Thursday, April 26, 2012

Coverlet Houses

Happy Thursday from a somewhat gloomy day in Arizona.  We like these rare days now and then.  My new release is called Coverlet Houses, and is available now.  Once again, my inspiration came from the antique woven coverlets that I wish I had a collection of.  I just love the look of them.  I stitched the pin keep first, and the idea to reverse the design followed.  The models are on 40ct. Bisque linen from Lakeside, with no over one stitching.  I tea-stained it for some aging.  Threads used were NPI silk in 128, 902, 976, and 993.  A conversion to DMC is provided.  Many thanks to The Twisted Stitcher, Vonna for the finishing of the pin keep.

I needed a  break from model stitching, and I have always loved this design from With Thy Needle and Thread.  I used 40ct Ale, and I confess to changing some of the colors.  It was fun to stitch something for my house for a change.

I so appreciate the well wishes and emails about my upcoming shoulder surgery.  It's fast approaching, and while I'm dreading it, I'm also anxious to get it over with.  I was really touched to hear from many who offered advice and encouragement...thank you. 

31 comments:

marly said...

LOVE it. Your birds have been perched, patiently waiting, so I may as well get the houses for them. That will give me enough time to decide which background I prefer, and then change my mind several times.

woolwoman said...

I love the inspiration coverlet patterns provide. they are so awesome. Love your new "house" pattern and the tiny pin keep Vonna finished - COOL ! I've been away from blog land for a while so I enjoyed seeing your playroom but was sorry to hear you have to have surgery - boohiss! hoping you'll be holding a needle ASAP after recovery. take care Mel

Mugwump Woolies said...

The coverlet piece is beautiful! I'm going to have to add the houses to my list, and the birds as well.
My sister had surgery two weeks ago for a full tear...she is doing well and has full range of use back. Best of luck,
Robyn

Margaret said...

You already know I need this. :D I'm making up my list.....

Deb said...

Another wonderful design Tanya. I don't know if I like the framed version or the pillow best. Guess I'd have to stitch both! :o)

Bertie said...

Love your houses and the way you finished as a pillow is just fabulous!
Wishing you well with the surgery and a speedy recovery:))

valerie said...

Love your new Coverlet pieces. And congrats on your pillow finish! Hope you have a speedy recovery from your surgery!

Katrina said...

Love your new coverlet piece!!!! Really gorgeous :-).

Keeper of the Crowes said...

I must have your Coverlet piece! It's gorgeous. Love Vonna's finishing!
Linda

samplerlover said...

Oh my Tanya, love your coverlet piece. It is really lovely in both versions. Also love the one that you are doing for yourself. You know why lol. It's got sheep lol.

Seriously I hope that everything goes according to plan and that you will be back stitching before you know it. Take care my friend - Sandra.

pj said...

Love the coverlet pattern! What a neat idea to reverse it....Good luck with your surgery...take a break and enjoy it! pam

Merry Wind Farm said...

Tanya,
Love your new houses design! Where can I buy it ? Will Wyndham Needleworks be carrying it and the sampler with the big red house in the middle?
Mleinda

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Awesome new design, Tanya! I love coverlets, too but I think your pretty designs may be the closest I ever get to owning one! Both of the pincushions are wonderful!

Lanie said...

Oh, Tanya, love love love your "Coverlet Houses". I too wish for a collection of old coverlets, but until that happens (!) I think I'll stitch your new design!

Faye said...

I love the new coverlet design!! Gorgeous colors...... This is the 3rd time I have tried to get a comment to you btw....The post of you and Jen....fun, fun~

Hang in there girlie with that upcoming surgery. I know you will be glad when its behind you and you are mending..... You gotta reve up your motor and get ready for MB...

Take good care, Faye

Natalia said...

Lovely, Tanya.....another must for me. Your pincushion from With Thy Needle is adorable too, I had not seen it before.

Nicole said...

I love your new design, Tanya! It's so pretty. Good luck with your surgery and recovery. I'll be thinking good thoughts that it all goes well!!

Grandma Jo said...

Love your Coverlet Houses design! How can I order this pattern?

Jennifer said...

I love your designs. Good luck with the surgery. I hope you recovery well and quickly. I'm currently stitching one of your samplers and this coverlet houses one is gorgeous as well.

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Littlebit said...

I love your Coverlet Houses, Tanya!!!
Good luck with your surgery, and I wish you a speedy recovery.

Fiona said...

Lovely new design and your stitching looks great too. Hope your surgery goes ok and that you recover quickly.

Gettysburg Homestead said...

I just LOVE the coverlet design. I have a few coverlets that I'd like to try stitching as a design, but I never seem to have enough time. LOL.

Loraine said...

Love this new design Tanya! Coverlets are so pretty, and I wish I owned one. What a cleaver thing to think of to stitch.
Your With Thy Needle finish is wonderful as well. I bet you enjoy working on things for your own house...model stitching has to be a bit of a bore.
Here is wishing you a speedy recovery so that you can get back to stitching.

Karoline said...

Your new design is gorgeous and your little pillow is lovely, congratulations

Stitch Wizard said...

Tanya I just love the coverlet houses stitched with background color. It is so striking!! Really beautiful! I want to wish you well with your upcoming surgery. It is so scary! I have had 4 surgeries on my knees and from my experience, I think that anticipating the surgery is the worst thing so you will be glad when you get it over with! I know I was. I hope all goes really well for you! I need to get back to Hanna Tingey. I haven't forgotten her!

~Monique {My Mark} said...

This is so pretty! Love those colors... I enjoyed the tour of your craft room, too :)

moosecraft said...

Fabulous design! I'd love to purchase the pattern...

Anne said...

Love your coverlet houses and how you have a choice of negative or positive!! Great little With Thy needle and Thread piece too!!

Cathy H said...

Coverlet Houses arrived at my house yesterday!

heritagestitchery said...

Please pray tell where one might
obtain the Proverbs 31:13 pattern
you used for your pin keep? I have
searched all the "With they needle
& thread" sites and cannot locate.
Just bedazzled by your work and
am planning on doing the coverlet
houses....
Mary

Elisabetta said...

I really understand you I have always something to stitch as model that I never can choose something for myself... Wonderful embroidery and its negative good idea! The one of 'With Thy Needle and Threads' I've never saw before, wich is the name of the pattern?