Tuesday, January 10, 2012

new fabrics! and Pine Mountain pillows!

Good Afternoon,

January 2012 !! Can you believe another year has gone by? We have this new year to look forward to - new things to stitch - new colors of floss and fabric to play with!! It's going to be a wonderful year!!

This is a quick update on a couple of new items that have come into the shop - Pine Mountain has a couple of new pillows featuring frosty little snowmen!! They are great take along projects - the pillows are finished for you - just stitch and fill with a pillow form and you're done!!

Zweigart fabrics arrived in the shop today. A really sparkly over dyed 16 count metallic called French Vanilla - very subtly shading. We also received a 32 count Lugana called Enchantment - different shades of blues and splotches of white (great for a sky background). The blues are not baby light blues, but darker and richer blues. And finally we got some 28 count cashel linen called peach orchard - mostly muted peach with soft greens blended in. Very pretty!!!

We all stitch the models for the shop, and about a year ago we asked Pam to stitch Rosewood Manors Quakers and Quilts for the shop. She is a fast stitcher and usually finishes the projects for the shop very quickly. Now that we have so many new yarns we have kept her busy knitting!! So i have been working on the last segment to the Quakers and Quilts chart......it is really fun and easy to stitch. i have never used the Valdani threads for crossstitch, just punchneedle. They are great to work with and the colors are just gorgeous!!! I am including

pictures for you all to see.

We look forward to seeing you in the shop and at our Spring Retreats in a couple of months!! We have moved some displays and shelving in the shop - change is good - as long as you keep the lights on. (my toes have already smashed into the rearranged shelves several times!! ouch!!).

I've got to get going. Hope you are all doing well and we wish you a blessed New Year!!!

Take Care,

Margaret, Jessie, Amy, Holly,Kacy, Pam, Cindy, and Ann

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