Sometimes a sampler just speaks to your heart! This is the case with Lucy V. Moore. Her unique design, motifs and stitches just called to us. Then we learned about Lucy's family and teacher, and, well, we were hooked. Thanks to the goodness of RSG Antiques, we are able to bring this piece of history to life in the 21st Century. The story is included in the chart, which will be available to needlework shops and on-line retailers in early March.
Giving this 1857 Illustrated ABC book new life in the 21st century is great fun! We've reproduced the work and tattered pages "as is" and added charts! Included in this full color 16-page booklet are random motifs, a complete upper and lower case alphabet, numerals and a cross stitch rendering of the illustrated girl and her kitten.
In creating our new releases for Spring, we're giving a nod to goodness and kindness. This image includes a peek at the NeedleWorkPress projects we'll be offering at the annual Needlework Market in March. The two framed pieces were inspired by the kindness of friends and will be printed on notecards. We apologize for our sporadic (infrequent, really) posts, but have been busy with needle and thread.
We really enjoy seeing your finished NeedleWorkPress projects and adaptations and works in progress. With Halloween just around the corner, here are two versions of "Halloween Time," one of three charts in our Time to Stitch series.
Even though Christmas is more than three months away, we're putting the finishing touches on the newest project in our "Time to Stitch" series. Here's a preview of "Christmas Tims," that should be ready to ship by mid-september.
Oh, goodness! Between summer trips and working on new designs, we have neglected our website...we do try to keep Facebook current, so we'd love you to follow us on Facebook. Here's the address: https://www.facebook.com/needleworkpress/?ref=settings.
Bringing antiques to life is a true pleasure! In this case, we were fortunate to find an antique purse with stitching on the front and back--likely a gift. The mystery, though, is who were George and Hannah, whose names are stitched, one on each side, into the purse.
Preparing a calendar starts far in advance of the new year! Production of our 2017 Book of Days is underway and we couldn't wait to share the cover with you! While stitching is our passion, rarely is it actually depicted in Needlework! And this needleworker even has a basket of fibers at her feet. Be sure to ask your favorite shop or on-line retailer for your book of days this August.
Preparing for Market in Nashville distracted us from lots of tasks, including posts here. We wanted to take a minute to say "thanks" to the retailers who visited us and also to stitchers who enjoy our designs. Wanted to share this photo from Catherine Basile, who's working on Hippity Hop. Happy spring! --Maegan & Vickie
Gee, like the bird in our last post...tie flies! As we're busy preparing for Market next month, w wanted to take a minute to send Valentine's greetings to our stitching friends. Stay tuned for posts with news of our market items! --Vickie & Maegan