Friday, November 29, 2013

The Stitcher's Village 12 Days of Christmas



 The giveaway has ended! Thanks everyone for entering the giveaway. This was only the second day so check out The Stitchers Village website for the other 10.



Welcome everyone! I assume you're here for The Stitcher's Village 12 Days of Christmas giveaway. If you have not seen my new Christmas Tree needle minders and 'Merry Gentlemen' design then please check out my Etsy page HERE. I will be giving a needle minder away (your choice of color) in the drawing.


I am sure you're wondering how to enter this contest...right? It's easy! All you have to do is go to my website and check out my new design, on the main page,  'A Christmas Sampler'. Then email me the last word on the sampler. You can't miss it!  HERE is the link to the webpage and here is my email shipsmanor@gmail.com  **Update** The winner will be chosen tonight (Dec 2) and be announced in an email through The Stitchers Village.

**If you have never been to The Stitcher's Village you definitely need to check it out! It is a great place to socialize with fellow stitchers, get new designs and just have fun with games and giveaways like this one. Please visit The Stitcher's Village for more info. **



Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Merry Gentlemen!



Small new design bundle available on etsy. New tree needle minder for the holiday season too.

Get the Bundle Here!



Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Gossamer Threads

I have a new design in the current issue of Cross Stitch & Needlework. I hope you enjoy stitching it!


Friday, August 30, 2013

Tricks and Treats!

Tricks and Treats is another sampler-type design. It is now available. I hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Ship's Manor Birthday!

Three years ago I started a journey. I had an idea of where I wanted to go but, for the most part, I just let go. It's like having multiple destinations on a map but no routes to take to get there. A whole bunch of designs have been released, some through magazines and one in a Christmas book. These designs have told a story...perhaps not subtle but definitely known to me. Some of them have been familiar places and others are completely new. I pretty much wound up in a new town with unique inhabitants. When you're a new designer you have no idea what designs will be welcomed by the people. So, you throw yourself out there and see what happens.

Thank you for believing in me and guiding me along the way. We may not know where we are going but, with you by my side, we will definitely enjoy the journey.

Now, lets celebrate!  I created a new freebie for you. It is called 'My One Weakness'. You can get it on the Ship's Manor website. www.shipsmanor.com

I have also made a bundle for you. It is on etsy and includes a signed copy of the design, the fabric, a needle minder and some mill hill beads. Unfortunately the fabric is difficult to make. It was just one of those happy mistakes so this bundle is limited to 20 people. That's all she wrote. You can get the bundle here. https://www.etsy.com/shop/shipsmanor


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Ladybug and Old Glory

Two new designs will be out this Friday!  'Dance of the Ladybugs" and "Old Glory".



Friday, January 18, 2013

Grow your blog...

Unfortunately I was too late for the "Grow your blog" thing that was going around. So, my little blog will not grow.  But, I'm very fond of the followers I already have. It's a lovely "garden" already.

If you have no idea what I am talking about...it's ok. Because most of the time I just ramble on anyway. So, without further ado...here is Linda, The Pink Lady. She will be headed to the distributors next week. Which means....you could have her in your hands/stash very soon!

Update:  Since I had a request to pretend I was a part of "grow your blog". Honestly, I don't blog much. Never wrote in a diary. But, I did write stories all the time. I wrote many stories for my website www.shipsmanor.com 

I love crafting. I am interested in pretty much anything artistic. I've been stitching since I was a child. I also was taught to crochet when I was young. Anything that is hands on is fun to do!  I recently started building a dollhouse. Yes, my business is cross stitch but I always have something non-businessy on the side. So far the dollhouse is fun. The kit I am building from is called Beacon Hill. But, the dollhouse will be called Ship's Manor when I am done. LOL

I am extremely humbled to have been in 3 magazines so far. I was a featured designer in Cross-Stitch & Needlework and have been in Create & Decorate twice. I've also designed something for DMC and will be in something (I can't say yet) later this year. This business is all about secrets!

I love photography and gardening. I built a small greenhouse a couple of years ago. I blogged about it! I also blogged about my fascination with bonsai. Unfortunately, the cold crept up on me too quickly this year and killed my bonsai. I am looking forward to getting another this spring and pruning it...also keeping it alive.

That's about it for now!  If you'd like to see another interesting blog check out Jill Rensels!  She is amazing and I believe her link is here on the right!

Thanks everyone!