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Crafty Bloggers Updates!

In Uncategorized on July 11, 2011 at 12:10 pm


Here’s what some of my favorite crafty bloggers are up to this week:

  • About Family Crafts
    Want to get a jump start on Christmas crafting? Check out these Christmas in July crafting ideas!
  • Aileen’s Musings
    Aileen’s gal pal Christy offers up some scrumptious journal backgrounds, and how she achieved each one!
  • Carmi’s Art/Life World
    There is a new give-a-way for a jewelery mold that Carmi wants you to know about!
  • Craftside
    This week at Craftside there is a fun tutorial on how to fold an origami fractal geometric, how to create Audrey Hepburn eye makeup, draw and paint Pin-Up Girl lips, two American Flag themed art quilts and Los Angeles Swap-o-rama info.
  • Eileen – The Artful Crafter
    There are probably as many art journal techniques as there are artists who keep visual journals. See which ones Eileen chose for her first art journal page.
  • Mixed Media Artist
    Cyndi’s artsy daughter moved to Portland OR last week and kept Cyndi very entertained with pictures from her adventures driving cross-country!
  • Stefanie Girard’s Sweater Surgery
    See how to make a “deer” card.
  • The Crochet Dude
    Drew has been on tour! Catch up with how it went via his latest blog posts!

Visit my website at Connie Gee Designs for free charts and more information.

New Free Cross Stitch Pattern – Pearl Bailey Quote

In Uncategorized on July 6, 2011 at 7:35 am

I remember watching Pearl Bailey in a television production of “The Member of the Wedding” in 1982. It wasn’t the first time I’d seen her perform on television, but it was one of the best. She sang “His Eye is on the Sparrow” during that broadcast and I could listen to the recording of it over and over again.

This quote is special to me – I can just hear her saying it!

Enjoy the free Pearl Bailey Quote Cross Stitch pattern.

Fun Cross Stitch Projects

In Uncategorized on July 6, 2011 at 12:41 am

I like finding ways to finish my projects that are unusual. By this I mean moving beyond the frame. I love bookmarks, decorating boxes, making candle mats, placemats and so on.

In the coming months, I will be featuring information on finishing cross stitch projects. If there’s something you’d like to learn about, please let me know!

Happy Independance Day!

In Uncategorized on July 4, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I hope everyone celebrating enjoys their day immensely! I am chilling with my DH and Girlie and plan to do a little stitching later on. DH is cooking a ham (it’s too hot for us to grill out today) and we will be feasting on it a little later on. We are listening to the blues and being thankful for our freedom.

Thought for the Week: George Bernard Shaw on Imagination

In Uncategorized on July 2, 2011 at 1:19 pm

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.”

More George Bernard Shaw quotes

Free Brother Can You Spare a Dime? Cross Stitch Chart.

In Uncategorized on June 27, 2011 at 12:42 pm

The song “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” has been covered many times since Yip Harburg and Jay Gorney published it in 1931. It has a classic universal tune that is quite haunting (I end up humming it a lot and driving the people around me slowly even more crazy). The topic of the song is also often one that many people can relate to as well. Right now, many of my friends are looking for work or cutting costs because paychecks don’t go quite as far as they used to go.

I just added a new free pattern to Connie Gee’s Designs that was inspired by this song. It’s simple, but as you stitch it, think of those who don’t have a job. If you are looking for work, stitch it as you visualize getting a job!

Free Brother Can You Spare a Dime? Cross Stitch Chart.

You may also be interested in these great folk Recession Songs – list compiled by Kim Ruehl, About.com Guide to Folk Music.

Slowly but Surely

In Uncategorized on June 20, 2011 at 8:24 pm

When I toyed with the idea of starting my own design line, I never knew it would take me so long to get it up and running! I have, however, decided to take my time and do it “right” – I want to stitch all my own models and I am learning needlepoint so I can incorporate canvas-work into my repertoire. I still don’t have much to show, but I promise I am working on things. Before you know it, I will be posting about my first designs being available!

Until then, keep stitching!

What’s New – Free Chart, Facebook, more….

In Uncategorized on May 31, 2011 at 8:40 pm

One of my new designs is available free from DoveStitch – Tisket Tasket Basket Cross Stitch Chart. I should have a photo of the stitched model posted in a few weeks (still working on reorganizing/purging/moving my craft room!).

I am still working on new designs – slowly but surely. I am pretty sure DoveStitch will be distributing my designs via pdf and in their new store – opening soon! Check out the DoveStitch website for fabulous fabrics and stitching supplies.

Also, I am pleased to announce that I am the new Social Media Director for Kooler Design Studio. I will be helping with blogging, their Facebook page, and consulting.

Facebook Pages to “like” –

Connie Gee’s Designs

DoveStitch

Kooler Design Studio

Facebook Groups to Join –

Cross Stitch and Needlework

Heart of Cross Stitch

Works in Progress

In Uncategorized on April 26, 2011 at 9:44 am

Although I can’t show them off yet, I am busily working on new designs.  I just finished stitching up a chart that will most likely be offered on the DoveStitch site, but I don’t have a confirmed date yet – but you can bet I will let you know when I do!

I can’t wait to offer up my charts for you to collect and stitch!

Choosing Colors for Charts

In Uncategorized on April 2, 2011 at 10:38 am

I have been visiting Utah this past month and the colors of the landscape have inspired me in my creative efforts.  I love the greens of the trees and the red-oranges and tans of the stones, especially contrasted against the crisp whiteness of the snow.  There’s so much natural beauty to see.

I often get caught up in looking at architecture at home and forget to enjoy my natural surroundings.  Since this area is much less settled than Northwest Georgia, there’s a lot more natural beauty evident!  But, when I get home, I am going to remember to enjoy the trees, flowers, and the rocks more.

What inspires you?  Do you prefer natural colors or more man-made colors?  Do you like to stitch landscapes or city views?