Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter, a new pattern and wonderful news!

Happy Easter everyone!  I hope you've had a wonderful day.  

Brunch with my family and an Easter Egg hunt with Zoey made my day perfect.  How I love that little girl.  And my wonderful news is that Zoey has a new baby brother or sister on the way!  Yep!  I'm going to be a grandma again......probably late November, early December. I can't wait!

My son just updated my website with my newest pattern called Schoolgirl Stitches.  This is a 4-in-one pattern of 4 very sweet marking samplers made by 4 very charming little girls who attended the Sugargrove School in Warren County, Ohio in 1837. 

 It is true that Sissy, Becca, Lottie and Mercy are figments of my imagination, but they have definitely taken on a life of their own.  There is a little story for each one and their marking samplers truly reflect their personalities.  These sweet designs are all stitched on 32 count linen and they all fit in a 5 X 7 frame.......doesn't get any easier than that!

The Sugargrove School, however, is a real place that existed in a much simpler time.

I'm in the process of adding my first group of Finished Goods to my Etsy store and should have them posted within the hour.   The 1st of my "smalls" that I talked about in my last post, are called "Friendship Smalls" and are almost finished.  I'll send a sneak peek sometime next week!

That's about all I have for now.  Enjoy the rest of this beautiful day and remember...
from wherever you may dwell, I wish you peace and wish you well.



Sunday, March 3, 2013

Yes, I'm finally back!!

Hey everyone!  I hope you are all well and keeping warm.  It's a cold, dreary day in Ohio....the perfect day to stay inside and stitch.

A couple of months ago, when my son mentioned that he wanted to re-vamp my website, I thought he was going to add something here and take that out and move something over there......NOT!  I didn't realize at the time that he was going to rebuild it from the ground up!   That's why I've been gone so long!

I also mentioned in my last post that I wasn't going to be blogging anymore.........well, that has changed and I'll be using my blog from now on as my Home page for the website and I promise that you won't have to "pack a lunch" to read my posts anymore........I'm going to keep everything short and sweet!

So here it is in a nutshell!  My new website is up and running and looks very different.  I love what my son has done with it!  I have a new pattern to share under "Everyday" called With My Needle.  The pattern is ready to ship for those of you who are interested.

I've updated my Event's page.  I will be vending at 2 wonderful primitive shows this year, so check it out.

I'm in the process of working on my Etsy shop for Finished Goods, Flea Market Finds & Needfulls.

Also, coming soon are Falling Star "Smalls."  "Smalls" are sweet little patterns that can be stitched up in very little time and will come to you in their own unique little package.  These little designs can be made into pillow tucks, bowl fillers, door hangers, mini samplers.......the possibilities are endless.  Each package will come with a graph for each design, a materials list and a photo....the rest is up to you!  Smalls will only be available through my website and will retail for $6.00!

Thank you all for your patience.  I am so glad to be back!

Before I go, I have to share a picture of my sweet little granddaughter Zoey, who turned 2 on February 13th.  I don't know where the time has gone.  She is talking up a storm and crazy as ever.....and the sweetest thing is she doesn't call me grandma...........she calls me "monkey!"  It's hysterical........

From wherever you may dwell, I wish you peace and wish you well.


P.S. Forgot to mention my pattern sale!  25% off on selected patterns for Everyday & Halloween!