January 2008

Hope you all had a lovely holiday season and are ready for some great stitching this year! I always love the change in the year as I dream of new things to do. To that whole new thing... I have a few 'new' things to tell you.

Here are the new patterns for Nashville Needlework Market.

This promises to be a little journey through MA and a great look into the past --The Bay State Sampler - Massachusetts- the new addition to the American Journey Series.

A Needle and Thread Sampler - done for a great Canadian Magazine Publication - A Needle Pulling Thread - this charming sampler features some lovely pulled thread work using a soft colour palate.

Two additions to the 'Sititches' series in Pomegranate and Pear Stitches, and Silver Needle Stitches. These 2 pieces are exactly the same size as the others and will also fit into the box made for them by Olde Colonial Designs. On the cover photos I have shown them framed but they certainly can fit the box as the stitch count remains the same.

For release this June ( maybe earlier if I can get the instructions written sooner! )will be "My Stitching Treasures Accessories. They are finally coming. I have worked on this for several years, I did one alphabet and hated it so I sent it the 'recycle' bin, we had it all finished and I couldn't live with the font, so I changed everything and redid it all! (I know what you are thinking! <grin>)This has 5 pieces to it and I will have it with me in Nashville for you to see but the pattern writing is not complete.

For release this September is a whole new series called 'My Stitching Album'. As you see on the home page there is a brochure with some information and I will post more as I work on updating the website. This is a ten page project (including front and backpage) featuring some of the basic stitches used in samplers. A poem per page reflects on stitching and our passion along with displaying the stitch in various different ways.

One last exciting project we are working on is a Jeannette Douglas Stitch and Sail, January 2009. I will be posting more of this exciting cruise with Jeannette when the details are refined.

So as usual I have my hand in many things and so along with my teaching this year we look forward to some very exciting times!