Many of you know I'll be attending Needlework Tradeshow (wholesale only; not open to the public) in Nashville at the end of the month. There's a lot of buzz about the show - it's sold out and lots of shops have registered to come. I'll be releasing three new patterns and here's the first - I'll be showing them to you over the next few days so stay tuned...
Roseto (Italian for Rose Garden) was inspired by the Gloriana thread "Flowers of Italy" - I used the silk floss and the Princess Perle along with a bunch of different textured threads from Rainbow Gallery and a few others thrown in. For me, this was a design that just flowed easily and came to me quickly as I was working it. I loved it more when it was done than I thought I would! The finished design size is 8x8.
As I'll be showing the rest of my new releases over the next few days, I ask you to wait until you've seen the others to contact your LNS to pre-order - as a former shopowner, I liked one phone call better than two or three!
It's a cold, dreary, rainy day here in northwest Florida. The cats and I are hanging out and listening to classical music in the background while I'm writing instructions. Samantha has found the perfect thing to lay her head on - her brother Boots! I've never seen her do this before so had to snap a pic! You can also see why his name is Boots! They like to lay under the lamp because there's a 3 way bulb and it's warm! They don't always like to share it but seem to work it out most of the time!