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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Last call for Mystery registration!


Yesterday was the registration deadline for my Curios Mystery Class and above is one last peek at part of Lesson One. I'll take registrations today and up to 5pm central time tomorrow (Sunday) as I'm working on the orders I'll place Monday. If you've missed it, here is where I blogged originally. There are photos of the colorways with my comments. Here's a link to the Registration Details.

I'll be glad to get these orders placed and behind me - I leave Thursday for the Nashville wholesale show. It's great fun but lots of work getting ready. I don't really enjoy long car trips so I know I'm working too much when I look forward to the 8 hour drive on Thursday!

If you've missed my new designs to be released next weekend, you can see them on my website. 

Hope you're all stitching!
Kathy

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

New Delights!

In addition to Sudoku Delight & Poppers, I will be releasing two more patterns at the Nashville market. First up is the new Color Delights - it's Eggplant! The photo doesn't show the richness of the color or the texture of the threads. I used Petite Very Velvet as the darkest color and the Watercolour is Aubergine - isn't that appropriate?! I love purple so it is definitely my newest favorite of the Color Delights!

I'm introducing a new series of designs called Holiday Delights - these will be six by six finished size and great for box tops, pillow inserts, stand-up cubes, or whatever other creative things people are sure to come up with. The first is Independence Day. I've been on a roll with this fun combination of patriotic colors - they're just such fun to work with and the ideas just keep coming! I'm excited about this new series and looking forward to working on the next one! Leave me a comment if you want to request a holiday for me!

These designs will all be released March 4th so look for them at your LNS (ask them to pick them up for you!) after market or if you don't have a LNS, pre-order them here.

I'm headed out of town to teach this weekend - I'm really happy to be getting on a plane and not driving! I'll be able to stitch. I'm working on my last Element, which is Wind. It is designed and threads have been chosen so I'm all set. In the meantime, I'm cutting mass numbers of canvases and drawing the outlines for the Curios Mystery Class - if you've missed the info on this class or have been thinking about signing up, you can see all the details and photos of the colorways here. Registration ends February 26th so I can get all the final supply orders in before I leave for Nashville.

Until next time,
Kathy



Friday, February 5, 2016

Poppers!

Poppers is a bright, fun to stitch project with 192 little squares. Although the layout is the same as Tidbits, all of the square patterns are different. I just love creating small designs and then putting them together like patchwork!
The pattern will be released at the Nashville market.

Monday, February 1, 2016

New for Nashville..



I'm done stitching and almost done writing instructions for my Nashville releases - this is the earliest I've ever been ready for a tradeshow and it feels wonderful! One of my new releases will be Sudoku Delight - this was a class I taught a few years ago and I've had a lot of requests for this pattern. In addition to my original colorway, eight other colorways are listed. This is my Original and the main thread is called Peacock. Most of the colorway names are based on the Rainbow Gallery Bravo overdyed thread which was the inspiration for each colorway.

 This is "Caramels"

This is Caravan #1 (it'd be a great companion to Starstuck's Glowing Embers!)
 

I've seen photos of the other colorways stitched but can't find them right now so will show you the threads for the others.
Caravan #2
Lagoon
Preserves
 
Blues & Golds
Paprika
Waterfall
Found the photos! I wrote this post yesterday and have since found photos of some of the colorways stitched up - left the thread photos to show both...
Blue & Gold
Lagoon
Paprika
Waterfall  
Stay tuned for the rest of the new releases...
Kathy