Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Last Week to Sign Up for PACIFIC TIDE POOL Cyber Class!

 Just a quick reminder that this is the last week to sign up for my new PACIFIC TIDE POOL cyber class that will start in late January....

If you want to create your own unique miniature beachscape, complete with starfish, seaweed, limpets and sea urchins, this is definitely the class for you!  But be prepared to work lots of bullion knots (I'm not kidding, stitchers!)

So splash on over to my website to read all the particulars regarding this class, as well as find the registration information. 

Friday, December 23, 2016

Free Christmas Gift For You!

 Ho, Ho, Ho...
T'is the season for holiday treats and surprises, Stitchers,
so here's a sweet little stitching gift from me to you --
a fast and festive CHRISTMAS SQUARE:

If you stitched up the AUTUMN SQUARE I posted for Thanksgiving, 
you'll surely want to stitch this companion ornament
 in your favorite holiday threads.
It's just the right size for a hand-held project,
 a small design to work on after all your big holiday pieces have been stitched,
 or something you can tuck into a purse for an on-the-go piece!

I hope you all have the Merriest Christmas Season,
with lots of fun stitching projects, and lots of treats to eat, too!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Guess What's Available Now?!?

It's the very fun, very festive NORDIC PANEL that I designed several years ago for Nordic Needle's first Canvaswork Club.  The pattern (in the original red/blue/green palette) is now available on my website:

Are you as crazy about colors and patterns as I am?  Then this long panel piece might just be the perfect project for you to stitch in the New Year!

The stitches aren't difficult -- straight, diagonal, smyrnas, rhodes, and french knots -- but they're used in clever combinations that are a pleasure to work up.  Here's a peek at one of the patterns:

And here's a look at the central bargello band, plus the blackwork band below it done in a variegated Watercolours thread:

All done in fun red, blue, green and gold threads that replicate happy Nordic sweater patterns.  So if you're looking for a project that will give you a jolt of color and boost your spirits during the long, cold winter months, you might want to add NORDIC PANEL to your wintertime stash!  Please ski on over to my website, for all the thread types and ordering info...