How can summer almost be finished - and September be just around the corner? I feel as if I've blinked and perhaps missed a season! But in reality, it was a wonderful summer with a few boat rides with our grandchildren, croquet games out on the lawn, many meals out on the porch, and a time to visit with friends and family from out-of-town.
In the meantime, I've been rushing to finish the six new releases and two kits which will come out hopefully in about 10 days. Delays are inevitable in our business and this time it was the photographer who had a family crisis. So it took some time to locate his replacement, but I was able to have all of the models photographed yesterday, and am hoping for the proofs to arrive today or tomorrow.
I usually stitch a number of models of each design, and this time did three of the pieces over both one and two threads. I have to admit that I love the tiny ones, but understand that it may be too difficult for many people.
In my monthly newsletter I mentioned that my workspace is in our home, - in a large room above our garage. I was able to design the space, not only to hold a large desk, but it also has room for stock storage ( never enough however!) and a small packing closet. There are two nooks with window seats, with more storage in those areas, and a nice big worktable that I use constantly. Usually it is covered with books, fibers, sewing accoutrements, fabrics, charts, etc. - and usually it is a mess! I have a magnifying lamp nearby and stitch most of my models in this area. There are big windows which look out over the woods, and lots of my collections are on display. It's a great place to work, and my husband always claims it his favorite room in the house! It is mine too, which is a good thing as I spend most days, and many evenings up here.
I'm so anxious to show you the new designs and