Saturday, December 19, 2015

Great Christmas Finishing!

So many cute Christmas goodies to show you this week, just in time for the holiday! 

Here is Cardinal Joy finished as a stand-up, courtesy of Fancy Stitches:

Kathy H. from Fancy Stitches finished and framed her Mod Merry from the class we had last September:

This is Linda's CandyLand Christmas with one of the cutest bow-toppers ever!

I'm slipping in another sneaky-peeky of my Palm Beach Bargello ornament that you will find in the next issue of Needlepoint Now:

Pat T.'s Mod Ornaments as a fabulous pillow!

Last but not least, Pat W.'s Santa Baby as a stand up from West Coast Finishing:

Have a wonderful holiday season everyone!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

2015 Cross Stitch Christmas Annual with Two New EyeCandy Designs!

It's that time of year again! I was very honored to once more have my designs featured in the 2015 Christmas Cross Stitch Annual, published by Craftways and Cross-stitch & Needlework magazine. Their design team always does an amazing job of taking my canvas designs and reinterpreting them to cross stitch. Already looking forward to the 2016 edition, which will feature 3 of my designs!

Here is my Tree Decorator Elf as a cross-stitch design:

And how about Mod Ornaments, in cross stitch and a blue/green color scheme?

Here is the cover design, just so you know what to look for if you want to purchase it.  Available from cross stitch shops and fine book stores now! 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Camp Allen Stitching at Christmastime!

I was lucky to spend a couple of days at Camp Allen this week, stitching at their December Needlepoint camp along with a great bunch of friends.   I wanted to share a few pictures of the great holiday decor on display and some stitching too!

Here are a couple of new things I was working on, both will be available soon I hope! 

December's Camp features tons of fantastic gift baskets, all up for silent auction, with the proceeds being donated to charity.  This is part of one of the tables loaded with goodies!

The thing I like best about Camp Allen is the beautiful woodland setting-- look at that view! Our stitching room has a whole wall of windows (more than pictured here), treating us to the beautiful fall colors outside.

In the hallway outside our stitching room, the Camp Allen decorator elves have put together holiday table-scapes along with gorgeous quilt displays, these are just two of many!

Gorgeous Christmas trees everywhere, this is the big one in the lobby:

Wish I was a better photographer, these pictures don't do it justice, and I forgot to take pictures of the outdoor decorations which were also many and great!  I will be back next year to try again! 

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Stitch a Falling Star Coming up in January 2016!

January is just around the corner and the Cardinals canvas is the first one to ship in my new Stitch a Falling Star club at Fancy Stitches!  Be sure to give Gayle and the gals a call at 817-641-4761 this month to get signed up, we want to make sure there will be a canvas ready for you at the ship date in January!  Here's a sample of two of the designs, beautifully stitched by Cynthia, along with a sample of one of her terrific stitch guides, note the fabulous full color stitch graphs!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Newest CandyLand Finish and a Sneak Peek!

Thought you might like to see this great finish of CandyLand Christmas by Linda, it's gorgeous!

I love a great bow topper, this one is fabulous!!

And here's a peek of what I have coming up in the January issue of Needlepoint Now:

Stay tuned for more details!