June 30, 2010
June 28, 2010
It's "time" for another ornament preview! This is a yummy one. The button I chose looks good enough to eat. The supply list to "Peppermint Twist" will be on the ornament page of the web site some time during the week. I love red, white and green ornaments, don't you? We are winding down now with only three more previews after this one. Are you happy or sad that the ornaments are getting close to ending?
June 23, 2010
Look at what I found in my mailbox! Mary Kathryn at Impie, Hattie and Bea mailed me a new set (and one extra pouch) of the new set of "Traveling Stitcher: Accessories. They are simply beautiful. A set includes a pouch and needlebook. The fabrics are perfectly suited to the pattern (which is still available!). They are out now so ask your shop owner if you are interested in a set.
June 20, 2010
Before I became a designer, everything I stitched was huge. I spent hundreds of hours stitching and then framing large pieces for my walls. But since those days I've found a real love for small pieces that sit tucked into a bookshelf, or rest on a tabletop propped on an easel.
Queen Bee was released a few years ago but I thought I'd bring her out to celebrate the start of summer. However I do think the official start of summer in Arizona should be moved up since we've had 100 degree days for weeks now!
Relax and enjoy your summer stitching. . . . . . whatever it happens to be!
June 19, 2010
Miss Gracie is 30 weeks old today and looking more and more like the big girl she'll be some day. Gone is the puppy face and body, and she is well into getting those feathers Golden Retrievers are so well known for.
I am happy to say she is a real sweet pup near our new grandson, Andrew. In fact she is slightly afraid of him and the sounds he makes. I don't mind, since I'd rather her stay away from him right now any way but she sure is curious! And he smells different than the rest of the kids. . . . . . she noticed that right away!
Our new grandson is doing great and adding the ounces. Our other three sweeties are out of school and busy with their own summer activities. Everyone will be at the house today while we celebrate an early Father's Day with Ron and the boys.
Have a nice weekend!
June 17, 2010
The magazine is available now from what I've heard so if you want it, you better start looking if you don't have a subscription. (Mine came in the mail).
Aside from the twelve I'll so for Little House, there are two for Just Cross Stitch and one not yet released for UNICEF. I promise to update you when that one becomes available.
Happy ornament stitching!
June 16, 2010
June 13, 2010
. . . . . . I collect Cars from the Pixar movie too! Toys aren't just for kids. I fell in love with these precious metals as soon as they came out a few years ago. Ron and I began collecting them immediately and found we had a lot of fun hunting them all down. My favroites are the "girl cars" that are in the picture. They remind me of an ice cream shop and colorful scoops of ice cream.
Don't anyone tell me I ruined their value by taking them out of the box! For us the value is in the enjoyment the grandkids have had playing with them! Darn! I still wish I had my old Barbie doll too! lol. . . . . .
June 9, 2010
Not sure how much work will get done in the weeks ahead!
June 8, 2010
Nikki has a brand new blog! It took a wee bit of convincing to get her to add one more thing to her already busy schedule but I can tell already that she is glad she did. Click on the photo above to take a look at her newest release.
June 7, 2010
June 5, 2010
June 4, 2010
I have put the supply list for "Frosty Flakes" on the LHN web site for anyone interested in making a list before we ship the ornament out. I took this design and mounted it onto Weeks Dye Works Wool in Palomino Houndstooth to give it a real warm feel. I love this color of fabric as it gives white threads the "lift" off the fabric that make things like snowmen and snowflakes stand out.
Hope you like it! This is ornament # 8 which means we're 2/3's of the way through our year of designs.