Sunday, January 23, 2011

Evergreen Lane - New pattern


Our warehouse has moved! We house our books and patterns with my husband's computer company. We rent space he doesn't need. Sharing space has worked great for us. But Dave decided to move his business to another location right after Christmas. This meant that Blackbird Designs had to move too. Wish I could describe just how much fun this process has been....but I'm going to spare all of you. Luckily Barb's very strong nephews helped with our move.

Last weekend, I slipped out of town (when Dave wasn't looking) with 2 of my dear friends. Flona decided we should drive to Round Top, TX for the winter antique show. I've read about Round Top for years, so I was very anxious to go. The winter show is smaller than the spring show....but it was good to find our way around without the huge crowds. Flona arranged for us to stay at the Round Top Farmhouse #9.


This is the kitchen area ....isn't it sweet? It was set up for breakfast....just right for a quick bite before we left for the show. These are pictures from the Round Top Farmhouse site...it was rainy during our stay....not a ray of this lovely sunshine was to be seen. (Not that it mattered to us. We were on the search for antiques!)

Flona and Linda stayed in this cute bedroom.

I got the bottom bunk! It reminded me of younger years when my sister and I slept in bunks. I slept on the top then...but didn't think I could get up there now.

Royers Round Top Cafe was pictured in a Country Living magazine years ago. It's one place I wanted to visit after reading the article. We saved one night to have dinner there. The place was packed and very fun. We all had a great meal plus we tried their pies for dessert.


I had to get my picture taken with Bud, the pie man. He's pretty famous around these parts...and very kind to pose too!

We had our picture taken right before dinner. (L to R) Flona, me and Linda. Nothing like a girl's weekend to brighten our spirits.


Evergreen Lane is going to the printer tomorrow. (#11 of the Anniversaries of the Heart series) It will ship out to the distributors in a week. Look for it in your local shops in a couple of weeks. The last pattern in this series will be released at the Nashville cross stitch market. We are getting final details ready and will announce more about market soon.

Until later!

Alma

27 comments:

  1. Once again you & Barb have designed a beautiful piece.

    Barbara S.

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  2. I love Evergreen Lane! Can't wait to see what you ladies have in store for us from Nashville. I am patiently waiting.

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  3. We need lots of pics of your treasures you broght home,pics,pics,pics.

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  4. Alma,
    What a fun getaway weekend. I've read alot about Round Top, Texas in Country Living, sounds like a mecca of antiques. Hope you found a treasure... or two!

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  5. Oh, I love Evergreen Lane! So pretty! Your getaway looks lovely too! Love that house! Did you find good antiques?

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  6. must have, must have, must have...I am not good at waiting!

    Anna
    www.wooliemammoth.blogspot.com

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  7. How much fun was that? Glad you got to sneak out of the house for some much needed friend and antique time. Love your latest design. It's beautiful!!

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  8. Great new pattern, and can't wait to know more about your market publications!

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  9. Love the border on Evergreen Lane! I'll be waiting for it.

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  10. Yep! Girls weekends are the BEST! love your newest Anniversaries of the Heart sampler, it is going on my list!

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  11. Evergreen Lane is Fabulous!!!! Very exciting. The house you stayed in in TX is so cute! Isn't it the best to spend a weekend with girlfriends!!! Antiquing is so much fun!

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  12. O what fun, it is to shop, with two su-per good friends!

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  13. I've wanted to head down to Texas for an antique show...love the western take on country!

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  14. thanks for coming into the cafe last weekend! look forward to you coming back again...soon!
    bless, bud the pieman!!!

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  15. Evergreen Lane is gorgeous!

    Looks like you had a wonderful time in Texas. I love how they decorate the rooms!

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  16. Girlfriend get~aways are so fun! Did you find lots of treasures?
    Love, love, love Evergreen Lane...a must have.

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  17. Bet Bud's pies were the best! Love Evergreen Lane - can't wait to see what other goodies come out at market. Glad that move is behind you - Mel

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  18. I have missed you!! I thought maybe you had floundered on bread!! I'm sure Bud has nothing on you, as far as baking!!
    Evergreen Lane is another fabulous piece!!

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  19. Sounds like your girlfriend weekend was wonderful!
    Love the new design!!

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  20. What!? No pics of treasures you found?! Looking forward to yours and Barbs offering at Market.

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  21. Looks like you had a wonderful time in Texas - and how were those pies? Can't wait to get my stitchy hands on Evergreen Lane - it's lovely.

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  22. Alma, it sounds like you guys had a great time !! It is always so much fun to get away with the girls... I look forward to Evergreen Lane

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  23. Your trip to Round Top sounded oh so good! Flona said she went with you and had a great time. Also said to make a comment on the picture of the three of you but I couldn't think of what to say. Quaint!

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  24. Your Basket Quilt is the epitome of charming. I can't wait to make one myself. Thank you for sharing your talent!

    Susanna Baker
    Ferndale, CA

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  25. Thank you for sharing. Just love your designs!

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  26. This quilt looks like something you pulled out of grandma's old trunk in the attic. I love it.

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