Already April…

Where does the time go?? When I closed my shop, I thought I’d have time on my hands – it’s not so! I have plenty to keep me busy and still wish there were more hours in the day. I think I enjoy too many things! I sent two new patterns to my distributors and…
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Mystery Spoiler Alert…

Don’t scroll down unless you want to see a photo of my current Mystery project in process. These are the first three month’s patterns. I’m just about done stitching the whole design so I have to cut and paste to edit the photo to not show it all. I have it all charted but have been writing the instructions…
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Back from market…

Okay, I’ve been home a week but the days have been flying by. I’ve fortuately been making a daily trek (it’s only 4 miles) to the post office every afternoon with piles of packages and then working some more when I come home. I can’t seem to catch up with all the orders – distributors, shops, and…
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Brilliant Color…

is the name of the last design I’m releasing this weekend. I’m really happy with the way it turned out (this is the piece I had to rip out & redesign the black and white border). This design uses most of the threads from Rio with the addition of a dozen or so solid Vineyard silks –…
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A new Jewel & Gemstone design…

Here’s the third design being released this weekend. It joins my “Jewels & Gemstones” series. I keep a notebook with a list of the order & date I release designs and was surprised to see that it has been two years since I did a J&G – the last one was Aquamarine! This one is…
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Rio…

Taking a break from stuffing patterns to show you another new pattern being released this weekend. Rio is the latest in my Destination collection and is stitched with Overdyed Vineyard Silks from Threadworx along with solid black and white Vineyard silks (for the border). If you haven’t used this thread it’s fabulous, yummy, and wonderful to work…
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Countdown to Nashville…

I’m exhibiting at the TNNA trade show in Nashville this weekend and have been working like crazy to get everything done. I’m releasing 4 new designs! The new patterns are at the printer (I’m picking them up tomorrow!) and then I have to put them in their plastic bags. I’m fortunate to have a great friend who has the day off…
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Total frustration…

Here’s a photo of what I did last night – two and a half hours of ripping out, reverse stitching, frogging, cursing, whatever you want to call it…the day before, I had finished a big design I’ll be releasing in a few weeks only to discover what I thought would be a perfect border wasn’t right at all. I…
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A creative finish!

This is a brick cover created by Kelsey’s Needle Krafts. Sue was nice enough to send me a photo after she told me about it on the phone! They took the Color Delights – Aqua chart and did it in three different colors (orange, purple, and turquoise – great combination of colors, by the way!) for this…
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Bad news….good news…

The bad news is I’ve been sick with  a bad cold/sinus thingy. The good news is I did a lot of stitching over the weekend because I didn’t have the energy to do anything else. My colorful piece is coming along nicely although I wish I knew what I’m going to call it! Here’s a little more…
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