Friday, May 1, 2015

New Release Now at Needlework Shops // Winner of the Sweetheart Tin!!

Hello All,

The market this year was fantastic!!  We had many orders for the Sweetheart Tin and I have been working on kitting for what seems like weeks.  I got sick when I returned from the market and it dragged me down for a month.  Before I  knew it April had arrived.  I was finally done shipping all the orders by the middle of April.  I have just been taking it easy and getting other tasks done not related to business.

Out to shops by the end of April was the newest release "My Spirit's Lift Whenever I Stitch".  This is exactly how I feel when I pick up a needle and thread.  The tray is also available from Retromantic at your local needlework shop.  I am using mine for a small scissors, needle book and various other stitching tools.  Hope you will enjoy stitching this one up.

Thanks so much for all your feedback about blogs vs. Facebook.  For now I guess I will stick with both since the consensus seemed to be that you use both for keeping up with different types of news. 

The winner of the Sweetheart Tin is Nancy Stevens.  Nancy...send me an email with your address and I can send you your gift.  Again thanks all for your comments.  I do enjoy hearing what you think so please continue to post comments on my blog.

Keep your needles flying!


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Nashville 2015

Hello Stitching Friends,

Oh yes, it has been a while!!  I don't know about all of you, but at times I have trouble making decisions so sometimes I just don't do anything.  I was trying to decide whether to change over to Facebook or maintain a blog and that's where the indecision came in.  So I seem to have decided not to keep up with either.  Which do you prefer?  Would you rather see brief posts on Facebook or longer posts on a blog.  Of course you can expect that keeping up with Facebook would by it's very nature be more frequent and not always related to stitching, but then again blogging for me seems to be a medium in which the posting is not as frequent and one needs to have something to say other than "I am now here or I am now doing this...."  So in short I am posting tonight because I am again on my way to the Nashville Needlework Market and want all of you to see what is new and available at the market this weekend.

I arrived in Nashville late this evening and after driving through a bit of snow and sleet arrived at the Embassy Suites safe and sound.  We set up tomorrow and open for business on Friday night.  The new designs are shown below:

Mary Ann Carrington 1834

Reproduction Sampler on 40 count Examplar from Lakeside Linens using AVAS 100/3 silks and Tudor Silks.

Elisabeth Wott 1816

Reproduction Sampler on 35 count Beige Linen from Weeks Dye Works using Needlepoint Silks.

The Earth Is A Feast

Original design on 40 count sand linen from Picture This Plus using Gentle Arts, Weeks Dye Works and Colorworks threads.

Sweetheart Sewing Tin

Show Exclusive Kit Includes: 40 count Heritage Linen from Picture This Plus; Gentle Arts, Weeks Dye Works and Colorworks Threads; and a matching design floss keep and needlecase.

I have one more design that can be pre-ordered at the show, but I don't yet have a picture of it so I can't show you that one yet.  It is a small stitching tray with the verse "My Spirits Lift Whenever I Stitch".  I think you will like it.

So, first let me know what you think about the new releases.  If you like the new designs please let your local needlework shop know and I know they will bring back patterns for you from the market.  I believe most of them check their emails on a regular basis even when at the market because most shops now bring lists to market of what their customers are asking for from designers.  Don't miss out!  Email them and let them know so they can add your favorites to their list.

Second, let me know what you think about shutting down the blog and switching to Facebook to keep you updated on Milady's Needle news.  Where do you go to get your news from designers?  Most of us need to get some things done in our lives so we can't go all over the web to find our news.  What is your preference?

Post a comment with your thoughts and after the market I will have a drawing for a give away for one of the Sweetheart Tins.

Thanks go out to all you loyal followers for continuing to stop by to see if I have posted anything new.

Till Next Time...Keep Those Needles Busy!