Time is flying way too fast again. I have finished all the charting on my designs and they are being stitched as we speak. Thought I might give you a sneal peak at what I am working on.
This is the "Margaret Brown" American Quaker Sampler dated 1838. It's a wonderful piece to stitch and I am excited to present it to the shops at the market. I have some information on the sampler maker and this will be included in the chart.
I also bought Margaret's Sister's sampler as an investment. Owning a pair of samplers done by sisters is not all that common, so I am excited to meet Sarah Brown sometime next week. Although I won't be charting that sampler, pictures of both samplers will be included in the chart and I will be showing both samplers at the market. It's going to a real treat.
Here is another Sneak peak of the upcoming "Yuletide Hornbooks". I think these will be fun to stitch. The chart includes two different designs, two pieces of fabric, silk floss and a hornbook. They have been fun to stitch and the finishing really shows the design off! I am hoping this will be very popular with the shops.
I have two other patterns in the works for market and they are not yet ready for a sneak peek. However, I hope they will be finished soon so I can post pictures of them here.
For the next several weekends I have friends coming into my home to help me with kitting, proof new patterns, printing and packaging patterns. I do not know what I would do without the help of these friends. I can only pay them in stash from Milady's Needle and despite my sometimes very harried and stressed demeanor, they continue to support me in this way. So I guess this is not just my business, but represents the hard work of many friends.