New Patterns!

Happy to show new patterns for your stitching pleasure!

Probably my favorite piece from this release group,
I hope you all like it as well!
 It was an enjoyable stitch
so fun to add the little wool embellishments.
 Design is worked on 40 count Doubloon linen over two threads,
 using hand dyed threads.  

This is sort of outside of the box for me...
I don't use a lot of purple when I design,
but I enjoyed working with a different color palette. 
The 2014 color of the year is Radiant Orchid,
 I thought it would be fun to design a piece around this years color.
Orchid flowers didn't quite do it for me,
but the little wild violets growing in shady spots in our yard came to mind...
 what mother hasn't received a small handful of these from their child? 
Pattern or a finish of this design would make an a sweet Mother's Day gift.
Add the Kelmscott Pansy Needle Minder (found here), linen and floss kit
along with this chart and you have lovely gift for Mom!    
This piece is worked on 40 count Espresso linen over two threads,
using hand dyed threads.

 Seems like we are always looking for different and fun ways to finish our work.
 These sweet little Halloween fobs are just that!
  I sold these finished a few years ago
decided to offer them as a chart for all those of you
who have inquired about them over the past years.
The pattern includes one pocket watch to get you started
I have extra watch frames for those who want to stitch more.
The  little Halloween creatures are worked on 40 count Confederate Gray linen
over 2 threads.
Letters taken from pages of old books
sheet music spell out spooky words.
These little fobs are fun to place on a chain and wear,
 or use as hanging ornaments.


 Pattern for a larger punch needle piece that makes for a wonderful little table-top mat.
 Various old school girl samplers that hang upon my walls
 inspired me to create a punch needle design
 that had a sampler feel to it
.  The piece is worked entirely in hand dyed threads.

You can visit our website for more detailed descriptions of these new patterns.

After a cold and rainy week,
I think we are in for a warm up today!
I could use a little solar energy.

It's Friday....yay,


Silvia D said...


Mii Stitch said...

Love the Sweet Violet best :) All lovely new releases, well done!

ShariG said...

I love the Patriotic Poppies. Enjoy the sunshine and have a great weekend Brenda.

Melissa said...

All gorgeous and wonderful!

Robin in Virginia said...

Wow, what a wonderful assortment of new releases! My favorite is Patriotic Poppies!

Enjoy your weekend!

Robin in Virginia

LaNelle said...

Brenda, they are just fabulous colors are so rich! Love the wool you've added....

Karen in VA (was CT) said...

What a charming pattern. I love your blog and your designs. Soon I will be getting back to needlework.


Karen in VA

MartyG said...

Brenda, I can't tell you how happy you made me by releasing the watch fob designs. Thank You! I know it is hard when you have so many great designs. I already contacted my LNS to order 2!


Friendship Crossing said...

Looks like you have plenty of energy to me ~ solar or not! Oh my goodness, what sweet designs ~ but my favorite is the first one! I think it's my favorite of yours of all time!! LOVE it!