Thursday, July 31, 2014

July was a little different for the Stitching Games, we had 5 clues to work with instead of just one.  KB pulled one new clue every Monday, and I waited until the last week so that I could choose which one to work with.  I ended up with the one pulled early in the month-- "koi". With that clue, I decided I could kill two birds, namely, re-work the background area behind the cats with a new stitch and thread, since I had decided a while back that I didn't like what I'd already stitched there.  I auditioned the new thread and stitch (Brick stitch with 1 strand of HighLights) on the background area of the Bats panel.  I like it, this one's a keeper!  So I have a new area stitched and and a re-do of an existing area complete for this month.  Only three more clues left and we are done!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Winter Fox Finished!

Remember when I showed you this mouth watering photo of all four of my fox canvases with their stitch guides and threads, taken upon their arrival at this lucky stitcher's home?

Well, that stitcher got started stitchin' right away, starting with the Winter Fox:

And ta-da!!  She is all done-- doesn't he look great?  Love all the textures, from the sparkly snowflakes to the velvety fur!

And if that doesn't blow you away, look at this-- she has a fox magnet AND a fox Snap Tray!

And if that didn't blow your socks off, then this will (it did mine!)-- she made a fox dress to celebrate the finish!!!! OMG, I am in AWE, no joke! Caroline, you may be my favorite stitcher EVER!

Will she have a new Snap Tray and dress for the other three foxes as well?  Oh, I hope so!! If so, you WILL see it here, so be sure to check back again soon! 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

New Online Mystery Class with Sandy Arthur-- Mod Ornaments!

How exciting is this?  Sandy Arthur, the author of the fabulous "Shapes of Needlework" book series and a nationally acclaimed teacher has chosen my "Mod Ornaments" canvas for her next online Mystery Class!  Sandy is an amazingly creative designer and I cannot wait to see what she will do with this canvas.

Here's a look at the design:

Here is some information about the class from Sandy:

Class registrations are being taken up until September 15th,  with a start date in November.  I cannot wait to see the first lesson!  It seems far away now, but time will be up before you know it, so be sure to register and get your canvas ordered if you need one. Be sure to visit Sandy's blog to get the rest of the details-- click here.

See you in class!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Trunk Show at Fireside Stitchery!

My trunk show is available this month at Fireside Stitchery and they are offering some great deals for you!  The canvases are 20% off and if you order threads to go with a canvas, those will be 10% off-- great deal!   To go directly to their trunk show page, click here.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Stitching Games Update, the Flowers Are Finished!

Told you I was determined to get those flowers stitched!  I used the June clue "Curve" to stitch those "curvy" petals! So happy to have those two fellows all decked out finally. I used 7mm wide River Silks ribbon for the petals and worked the stems in Padded Satin with a combination of Sea Grass and FyreWerks.  Can't believe there are only 4 more months left in this year's Games! Will be interesting to see how I'll be able to interpret the last few clues in order to get the "bats" and "cats" panels stitched.  Stay tuned!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy July 4th!!

A gallery of some of my favorite Americana designs for you this long weekend-- hope it's a great one!!

Patriot Owl

"Sammy" the 4th of July kitty

Stars & Stripes framed

Stars & Stripes pillow