Jan 2, 2012

Two more designs for this New Year!

Too many things, so little time!  My wonderful model stitcher, Helen, completed Coffee Compendium.   In addition, I completed a smaller design, a mate to Tea Time, called Classic coffee Break.  You can see both on my main website site  http://www.temptingtangles.com/ , all ready to go to shops a little later this month!

Another I finished last month is this little Tree Top Birth Sampler is 162 x 161, basically square. I designed it at the request of another of my model stitchers who adores baby monkeys, and had an upcoming grandchild.  I created one for her, but since then have made a few changes.  This design uses Sullivan's cotton floss, is stitched on Weeks Dye Works linen, "Tin Roof".  I used 40 count and stitched over 2, so can sincerely say thank goodness for the magnifier on my Daylight lamp!   This  will be released in February - so if you have any babies on the way, or any new babies who need their very own sampler, this might be the sampler for you!

In addition, I made great headway on The Only Gift, a design that would work beautifully for any occasion, but certainly has a Christmas feel to it.  

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In fact, I won't be releasing this revised version until later in the year so look for it in the fall.  I decided to give it a rustic look, so am using 2 strands of Gentle Art floss over 1 thread of 20 ct Weeks Dye Works "Putty".  I love their newest color,  Otter Creek - the leaves vary from a forest green, to a soft, blue grey green to a  slightly muddy brown green. It's really well named and gives the look I like with this rustic fabric.  It would be interesting to see this stitched on a smoother fabric at perhaps 36-40 count. over 2.  There are satin stitch diamonds in the corners and open herringbone borders, lots of variety in texture and LOTS of little leaves with curly stems and red berries.