Friday, November 13, 2015

Old & New from Abby Rose Designs

It's been awhile since I've posted and so much as happened. I have several new designs and a lovely spread in the new Primitive Punch and Needlework Magazine.
X-mas in my Heart....This was a kit available from Norden Crafts or your local Needlework Store.  I believe Norden still has a few if you are interested.

Next is what I call My Christmas Treasure Box....Faye Riggsbee finished this for me.  She does most of my finishing and can be found at the  Her work is beautiful!
Love Peace Hope Tree

My latest which will be released in the next couple of weeks is "Share the Joy of Christmas"  This is an easy stitch...if you are looking for one more Christmas piece.  I made it into a small pillow but it could easily be made into a Christmas ornament for your tree. (finished by Faye)

Share the Joy of Christmas

My Soul Is Fed from the Primitive Punch and Needlework Magazine Issue 2 

And finally....I am working on a new project for 2016 and will have more details in a few weeks.  Oh how I love antique samplers, which is where I get a lot of my inspiration when designing. Several years ago I purchased an antique sampler stitched by a young girl named Mary Pilgrim.  What tiny stitches Mary stitched.... I have been intrigued with this sampler ever since I purchased it.  I have begun the reproduction on it have also been inspired to do a few pieces using more modern colors with her motifs.  Here is a picture of Mary Pilgrim's sampler.
Did you notice that Mary has her own candle? I worked on this candle until it was perfected!
My next project will be the Mary Pilgrim Sampler Club!
There will be four (4) projects over the next year that will be mailed out to club members every 3 months.  The first installment will include the Mary Pilgrim battery operated candle and a lovely project for you to stitch keeping with the Mary Pilgrim theme.  There will be a limit to club keep watching this blog if you are interested.   I have some great projects coming!  Details on how to join will be available soon along with a list of projects to come!

Happy Stitching to Everyone!  I hope your Thanksgiving is a great one!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Happy Fall! And some new designs!

Available soon!
My first Halloween Design!
A little out of my color palette but a whole lot of fun!

"My Pretties"

An ugly witch, scary cats, a few bats, a couple black birds and some mean looking pumpkins! So much fun to design and stitch!  Stitches up quickly so you will be able to enjoy it this Halloween!

"Christmas Calories Don't Count"

This design will also be available soon!  The chart includes finishing instructions and the source for the frame....and includes a Christmas Party recipe...because Christmas calories don't count!

Plenty & Grace

Available from your local needlework store!
I had mine finished by the Carolina Stitcher, Faye Riggsbee but this small sampler would also look great in a frame!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Abby Rose Designs...In the August/September Issue of Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine

If you haven't yet subscribed to this wonderful new magazine, you are missing out!  The photos are beautiful and projects are perfect for those who love the primitive style. 

I was asked by the creator, Deb Jochim, a couple of months ago if I would like to submit a design and I wholeheartedly said, yes!  This is the first time I have submitted to a magazine so it was a joy to create my design.  Can't show you yet...but I have subscribed to the magazine myself so I know Issue 2 will be worth the wait. 
To Subscribe visit

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Mind Your Manners!

I try very hard to "Mind My Manners"!  That's what I was taught...Here's a cute reminder on the days that it is hard. 

"Mind Your Manners"
30 ct. R& R Reproductions Old Towne Blend
Designed using GAST & WDW Threads
Thanks to Faye Riggsbee, The Carolina Stitcher for the finishing and photo!
Three new designs coming soon!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New Design Available Soon at Norden Crafts Online Needlework Show August 10-19. Pre-order Now!

Coming Soon!  Visit the Norden Crafts Online Needlework Show August 10-19th.

This mini kit comes with all the Weeks Dye Work & Gentle Arts Sampler Threads needed to complete the design.
Thank you Weeks Dye Works for custom dyeing my beautiful chenille trim, which is included in the kit.
This design is easy to stitch and can be given as a gift or stitched for your own tree.  All you need to provide is a small piece of 32 count off white linen and a some beautiful fabric from your stash! 
Place your pre-order with your local needlework store.  There will be a limited number available and they tend to go quickly!
As always... my designs are finished by the Carolina Stitcher, Faye Riggsbee.  Thanks Faye!

Norden Crafts Ltd.'s photo.
Xmas In My Heart Limited Edition Kit