I usually like to wait & showcase designs at market for attendees first, but since I can't be there, I am helping Norden Crafts (who is taking my precious models with them!) by doing a little pre-marketing.
Here we go...
HD-6 Count Stitches
I used both the yummy colors from Wichelt: 28ct Milk Chocolate & Chocolate Raspberry. Elizabeth from Dames of the Needle/From the Cauldron has a new line of terrific dyed trims. I used 2 different sizes on the finishing for the perfect touch. I will definitely be using these again.
Here's a close up shot of the Piece-o-Cake wedge finish. I had fun with those red felted balls! I used about 4" of heavy gauge wire - wrapped 2/3 of it around a pen - freehanded a leaf out of wool & tacked it into place - opened a space in the wool ball with a big needle & inserted the wire with a bit of glue - tada! Cherries - to match the cherries on top of the cake!
You can have your cake & eat it too!
HD-7 A Proper Young Lady
The sampler is stitched on 35ct WDW Parchment. Since we must all be "Proper Young Ladies" - the red flowers are different specialty stitches. The tray insert & pincushion are stitched on 30ct WDW Parchment. I've included a tutorial for the mattress finish on the pincushion. It could easily be done on the 35ct too...wouldn't that be dainty?
I had a lot of fun with both of these pieces. As usual, you can purchase them through your LNS or ONS. They can purchase them at market or through any one of 4 distributors!
If you have seen my chart "Come Sail Away" on my FB page...I will be posting the complimentary chart here next week. I have had lots of finishing questions over the last few weeks that you all got me thinking...and you should be scared! (not really). I will give out more details as I they take shape.
Think of me this Friday as I lug boxes, bags, suitcases, etc up 3 flights of stairs...it will be sad, but a good kind of sad. It is the next step in the process. By his going away, it tells me that I have done my job to this point. I will certainly miss my market friends, but we will meet again very soon.
A wonderful week to you all,