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I design needlepoint AKA canvaswork or counted needlepoint - it's all done from charts and diagrams!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cyber Monday Sale!

I'm offering a flash sale for Cyber Monday! All patterns are 20% off. Selected kits are available at 25% off as listed below. Sale prices last until midnight (central time) Monday, December 1st. Email me at kathy at needledelights dot com to place your order and let me know if you'd like to pay by Paypal or credit card. 

A limited number of each kit listed is available and sales are on a first come, first serve basis.

Cyber Monday Sales



Quanity
Reg Price Sale Price Available
Appalachia 73 54.75    3
Autumn Logs 95 71.25    1
BlackJack 95 71.25    2
Bora Bora 109 81.75    2
Brilliant Color 186 139.50    1
Burst of Stars 149 111.75    1
Calypso Squares 115 86.25    2
Cherry Cordial 61 45.75    1
Galaxy 137 102.75    2
Lavender Fields 83 62.25    2
Lollipops 92 69.00    2
Rainforest Crunch 81 60.75    3
Rainforest Revisited 131 98.25    2
Sierra 73 54.75    3
Spring Logs 88 66.00    1
Sugilite 67 50.25    1
Summer Logs 94 70.50    3
Tahiti 51 38.25    2
Tanzanite 52 39.00    1
Tuscan Midnight 109 81.75    3
Stained Glass Stars 137 102.75    1

Happy Shopping!
Kathy

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Something new...

First, Thanksgiving cooking was a great success and hosting it at my home was really fun. That said, I have a whole new appreciation for how much work it is. I was so grateful one of my friends insisted on doing all the dishes afterwards! 


I was inspired by the black borders someone used in Colorwaves and posted on Facebook. I started a new design a few weeks ago and thought I'd get to work on it but alas, when I opened my project bag, my ring of silks was not there. I worked on it in my mom's car and am hoping she will find it when she gets home - she was here in Florida and they brought my dad's car from North Carolina so there was no looking for it yesterday! I know what I'm missing so can easily keep going but I won't know for sure if I need more than one skein of any of the colors. Can you say frustrating?!  The beginning of it is above...not sure how many rows around there will be and am mulling about possible names for it - suggestions welcome! This design will be released sometime next year.

I'm off to sort out the goodies I bought at the quilting retreat. When I got home Monday night, I just threw the bags in my sewing room! Real work work can wait until Monday - I'm enjoying my first weekend at home in a month!

Hope you're warm and stitching!
Kathy

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mystery Announcement & Happy Thanksgiving!

Registration is underway for my new Mystery Project. This class is being offered through Shining Needle Society and you can get all the details at https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/46618682/SNS_Starstruck%20Mystery%20Announcement2014.pdf. I've completely finished stitching it and have such a hard time not showing it to everyone! I took it to my quilting retreat last week and proudly showed it off to my friends there - some of them may be lured over to the dark side as they expressed an interest in the class!

Here's a sneak peek...

I've got to get to work - Thanksgiving is at my house tomorrow! Wish me luck cooking a turkey by myself for the first time ever! My mom is here but she's now allowed to come into the kitchen until I've got the turkey in the oven! I've made several attempts in the past but she always takes over while I happily step aside!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Kathy

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Time flies...

when I'm having fun and creating new designs! I've been super busy the last few months working on all kinds of secret projects. I'm almost done stitching a large Mystery design that will soon be available as an online class. This is my fifth Mystery design (you can see the others here) and I think it's my favorite! I used colors I personally love (turquoises, purples, and limes) to stitch my original and have created additional colorways so there's something for everyone. I'm also working on a couple of new teaching pieces and I always have a new Color Delights on stretcher bars for times when I have to sit and wait somewhere.

At the printer now is Ripple Rotation 2 - here's how it started...with this small design. I used an "Earthtone" palette of overdyed Vineyard Silks from ThreadworX. Although I love love the bright colors, this is a great time of year to stitch with these "warm" colors.



Here's how I stitched it and wrote the pattern for it...


And, here are a few options for stitching variations. It's so interesting to see how different the same pattern can look, depending on placement and rotations! Just posting these makes me want to start working on another!



The patterns are at the printer and I hope to have them here next week. You may pre-order patterns and kits. Orders for kits will be shipped in the order they are received.

Until next time (it won't be so long!!), 
Kathy