Saturday, September 19, 2009

Cross Stitch Market


We are almost ready for cross stitch market! We will hop into the car and drive over to St. Charles, MO. (Right outside St. Louis, MO) Haul all of our props and books into the Embassy Suites and set up for the show. The past two weeks have been packed with photography, writing and proofing new items. Joyeux Noel is our newest book...40 full color pages of holiday fun. Get ready to stitch a bit of French charm into your holidays this year. Inspired by an antique sampler purchased in the Paris flea market this book has something for everyone. Sewing boxes, pincushions, samplers and ornaments are just the start of the fun. Sixteen projects in all.

Barb and I are in the Bahamas. We flew out yesterday and right now we are drinking cute drinks with paper umbrellas celebrating this finish! The sound of the surf is so relaxing. Better grab my sun screen......aaaaaaaahhhhhhhh that's the ticket! (A gal can dream can't she?)

We will have three new patterns to sell along with the book. All will be delivered to my warehouse on Wed. I love the smell of the ink drying as we drive along the highway! Windows open and hair flying! Of course, there will be some stops along the way. We have several favorite antique shops that can't be missed.

I have several blogs you must visit to see what these ladies have been up to.....

Click on the name and it will transport you to their blog.

Virginia has created a wonderful sewing box using our pattern Friends With You. This pattern is from the book My Heart Is True.

Catherine has some finished stockings. I know you will love seeing her technique.

Vonna has created a pictorial tutorial for the stockings. Thank you Vonna!

Until later!

Alma

34 comments:

  1. Oh how beautiful! I love the piece on the cover! I'm so sunk with this market. And you're not helping! lol! And of course I'm going to want your new quilt book too. I'm hoping to start that lovely basket quilt from your last book. Definitely a forever project. lol!

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  2. That is a stunning sampler and I can't wait to see the rest of the book ... I know it will be fabulous. Blackbird Designs are about the only cross stitch patterns I buy anymore .. I just love, love, love your designs .. love the "vintageness" of them ... the colors .. everything .. I am grateful for your wonderful creativity ... Karen CA

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  3. Wow, this newbie is so beautiful!

    I also have finished a design by you and Barb: Autumn Song, sewing box and picushion :) If you please visit my blog... :)

    Regards from Hungary,

    Nina

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  4. Can't wait to see that book My husband is french from Quebec and I have a really hard time finding french pieces I would like to stitch!

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  5. Looking forward to see the new patterns. That is so nice to have thought to your French stitchers and done a special Joyeux Noël !!!!

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  6. So beautiful, waiting in anticipation for this release and the others!!

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  7. Ohhhhh...looks fantastic... long for it already!!!!!
    And Christmas that are so much fun!!!! :o)

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  9. Oops! I messed up on my last try at leaving a comment!

    Another beautiful pattern that is a must have!

    Thank you for sharing the links to see what others have done. I only wish I could read French and do such beautiful finishing work!

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  10. Woohoo!! I can't wait to see the new goodies. I know I'll love the book just from the cover shot of it! Wishing you a very successful market!

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  11. The news of your new book is very exciting! I love to stitch French so I can't wait to see the projects. I am so jealous that you are in the Bahamas!

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  12. We have a needlework vendor coming to our show next month who promises to have lots of your patterns and books...I can't wait!

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  13. Splendid !!! You can also visit my blog, I'm totaly Blackbird Designs addict ! I am so jealous that you are in the Bahamas! Amitiés de France.

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  14. I absolutely love this! Must have it.... :-) Seriously, it's on my wish list!

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  15. Oh my gosh - I am in love with the new piece. I'm with Margaret...so sunk with this market!! Your new designs are simply fabulous and I'm looking forward to stitching!!! Hugs

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  16. You guys are just simply fabulous! Thanks for all the enabling...You both are loved!

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  17. Do you know about the St. Charles Antique Mall? It is totally fabulous!

    Love the new design! I am going to ask my LNS to reserve one for me!!! You guys bring such fun to life!

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  18. Alma the book looks beautiful. How do you two keep coming up with such amazing pieces?

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  19. Oh, my! I have to have the new book, Joyeux Noel. I will be waiting anxiously for it to hit the shelf of Heart's Desire in Wichita.
    You gals outdid yourselves again!!! thank you so much for continuing to design and enable, you do a fabulous job at both..heehee.
    I so enjoy your blog, thanks for taking the time to do it.
    Judy

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  20. Tantalizing - that's the only word for it. Now I shall have to just try and be patient like a little child waiting for Christmas morning - or, I might just hold my breath until I go blue...haha! :>)
    Seriously, I can't wait to see what's inside this treasure chest.
    The links to the other blogs were great. What lovely work people do and Vonna's tutorial is really helpful. I'm much better with visual instructions :>)
    Good luck at market.
    Hugs Angela

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  21. beautiful, beautiful cover!!!
    thank you so much
    ciao Maria
    from italy...

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  22. Love the new sampler. Thanks for sharing the blogs.

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  23. Hi
    CAn you tell me how to purchase your designs? IS there a link on your website I have missed?
    Thank you-love your work!

    Anne
    lamac.stanley@bigpond.com

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  24. Oh, your new books is just wonderful - will you show us some glimpses of the inside?

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  25. Just thought I'd tell you that my pattern and threads for the last Loose feathers just arrived - "Summer basket". It is breathtakingly beautiful. Gorgeous colours. So soft and romantic - and I'm not a soft and romantic type of girl! How do you do it?

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  26. Your new book looks beautiful, the sampler on the front just gorgeous!

    I do love all your designs and like reading your blog.

    40 pages of holiday stuff!!! I'm excited!

    Jennifer
    Feathers in the Nest

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  27. wouah !! ce modèle est superbe ... quand sera-t-il disponible ? bonne journée

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  28. I can't wait to see this new book. Really lovely. Thank you ;o)

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  29. Wow!!! What a generous offer! Best wishes for a successful market and enjoy the beautiful fall weather.

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  30. Jus t got my books today...noticed on the joyeaux noel sampler that the small dot- blue color is not in the color key. It is the lighter blue. Where can I get updates?

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