I have Mother's Day cards! Have your card delivered within one day, if you are located in Alexandria! Choose "Ship" and once you enter your address, hit the "Continue to shipping" button. In the Shipping page you have the option to choose "Local delivery." Also for Mother's Day, I have lovely scarves, jewelry and fun gifts.
I have expanded the Shop card collection to include cards by local artists Steven Halperson of Tisara Photography, and Todd Healy. Both have been working in Alexandria with their photography and art businesses for many years. Cards come in 5 and 10 packs.
Made in ALX new Retail Space
In Alexandria there is an online Shop which carries hand-made items from local artists. It is called Made in ALX, and is run by Beth Lawton, publisher of Alexandria Living magazine. I have had my purses, cards and Scottish Migration books in the Made in ALX online shop, and also in the pop-up spaces they have had around Alexandria over the last two years. Now, Beth is stepping it up, and has signed a lease in a permanent space at 533 Montgomery Street in North Old Town Alexandria! I am thrilled to be a part of this new Shop. We hope to open around the end of May. I hope you can come on over and see the new store!
I have been screen printing lately! I printed my own design onto light weight Spring sweatshirts, which come in 3 colors. I carry enough products now to fully clothe Dottie, my new mannequin. Here you can see my new sun hats that I sewed using a beautiful cotton fabric woven in France. Hats are sized medium, 22.5" diameter, and have a soft lining.
Book Talk at Mount Vernon
I am speaking on June 23rd at Mount Vernon! A free event but tickets will be needed, since it will be in Mount Vernon's auditorium in the Visitors Center.
I will speak about my book, A Scottish Migration to Alexandria. I am sold out on the books, but you can still get one at the Mount Vernon gift store. This is to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Alexandria's oldest church, the Old Presbyterian Meeting House. They are having events during the year. Don Dahmann, the historian at the Meeting House was a great help on my book. Also speaking will be David Smith, author of The Armstrong Brothers. Hope you can come! The event is from 7pm to 8:30. Each of us will speak for 15 minutes, and we will have discussion and questions after that.