Thursday, October 30, 2008

Decorated for Halloween!

Early this a.m. I finished decorating my website for Halloween. Best part? My Magic Carpet! Hidden underneath the projects on my Home Page are an array of photographs -- from my favorite Halloween design (a bridge tally from the 1920's) to the best Black Cat I know, a dude named Jake. And top of it all, my Sarah Palin Pumpkin.

I hope you will visit before it all vanishes.

Gay Ann

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mail Jail, Halloween and a Happy Birthday Wishes!

I am deep in Mail Jail because of E-Week and I keep waiting for someone to send me a 'get out of jail free' card, but so far no body has sent one. So day by day on my website I post my progress. So far I have mailed over 100 packages.

Meanwhile where has October gone? Here it is, just several days till Halloween. I just decorated my website for Halloween and even left a photo hidden of the most beautiful Halloween design I know of. A bridge tally from the 1920's. It is hidden on my Magic Carpet.

And next up? Happy First Birthday to Shining Needle Society! In its honor we are having a Cyber-Stitch-In to celebrate the day, November 1. I will be in Needlepoint of La Jolla and will post photos of the festivities. Shining Needle Society is now 2000 members strong! So exciting!

So Happy Happy Birthday, Shining Needle Society!
Gay Ann

Thursday, October 23, 2008

What's New!

E-Week closed yesterday and I have my finale in place. This is 'sunset season' in Southern California and this past week we saw two memorable sunsets. If you want some color inspiration do go and have a look. They were so memorable, those 2 sunsets. Even though I was mired down in E-Week business, we took time to enjoy them. I added to the finale a couple of photos of the sun rising and of one morning's foggy mist. These show how the planes of a landscape recede so well that they should be a nice inspiration for anyone stitching landscapes.

To see my finale to E-Week, go to and click on 'Finale'

For those of you who ordered patterns at E-Week you might wish to check my website page called 'Life After E-Week.' It is going to take me a while to mail all of the orders, so I decided I should post my progress each day. Today I kept myself busy with beads. And not to overwhelm my poor printer, I am taking patterns to him in batches. He will do them overnight, so as they come in, I will put them together.

Shining Needle Society reached 2000 members today! Just before its first birthday. We will have a big birthday celebration on November 1. I will write more about it soon.

To join Shining Needle Society, write to Kate Gaunt ( Membership is free.

Gay Ann

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

As E-Week Draws to a Close: MY SPECTACULAR FINALE

E-Merchandise Week 2008 is almost over. Only today and tomorrow till the close of business, 5 p.m. on the West Coast.

As E-Week 2008 draws to a close tomorrow afternoon, I have planned as spectacular a finale as I can imagine.
Please stop by after 6 p.m. on Wednesday October 22 and in the days that follow and see if you don't agree, it is SPECTACULAR!

Come also and read about my plans for life after E-Week. I have some fun activities planned, so see you soon, I hope.

Thank you to everyone who came to E-Week!
Gay Ann

Sunday, October 19, 2008

E-WEEK! Half way through and Up for air!

MacSoph is my computer. I have been tied to her, as Jocelyn described, and she and I are working overtime!
So much is happening on my website!

Most exciting new development: a year-long stitchalong for Hollyhock House in Student Lounge at Shining Needle Society!
Don't miss the opportunity to join Shining Needle Society (email, membership is free)
And don't miss the opportunity to have Hollyhock House and join in the stitchalong.

To see more details about Hollyhock House and ordering information, go to my website and click on "Samplers for Sale."

E-Week is half-way through! E-Week closes on October 22 when the California post offices close.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

E-Week Eve

It is the day before my 2nd Annual E-Merchandise Week begins and I am close to solving my website mystery.
I am hoping I will have everything in order by the early morning hours.

Gay Ann

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Hoping to Resolve My Website Mystery

With only 3 days left till the beginning of my E-Merchandise Week, I am hoping to resolve the mystery happening on my website right now. In the last few days I have discovered several clues and I think I might have an idea what is going on.
I certainly hope I can find a resolution before the morning of October 15.

It is suspenseful.

Gay Ann

Friday, October 10, 2008

Turmoil on My Website!

To advertise E-Merchandise Week I have had a series of animated gifs on my Home Page.
Last night in the wee hours of the night some mysterious happenings occurred on my magic carpet.
My animated gifs got scared and ran away.
Where are they?
I am looking for them as I write.
As soon as I find them I will try to coax them to return.
Which alphabets will brave the trip back?
Well, that is a mystery isn't it.
Stay tuned.


What will I sell this year?
Well that's a mystery too, isn't it.

On October 15 visit my website:

The mysterious Gay Ann

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

My Girls are back again, on my website!

At E-Merchandise Week last year I sold the patterns for Flower Girl, Strawberry Girl, Acorn Girl and Snowflake Girl. I had not intended to sell them again this year, but with my website came requests for them again.

So they are back.
Drop by and say hello to them:, click on My Girls for Sale.

Only 14 days till E-Merchandise Week....
Gay Ann