to set up an Etsy store. I have had many requests over the years to provide kits for some of my class projects. I will start with projects from my book 'Sew Cute Couture' ('Cute As A Button') and hopefully add more as time goes on. You can find me at www. etsy.com/shop/gaildoane

4 comments:

  1. You were terrific, Gail. Your energy in mid afternoon never seemed to flag, like mine did. The women were great and the Victorian Smockers members did a wonderful job of organizing and pampering us.

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  2. You were a wonderful teacher and we all had a great time! Can't wait to finish my projects.

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  3. Thrilled, thrilled, thrilled, to hear of your new on-line store. It will be wonderful to be able to buy the kits for your wonderful designs. Thank you!!!

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  4. Gail, it was such a pleasure to have you teach at our workshop. I took your advise and took my Wrap Dress skirt on the plane with me to Hawaii and got 5 flowers finished, now on to the rest. Thanks again, I know we will meet again! Susan Jensen

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Teaching Schedule for 2018

January
6-11 Sewing at the Beach
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
contact: www.sewingatthebeach.com

22-26 - Private Class

March
19-23 Teaching Studio
St. Louis, Missouri
contact: v-keller@sbcglobal.net
(or text 314 974 7561)

April
7-8 Bewitching Stitchers
Boston, Mass
contact: peg_round@yaoo.com

10-14 Children's Corner
Nashville, Tennessee
Contact; www.children'scornerstore.com

20-22 Bewitching Stitchers

May
30-June 2 Private Class

June
4-9 Private class

July
23-27 Private Class

September
17-23 SAGA National Convntion
Winston/Salem North Carolina
contact: www.smocking.org

October
4-10 Beating Around the Bush
Adelaide, Australia

22-26
Teaching Studio
St. Louis, Missouri
contact: v-keller@sbcglobal.net
(or text 314 974 7561)


I have several open dates in 2018 for private or public groups.
For teaching information, a current class list, and available dates, contact gaildoane@hotmail.com