Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Double Double

Ta-da! Here it is! Our September release is being boxed and readied to ship to our distributors as I type. We are calling this one Double Double. It uses Weeks and Gentle Arts Sampler threads, and is stitched on 28 ct Light Gray Jobelan. At 105w x 100h, it's a fairly quick weekend project.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

A Reminder and a Preview

The Reminder

All you Owl Birth Sampler stitchers, in case you missed the back of the leaflet and our last post on the subject, please don't forget to give yourself some extra fabric allowance at the bottom of the chart if you intend to add the personalization.


Unlike many birth samplers that incorporate the personalization somewhere in the interior of the design, this one tacks it on the bottom--beneath the design. While that allows greater flexibility if you need to add extra lines for multiple births (twins?), long names, or being born in a month like September, that also means there isn't a tidy number we can give you to tell you exactly how much fabric you will need to buy. It really depends on how you intend to personalize it and how many rows you need.

The back of the leaflet contains this information, but by way of reminder --the stitch count given on the leaflet is only to the squiggly line at the bottom. The additional 2 lines shown on the model on the cover add 1 3/8 inches when stitched on 28ct fabric. Plan accordingly. Hope that's a little clearer than mud! As always, we are happy to answer any questions you may have. Drop us an email at

The Preview
I know! It's been a while since our last release! Thank you for waiting. I hope you feel your patience will be rewarded :D

 Here's a sneak peek at our Halloween themed release coming later this month. Some tutorials on finishing embellishments are long overdue and will follow shortly after. (And can I just say how happy ribbon makes me? It's like fabric candy.)