Was there any color in your weekend?
As a designer Anna Maria Horner is a powerhouse. Fabric for multiple substrates, books, patterns, needlework, thread collections–and each of them done beautifully. The body of her work is rich and varied.But it’s Anna herself who inspires me. She has kind words for everyone who stops to speak with her and ask for a photo. She shares her excitement and passion without any reservations. Where she finds the energy to fulfill her creative ideas while maintaining a very full and busy household along with a business is a huge mystery to me. I’ve asked for her secret. She doesn’t have one. She just uses every minute of every day as best she can.She does have help from her assistant, Pierrette. You have to love her–easy going and quick to smile. I’m so glad Anna has her to help keep things on track.Anna has a new book dealing with needlework. It’s a great resource both for the stitches she illustrates and the patterns she provides. The projects are truly amazing. Having seen them in person, I’m going to be carving out time to stitch even if I have to sacrifice a little sleep to do it.
Mid-September, crazy heat wave and not enough time to get things done. Despite those things, I actually accomplished stuff last week. But over the weekend, I’ve been doing a bit of auditioning for a thread project.Anna’s thread with Anna’s Loulouthi fabric–looks great. But what happens when you pull in something unexpected? Like Amy’s Lark fabric.
Completely different feel to the same simple bit of cross stitch. Pair it with a little Sis Boom and the look changes yet again. I haven’t made any decisions but I’m certainly enjoying the exploration of so many options. It’s a nice break from all the stuff on the To Do List.