I've been somewhat missing in action as a blogger as of late...
 Life has been busy.
(we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of grand baby #2 in early April, ultrasound shows little girl parts!)
Work has been busy,
 has had to take a back seat.
It's a priority thing...

You may remember
 last fall I blogged about
a new pattern series
 that would be releasing in 2012.

Here is a little sneaky peeky... 

Teensy tiny little cross stitched purse necklaces...
only big enough
 to hold 
a thimble,
 tiny little treasure 
you may have...

Or it doesn't really need to hold anything,
just wear it as a fun piece of jewelry
to your next stitching class or retreat!

Don't cross stitch?  Don't cry...
there are plans for wool applique and punch needle
in this series as well.

I'm thinking these will be sold as little kits
that will include the purse frame,
necklace chain,
linen and flosses.

More details on this series to follow...

Have a good week everyone,


Deb said...

Lovvvve this little purse! Can't wait for it to release! Hurry please!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Oh, YES!!! I must have one of those! ADORABLE!!!

Becky G said...

Great idea! Looking forward to the kits! I understand setting priorities, but you are missed! Thanks for your wirk! B

Debbie said...


Anonymous said...

That is so cute! I love little things.

Anonymous said...

Every one needs a little time away to recharge and live life. Don't appologize for that. Congratulations on your new family addition. How exciting!
Soo cool your new stitching project. I would love one of these. Will a little pair of "little gem" scissors fit in it? Just may need to go back to my LNS to get a pair.
I will be waiting for more info as you can get it out.
Have a great first day of spring tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Wow looks wonderful can't wait!Anne

Labbiegirl said...

Can't wait!! Love the kit idea!! It would also fun, if the purse is not too big, to have a pattern for a cat or "wabbit" to wear one. [I love your cross stitched stuffed cats, etc. patterns!!] Could make the purses seasonal.

Thanks for all your creative efforts!!

Betty in MO said...

Wow Brenda, What a great idea. I'm not a cross stitcher but do lots of wool applique and my thimble is a MUST. I can never remember in which project I left my thimble. With this little purse it would always have a home.
Waiting for the kit.
Betty in MO.

Kathy B. said...

Your "sneak peek" has me hooked. I can't wait for the pattern and/or kits to be listed online. You come up with the most fantastic ideas. Thanks for creating a punch needle and wool design - my eyes just can't seem to "see" as well as they once did, although I truly love cross stitch. Good Luck on that new grand-baby!

Karen said...

You have such cute and pretty ideas. I look forward to the reveal!

Patty C. said...

I am eagerly waiting for these !!!!

Cheryl WNC said...

Love it! Cannot wait to get one.

Lyn said...

Wow...can't wait to see it! The smaller the better!


P.S. I remember you are a fan of the Decorah Eagles as well...first hatch (of three eggs again!) is expected March 23-25...starting tomorrow! :-)

Elisabetta said...

I can't resist I love this project it's wonderful!