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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

St Charles Needlework Market....And next give-a-way!

Hi Everyone!  It has been a while since I posted...I have been busy getting ready for the Fall Needlework Show.  I think I might have taken on more than I could handle but somehow managed to get everything ready...just in time.  It hasn't helped that I came down with some nasty allergy problems and had to take a few days off from everything to recover.  For a solid week it was cough cough , sneeze sneeze, sniff sniff.  It's a good thing they make some great allergy relief medication these days.  My doctor says I just need to stay on it until allergy season passes.  Living here in south Texas...I'm not quite sure when that is????

Anyway....on to my designs.  My first is a Limited Edition Kit.  I only made 240 of these, it was great fun dyeing my own fabric and ribbon but it was time consuming.  I won't do that again for awhile :).
I added the backing...and yes I had to age it too and then some how I got it into my head to make hand made stick pins to go into the kit.  The design is a pin pillow after all...it needed a pin!

Here's a picture:

 Next Design is my new original design sampler called Bless This House With Love and Laughter which goes along with the others that I have designed Bless This House and Home Is Where You Hang Your Needlework.

And my Christmas Design, Angels Watching Over Me... A small pillow that can be used in your Christmas decorating.  I love pillows....you can put them in containers or sit them on mantles...I just love them!!!

And I can't forget my #8th L'il Abby...Faithfulness.  One more to go and it is in the works!  The final will be called "Wisdom".  I'll get an updated picture of them stitched as one for those of you who are finishing them that way. 
L'il Abby #8  Faithfulness

All of these designs will be available at your local needlework store by the middle of August.  If you want a limited edition kit...let them know to pick one up at the Needlework market for you.... They will go fast!

I also promised another Give Away... so first person to answer this question will get a "Home is Where You Hang Your Needlework chart....  What year did I begin to design for Abby Rose Designs? Hint:  Answer is on this blog.

Hope everyone is having a peaceful, relaxing summer filled with lots of stitching!

Abby Rose Designs


  1. Is the answer 1997? I just simply love your designs... they are really 'happy' and make me smile :)
    Smiles :)

  2. Hey Jacquie....you are correct. Email me your address so I can mail you your chart!

  3. Too late for the give away-1997 but congratulations to the winner. I will be calling my LNS with an order for your Angels Watching Over Me. I used to sing my grandson to sleep with that song; it has special memories for me. Thank you!

  4. Just thought I would let you know your wonderful chart arrived... its beautiful... I will be starting it very soon. Thank You ever so much again :)

  5. It arrived quicker than I thought! So glad you liked it! Send me a photo when you have stitched it! Love to see other's work!

    1. Just to let you know, I am currently stitching your wonderful design.....soon will be finished. It's wonderful..... I really love it :). Thank you again so much :)
      Smiles :)