Market Releases

Okay, no more sneaks, since the cat's out of the bag anyway! 🙂 Here are the three releases that will be available at the St. Charles market later on this month…

Meet Boris; he's Olga's "companion"…

Boris model email 

This is Dust of Snow (the poem was written by Robert Frost)…

Dust of Snow email 

And finally, here is Sea Hag…

Sea Hag model email

I hope you like them!

Market Sneak #1

The St. Charles needlework market is just a couple of weeks away, and I've been printing like mad, mad, mad. I've only got 3 charts to release this time, but it's all I could manage! I showed you a sneak peek at Sea Hag a few weeks ago, and here's another. I had a lot of fun stitching this one…

Sea hag tp 2 

The frame, by Valley House Primitives, is outstanding! Janet and Joy are calling this texture "Hag's Hair," which makes me laugh…

Sea hag tp 1 

And here's one for my picture-taking friends Robin and Jaime (who needs to take up stitching as well as photography!)…  😉

Sea hag tp 3 

I hope you like Sea Hag! I'll have more sneaks soon!

Sea hag tp 4 

To and Fro

I've been extremely busy this past week getting organized around the house, finding any available space for the things we were able to haul from Kansas last week,  getting school and dorm shopping done, filling orders, and cleaning up the Yorkie's calling cards.

(And did I mention that Breanna has hired me to stitch her new models for her? For free? How is it, at 19 years old, she still has me wrapped around her finger?)

I did manage, however, to complete Sea Hag and get her photo taken this morning for a sneak. She'll be released in September at the St. Charles market, and I really hope you all like her!

Sea Hag sneak tp 

Guess I'd better get to Bre's models before she sees me sitting here slacking and fires me.

On second thought…

Olga’s Supplies

Sabrina is home from Germany, and even her sisters are happy about that. Last night, Brea and Bean headed out to see a movie together, and I forced them to let me take their pictures before they headed out the door. And as I've mentioned before, Bean loves nothing more than to go into silly mode when the camera is pointed at her..

Beans tp 1

Breanna doesn't care for her picture taken, and she'll probably be quite annoyed with me that I posted this in-between shot. I love in-between pictures though!

Breanna tp 1 

Girls tp 1 

And now.. the supplies for Olga! Sorry I didn't get them posted sooner, but I've been doing quite a bit of yardwork and other stitching. 🙂

Stitch Count for Olga: 101w x 104h

Fabric used: 36 ct. Vintage Tarnished Silver (Lakeside Linens)

Fibers used: Crescent Colours: Black Coffee, Old Oak Tree, River Rocks, Persimmon, Amber Waves, Joshua Tree, Dandelion Stem, Antique Lace.

Frame by: The Family Tree Frame Company (A "Branch" of Crescent Colours)

Olga tp 1 

Thank you so much for all the lovely compliments regarding this crazy cat, btw! I'll do my best to come up with a dog. 🙂


Here she is! She'll be released on the 28th. 🙂

Olga tp   

Out of the Bag.

Here's a sneak peek at Olga…

Olga tp 1 

Olga tp 2 

She's an odd-looking feline (I've always liked odd), stitched with Crescent Colours and 36 ct. Vintage Tarnished Silver by Lakeside Linens. I'm not sure of the release date yet, as the chart hasn't even been written up, but I'm looking at very early June.

I hope you like her!