Friday, July 29, 2011

Our Newest


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:

Norden Crafts
Hoffman Distributors
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!

Until later,

Alma

30 comments:

  1. Looking forward to your new book and charts. And congrats to Debbie for the fabulous finishes!

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  2. Gorgeous cover and i'm sure the inside 'll be terrific. Can hardly wait to see it. Love U .

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  3. Oh gosh, I can't wait for this book or your new projects! They sound wonderful!

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  4. I will love your new book. It is so interesting so read about stitchers from the past. They did beautiful work! And, thank you for posting my pictures. So nice of you!

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  5. What a beautiful book cover!
    Schoolgirl work is dear to my heart and I'm very anxious to see inside and try my hand at making some of these beauties!

    my best to you there in your corner of the woods~

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  6. Alma, you had stopped at my blog, Stitch Bitch, and left a very exciting comment about a prize for my contest. You said to contact you when the contest was nearing its end, but I don't have an email address for you. Mine is in my profile. Thanks!

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  7. I am excited to get my hands on your book! I haven't cross-stitched since I was a kid! LOL But I am looking forward to giving it a try once again. That samplet is just gorgeous! I want to make one!

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  8. ohh...another MUST HAVE! Can't wait to get mine.

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  9. Wonderful! Can't wait to see the new book and add it to my collection. Congratulations!

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  10. Cannot wait to see this wonderful tribute to those young stitchers from the past - hope it will be available in the UK too. It will be so much fun to stitch the new projects. Thank you!

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  11. Debbie's work is beautiful!! Gorgeous work.

    I can not WAIT for the book! Good luck getting everything ready for Market!

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  12. Congratulations on the finish of your latest book and also for your very generous donation of 50% from proceeds to the museum.
    Thanks also for sharing the photos of Debbie Wicks finishes - the quilt is so very beautiful.
    Mary

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  13. Hello,

    I love (and own!) all your quilt books, but now I am drawn to the Anniversary sampler that you posted by Debbie. When looking on the internet, I found the individual blocks, but I am interested in doing them all together in a big sampler. Do you have any info on just how large that would be, and the sampler looks like 13 square charts and one rectangular one (bottom right)...are these all still commercially available?

    All of your projects...quilts and cross-stitch...are simply gorgeous!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

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  14. This book seems full of promises . I am very excited waiting for it !
    Your are hard workers , and for our pleasure ! !

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  15. The book looks like it's going to be wonderful, PLEASE keep us posted on when & where we can purchase it!! ~Kriss~

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  16. Missed you terribly and didn't want to grumble when I saw "sour grapes" LOL!!!
    Your new book cover is beautiful and will be a delight to add to the library - the inside will be a treasure too. Looking forward to it. We can't thank our former girlfriends, the schoolgirls enough.

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  17. Can't wait for your new book :-). Debbie's finishes are fantastic too.

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  18. Oh your new book looks wonderful and I love the sampler on the front. Can I ask a question. Is it by any chance a Boxford, Mass. sampler. - Sandra.

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  19. Hello,
    I've already pre-ordered your new book. Thanks for the info...it looks wonderful.

    Now exactly which Loose Feathers Chart was that adapted flower border for?

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  20. As an avid fan, I have made many of the quilts from your books. Are there any quilt patterns in this new book?

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  21. I'm excited about the new book! It looks like it will be wonderful.

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  22. Oh yummy!! Can't wait for this one!!!!

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  23. Can't wait to discover your new book. Both Debbie's projects are absolutely beautiful!

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  24. Please send me wholesale info. Eilene Cross eilenecross@yahoo.com

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  25. The quilt is gorgeous!! I like that you used two different background prints. Makes it so much more interesting to look at.

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  26. I love you're books! I just finished my wool project table runner from you're book Home sweet Home.

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  27. What a nice project. Thank you. And such a pretty fabric line. Would love to win.
    Annie S

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  28. Love the name of the new fabric line. Sounds so yummy! My husbands grandfather was also from the Osceola area. Never been there during fair time tho. So want to make the Halloween pattern.

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  29. Cool idea. It could use a larger image.

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  30. To stitch all of the Anniversaries of the Heart designs on one piece, any idea in terms of total thread requirements? I'm not sure how to kit this.... thanks!

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