Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Loose Feather Pattern - Autumn


Autumn, the second pattern in our Loose Feather series, is at the printer and will be in the warehouse next  week. It will probably take another week for your local shop to get the pattern....so in 2 weeks you could be stitching instead of raking leaves. Although, raking leaves can be fun too! Especially when the weather is nice.

Dave and I have been busy with fall cleaning. After the heat of the summer is gone, I begin to feel like working a bit more around the house and yard. Time to clean the garage and get rid of  those items that haven't been used in a while. I've made about 15 trips to Goodwill and Savers to help unclutter and empty the house. (I think I could make about 15 more loads and not make a dent in the volume of stuff here.)

Barb has been busy working on quilts! We've done photography for our next quilt book and are working to finish it up as market quickly approaches. 

Well....must go for now. Will be back soon with more information about the quilt book and some show and tell also!


Until later,

Alma

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Welcome Autumn!



Bonnie Olson sent the above picture to me. She has finished her Raven Bewitched (one of our newest cross stitch patterns) and framed it on this old scrub board. Isn't this a great way to frame this piece?
Bonnie writes..."I just finished walnut staining and pressing Raven Bewitched.  Thought you might like to see it.  I used 48 ct. linen and the DMC floss colors.  I did change 2 colors,779-used 975 and for 3860-used 3826.  I needed orange in it!
The sampler is 6 1/2" wide x 7 3/8" high. I'm going to try and find an old bread board at an antique shop.  Maybe paint it black and tack the piece onto it and hang it." 


After pressing and staining the piece.
Bonnie changed her mind about the bread board framing...she found an old scrub board she had forgotten she had. The bottom had rotted years ago, so she had her husband cut about 12" off where it was bad. Love the framing idea. It's perfect! Don't we all wish we could go down to the basement and find something that wonderful?

Until later dear friends! Hope your weather is wonderful as it is here in the midwest! 

Alma