Nov 18, 2010

Feathers 'N Fins

Here is a little teasing preview of a design I hope to have out by the end of the month.  This is Feathers 'N Fins.  As the stitching progresses, you will see why that is the name!

That's all I can show you right now - you will just have to wait.  :-)

Nov 14, 2010

Website updates

I just did a huge renovation to my front page of the main site,   so hope you were not caught in the crossfire while I played with colors, fonts, and pix. Someone is always looking no matter the time of day, I have discovered.  My main site is going to be news releases of designs going forward to Hoffman, so less changes there.

 I don’t have an official newsletter at this time, but you can sign up for updates on this blog as I develop new designs, publish them, WIP, etc.  I also have a catalog of designs that I send to interested parties.  If you want me to email that, just send me a note.  Contact me.

Nov 11, 2010

WIP - Quaker Rocky Road

My friend, Chelsea, is moving right along on Quaker Rocky Road!  She tells me the chocolate chunks are making her drool, but that stitching this design has been a lot of fun!  Her work is delicious.  :-)   

She is stitching on 40 count linen, over two with a single strand of floss. The coverage is perfect and really shows off the Assisi designs on the chocolate ice cream chunks.  The story about why it is called Quaker has to do with the Quaker dairy farmer who first opened a chain of ice cream parlors in the US. There is more info elsewhere on this site and  my main site as well about the history and other details.

Nov 8, 2010

Wintery Moon in the Round is a dainty version of the original, square design, part of the WaterMeadows Castle series.  This smaller piece, at  156 stitches in diameter, has full crosses, some half, a very few petite stitches, and straight stitch.  This design will be available through my Etsy shop for a period of time, but only until I have finished stitching it and can send it to LNS through my distributor.  Here is purchase information for now.

Nov 1, 2010

Autumn - The Turning Leaves

The falling leaves...Drift by the window...The autumn leaves...Of red and gold...  

I can still hear Sinatra singing that favorite song. I can hear the melody when our maples redden with the first chill of Autumn.  Now, of course, the leaves are falling and litter the earth in red curls. 

The crescent of maple trees make a stunning impact as they flame along the curve  of our lawn- varying shades  from top to bottom as the cold nights deepen.

  Can you see why red is one of my favorite colors?