Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New Designs In the Works

Hello Friends,

Well, the last post I did was supposed to be on my personal blog as I am not sure how many of you are really all that interested in what I am stitching for friends or what I am reading or for that matter how I am feeling on any given day.  :)  I wondered where that post went on my personal blog and searched for it everywhere.  Guess I didn't think to look at this blog.  So, if you wondered why I was telling you all that was an oops moment.  :)

So, back to Milady's Needle doings.  The Summer Sampler Soiree at the Attic was simply wonderful!!  I had a great time teaching the finishing of the pin cushion and scissors fob.  Whilte I was teaching the class, I realized that my finishing technique for this piece is different enough that it would be a good teaching project rather than simply releasing it as a pattern. All the designers have agreed not to release their Soiree pieces for one year.  So I decided to release this design as a teaching piece and will be starting to schedule classes at the Nashville Needlework Market in 2013.  Classes will be scheduled beginning the fall of 2013.  I hope that some of the shops there will be interested and those of you who belong to guilds, please be sure to let your workshop chairperson know that Milady's Needle will be teaching the Garden Delight Pin Cushion and Fob.  They can contact me at

I am busy getting ready for the October Online Show.  I didn't attend the Baltimore Market this year, but I am looking forward to the next fall market being back in the middle of the country again.  I would love to return to St. Charles, Missouri, but I am not sure where the market is going to be next fall.  I am sure we will know by the Nashville Market, which is in February. 

In the meantime I am working on completing a few new things.  I have Christmas Ornaments in the works as well as Ann Smith Blockley's Needlework Accessories.  I am working on two reproductions and hope to have them complete for the Nashville Market.  If you read the Attic Needlework Newsletter, you will have seen a picture of these samplers.  Here is a sneak peak of M. Woods. 

The first picture is of the front of the sampler and the second is of the back of the sampler.  Look at those colors pop!!  I love looking at the back of the antique samplers.  The colors are so rich and bright.  I know that a lot of you love the older, softer look on the front, so never fear, I will include the softer colors in the final chart.  I think that she is going to be lovely with the original colors. 

The exciting thing about this sampler is that it is also going to be pictured in Joanne Lukacher's upcoming book about the samplers of Norfolk, England which will be published by In The Company of Friends.  I won't tell you too  much about this now except to say it will be available in February of 2013.  I will tell you more when I know more about the book.

A sneak peak of the other sampler in the works will be posted at a later date.  Don't you just get excited about new reproductions!!  I do and I love to look at what other designers are reproducing.  Several new ones were released at the Baltimore Market.  Look for all the latest reproductions at your local needlework shop.

Until Next Time,



  1. Your new projects look wonderful. I'll look forward to seeing them released!

  2. lovely sneak peaks ... wish mine looked as good as that back , getting there though ;) its a pity you don't do classes in the UK so I shall have to be patient and wait for them being released :) love mouse xxxx

    1. I would love to do classes in the UK, but I haven't been asked. :) I have never been to England and that is on my travel bucket list as well as Ireland and Scotland. Afterall, my ancestry includes some Scotch/Irish, English Welsh and French. Someday...