Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Have you heard about this fun new contest on the Designs By Lisa Facebook Page? No? You have got to check it out!

All you have to do is fan the Designs By Lisa Facebook Page and help Kathy write a caption for this photo of her best buddy Oscar and you could win a FREE Designs By Lisa chart of your choice.

Be sure to enter by Sunday, February 21st. The winner will be announced Monday, February 22nd. Open to US and Canadian residents only.

Monday, February 8, 2010

SYHO Fabric Calculator

We've had a few stitchers ask if they would be able to use a different count fabric and still be able to assemble the SYHO Designer Encyclopedia. ABSOLUTELY! Just follow the guide below to find the fabric count you are most comfortable stitching and find the FABRIC SIZE NEEDED column (last column) this is the size of fabric you need. Please note you must stitch ALL 12 DESIGNS on the same count fabric to be able to assemble into a finished designer encyclopedia.

SYHO Fabric Calculator
Fabric Count Fabric Size Needed
14 7 in. by 7 in.
16 7 in. by 7 in.
18 7 in. by 7 in.
25 7 in. by 7 in.
28 7 in. by 7 in.
32 7 in. by 7 in.
36 7 in. by 7 in.
40 6.5 in. by 6.5 in.
45 6.5 in. by 6.5 in.
60 6.5 in. by 6.5 in.

All models are stitched on 32 count fabric. Fiber needs will vary based on fabric count.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Fiberworks in Iowa is giving all SYHO and LTS members 15% off in store purchases and 10% off all online purchases. This is a great time to pick up the supplies you need to start the first Design by Glendon Place for the SYHO Designer Encyclopedia.

Here's your supply list ~ now let's get ready for some football!

Month ~ February

Design Company ~ Glendon Place

Design Title ~ Only a Life Lived for Others

Fabric ~ 32 count Autumn Blush Vintage Lugana by Zweigart

Threads ~ DMC 815, 814 & 225 / Caron Waterlilies 149 / Kreinik #4 very fine braid 713

Beads ~ Mill Hill beads 02051 and 03051

Friday, February 5, 2010

It's official ~ Welcome to the SYHO Campaign! We're thrilled to introduce our first designer ~ Cheryl Granda of Glendon Place. Our first SYHO design is now available for your LNS/ONS to purchase from Hoffman Distributing!

Month ~ February

Design Company ~ Glendon Place

Design Title ~ Only a Life Lived for Others

Fabric ~ 32 count Autumn Blush Vintage Lugana by Zweigart

Threads ~ DMC 815, 814 & 225 / Caron Waterlilies 149 / Kreinik #4 very fine braid 713

Beads ~ Mill Hill beads 02051 and 03051

And to add even more excitement ~ Cheryl is allowing us to give our members a sneak peek at her designs releasing at Nashville later this month.

Dating back to colonial times, the pineapple has always been a symbol of warmth and hospitality. It was commonplace for a sea captain from New England to sail the Caribbean islands and return home with a cargo of fruits, spices and rum. To let his friends know that he had returned safely from the sea, the captain would spear a pineapple on the fence post outside of his home. The pineapple was an invitation to visit, enjoy the food and drink, and listen to tales of the sea captains’ voyage.

Fabric: Stitched on 28ct “Moonglow” Cashel Linen provided by Picture This Plus.

Chart Area: 135w X 263h

Stitch Count: 133w X 261h

Design Area: 9 ½”w X 18 5/8”h

Reindeer Games is a delightful and comical play on words! Let’s just say that we are taking the names of Santa’s reindeer beyond the literal sense and just having some good old fashion fun! Look at the design and it speaks for itself. You’ll find Comet holding on tight as he shoots across the sky aboard a shooting star, and you’ll have a hearty chuckle when you see Dancer stepping out under the silver ball, reminiscent of the 70’s disco dance craze. Does that stance remind you of anyone? Oh, and get a load of that hot tamale Vixen with her pink feather boa and frilly garter. So now you know the mischief that Rudolph and his pals are up to when they’re not hard at work pulling Santa’s sleigh!

Two Stitching options provided:

A Picture Mural ~ Stitched on 32 count Linen Natural Brown (65B)
provided by Wichelt Imports, Inc.
Stitch Count is 156w X 332h. Design Area is 9 3/4"w X 20 1/8"h. Stitched 2 over 2.

Bellpull/Banner - Stitched on 27ct Penny Natural 4.7" wide stitching band. Stitch count is 48w X 678h. Design area is 3 3/8"w X 48 3/8"h. The design requires 50 inches (1 yd. 14 inches) of stitching band. However, depending upon how you decide to finish your bellpull or banner, it is strongly suggested that you order at least 1 3/4" yds. of the stitching band and begin stitching precisely in the middle. This will ensure you have sufficient selvage on both ends for finishing your bellpull or banner. The bellpull hardware that was selected for this design is provided by Wichelt Imports, Inc., Item #39714 - Bellpull Brass-Satin 14cm.

There’s no better description for this colorful cast of feathery characters. This is a piece that could brighten up any room in your house. Not only is it fun to look at each owl’s facial expression, it’s simply easy and delightful to stitch.

Fabric: Stitched on 28ct “Blue Whisper” Vintage Cashel Linen (3281/5139/55) provided by Zweigart/ Needleworker’s Delight.

Stitch Area: 200w X 60h

Stitch Count: 195w X 57h

Design Area: 13 7/8”w X 4”h

Be sure to e-mail us if you are interested in participating in the SYHO Designer Encyclopedia SAL ~ StitchYourHeartOut@gmail.com