Friday, July 29, 2011
Here's the cover of our latest. It's almost done. It's in the printing process now and Edie McGinnis, our editor, and I are meeting down at the Kansas City Star to take a look at the proofs today at 2:00pm.
I can't believe this finally came together! After I went to the museum 3 years ago and viewed their collection, all I could think about were these samplers. This project has been a labor of love. We've included 11 projects inspired by the schoolgirls in this book. The book has 104 pages.
All twenty four of the schoolgirls highlighted in this book really did remarkable work. I wish I could travel back in time and tell them that someday their work would be in a museum and that people all over the world would see what they stitched.
Shop owners, you can order it from:
The Kansas City Star
The book will be done August 11....a day after I leave for cross stitch market in Baltimore. The Kansas City Star is going to overnight 5 books to Baltimore so I will have some to show shop owners. Thank goodness!
If you purchase this book you will be helping the museum too. 50% of our royalties will go to the museum.
Barb and I have patterns for market too and they are at the printers now. A lot has been going on....but you can't tell it by reading our blog. It seems like we've been on vacation. I'm very sorry for the lack of posting. Between watering my trees and garden, the heat, picking blackberries and our book I haven't had too much time.
Note: Conny found an error in the Summer - Loose Feather chart
Below is the chart showing how all the flowers in the border on the left should be stitched. If you have already finished yours not to worry...you just have to add just a couple more stitches to make the flower a bit bigger. We are very sorry about missing this when we checked the pattern.
Thank you Conny for letting us know!
Debbie Wick sent the above two pictures of her finished projects. She writes:
Here is a picture of my Anniversaries of the Heart sampler. I loved doing it and also love having a family history recorded in stitches The quilt is Winter Apple and it's now on our dining room table.
Hope you are all staying cool this summer!