2.14.2017

Market Preview - Day 2

Welcome back for day 2 of Market Preview Days! 
 Today's shares are of 3 soon to be released charts that are smaller in size, and finished in small pillows for tucking or hanging.   It's always nice to have smaller projects to work on in between larger pieces...these are perfect, little quick stitches!

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Oh dear, there are more mice in the house!   The ever-popular mice have found their way into the sewing room.   And like me, they are fond of tomato pincushions and strawberry emery's.  This is one of my favorites of the mice series.  A special "THANK YOU" to April Taylor for stitching Mice in the Sewing Room

Iowa is home to two towns that are rich in Dutch heritage.  Each spring they have annual Tulip Festival celebrations.  There are thousands and thousands of tulips planted to bloom in time for their celebrations (that is if the weather cooperates)...it is absolutely gorgeous!   There is the annual street scrubbing, with woman and children dressed in costume, before the big parade.  Tulip Festival was inspired by these celebrations.   Rows of tulips, busy little bees and sophisticated rabbit motifs adorn this sweet little pillow top.  Mini pom trim and dimensional bow adds extra detailing to this piece.    A special "THANK YOU" to Penny Houser for stitching this model.  



By the time I completed Easter Peep Parade, I was craving chocolate malted-milk robin's eggs and Easter Peeps!  These favorite seasonal candies and an antique rabbit pull toy were the inspiration for this design.  The Chestnut brown linen is becoming a favorite of mine...the floss colors really pop on it!



See you tomorrow for day 3 of pattern preview week!


With thy Needle & Thread,

Brenda

6 comments:

LaNelle said...

Oh my gosh Brenda so fabulous❤️ Colors are so comforting & beautiful can't wait to see the whole designs....will need two of me to keep up!

Cathy Lloyd said...

Oh sew wonderful!

Karen said...

Oh how exited I am to see my favorite brown and mice! So pretty!

Karen in NC

Mendy Elliott said...

Beautiful colors!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh the floss, the linen...the designs!!! A virtual feast of eye candy. I can't wait to see the entire projects! I remember your blog posts of the tulip festival...and the beautiful photos...that one, in particular, is going to be a favorite of mine I know! Happy Valentine's Day! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Shelly said...

Love all three offerings and yes, the mice are wonderful. Drooling over that Chestnut linen though!