Paul (my husband) and I spent a couple of days at a lakeside resort in the Muskokas over Thanksgiving.  This gave me both the time and the opportunity to visit EAC member Kim Beamish again, with whom I'd developed an email friendship before moving from Saskatchewan to Ontario.  I'm not sure how we initially connected, but it was probably through the first postcard group.  We very quickly recognized that we both loved challenges, and, through our email communications, inspired each other to enter various challenges.

Kim and I met, in person, shortly after Paul and I moved to Ontario.  I am in awe of Kim's stitching ability -  the number of pieces she completes, and the number of correspondence courses she has triumphed over.  All this while working fulltime as a school teacher.  My husband even remarked on what a genuine person she is.

We (Kim and I) went to Gitta's Retreat last spring; we stitched, and got to know each other better.  Kim will be teaching at Creativ Festival next weekend, and I'm looking forward to spending more time with her there.

A Word about Creativ Festival

Creativ Festival (October 21-23, 2011) is at the Metro Centre, in Toronto.  EAC has a booth there, and we shall be showing off our members' skills with a varied display of embroidered pieces.  The Toronto Guild of Stitchery is helping with the booth, and providing most of the stitched pieces that will be on display.

Our teachers are Pat Armour (crewel), Kim Beamish (hardanger), Carolyn Mitchell (canvaswork), Lorene Salt (canvaswork), and Lisa Carlin, Colleen Darling and Sue Thomas (ATC's).

Come and visit us at the booth.  Put faces to names, and perhaps even make a new friend.

Sue Thomas

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