Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Two New Releases!

 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!




20 comments:

Nancy said...

Love the new releases!

Vonna said...

You KNOW how I love your Penny America ;o)
And the fabrics...they are stunning Jan!
Much luck to you in this new venture!
AND I'm sitting on my hands until my Penny America kit gets in my hot little hands :)
Hugs and love to you!

BrendaS said...

LOVE your new releases. Can't wait until they get to my LNS, especially the reproduction sampler. Just GORGEOUS:)))

Anonymous said...

I love your Penny America and like Vonna, can't wait to have it in my hands! Your reproduction sampler is lovely as well!

Robin

Faye said...

Okay Jan~~~ Homerun winners on both accounts~~ Can I just say that Penny America TOTALLY has my name on it!! Love love love them both, but definitely going to have to get that gorgeous Penny America design....And linens?? Fantastic! Love the names, by the way!! Going to have to try them also!

Sounds like all you girls had a blast at the retreat....Sure do wish Icould have been there...but if there is a chance that there is one in 2012, I might just have to get myself in gear for that one! Glad you have made the transition back into having retreats!!

Again, keep up the great work...Love what you are doing and cannot wait to see and hear more...

Always, Faye

Margaret said...

Oh Jan, they're both lovely!! And new linen! OMG, how exciting is that! I can't wait! I just hope I can save up the money to spend spend spend. lol!

Kathy said...

You know I love, love, love Penny America and can't wait to get my grubby little hands on it. Your repro is lovely too, and the fabrics are to die for.
Hugs

Andrea said...

They're both just gorgeous Jan! Congratulations!

xoxo

Nan said...

If you think they are gorgeous in the picture wait til you see them in person. Anxiously awaiting my Penn America :-)
Great Job Jan!

Catherine said...

Love them both - and the fabrics!!

Lynn said...

I love both of your new releases! And I'm very excited at seeing your fabrics!

Carol said...

Oh, they are both wonderful, Jan! Congratulations on two winners :)

Kathy Ellen said...

I just read about your wonderful retreat on Vonna's blog, and I love your designs. I am one of your newest followers now, and anxiously look forward to seeing more of your new designs too!

staci said...

Gorgeous new designs! Penny America has me swooning!!!

Karen said...

Loving the fabrics you are dying! they smell soooo yummy! And i cannot wait to get my grubby hands on my Penny Freedom! anxiously awaiting it. :) you know i just need another "new" start! bwahahahah

Natalia said...

Jan, I love both designs !!!! I had noticed the fabrics and I can't wait to see more... So happy you had fun at your retreat. I've read about it in several blogs and sounds like everybody loved it. Good for you !!

Stephanie said...

LOVE the new releases, Jan!! I really like the Penny America one. Great job!!

wnnka said...

I absolutely love the Penny America design. Beautiful colors in all your designs! Many blessings to you and your designs!

Karoline said...

They are lovely Jan, congratulations

Anonymous said...

Love the colours
Clare