Market,  New Designs,  Sneak Peeks,  Stitching

At Last!

Welcome to the opening day of market! I can hardly stand the excitement!

As promised, for those of you who are still with me, here is my final fall market release:


A Ghoultide Welcome

Stitch Count: 332w x 176h

Linen used: 36 ct. Vintage Sand Dune by Lakeside Linens. A great substitute
would be 36 ct. Lingonier Latte by R&R Reproductions.

Threads used: Needlepoint Inc. silk (with their DMC equivalents in parentheses):

903 (435)
964 (645)
962 (648)
692 (677)
245 (730) (2 skeins suggested)
241 (733)
981 (822) (2 skeins suggested)
954 (611)
694 (833)
767 (975)
316 (830)
976 (3021)
588 (3371) (3-4 skeins suggested)
721 (3830)
124 (3772)

Please note: while each stitcher's floss usage is different, I've included what I think would be best for you to have on hand, in case you run just a little short. If you choose to use a lower-count linen, please know that you may need more floss, just as you may need less if you use a higher count. However, since these are not overdyed threads, you will most likely be safe if you don't have all the skeins you need on hand right away, as dye lots for these silks don't vary as much as an overdyed silk or cotton would. It's possible that you've had a different experience, but mine has been one of color consistency among these particular threads.

The frame for A Ghoultide Welcome is extremely complimentary to the piece, and was chosen by Sherri Berkman of Total Framing in Virginia. I never see my pieces before she sends them to me, as I like to be surprised. I trust Sherri implicitly, and she never disappoints! If you'd like more information on this frame or any others used on my designs, please give her a call at 703-426-0660.

There is a small area of personalization on this chart that will require either a tent stitch (basically a half stitch, or a stitch that hasn't been crossed) or a full over-one-thread stitch, whichever you choose to do. An alphabet chart has been provided for you to graph out your own name, or you can certainly fill the area instead with a motif from elsewhere in the chart.


I hope you've had fun looking at the previews this week! I'm very excited to get back to the drawing board and see what comes out of the mouse. It almost never matches what is in my mind, but that's okay. I'm always up for surprises!

Happy Market to You!

P.S. A patriotic-themed "Welcome" is brewing…



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