Saturday, November 21, 2020

New Designs!

Well, a single day was about all of the restraint I had to keep them to myself. I have issues with self control :o) The website has been updated and I'm so excited to share the new designs! Each one has a very different personality from the other, which sums up the last couple of months for me. 

MBT-263 I Will Bless the Lord, Psalms 34:1

This piece is the fourth in the square series, with a distinct fall flair because of the rich colors. The model is stitches with Weeks Dye Works thread on 28 ct. Lambswool jobelan. You could easily brighten it up to be a spring design, if that fits in better for you. The frame is by East Side Frames. 

MBT-264 The Love of God

The hymn by Frederick Martin Lehman has recently come into the spotlight with artists Mercy Me and the Gaither Vocal Band. The lyrics are a beautiful song of worship and I've highlighted the third verse and refrain. The model is stitched with Gentle Art Sampler Thread on 28 ct. Latte Country French Linen. The frame is a standard size 11x14 from Green Tree Gallery, found at Hobby Lobby.

MBT-265 Sarcasm is My Love Language    

I had to do something sassy, and I've found that with this motto there are some people in my life who experience that love far more than others. It is a very quick finish, fits in a 5x5 frame, and if you stitch it over one it could be the perfect ornament for the person in your life who needs the smile. The model is stitched with Classic Colorworks thread on 32 ct. Queen Anne's Lace hand dyed jobelan. 

MBT-266 Mightier Than the Waves, Psalms 93:4

This is a verse that I cling to during the times of struggle, when the waves are crashing and I seem to be tossed about. Mightier than the waves of the sea is His love for you. The model is stitched with Weeks Dye Works thread on 32 ct. Queen Anne's Lace hand dyed jobelan. The frame is a standard size 4x6 from Green Tree Gallery. 

MBT-267 Christmas Pinkies VII

I finally found my box of completed ornaments that needed to make it into a pinkies compilation! Over the past year, one of the most requested ornament patterns of mine has been "Always in My Heart." It was stitched as a memorial piece for a very dear friend who passed away. A group of us stitched it for her family members, each one with their own colors and personality, so that her husband and parents and kids each had their own memorial ornament. She is still missed. Also included in this pattern is Peace on Earth, and two versions of Nothing is Impossible. 

Now you know why I've been so excited! Each batch is a snapshot of what life is holding for me and this season has been all over the place. I currently only have one design in progress for the next batch, one in the circle series, which means time of prayer and consideration for what next needs to unfold from my needle and thread. 

This year is going to be different as far as holiday celebrations go. I pray peace for those who are struggling with solitude or loss, and that new ways are found to reach out, connect, and feel the love of fellowship from those in the families we are born into and those families that we choose through friendship.


Robin in Virginia said...

What a fabulous batch of new designs, Debbie! I like them all, but I think my favorite in this group is Mightier than the Waves. Enjoy your weekend.

BronnyB said...

Lovely designs Debbie, I do however, lean towards the Sarcasm Sampler.
Looking forward to seeing the new designs.