Saturday, February 25, 2012


Oh My  how I love to come to this trade show.  As you can see the hotel is arranged around an atrium. The designers set up shop in the front room of their suite and the retailers go from suite to suite, floor to floor to purchase products.

 And here are the products I bought. I did get a little carried away and I sure hope all my customers  like my choices. There are three brand new,  never before seen Ink Circles designs.
I realize the pictures are small but I don't want to show too much. After all I hope you all come to the Open house next weekend ...March 3 and 4 from 10 AM till 6 PM

 I found a few new designers who I had not met before and some whimsical new designs from designers with whose work I am familiar.

Judy from JBW has quite a few new charts our and  so does Lizzie-Kate.
Workbasket, Elizabeth Designs and a few new people are on this table.

Handblessings had a couple of interesting new series and I got more Rainbow Gallery thread!

Rosewood Manor always has a great selection .

 In this shot are some fabulous beaded  needle cases and a fantastic chart that would suit so many of us...The message? Well I can't remember it exactly at the moment  and I have no idea in which bag it is stashed but I will feature it next week when I get home and you will all agree  the sentiment expressed  is suitable for any one of us!  Have I piqued your interest?
See you on the weekend!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

More Flatfolds

These two flatfolds are Kathy's. It is too bad you cannot see the back of them as well as the front. The cat one is backed with a wild leopard print and looks great.

I am off to Nashville on Thursday for the annual Needlework Market and I am really looking forward to it as usual. When I get back I should have pictures of the market, and of course pics of many of the great new items I buy will be posted on my website.
On March 3 and 4, there will be an Open House here at the shop to display, and I hope sell, all the great new  charts and patterns.
I am hoping there will be some fabric on sale as well but so far I haven't seen any ads for great fabric buys. I'll certainly be looking for them though!

Friday, February 10, 2012


We had a little workshop here last Friday  and made Flatfolds. I hope those who finished theirs at thome will bring them today so I can add their photos in a future post. This was my effort and I am very pleased with the result. The pattern is called A Sheltering Tree by "All through the night" designs

 And this is my progress on "White lilies on red" by Mystic Stitch. I have to admit that my other stitching is falling by the wayside and I am somewhat addicted to this piece. Joyce warned me and I didn't beieve her ! These pieces are easy to do and the results are incredible!