Monday, September 30, 2013

October 2013 New Releases

I am so excited to share with you four new designs! The website is updated, orders are being shipped, and newsletters are going out, so I get to update the blog :-) The thread details are at www.MyBigToeDesigns.com , but here are the more interesting tidbits that go along with each one:

MBT-140 The Apostles' Creed
This design was encouraged by a lovely lady who emailed me a couple of years ago to see if it was something that I would design. After over a year of prayer and nothing coming of it, I was inspired to do it in a reproduction style. The creed has been used for centuries and is currently recited today in many churches. The design process was surprisingly smooth, with lines of words lining up perfectly at the end, and then I started pulling thread colors and stitching. I haven't fought so awfully with colors in a design in a long time! The end result is exactly what I saw in my head, and I love how it turned out, but I ripped out almost as much as I stitched. The chart comes with a little history lesson on the design, and a conversion for some of the wording.

MBT-141 Blessed Assurance
Hymn designs have become my new favorites. It is a joy to be able to sing along with my stitching! I've been back in a purple mood, and the new GAST color "Amethyst" was perfect for what I was feeling with the colors for this one.

MBT-142 To Stitch or Not to Stitch
There has to be a whimsical design in each batch, and I was feeling a bit pensive with this one. It is in the same design line as "Normal Family," same color families, and same attitude :-)

MBT-143 Joyful, Patient, Faithful
Romans 12:12 tells us to be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. I need so much of all three of those each and every day! The border is a tangle of flowers, and it could easily be brightened up a bit for spring colors, or stitched in one color, OR add in more colors for the flowers!

Thank you for sharing in this stitchy journey with me. I appreciate all of the kind words, encouragement, feedback, and prayers.

5 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Such wonderful designs! I think "Joyful in Hope" is my favorite of the batch, but it is a tough call!!

Rita said...

I love them all, Debbie!

Julie said...

Love them all but especially the hymn one!

Brenda said...

There are several of us that are going to be stitching The Apostle's Creed as a SAL at The Attic. I did the test stitching as we are stitching it on 40ct Vintage Light Exampler and other stitching it on 40ct Vintage Exampler. I hope to show progress on my blog. We only had to make one thread substitution due the fabric choices.

My Big Toe Designs said...

Thank you all for the kind words. Brenda - I tried to find a way to email you. The SAL sounds like a lot of fun. I look forward to seeing your WIP come to life. The top border went slowly for me, but when I got to the creed it picked up and went really fast. Let everyone know that they can email me and I'd love to see pics.