Yes indeed, it's that time again. I usually don't put out pictures of new products before the needlework markets, but my local needlework shop owner suggested that customers like to see what's coming out so they can let the LNS know what they are interested in purchasing. This way shops can bring a list to market and know just what to buy. So, for the first time I am releasing pictures before the market starts this weekend. If anything strikes your fancy, be sure to let your LNS know so the shop owner will be sure to bring the item home with them from the market.
The first three new releases are Christmas ornaments. Two are from my long neglected Buttoned Christmas Series. I didn't realize that I haven't added to that series since 2006. So I have released two new patterns for those of you who like that series.
The first is Hark The Herald Angels Sing. The model is stitched on 30 Count Weeks Dye Works Tin Roof Linen using Weeks Dye Works Floss.
The Second new ornament is called A Merry Little Christmas. The model is stitched on 40 count Vintage Cedar Plank by Lakeside Linens using Weeks Dye Works and Gentle arts floss.
Now, for the book lover who doesn't want to lose his or her place, the next design is the perfect quick gift yourself or a friend. The design for Elegant Corner Bookmarks is an idea from Kim Lewis and designed by Milady's Needle. The models are stitched on a 32 count linen called "Paper Linen" from Vikki Clayton Hand-Dyed Fibers. The linen is very stiff and two pieces come in the kit along with Gloriana silk threads in two different colors. I have included the finishing instructions with pictures so that you will easily be able to finish these by yourself.
The last design is my personal favorite. Since my trip to Scotland this past April was so wonderful, I wanted to design something to commemorate my first trip overseas. The design is entitled Thistle Patch Sewing Box and is stitched on 40 Count Legacy Linen from Picture This Plus using Gloriana Silks. The color names are most appropriately named Thistle Patch, Thistle Green and Thistle Orange. I have included extensive finishing instructions with color photos to help you complete the project yourself. I hope you like this design as much as I do.
I am still working on Mary Carrington who I hope will be ready before the end of the year. That was the plan anyway. Below is a full picture of the antique.
Milady's Needle has a new product line that we are introducing at the St. Charles Needlework market. Kim Lewis is the designer and we are distributing these cute needlework accessories. These really are a surprise for those who attend market so I will post pictures as soon as possible after the market.
Well, I hope you like my new offerings and that you will find something you like. Please let your LNS know of your interest so that they are sure to stop by to see us at the St. Charles Market this weekend. They want more guidance as to what you want to stitch. Often it's a real dilemma what to bring home to you, so give them your feedback.
Please let me know what you think.
Until Next Time...Keep Those Needles Busy!