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Thursday, November 15, 2012

New designs just in time for the Holidays

Happy Thursday to everyone. I have another new design to share with you. "Santa Tending The Sheep"
I just finished him last night and took photos this morning and took directions to the printer very early. I just love him. I love all things with dimension so I made him by cross stitching everything first and then going over the cross stitches with french knots in the areas that I wanted to be raised. I also used different amounts of floss to make this. So the directions have my suggestions for the different thicknesses for the knots or you can just leave him cross stitched. Either way I love him. Oh and one more thing the frame I found at Michael s craft store  but I made him to fit any 5 x 7 frame if you stitch him on 14ct Aida or 28ct linen over 2.
And here he is

I love his mustache and eyebrows

I made the berries from french knots but you could also use beads 

The fur on Santas coat is made with Gentle Arts Cinnamon and the sheep is so woolly I just want to hug him

I also want to share a photo of my "Birds Of A Funky Feather" I have a 5 stitched on one piece and the next one is in the works. Maybe a red cardinal :) for winter

Just one more thing to share. I have a thing for pears and partridges so since I have quite a few of my Pear pincushions kits that are left over from an event last spring I would like to offer them you along with a pin that I made especially for the pincushions. I took my pattern of my partridge and sized it so I could make pins for you. I then drew and filled in each one with oil pencils. So for each kit you purchase from my Etsy I will include a Partridge pin. These are limited because I only made so many but I can always make more but at the moment I am so busy.

Ok just one more thing I forgot to tell you. I am offering the models of my "Vineyard" series on Etsy. I have no more room at home for models of the discontinued charts and my husband just love these but there is only so much wall space in a home. So if you know of a vineyard owner (Maybe you do) or someone that loves grapes and wine check it out on Etsy

I will share more this weekend but hubby has a doc appt tomorrow and it is far so I will spend the day traveling but I will catch up with you on Saturday
have a good Friday


  1. Beautiful as always!!! Love the effects that the French nots creates!!!

  2. Zelo lepi izdelki v katere je vloženo veliko truda in ročnega dela.

  3. lovely ! I love your design !

  4. How wonderful. My two fav things-Santa and sheep

  5. Love that Santa! And the Funky Bird series -- so beautiful!!

  6. Your Santa is wonderful!!!

  7. I love the Santa!

  8. Wonderful Santa! I love the differences in texture!

  9. Your Santa looks terrific and wonderfully stitched. The french knots add a really nice effect.


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