Thursday, February 17, 2011

The rest of it...almost...

OK, here are some other of my market offerings. I am "keeping" two surprises...a new little sampler series by Maggie Bean (Jenny's sister) and a class piece I am turning loose on the shops to teach y'all (yes, you will be able to buy it from me, too.)

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.

T

21 comments:

Edgar said...

9 lovely things are a huge accomplishment and you did a great job as usual!!! Thanks!!!

Le blog de marylin said...

Very lovely

marylin France

Nicole said...

God bless you for saying "who struggle" instead of "that struggle"! It makes my black English professor heart sing. People are "who," and things are "that".

Theresa said...

I taught Mass Communication writing at the college level...I know where you're comin' from, Nicole!

GingerCat said...

You have out done yourself! They are all lovely!

yvette2 said...

Hi My name is evelyne and I live in France. please , I want buy your news designs . can you help me ? bye , evelyne.

Theresa said...

Anyone who wants to buy my designs can go to my order page at www.shakespearespeddler.com/order.html (click on the order by credit card link.) I take VISA, Mastercard and Paypal!

Sally said...

Theresa I absolutely LOVE all your new designs. Do you ship to the UK? lol!

Theresa said...

I ship to the UK all the time -- I have shipped to Africa, Israel, New Zealand, Australia, South America, Mexico, Canada (of course!), Japan, China, the Philippines, just about everywhere!

robindefender said...

When I saw that you'd posted more new releases, I thought, "crap! I'll bet I'm gonna want to spend more money." And of course, I was right.

I HAVE to get my little hands on the Egypt inspired piece. I visited that wonderful country last fall, and have been paying close attention to the events of the past few weeks. Much of the protesting you see on tv would have been visible from my hotel room window had I delayed my trip by only a few months! So your design speaks to my heart.

Jennifer said...

I would love to get the one of the bird and the cage! Love that one and it's so true even here in America with some struggles.
Some very sad situations just right around us here as well.

Your designs are lovely.

Jennifer

Sharon said...

Theresa, I think 9 is fabulous, I couldn't come up with even one if I tried. LOL I absolutely love the Home Springs Eternal.

MoonBeam said...

Some really nice designs to look forward to. I just bought the humble servant pattern yesterday and have several others. I'm going to have to start stitching SP very soon!

Great work.

Bobbi

Tammy said...

I have to say, I think you have really hit everything right out of the park!! I don't know if there is even one of your new designs that I can live with out. I know market will be a raging success for you.

Jen said...

HOW IN THE WORLD DID YOU FINISH THAT PIECE SINCE LAST NIGHT!!!! I just hear in voice of Jessie from Toy Story II, "Theresa, you stitch like the wind!!" You are incredible and everything looks great.

Giovanna said...

You're outdoing yourself this time around, and there are so many of them I want that I'm in huge trouble. Have a great time at the show!

Shelly said...
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Shelly said...

You did yourself proud! I wouldn't mind having the Home Springs Eternal design just because of the urn, lol. Heck, I'd like to have them all! I have a make-do pattern of yours from last year with an urn and I have to say you design the best-looking urns! Have fun and make lots of money!!

Susan said...

Only 9 lovely things for us stitchers to drool over - why that sounds like a lot to me!

Happy Stitching!

Lynn said...

All of your new designs are wonderful! Having 9 new designs is amazing. I don't know how you do it!
Have fun in Nashville.

Joy said...

Just amazing designs!! I have them all on my list of must haves & ordered 2 already. Thanks for getting me into stitchy trouble!
:-)