Saturday, August 20, 2022

New for August 2022

 It is amazing how fast the year is already going by. What has been my distraction, you ask? Besides the normal insanity of church life and a very active teen, we added this little creature and her name is Lila.

Don't be fooled. She truly is a bundle of incredible energy and she gets into everything. Everything. Our fifteen year old cat made her final trip to the vet a month and a half ago, and with the joys of living in the country we needed something to chase away the creepy crawlies that find their way into our home. 

Now on to all things stitchy! The Expo is coming up next weekend and be sure to check out shop pages for all of the previews of new goodies from your favorite designers. I have a ton of stuff coming out. Five, yes FIVE new charts and a bunch of accessories. So... here we go!

MBT-289 Gracious Words
Proverbs 16:24  Gracious words are as honeycomb sweet to the soul and health to the body. Model stitched on Picture This Plus 36 ct. linen, Heartland, with Weeks Dye Works thread.

MBT-290 All in Love
I Corinthians 16:14 Let all that you do be done in love. Model stitched on 28 ct. jobelan, Lambswool, with Weeks Dye Works thread.

MBT-291 Which Came First?
Which came first the needle or the thread? I was feeling philosophical :o) Model stitched on 32 ct. jobelan, Antique White, with Weeks Dye Works thread.

MBT-292 Strength and Dignity
Proverbs 31:25 Strength and dignity are her clothing and she laughs without fear of the future. Model stitched on 28 ct. jobelan, China Pearl, with Gentle Art Sampler Thread.

MBT-293 No Greater Joy
3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear of my children walking in the truth. Model stitched on Fiber on a Whim 32 ct. Belfast linen, Affogato, with Weeks Dye Works thread.

I hope you enjoy the designs as much as I did. Now, on to the accessories!

Love Coffee Fob/Pin Set
Love Ewe Fob/Pin Set
Love Fall Fob/Pin Set
Pin Tin Just Beachy
Pin Tin Perfectly Purple
Holiday Specialty Fob Set
Bone Dance Thread Keep (I love those old cartoons!)
Classic Cats Thread Keeps

Like a lot of the US, we have been dealing with weather struggles. It has been brutally hot and dry, so the garden has been struggling and the yard has raised the white flag. I've been nursing along the raised beds and am hoping that we will get another round of tomatoes before winter hits. One cute surprise was a fluffle of baby rabbits that were birthed in one of the garden boxes. I guess they found the coolest place to start their family and I have given up on harvest in that part of the garden. Such is life :o)

Monday, May 30, 2022

New for May 2022!

It's hard to imagine that it has been so many months since I released new chart designs. For years I have been pretty faithful about new releases every 3-4 months, but we've had a doozy of a start to this year. We did end up moving (again!!!) and it was into a property that needed a lot of work. It still needs a lot of work, but it is functional for hosting home group and getting my grape vines in the ground, so we're starting to find a new rhythm to life. The scriptures I've been working on will give you a bit of a hint about how things have progressed, and each day I am grateful that His mercies are new.

MBT-285 Thy Word
~Psalm 119:105

The model is stitched on 30 ct. Weeks Dye Works linen, Grey, with Gentle Art Sampler Thread. This pattern is a companion design to MBT-150 Griefs and Sorrows and MBT-206 Be of Good Courage. All of these models are stitched with three strands over three threads on linen, so that it looks like very rustic x's on fine fabric and has a lovely finish. They also look great stitched more traditionally on any fabric you prefer. Stitch count is 58w x 86h

MBT-286 I Will Not Be Shaken
~Psalm 62:6

The model is stitched on Fiber on a Whim 32 ct. Belfast, Affogato, with Weeks Dye Works thread. This pattern is a companion design to MBT-281 Refuge and Strength, and there will be at least two more in this series. When stitched on this fabric it fits a standard sized 5x7 frame, and I used Green Tree Gallery #638676 5x7 Wood with Etched Leaves. Stitch count is 67w x 99h

MBT-287 Be Anxious for Nothing
~Philippians 4:6-7

There are two very special women who encouraged this one to come to fruition and it was with prayer that I made each stitch. This is one of those verses that is an incredible comfort in that God knows we tend towards anxiousness, yet He gives us the answer to it - prayer with gratitude. The model is stitched on Picture This Plus 32 ct. Belfast, Fog, with Weeks Dye Works thread. When stitched on 32 ct. fabric it fits a standard sized 9x12 frame, and I used Studio Decor #546710 Blue Wash 9x12. Stitch count is 123w x 171h.

MBT-288 The Spirit Given
~2 Timothy 1:7

The model is stitched on 28 ct. jobelan, Ivory, with Weeks Dye Works thread. This pattern is a companion design to MBT-183 Trust in Him, MBT-192 Hope and a Future, MBT-211 My Soul Finds Rest, MBT-219 Still Waters, MBT-258 New Mercies (and there is another one in the works!). The frame I used is by East Side Frames PADT 7-1/2 x 7-1/2. Stitch count is 92w x 92h.

Also released are some spring fobs that were a delight to create. 

I'm already looking for time to stitch the next round of releases and each little x is a treasure.