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Saturday, June 10, 2017

New Designs Coming This Summer

Hi Everyone!
It seems like time is flying by and I can't keep up with all the projects that I have going!  After my retirement last October, one of my goals was to increase the number of designs that I put out.  I thought, I did about 6-7 year when I was working full time so it should be easy to double that..... I started out with a bang and then slowly other things seem to take me away from my stitching.  How did I do all the the things I did when I was working?  Beats me! I guess I'm slower now! ;)

Anyway, I've picked my needle and thread back up and have quite a few projects coming down the lane.  I do have to tell you, I now have a model stitcher who helps me.  Her name is Donna Ennis and she is from Florida.  We have developed our system of how to get things back and forth to each other and I am so happy to have her helping me.  She is a beautiful stitcher and fast too!

So what's coming up...Well I now have a candle box from Lone Elm Lane.  If you don't know who they are by now, they make the most beautiful wooden boxes and frames for stitchers.  I chose the candle box because I liked the slide lid and compartments.  My design is almost finished and should be out soon.  I chose the color paprika, so if you like it, let them know.

See here's my box ....no design yet.  Isn't it cute?

For those of you that were not able to get my "Tea For Two Kit" in early January, good news is I have published the chart and it will be available from Hoffman next week.  I was unable to locate more of the fabric that I used and the ribbon company went our of business!  But I am sure you will be able to find some coordinating fabric and ribbon in your stash.  Thank you for the e-mails about the chart...I heard you and it will be out soon.

I have three Colonial Christmas mini pillows in the works.  I know everyone likes to start their Christmas stitching early so they should be released in late June and early July!  It seems to me like Christmas was just here...

Also another design with a cute saying on it....and I have just finished my part 2 design for the Inspired Sampler Club.  It's not stitched...just designed!

I am also hoping to get my yearly Halloween design completed soon.  I have to tell you, I have projects on every table in my house and little studio.

Today I put away my needle and thread and painted.  A few years ago I distressed some paper mache boxes for myself and a couple of friends.  A new friend is in love with my Christmas box and asked if I would make one for her.  So today, I worked on it.
(In person these actually look red...my camera wants things to look burnt orange today!)

Her's says Tis the Season...mine are on the top.   These are so fun to make and they really don't take a lot of time.  I put them here because you really could put a needlework design on the top of them. IF you are looking for another summer project.  You can make them any color, any size and I use stencils for the words and some of mine have designs. I'm always looking for new places to put designs.  I have a bunch of framed pieces and a ton of pillows already!  The boxes are very sturdy.  Anyway there is never a dull moment around here!  

Hopefully, my next post I will have some pictures of finishes!  Have a great summer!

Abby Rose Designs

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