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!