Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Boston Terrier Silhouette

Who says you can't have a blue dog?  I did, because you know me and my bold colors I like to use!

Today's finish was a requested breed...the Boston Terrier.  I stitched it using DMC #791 on a piece of hand-dyed Cornflower Blue jobelan fabric. 


This pattern along with all my other silhouettes (which can be found here) is now available for purchase at your local needlework shop or various online retailers.  If you don't want to do a Google search, just click here for a current list of those places.  

If you're a retailer and would like to stock this design, or any of my others, you can purchase here.  
And if there's a particular dog breed, or something else you're looking for in a silhouette, just let me know and I'll gladly add it to my list of designs to create & stitch.   
 
 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Modern Dictionary: Geek

I have so much fun with each of the designs in my Modern Dictionary series.  If only I had more time to stitch them all.  But we all know how it is....so many projects and so little time. 

This particular piece was stitched on a 30 count linen in "Guacamole" by Weeks Dye Works.  I'm not a huge an of linen, but I liked the color so much that I just had to pick it up from the remnant basket at my LNS.  And of course you know Rita over at SnowBerry NeedleArts gave it the awesome custom finish.


This pattern along with the other pieces in this series (which can be found here) is now available for purchase at your local needlework shop or various online retailers.  If you don't want to do a Google search, just click here for a current list of those places.  

If you're a retailer and would like to stock this design, or any of my others, you can purchase here.  
And if there's a particular word you'd like to see a fun definition given to, just let me know and I'll gladly add it to my list of designs to create & stitch.   
 
 

Monday, January 19, 2015

And the Winner of the January 2015 Giveaway Winner Is.....

After verifying all entries for tweets, twitter followers, newsletter subscribers and blog comments and then scrubbing the list of invalid entries (which was 114 of the original 238 entries!!), I'm pleased to announce the winner is:


Kelly, you should have received an email from me asking for your mailing address to send your package. 

Keep following here to participate in future giveaways! :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Schnauzer Silhouette

Gosh, I hope you're not getting bored with silhouettes, because I have another.  Don't worry, after I completed this one I took a break to start on the next piece in my Modern Dictionary series, so you'll be seeing some different designs from me soon.  And for those of you that are liking the silhouettes, I have more coming.  

Today's finish was a requested breed...the schnauzer.  I stitched it using DMC #310 on a piece of hand-dyed Medium Bright Turquoise aida fabric.  I wish the color would show properly in the photo, as it's a gorgeous color that matched DMC #3845.

This pattern along with all my other silhouettes (which can be found here) is now available for purchase at your local needlework shop or various online retailers.  If you don't want to do a Google search, just click here for a current list of those places.  

If you're a retailer and would like to stock this design, or any of my others, you can purchase here.  

And if there's a particular dog breed, or something else you're looking for in a silhouette, just let me know and I'll gladly add it to my list of designs to create & stitch.  





Sunday, January 11, 2015

January 2015 Giveaway

It's time for a giveaway!!  Woohoo!!!

I decided it's been way too long since I've done something fun, so it's time for another giveaway.   Here's a pic of some, but not all, of what you'll receive:


The prize package, worth $40+ USD, will include the following:
  • The zippered project bag shown
  • A printed copy of my Pinwheel Christmas Quilt pattern
  • Floss needed to stitch the Pinwheel Christmas Quilt pattern
  • Pin Pal kit by The Purple Thread (not shown in photo)
  • Chatelaine by My Big Toes Designs (not shown in photo)
  • A few other miscellaneous stitching goodies (not shown in photo)
Please note: Giveaway is open to residents of the United States only.  Entries will no longer be accepted after Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 11:59pm EST

Want to win this prize pack?  Just click the giveaway link below.

  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner will be announced on Monday, January 19th.  Good luck and Happy Stitching!  :)

Editor's Note on Weds. 1/14/2015 at 8:26pm:
Please note that the entry list will be scrubbed of all invalid entries, such as people clicking the link for 5 entries that they've left a comment on this blog post, etc. when they have not.  As of the time of this edit, more than 50% of the entries are NOT valid (23 people have clicked they've left a comment where only 8 of them really have).  In an effort to make this a fair giveaway I respectfully ask you play by the rules.  Thank you.