Friday, January 27, 2012

*NEW* Friendship Pin Pillow and Needle Book

Well, my dears, this design was originally intended to be ready at the beginning of the month, to give you plenty of time to stitch it up for Valentine's Day. But then it was the stomach flu, followed by a birthday, puppies, snow, power outage, and you know... I just couldn't get it done!

The great thing is that it is super easily adaptable to whatever occasion suits you.
This design began, of all places, while sitting in the dentist’s chair. Prompted by the sometimes-distance found between my home and some of my favorite women. Two houses, representing us, a sweet little phrase, a peacock for longevity (their flesh was thought to not decay), with room for initials and a heart. I stitched it up with three color schemes and finished it three ways, as a pin cushion, needle book, and hem-edged sampler.

Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, or Just Because.

This pattern will come with charts for two different versions, with two additional phrases, should you choose to further customize it, color photograph, an alphabet, basic instructions for making a needle book, and my recommendations for floss and fabric. It will arrive in a plastic zip-close envelope for safe keeping.

I will also make available to anyone purchasing this pattern a free downloadable PDF tutorial for finishing the sampler into a pinkeep just like the model; in the tutorial I will have step-by-step instructions with color photographs.

Stitch Count: 101 x 85

Pincushion model stitched on Northern Cross 40ct Cream
Using thread from The Gentle Art: 0920 Tropical Ocean, 7004 Brethren Blue, 7019 Pomegranate, 7060 Picnic Basket, 7080 Endive
And thread from Weeks Dye Works: 2219 Whiskey, 3500 Sand

Needle Book model stitched on Weeks Dye Works 40ct Straw
Using thread from Weeks Dye Works: 2259 Cayenne

Sampler model stitched on Weeks Dye Works 30ct Red Pear
Using thread from The Gentle Art: 7049 Lambswool
And thread from Weeks Dye Works: 1236 Mocha, 1268 Molasses, 1336 Raspberry

This design is now available in my etsy shop and will be going out to my distributors soon. If you prefer to bypass etsy and order directly through me, you can send me an email:


lynda said...

I love this, but I can't find it in your shoppe! Help!!!

Catherine said...

Another great design!

Cathy B said...

Love it!

Kaisievic said...

Gorgeous design, Beth.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely new design