Happy New Year, friends, albeit a little late. I decided to check our blog to see just how long it has been since I’ve posted…..I had no idea that it had been months and months. Where DOES the time go? So, I have made a commitment to do a much better job of keeping my blog current. 🙂
Much has happened since July. Probably the most exciting thing for us is that we are closer than ever to having our own line of patterns published. The models are being stitched as I write. Then off to the distributors they go!
We have also expanded our vendors and as a result have access to even more designers. This means that we can offer you the latest patterns from a greater variety of artist. How exciting for all of us! I love shopping for you all. It’s one of my favorite parts of owning The Princess & the Peddler.
If you haven’t visited our website lately, you may want to grab a cup of tea, and browse a bit. We’ve added quite a few new designers, as well as some new fabric. We hope you like we brought in for you. Are you looking for something in particular but can’t find it on our site? Just send me an email and I’ll do our best to bring it in for you: firstname.lastname@example.org
What have you all been working on? I’ve got a couple things going at the same time, as usual. I’m working on Thanksgiving Fairy by Mirabella. It’s not a prim stitch by any stretch of the imagination but it’s a beautiful piece that has Mill Hill beads to embellish it. The colors are really stunning. Here’s a pic of the finished piece. I’m probably a little more than half way finished with mine. I also have the Halloween Fairy chart in my stash. She’s adorable also. Every once in a while I like to stitch something a little ‘different’, do you?
I’m also finishing up a really beautiful sampler called Winifred Glarke. We carry it in our shop. The colors are just beautiful. This one will be finished easily in just a couple of days if I just focus on one pattern. That, my friends, is a big IF.
I taught myself to knit a few years ago and have just been knitting scarves, hats, pretty easy things like that. Well, I accepted a challenge to knit one pair of socks a month. Keep in mind, I’ve never knitted a pair of socks in my life! Thank heaven for Youtube videos! I have one sock 80% done and have to say that I’m pretty pleased with the end result. I got to say, knitting a heel is probably one of the toughest things I’ve ever taught myself to do! Geez!
Oh, I did try some punch needle over the Christmas holiday and have discovered that it isn’t for me. Surprised myself, actually. I thought I was going to really love it but come to find out, it really isn’t my thing. I know, right? I just assumed I was going to love it, and I really can’t even say what it is that I don’t like about doing it. I do LOVE the look of a finished punch needle project, just don’t like punching. 🙂
Nashville Market is around the corner in March. What a fun time for all of us shop owners. This is the time of year when many designers release their new patterns for the year. We should have lots of new designs for you in a few months, so get those WIPs done so you can start something new!
OK, I’ve got to work on some of my WIPS so I can stitch something new soon.
Take care and be kind to each other,
The Princess & the Peddler