Summer has ended before we ever seemed to get it started. Too much rain and not enough sun but there is always next year. In the meantime, I'll be back at the Baltimore Farmer's Market this weekend and likely until the weekend before Christmas. For those who follow my blogs on Facebook, you might have noticed I competed in the Maryland State Fair Art competition. The results were not too bad- two- second place winners, one- third place and one -fourth place. I am already planning my next piece. I'll release that within the next couple of weeks.
I will be announcing the next competition very soon. I have a great surprise in store for you. Keep a watchful eye out for that to be posted on Facebook.
Finally, I have opened several new stores on Etsy. One is dedicated strictly to my embroidered pet items www.etsy.com/store/ItsDogGoneGood and another to my new hand-crafted jewelry at www.etsy.com/store/GlassWithClassByLola. Check them out if you get a minute.

Later, Friends

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This has been a crazy busy summer- getting the new website up and running and opening our new Etsy store. We kicked off the website with a week-long challenge which received lots of interesting entries and one winner. We are hoping to offer many more challenges in the upcoming months so everyone can have a chance to score some cool free stuff.
Unfortunately, very little colored pencil art has been done due to the unbelievable amount of time spent getting our new shops ready, However, now that the dust has settled, you can look for more great images coming through to the website. The State Fair is in September and once again, we will be exhibiting several pieces there. In addition, we have expanded our dog and cat images for custom embroidery and can now offer over 100 different cat and dog breeds.  If you are looking for a unique gift for a pet owner, check out some of the embroidered pets we have online in either our website @ kvleckdesigns.com or on

www. etsy.com/shop/ItsDogGoneGood.

Finally, in the future, we will be posting articles of interest regarding embroidery including how embroidery prices are determined, what to look for when shopping for embroidery services, and what the process is like when an embroiderer works on a particular piece. We are always open to suggestions on topics you think are of interest.