Saturday, December 5, 2009

Designs update!!

I wanted to keep you all informed about my designs, and that was and is, the primary reason for starting this blog! So I thought I had better check in with you and let you know what I have been up to!

I had originally planned to release a Christmas design this year, my first in the Emma Rose series! Some of you might remember that Emma Rose indeed did exist, she was my great-grandmother. I have always been fascinated with her, she passed away when I was a young child, but oh the memories I have of her! I am doing my best to create this series, in hopes that you can incorporate and personalize, some of the special memories you have of some of your family members!

Due to the time element, I decided to forego releasing Emma Rose Christmas this month, but she will be released...she is designed, just not yet completely stitched! I think for all of you stitchers out there, that would like to stitch this charming sampler, I could at least give you adequate time to stitch it, so I will release Emma Rose Christmas, sometime the latter part of 2010! In the meantime, I will have an introduction sampler for Emma Rose designed by the Nashville Market in February of 2010. I do have an additional sampler that I would like to do, again about Emma Rose, possibly released at that time, so I hope you bare with me!

I also have intentions to release a Noah sampler by market time and possibly another sampler, titled Sparrows! So if I get myself busy between now and then, these designs will be ready for your purchase!

I recently got signed up with Hoffman Distributing, and the patterns are really selling, have filled several purchase orders, in the last few weeks. I am so grateful there are so many of you, not only supportive of my design efforts, but also wanting to stitch them! That is my primary joy, to design pieces, that you not only love, but truly want to stitch and hang in your homes! That is what spurs me on, with my designing!

I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and I will do my best to continue to please you! Thank you for following, reading and posting to my blog, I so enjoy reading your comments!

Till next time!

All my best,

Jan @ Tree of Life Samplings

Thursday, October 29, 2009

New Mercies is framed!!

The sun is kissing New Mercies this morning! It is finally in it's glorious frame and I couldn't be more pleased with it! The model was stitched on 40 ct Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens, with Gentle Art Sampler Threads! Although don't feel boxed in, you can stitch this on anything you like.

Patterns should be ready by Monday, that is if everything goes right, so feel free to pre-order by emailing me!

I appreciate so much all of the emails and support I have received for my designs. It means the world to me to have your thumbs up!

I really love reading all of your comments, thank you in advance for those!

Enjoy your Autumn weather, I am!

Love, Jan @ Tree of Life Samplings

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Another sneak peek..and complimentary design!

Okay, I know this is hard, to just see a portion, and there is no one that is wanting to show you more than I, but I hesitate to do so, until the piece is framed! New Mercies is now at the framer's, and should be ready to share next week, in it's full glory, so bear with me!

In the meantime, I am leaving you with a small complimentary design! Hope you enjoy, and experiment with colors, to make it your own! I call it Harvest Moon! Thanks for your support of my designs!

Love, Jan

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New Release coming soon!

Here is a small pic of a sneak peek, of my third design to be released, in the next few weeks.

New Mercies
Stitched on Lakeside Meadow Rue, 40 Ct
Stitched with Gentle Art Overdyed Fibers

Thanks for the support!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Quaker Silence

I finally managed to get some pics taken and chose one for the cover page!! This was a fun design, I hope many of you love it!

You can click on the picture, to get a little closer view, some of the motifs are lighter in color, and hard to see in this picture!

Stitched on 40 ct Meadow Rue from Lakeside Linens with GAST fibers!

Thanks for visiting and especially for taking the time, to comment and let me know what you think. All thoughts are cherished!

Love, Jan

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Second Release ~ Sneaky Peek!!

I just received Quaker Silence back from my model stitcher today! I rushed around and made a few minor changes, pressed the design and went to pay my framer a visit! I hope that I found just the perfect molding, although you never know! I will be sure and share the whole thing, when it is ready to pick up and after I have taken a gazillion snaps of it, in a photo shoot I have planned! LOL

This is the left hand side of Quaker Silence:

Stitched on 40 ct Lakeside Meadow Rue with Gentle Art handdyed fibers!

I hope you like what you see! I do plan on getting this published just as soon as possible, hopefully by next week!

Thanks for all of your kind thoughts!

Warmly, Jan @ Tree of Life Samplings

First Release 'Rare Treasures'

I designed this and released it in August of this year! It was great fun to stitch, and so glad that I stitched it myself, since I made several changes, as I was stitching.

Tree of Life Samplings
R&R Creme Brulee 36 ct (Another substitute fabric is Lakeside Pearled Barley 36 ct.
NPI Silks

If you are interested in purchasing this design, or any upcoming designs published by Tree of Life Samplings, please notify me by email at sales @onlyoneeweneedlework. com or keeper 50@ If your needlework shop would like to order some of them for their stock, please have them contact me at: treeoflife 50

If you have any questions, feel free to post! Once again, thanks for your kind words!

Jan @ Tree of Life Samplings