May has come upon our household quickly! The cat keeps growing, and finding new places to adventure (top of the kitchen cabinets!!!) and doodlebug is busier than ever with her music schedule. It has been a very rainy April, and you know the saying: April showers bring May...weeds. Lots and lots of weeds. The consolation in them is that they are really green when mowed and mostly blend in with the grass. The garden has produced a solid harvest on onions, and we are waiting on the tomatoes and peppers to ripen. As long as I can keep the birds away from the grapes, we may be able to make juice this year!
Now, on to the new releases! I've been putting in stitches whenever I can, usually during the Sunday afternoon nap time. I watch movies, everyone else sleeps. It works out :o)
MBT-298 I Am With You Always, Matthew 28:20
This will be a new series of designs, with a brief scripture in the middle and a beautiful ring of flowers. The colors can be easily updated to match your mood, and they are really quick to stitch for gifts. Model stitched on 28 ct. jobelan, Lambswool, with Weeks Dye Works thread.
MBT-299 Quoth the Stitcher
This one was sooooo much fun for me. I love all things sassy and sweet, and this fits both of those! Model stitched on 32 ct. Fiber on a Whim 32 ct. Belfast, Silver Fox, with Weeks Dye Works thread.
MBT-300 I Love to Tell the Story
I had a helper while stitching this hymn. She helped pick out the fabric. She laid herself down on my threads, and was in my lap for almost every x. Cats are so helpful. Model stitched on 32 ct. Fiber on a Whim 32 ct. Belfast, Latte, with Classic Colorworks thread.
MBT-301 Mighty to Save, Zephaniah 3:17
This is a verse of great comfort me. I'm never alone, and God is strong and mighty. Model stitched on 32 ct. Fiber on a Whim 32 ct. Belfast, Affogato, with Weeks Dye Works thread.
There are also a couple thread keeps that are being added to the shop line:
Our goal for the coming months is hiking. Lots of hiking. We went to Lost Maples and Enchanted Rock a couple of weeks ago and it was so nice to be out in creation. It was the perfect time of year when it wasn't too humid and wasn't too hot, and on a weekday the trails were mostly empty. We hiked back in to see Monkey Rock at Lost Maples, and me, thinking we were alone, started making the goofiest monkey sounds to embarrass the seventeen year old. We weren't alone, and the other people were recording their visit. Oops! lol