Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Year of Celebrations

The Year is quickly coming to a close!

Hard to believe, but true - the 5th installment of the series is in the September 2014 issue. My involvement with the series has been much longer than a year, and I have to say, I was more than a little sad when I shipped off the last 2 designs. Since I did not frame or finish any of these, it has been exciting to see how the editors of Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine have chosen to frame each month.

I won't be sad for long...I have been asked to take over the "Motifs" column for 2015! What fun! This is a regular magazine feature that includes a theme & lots of small motifs to coordinate with the theme. I've already turned in January & have to get going on March! That is probably the hardest part about seasonal designing...not designing that season during the matching season!

Enough seasons: I am including the DMC substitutes for August & September.
August: this has been a summer for ants - the uninvited guest to every picnic!
721, 826, 3801, 987, blanc, 725, 310, 400, 166

September: Time to hit the books! 838, 720, 930, 3347, blanc, 349
I hope you have enjoyed this series - I had a blast designing it!
Enjoy the Stitch,