Monday, February 28, 2011

Meet Up Monday ~ The Creative Finisher

Morning All!  I'd like to introduce you to Veronica Buckwalter AKA The Creative Finisher.  Ronnie is an AMAZING finisher and has worked with designers and myself (she is our SYHO finisher) on new releases as well as finishing designs for Just Cross Stitch Magazine, The Gift of Stitching and Just Cross Stitch Ornament Edition.  Here's a few examples of Ronnie's fabulous finishes. 

Friday, February 25, 2011

Freebie Friday ~ SYHO Designer Encyclopedia

Have you stitched the SYHO Designer Encyclopedia?  If not here's what you are missing....

 SYHO Designer Encyclopedia Cover 

SYHO Designer Encyclopedia Spine

SYHO Designer Encyclopedia Inside Cover

Did you know when you purchase all 12 designs you will receive the cover chart and the finishing instructions FREE?  Be sure to contact your LNS or ONS to order your SYHO designs and ask them to contact Colleen (at) LooseThreadStitchers (dot) com to have the SYHO Designer Encyclopedia Displayed in their shop.

Veronica Buckwalter of The Creative Finisher has generously provided us with the FABULOUS finishing instructions for the SYHO Designer Encyclopedia.  Ronnie is a MUST for all your finishing needs, she is AMAZING and we will be showcasing her skills in next Wednesday's Wordless Wednesday so be sure to check it out! 

Monday, February 21, 2011

Meet Up Monday ~ Lila's Studio

 I'd like to introduce you to Lila Umstead of Lila's Studio.  A fairly new counted thread designer, Lila's work has already been published in Just Cross Stitch and her line of traditional kitchen stitches (shown below) are a fabulous addition to any home.  Be sure to check out Lila's website HERE and her Etsy shop HERE.


Friday, February 18, 2011

Freebie Friday ~ CherryWood Design Studios

This is the story of how 2 friends ended a 2 day road trip: They shopped all around NorthWest Iowa... talked, laughed, ate way too much fast-food & decided to start a serious venture that combined their love of stitching, an attention to detail & the will to say - we can do this?                                             
                                                                                           We hope you like it - Cathy & Theresa

OK - that is seriously how this all started... Click HERE for a bit more about this fun partnership!

Here's a look at a few FABULOUS FREEBIES from CherryWood Design Studios.

Click HERE to download the charts for the designs shown above.  Click HERE to follow CherryWood Designs on Facebook.  Click HERE to view more Freebie Designs on the Loose Thread Stitchers Blog.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Meet Up Monday ~ With My Needle

Have you heard you can get insider info from Ellen @ her With My Needle blog?  Ellen shares her journey thru life, getting ready for Nashville, new releases and much more.

Be sure to follow her as she is blogging about her newest release Miss Trenner's Needlework Academy.  A fabulous new release that shops already have on pre-order.  Be sure to call your shop ASAP as they are a limited edition.

The nine shown here were a bit damaged in shipping and Ellen is considering offering them as part of a blog giveaway in March so mark your calendars!  For more info about With My Needle be sure to check out her website HERE.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Freebie Friday ~ Trail Creek Farm

Trail Creek Farm ~ creates a growing collection of limited edition cross stitch designs and products. using beautiful interior design fabrics, our products are sewn by local fabricators who live and work in our
community. Susan Ebright, trail creek farm's designer, has a degree in interior design and is a professional member of ASID. Susan works from her studio in lyons, kansas with her chickens, her puppy and her pretty family.

Here are a few examples of the FABULOUS Trail Creek Farm Freebies.  Click HERE for the charts. 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Meet Up Monday ~ Funk and Weber

News and nonsense about needlework, reading, writing, life in Alaska, and any other ding-dong thing that strikes my fancy. From project tutorials to books on my nightstand to gardening to travel to sourdough bread and waffles to wildlife and photography--it's all fair game. "Focus Schmocus" are the magic words here.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Freebie Friday ~ Ink Circles

Ink Circles is a company that produces original Celtic and Mandala based cross stitch patterns by artist Tracy Horner.  Tracy also creates amazing note cards and other stithcing accessories in her ETSY shop, you can click HERE to find more of Tracy's work.

Click HERE for the Breast Cancer Awareness Complimentary Chart and HERE for a few more fun freebies from Ink Circles.