Friday, November 9, 2018

2018 News and Releases

2018 has been a busy year for our family.  First of all my husband retired. It has been a fun change to have him home more. Then if that wasn't enough, we built a new house and moved after 26 years of being in the house where we raised our family. Which means we have spent the whole summer dejunking before we moved into our new home. It has been a wonderful change.  My favorite part of the new house has to be the big front porch with comfy chairs for sitting and stitching. (When it is warm enough to be outside that is.) Until it warms up again I'll just curl up in my new recliner by the sunny window with a cat on my lap and stitch.

Here are the new releases for this year.  Birdhouse Garden, Sunflower Garden, and Bee Skep Garden. They are all available to order from your local needlework shop which can get them from Hoffman Distributing.  

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

2017's Mini Sampler Series ~

This little series is one of my favorites!  The stitch count of each of them is 31 wide by 73 high.  You can stitch them up into little pillows or wall hangings.  I choose to frame mine.  I have each one stretched and pinned onto foam board and then I switch them into the same frame to display each month.  Check with your Local Needlework Shop to place your order.  Shop owners can contact me at madebywendy @ gmail .com to order. 

New Spring Charts ~

I'm so excited about these three new charts that released this spring at the Nashville Needlework Market. 

First of all there is SPRING FRILLS.  It is a set of three smalls.  Spring is 62 by 27 stitches, Bloomin' Spring is 50 by 27 stitches, and the Wreath is 43 by 43.  I stitched them on 32 count Cornsilk Linen from weeks Dye Works.  They are stitched with 2 ply of Sampler Threads from The Gentle Art over 2 threads of the linen.  The colors I used are Grape Leaf 7028, Crystal Lake 7075, Honey Dew 7087, Flax 1150, Old Brick 0320, Faded Rose 7090, and Cameo Pink 0730.
This is LOVE IS KIND. Love is Patient is 76 by 32 stitches and Faith Hope Charity is 68 by 67.  I stitched it on 32 count Baby's Breath Linen from Weeks Dye Works.  I stitched it with 2 ply of Classic Colorworks  threads and The Gentle Art threads over 2 linen threads.   Classic Colorworks threads are Straw Hat, St. Bernard, Chopped Chives, Cherry Tomato, Rose Petal, and Sampler Threads Honey Dew 7087 from The Gentle Art.

And there is EASTER BLESSINGS.  It has a fun small with eggs and bunnies, and a framed piece with a more formal, traditional design. Easter Blessings is 54 by 54 stitches. Eggs and Bunnies is 35 by 51 stitches.  They are stitched over 2 threads on 32 count Baby's Breath Linen from Weeks Dye Works with 2 ply of these Classic Colorworks threads.  Argyle Socks, Lemon Grass, Strawberry Parfait, Sea Shelley, Rain Shower, and Queen Bee.

Check with your Local Needlework Shop to place your order.  Shop owners can contact me at madebywendy @ gmail .com to order.

Happy Stitching,  Wendy