I am wearing this stunning peacock necklace to share this fun cheeky
piece. "Shake Your Tail Feathers" is a limited release...once the
feathers are gone, so is the pattern. Peacocks shed their large
feathers. These small feathers are only plucked once the bird is
deceased. (These birds died a natural death and were not killed for
their feathers) The pattern includes a genuine peacock feather as well
as a rusty heart button.
Today concludes my presentation of The Nebby Needle fair for the Nashville Market...Bob's your uncle!
Do forgive my tardiness today. Bonny had to go pick up the last two
designs from her brilliant framer at the Carriage House shop in
Kingsport, TN. She left Monty and I as dog-minders for her beloved
Myška while she was gone. Monty and Myška had a jolly good time
This lovely piece called "Love Blooms", in addition to
being a sweet sampler, would make a brilliant wedding, family or birth
sampler. Bonny has put her initials and her husband's on the little
pillow with their wedding year. You could easily put your children's'
names below with their birth years. The possibilities are endless! I
just may stitch this one on my trip home for my grandson Will's
family...how utterly lovely!
Keep Calm and Carry On was a motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939 in preparation for the Second World War. The poster was intended to raise the morale of the British public, threatened with widely predicted mass air attacks on major cities. I (the Queen) was a young teenager at the time.
Not to make light of our wartime poster...Monty and I are trying to keep WARM and carry on here in Tennessee while revealing the Market releases from The Nebby Needle. Bonny is releasing "Keep Calm and Stay Strong" as another Ripple Effect* pattern . There are two options shown here with two different crowns allowing one to be made for a cancer patient (you can use whichever color ribbon is appropriate) or the other bead-embellished crown for anyone that needs the encouragement to stay strong.
*Ripple Effect Patterns was formed from an idea of Meg Ripple's. An avid stitcher, Meg asked several designers to design cross stitch patterns of inspiration for her fellow cancer patients. Although Meg lost her battle, we carry on her vision with this pattern. The profits from the Ripple Effect Patterns are donated to the American Cancer Society in Meg's memory.
Another splendid (snowy) day in America to show you another Market
release from The Nebby Needle. I am impassioned to share this message
in "Peace On Earth". If I were participating in a pageant, my platform
would indeed be "Peace On Earth". Bonny was inspired to do this piece
after the tragedies in Paris and San Bernardino and asks that you keep
the victims and families in your prayers and continue to do your part in
promoting peace on earth.
Good morning! Had my spot of tea this morning while Monty and I admired this lovely sampler from The Nebby Needle called "Royal Doodle Sampler". The alphabet from A to Zed is "doodled" with embellishments . . . delightful! The tulips in the corners and heart remind me of the tulips that bloom around the Victoria Memorial outside the Palace...ever so stunning in the spring! The crowns, of which I have many, add a splendid touch . . . almost looks like I'm wearing one! Have a stunning day . . . Spring will be here before you know it!
"Hello my dear cross stitch subjects! I am delighted to be stateside! I
am looking forward to presenting the new Nashville Market releases from
The Nebby Needle beginning Monday. Monty (one of my beloved corgis)
and I will be attending the Market in a few weeks. Today, Monty and I
visited a brilliant cross stitch shop in Johnson City, TN (Cross Stitch
& Crafts). We had a most wonderful day visiting with stitchers and
customers. Cheerio until Monday!"
Working on Nashville Market pieces. Two are framed (at Carriage House in Kingsport, TN) and two are there waiting for Terry to work her magic . . . she's got a great eye for what shows a piece off! Here's a sneak peek at the two completed ones:
In an ideal world, of which I don't seem to live, I'd like to have one more piece finished beyond these four. I'm not making any promises because I'm currently stitching a freebie to have available. There are just so many hours in a day! I'm sure it's nice to have model stitchers. I must be more of a control freak than I'm willing to admit . . . or maybe it's my design style . . . just can't hand over my working design pattern to someone else unless I want several interpretations of a design (like I did with Her Majesty). I always seem to tweak my designs as I'm stitching them . . . this color doesn't work . . . that motif needs to move . . . wrong fabric for the color pallet. Oh well . . . I do what I can do . . . and enjoy it!