Saturday, April 25, 2009

life lessons I've learned from my dog

I've had Chrissie for a little over 4 years now, and it's occurred to me that she's been teaching me life lessons.

Here are some things I've learned from my dog:

  • Take naps when ever the opportunity presents itself
  • Stretch whenever I get up
  • Play and exercise with sheer enthusiasm
  • Enjoy basking in the sunshine, and the fresh breeze on my face
  • Enjoy my food, and stop when I've had enough
  • Cuddle and kiss whenever I can
  • Be thrilled when my family comes home
  • It doesn't matter how small you are, to be taken seriously
  • Walk proudly
  • Love unconditionally

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happy Tax day!

Sometimes, after I've taught , I receive lovely thank you notes and emails. I'm so happy to have my blog, to share these! This is what Doris had to say:

"I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your class in Knoxville. I feel I really learned a lot. I was able to finish my table runner by the end of the week and I think it turned out rather well, thanks to you. I can’t wait for your next book. I think you said it was about draperies and such. I hope you include directions on installing the valences and so forth. Your pillow book has very clear directions and they are easy to understand. Keep up the good work!!!!!"
Doris Knoxville

Another friend sent me this:

"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, "Oh Crap, She's up!"

And so this is the woman I aim to be!

By the way, spring is here on the point, and I have flowers blooming in my garden to prove it! woo whoo!!!
A special Happy Birthday to my dear friend Shelly Barcomb Toohill! (from your Pamela Pea)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Atlanta Drapery School

The Atlanta Professional Drapery School is about a month away, so if you're interested in attending, please contact me at! I promise to take 10 years of your learning curve!
It was exactly a year ago that these ladies were in my Kansas City Drapery School!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

A Wonderful Weekend In Knoxville!

I just returned from a wonderful weekend in lovely Knoxville, TN! It's always nice to see familiar faces, but ! also made several new friends too, and I can't wait to return in September! We had an all day lecture/demo on Friday, and an all day workshop making table runners. Here's an email I received when I got home.

"Thank you again for the outstanding workshop in Knoxville this week end. It was one of the most enjoyable that I've attended. Not only did you expand my knowledge base but you gave me the confidence to try new techniques. I appreciate the patience that you showed with all of us but most of all I was impressed that you obviously love what you do. Your enthusiasm is contagious.

I just finished watching "Romancing the Bedroom" and can't wait to tackle a few more new challenges.

Thanks for a fun learning experience and a table runner that I really like."

Another student sent me this picture!