Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Color Inspiration... for Nashville!

It's 40 degrees outside, people. We're having a heat wave.

All you east coast folks, try not to be jealous ;).

I broke out the flip flops today and almost wore shorts to celebrate.


In all seriousness, with this crazy warm January weather, my garden is calling. If it doesn't start feeling like winter soon, I may get a little twitchy. This girl needs her flowers!

Mother's day is the official planting weekend around here, so for now I'll just have to settle for a little fabric therapy.  I've immersed myself in a spring-y, fun garden palette for our upcoming Nashville release.

Want a sneak peek?

Here you go!

Friday, January 10, 2014

January Releases

I was walking through the fabric store with my daughter when she spotted this ribbon. If you're a purple fan like we are, it's the most perfectly purple shade, right?

We both wondered how it is possible that CHS has not done a purple themed chart yet.

Consider that oversight rectified!

I'd like to introduce you to one of our new releases.

All Because Two People Fell in Love

It is stitched on Lambswool Jobelan and uses threads from DMC, from Classic Colorworks (formerly Cresent Colors), and from Gentle Arts.

Also shipping soon is our

Owl Birth Sampler
We've had lots of requests for more owls and a special request for an owl birth sampler, and this is the result. It was stitched on Gray Jobelan using all DMC threads. 

You should know that we broke out our very own rotary cutter for this one.


The designs will be making their way to your local or online needlework shop over the next few weeks.

Happy Stitching!

Holidays with the CHS Family. Otherwise entitled "Let's Keep it Real"

Before announcing our January releases, we thought it would be fun to give you a little glimpse behind the scenes here at CHS when we aren't stitching.
Because sometimes, we do things other than stitch. Really.

Most of the ideas for our designs come straight from the madness and chaos :D. Not sure how often we'll do this, but because I love you all like that we'll give it a go!

Right after our November releases shipped, we took off to a children's hospital for our special boy.

While we were inpatient, hospital volunteers made the rounds to drop off a little package of donated sunshine from these folks:
That's my son, wrapped in a homemade rainbow.
 We went exploring through the hospital together and made one of the most important discoveries of our lives.

Bacon Frosting.


Bacon Frosting.

I want to pause for a moment so this will really sink in. Take one more look.

Bacon Frosting.

I know, right?

 You didn't even know you wanted some, did you?
Anyway, I'm pleased to say that the time at the hospital was productive, successful, and our little patient is doing tons better.

He's also thrust us into the ranks of folks who have conversations about the feasibility of an egg nog drip v. a cordial cherry drip

and how fond we are of Ikea drawer organizers.

Fond is probably not a strong enough word. Look at how neat all those syringes are.

But I digress.

Thanksgiving came almost as soon as we got home, and it was glorious in the most hospital sleep-deprived way possible. We were pretty much up for botching this Pinterest creation, and that's about it.
 Well, almost.

We couldn't let the weekend go by without setting up our Christmas tree.
The tradition at our house is that we sleep off the pumpkin-pie-induced food coma and then whip out the Christmas decorations. Since we always try to buy some ornaments that remind us of things we did through the year, decking the halls usually involves a lengthy game of "remember that time when..."

It's a highlight of the year.

 On that note, I may not ever live this one down.

That would be a cow.

On ice skates.

Good times.

December pretty much went like this:
and then it was Christmas.
One of our Christmas Eve traditions is to decorate cookies for Santa with the kids. This year we did the same.

 I hope Santa forgives me. I feel the need to confess that I had the kiddies create these mouth watering creations ...

on top of these.

Some years are just that way, amiright?

All in all, our holiday break was magical. Snow was on the ground, the house was warm, we were together, and on Christmas day our living room looked like a wrapping paper factory exploded.
Like I said... magical.



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