Chantilly is Fig Tree’s spring collection and it is every bit as sweet, fresh, and romantic as it sounds. Lovely prints, and the most lusciously soft colors. we chose 12 of the low-volume prints and have bundled them into packs of 12 fat quarters…plus mom is working on a new quilt featuring these summery fabrics. we have the low volume Chantilly bundles available now.
New DMC perle cotton no 8 has arrived and i’ve been whipping up tin collections of 8 colors…when the lovely Chantilly arrived i knew i needed to put together a tin of Chantilly-Inspired threads.
now back to sunday stitching…have a wonderful weekend! -what’s left of it-
good morning…hopefully you are enjoying the sunshine and maybe even spending some time stitching on the porch, deck, or in a sunny spot in the sunroom. i’ve whipped up 2 rows of lucy then thought maybe i would take a mini break for a few days…work on some of my other favorite things…embroidery, cross stitch, crochet, Sashiko, and ribbon embroidery. yes…we’ve decided to add a little bit of ribbon to the needlework section of the shoppe. we have some ribbon sets…i’ve reordered some ribbon sets along with some ribbon embroidery kits and am waiting on those.
Mrs. Billings has been put on stand-by until i get lucy finished…i’m so excited to see my Lucy’s Summer Cottage all done…that i don’t want to work on anything else. i have had lots of fun working on a few other projects though…a couple small finishes in between a large undertaking like Patchwork of the Crosses…is always nice!
yesterday mom stitched my Le Poulet pincushion into a pincushion for me…i love it…the little chicken, the checkerboard, the pretty red chosen for the letters…they all combine to complete a truly delightful little pinny and i hope it receives the kind of love the original pincushion did.
Le Poulet kits are available now…online and in-store…a wonderful addition to your cross stitch library.
Don’t forget to embroidery your initials/name…date/year…etc. I had originally stitched my initials and year on the front, but didn’t want to take anything away from the design so they ended up VERY small and hardly readable. I may embroidery my info on the back of my projects from now on….i like the look of it and it’s like a happy little surprise when you are looking at it…plus i’ve fallen in love with Diamond Textiles fabrics…they are so pretty…plus i am a sucker for anything woven, plaid, check, stripe, twill…the little diamonds…they are just the best! (so i made sure this print is in the kits for the back cuz it is just perfect!)
Morning Star project on left…has been MIA since last June…not sure what happened but quite sad that it has disappeared. we do have kits and i will probably break down and stitch up another at some point.
today’s agenda after lunch is to ship out some orders, impatiently wait for Chantilly fabrics and more DMC perle cotton no. 8 to arrive…then onto cutting bundles, taking pictures of the new cross stitch patterns, silk ribbons sets, perle cotton no 8 tins, and maybe i’ll even get a chance to list a few goodies online this afternoon.
lastly…we’ve come across a kit of our Hot Cocoa Cottage Chic edition…we thought these lovely had all found homes…but there is just one left…we have it available online with the option to add on the Dusky Petals tin of DMC perle cotton no 8…yummy for spring!
happy stitching! —i’ll be back with my Sashiko embroidery in a day or so…it was so much fun and quick and easy—
good morning! we have a busy weekend ahead of us but i couldn’t resist popping in with a few pics of our newest project.
Cottage Eggs is a super sweet and delightfully cozy little pillow that brings back memories of dying eggs…this way though there isn’t that vinegar smell! SCORE!
Cottage Eggs mixes our favorite cottage-style backgrounds with a mixture of pastel prints for the eggs. We have whipped up some kits if you’d like to add it to your Easter decor…you can pop over here.
Now…Tina and I are off to Bemidji to the Fiber Fest. If you are out and about…we’d love to see you. Mom will be in the shop this weekend…stitching, cutting kits, and maybe even sipping something cozy warm.
good afternoon! i have several things to do today before i take off until Thursday. Then we are loading for the Fiber Fest in Bemidji on Friday. Still some crazy quilt block kits to fold and bag, a quilt to quilt, and hopefully kits for the Ring of Roses and Cottage Eggs…(along with a pattern for the Cottage Eggs).
Today, however, i’ve got some Lucy news. I ordered myself a bolt of the Bella Bleach PFD for the Summer Cottage Lucy blocks…it arrived yesterday and i set to work.
It was relaxing last night to baste and stitch the pretty white honeycombs and dusky pink squares. I HAD to stitch together 2 sashing pieces and a corner to get the look…and I love it! It looks even better than i had imagined it would.
In order to cut down on the starting and stopping i’m doing 6 honeycombs with 4 squares for the sashing and the cornerstone/cross will have 12 honeycombs around it.
i’m putting the blocks together starting with block 1 and working across.
***keep in mind that some of the Summer Cottage blocks are sold out…and some are down to just a few kits or just 1 kit –hello block 1–***