Saturday, September 11, 2010

New Releases for September 2010

It is hard to believe that it is already after Labor Day. The summer has gone by so fast. The watermelons in the garden are getting bigger each day, and we have lots of blackberries and raspberries that are ripe for picking. Our fruit trees didn't do much this year, they're still new, but we did get a half dozen white fleshed peaches that were the most incredible thing I have ever tasted. I never knew how sweet fruit could be! The apples are small, but just about ready to pick, and the pears tended to be favored by the birds. A new batch of grapes is growing and should be ready in a couple of weeks. We've got potatoes, onions, and carrots everywhere. It's time to start making some stew!

My Big Toe Designs has three new designs for release. These will be our last for the year. We're starting a homeschool curriculum this week for the munchkin, and with the online needlework show, then the holidays, I'll be lucky to stitch for all of an hour in the next two month :-) We need to find a new balance with work, home, and school. There are quite a few ideas squirming around in my head, and I never know when something will *have* to make it to fabric and thread. We're still planning on early 2011 for the next batch. Here are some pictures and details for the three new designs. Each one is unique and was a lot of fun for me to stitch.
MBT-100 He Holds Tomorrow
Stitched on 32 count jobelan, "Star Sapphire," with Weeks Dye Works Thread
"I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I know who holds tomorrow"
MBT-101 Dirty Little Words
Stitched on 32 count jobelan, "Waterlily," with Weeks Dye Works thread and Just Another Button Company buttons
"Four dirty little words: Dust, Iron, Cook, Wash"

MBT-102 A Woman of Noble Charachter ~ Selections from Proverbs 31
Stitched on 30 count Weeks Dye Works linen, "Linen," with Gentle Art Sampler Threads

There are DMC/Anchor conversions listed where possible. These have already started arriving at your favorite needlework shops.

Also added to our line this month are new accessories! We have created fobs to match the "Steweb" scissors from Kelmscott designs and to match the "Ella" scissors from Gingher. The Ella's were released recently to the Joann stores. There are also "Sonia" Gingher scissors that are arriving now at the local needlework shops. I have a pair arriving this week and will make a matching fob as soon as I have them in my hands and can accurately match some beautiful beads.
God bless you on this day of rememberance.