Sep 23, 2011

A Little Snippet of Tea Time

As of this date, this design is now available in shops - both LNS and ONS. 10-25-11

I had previously written "This little snippet of "Tea Time" is a slice of  the whole design now available at my Etsy Shop.                                                                                     For the next few days I will have it on sale until I am ready to send it out for full release to shops."

"Tea Time" would be darling as the center to a little luncheon-sized table cloth, or the center of a bread basket cloth – or a place mat, even! Here, it is a wall hanging for my kitchen - on an apple tree twig hanger.  :-) 

Sep 2, 2011

Little Teaser - Red Finch's Winter Song

This is a snip of a larger piece that will be a delightful winter-time quickie stitch.  This only took me a week, and that is evening stitching. The design is called "Red Finch's Winter Song".  At 107 x 109 stitches, the finished size is 7 1/4" square.  I've used a lovely 30 ct linen by Weeks Dye Works, called, appropriately, Sky, and Dinky Dyes lovely silk floss. 

This design will be released by Jo Mason of Dinky Dyes at the Online Needlework Show  this coming October 20-25th, so be sure to visit her virtual booth during those days. 

Although I stitched this over 2 on the 30 ct, it could just as easily be done over 1 thread for a dainty, ornament-sized treasure. The soft, subtle tones of Dinky Dyes' variegated floss give excellent color variety and detail, to this design with fewer thread changes, especially on those delicate pale to medium blue snow-covered stems. :-).