Friday, November 20, 2015

Fall Is In The Air

The hills and valleys of Sonoma County are ablaze with autumn color....

 Especially this week, everywhere you look the trees are bursting out in riotous colors...

Even the majestic old oaks are burnished in golds and yellow greens,
like this one I saw today when we went for our morning walk....

 Which reminded me to post this fun little Autumn ornament for you to stitch up
from threads in your stash:

Have fun with this cutie...
and Happy Fall Friday, Everyone!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Fast, Fun, and Festive!

Now that the holiday season is fast approaching, maybe you're in the mood to stitch something that's filled with red and green and lots of glitzy gold metallic.  I had a holiday idea that I've been madly stitching on these last few weeks and can now share it with you: a new American Quilt Collection design called "HOLIDAY GIFTS":

Oh, boy, this festive quilt design was so much fun to stitch up!
I grabbed a skein of Watercolours 025 - "Holiday" as well as a handful of reds, greens,
and golds in #5 pearl cottons and metallic Ribbon Floss -- then started stitching
some happy little packages.

I'm thinking about turning this cutie into a sofa pillow for holiday display, 
instead of framing it on the wall....

And I've also included alternate thread colors (blues) for a Hanukkah version.

So if you want to stitch yourself into a holiday mood this year, just jingle on over
to my website and get all the ordering info on this new HOLIDAY GIFTS pattern!
Ho, Ho, Ho and Happy Friday, Everyone!