Thursday, May 14, 2009

Two new designs!

These are the two new ones! The first is GB-89 Home. This designs has a very colonial-looking home and couple. And home is the key to their hearts as signified by the two hearts and a key over them. This design is modeled on 14 ct oatmeal aida using DMC floss. Feel free to change the fabric to any neutral color of your choosing if you prefer a different count. Conversion to Anchor floss is included on the chart.
Next is GB-90 (can I really have 90!!! designs already) Halloween Sampler. This design was stitched on 14 ct Khaki aida. I used Gentle Art Sampler Threads on this design. The motifs are happy halloween ones, not scary ones. And the ghost, almost as friendly as Casper!
I am sending both of these to my auto-shops and distributors this week. Look for these in your local shops soon. If you need help finding a needlework shop you may email me, or go to my website for a listing of shops under Retail Sources.
My Blog needs a serious update with WIP's, finishes, and lists of Blogs I read. I will work on that over the weekend. I will also update you on my classes at Stitching Jubilee coming up in October in Lancaster PA. Until then................Happy stitching, Nancy

Friday, May 01, 2009

This is Bent Creek's Rise & Shine. It was originally a kit and a friend sent me her chart. I finally finished this. I started it over a year ago. I took it to Stitcher's Hideaway Alumni Retreat in February and got most of it done. Yesterday I worked on it at Celebrations in Nashua NH. The picture is clickable for a better view. I did change almost all the colors to what I had on hand, and that went with my wallpaper in the dining area. Whch is where it will go.

In other news~I was in Delaware last week and stopped by Where Victoria's Angels Stitch in Clifton NJ on my wy home. Thanks to all the stitchers that stopped to say hello. I love that shop! Tawny has the most well-stocked shop I have ever been in, and I've seen a lot of shops.

This week is Celebrations in Nashua. I dropped my models off at Chris's Collection and then went back up yesterday for shopping and stitching. I ran into practically every stitcher I know. It is a very popular event. They have some great classes, but to me it's the mechandise mall that makes it worth the trip. That and sitting in the lobby stitching with friends.

I am sitting here waiting for the Direct TV repairman to come fix my dish. I have been without TV for 3 days now. I have to say, it isn't that bad. But I have missed a couple of the new shows that we've been taping. I'll find them somewhere, maybe even online. Isn't technology wonderful!

I have a couple things to sew. I am going to make the Bent Creek I just finished into a pillow for my dining area. I bought a pattern for a wool needleroll yesterday but I am using fabric instead. I also have a little purse pattern I want to try. Pictues when they're finished.

Back to work. Have a great day. I hope you find time to sttch............Nancy