Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Carolina Completed & Just Cross Stitch Feature

Happy New Year!  It is a snowy Christmas on Gracewood and we're quietly celebrating the meaning of the day :)  I hope wherever you are, you'll have a lovely time as well.

Carolina is completed and is now listed for sale.  It was an enjoyable stitch and it really feels like I've created a piece of fabric, which was my aim.  I'm waiting to get Beauvais' model back from the magazine and I think Carolina is going to look nice hung next to it.

The Jan/Feb issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine is out with its feature on Gracewood Stitches.  I'm pleased and honored to have been in such an important needlework publication.  Beauvais' pattern is included in the edition.

 I don't know about you but I get a thrill looking at a new piece of fabric stretched on a frame ready for the next design!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Merry Christmas and a New Freebie!

It is such a busy time of year and I know many are working at a frantic pace to complete your holiday and year end tasks.  So this will be a short post from Gracewood wishing you a Merry Christmas and very Happy New Year!

I've posted a new free pattern,  Click here to download , that I hope you'll find an enjoyable stitch.  It is inspired by an image I came across of some old tiles that had an art nouveau motif with the tiles laid in a masonry brick pattern.  It gave me a smile and I decided to design a similarly styled pattern that I'm making available as my Christmas gift to my readers.

Nouveau Tile
May you have some safe and blessed holidays!