Monday, July 29, 2013

Happy Monday!

The Norden Crafts contest to win a copy of my Angels Unaware is still going on today until 4 p.m. If you haven't had a chance to do still have time. All you have to do is " like" and "share" my design. I think it is a wonderful thing they are gives you a chance to win and gives us, designers an opportunity to showcase our work.

Lately I've been asked how I come up with my designs. I guess everyone is interested in the process. For me, and I can't speak for other designers, but I would guess the process is similar, I either see a phrase or quote that I like and design according to the quote or Sometimes I

am in the mood to use certain colors, or I want to try something new....right now I am loving houses so I have to have a house in everything. I love the way the alphabet looks in a sampler so I most always use an alphabet. Angels unaware was the first time I did not use an alphabet and it was all I could do to keep myself from incorporating one into the design.

The other thing is .... I LOVE linen. I like the feel, the look, the smell, especially R&R's coffee dyed linen. I also sometimes age my linen a little more with coffee. I just ordered some walnut crystals to try. Can't wait until they arrive so I can test them out. Finally, I love color...when I was a kid....I am a child of the late 60's early 70's, ( I'll be 52 in a couple weeks.) I loved to color. I always had a new coloring book and I was so happy when my mom would take me down to the store for a fresh new box of 64 crayons. Oh happy day!!! My threads remind me of those crayons. My linen is my coloring book!

What am I working on now? I have a snippet of a reproduction, it's not an exact reproduction. I have taken some artistic liberties on this one. I have brightened the colors but the charting is exactly the same as the original.

Hope you have a great day!

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Location:La Feria, Texas

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Angels Unaware Chart Give Away

Norden Crafts will feature Abby Rose Designs on Monday and give away 3 free charts.  All you have to do for a chance to win is go to their Facebook page and "like" and "share" my new design, Angels Unaware. Good luck!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Angels Unaware!

Hope your summer has been wonderful!  It's hot out there, that's for sure!  I can't believe we are about to hit August!  The time has flown by... What have I been doing this summer?  A lot of stitching, some genealogy, and trying to stay cool.
History and Genealogy are two of my favorite things.  I guess that is why I enjoy sampler making so much.  This summer I have found out so much about my ancestors and made lists of places I would like to visit someday.  Just to step where their footsteps once went....My husband and I both found Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers in our lines and a surprise....Our ancestors both came from Virginia.  I had already worked a little on my family tree so I knew I had lots of ancestors from Virginia but he had no idea that his made their first stops in Va. after arriving in this country.  Anyway it has been great fun!
This week I have a new design to post.  It should arrive at the distributors by Friday to be released.  I hope you like it.   This is my first scene type of design and it was a challenge, but I am proud of it.
Angels Unaware
30 count R & R Espresso Linen
Gentle Arts Sampler Threads, Weeks Dye Works, and Crescent Colours Thread used in this design.
It is also charted for DMC.
Hope you have a great week!     And.....stay cool!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Coming Soon......Angels Unaware!

Hi everyone! Just put the last stitch in this one! It will go off to the framer on Monday! Believe it or not....I stitched this one without adding an alphabet. I love alphabets! Can't wait for you to see it!

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Location:La Feria, Texas