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Sahara Class  

I will be teaching at the EGA National Seminar in Phoenix this year and am looking forward to it, and mid October should be good weather.....not too hot. I am teaching Sahara as a 4-day workshop which means everyone will have time to relax and just enjoy their stitching.  If you are still considering, registration is open until April 30th.

Hope to see you there,



New Design: Autumn Arrows

A few months ago I posted about a new Geometric Series stitched primarily with Treenway Natural Dye Threads.  The first one is now stitched....Autumn Arrows.

This design is 5" X 5" and is stitched using Treenway Harmony and Zen Shin threads in four natural-dyed colors, one Stef Francis Silk Perle and one Kreinik Tapestry Braid.  I am working on the instruction book now and hope to have the first kits ready to ship by March 1st.

Now I am off to Callaway Gardens to teach but will begin the second in the series upon my return.  

As I write this most of the country is struggling with extremely cold weather,  so I hope each of you is staying warm!  Even though it has been colder here at night than anyone remembers, we are much warmer than most of you.  Our worry is how many plants we might end up losing due to the prolonged cold.  It looks like this spring we will be looking at choosing different plants to re-plant.  We are also working at keeping the seed feed and hummingbird feeders filled and we are having a lot more visitors!

Just one more note.......9 Mediterranean Squares complete thread kits remain.  


Needlework and Zentangle

As many of you know I am also a Certified Zentangle Teacher. And for those of you who are not aware of Zentangle, just click on the link to my Terry's Tangles website (see the Places to Visit link at right) to get you started.  There has been a growing interest in Zentangle and during the last two years I have introduced Zentangle to several needlework groups/guilds which have been lots of fun. Last year I was asked to teach a one-day workshop for the upcoming Embroiderer's Guild seminar in Phoenix and it has attracted a lot of interest.  Below is a photo of my workshop proposal board on display at this year's seminar in Louisville, KY.  The left side shows Zentangle 101 examples, the AM class,  and the center and right side shows the Zentangle 102, the PM portion, with the addition of fabric and color.    

Also, this past year, my daughter, McCall Miller, also a Certified Zentangle Teacher, has begun teaching Zentangle at our great local art supply store, Riley Street Art Supplies in Santa Rosa, CA.  She tries to schedule a class every month and offers Zentangle 101 as well Zentangle 102 where she includes an every-changing selection of different media......very fun.    Her email is Her classes are very popular and a great choice if you live in the Santa Rosa area. If you are interested in taking a basic Zentangle class, but do not live in our area, has a listings of CZTs worldwide.

If you or your group is interested in combining Zentangle with color and/or fabric, please contact me if you would like further informatio.  Or see my schedule of upcoming workshops (as of 12/15/13) by clicking the Teaching Schedule tab. I look forward to hearing from you!