Monday, October 29, 2012


It seems like each new post starts with an apology for so long in between, but here I go again.  I seem to have less and less time these days.  I also took a trip to Myrtle Beach for the Pals retreat.  The weather couldn't have been more perfect.  Thank goodness there was no one named Sandy blowing up the coast.  This was my preferred outfit for my daily walks, and I was in heaven.  It was wonderful to see so many old friends, and meet new ones.  Here I am with Isabella from The Primitive Hare.  She couldn't have been nicer, and her designs are total drool worthy.  I wish I had taken more photos, but I didn't :(

Precious little stitching was accomplished there, but I designed this little pin pillow for the group.  I thought a few of the ladies were going to throw rotten tomatoes at me for it being over one!  I'm hoping that they will give it a try, at least. 

Once I returned home, I was happy to learn that the plantation shutters I had ordered were ready to be installed.  It was long wait for them, and they are so pretty.

This is what's up for the next release.  It's a sweet little A&E done mostly in red and green.  I'm going to consider my version as an adaption, instead of a reproduction.  There are some things that simply have to be changed a bit, like a totally wonky alphabet. 
The model is on Lakeside's vintage Lt. Examplar, with NPI silk.  It should be released in November.
And here's to my second apology.  The Camo Fudge that I used for Christmastide at Holly House was a golden brown with a hint of green color.  My piece wasn't from years gone by.  I know that there has been an issue with the Camo Fudge recently with it being much greener and darker.  According to Naomi at Stitches & Spice, it has something to do with the fact that it was dyed during a cold and wet period down under.  Obviously, I'm sure that you understand that it is out of my control, but I am sorry that it is so different in color.