This is my mom, Carol who many of you know just started model stitching a bit for both Nikki and me. She does an awesome job and I can always count on seeing it again, stitched, shortly after she takes it home. Thanks mom! You know how much your help has meant to me!
This is Evie who is one of my model stitchers. Evie is always up for something whenever I ask. If it's during a sporting season she particularly likes, the work gets done really fast. The more nervous her teams make her, the faster she stitches! Thank you so much for helping me with so many models Evie!
Next is my friend Milly who is not only a model stitcher for both Nikki and me but also moderates the LHN/CCN Yahoo group. She is always there for me, whatever I need and whenever I need it. Thank you so much Milly for ALL that you do. Milly and I were able to get together a few years ago when she was in Arizona making our relationship far more than business only.
Then there is Renee who has tackled some of the largest model stitching that comes from LHN. Just wait until you see what she has stitched for me (and you!) this fall. Renee also model stitches for Nikki. Thank you Renee for never saying "it's too big!" and stitching some really nice pieces for us both.
This is Rita and she really helped me out this year when I needed her. Thank you Rita for stitching a model for me and doing a beautiful job on it!
Veronica was the owner/moderator of the very first LHN Yahoo group. She lives in Italy and is still very connected to us through a web site that features LHN and CCN finishes. Veronica and I are very good friends and keep in touch on a regular basis. Thank you Veronica for EVERYTHING!
And last but not least is Vonna. Vonna is a fantastic finisher who I have used on a few pieces up until now but just wait! All of the 2011 ornaments will be stitched AND finished by her! Thank you so much for taking this on. What more can I say?
So you might be thinking, does Diane even stitch any more? Well the answer is yes I do! I guess after the quantity of designs I had been stitching in the early years of LHN I really needed to get breaks now and then so that I could actually have a life. Those that know me know I spend a lot of time working and not much time playing! So the next time you pick up one of our patterns and see that name, put one of these faces right along side of it. These ladies have lives apart from what it is they do for Nikki and me and we do alternate the stitching a bit so they have time for their own work (except Renee who seems to always be working on something for LHN or CCN!)