Monday, January 11, 2010

Gearing up for market...

Ooh, I have so many wonderful irons in the fire right now. (Which, frankly, is where I'd LOVE my iron to be -- in the fire, because I hate that thing!) Market is now just a number of weeks away, and I'm going to spend time today stitching on a few market models. Here are some sneaky-peeks (not pictures yet) at what's going on:

One of my model stitchers is making good progress (great progress, actually) on a reproduction sampler of Adam and Eve (check older posts for pictures of the original.)

I finished designing a sampler with silhouettes of skeleton keys this weekend, and I'll be stitching that on Fresco linen by Picture This Plus. I also have been finding lots of antique skeleton keys -- will be doing neat ornaments with those that shops will be able to buy at market, or you can get them through my site when they're done. I am also thinking the new Jenny Bean sampler, which will fit in an Olde Colonial burl wood box top, will have some keys on it, too. Love that theme!

Crescent Colours' model stitcher is stitching Libertyville, a companion piece to Christmasland. This is going to be a keep watching for more seasonal villages in silks. That model will be at market, and the packets will start shipping to shops in March.

I am currently stitching on a spring-time sampler in five different colours of Silk N Colours and one of the Silk N Ribbons. It's got a spring-time Shakespeare quote on it that was ALSO featured in the "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory" film.

I'm working on two pincushion designs for Just Another Button Co. (to go with their Just Pin sets). VERY cute -- stitched on the hand-dyed Weeks Dye Works Gingham Linen to go with the Lemonade Button pin sets.

And there will be another Jenny Bean pincushion designs...I'm keeping details tight on this one, because I've come up with an "unusual" base for these, and am waiting for them to come in for measurements and all.

That's what I've got going right now...wish y'all could come and stitch with me! Have a great day, and stay warm!!!


Suburban Stitcher said...

Good luck with everything! I can only imagine that it's such a crazy time of year right now...but it will be SOOO worth it!

Catherine said...

Ooohh can't wait to see all of the new goodies! Especially Jenny - the Halloween and Christmas ones are done and hanging - love them!

Anonymous said...

You have been a very busy lady! Can't wait to see the Adam and Eve reproduction. And the skeleton keys sound fun. I inherited my mom's collection of skeleton keys and at Christmas time, I tie ribbons on the keys and hang them on a miniature tree to remember my mom. Blessings to you for a good day! kelley secrest

Unknown said...

And you are sleeping when? :-)

Wow, so many wonderful 'irons' - can't wait to see them all. Especially that A&E - they are made my favorite these days.

Enjoy your day off - maybe that's not phrased correctly, enjoy your day away from the shop.

Kiwiflowa said...

Wow I can't wait to see them all!

Melissa said...

Looking forward to seeing all your new designs!

Your little kitty is looking very cozy in the last post.

Jen said...

Busy, busy, busy. At least all of this movement keeps you warm.