Friday, March 5, 2010

It's Official it's SYHO Friday! Yippee!!! We're thrilled to introduce Cathy & Teresa of CherryWood Design Studio who have designed the March design for the SYHO Designer Encyclopedia.

That Kind of Stitcher
Design #2 in a series of 12 designer for the SYHO Designer Encyclopedia
Be Bold, Be Proud...Be that kind of Stitcher! No Shrinking Violets!

Design Size: 50X50
Fabric: 32 Count Calypso Belfaast Colorscapes Hand Dyed Linen By Picture This Plus
Fibers: Chestnut and Watermelon Punch by Weeks Dye Works & Kiwi and Orange Marmalade by Gentle Art Sampler Threads

~ Here's a few of our FAVORITES from CherryWood Design Studio ~

Since it has been the snowest winter EVER this year, I am looking forward to summer like never before ~ Sunny Days, Warm nights and catching fireflies. Firefly Summer whispers in my ear...summer's almost here!

So the Tag UR It Series is just FABULOUS! (I know i use that a lot....kinda like Rachel Zoe uses "bananas" .... But just like Rachel...I totally mean it!) A fun and quick monthly project to go with each month of the year. I love the unique finishing and the fun and funky designs to get me excited every month of the year all year long!

Be sure to e-mail us if you are interested in participating in the SYHO Designer Encyclopedia Stitch-A-Long (SAL). It's a fun way to stitch along with other SYHO DE stitchers online and we have a BLAST! Want to join in on the fun? We'd love to have you! E-mail us at and we'll send you all the info or click HERE to join the SYHO Designer Encyclopedia Yahoo Group directly.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Have you heard? Only 2 days till the release of the next SYHO design? Cathy & Theresa make up the fabulous and fun team of CherryWood Design Studios. Here's a fun new release I was able to preview at Nashville, last month.

A Stitcher's Story is a tribute to stitchers everywhere. Reading this verse I can see what they mean. I do feel my life is being chronicled in stitches and will forever be evolving and learning with each piece. Already ordered and received form my LNS ~ can't wait to get started on this one!
I have a couple of stitching buddies and we are going to stitch this one together and and add all our initials to each others. We're all going to hang them in our stitching room so if (for whatever the reason) one of us can't make it to a stithcing night, we can still all be with her while she stitches.
I encourage you, if you don't already, to find a group to stitch with, either in person on online. The Loose Thread Stitchers website has listings for groups that meet never know there might be one in your area!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Jen at Funk & Weber Designs is looking for stories and images of *Extreme Stitchers* to share on the Needle and ThREAD: Stitching for Literacy blog during the 2010 Bookmark Challenge.

The purpose is to demonstrate the lengths some of us will go to enjoy stitching. Have you ever done anything a little nutty (at least in the eyes of non-stitchers) to eke out extra time to stitch? If so, Jen wants to hear your story.

FYI, she's also profiling *Extreme Readers*, and, so far, the readers outnumber the stitchers. Are readers really more extreme than stitchers?