Wednesday, December 26, 2018

"Winter Time"

"Winter Time"

Hoping Everyone had a very Merry Christmas!  My new design "Winter Time" is now available at your LNS or online store.

I finished this design using a frame that I purchased at Hobby was 50% off and was $20.  It has three nice metal clips, it is metal all the way around and has a wooden inside.  It is very sturdy...that's great because I am going to change it up for every season.  I added the ribbon on the top and bottom.  It is hot glued on and I should be able to take it off the metal easily when I decorate it for Spring!

I finished my design as a flat piece, added some Lady Dot Creates "Vintage" chenille and used a coordinating piece of fabric on the back.  It easily fits between the two clips on and then on the right side I added my calendar.

2018 was a great year for Abby Rose Designs!  Thank you to all who have purchased my designs!  I have some new things that I am working on for 2019 and will try to add some "sneak peaks".  Thanks again!   Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

New Designs

Hi Everyone,

I have a few new designs to show you. I have been very neglectful to my blog lately but I have been busy designing.  Hope you enjoy!

"Merry Be Your Christmas"
32 count coffee dyed linen

Gather Ye Thy Bounty
32 count platinum linen

Merry & Bright
32 ct. R&R Reproduction Weathered Shingles Linen

Merry Little Christmas
32 count Weathered Shingles Linen

Thankful, Grateful, Blessed
32 Count coffe dyed linen

Monday, September 3, 2018

A Couple of Christmas Designs

Merry Little Christmas
32 Count Weathered Shingles
GAST Threads with DMC Conversions

Merry And Bright
32 Count Weathered Shingles
GAST Threads

Finished Size is about 6 by 6 inches.
Coming Soon!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

New Design...Blessing be Upon This House

Good Afternoon Everyone! I wanted to show you my new design, Blessings Be Upon This House.  It was stitched on 28 count Platinum Linen.  It was a fun stitch and came together quickly.

I have been watching a lot of You Tube Videos lately on different crafty things.   I am always so amazed at the talent and great projects out there.  I got completely into coffee filter wreaths which are so beautiful.... you can see a little bit of mine in the photo behind the frame.  I will take a picture when I hang it.  It was so easy.  I did burn my fingers many, many times with the glue gun but I survived.

And my favorite floss tubes are:  Flannel Jammies Farm, Kitten Stitcher and Priscilla and Chelsea.  I said I wasn't going to get addicted to these things...but happily I am.

Hope you have a great week!

Abby Rose Designs

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Happy Sunday Everyone!
Today I finally set up my facebook page!  I know many of you have been looking for me there.  So to celebrate my new page, I have decided to run a little contest/giveaway.

There will be a series of give-a ways over the next few weeks!

Happy Memorial Day!
Abby Rose Designs

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Just released My Newest Design called "Summer Fruit".  It is stitch on 32 count Summer Khaki using GAST, Weeks Dye Work and Classic Colorworks Thread.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Part 2 of the Long May She Wave Series has begun to ship to shops.  You can still get one.  I am still taking Wholesale orders from shops.  This includes trim package, and your choice of box color Red Top or Blue Top.  If your favorite shop does not have them yet, I will be happy to take their order.

Part 3 of the Long May She Wave series called In God We Trust
will be shipping next week.  The chart includes both of these designs. 

Monday, April 2, 2018

New Patriotic Series~~Long May She Wave

Good Morning Everyone!
I wanted to show you my new series, " Long May She Wave" !  I have been working on this since the beginning of the year trying to get it ready for you to stitch and finish to display during July 4th.

This is a peek of all of the parts.  It will be released in 4 parts beginning with the "Long May She Wave" pillow and little hanging Flag pin keep.  Part One of the series was released on Friday and your local needlework should have it in a day or two.

Part Two will be released in May. It is the 1776 box you see in the carrier.  More to come on it later.
Part Three includes another pillow, "In God We Trust" also with a little bonus pattern.
And finally Part 4 will be the American The Beautiful Game board displayed at the right in the photo.

The carrier for this series was purchased at Hobby Lobby.  It was an unfinished piece and cost about $10.  I gave it a good sanding and then applied 2 coats of America Paint in Oyster Beige.  I then stencils the stars on the front and back with Americana Deep Blue Paint then Antiquing gel in Espresso to age it.  I applied more around the edges and handle to give it well used look.  It was a quick, easy and fun little project and came out looking great.

Here is a closer view of "Long May She Wave" Part One.

All parts of this series were stitched on 32 count Summer Khaki Linen, and I used all Gentle Arts Sampler Threads.

I hope you have a great week!

Abby Rose Designs

Monday, March 19, 2018

Happy Spring!

Hoping Everyone is starting to get some days of warmer weather!  Spring has Sprung as they is South Texas.  Yesterday is was in the low 90's and I think we are just about done with cold fronts.  Come September/October after a long hot summer I will be longing for cool weather again.

Today, I wanted to show you my new design and tell you about some other designs that will be coming soon.

Hopefully this one will be releasing on Friday.  It is called "Spring Is Here".  Just a fun little stitch on
32 count Pearled Barley using GAST and WDW threads.

What's next?  I thought it would be fun to do a patriotic themed series.  So I have designed 4 projects that you will be able to put together in a lovely display.  I think you will love how I have chosen to display them.

I am hoping to have a April 1st release on the first project. They will be released April-June so you will have your project complete to display on July 4th.

Please check back as I will be giving sneak peeks of the entire project over the next few weeks.
And..almost forgot to tell you.  I am planning some giveaways during the releases of these projects.

And...thank you to all who ordered Pineapple Sewing Boxes.  I hope you loved them!  I thought I would never finish painting boxes.  It was a happy problem to have... my next love after stitching is painting!   There just might be another one coming down the lane...  maybe around May!  hint hint!

Hope you have a great day...keep stitching!

Abby Rose Design

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Welcome Spring?

Hi Everyone!
My latest is called "Welcome Spring"!  I know a lot of my dear friends are still dealing with snow and cold weather but I thought this design might help a little until Spring officially arrives.  It will go out to distributors this week so you should be able to get it very soon.

I finished them as ornaments in an egg shape but you could stitch as little pillows if you'd like.
You will get three designs.  The middle design is a surprise...hint, you will get to practice some specialty stitches.  Not hard though.  I made a pink box for my Easter eggs and since I don't have an ornament tree, I put my stitched egg in there also.

I think I am way behind on updating this I will add my other designs which have already been released in 2018.  

This is Primitive Hearts, a fun and easy stitch! 
And "Friends Gather Here".

In January I was "up to my ears" in painted boxes. Thank you to all the shops who ordered!  I had a great time working on them. I love to paint and kind of experimented with stenciling for a while before I was ready to release my kit.  Had to get the technique down.  It was too cold to go out so painting boxes kept me busy!  Thank you for all the orders... I will do another one soon. I think I have 5 if you didn't get one, let me know.
Pineapple Sewing Box
Hope you are having a great week!  

Abby Rose Designs

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Pineapple Sewing Box Information

Hi Everyone and Happy New Year!

Shop Owners, Retailers,  Here is a photo of my latest kit which was advertised in Needlework Retailer this month.

The kit includes: three designs, inside box cover (initial chart), two small pin pillows, pom pom trim and ribbon. It also includes the 7 x 5 oval hand-painted stenciled colonial inspired box.  Chart comes with instructions on how to assemble each piece.  All materials come packaged together as a kit.  You choose the color...shaker white, mustard, or colonial red.

This is a Limited Edition Kit...only a limited number will be made.

For a Price List and order form, please e-mail me at

Each Box is handmade...going through several steps...painted, hand stenciled, aged, antiqued and wax to last a lifetime.