A year in review
of pattern designs
brought to you 
Country Stitches - With thy Needle & Thread...
The year of 2011 was a good year for Country Stitches - With thy Needle & Thread. There were a few firsts for us in 2011...
Began our first Mystery Sampler Club (Birds of a Feather), 
reproduced three antique reproductions samplers,
started a new monthly series,
Word Play.
Designed a limited edition pattern
titled Soar,
for all the eagle followers 
of the Decorah, Iowa eagle cam.
A donation of over $2000.00
was made to the Raptor Resource Organization
  from portions
of the proceeds
from this
cross stitch chart.

As 2011 is coming to an end and we hang our new 2012 calendars,
I reflect upon the past year
and look towards the new year...
what to bring our customers
in the form of needlework patterns
for the upcoming year???

I am always open to your comments,
and suggestions...
so let us know what you'd like to see
in patterns from us.

I tend to follow the saying, "if it's not broken, don't fix it"...
so you can expect more new pattern designs
in cross stitch and punch needle,
as this is what you all seem to be wanting from us.
It's been fun hearing from customers who are now
getting back into cross stitch,
many haven't picked up a needle and linen in 20 plus years
we are also hearing from new customers
who want to learn the art of punch needle
on a daily basis...

A NEW pattern series
will be released in 2012
that I'm very excited about!
Stay tuned for more details to come..
think tiny,
think purse,
think wear them around your neck...
This series will include cross stitch, punch needle & wool applique/embroidery.

Also in the plans for 2012
are more antique samplers, from my personal collection,
will be reproduced.
More of my punch needle designs
will be converted into cross stitch charts.
And a few surprises are in store for you in 2012,
we'll keep them,
just that...

I'd like to say "THANK YOU"
to all our customers
for supporting Country Stitches/With thy Needle & Thread
in 2011,
making it
one of our best years
to date.
I appreciate your patronage, loyalty, friendship
and enjoy keeping you all in stitches.

Wishing you all a
filled with
good health,


cucki said...

I love all your designs
Happy new year
Love cucki xx

Mouse said...

cooo that was an awful lot of eye candy there :) and wishing you a very healthy, happy and stitchy new year too :) love mouse xxxx

BrendaS said...

Brenda --
I think I bought just about all your patterns -- LOVE what you do with cross stitch and punch needle.

Keep up the good work:)

Happy New Year to you and your family:)

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Thank you, Brenda.
Happy New Year to you and your
loved ones,

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Keeper of the Crowes said...

I've loved all of the patterns that you designed this year. I am so pleased to hear that you intend to convert more of your beautiful punch needle designs to cross stitch!!! I look forward to each and every new design in 2012!
Linda C.

Krista said...

all such lovely designs! a couple that I plan for this new year, the mystery sampler, and my first punch needle, pumpkin hill :)
Happy New Year!

P.J. said...

You are a busy and talented woman, thank you for sharing gift with us, so that we can recreate your beautiful work with our threads and needle. Many happy returns!

Keep on stitching. P.J.

Penny said...

Brenda, You are the best! I love your designs, they are always at the top of my favorites list. Thank you for all of your hard work and sharing your wonderful talent with us all. I look forward to a new year with your designs. You already have me intrigued with the thoughts of that little purse, something to wear around your neck comment. You are such a little tease, but I love it! Happy New Year to you and yours. I am off to end the 2011 year with the stitching of one of your designs. Smiles, Penny

Anonymous said...

I love everything you design and have completed many of the cross stitch projects. I have a wish, I think a calender featuring your finished and antique cross stitch designs would be fantastic. Every year I search for a new calender with the theme of cross stitch, but have never found one. What do you think?! Happy New Year, Best Regards, Lee

moosecraft said...

And a big Thank You to you too Brenda! Thank you for your fantastic designs and enthusiasm! I wish I could stitch them all... looking forward to seeing where you take us in 2012!

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NerdGirlNicole said...

Wow! Seeing them all together...what a beautiful year! Can't wait to see 2012's designs!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Brenda for providing to us needlework lovers the BEST selection of gorgeous patterns. I hope 2012 is a successful, healthy, happy year for you and your family.

manu said...

Ohhh brenda it's all wonderfull!!!! my eyes are full of those beautiful works! thank you and many compliments!

Unknown said...

How wonderful patterns! My friends and I are so appy to find your patterns on 'Casa Cenina' where we usually buy everythings!
Happy new year dear Brenda! It's a pleasure for me to follow your blog!

Anonymous said...

Brenda, Your work is so wonderful! I love everything you create. I was thinking maybe a little Christmas ornament a month would be fun...something old timey or victorian or prim. Happy New Year, zoe

TheCrankyCrow said...

Has anybody told you lately that your are absolutely AMAZING?? I thought so. ;o) You continue to be one of my all-time favorite designers...and yes, you are largely responsible for my punch addiction and struggling after 20 some years to put needle to linen again. And I wouldn't have it any other way....just wish there were more hours in a day. Wishing you a wonderful new year overflowing with joy and blessings.....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Lyn said...

I hope you do another Decorah eagles sampler...I missed the last one!

Lynn said...

It has been a truly wonderful year and I have been so fortunate in finding your designs. Thank you for your creativity and all those lovely patterns! I look forward to a new year's worth of inspiration.
Happy New Year!

Marilyn said...

I have so many of your wonderful design..you are my favorite designer. I emailed you about Soar..I had a rough year,with illness and heart attack and heart surgury and missed it somehow.Watching those eagles all last year kept my sanity..lol So glad D1 came home for Christmas. Is there anyway I can get the soar design? Its so perfect for anyone who faithfully watches those wonderful eagle...
Thanks for your wonderful work! Happy New Year!

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