This little cutie pie is actually a companion to our ornament that will be in the JCS ornament issue this year. The little red beads are just popping in this picture as they do on the actual ornament. They really add a beautul dimension to the finish. The Merry Skater ships in mid-May.
April 30, 2010
April 27, 2010
I don't have to do a thing to get these pups to pose. . . . . . as long as I wait until they are exhausted from their play time together! Whenever they lay down they're always together like this as if they were still little pups. They are over 40 pounds now and changing remarkedly every week. Gracie is on the left and Luke on the right. Gracie favors mom, Ruffles and Luke favors his dad ,Tof.
April 19, 2010
Happy stitching. . . . . . . Diane
April 18, 2010
It won't be long before our family increases by one. Courtney is due in the not-too-distant future with a new grandson. They already make such a nice family but it will be fun to have a little one around again.
Hopefully this is the end of my blog re-design. One of the previous posters commented on how hard the words were to read on the brown background and I had to agree. So here we go with an all new way of seeing it. The words are bigger and on a light background. The planks remind me of an old barn (I love barns) and it seems to fit right in with the new design, Mrs. O'Leary's Dairy Farm!
April 17, 2010
For those of you who have been visiting my blog tonight you can see I've been trying on new backgrounds the way I do shoes. Not all are a good fit! They look great on the designer's web site then I put them on mine and they look so different. Not sure if I'll keep it but change is good.
I've been looking at old pics of Gracie. Look at how little she is at 8 weeks!!!
Let me know how you like the new background!
April 16, 2010
The sweetest gifts are the ones you don't expect. XXOO
What a beautiful bouquet of flowers!
April 15, 2010
April 13, 2010
It's that time!! I love revealing snippets of new designs. I'm like a kid and can't wait to get them out! The first one is Mrs. O'Leary's Dairy Farm. Those cows took a LONG time for me to design. I think the entire design sat for six months before Evie stitched it for me. I just couldn't figure out the right way to get them to look at the camera! lol. . . . . . .
The second peek is of the Virtue Sampler. Look at those perfect stitches! They belong to Milly (of course). This is a wonderful summery sampler that has the prettiest colors in it.
We ship this week so look for them in your stores soon!
Thanks for looking!
April 12, 2010
April 7, 2010
April 4, 2010
Well, we don't live in California (I'm in Tucson, AZ) so I never thought I'd actually experience what an earthquake felt like. Even though it was just a mild rumble and the only thing visible in the house to indicate it was happening was a swaying light fixture, it's still too close for me! My chair was shaking slightly and it seemed the computer screen was jiggling. Then my mom called and said the couch was shaking. That's when I looked at the light fixture and it was swinging. The pulls on the ceiling fans were swaying back and forth too. So many earthquakes. . . . . . .here, there, and everywhere.