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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Rainy Day Finishing ~

The best kind of rain, of course, is a cozy rain.
This is the kind the anonymous medieval poet makes me remember...
the rain that falls on a day when you'd just as soon stay in bed a little longer, 
write letters or read a good book by the fire…
take early tea with hot scones and jam and look out the streaked window with complacency.
~ Susan Allen Toth

and so it is today ~ 
one of those wonderful, makes-me-wish-for-Autumn days.

I am finishing the 
'finishing' on my new project models ~ preparing them for their cover shots and photo shoots…

and this gloriously-dreary day is thee perfect backdrop!

"Witches in the Air"

choosing just the right fabrics and finishes for the designs….
~ orange & black of course.

"Pumpkin Folke"

I never really have a 'finish' in mind…
they kind of tell me what they want to be once they've been stitched, 
….so I go with it.

"Here Lyeth"

~ pinkeep, pillow, framed, mounted…
who knows?

'White Witch'

If I can get them finished and photographed today,
I will share them here tomorrow.
I am excited to show you FINALLY what I've been up to!

I will be releasing a total of
5 cross stitch designs
4 punch needle designs
3 wool applique designs
{ and maybe a few surprises in between }

I will be holding a little online SHOW here on this blog for a few 
for my collectors ~
(dolls, pincushions, scherenschnitte, paintings)
I'll share the date for that SOON!

Enjoy the rain today my friends!!

* Blessed be *


  1. Yay! Looking good! Still love that White Witch.

    Ginny K

  2. I sew love your work. Can't wait to see all the new goodies in all their hallowed glory.

  3. Loving what I see! Can't wait for the reveal!!

  4. So excited!! Love your primitive designs!!

  5. Love the stitcheries done in black! Waiting patiently for the reveals:)
    Hugs Marg.

  6. Yipee! Can't what I'm seeing, blessings Lori

  7. What a perfectly relaxing and comforting post.

    We have the rain and chilly air today...a perfect day for being home & oh so cozy.

    Gorgeous designs ~ looking forward to seeing your finishes.


  8. Love the "sneak peek" of Witches in the Air! That will be another MUST BUY for me. ;-)

  9. ...and just when I promised myself to work through my stash of patterns before buying any more. Oh, well; resolutions are made to be broken!


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