It's the first of the year, a time when I look at the new release schedule and make plans for the months ahead. This year I have decided to share a bit of what is being planned.
In no particular order. . . . . . .
Adam and Eve - this is the portion that you see at the bottom of the Elizabeth Hancock Sampler. It is the people, plants and tree from the design and does not include the grass and lambs.
Spring and Summer Band Samplers - this will complete the four seasons set (released separately).
Louisa B. Snow - at last we will be publishing the Snow sampler. You may remember that Louisa is a descendant of the Mayflower. I am planning to offer two different color ways for this design. . . . .original colors (or close to them) and Diane's alternative palette.
Olde Nantucket - this design was inspired by an antique box that I researched the genealogy on for a friend. The box actually said "Nantucket March 1829". What inspiration!
Mary Ann Myers - a wonderful reproduction chart featuring SIX birds! It's American in origin.
Those are just some of the designs you can expect in the months ahead. And of course, there is an ornament a month too. Next month we release Tree Farm.
Now onto "other things". . . . . . .the pattern called "My Lady" that we ship next week has endless possibilities for finishing. But I came up with another idea that I wish I had shared earlier. Change the browns in her clothing to various shades of white/cream/taupe/tans. . . . . make her very antique looking (you'll need a darker fabric to pull this off). Then string tiny bridal flowers onto invisible thread to make a garland to extend from one hand to another. Suspend a photo in a charm from the center of a newly married couple on their wedding day, or an antique photo of parents or grandparents to present as an anniversary gift.
Some times my mind just never shuts off. . . . . .