Tuesday, December 18, 2012

If the crown fits...

Greetings from not so warm and not so sunny Arizona.  It's currently 58 degrees, and the dogs and I are all gathered around the heater in the craft room today.  This will be my last release for 2012.  It's called Queen of quite a lot.  The pin pillow measures 111w X 66h, and was stitched on 40ct. Legacy from Colorscapes Picture This Plus using NPI silk.  Threads needed are:  993, 414, 823, 448, 104, & 474 or DMC (conversion provided on chart) 310, 699, 797, 817, 3837, & 3852

The small pre-made tassels were found at JoAnn's.  The crown pins, I made.  I'm fairly certain I found the charms at Hobby Lobby.  I've had them awhile.  Anyway, I simply glued on to dressmaker pins.  Any jeweled pins would be cute.  Charts are being shipped this week. 

As the year comes to a close, I want to sincerely thank you for your support, kind words, and enthusiasm for my designs this past year and a half.  I feel so blessed to be able to do this as my "job"!
I know (because I hear the hints and outright demands, lol) that some of you are looking forward to the Rachel Howells sampler.  She is up first in 2013.

Our vet had an open house this weekend.  I couldn't resist taking these three to see Santa.  Poor little Scarlett was having none of it.  I couldn't get her to sit any closer for anything.  I wonder what they asked for?

Friday, December 7, 2012

A change of mind...

It's been a busy week filling orders for the Adam & Eve charts.  I've had a change of mind about one of the NPI to DMC conversion colors.  Originally, I thought 739 was a good subsitute for NPI 761.  After thinking about it, 3864 would be better, 739 is just a tad too light.  It's not always easy getting an exact match, but I do try.  I'm not sure why I went with that color, maybe my lighting was bad on charting day.  So, if you are planning to use DMC, please make a note.  The chart calls for 739.  If you're using silks, or your own conversion, there's no problem.

Off to create some wool goodies.  These two always make good company. 
Enjoy your weekend!