Happy Fall! We are still waiting for those cooler temps, but they can't be far away now. To be honest, I've hardly paid any attention to the weather. My needle has kept me busy. I've spent more time with Hannah, below and Emma Mills, above. The antique Emma is a sweet little sampler in my collection, and the chart will be released next week. The original sampler was stitched on fabric that looks like dirty linen. I tried to reproduce it with similar linen, but I was never happy with the result. I then tried Meadow Rue, and that didn't work either. I finally settled on vintage Lentil, and I used a variety of cotton overdyes. It needed a bit of brightening up. One has to wonder what prompted little Emma to stitch her admonishment about the evils of money.
Hannah's red house is going up brick by brick. I love stitching bricks for some odd reason. I couldn't wait to get to the deer, and it was a fun motif to do. I forgot to mention that I'm using 45ct. Buttercream and NPI for her. Her release will probably be late in October. In addition to Emma, I will be releasing a new design called "Jingle all the way" very soon. The talented Vonna has worked her finishing magic once again. It's a Death By Candy Corn meets Christmas idea , and it's somewhat primitive.