Monday, July 29, 2013

Summer is just sailing by!

Wow, we are at the end of July already.  It seems like the summer just got started and now it's almost August. Of course that means school is just around the corner and I'm sure kids everywhere are just thrilled (I know mine are.......NOT!!!). Of course this means Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before you know it. I know, I'm not ready to think about Christmas yet either, but if you are going to stitch for the holidays, now is the time to do so.

Take a look at some of the new designs that will be arriving in the shop soon.

From Bobbie G. Designs
 Halloween: Season of the Witches
This is one of my favorite new Halloween designs.
It looks like a witch party.

Meet Jack
He looks too cool with his pipe.
From Abby Rose Designs
Angels Unaware
I have always loved this saying and this sampler is beautiful.
From Country Cottage Needleworks
Up Up and Away
I have never wanted to go up in a hot air balloon but
stitching one would be ok. This design is too cute!

Santa's Village #9 - Santa's Sleighworks
The newest addition in the Santa's Village series.
I just love the flying reindeer button.
From Cross Stitching Art
The Siren of the Deep
What a peaceful looking mermaid.
Makes me wish I was floating in the pool right now.
From Imaginating
Angels Welcome
I believe that this could be adapted into a
wonderful birth announcement.

Let's Be Friends
Perfect for any cat lover.

Rose Quilt
The roses are simply lovely

Seaside Wreath
Look at all the shells. It really makes me want
to go to the beach and search for some.
From Keslyn's
Quilted Christmas and Ornaments
My favorite part about this design is how they finished it.
It looks great!
From Pickle Barrel Designs
This is soooo true for anyone who serves our country.
From Silver Creek Samplers
Sing a Sampler #4
Makes you want to sing doesn't it?
Also, makes me think of "The Sound Of Music" which I just love!!
From Stoney Creek
 Heirloom Wedding Sampler              Twins Birth Sampler       
Two great samplers: one celebrating marriage and the other the birth of twins.
It is really nice to see a birth announcement for twins. My best friend
will probably wish that this had been available 13 years ago.
      Birds of the Month: July      Birds of the Month: August
Only 4 more birds to go and the series will be complete.
From Lizzie Kate (arriving in mid August)
Jingles Flip-It #10 - Love                          Jingles Flip-It #11 - Joy
Jingles Flip-It #12 - Let it Snow (not pictured)
Remember, the Jingles can be stitched individually or all together.
Merry String Snippet
Thankful String Snippet
I like both of the "snippet" designs but my favorite is the Thankful one.
I love Thanksgiving despite the fact that Halloween and Christmas
seem to get all the attention.
Santa 2013 - Jolly Old Soul
Lizzie Kate's annual Santa.
Tiny Tidings XVIII
A wonderful collection of small Christmas designs.
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I finally finished the baseball sampler that I have been working on forever.
It's called "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" from Little House Needleworks.
The only change I made was the fabric. I used 28ct. Ancient from Picture This Plus.
 Both my husband and son really liked this piece and can't wait until it is framed.
The picture is not the greatest. It looks much better in person but
you get the idea. I'm just thrilled to have it done.
On to the next project!
Have a great week and keep stitching!!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

The weather today....HOT!

The heat has finally arrived. I really dislike the temperatures when they hit 90 and above (especially with high humidity). It's too hot to do anything except stay indoors with the air conditioning. Which is fine since I have plenty of things that need to be done in the house. Today, I am going to start cleaning out some "junk" drawers. Hard to believe that I actually have more than one. Of course, I don't think they started out as junk drawers, it just happened over time (like say...the last 13 yrs.). Can't imagine what I'll find. Hopefully, I'll be able to stitch a little this afternoon or evening. I am getting so close to finishing my baseball sampler and I'm ready to have it done so that I can move on to my next project.

Below are some new designs that will be coming out soon.

From Widgets & Wool Primitives
Needles & Pins

Santa's New Elves
From Little House Needleworks
Little Sheep Virtues: Patience
From Bobbie G. Designs
A Day at the Beach

We Gather Together
From Cherished Stitches
Fairest Flower Series

      May: Rose                               June: Strawberry
From Misty Hill Studio
Apples & Gingham

     Little Fall                     Little Summer  

Harvest Moon
From Cherry Hill Stitchery
Fall Owl
See You in the Pumpkin Patch
From MarNic Designs
Owl Welcome
From Heart in Hand
What's the Skinny                                Thanksgiving Blessing                     
on Halloween                                                                                          

From Heartstring Samplery
Love Makes Everything Better                         A Weaver's Shuttle                 

From Nora Corbett
 Buttercup                                                Faerie: Summer Love

From Cross Stitching Art
Winter Elegance
From Designs by Gloria & Pat
Christmas Favorite (Precious Moments)
From The Vickery Collection
Gothic St. Andrews Cross

Ribbon Wreath and Ornaments
From Ink Circles
Alchemical Romance
From Bent Creek
Pieces of Autumn
Coral Winged Owl
Welcome to Our Home Series Pt. 2
Snapper: Welcome
From Elizabeth's Designs
Harvest Moon Cottage

Antique Flower Sampler

L is for Leaves                          M is for Melody
From Kathy Barrick Designs
Bee Study

A Fine Farm


Noahs Ark Sampler

Riley Harbor
From Threadwork Primitives
A Bee's Gathering

Ann's Sampler
From Plum Street Samplers
Yuletide Welcome

From White Willow Stitching
Tribal Cauldron

Tribal Teapot
Anime sun with smiling face   Anime sun with smiling face
Have a great week everyone!