Saturday, September 29, 2018

Congratulations to the winners of the Sweetheart Sewing Tin!!

Helen & PJ

Sweetheart Sewing Tin
Please contact me with your email address so that we can communicate about your prize.  You can private message me on Facebook, or email me at the address listed in my profile.  If you do not claim the prize another entrant's name will be drawn.  

To those of you who did not win.  All is not lost .  Contact your local needlework shop or any of the online shops where you purchase supplies and ask them to order the kit.  Remember, I will only be taking orders for this kit until the end of October.  The kits will begin shipping to shops starting the first week in December.   After the first of the year they will no longer be available.

Thank-you for your nice comments about Milady's Needle Designs.

All the best,


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sweetheart Sewing Tin Retirement & Give Away

Hello All,

I am announcing the retirement of the Sweetheart Sewing Tin Kit.  Those of you familiar with Milady's Needle know that I don't usually retire any of my patterns or kits.  Unfortunately, I will only be able to get the matching wooden needle cases till the end of the year.  So, I am sending a message to all shops who have purchased this kit in the past, so they can stock up before it is gone forever.

In case you don't know what this sweet sewing tin looks like I have attached a photo for you.

Sweet Heart Sewing Tin
The kit comes with the tin, 40 count linen fabric, floss, matching thread card and matching needle case. The pattern and finishing instructions are of course included too.

If you are interested in  purchasing this kit, please let your local needlework shop know.  If you don't have a local shop, email me and I will give you a list of shops who have carried this kit in the past.

Now for the give away...

Make a comment below and you will be entered to win this kit.  Two full kits will be given away in a random drawing.  To give people plenty of time to enter; the drawing will take place next week.

Also, if any of you have stitched this kit, I would love to see pictures of your finished sewing tin.

In the meantime...keep those needles busy!


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Attic Summer School Postscript

Hello Stitching Friends,

The Attic Needlework Shop held it's annual summer school the last full weekend of August this year.  We had a lot of fun and all the classes were really wonderful.  I am sure that a lot of you have already seen a lot of pictures of the class offerings as well as pictures of the attendees enjoying their time with the teachers and each other.  There seemed to be a lot of social media posts online about summer school.

A lot of great teacher's shared their expertise including Linda Danielson of Sampler's Remembered, Vickie & Meagan Jennett of NeedleWork Press, Tanya Brockmeyer of The Scarlet House, Linda Vinson of Needlemade Designs, and Nancy Mills of Five Times Blessed

We also had an attendee who is a wonderful needlework designer and teacher in her own right and that is Nicola Parkman from Hands Across The Sea.  She joined us at the teacher's table and we had a wonderful time looking at her work on her latest reproduction.

  From front around clockwise: 
Nicola, Gloria, Tanya, Linda D, Linda V (standing), 
Meagan, Vickie & Jean Lea.

My project was called  Sampler Memories Snippet Roll.  If you don't know what a snippet roll "snippet rolls" or go to Pinterest and search there.  You will see many beautiful snippet rolls that many people have crafted in their own style.  I chose to cross stitch my design and it is more orderly than most.  That's just my slightly obsessive personality coming out in my art.  Anyway, below there are two pictures of the project.

The sampler reproduction from which this project came is one that has no name or date.  So I was unable to research anything about the maker.  It's a beautiful little piece which was stitched in 2 1/2 weeks by Robert Harris.  There is a second sampler which is definitely related to this one and both are in my collection.  I hope to have both ready for the Nashville Market in 2019.  The one below will definitely be released at the market.

May Health and Peace Attend Your Days
That's all the news for now.  I hope you like the project, which can be taught at your local guild or shop next year after the market.  Let your local shop or your guild workshop chairperson know you are interested in this project so they can contact me to schedule a class.

All the best,


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Nashville New Release & Milady's Needle Sabatical

Hello Sampler Friends,

Last year was a really busy, hectic year and so I decided at the end of the year that it was time to take a sabbatical.  During 2018 I will be taking a year to make some much needed personal and professional changes so that I can return next year with renewed enthusiasm for my work and renewed energy in my life.  It is a year to take stock and see which direction I want to go next in this life journey.  

So...what does this mean for Milady's Needle???  It simply means that I won't be producing any new designs this year.  I will be filling orders for shops as usual, so all my patterns will still be available at your local needlework shop.  I will be doing Summer School at the Attic Needlework Shop as that is a yearly event that I just can't miss.  So if you plan to attend that, I will see you there with  a new reproduction that is in the works.

All that said..I do have one sampler that was reproduced last year for a class and has not yet been released to the general public.  I have had several requests for this sampler and so the decision was made to release "Ann Emptage 1845" at the Nashville Needlework Market.  While I am not exhibiting this year; the pattern will be available at the market.  For shop will find this new release in Suite #504 with Needlework Press.  The antique sampler will be there as a model for you to view.  Feel free to re-post this picture on your website or blog to let your customers know about this new release.

Ann Emptage 1845

This sampler is a really beautiful work of art and it is reproduced on Vintage Buttercream Lakeside Linen using Needlepoint Silks.  The pattern includes some history regarding Ann and her family.  I do hope you will stop by the Suite #504 and visit Ann.  

For those of you who want to stitch this beauty be sure to let your local needlework shop know you wish to order this pattern so they can put it on their list.  Most shops bring lists to markets these days as there just isn't enough time to get to every booth.  

As I said...I won't be exhibiting in Nashville this year and I hadn't planned on attending.  I was thinking about how much I would miss being there this year and then something unexpected happened.  Two close friends purchased a needlework shop last year and they are attending their first market as new shop owners.  So, they asked if I would like to come and help them shop.  I of course said I would be delighted!!  So, I will see my colleagues after all and join in the excitement of the market in a different way this year.  I am looking forward to having fun with my friends too.

Until next time...keep those needles busy.

All the best,