Saturday, August 24, 2013

Coming Soon

I'm looking forward to Autumn and Winter! Another month or so and will start to cool down here in South Texas. My mind keeps drifting to beautiful reds and greens of the holiday season. Today I put the last stitch in my latest design...I used a purple,lavender color scheme, not my usual palette of colors. For some reason I needed to get this purple phase out of my system. I am very pleased with the results and hope you will enjoy stitching it too. It will be released in a week or two.

So off to my computer to work on my holiday design! It's already in my head...I just have to get it on a chart, the hard part! If you've ever tried your hand at designing,you'll understand what I mean. Sometimes things change from head to paper!
Hoping you are enjoying your weekend. Happy Stitching!
FYI-Norden crafts will be giving away 3 Abby Rose Designs Charts on Wednesday. Go to their Facebook page for a chance to win!- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Location:La Feria

Monday, August 19, 2013

Bless This Home

Bless this Home...the title of my new design.  If you enjoyed Home Is Where You Hang Your Needlework then you will like Bless This Home!  I designed it to be a companion piece to Home Is Where You Hang Your Needlework.  It is the same size and the color palette is similar.  It was stitched on Old Mill Java using Sampler Threads, Weeks Dye Works and Crescent Colours threads.

New Design should be released within the next week or two.

Hope you have a great week and Happy Stitching!

Gayle....Abby Rose Designs

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Speak kindly

Norden  Crafts will be featuring my design "Speak Kindly" on Tuesday.  There will be a giveaway of three autographed charts.  For information on how to enter, you can go over to their Facebook page.

Speak kindly
I am out on my patio today enjoying the much needed rain.  The last month has been so dry it's good to hear the far off thunder and see those drops coming down.  Hopefully this will last for a couple of days.  Hope you are having a relaxing weekend.  Just put the last stitches in my new design last night.
It should be released in a couple of weeks.  Those of you who enjoyed stitching "Home Is Where You Hang Your Needlework" will enjoy stitching this one also.  It is a companion piece that has the same type of border.  Happy Stitching!            

Monday, August 5, 2013

Where has the Summer Gone?

It's hard to believe it is already August 5th! It seems like yesterday it was June! I'm not crazy about the heat because it does get hot here in Texas but I do love how things slow down a bit. Just enough to catch your breath until Fall and Winter and all that comes with those seasons!
This summer I have been busy designing, stitching models, and preparing for a trunk show.
I am now working on a companion piece to "Home is Where You Hang Your Needlework" which everyone seems to like according to the number of charts I have sent out to my distributors. I have included a peek...I'm still stitching the model so it will be a couple weeks before it's debut.

Last week I received the walnut crystals that I ordered. I haven't tried them yet. But I am preparing to coffee dye some linen so I will use them to age the linen a little more. I do love the look that you get from the crystals and I have noticed that several of the designers are using them now. So I will post later my results. Hope you have a great week full of stitching and fun!

Happy stitching!
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Location:La Feria, Texas