It has been a busy summer with a lot of work and some fun thrown in for good measure. I can't believe it's already August - it'll be holiday season before we know it!
I'm heading to the mid-west on my big summer road trip next week. For someone who doesn't enjoy long car trips, I'm actually looking forward to the drive and some relaxing time behind the wheel. I'll be exhibiting at the TNNA show in St Charles, Missouri and then going to Chicago to attend the national ANG Seminar. I'm so excited! I hope I can fit all the patterns and kits in the car and still have room for clothes and my current stitching project(s), not necessarily in that order!
While I'm in Chicago, I'm planning to visit needlework shops and quilt shops! I'll also be teaching at Tomorrow's Heirlooms - I'm developing a new Mystery Project/Class and the students at this shop will be the first class (no long distance students...). More details and info for everyone later this year...stay tuned or contact me to be put on an "Interest List".
Pre-order the new designs now through the Website or reply to this email. Also, read the bottom of the email under all the photos for information on the Color of the Month Club.
These are the designs I will be releasing August 15, 2014. They are available for pre-order now through the e-store or Contact Me. Pre-orders will have priority and will ship in the order they are received
Ripple Rotation 1 - Pattern $20, Complete Kit $119
The first in a series of charts where the design will consist of "small waves of color (Ripples)" that will be "rotated" to create a larger design. Pattern is written for the design and also includes suggestions for alternate layouts. Stitched completely with overdyed Vineyard Silks from ThreadworX. Design Size 8x8
Read more about this series and see additional photos on my Blog
Yule Logs - Pattern $15, Complete Kit $131
Adding to the Seasonal Log series, Yule Logs is the first "Holiday" Logs design. Stitched with Watercolours and accents of Kreinik #12 Braids, Overdyed Vineyard Silk and Pearl Cotton from ThreadworX, and a skein of Waterlilies. Design Size 9.25x9.25
Copper & Turquoise - Pattern $15, Complete Kit $104
Copper & Turquoise is the latest design in the Jewels & Gemstones series. Stitched with a variety of threads and stitches. Design Size 8x8
Sherwood Garden - Pattern $15, Complete Kit $82
A former teaching piece, Sherwood Garden is the latest in the Destinations Collection and is stitched with a variety of stitches, texture, and thread. Four additional colorways are included in the pattern. Design Size 6x10
Color Delights - Orchid - Pattern $10, Complete Kit $30
Orchid is #38 of the Color Delights Series and uses threads from Rainbow Gallery and ThreadworX with accents of DMC floss.
Earlier Summer Release - (in case you missed it!) Colorwaves is still making a big splash!
Stitched with a variety of threads to create a lot of texture and sparkle.
Design size is 12x12 on 18ct canvas.
Complete Kit $177, Pattern Only $38
Color of the Month Club
Do you know about the Color of the Month Club? It’s ongoing and you can join anytime. Get a little TLC in your mailbox every month!
The Color of the Month Club was originally part of the Thread Lovers Club and continues now as a way to collect the Color Delights kits. A variety of threads are chosen to coordinate with each other in a monochromatic fashion and then used as inspiration for a Color Delights design. This is a great way to try new stitches and threads, get a fun pattern which can be used in a multitude of ways, and collect a fantastic assortment of different threads.
There are two options - you can elect to get New Titles Only (1 per quarter) or get one kit per month (Colors previously released will be sent in the months there are not a new Color). Already have some of the Color Delights? Just let me know which ones and I won't send you anything you already have! Members of the Club receive a complete kit (pattern, canvas, and threads) for $30 plus $4 postage (US). This is a savings of $4-6 per kit. Email me to sign up now!
Hope you’re having a stitchy Summer – hope you’re staying cool!