Friday, June 10, 2016

*NEW* O is for Old Glory: The Alphabet Series #1

I didn’t originally intend this to be the beginning of a series. It was simply a patriotic design idea that I loved. But as I sat stitching it, my mind began to wander and in a matter of minutes I had ideas for at least half of the alphabet. Why not? I asked myself. And the answer was a resounding Go for It!

I don’t have a planned release scheduled for this series. With 26 letters to chart, it might take me ten years to get through them all, since I have other ideas and plans and designs in the works too. They won’t be released in alphabetical order, but instead, as inspiration strikes.

The one thing you can count on is that they will all be round, designed to fit into the same frame, which can be found on etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/178555694/6x6-picture-frame-with-circle-opening?ga_search_query=circle+frame&ref=shop_items_search_2

When you purchase a frame from their shop, they have generously offered a coupon code just for my customers! Enter HEARTSTRING10 at checkout to get ten percent off of your order (this coupon code won't work in MY shop, but only in the SignedandNumbered shop).

You could buy one frame and swap out the letters as you see fit, or a grouping of four or more of them for a nice collection to spell out your last name or a favorite word. Or, you could choose to finish your pieces as pincushions or ornaments for an alphabet tree. The options are multiple; use your creativity!

Stitch Count: 76 x 70
Model stitched with one thread over two on Picture This Plus 32ct. Ale

All threads are from The Gentle Art: Brethren Blue, Old Hickory, Caramel Corn, Endive, Piney Woods, Pecan Pie, Ruby Slipper
Conversion to DMC included with the chart.

Frame by Signed and Numbered: 6” Circle Opening Super Vintage Navy

This design is now available in my etsy shop, and will soon be in the hands of my distributors and the shops on my auto-ship list. If you prefer to bypass etsy and order directly through me, you can send me an email: beth@heartstringsamplery.com

4 comments:

Robin in Virginia said...

What a fabulous new design, Beth! Thank you for including information about the frame. Have a wonderful weekend!

Linda said...

Love it! And the frame. Thanks!

Paula said...

I love patriotic pieces.

Paula Lima said...

It is lovely! I bet the other letter will turn out great too!