I'm posting this blog earlier than usual because I'm off to Toronto for the Creativ Festival in the morning.

Creativ Festival is always a great time, but this year, it has the added excitement of the Silver Anniversary Challenge.  I am really looking forward to seeing all the pieces that the judges have chosen in the eight different categories.  You can see the pieces for the People's Choice award by clicking here.

EAC will again have a booth showcasing many exquisite works by our members.  If you live in the Toronto area, think about visiting Creativ Festival at the Metro Centre.  Be sure to stop in at EAC's booth.

I returned from my reunion visit to England last week, where I had a great time catching up with family and my nursing colleagues.  While I did not get to visit any needlework stores, I did find (and buy, of course) a super book: Art in Felt and Stitch by Moy MacKay.  It shows how to compose and wet felt  landscapes or still life.  There are very clear guidelines and wonderful examples of Moy's own work.  Anybody with any interest in wool fibres will not be able to resist this book.  I'm sure my stash holds everything I need to start creating - all I have to do is set aside a day for play and experimentation.

You may have noticed a few new names among our blog contributors. The list is expanding, and we now have new and former board members, board appointees, and (to date) one EAC member contributing to the blog. We'd like to expand the list even further, so please think about being an occasional contributor.  We all bring a slightly different "take" to the blog pages, so why not share your passion for creative stitching with the rest of us?  Contact me so we can set this up. pastpres@eac.ca

Sue Thomas


  1. Enjoy the Festival Sue! Just followed the link and saw all the neat pieces.

  2. Seminar is such a special place. Classes,stitching related shopping,fun and fellowship and good food,what more could a stitcher ask for? I do not think anyone who loves stitching cannot enjoy Seminar.
    Sue Thomas.


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