Penny America, stitched on Tree of Life Linens Macadamia Nut, 40 Ct with Weeks Dye Works Fibers.
Tree of Life Samplings first ever Reproduction Sampler, Mary Hart, 1834, stitched on Tree of Life Linens Hickory Nut Blend, 32 ct with Needlepoint Silks.
I hope that you all have been well and happy...I have been pretty busy planning a Retreat, which I hosted last weekend! Since I was pretty much starting over (I hadn't hosted a Retreat since 2008 and that was before I moved), I had lots of work to do in the planning of this year's Retreat! It was a fun time though, and now I feel that I have a template of sorts, in planning the 2012 Retreat! Everyone had a great time, I will share more about the Retreat and fun we had on my sister blog, Belfonte Notes in the next few weeks!
In addition to the Retreat I designed the two above new releases and just as soon as I get the patterns formatted they will be on their way to your local shops, either directly or via a distributor! I was thrilled with both of them and had rave reviews from the Retreat attendees, that got to see them up close and personal at my Trunk Show! The other special attraction was Vonna Pfeiffer who graciously accepted my offer of a finishing class! It was wonderful in every way! Thank you again, dearest Vonna!
I do have yet another design ready to release, just as soon as my model stitcher gets finished with the stitching. I wanted to release it before July 4th, but it wasn't doable, but be on the lookout for it in the next few weeks! It is the newest and third in the Emma Rose series! Titled Emma Rose Freedom! I think you are going to love it, I know that I do!
One more thing....I have gotten my hands in yet another venture, I have started hand-dying linens! They too, received great attention at the Retreat! Lots of yummy colors and counts and once I get my Tree of Life Samplings website going, which I plan to very soon, I will be offering Tree of Life Linens to all stitchers interested! I have used it in the last two new releases as stated above! Stay tuned....
Thanks for visiting and as always, I treasure your comments! Have a most glorious and blessed day, dear readers!