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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Happy Fall Y'all!

It's the first day of Autumn - yippee!! Although my air conditioning is still blasting, there's the promise of cooler weather coming soon. I wait for it every year with great anticipation. This is one of my favorite times of the year - football season has started and baseball season is winding down. I'm hoping the Cubs repeat in the World Series!!

The holidays approach and I have finished two new "Holiday Delights" for Halloween and Christmas. I had been thinking about these designs for a long time and I'm pleased with how they turned out. Since 99.9% of my designs are "just geometrics", it was quite interesting to do Witch Hats - I had to draw something "real", not something I typically do. The trees were easier! Using Leaf Stitch for a tree makes it quite simple and you know how much I like stars if you know me at all!

These will be released on September 26th - pick them up at your local needlework shop or here. Both Holiday Delights finish at 6x6 and are stitched with Watercolours, Pearl Cotton, and Kreinik metallic. No laid threads!



I'm also releasing a new Color Delights - this is Blueberry. 



Here are a few photos I've received of a couple of my designs made into bags/purses. The first is my Amazing Color and the last three photos are Curios. I'm impressed with the creativity of these ladies in England!





My recent online class (Amethyst Garden) is finished and I've been receiving photos of finishes - here are a few of the alternate colorways stitched up.

This is the Christmas colorway

the Appalachia colorway

and my original piece in a Sudberry box. They're all so different!


Hope you are finding time to stitch and have not suffered too much from Hurricane Harvey or Irma! Another great thing about fall is the end of hurricane season...

Kathy



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