Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Market Mayhem!

Well.... here are the new patterns!!! They're all written and printed and ready to go! We'll get them up on the website within the week! Above is Snow Days (I LOVE the way this turned out!!!! It uses between 14 and 16 skeins of one color of the new Cosmo "Seasons" variegated floss...100% colorfast !!!! I just have to keep repeating that...it makes my heart happy!!!) The floss ranges through charcoal, taupe, golden brown, blue-green and back again...GORGEOUS!!! You could sure do it in other colorways tho!..........blues would be SO beautiful!!!!
This is Vintage Postcard....kind of speaks for itself!!! These samples are going in the house with me and I'm not going to let anybody pry them out of my hands!!!!! They were worked on a linen background fabric and can be crayon tinted or left plain. The floss I used is from the same new "Seasons" line. This time it's 4?...5?... different colors (can't remember...too lazy to swivel in my chair and look in the file or heaven forbid click...click and bring up the file on the computer! LOL!!!) ANYWAY..... they're all the softly variegated flosses....the "writing" looks for all the world like faded old ink!!! COOL!!!! You can use the old message I put on the pattern or use an address and message of your own to personalize the postcard... Lots of fun....

This is called Nesting Time (there'd a bird's nest in the pot snuggled down amid the flowers) Love the word "amid"...it's so Victoria Magazine!!! Kind of like "hence" and "hey nonny, nonny"!!! Do you ever read the letters to the editor? They're so full of flowery language...so cute! But I digress....I was talking about Nesting Time!!! This one is done in Cosmo floss (I used all colors that we have in spools) and you just use one section after another of all the floss colors called for to achieve a mock variegated look. Once again....use a different colorway & you could complement any deco!!! This stitchery is BIG!!! I'm mounting mine in a 22"x28" frame...no mat. I'm putting this one in my house!!! Another one nobody will be able to pry out of my hands!!!
This is Fondest Regards... I LOVE the way Jill Therriault quilted it!!!! Look at the feathers she did in the borders!! This pattern also uses the "Seasons" floss. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE working with the hand dyed look floss... the way it gives movement to the petals of flowers... some look as if they're back lit by the sun, others in shadow... It gives shading to everything without even trying!!!! Anyway, it's really nice to be able to use that beautiful type of floss without having to worry about the color bleeding. I'm just thrilled with the watercolor-y look it gives...hope you'll try it, but if you don't care to, I've put conversions to DMC on the pattern backs.........but that means you're a party pooper!!! : o)
Well, we're getting ready to go to International Quilt Market in Minneapolis in a week or so, so I'd better get back to work on our booth mock-up!
Bye! xox Meg



7 comments:

Kristin said...

This new Cosmo thread sounds wonderful but my shop carries Weeks! I'm kind a bummed you're no longer including the Weeks numbers. I wonder if I could find a conversion chart on the web...
Great new patterns-I was just wondering what I was going to stitch next!

Monica said...

I love all your new stitcheries. I can't wait to purchase Snow Days!

Kathy said...

Love *Snow Days* cant wait to get this started as our new shop sample................

Sandie Davis said...

OHMY!!! These are lovely! I have been faithfully checking the blog for a new post the past few days and so imagine my surprise and happiness when I linked on and saw these beauties!!! I cant wait for them to be avialable... not sure which one I wanna stitch first, but will be trying the new threads, for sure! Thak You Meg... You inspire me!!
PS.. any updates on the retreat yet??!! eagerly awaiting any info!

Colleen said...

Oooooh I am so in love with your new patterns! I will be watching the web :o)

Scarlette said...

i too love Snow Days. Can you tell us what the fabric is and is anyone offering it as a kit. I might really go for that also.

thanks

scarlette

Fleurette said...

Beautiful patterns - love Snow Days, and the postcard, will look out for the new Cosmo thread.