I am working on several small projects at this time. I find that I enjoy projects that can be completed in weeks as opposed to months. Here are a couple that I should have completed and ready to be finished off within the next week or so. Oh, and I have included a picture of the beautiful Valdani threads. There are several manufacturers of hand dyed threads. I just happen to prefer Valdani and have been able to find a distributer with very reasonable prices. My plan for future patterns is that the patterns will be able to be completed in a minimal amount of time, but still look wonderful. I find that I am drawn to the more primitive patterns, also, even though what I am currently working on is not necessarily considered ‘prim’. I am looking forward to sharing my journey with you and hope you enjoy reading about the trials and tribulations of setting up a pattern business, My heart is singing with joy at the thought of actually working on something that I am passionate about.
I am so excited to start this blog. For me, this is the first step toward the second phase of my life. I have been employed in the corporate world for 20+ years. I have raised my family, and am the very proud grandma to 3 7/9 grandbabies who are the loves of my life. I have always been a huge fan of all needlework but have just recently found my niche. That niche is designing and stitching primitive needlework. I love the feel of the linen in my hands and the beautiful hand dyed threads in my sewing basket just waiting for me to select that perfect shade. There is nothing as peaceful as quietly stitching, watching the design emerge from what was a plain piece of fabric.
I have designed a few patterns of my own and I am continuing down that path with the hope to be able to share these designs with other stitchers. I am looking forward to stepping out of the corporate world and focus only on my designs. My goal is to share these designs at the Market in St. Louis. I hope you stop by often to see how things are going. I will be offering freebies for you to download as well as patterns to purchase.
Wish me luck, fellow stitchers.
Peace and all good things.