Sunday, February 23, 2014

Market Third Edition

 Market News--Chapter 2

Hi again.  You would't think that 1 short weekend would need a whole book with chapters to tell you all the stories and fun.  But it does.  Tina somehow thought that lounging about in our room/booth all day and then taking 1 brief stroll around the perimeter of the 6th floor was the same as doing the Market.  But she is such a whimp.  She only made it around part of our floor in 5 minutes, while I spent hours and hours racing up and down the stairs toting large bags and parcels of new kits, designs, threads and fabric.  I stopped only long enough to empty out the bags and take a long drink of Diet Coke, and off I flew to another floor.  There were so many wonderful thing to see and so many friends to visit ( don't tell her I was visiting, she thinks I was just franticly shopping.)   When we arrived home on Tuesday, the girls  and I cleared off the tables and racks and set up all the market treasures.  We have had a fabulously fun market week, showing everyone all the amazing new things we brought back with us,  and helping them find the perfect threads and fabric for all their new projects.  I know that I can't share them all with you, but I am sure going to give it my best shot.  I hope you have more stamina than my sister.
                                                           Here is our center display  

The side table is brimming with our new designs and a few other market delights,  

Here are a couple of new fabrics I picked up from Fabric Flair- It is a polka dot, and so adorable.  I have to think of something for it. I also picked up some gorgeous 28 count fabrics from Picture That Plus.  Oh I just forgot--Weeks Dye Works is dying 32 count fabric, and I brought home all the colors I could get my hands on.  Fabulous!!!- I should have taken a photo--maybe in Chapter 3. 

Also at the Weeks room, they had the most amazing hand dyed wools- truly inspiring .  
Here are a few of the ones we brought back.   I say we, because Tina doesn't know it but she carried them home in her suitcase.  (And complained that it was oddly heavy.)  They have a new plaid that is fantastic and different than the houndstooth.

Our dear friend Jeannette Douglas's room is right next door, and we love to meet outside our rooms and visit.  Her designs are amazing!!!!  I went right home and stitched this little lamb button on the new weeks 32 count putty.  I think if you are careful, you could get all three designs out of the 9 x 9 piece of fabric.  All threads are included for all 3 designs.  I had such a great time stitching the lamb, I stitched the strawberry too.  Jeannette gives you 1 button in the kit, 

Covered Buttons
Kind of a kit:  $16.00

Wooden Tags by Jeannette Douglas
$13.00 with the tag

Humble Hilda by Jeannette Douglas
Chart $10.00

Wool Willi by Jeannette Douglas
Chart $10.00

Yes we will be stitching this one.  I LOVE this series…

Button Betty by Jeannette Douglas
chart $10.00
This is Tina's favorite.  It is very sweet.

A Common Thread by Jeannette Douglas
Chart and threads $

This was totally amazing!!!! I am hoping Don will stitch it for us,  It is gorgeous and has wonderful stitches and threads and is sooooo lovely.  

Pincushions by Jeannette Douglas

These were very unusual and cool.  They looked like fabric, but they were stitched.  I think they look super fun to stitch.  

Waist Bags by Jeannette Douglas
Kit $22.00

This kit comes with a cotton bag.  Very quick and very clever

Take Time for Love by Jeannette Douglas
leaflet and threads $ 26.00

One of Jeannette's boxes never arrived, so we will be getting Take Time to Stitch- a new version, very soon.  It was very neat.  

We picked up Brenda Gervais' darling new charts while we were there and I can't wait to get started on one of these,  but which one???  I will keep you updated.   Her Easter/Spring designs are so sweet and subtle.  I'll let you know how we decide to do them. 

Easter Parade by With Thy Needle
Chart $10.00

Madam Cottontail by With Thy Needle
Chart $ 10.00

Springtime Messenger by With Thy Needle
Chart $10.00

Lori had darling new charts in her room which was wonderful as always.  It is hard not to be just a bit jealous of all the great things, racks, baskets, flowers, and fun things people who drive, bring to market. 

Spring Hare by La D Da
Chart $ 10.00

 Nancy is starting this one.  I can't remember what color she is using, but I will post a photo when she gets going. 

My Country by La D Da
Chart $ 10.00

Oh my goodness--how adorable is this one?

 Little Brick House by La D Da                                                                     
Leaflet $10.00

Samplers Not Forgotten
This is a new company by a darling friend of ours.  I tried to get her picture, but kept missing her--maybe in St Charles.  Kimberly Nugent lived in England and while she was there, she collected  some wonderful antique samplers. She has started graphing them and they are just wonderful.  

Eliza Dunnings by Samplers Not Forgotten
Chart $ 12.00

Springtime In My Garden by Samplers Not Forgotten
chart $16.00

This is an original design, which Kimberly based on her antique samplers,  it is so sweet.  I love the border!

Mary Ann Crumley 1829 by Samplers Not Forgotten
Chart $22.00

It was so fun to visit with Niky.  I discovered that she lives not far from where I was a foreign exchange student in the north of Italy.  I had even been to her gorgeous lake.  She was sold out of many of the things she brought with her, but is sending some along to us when she gets home.  Here are two I did bring back, and I love them both.  

Spring Sampler by Nikyscreations
Chart $14.00

This is seriously wonderful.  The perfect spring sampler complete with little rabbits in the grass.

House of Stitching by Nikyscreations
Chart $14.00

So sweet and it reminds me of my beloved doll houses.

I am always charmed by the Workbasket.  Her things are fun and different.  Tina fell in love with this one, and she loves all the different motifs.  Will she stitch it?  hmmmmmm  

 All Things Sampler by The Workbasket
chart $11.50

Diagonal Sampler by the Workbasket
Chart $11.50

Tho The Wrong by the Workbasket
Chart $ 11.40

Stephanie from Lone Elm Lane said she has been super busy making plum shaker boxes…. I wonder why???  ( our Shepherd's Fold will be starting soon- as soon as we get our fabric that is being dyed for us)  
She has very fun and different leaflets.  I think this would make a fabulous wedding sampler.

Gifts of the Spirit by Lone Elm Lane
Leaflet $12.00

Love One Another by Lone Elm Lane

Spring Angel by Lone Elm Lane

This is the second in a series see the first one below- we loved it at Christmas! 

Snow Angel by Lone Elm Lane

Glorious Day by Lone Elm Lane

Ok these are not technically from market, but we got in a new shipment while we were gone.  The girls had a great time unpacking them and matching them to scissors.  

Leather fobs run $8.00

Andrea  stopped by today to show us her Summer Quaker by Rosewood Manor. She stitched it with cotton over dyed floss and it is gorgeous!!!  Thanks for sharing.  

Lots of things arrived while we were away- the New Prairie Schoolers are darling.  

Rabbit Run by Prairie Schooler
Leaflet $ 9.00

Where there are Bees by Prairie Schooler
Leaflet $ 9.00

One For The Crow by Prairie Schooler
Leaflet $9.00

We are going to stitch the Crow on big fabric and make a pillow- It will be so great so stay tuned. 

This blog was a bit long… I just get going and can't stop.  I still can think of other things I wanted to show you, but it is now very late.  I called to talk to Charland and tell her all the news of the market, and the time has slipped away.  So wishing you sweet dreams of new projects with gorgeous fabrics and beautiful new threads.  Give us a call and we will send you a market care-package.  Doesn't everyone need one of those?  Teri.