February is here... well, not quite... but we're ready for it!
We're having so much creating cross stitch designs, we're early... this month. Wouldn't it be nice to have your cross stitch design all set for the first of each month? We're going to try hard to make that happen this year. Get a head start on your month, here...
We're still in total shock how much these
machine embroidery designs look like hand stitching...
in, seriously, a fraction of the time!
It's so much fun to watch our Babylock Spirit race right through.
January's design was a blockbuster! You split evenly between those who were hoping the quilting was part of the design (it isn't), and those who were hoping it was NOT!
Quilt over gorgeous cross stitch?
The answer is-- YES! And we quilted over it again this month... because they stitch so quickly, you can just make another one!
As a test this month, we're also offering the individual parts of the piece for $1.49 each. Many of you have asked for this with some of our past collections as well-- the reason why we don't is that the single transaction fee for credit cards and PayPal eats up more of $1.49 than we'd care to think about. So we'll see what happens...
We'd love to start a project gallery for just cross stitch-- so if you come up with something fantastic, show it and tell it on our Facebook Project Photo Group.
You have to request membership, but only because we're trying to prevent spammers. It's a great place to see what everyone is doing... we love it!
For those of you who are working on "My Christmas Album,"
we're steaming ahead with two more blocks and hope to release them this week... then there's only two more to go!
If you are missing blocks, now's the time to push forward...
We have a FANTASTIC finishing idea kit for that as well. Total embroidery gorgeousness. If you "FOLLOW" this blog by entering your email, above right, and you'll be the first to get a sneak peek of that, and trimming instructions will be up soon as well.
And last but not least, CLOUD CLUB!
Many of you can't wait to finish-- we stitched out this first test and it's great! We're still debating if we want to add subtle color behind some of those feathers. What do you think?
Happy Monday to all!