Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Releases From St. Charles

Hi All,
I am home exhausted, but we had a wonderful time at the show!! It is always fun to see what everyone has come up with between shows. Seeing the models makes all the difference. I promised to post the pictures of the new items...so here goes:

Halloween Rules is done both as a ruler and a basket band. It's stitched on 40 count R&R Garden State Java with Weeks Dye Works Threads. The instructions for finishing are included in the chart.

Christmas Elegance is done in both a simple Cross Stitch chart and as Asissi work (where the background is stitched instead of the actual pattern). This changes the look of the finished work. The piece is stitched on 40 count River Willow by Lakeside Linens and 35 count Beige by Weeks Dye Works using Crescent C0lours Silks.

ABC 123 is designed with the quilter/cross stitcher in mind. It is stitched on 30 count Tin Roof by Weeks Dye Works using Gentle Arts Simply Wool. It is mounted on Weeks Dye Works Houndstooth Wool Fabric with the Blanket Stitch. It was fun to stitch.

Winter is Past is stitched on 36 Count Sand Dune by Lakeside Linens Silks using Au Ver A Soie. The lovely bright colors add to the charm.

Trade Show Special: In The Garden. This piece was only offered at the show, so you will find this kit at shops that attended the market. Although this will again be offered at the Nashville Market in 2010, you will probably need to look around to find a needlework shop that carries this cute box. It comes as a complete kit. It is stitched on 40 Count Vintage Butter Cream from Lakeside Linens.

I hope you like the new releases and will ask your shop to carry Milady's Needle Designs.
Till next time...may your stitching bring you many rewards. Gloria

Friday, September 25, 2009

Hello From The St. Charles Market

Hello All,

Here I am at the St. Charles Needlework Market!! It's been a busy day setting up the booth and getting ready for the influx of customers that we hope will inundate us tomorrow. Sylvia, Kim and I have already been shopping during the early bird shopping hours. They have both put a dent in their wallets, while I have been good so far.

We are excited to see how people will like the new items including Halloween Rules, Christmas Elegance, ABC 123, Winter Is Past and the new Adam & Eve box. I will post pictures as soon as I am able.

I brought my laptop with me and my husband has not downloaded all my pictures so I will have to post them by taking pictures of the pictures I have with me and post them. Hopefully tomorrow night. The light in the hotel room is very yellow, so I am not sure how good the pictures will turn out.

If you want to see the new things before tomorrow go to Sylvia's blog. She took pictures earlier this afternoon and is posting them as we speak. Go to http://runningwithneedles-sylvie.blogspot.com/.

Stitch faster...a lot of new stuff will be calling your name!!