Wednesday, September 6, 2017

New Designs!


First things first!!  Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow
Marty and I had such fun collaborating on this piece!  It was a total labor of love with hundreds of emails being passed back and forth.  Marty finished her blocks first while I was still working on Nashville orders.  Beth Wiksen, stitcher extraordinaire, was actually stitching Marty's blocks while I was still designing.  Marty was thoroughly determined to keep the number of colors used down to a reasonable amount and I continually exasperated her by adding more colors!  She did a great job of reining me in!  Can you tell who designed each block?  (Sounds like a contest in the making!)

Here's the lowdown:  The model was stitched on 40-Count Legacy Linen from Picture This Plus using DMC threads.  A conversion to Needlepoint Silks is provided.  The stitch count is 371 wide by 278 high.  (The stitch count for each block is 92 by 92.)  The gorgeous frame was provided by Valley House Primitives. 


Halloween Greetings   Jean Hohulin stitched this model for me in about five days flat!  My daughter Liz inspired this piece.  The model is stitched on 36-Count Doubloon from Picture This Plus using Needlepoint Silks in: 181, 203, 313, 316, 475, 533, 558, 695, 842, 863, 864, 961, 963, 965, 976, 991B, and 993.  A conversion to DMC is provided.  The stitch count is 232 wide by 87 high.


Pretty as a Peacock   My thanks to Carol Sims for stitching this model.  We've used 36-Count Cyprium Linen from Picture This Plus with Needlepoint Silks in:  132, 156, 355, 555 and 998.  A conversion to DMC is provided.  The stitch count is 96 wide by 103 high.


Minerva   Inspired by my daughter Liz, stitched by the super speedy and immensely talented Rindy Richards and finished by my sweet friend Carmen Sutton.  Minerva was stitched on 40-Count Ancient from Picture This Plus using Needlepoint Silks in:  523, 524, 525, 623, 645, 695, 764, 862, 991BB, and 993.  Finished into a wonderful purse by the oh-so-creative Carmen Sutton!  The stitch count is 103 wide by 99 high.


The Tea Keeper   This design was an exclusive club piece for Tomorrow's Heirlooms back in 2015.  The model is stitched on 32-Count Legacy Linen from Picture This Plus using Gentle Art Sampler Threads in:  Barn Grey, Black Crow, Copper, Oatmeal, Picnic Basket, Slate, Tin Bucket and Toffee.  A conversion to DMC is provided.  The stitch count is 61 wide by 79 high.


Crowned Owls  This is another club design for Tomorrow's Heirlooms.  The model was stitched on 36-Count Beige Linen from Weeks Dye Works using Gentle Art Sampler Threads in:  Buttermilk, Cidermill Brown, Dark Chocolate, Endive, Flax, Mulberry and Tarnished Gold.  A conversion to DMC is provided.  The stitch count is 79 wide by 75 high.


A Miniature Quaker Sampler  This is the third piece I designed for Tomorrow's Heirlooms' club.  The motifs of this design were taken from an antique sampler and "tweaked" to my liking.  The same colors were used as in the original and I used a very similar border design.  The model is stitched on 36-Count Mocha from Weeks Dye Works using Gentle Art Sampler Threads in:  Apple Cider, Blue Spruce, Brandy, Caramel Corn, Dark Chocolate, Forest Glade and Lexington Green.  A conversion to DMC is provided.  The stitch count is 69 wide by 113 high.

Autumn Harvest   I designed this piece for A Simple Life magazine back in 2015.  The model was stitched on 36-Count Mocha Linen from Weeks Dye Works using Gentle Art Sampler Threads in:  Acorn, Autumn Leaves, Burnt Orange, Cidermill Brown, Corn Husk, Flax, Forest Glade, Gingersnap, Gold Leaf, Maple Syrup, Raven and Straw Bonnet.  A conversion to DMC is provided.  The stitch count is 108 wide by 116 high.

That's it!  
I've got another Halloween design coming soon and a Christmas design as well!  Wishing you all a happy autumn - it's a wonderful time of the year!


7 comments:

marly said...

That's it? That's a lot! All great offers and an even greater Hawk Run.

Lois Anne said...

Kathy, love them all, but really like Minerva. You did not say there was a conversion for her, but I know there is. You always have one.

Halloween at HRH is just great! Drema already knows I have to have it.

Lois Anne

LaNelle said...

Kathy, these are truly fabulous...I belonged to the Heirloom club so have those designs wish I could clone myself ...so to stitch all these quicker😂 Have a lovely Autumn 🍂 🌻🌻

susan hemann said...

I would love to purchase Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow but I cannot find it. How can I purchase the chart? Thank you. Sue Hemann

Rebecca said...

Oh how I wish I did counted cross stitch!!!! These are wonderful! And I know just the stitched piece and the the person it would be for!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW. Halloween at HRH is a home run right out of the ball park! It is stunning!

Kevin said...

Love Halloween at HRH!! Been hiding out from Hurricane Irma down here in FL and hoping all my other HRH stash is safe when I return home!! 😳 Seeing this new piece truly brightened my spirit (no pun intended).

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