Monday, October 14, 2013

New design for the Online Needlework Show

I really can't believe I finished this in time. Thread fiascos, discontined fabric and ridiculous shipping times almost put this off until next  year. The threads I originally ordered took 2 1/2 months to get to me and when they finally did, the dye lots were such that they didn't match up as well as I had hoped. By that time it was already the end of September and I couldn't re-order something else, so I went stash diving and used threads I had on hand, picking colours on the fly. On top of that, the fabric I used for the model, Legacy Linen Oaten Scone has been discontinued. When did I find that out? AFTER I started stitching it. I didn't have time to order something else so I used it anyway, but I did find a near perfect match for it, thankfully. Then earlier this week, with the end in sight, I came down with a bug, which has knocked me on my behind. By yesterday I still had the darkest blue and all the purples to finish stitching and I was ready to give up, but I guzzled copious amounts of coffee and pulled an all-nighter and got the stitching, the charting and instructions finished. As far as my health goes, it probably wasn't a good idea, I feel like garbage again, but it was worth it. If I hadn't managed it I'd have been really bummed.

So without further ado, here is Twisted Band Sampler. :) It's official release is Thursday, October 17, for the Online Needlework Show. It will be listed on the European Cross Stitch page.


  1. That's cool. Pleased you got it finished on time.
    Hope you feel better soon.

  2. I have never wanted to buy anything from the Online Needlework Show, but now I've seen this. I'll for sure be ordering this one. LOVE IT!

    Carol S.

  3. That is a fabulous design! I really like the "twist" on a traditional band sampler.

  4. Beautiful design! Definitely going on my wish list!

  5. OH WOW! This is lovely! (Moving to the top of my BUY list!)