It is almost here!

The vehicle is loaded and tomorrow we will be Nashville-bound!   It looks like Mother Nature is going to make this trip a bit more challenging...ugghh!  We are in a winter storm warning today, lots of heavy snow predicted for today.

I'll be releasing 11 new cross stitch patterns at the market and am sharing little snippets of the final 5 designs...enjoy!

'Market preview ~ Day 11'

'Market preview ~ Day 9'

'Day 7 ~ Nashville Market preview...just a little peek!  Thank you to Suzanne for lending her beautiful stitching talents on this piece.  I ask my model stitchers for weekly photo updates as they work a design.    In one of Suzanne weekly email updates, while working Stars & Stripes, she noted that she prayed for her deployed son while she stitched this patriotic-themed piece.  I felt so honored to know that this design brought prayer, peace and comfort to the mother of a military serviceman.  Truly the best kind of compliment, brought tears to my eyes...I can't even imagine.  Her son has since safely returned home.'

With thy Needle & Thread,


Just one week left...

A week from today everything has to be done!
I am a walking post-it note...notes everywhere,
 reminding me of what to take and what needs to be done.  

Tuesday is "load-up-the-vehicle-day" for an early push off on Wednesday morning for the Nashville Needlework market.     I've been working day's, nights and weekends since the holidays to pull this all together...
 let's just say,
I am pooped! 

 Thanks to the help of model stitchers,
 Suzanne, Susanna and April, 
I will have a booth full of fun & exciting new cross stitch releases.  

Today I am sharing snippets of 6 of the 11 patterns 
that will be debuting in Nashville at the end of the month....
just a little something to tempt your needles!

With thy Needle & Thread,


Worker Bee!!

Things are quite "Bizzy", lots and lots of new patterns coming together.
Nashville market is the buzz and I currently feel like a little worker bee!   I do sort of see a theme here with the upcoming Nashville releases..bees, fruit & flowers!

Did you know?
Bees are said to have knowledge of all secrets, as well as the gift of foreknowledge or seeing the future.  They are also considered to be divine messengers...their buzzing to be a song of praise.    They seem like perfect little motifs to stitch...I like their story, I like how hard they work!  

For those of you who stitched the "Gardener Goode Witch" and "Christmas at Winterberry Cabin", this is the spring/summer version to that series.  It is the last piece to stitch before market.  I know, I know...time is ticking!    I usually don't have a finish in mind when I start stitching.  My mind usually wanders to title and finish, in hoop,  as I stitch.  I am thinking... rather then rusty bell finish, as the other two in this series have, perhaps old mother of pearl button trim and maybe even toss in a bee charm or two...something a bit more "Springy".    I am stitching this on a 40 count rather then the 32 count and it is going to be small & sweet as honey...perfect for tucking on a cupboard shelf or trencher bowl.  
 It shall be titled, "The Potting Shed"

And with that,
 I leave you with pattern titles of the upcoming Nashville releases...
just something to tease and whet your needles appetite!!

Stars & Stripes
A Shepherds' Sampler (antique reproduction with some adaptations)
Summer at Cherry Hill
Spring Greetings Bouquet
Be Happy Humble & Kind
Button Button!
In Season 
A Tisket A Tasket
The Potting Shed
Pin Feathers Pinkeep


We had a good old fashioned winter storm over night...looks to be 7" or so of new snow.
Stay warm,