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:

· Picture/Mural - Stitched on 32ct Linen Natural-Brown (65B) provided by Wichelt Imports, Inc. Stitch count is 156w X 322h. 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 ~

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

LooseThreadStitchers would like to issue a retraction regarding Jackie du Plessie of It’s Finally Finished participation in the SYHO Campaign. Although Jackie's work is phenomenal there was an oversight in printing where Jackie's information was inadvertently swapped for Judy O’Dell of It’s a Though. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused and appreciate both Jackie and Judy’s kindness regarding this error

Here's a sneak peek at the new Ink Circles Design that will be releasing on Friday. Tracey shared the info on her facebook page and gave us the thumbs up to share it with our LTS members!~

LOVE LOVE LOVE being the first to see a new design! This is a new one based on a quilt block that has been Quaker-ified. The first box out should be available to your LNS or ONS via Hoffman for their Friday newsletter this week.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Have you heard about the Counted Wishes Cross Stitch Festival? It opened today. Counted Wishes is an exciting new online Cross Stitch Festival for the stitching public held twice a year. Show participants are Cross Stitch Designers who share your love for all things stitching! Their mission is to fill the show with must-have Cross Stitch Charts that you can't live without!

Participating Designers Include:

Blueladie Designs

Col’s Creations

Debbie Draper Designs

Joyful Expressions

Labor of Love Designs

Linen Flowers Designs

Ozark Sampler

Pine Glen Designs

Sapphire Stitching

Sweetbriar Needle Design

Tam’s Creations

The Sampler Girl

Vee and Co. Designs

Show is open from February 1-February 5th, 2010 ~ Check it out!