September 25, 2016


My last post was in April.  :(  I'm not sure if this blog will live on or not.

For now you can find Little House on Facebook 
and in a stitch group with my daughter, Nikki.

I also have an Instagram account.

And of course the actual LHN web site is updated once a month with new patterns.

I hope to see you in one of those spots!


April 16, 2016

April Releases and more........

I know there are still people who check my blog even though we just topped 10,000 likes on Facebook.  That number is staggering!  I guess that means I've been doing this for a while!!  

We just shipped two designs to the distributors.  First is the newest Hometown Holiday, the Schoolhouse.  This one reminds me of my own childhood while living in the Midwest.  I really wanted to put a boy in the design with his tongue stuck to a flag pole but I decided against it.  :)  

Doesn't the plaid fabric make a perfect match?  Vonna does such a great job on these flat finishes.  They work really well in an easel or hung from a knob.

The second one is inspired first by the former president, Franklin Roosevelt and second by Norman Rockwell.  It's titled "Four Freedoms" and taken from the State of the Union address in 1941.  Norman Rockwell created awesome paintings of the Four Freedoms.

So the last little something I have to share with you is a free chart.  I made it for myself then decided to share it for free with anyone who would like to stitch it.  Sometimes life isn't easy and I go looking for Scripture verses or inspirational quotes.  This one pops up all of the time over the internet and reminds me of who I am and provides a source of strength when life seems to be teetering on the edge.

I'm offering it as a blessing to anyone who wishes to receive it.

Happy Stitching,

February 27, 2016

February, etc...........

Living in Arizona, we have seen some really gorgeous weather recently.  It's very inspiring.  After being in the needlework industry for so many years and releasing hundreds of designs, I sometimes wonder if I'll run out of ideas.  

Then along comes beautiful weather and there is inspiration everywhere!

We recently released two new designs.

The first is Red Rooster Inn.
I love the "Inns" that we have done over the years.

Red Rooster Inn
This one is a throwback to years ago....
It's called "The Inn at Fox River Mill" and stands as my all-time favorite Inn.

The Inn at Fox River Mill
Moving on.....our second release is called "Homestead Sampler." 
 I love the combination of lettering and design.

Homestead Sampler
My initials are on the chart but I would suggest you replace them with your own.  The design represents the women who went before us, settling The West and Midwest territories.  The beautiful frame is from Valley House Primitives and is called The Bisbee.  I've used it before and I love it.  The character makes something new look a little older.

There WILL BE a Hoffman exclusive release at the Nashville 2016 Market.  A photo will come later.  There will also be a free chart featuring three new threads from Classic Colorworks with the purchase of those threads.  

Lot's of fun ahead!  Be sure to tell your local shop to be on the look-out for you!

So many have asked what the future holds for Little House and a series.  I have been waiting to get beyond the one year mark on my BC surgery to commit but now that I've designed it, I'm letting the cat out of the bag.  Yes, there will be a new series and it will start in June or July of this year assuming all goes well on my one year scan.  I'm excited!

Happy Stitching!

January 16, 2016

2016 .....a new year

Happy New Year to all of you.  It's never too late, is it?

All is well at the Williams house....
Ron and I are doing well and looking forward to a healthy year ahead.

We released some patterns in December that can be seen on our web site.  

There are two new ones that will be at our distributors soon.
First, Sing to the LORD.  It is the second release in our "These Are My Sheep." line of designs.

I love sheep.

Probably why I design so many of them.

The second design uses a fun deep pink fabric called Red Pear from Weeks Dye Works.  
The design is Loving You and if you would like, you could switch the fabric out easily.  
This design and one from December revive the "All Dolled Up" line of designs that use optional buttons and beads.  It's your choice should you wish to use them.

Vonna has this finished into a sweet pillow.  
Our release last month, Snowy Winter uses the same finish.
The twine tacked at the corners hangs beautifully from a peg or handle.

There are a few of you that have followed Gracie for her entire she is this Christmas......picture perfect for momma so I could get this shot.

Thanks for visiting,