Almost like "Weeks" Garnet!!!
"Warm Christmas Wishes"
"Back View" of "Floral Scissor Keeper"
"Waiting for the Harvest" by Blackbird Designs
"Warm Christmas Wishes"
"Sunflower Snow Woman" makes her debut as a companion to last seasons "Sunflower Santa"! She's one "spiffy" little gal decked out in her warm sunflower-adorned hat and matching jacket! She looks pretty warm and extremely happy in her little sunflower heaven!!!
"Always & Forever" by Little House Needleworks
Below is "Celtic Alphabet" by The Courtney Collection that I recently finished and had framed. I again used some R&R 30 Ct. fabric (can't remember at the moment what it was) and again used some Thread Gatherer Silk 'n Colors, "Rusty Amber" that was in my silk box. Our wonderful "Frame Warehouse" did this beautiful frame job for me.
"Kansas Xmas IX" by The Sunflower Seed
"Merry Topeka" was stitched on 30 ct. R&R Korty's Special Blend over 2 threads using 2 strands of The Gentle Art Sampler Threads; Pine, Cranberry and Gold Leaf. A very quick stitch to make for holiday gifts. I have also designed numerous other Kansas cities to fit into this design. I'll be happy to do "special requests" for you. I've already done one California city for someone! They're fun!!!
"Merry Topeka" by The Sunflower Seed
Next we have "Merry Kansas" featuring our well known agricultural commodity, wheat. I love how the wheat beards turned out. The photo is okay but you have to see it in person to really appreciate it's dimension. I stitched this design on the same fabric as the "Merry Topeka" however it's a different dye lot so it's a bit different in shade. Come on by the shop if you can and check it out. I added some organza and metallic ribbons along with a "jingle bell" for fun!
"Merry Kansas" by The Sunflower Seed
And ~~~ "The UFO Up-Date"!!! Below is the "Diminutive Dutch Sampler" from a previous post, finished and framed beautifully by our very own"Frame Warehouse" here in Topeka. They do such a beautiful job! I think I picked the perfect moulding for this piece. Right now it's in my home studio! Yummy!!!"Blessings Sampler" by Wild Heart Designs
So, I think that's enough for now. It's been fun! And, sometimes frustrating with "Blogger", but I've been patient!!! The days have been very hot and humid here in Eastern Kansas. I for one don't spend much time out side these days. It's a good time to enjoy lots of iced tea and stay inside and stitch the week end afternoons away. I can't think on anything better, well, except maybe to hug and squeeze one of my beautiful granddaughters!!!
"Stay Cool ~~~ Stitch Lots!!!" .......................Anita
This Photo: 2 1/2 weeks old ~ 1st trip to our house!!!
"Happy 1-Month Birthday Zoe", can't wait to see you again soon!!!
A short post this time as many of you have been asking about our new "little one". It's back to work now, designing and running the shop, vacation's over; ~~~ boo...!!! I'll be designing Zoe's Birth Sampler soon so it can be ready for her "1st Birthday"! My next post should have some UFO updates and hopefully photos of some "NEW" designs that will be released very soon!!! I'm waiting on a couple frames and working on some usable photos. Sometimes that's a real challenge!
In the meantime....Happy Stitching!!!........................Anita
Because Kris loved ALL animals so much I will close with a photo of our "Sweet Betsy". Even though she barks and growls at just about everyone that comes through the door here at the shop, once she knows you she is the sweetest "old girl" ever! She spends most of her days napping but around 4:30 every afternoon I get a little "1 hour warning". She comes to me wagging her tail and "warbling"!!! I'm sure she's telling me to get things cleaned up and put away, pack your bag and get ready to go home cause I'm gett'in hungry!!!Betsy's bed under my desk!
Please let me know if you are interested in either, or both, of "Kris's Stitches" charts. I will be more than happy to gather up the supplies and mail them to you wherever you may be. They are delightful designs and if you're an animal lover you'll be helping many less fortunate, plus getting a beautiful stitched project to enjoy for many years to come! Stay tuned for additions to this series.
Happy Stitching ~~~~~~~~~~~~~Anita