Monday, February 28, 2011

Good News

Just heard some good news today. I guess some of my patterns attended the TNNA Nashville show. Since I couldn't be there I am very pleased that Hoffman Dist. took some of my work with them.

I am currently working on 3-4 different things. I also contacted a magazine to see if they wanted some of my work. Hopefully I will hear something back soon. I guess if I don't then I don't. LOL. Maybe I am too laid back but I really am not designing for any monetary reason. I've made myself a promise that when designing becomes monotonous and not fun then I will stop. I think if you don't enjoy what your doing then its not worth doing. It's not fair to myself or those who appreciate my art. I certainly wouldn't want to stitch something that I knew the designer hated making.

Maybe I should start my blogs with 'Dear Diary' from now on. haha

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Easter Freebie

Coming soon!  I should have the pattern posted on my website either today or tomorrow.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Beautiful Briny

Hoffman's released my pattern 'Beautiful Briny' today. You can see it on their website or mine. That means it's available to purchase online or at your LNS. Yippee!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Changing of Seasons

My ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) is acting up. It always does this at the changing of the seasons and about smack dab in the middle of a season. I have four (4) works in progress right now. One of them is Halloween. Yes, I said HALLOWEEN! I really enjoy stitching on it but decided today I had to put it away. I still have at least a couple of weeks stitching on it and that time could be better spent stitching something that could be released now. Speaking of Halloween...I already have two patterns pretty much done for the Holiday. Just have to make the models.

So, I decided I wanted to attempt to make a sampler. Yes, I already have a sampler pattern out there...but I wouldn't call it a true sampler. Two things made me decide I wanted to try to make my own. First, I received new colors from The Gentle Art. These colors are BEAUTIFUL and will be released at TNNA Nashville market. I can't tell you what they look like. I am sworn to secrecy. Second, while surfing the web, I came across a website that sells antique samplers.One of the samplers (of course it had to be my favorite) is for sale. That's the good thing. The bad thing is it costs $35,000. YIKES! Yes, I am going to attempt to make one of my own. A true, honest to goodness, antique look-a-like sampler. You will be able to make it for a lot less than $35,000 when it comes out. That is a guarantee!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Eventide Flora and a blog special preview.

Eventide Flora will be out this Friday. Ask for it at your local needlework shop. I will be posting a new journal entry for it on my website.

Wanna see something new I've been working on? The model is finished but not ready for the public yet. Here it is...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ship's Manor- Attic Treasures

Once in a while I have the need to make small patterns. Sometimes the smaller patterns are related to larger ones i've done but most of the time they are not. I've never felt they should be released to the public until now. It took me awhile to figure out how to do it. It wasn't financially feasible for me to make printed copies of them all and distribute them to stores.
Ship's Manor - Attic Treasures patterns will be available as a download online from No matter how large the pattern, they will never be more than $3.95. This is a chance for you to get a good deal and a chance for patterns, which would've never seen the light of day, to be enjoyed by all.

3 Patterns will be available tomorrow Feb 4th. (Thanks for asking Wendy!)

Note: The main line of Ship's Manor patterns will never be offered online as a download. You will need to visit your favorite LNS or online stitch shop to get them.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Bookmark and chat

Bookmark pattern is now available for download at the Stitcher's Village website. I will be having a chat there this evening at 7pm cst. No need to RSVP just show up in your jammies.