Sunday, September 12, 2021

More new goodies!

 It has been a crazy few weeks (months!) and I'm woefully behind on updating everything. It's a mostly good crazy, though, and I'm grateful. The fall Expo was a couple of weeks ago and this meant new chart and accessory releases. This meant lots and lots of inventory prep so that things could quickly ship out. The Expo was a great event, lots of shop orders, and all of them have shipped and are happily in their new homes. Here is what was featured:

MBT-277 Quaker Sacrifice
This is the fifth in the Quaker Seasons series and I still love each one. There are brighter colors in this one, and more of a harvest or fall feel with the rust colored focus thread in the center, but it could easily be toned down or stitched as a monochrome piece. The scripture is from John 15:13 "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friend." Model is stitched on 32 ct. country french linen, "Cafe Mocha," with Weeks Dye Works thread. Stitch count is 137w x 236h. Frame by East Side Frame.

MBT-278 The God of Peace
This is also in a series, a companion to MBT-160 Walk by Faith, MBT-176 Saved by Grace, MBT-182 Love One Another, MBT-209 Guide Me in Truth, MBT-232 Wait in Hope. There is a middle focus word with a beautiful scroll detail, scalloped edge border, and elegance. The scripture is from Romans 15:13 "The God of peace be with you." Model is stitched on 35 ct. Weeks Dye Works linen, "Tin Roof," with WDW thread. Stitch count is 97w x 65h. Frame is from Walmart (seriously, I was in a crunch, life was happening, and this was available and looks great with the design!).

MBT-279 Merry Christmas
I love the circle series! This is a companion design to oodles of other circle patterns. The little Merry Christmas ornament was stitched over one, and the Joyeux Noel is stitched over two. The design is also charted for Feliz Navidad, Frohe Weihnachten, and Buon Natale. Model stitched on 32 ct. country french linen, "Cafe Mocha," with Weeks Dye Works thread. Stitch count is 63w x 63h. Frame by Signed and Numbered.

MBT-280 My Cup Overflows
The fourth release is also a companion design. Scripture is from Psalm 23:5 "My cup overflows with blessing." Model is stitched on 28 ct. jobelan, "Lambswool," with Weeks Dye Works thread. Stitch count is 70w x 42h. Frame is by Green Tree Gallery. I also have this frame is a soft pink, which means there will be another one in the series! 

Now there are the accessories. So many accessories that I'm just going to highlight a few!
Pumpkin Spice Fob Pin Set  
Bees Pin Tin
Mermaid Treasure Fob Pin Set
Christmas Sheep Fob Pin Set
Fall Pin Tin
There are also other holiday mini fobs, thread keeps, needle minders... but if I put them all here then you'd have to go and get another cup of coffee or tea and settle in for a bit longer :o)

Our world continues on and we pray for hope and healing. I keep leaning on the sovereignty of God and knowing that He has it all in His hands. Doodlebug is almost of age to drive on her own (ACK!!!), and as scary as that is, there is joy in knowing she can get to her jobs (on her own!) and take on more responsibility as she grows towards adulthood. She wrote an original worship song and they sang it at church last week, which was so neat. Solid scriptural foundation, focused on Christ, giving praise to Him. I am a very proud mom. Yesterday, I sat down and was able to get a few x's into a new design. It is stitched over 3 and is keeping my brain busy. I like the look of the chunkier x's on the smooth fabric. The garden is wrapping up and we did not get much of a harvest this year. I still had fun watering each day and seeing all of the critters that made themselves at home. The frogs crack me up. The snakes, not so much.