Another week gone - it finally feels like we may be having spring weather! The new designs this week are full of spring related themes and bunnies galore! Check out all that's new this week at NewThisWeek. Don't forget to also check the Merchant Mall to see what's coming next week.
The FramingGallery has also been updated and includes a doorhanger and a pillow as well as a number of pieces that Tonia has framed in the last couple of weeks.
I got a piece in the mail to frame - it's my Emerald but it's done all in Purples. Shown here, let me know if you'd like the colorway - I have it and will also be happy to kit it or send you the threads if you're a "purple person" - it'd be a great set of threads to change Aquamarine to as well. If you look closely, you may notice this version of Emerald is turned and the top left of the purple is at the top right of the Emerald - it looks better this way to me. It's interesting to look at them side by side and see the difference color makes...
Here's a photo of my "personal stitching" - what I'm doing just for the sheer pleasure of it - Blackbird's Anniversaries of the Heart Series...Each month a new house pattern will be released and I'm stitching my own village on a yard of 20 ct linen. It's really fun and I'll be including special people and events on my piece with initials, names, and dates.
Here's a close-up
Just a reminder about photography & color - you can't always trust a photo - notice how different the fabric looks in the above pictures? It's the same piece of fabric...the true color is closer to the bottom photo - the fabric is Weeks Dye Works 20 ct Cappuccino and I'm using 3 strands of floss over two threads. I'm almost done with the first two months and will be anxiously waiting for the next pattern to be released...
Next Friday, April 2nd, is our "First Friday Stitch-A-Long" - although it's Good Friday, the shop will be open regular hours and the SAL group will meet. Hope to see a lot of you there.