Well, the holidays are over, although you can't tell it by my living room. Here is a picture of my Milady's Needle Ornament Tree. We are just now taking down the Christmas decorations. There is never enough time. My husband says we should just leave them up all year since we don't seem to be able to get them up until the week of Christmas.
I am working away on several new things for the upcoming market. Finally My Little Bees Ruler Pocket is finished and ready to make the trip to Nashville. Yeah!!
Now all that is left of these series are the baskets for the Acorn, Quaker and Bees. There is alot of stitching on them, so I have very few volunteers to stitch these models. I stitched the Strawberries basket and it did take me awhile. Anyone interested in stitching any of the baskets? Here is a picture of the Strawberries basket and accessories. As you can see the basket is stitched on both top and bottom. But I think it's so pretty when it's done. I will probably end up stitching them myself.
I have also finished a stitcher's pocket, needlebook and scissors fob to go with the ABC Come Stitch With Me series that was released in the December 2008 Just Cross Stitch Magazine. So the charts for the ruler, floss tag, stitcher's pocket, needlebook and scissors fob will be all in one pattern. The picture is of the ruler and floss tag that was pictured in the JCS magazine. So, this pattern will also be on it's way to Nashville.
Two new releases will introduce Milady's Needle Pendants. The first two patterns will be quaker designs. They will be stitched over one on 36 count Luna from Lakeside Linens and will be kitted with fabric, silk floss and a jewlery frame. I think these will look quite nice with any clothing you wear as you can purchase extra frames to do more of the designs in any fabric and fibers you like. Accessorize your wardrobe with matching stitched jewelry.
The last of the five new releases will be Milady's Schoolroom Primer. It is stitched on 4o Count Vintage Buttercream by Lakeside Linens. The kit will come with a hornbook, fabric, silks, parchment Alphabets, charted design and finishing directions. Both sides of the hornbook will be used for finishing. When you see the final design I think you will be pleased.
Well, that's all the news from the castle. I hope you are getting many long days of stitching this winter.