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February 25, 2013

Hometown Holiday - a Duo!

I am so excited to share a photo of cube #2 with you. . . . "Main Street Station."  I placed it with "My House", the first design that will be getting into shops soon.  This is not the photo of the pattern cover, just a peek at what they look like together.


"Caroling Quartet" is the third design and will be followed by a Sweet Shop.  I'm stitching that one now!  I'm thinking some ceramic trees places around the cubes  would look really nice.  :)

We will ship "Main Street Station" in the middle of March.

Diane

53 comments:

  1. I love both of them! I'm going to have to put a standing order in at my LNS for this series.

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  2. love them both!! denise

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  3. Charlotte5:24 PM

    Diane, I love these! I have a question for you, if I may. I have glaucoma and it is very difficult for me to stitch on linen anymore. Can you suggest a comparable fabric? Thank you!

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    1. Charlotte I have heard of a few aida woven fabrics that may work for you. The one I am leaning toward though is this one: http://www.123stitch.com/cgi-perl/itemdetail.pl?item=123-2677Y The web site says linen aida and the DMC equivalent is 3864. What do you think? Would the white show up?

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    2. Charlotte4:38 PM

      Thank you, Diane. I will check this out. Linen is such a beautiful choice for cross stitch, but it is impossible for me . . . perhaps this will be a good substitution. :- )

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  4. I love them together. What a cute series so far!

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  5. Love this series! :)

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  6. Hi Diane,
    I think this will be a lovely series!
    We all like Disney a lot (the French - Paris version as we live in Europe) and it made me think of the Main Street Station :-).
    Will be adding this one to my stash :-).
    Kind greetings,
    Ann

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  7. Deliziose, molto molto belle............
    silvana

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  8. Ohhh it keeps going better and better. Love this new series (I just love series LOL)

    BTW. When 80 days around the world was released you said that there would be coming more bookcovers ... is there a new one released this year?

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    1. Thank you. . . . and not sure on the question about the books. More are on the drawing board but it's a matter of timing in our ability to produce them.

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    2. Thanks for the answer. On the drawing board sounds already good :-)
      And you already are keeping us busy with all those new beauties !!

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  9. This is just so gorgeous, Diane... Wish it was November, already.

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    1. Mine are sitting out. :) But just think, by winter you'll have quite a few to display!

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  10. I love these!!! Super cute, my friend!

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  11. Diane, I just love your train in #2. You design so well. This really caught my eye, though! Cathryn

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  12. This is such a unique series and I'm loving it so much! I can already picture a display of these at Christmas. I have some bottle brush trees that would look wonderful placed between the cubes. Are you using the same fabric for the backing on all of your cubes?
    I'm really looking forward to the Caroling Quartet!

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    1. I agree with bottle brush trees. . . . . very nice! I've used different fabrics for the backs and I'm doing them with different bows. Of course bows are optional. . . . I just wanted them to look like little presents. :)

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  13. Anonymous3:25 PM

    Wow Wow Wow I am so loving this series, it reminds me of my village that I put up at christmas. Cant wait to get these..:-)
    Debbie

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  15. Oh Diane, If I didn't have enough cross stitch projects this year from you (the cute sheep) and your daughter (Santa's Village) ;) but this village is to cute to pass on....

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  16. This has to be one if my top favorite series. absolutely love it!!!!!!! Do you have any idea how many there will be to complete the series???

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    1. Thank you! I'm sorry but I have no idea how many pieces there will be. It will be an ongoing series that I will design for until the ideas run out!

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  17. Awww! So cute. Can I get a copy of it? Way cute!! Please continue with this series, my heart says you will never run out of ideas! You are heading to right direction. Keep it up Diane! :)

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    1. You will need to purchase the series through your local shop. Sorry, but we are wholesale only. :)

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  18. I have stitched the house and now I want to make a cube, but with what kind of tool do you cut the Styrofoam. I can't get it even, its all bubbly

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    1. Carin. . . . .go slow and use a serrated knife (it has teeth). Score the top first to create your cutting line. From that point on I stick the knife in vertically and go up and down. When it gets closer to getting cut all of the way through I go back to using the knife horizontally. Patience is the key. If you rush the cutting it will crack off and create indents. Hope this helps.

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    2. Thanks Diane, I will give it a try. Hope I can do it right.

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    3. Remember to just go slow!

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    4. Thanks Diane ... it worked !! Just put a picture on my blog. Thanks again for the wonderful tip you gave about the knife and to work slow !!

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    5. You did it! I saw the finish and it looks great! Nothing to fear from cubes any more. :)

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  19. Love this series. I am on "automatic" at my LNS, but haven't started stitching them yet. My question, and I hope I'm not repeating one that has already been asked, is will all the designs be stitched on the same color and count linen?

    Thanks for answering everyone's questions and offering suggestions.

    Bobbi

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  20. Everything you need to know about the series is on our web site, including a tutorial showing you how to make a cube. Info can be found here: http://www.littlehouseneedleworks.com/hometownholiday.html

    Happy Stitching!!! :)

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  22. They are lovely. Both designs are awesome. I'd love to keep them with me on both of my homes.

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  23. Good morning Diane, I shall want to embroider all models on the meme cloth, be able you to say to me how much it there aura of models in any thank you

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    1. If I understand the question. . . you are asking how many charts there will be in the series? That I do not know. It is an ongoing series that I hope will last a number of years.

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  24. ah ok because I wanted to put everything on the same canvas, and suddenly I do not know what size to canvas! thank you Diane

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    1. I'm not sure this is a good idea. I have tried to keep the design sizes relative to one another but they are not exact. Wait before making that decision.

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  25. ok thank you Diane ! and thank for the beautiful models !

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

Diane