The Spring Sampler of the Season is done!
After a linen dilemma, and then a change of heart, it is done! Well almost done, just needs her frame. This pattern will release along with May's Word Play, and with some Spring-themed punch needle patterns around the 1st of April.
And a little sneaky peeky
May's Word Play
Stitching of May's Word Play will begin this evening as I'm in front of the TV watching/listening to American Idol. I'm enjoying some TV as of late. The Voice on Monday evenings, followed by Smash, and then two evenings of Idol, and throw in a little Anderson Cooper too...the most prime time TV that I've watched in a very very long time.
On a side note...
We received another bolt of potting soil brown ticking yesterday...yayyyyyy! While I was hoping for more then the 1 bolt, I'll take what I can get! Hoping to get more bolts directly from the manufacturer today or tomorrow. I didn't get this pulled from the website before some orders came in, so we over-sold. Once I have all the pre-sold orders filled, and I feel I have remaining inventory, I will mark the House of Blues & Browns Sampler supply kit and ticking available for purchase once again.
It's such guesswork...guessing what the demand for an item will be. I make my best guess, and hope for the best. My guess was a bit on the conservative side, when it came to what the response to the pattern "House of Blues & Browns Sampler" would be. In other words, I will not have yards and yards of brown ticking, and wondering what I'm going to do with it all! Nope, the dh will not be wearing any ticking shirts or undies!!
The funny thing is, this design had been in my cross stitch library for 3 years. Each design cycle I scroll through unpublished work and I would always opened this design, always. I'd change the colors to brights, then to not-so-brights, then I'd changed it to red-work, then to blue-work, then I changed it to blues and browns...that was my a-ha moment, and the rest is history. I do though, have that design saved 4 different ways...sometimes it just takes you a while before you really fall in love with a design. So I guess you could say, this pattern had been in the making for 3 years!
We lost more of our snow yesterday, heard robins in the yard this morning...
love this time of year!
And I almost forgot...let's have a little fun, shall we?
Let's have a little blog contest!
Enlarge that picture of those flosses above.
Take a good look at those pretty spring-time colors...
Take a guess at what those colors of flosses will be used for in
the May's Word Play.
See that mellow golden yellow?
See that brighter red in the center?
See that peacock blue?
Leave a comment,
telling me what motif will be stitched using those three colors.
If you get any of them right, your name will go into a drawing for a free floss kit and pattern for May's Word Play when the pattern releases. The contest will remain open through this Sunday.
I'll announce the winner on Monday. Your name will get put into the pot as many times as the amount of correct guesses you make. One comment per person, pulease!
Enjoy the day,