Saturday, October 20, 2012

Christmas House Sampler

Coming Soon to your favorite Needlework Shop!  Christmas House Sampler!
30 count R & R Reproductions Old Town Blend.  Threads used are overdyed by Gentle Arts Sampler Threads and Weeks Dye Works.

Preview of Noble, Right, Pure!

Hello Everyone!  It's always so exciting to release a new design.  I picked up two yesterday from my framer.  They always do such a fine job and make my designs look better than I ever imagined!  I am working on my photography skills but I still have a long way to go I'm afraid!

Noble, Right and Pure
Stitched on 30 count Espresso, R & R Reproductions
I need to take a class...but time is always an issue.  This one will be available at Hoffman Distributing and your local needlework stores in about a week.  I will post the DMC colors soon as I did use Weeks Dye Works and Gentle Art Sampler Threads on this one.

I also picked up my small Christmas Sampler, I will post pictures later on it.  It is small and can be stitched up quite quickly for the holiday season.  I usually design an ornament, but this year wanted something in a frame. 

Happy Stitching and have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Happy Thursday!

Hope everyone is having a great week!  Every year about this time, I get the urge to clean and organize.  I don't know what it is but...I have been cleaning eveything in sight!  I've been wanting to organize my sewing room/office so I have been working on it too.  I didn't get too far with it yesterday, but I will work on it again today.  I went over to Hobby Lobby to find some type of cabinet to organize my thread...I have quite a bit...don't you know!  My husband, who was trying to help me identify how large my cabinet should be said..."so how much thread can you haveanyway, that you need something large."  So I showed him... I've been collecting for awhile!  Since 1997...that's when I learned to stitch.  He should see my collection of linen!  I'll save that for another day!
I found these cute shelves at Target, a good way to display some small stuff. I am planning to add a couple more of these. I have some smalls that I would like to display and you can change your collections easily.  Although they are sturdy, I wouldn't want to put my collectables on them. 

My husband found this old sewing machine with cabinet.  I'm not really into sewing....although I did try my hand at quilting, but I prefer cross stitch.  I love the cabinet though and it also a good place to display things you collect.

Now here's the mess!  I have tried everything to organize these shelves.  Usually there are more baskets...but I take them off to sort thread, or whatever else I need to do and then I do not return them!  I also have another set of wooden shelves with know, they look so cute in magazines, but they are not very effective.

Most precious of all though, is my helper, Coco.
She's very patient and sits on the rugs while I sort through my stuff!

Monday, I took both of my new designs to the framer, so I am hoping that at least one of them will be ready to release next week.  Several weeks ago, I put together a Christmas design, but just didn't have the time to stitch it.  I sat down last weekend and started to work on it and before I knew it, it was almost stitched.  So I put my self in high gear and finished it by Sunday night.  It is a small sampler, titled, Christmas House Sampler.

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Noble, Right and Pure!

New Design!  I haven't written much lately but I have been busy working on a couple of new designs!
Also did a bit of traveling over the last few weeks so that kind of slowed me down a little...
It has finally cooled down just a tad here in South Texas.  I won't get too excited, it's only in the upper 70's but it is better than the 100 degree temperatures that we've had since June!  The winters here are great and something I look forward to every year.  I grew up on the east coast so I do remember the long cold winters and I don't think I could handle that anymore!  The winters here are mild, warm days, ususally, and cool nights.  About 5 years ago, we had a big surprise when we woke up on Christmas morning.  We had snow!  Not much, but enough that it did lay on the ground until the sun came out and melted it!  That hadn't happened in over 100 years so I don't expect it to happen my lifetime!

I included a sneak peak of my new design.  It goes to the framer tomorrow, so it should be released in a couple of weeks.  It comes from a bible verse...Whatever is noble, right and pure, lovely.  Think on these things.  Hope you will enjoy stitching it...warning there are a few eyelet stitches, but they are easy!

Also working on my Christmas design...Christmas House Sampler.  Love working with red and greens.  I'm expecting a late October release on it.
Happy Stitching everyone!