Category Archives: Holidays

Snow days

We have had a four day weekend now that our school system cancelled school both yesterday and today for snow and ice. So, my Babylock Ellisimo embroidery machine has been hard at work making these cute Mug Rugs.

Joy and Holly leaf were screened on with a thermofax screen.

Joy and Holly leaf were screened on with a thermofax screen.

The gold snowflakes were screened onto the white fabric

The gold snowflakes were screened onto the white fabric

These cute gift tags were also done with thermofax screens

These cute gift tags were also done with thermofax screens

The mug rug design comes from Five Star Fonts and some of the fabric as well as the gift tags were screened during a demonstration on Saturday at Artistic Artifacts.

Open House

I definitely didn’t mean to ignore my blog for over a month; somehow it just happened! Life marches on and lately it has been at the speed of light.
Tomorrow afternoon, December 7, 2013 I will be demonstrating thermofax screen printing at Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria. Come on out to learn or brush up on your printing techniques or just to chat. Artistic Artifacts is a charming store full of inspiring fabrics and items for journaling and mixed media arts. It is worth the trip.

Snowflakes for Artistic Artifacts Open House make and take

Snowflakes for Artistic Artifacts Open House make and take

Open House at Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria

This Saturday, Dec. 1, Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria, VA is having an open house, make and take, demonstration event from 10 AM-4 PM.  Directions can be found by clicking the store name above.

Sue and I will be there demonstrating thermofax screens from our Etsy shop PGFiber2Art along with new screens never before offered.  These screens will be available for purchase from the store that day.

Click here for a sneak peak from Sue of one of our new screen designs.

And here is a sneak peak from me of two ocean themed designs.

Christmas cruising

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This past year our family decided to meet in Fort Lauderdale and go on a week long Carribean cruise for Christmas instead of meeting at one of our homes to celebrate.  We decided to forgo all other gifts and each pay for our own cruise instead.  It promised to be a relaxing holiday with all the food and the decorations put up (and taken down) by others.  Only the youngest member of the family, at age 19 seemed disgruntled over the no presents to exchange policy and he even had his parents to pay for his share of the cruise.

We went on the Princess ship “Ruby Princess” and enjoyed our ports of Princess Cay (the cruise line’s private beach), Saint Thomas (visiting nearby Saint John where Bob and Elizabeth spent their honeymoon), St Maarten and Nassau, Bahamas.  The great thing about a cruise for multiple generations is that everyone can go their own way and participate in the activities that appeal to them.

It was a warm and relaxing holiday vacation.  I hope we do it again.