Monday, December 19, 2011

The Nutcracker

So this past weekend was Nutcracker weekend! This is Juliet's 4th year participating in her dance company's production of the quintessential Christmas ballet. And so it has become a part of our family's holiday tradition at this point - and we absolutely love it! Above is a picture of her dad and I with her after the show.

This was a picture of her taken onstage in her Arabian costume during dress rehearsal.

And here she is dressed as an Angel.

With her two best friends dressed as Party Girls onstage.

Doing leaps as Candy Canes.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

In the Meadow

As I said, this is the last of our holiday designs for this year. I really love the fabric that In the Meadow is stitched on. It's Weeks' 30 count Scuppernong Linen. The piece is stitched entirely using just five Crescent Colours: Bamboo, Bramble Bush, Blackbird, Hazelnut and Steamed Broccoli but a DMC conversion is provided.

I hope that all of you are enjoying your holiday stitching!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

February Cottage

Here is the next in our Cottage of the Month series, February Cottage. This one uses Crescent Colours' Poblano Pepper, Pink Posey and Pink Champagne along with a few other DMC threads. All of the models for this series will be stitched on Wichelt's 28 count Lambswool Linen. I know that many of you out there are quite excited about this series and I'm so happy about that! These patterns will be shipping to distributors mid December so you can expect them in your shops sometime after that.

And be sure to check back here tomorrow for a picture of the last of our holiday designs for this year, In the Meadow.