Quaker Spring Acorns are released! Both were stitched on R&R Reproductions 30 ct Vintage Grey! I stitched Quaker Swan with GAST Mediterranean Sea and Quaker Tulip in GAST Rose Garden. They were fun designs to stitch and I love the frame I choose for Quaker Swan, just seems to bring out the swirl of the feathers! Many thanks to Connie Van Camp for the lovely pincushion finish for Quaker Tulip.
I also belatedly want to announce my May release of Patriotic Letters. The sweetness of this design is that it can be stitched for any country. The little patriotic stripe on each letter can be changed to your country’s flag colors. Change the letter colors to match your Nation’s colors. This is everyone’s Patriotic Letters and I look forward to seeing Flag stitched up in colors from outside the United States as well as patriotic stitchers from the US!
Mary Kathryn of Impie, Hattie and Bea created a Stitcher’s Pocket just for Patriotic Letters and it’s lovely. She was also the model stitcher for this piece and matched the threads to the Stitcher’s Pocket. However if you aren’t finishing the design into the pocket than please use whichever Red, White and Blue threads that call to you. I am hoping some of the prim stitchers prim this piece up so I can see how they changed it around. I always enjoy seeing everyone’s vision for my designs. Share them with me so I can highlight them on my blog.
What is everyone else stitching on these days? I think I have startitis! LOL I was working on the second Loose Feathers by Blackbird Designs and then started their new patriotic design Full Glory. Yup, all three stitches then I started changing colors around on the patriotic piece. As if I didn’t already have enough going on with my model stitching and personal stitching I saw the sweet sampler Blackbird Designs offered on their blog, Her Sampler 1796. I was in love! I got a piece of WDW Parchment in 30 ct and started pulling threads. Anyone know what I did then? Yes, you guessed it! I started changing colors. I noticed the conversion from silks to DMC was different than the conversion from GAST to DMC. I pulled the DMC colors for the silk conversion then wandered between all the overdyes picking what best suited the shades. I have a very soft looking reproduction going on. Thank you Alma and Barb for sharing such a lovely piece with us. I only work on it during personal stitching days as I have to concentrate on models, so tomorrow evening when my friend Jane comes over to stitch I will pray the borders match up. Oh and I also have the first Loose Feathers half done. That’s as far as that got, then I saw the second one which is now snoozing in my stitch bag until this 1796 sampler is complete. Maybe I shouldn’t look at anything else until I get some of the personal projects under control. Am loving working on the next release already. Hope you like it as much as I do. Stay tuned!
Well, there is a thunderstorm happening overhead. I think that’s my cue to shut down the computer and think about making dinner. I already baked chocolate chip muffins for this cool, rainy day. Now it’s time for some comfort food and something from simpler times. The fixings for tuna casserole are in my cupboard and hubby would love it if I pulled that together for tonight.
Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me. Can’t wait to hear what your projects are and seeing your Acorn and Flag finishes. I leave you with a picture of Hallie peeking out of Jane’s stitching project bag last Tuesday evening! She thought she was being so sneaky slowly lowering herself into the bag and hoping no one else noticed! LOL