Hoping for Calmness...

I have been thinking about all my customers in the path of Sandy, and hoping and praying you are all safe.     I, like so many others was glued to the TV last evening, following the news on this devastating storm....so many states are affected, so much damage, it makes your heart ache.  Stay safe everyone, and we will hope and pray for calmness and a speedy recovery to normalcy, once again, for you and your communities.
I've been  going through "stitcher's withdrawl"...all my WIP's are finished.  While watching Sandy coverage last evening, I started working on a Christmas sampler that I have had charted, with intentions of a 2012 release...that didn't happen.    It is a large sampler, and with my casual stitching habits, it will probably take me until autumn of 2013 to get it stitched.
the antique reproduction, Frances Pool sampler is done!!
 I've really enjoyed stitching this piece.  I started her in February and Frances was one of those projects that I picked up and put down several times over these past several months...casual stitching.  I like that kind of stitching...no rush, no holiday deadlines to meet...just a few minutes of stitching a week.
She is beautiful in her "jewel-toned" flosses, tones of flosses that I don't usually use when designing.   It was fun to work with a different range of colors of flosses.   Framing is next...  I'm thinking she would look really pretty in a cherry wood frame of some sort, with perhaps a silver beaded insert...
Tentative plans are for a  holiday-time release for this sampler. 
 So, if you need an idea to put on your wish list, keep Francis Pool in mind! 

Our floss keeps inventory was replenished last evening.
With thy Needle & Thread,


sunny said...

Okay, I just read all of this, and saw your beautiful stitching, but my brain got stuck on "all my WIP's are finished". What an amazing feat!!!!

Kris said...

The Christmas Sampler looks beautiful, but I have been patiently waiting on Frances Pool!! I'm so excited for this release. It looks right up my alley! Can't wait!

cucki said...

the christmas sampler is looking so lovely..
big hugs xxx

Judy said...

Oh, Frances Pool, woohoo! I have been waiting for her, thank you. I can hardly wait for the release,hopefully it won't be long now!
Your new Christmas piece looks nice too.
Judy in Kansas

Cheryl WNC said...

Am so excited about Frances Poole. Looking forward to seeing it. Love the colors and the bunnies.

Jennifer Ann Fox said...

gorgeous work!

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