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Here we pay tribute to those who support us in our creative venture!


Managing an active website, an even more active Yahoo Group and forum is not an easy thing to do. I certainly would not be able to handle all of it on my own or do as much if I didn't have the help of some extremely wonderful people. So this page is dedicated to the wonderful people in my creative life.

The same principle applies to magazine articles. Having my work featured in a magazine is the most wonderful compliment. Contrary to popular belief, one cannot buy a feature in a magazine. So thanks to some extremely talented and incredibly generous writers, my work and efforts were honored quite a few times and I want to take these few moments to pay tributes to those wonderful writers as well.



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Some would call them my staff, some would call them my friends and some would call them family. They are in fact all that and much, much more. Let me introduce you to them...

NAME/TITLE JOB DESCRIPTION


Ruthy Goode
Web Editor

I gave Ruthy the name of "web editor" in the first year that I opened my website but I could have easily named her web researcher, knowledge base and many other wonderful names. Ruthy is the person who goes and read each of the pages I write and corrects my english. English not being my first language, we can all say she's got her work cut out. If I am ever looking for something, she somehow always knows where to look and comes up with the answers I need. Thank you Ruthy for your invaluable part in my life.


Chere/Susan H.
Angel

Angel? Yes, she is an angel really! Chere is the wonderful person who is part of the moderating team on the forum. She solely takes care of ALL the applications that come through each day. On a slow day, we get about 30 new applications and that number can go up to 100 new applications on more active days. She verifies and checks that there are actual real people behind each of those applications to make sure we don't get spam on the forum. Out of those 30 to 100 per day applications, about 10 only are legitimate applications. Apart from that, Chere basically takes care of everyone. She always makes sure that everyone is enjoying themselves and that everyone have what they need including me. A GREAT big Thank You Chere for your unwavering generosity and understanding!


Jennifer B.
Angel

Yes, another true angel! Am I lucky or what? Jennifer, one day suggested that we should have a challenge on the forum to get all of our creative juices going. Oh my! Life was never the same after. I don't know how I lived my web life prior to Jennifer entering it. She is efficient. She is talented. She is full of ideas. She is cool in the eye of the storm. Thank you too for all you are to my hubby and me.


Roxann C.
Angel

Yet another angel. How lucky can I get? Roxann is one of the most amazing person I've ever met. She's quiet and patient while having opinions and knowing what she likes or wants. Meaning, she's the perfect balance to me... HA HA HA!! Her projects are all exquisite. Her quilting abilities and knowledge are an incredibly useful reference library to us all. She inspires me to do and be better. Thank you Roxann! May life bring you only joy!


Shirley
Angel

Yet another angel. Shirley isn't an active angel at this time but I felt that she was part of the active team for so long, she most definitely deserves her space on this page. Shirley too, could be named Mrs Knowledge Base. Every information that this wonderful lady has in her head at any given moment is staggering. Her wit and sense of repartee would whip your brain into shape any given day. A great thank you for all the help and support offered to the members, moderators and me.


Krafty Kris
Show Angel

This wonderful angel showed up at my booth in a show one day and said: "If you ever need help, please let me know, I'd love to come and help at the show. Please I'll work for free!!!" Well, I just couldn't say no that could I? HA HA HA. Kris shows up at every single shows and is an amazing source of help. I know hubby and I couldn't do it without her. Thank you Kris for your soooooo appreciated involvement.
CEOs
Managers
Life Guards
My Everythings!
Oh my what can I say? There is no way I could do anything that I do without them. For the food that gets cooked without me lifting a finger. For the vacuuming that I no longer have to do so I can have more time to create. For the babysitting, carpooling, taxi driving that gets done at a moment's notice so I can go to the places and shows I need to be at. For your faith in my work, in me. For your love, strength, commitment, patience and understanding... Thank you my children!


Members
Group and Forum

Last but not least, all of this would be inexistant without my wonderful Haven & Yahoo Group members. Your continued support and interest in what I do is what makes all of this possible. So as you often tell me, keep it up! My most sincere Thanks!

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ISSUE
DESCRIPTION


Article: Appliqués Unlimited by Rebecca Kemp Brent
Wonderfully imaginative use of candy wrappers in appliqués with scrumptious results.

To see designs, click here: Candyland and Trinity Quilt 01
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Article: Punch Pizzazz & Dreamy Weaver by Rebecca Kemp Brent
Scrapbooking/paper projects and embroidery never mixed as well as when
Rebecca matches them.

To see designs, click here: Gardenland and Magnificence Monogram Matching Designs
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Article: Fabric Forays - Dazzle & Shine by Pauline Richards
This article is about understanding lightweight fabrics and how they can be embroidered successfully.

To see designs, click here: Allover Roses
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Article: Moving Right Along... by Rebecca Kemp Brent
In this article, Rebecca turns regular designs into 3D magnificent realizations.

To see designs, click here: Gardenland
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Article: Trio of Lace by Sue C. Barnabee
Amazing and easily done purses imagined and crafted by wonderfully talented Sue C. Barnabee.

To see designs, click here: Floral Delight
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Featured in "What's New in Designs"

To see designs, click here: Farmland

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Article: All the Trappings by Rebecca Kemp Brent
How to add texture and turn any appliqué embroidery design into
an adventure by using unusual fabrics and mediums such as vinyl,
sheers, buttons and so much more.

To see designs, click here: Candyland
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Article: Trinket Tree by Rebecca Kemp Brent
Create an extraordinary home dec project for the Holidays easily and flawlessy with
Rebecca's usual amazing flair and elegance.

To see designs, click here: Lace In Cross Stitch 2
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Article: Initial Appeal by Rebecca Kemp Brent
Create a beautiful matching monogrammed dresser set. Again
Rebecca's imaginative use of designs amazes us.

To see designs, click here: Lace In Cross Stitch 2
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Article: Embellishing With Lace by Rebecca Kemp Brent
Trims, edgings, fringes, beads, etc... anything and everything
can be done with lace.

To see designs, click here: Floral Delight
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Article: A Square Deal by Linda Turner Griepentrog
Cutwork by machine embroidery made easy. A ready-made blouse
is turned into a masterpiece in an afternoon.

To see designs, click here: Cutwork 101
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Article: Embellishing With Lace by Rebecca Kemp Brent
Where to start? What thread to select? What needle and stabilizer to
use? Rebecca Kemp Brent answers any questions about lace
machine embroidery.

To see designs, click here: Bookmarks in Cross Stitch
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Article: Couch Time Lace by Carol Zentgraf
A new dimension can be added to embroidery designs and trims.
See how easy and refreshing this technique can be.

To see designs, click here: Tulipfancy
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Featured in "What's New in Designs"

To see designs, click here: Mythical Heraldry

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Featured in "Sew what's new": Beautiful Results in Half the time.


To see designs, click here: Floral Delight

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Featured in "Sew What's Happening": Floral Delight


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Article: Bowls of Lace by Sue C. Barnabee
An amazing selection of lace bowls. How to put them together, etc...

To see designs, click here: Lavenderfancy and Crochetfancy
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Learning 1-2-3, Teaching Butler
by Marie-Josée Mailloux of
My Embroidery Haven
Help your little ones learning how to dress
with this fun and easy project.

You will find the free designs offered with this project here: Free Designs

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Paperdolls - Davey & Cloe

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No Mess, No Bake Gingerbread!
Marie-Josée Mailloux of My Embroidery Haven

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Free Designs

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Sweet Dreams Bolster Pillow By
Marie-Josée Mailloux of
My Embroidery Haven

You will find the free designs offered with this project here: Free Designs

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Magnificence Monogram and Cutwork 202 and Blossom Delight-Lace Edging

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Designs in Machine Embroidery
Newsletter, click here: Designs PLUS