Welcome back to day 3! Each evening, for countless nights, has been spent in front of the TV packaging patterns. Tonight will mark my last night of homework...all patterns should be bagged and ready to be boxed. Are you hearing a *sigh* of relief?
This piece turned out beautiful! I found a frame that really finished it off nicely. This mid-size piece features an old Chinese proverb that I have always liked, and lean on from time to time. Faith of the Heart was stitched by Suzanne Garber. A special "Thank You" to this sweet & dear woman.
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One of my favorite things to do is to sit by my back window that opens up to my bird-feeding station. I find great solace and inspiration there. Bird migration has always fascinated me. One of my favorite guests are the little hummers as they migrate through each spring and fall. So, to them I dedicate a new pattern titled, Bloom Where You're Planted. A big "Thank You" to April Taylor for stitching this model for me.
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I thoroughly enjoyed designing this new collection series titled, Essamplaire Petite. This is Collection I of II. As the title states, these are petite! The collection consists of 4 miniature samplers, one being what I call it's signature piece and 3 tiny samplers that compliment the larger piece. I currently have them sitting, grouped together, on my mantel in front of an antique sampler and I love the look...simply precious! The sizes of these are 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" & 3 1/2" x 5"...yep, they are tiny! I chose inexpensive frames and re purposed them a bit, all four for under $15.00. I will explain this process in the pattern instructions.
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With thy Needle & Thread,