In this issue: Chocolate Cake Recipe, Free Design and everything Silk Ribbon Embroidery
Greetings from a sunny and chilly Cape Town. I love this time of the year when the little creatures are busy preparing for winter and it's cool enough to go on long, long hikes without worrying about the dogs being too hot or thirsty. Everything is so fresh and green after our first winter rains and there are rivers and waterfalls everywhere.

Warmer weather has arrived for many and I am sure that you are enjoying the sunny days. As the season changes around us, nothing beats a bit of peace and quiet; embroidering a lovely landscape... it makes life so worthwhile!
What's new?

Beautiful new kits

NR18 A Still Life with its wonderful Irises and Roses is a very popular panel and this is now available in kit form. It's a lovely three-dimensional piece and ideal for a lounge, entrance hall, dining room or bedroom.

The packed kit saves you a lot of time and effort and it's always good to have everything that you need when you start a new project. You will find the information about this lovely kit here.
PM073 Bench in a Rose Garden is now available in kit form and it's a beauty! This is a perfect project for nature lovers and the completed piece will grace any room in your home, that's for sure! Click here for more information about this beautiful kit.

Remember that we have many dedicated and talented suppliers and teachers across the world. You are welcome to contact your nearest stockist for supplies or to find out about their classes.
What else is news?


I thought you would enjoy seeing OLIVE.

Click on the image to enlarge

For more information about this happy owl, click here.


And three new inspirational pieces to brighten up your day :)

Girl Reaching

The popular Girl Reaching design.

This is one of the projects that I will be teaching in New Zealand for Koala Conventions in 2013.

Click on the image for more information about this gorgeous piece
Knitted bag with silk ribbon embroidery

A hand-knitted African mohair and wool handbag with silk ribbon roses...

Click on the image for more information.

Hope you enjoyed seeing this lovely piece and that all the knitters out there will be inspired to create with silk ribbon embroidery.
I have a spectacular version of A Beautiful Place to inspire you

This is the piece that I will also be teaching in New Zealand at Koala Conventions next year and it will be available as A Box Full of Lessons 9 soon. I will add the kit as soon as I have completed the step-by-step lessons. This is a perfect project for anyone wishing to learn this rewarding hobby on an astonishingly beautiful landscape scene. Read more about it here.
A different version of A Beautiful Place is already available in kit form and you will find the information here. It also qualifies for the popular Bonus Hamper , so don't miss out.

Another of Annamaria's beautiful pieces: "Country Garden" is featured in Inspirations magazine #74 which is on the shelves now.

Country Garden or WHLE25 in A3 size won first prize in last year's competition and you can read more about it here.

I was asked to pack starter/sampler packs of ribbons for those who wish to stock up on the popular colours. Read more about the ribbon starter packs and the colour ranges here.

♫♬♪♫ These starter packs are perfect gifts for an embroidery friend or family member!
Share and learn...
I received this gorgeous photo from the talented Kristina Nilsson from Sweden... a lovely Hammock that I think we all need in our gardens!

Read more about this beautiful piece on my blog here.

I have other stunning designs to show you in the weeks to come. Subscribe for free and receive e-mail updates when I post new pictures on my blog.
The hardcover version of my Rose book is out of print overseas and the reprinted version in softcover will be available in December 2012. You are able to pre-order from my Amazon author page or contact your nearest stockist and ask them to add you to their list.

Note: We still have the hardcover version in South Africa and you can order it here. The French version is available from my French publisher here.

All the supplies for this beautiful Rose sampler are available from your stockist or, if you do not have a stockist nearby, you are welcome to order the complete Rose kit here. If you require only the ribbons then this is the page to visit, or ask at your nearest stockist.

Our best-sellers

The complete kits for: Oranges and Bougainvillea and Wicker Chair and Cosmos are very popular and ideal for nature lovers everywhere.

Note: Both these kits are eligible for the 2012 competition and for the Bonus Hamper. Click on the images for the information.

Other best-sellers: The Flower Fairy kits from my Flower Fairy book are very popular and these are to be found on this page. The RES book and its beautiful flower sampler is a must-have for the beginner to silk ribbon embroidery and you will find it here on my website. Remember that we are only an e mail away if you need any assistance � we are always willing to help wherever we can. Your nearest stockist is also willing to help with any questions or supplies.

Don't forget there is still plenty of time to enter the silk ribbon embroidery competition for 2012. There are so many beautiful designs to choose from. Click on every image on this page to find them all. I have received messages that many of you are having so much fun making your masterpieces for the competition and I cannot wait to see what everyone has made! Emma Kriegler has created an exquisite Sarah Kay design and another beautiful landscape.... but I will tell you more about this in my next newsletter.
A gift for you
One of my favourite things in the world is chocolate cake and I have a delicious cake recipe from Renn. Download it here for your collection... and enjoy
A lovely free design
This lovely Garden design is perfect for ribbon embroidery and you will receive this free design for your collection with every order that you place on my website.
And to make your day, Bruce has sent you some more African Sunshine. I just love this photo... He looks so regal and seems to be telling us all something :)
I look forward to meeting you on Facebook, where you can learn and share with embroiderers the world over. Click on the button to join up with other embroiderers... it is fun and it's inspiring!

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Enjoy your embroidery and have a wonderful, creative month I am so looking forward to seeing your competition entries!

Till next time... Happy stitching, lekker borduur.

Warmest wishes

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