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January 13, 2013

Hometown Holiday!

Weekends are better for blog browsing so I decided to announce the new line of designs coming to LHN today instead of waiting any longer!  HOMETOWN HOLIDAY is a winter stitcher's playground of little buildings and scenes that you can make as dimensional objects or frame.  But then use your creativity once you see the designs and you decide how you wish to feature them.


This isn't a series like the sheep virtues or the three years of ornaments. . . . . this is a permanent addition to the Little House line of patterns which means it doesn't have an end until I simply decide I won't design any more.  I can't see that happening any time soon!

OK. . . .so the first one is called MY HOUSE.  It's a house (of course) and has an area for personalizing the design.  We've provided the alphabet.  As you will see in a few weeks time, the design was made into a stand-up cube using general craft foam.  I will be providing an online tutorial on the LHN web site for finishing.  It is sooooo easy!  Easier actually than all of the steps needed to finish the wool pillows for the sheep!  And there is NO sewing so anyone can do this.  This design will ship mid-February.

The second design is called MAIN STREET STATION.  See where this is going?  We're building a little town, one design at a time in cross stitches.  

The things you need to know . . . . . we won't publish in this line every month.  There will be gaps.   The second thing you need to know is that I do not recommend this for whole cloth stitching at this time.  Maybe a year down the road you could place some of the designs together and create your own scene but not at this time.  I am designing randomly to create this little town so pieces will be coming out here and there and may not "fit" together on one cloth.

I hope you will enjoy this new line of designs.  I am having a wonderful time designing and stitching them!

We are shipping the first sheep this week along with another full sized design.  We'll post photos of the other design soon!

Happy Stitching,
Diane


33 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see this series unfold. Brilliant idea!

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  2. Love, love, LOVE the hometown holiday! Can't wait to see what all the town is made up of. Thanks for the preview on this blog.

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  3. WOW! I think I am going to love this one! Can't wait to see and hear more.

    Sue

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  4. Ohhhh!!! I can't wait! This is going to be sooooo much fun. :)

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  5. Very cute and homey. :-)

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  6. How exciting and I can't wait to see them all! So cute too!

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  7. i love it, i love it, i love it<3 !

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  8. OMG what a wonderful series this will be !! If I read it correctly... each design in this series will not be the same stitch size ?

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    1. Right. Expect squares and rectangles both vertical and horizontal. It's going to be fun!

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    2. Thanks Diane. I know it will be a lot of fun because that are all your desings !!

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  9. Wonderful idea !!! I love it!

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  10. It's wonderful!! Meraviglioso!!!

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  11. Can't wait to see them as they're released!

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  12. Great idea - and lovely, too!

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  13. Sounds like fun! Enjoy designing. I look forward to stitching. Happy Stitching!

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  14. It looks good. I still need to find an online shop that ships to the UK.

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  15. Loving this series already! Looking forward to the next releases and building the village building by building!

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  16. Great idea! What fabric are you working on?

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    1. We'll be releasing details soon!

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  17. Diane, what are we going to do with you? LOL! I'm already doing Nikki's Santa's Village and your Sheep Virtues, and you tempt us with this. I cannot wait to get these in my hot little hands! Thank you so much for keeping us all entertained. I admire you and Nikki so much for your great ideas and creativity.

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  18. Thank you ALL for the compliments and words of encouragement. This is a really fun series and I'm stitching the models! What does that tell you? lol. . .

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  19. This is such an awesome idea!! I can't wait to see the series progress. I think I'm doomed, lol!

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  20. I can't wait to see how this unfolds. Hope you will consider having a lighthouse as part of the series. I love lighthouses!

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  21. I was so excited to read this that I skipped half the words! LOL I immediately imagined them as standups. I was delighted to see (when I took the time to read everything) that was how you had envisioned them. I have cats so buying those beautiful, fragile houses to put under the tree, on a table, etc. wouldn't be prudent. This sounds like the perfect solution! I look forward to stitching them all!!

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  22. Greet idea this time again!!! I like your designs ALL!!!
    in waiting!!!

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  23. Anonymous10:48 PM

    thanks for share..

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  25. This is really a wonderful idea i will share it with my family?
    resort samoa

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  26. I can't wait to see how this unfolds. Hope you will consider having a lighthouse as part of the series. I love lighthouses!

    Theme Parks Tips

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Thank you so much for taking time from your day to drop me a line or two!

Diane