The End of Another Year

Where oh where does the time go? I can not believe it is the end of 2016. What a good year it was! In January Becky Gough and I went to Creations in Kerrville, Texas to take a Tuffet Class. We had so much fun and I love my Tuffet!


After taking the Tuffet class I started my year of teaching. I taught nine times in Texas, three times in Georgia, twice in Louisiana, twice in South Carolina, three times in North Carolina, once in Florida, six times in California, once in Kentucky and once in Missouri. While I was teaching for five different guilds in California David and I did a little sight seeing. We went to Sequoia National Park, Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe.

My two most exciting trips of the year were in April and May. In April David and I went to Japan for two weeks to study Shibori techniques for indigo dyeing. It was the most unbelievable trip of a lifetime. The scenery was truly picturesque. We felt like we were in a fairly land and we learned so much! I plan on going back in the spring of 2018 and I will be taking people with me. Let me know if you want to go!


The second major adventure was in May when I went to Salt Lake City, Utah to debut my first fabric line for Moda. It was a fabulous market where I made new friends and saw lots of old friends. The shop owners were very receptive to my fabric and I feel so blessed to be with such a fine company.

As I drove to all these bookings for guilds, shops and retreats, I was constantly thinking of the next adventure where I would meet new friends, and I did a lot of sight seeing along the way. I went to Santa Fe, New Mexico.

We went to Grand Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park. I saw the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean as well as many lakes and rivers. I went through deserts, mountains and prairies. I had great company on several trips. My friend and assistant Becky went with me to Utah and David was with me in California and one time in Florida. We ended the year with both sons here for Christmas and David and I will spend a very quiet new years at home. I am very blessed to love what I do and do what I love. I hope to meet you in my future travels.

I am way behind in my give aways of fabric so I am posting the final 8 winners plus three that have never sent me messages with their addresses. The new winners are: Naomi Stewart, Theresa Sanders, Jane Olley, Jeanne Anderson, Kathy Moore,Barbara Macey, Charlotte Hickman and Debbie Hedden. Send me your addresses so I can send you a prize.

I need addresses from previous winners: Brenda Morton, Paula Stuplich and Yvonne of yvonnedesigns. My email is: info@calicocarriage.com I will be giving away the $100 gift certificate to the shop of your choice that carries my fabric on Sunday. Leave a message here and tell me what local shop or online shop you would want to receive it from to be in the running to win. Remember the shop has to carry my fabrics.

Thanks for reading,
Debbie


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