Home from the Fall Needlecraft Market. It was a terrific show - thank you to all the attending shops for making it so. But oh my it was warm, so happy for air conditioning. Hope you have been able to see some of the new things released at market, there are some great treats to stitch this fall.
I will sum up my new releases here for you, enjoy. Happy Acorn Harvest is an acorn sampler that can be made into an e reader cover if you like, both are pictured on the front of the leaflet. Out of having so much fun with acorns I continued the theme and created a set of accessories - Happy Fall Accessories, including a long pincushion using 2 kinds of fabric and banding over the join. A needleroll scissors fob and a small needlebook that also holds your scissors. These were a fun set and I had my woodworker create a tiny little wood acorn charm to add to these smalls in any way you might like - I attached one to the needleroll with the pin, and one to the pinroll with beading and rather pleased with both! He has some acorn thimble holders and acorn needlecases and acorn tape measures which I brought to market, a wonderful little addition to your acorn set!
I added to the gift tags - in spring I had done some thank you tags etc. and here ready for Christmas use are some holiday themed gift tags for your gifting pleasure - the words on the tags are as follows: Joy to thee dear friend, Merry Christmas, Peace on Earth, Peace to thee and to thee Peace. This gives you options to choose from to get just the right one for your friend. The little kits come with the threads and pattern, the brown wooden tag is sold separately.
Two new additions to the 'A most suitable Name Series' in Devoted Dorothy and Modest Mildred. My husband's mom's name was Mildred so I was thrilled to use it and Dorothy came to mind as I worked with a most lovely co worker nurse named Dorothy and it made a great fit to continue the alliteration to use Devoted. I love these older names that were popular in the early 1900's , they exude a charm all of their own.
The Christmas season will be here before we know it and so I have released Be Merry and Bright Sampler. It is done in the longer thinner version of the band sampler, so a rather quick stitch once you begin and you get to use Lorikeet Wool from Gloriana Threads and Simply Wool from The Gentle Art. A fun stitch, to use something else. It also gives great dimension. Two little seasonal accessory items match this sampler - 1) Stocking bag - comes with the threads and the bag to put the completed stitching on and Be Jolly Needleroll - a fun little Christmas cracker or ornament.
Joy Banner is great specialty stitch piece done in Classic Colorworks handdyed perle cotton and Gloriana Threads Duchess Silk which is so soft but like perle cotton in thickness. It is stitched on 18ct Tula and hangs just perfectly on a mantle for Christmas - this is the 30 day market attendee special. Mid Sept it will be at the distributor.
And as you all know because I go on about it, I have 3 new pin pillows in the Patterned Pretties series.... which I am beginning to think I have a problem..... as I have more ideas on these than time to stitch them. So we now have #8,9 and 10 - check them out, they might be your colour! It's been a fun play with colour and pattern for sure, and learning as I go.
Lastly a little piece of Hallowe'en - Hallowee'n Acorn House - a tiny little acorn shaped house- I can just imagine little acorn people living in it!
Happy Stitching, till next time... as ever, jeannette