This piece is called "Tread Lightly" and is stitched on 40 count Vintage Copper linen by Lakeside Linens. I have charted this so you can stitch as three separate pieces OR stitch it all together as one long piece. It's not terribly large -- each of these little guys is about the size of a playing card. Fibers are Gloriana silks Jacaranda and Gilded Pinks and Silk N Colours Gingersnap. I did put a DMC conversion with this graph (as I always do).
God Bless Those: This is a little limited edition kit that comes with either 32 or 40 count Vintage Exemplar linen and three limited edition Sampler Threads. I designed this in honor of Egypt's struggle for freedom, and finished stitching it at 5 o'clock this morning. Aren't I a trooper? I'll be kitting it tonight. I am only making 200 of these.
Home Springs Eternal: Jim at the Gentle Art called two or three weeks ago and wanted to know if it was too late for me to design and stitch something using a limited edition thread pack. I can never say no to that guy. I love the colors in this one, and it gave me the chance to use a limited edition button that JABCo made for me LAST YEAR. The buttons are available separately (see it on the urn?) The thread packs will be available at market -- I think there will only be around 400 of those, but the charts will be available for a long time. I did a conversion to DMC AND to the regular line of Sampler Threads. It's stitched on 32 count French Vanilla linen by R&R Reproductions.
Every year I take stuff to market, and every year (invariably) someone will say: "Is that it?" (Meaning: of the nine new designs you have designed, stitched, charted, printed, packed and carried to market...is that IT?) YES! THAT'S IT!!! Nine new things is all I could come up with by myself! That's IT! That's IT! THAT IS IT!!! (sigh) I do have some other things I'm working on, actually, but those are going to have to wait a few weeks while I deal with market fall-out. This is my busiest week of the year, and while it's fun, it's very tiring. I hope y'all enjoy my new stuff. I feel like I am continually improving.