So with a great deal of relief I can turn my attention back to stitching and designing and I have lots of happy things to report. First, the 2015 edition of Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments is now available and I'm honored to again be invited to participate.
Full of lots of lovely ornaments, you can find the Gracewood Stitches contribution on page 100. It is Log Cabin~Noel and it was a lot of fun to stitch.
And in other news, my publisher, Creative Poppy, has a new tutorial online that takes last year's ornament, Twilight, that was in the 2014 Christmas Ornament edition of the magazine and creates a really lovely whole new ornament using beads and beautiful ribbon.
Creative Poppy has also introduced the new collection of 'Swatchables' that will be exclusively available through their site.
The first pattern is Rondo and can be found Here
The design is presented with 3 variations and the collection is created to give stitchers small patterns, or 'swatches' of a motif that can then be stitched in many combinations.
|Some of Rondo's Variations|
I've also almost finished stitching the Kyoto model and have a new design I'll introduce next blog post. So as they say, 'watch this space' :)