Friday, July 29, 2011

Things have been busy for me. I have just finished the chart production for my new designs which will be released next month. My newest Garden Tapestry--Bachelor Buttons--turned out just beautifully. I think the framing is perfect for it and my dearest friend Kiki did a marvelous job with the stitching. She wanted to stitch this one so badly I couldn't say "no" but it was a challenge since I usually make color changes and other modifications during the stitching stage. But she worked with me and I think we did a great job getting this model finished. I can't wait for you to see it! Maybe I will give you a *sneak peek* soon!

The other sampler is called simply "Love is..." and is a monochromatic design with a gorgeous border and uses three shades of blue. I really think you will like it also.

Can you believe I am already working on my next projects? I have so many ideas running through my head I can't seem to get them down fast enough! I'll tell you more about them later. For now it is off the computer and back to chores.

Until next time...

Sunday, July 03, 2011

It has been a while since my last post and my only excuse is that I have been working! In addition to my normal stitching and consignment work, I have managed to finish 4 new designs and have just released one of them!

It is Flutterby Garden Pocket and it is a bit unusual but I think you will enjoy it! It is a cross between cross stitch and crazy quilting--without the quilting! I have always wanted to try crazy quilting and I love specialty stitches so this seemed to be perfect for me. It is an IPod/Cell phone pocket with two different looks. You can stitch the basic design and finish it or you can add embellishments to give it a bit of Zing! And the embellishments are just suggestions. You can add as many or as few as you want. It will be easy to use what you have on hand--fibers, ribbons, lace, buttons, charms, beads, pearls. As you can see I added a tatted butterfly to mine! Just use your imagination! I have included some seam treatment suggestions and finishing instructions for this as well as the cording and tassel making instructions. This pocket is very versatile. It can be used not only for your IPod or cellphone but also for your credit cards/cash, your keys, Driver's License or anything else you like!

This design is being released this week and I would love to see photos of your pocket when you get it finished! For purchase information check here or visit your local needlework shop! The tatted butterflies are also available.

The other designs will be released next month. I am so excited about these! I do hope you like them.