Sunday, January 19, 2014

It's Market Time!

I really should say - It's Market Prep-Time!

This is a seldom seen "behind-the-scenes" look at what will eventually be new releases at the Nashville Needlework Market. You will note that the quilt hanging on my design wall has been there for, ummm...quite some time. I hope to remedy that situation soon. I purposely made the photo a little blurry - to soften the view of the mess, peeking!

Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine has released the 2nd in the Year of Celebrations series. I have gotten a lot of feedback about this series & I want to thank you for all of your really nice emails! I'm putting them in a special folder I keep - nothing like reading some positive affirmation on a bad day!

DMC equivalents are as follows: (before I list those - I do need to say that yours will look a little different than mine if you choose to use DMC. Hand dyed threads are a lot of fun to use. If you don't already have a collection, try buying 1 or 2 of the most used colors in a design - this is a great way to start your collection!)

February: 498, 3354, 598, 938, 434, blanc
March: 310, 598, 561, 704, 725, blanc

Send me pictures as you stitch yours & let me know how you plan to finish your series!



 These are available in the March 2014 issue of Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine.

After the holidays life has pretty much gotten back to "normal". The decorations are down, we are all back to work and/or school. We have not had a lot of snow so far this winter, but we have had more than our share of SUB-ZERO temps! My son went back to school soon after the New Year for his J-term - a quick 3-week semester where students take 1 class usually in an area outside their major. He took "the sub-culture of professional wrestling". Someday I'm sure that will come in handy. (?)

Anyway, his campus is on the shores of Storm Lake - a large, but very shallow lake in NW IA. It's probably been frozen since October. He recently sent me a beautiful picture of I was hoping he wasn't standing out in the middle of it - he sent a second text saying that they were running radio control cars all over it! Fun memories in the making I'm sure.

Later he sent me several photos that someone snapped of him. I keep these handy on my phone & iPad so I can take a peek - it make me happy, because he looks so happy, and that's pretty much all I can ask for.

I'd better get back to work - pillows to stuff, stitching to stretch, charts to chart...falalalala!



  1. Can't wait to see your new designs Cathy.
    Good luck at market!
    The new series in CS&N are very nice.

  2. It is wonderful to see him looking so happy...hope you are too! Enjoy Market and will be anxious to see the new designs...

  3. I'm sure it will be a great Market!! Hurry - new releases are needed! :-)