New patterns !


Although you saw Strawberry Stitches in the Just Cross Stitch Issue last spring, I thought that for those of you that missed this lovely pattern you could enjoy it now! It is the 10th in the ‘STITCHES’ series and is a pleasure to see unfolding as you stitch it. I love eating strawberries so I was sure I would love stitching them too! I am just working on a strawberry pin button to put on the freebie page for you…. not quite ready, I have to finish it into the button, finally found a mold to fit. There is an embellishment package available as always with  a lovely mixture of Thread Gatherer Silk N Colors, Soie d’Alger, Belle Soie, Gloriana Silk and some Mill Hill beads and a By Jupiter Charm. I couldn’t find a handpainted one that was cost effective! I also have to share the ‘Garden Secrets -Autumn Set’ It turned out great. I put all nine into a quilt, wonderful gal here in Calgary put it into a quilt for me and Flo stitched into a finished quilt and it turned out great. These again are like the spring series which I did in 9 parts but this way you get all 9 at a much better price point, because I don’t have to do nine covers and nine sets of printing, and nine frames….! It uses the lovely Crescent Colours Floss and The Gentle Art Sampler and Simply Shaker threads. I again worked from a wee bit of blackwork and made nine little autumn themed pieces that can be used in any fashion you think might be interesting.

I am steadily working on my stuff for fall, have some done, some not SO done! but it is all coming together. My work is out on some trunk shows, so get to see them at Mom and Me Forever in Bethalto, Illinois and at Cross My Heart Columbus, Ohio.

Always fun to look forward to summer, enjoy your holidays if and when you get them, I know from working in nursing for 30 years, it was not always a given that you got summer holidays. Just when I had lots of seniority I go and quit to do this!! <grin>