Friday, August 28, 2009

Hey, Stitchers! Started a stocking Tuesday night. Here's a picture - didn't get too far, but I love it!

It's the Haunted House and the toe has a black cat with his back and tail up.

Here's a Halloween 'band ' that I'm also working on- done on 18 ct natural linen over 2 with #5 perle cottons. This is from a Prairie Schooler chart. I haven't decided what to do with it yet. It will finish off at about 3 inches wide and will be used as a band around a basket or candle jar or maybe placed on a grapevine wreath. The possibilities are many.

I just got this pillow back from my finisher and am so happy with the results. This is a free pattern and, once again, has many possibilities for finishing.

I just love my 8 sided pillow - in purple - with a crazy fringe. Oops! This picture got turned upside down in creating it but you can still get a real clear view of my BATS for Halloween.
What do you think of my pillow?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Today is the day! The Blackbird Tis Halloween has arrived. We have the charts, the fabric and the floss and I'm going to stitch - or at least start- a stocking tonight!!! I will be pricing and cutting and sorting flosses on Wednesday and calling all you special people who pre-ordered the chart.

I'm expecting an auto from Lizzie Kate tomorrow and an order from Hoffmman Distributors should arrive so I will be a busy beaver. Talk again, soon! Maybe I'll even have a 'stocking' to scan tomorrow and share with you.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hi Stitchers! Blackbird Designs is 'teasing' us on the Tis Halloween book. Here's another picture. Supposedly, this is all 13 of them. It's really hard to tell. There will be 13 stocking patterns and a couple of other projects in the book. Hear tell, they are to be delivered, from the printer, to Blackbird on Monday and she will start packing and shipping them to distributors.

Wouldn't these stockings look great on a grapevine wreath decorated with bittersweet or colorful fall leaves? Or better yet, how about a garland to decorate your mantel?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Picture is Finally Here! Reserve your copy now if you haven't done so.
It's going to be great. We will have fabric and flosses to complete any of the stockings you may want to stitch. All will be coming in, hopefully, about 2 weeks. I can't wait till it gets here.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

It's Here!!!! Hot off the press! The 2009 Prairie Schooler!
More to come.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Hey, Stitchers! Thanks for participating in our Christmas in July week. Now it's back to the regular day in day out stuff. I've been stitching up several of Blackbird's monthly stockings - I've done the July house and the star quilt pattern stockings and the stork. I got creative and stitched the start quilt pattern stocking on a 12 count Jute in a wheat color. I used red and green perle cotton and it stitched up really nice. It's about 12 inches long and it will make a nice Christmas decoration or even a really nice stocking for a family member. I stitched their Loose Feathers It's Berry Time without the alphabet across the top and I love it. It's waiting to be framed. And I just can't wait till the Halloween stocking book comes out.

We've ordered in some new publications and they should be in on Wednesday. Soon as they arrive, I'll try and get some pictures up so you know what's new. Check us out later in the week. Until then, keep stitching.