Sunday, March 29, 2015

day 2 Paper Ladies --April update




 I wanted to show an update
before I left for a couple of days..

I have it with me, so no doubt I will get even more done...
She is really coming to life...

Again with using less than 10 colours and colouring with FLOSS ( Presencia
and some Cashmere) She is SPRINGING to LIFE ...




I have my April Paper Lady outlined on her white MONACO, all the 
threads have been chosen....( sneak peak here)
I always begin with hair and face...She kinda of dictates where I go from there..

This lady will be done in shades of light blues and oranges....
Her hair is outlined with only 1 strand of floss ( Presencia brown)
I then outline her brow with the same colour.....

Her eyes I do with some AURIFUL thread, I used #40 for this....

Her lips were outlined first then filled in satin stitch in a rust pink lip colour..

Now the rest will all be done in X stitches....

I just colour with FLOSS....
( all of our patterns are now detailed with every step so you can copy the same
colours and x-stitch to get similar results)


And speaking of FLOSS...
We have our own collection of CASHMERE that will
give you the same results as January, February and March's Paper Ladies...
I will be adding a bit of Orange on our April Paper lady...

They come as a COLLECTION. 

8 colours with approximately 100 feet of each colour, enough 
for at least a dozen projects.

Let me know if you would like to order them.
Cost is $40.00 plus shipping.

madamesamm@me.com

all of these will be included in present and future Paper Ladies..
Wait till you see what we have store for the fall ones to winter...




And an update on my garden adventures.




Although -9 C today....the sun is finally shining... ( I actually had a fur hat and winter 
coat and boots today.....it was that cold) 

So my seedlings from last week, welllll they are POPPING...these are the MOONFLOWERS,
They are coming up everywhere....


and my cosmos although tiny, finally broke through the soil
and are happy to see sunlight....





and if they continue growing they will be as strong and as Healthy this beautiful pot
of Hydrangeas, my beloved picked up for me today...They are beautiful....

The rest of the afternoon will be preparing a warm meal for supper
and some more stitching with wishes of summer days...


In stitching warmth...



Ps. I actually forgot to show this....

I dropped into a local Antique store....
The sweet lady who owns it knows my taste...

Now I am not sure of the translation in English...
But it is called a SPOOL Cabinet.../Drawer...

Anyway, I remember my Nanny having one...a place to put all of her 
spools of thread beside her sewing machine....

WELLLLLLL I had to have it....
I have huge plans for it....First I will strip it down and I am not 
sure I if I will paint it just yet...but I am leaning towards that...
depending on how good it looks BARE...

It is quite heavy so there is no doubt it will see the next 100 years
somewhere else...but for now....

IT will be mine! 

Will keep you updated on HER Progress! 

I have to order a few things for her first..





Friday, March 27, 2015

Chalk Talk #2 are you LOST? or have you been FOUND?

Mdm Samm's FOUND is a good sign! 

Have you been FOUND ? or are you still LOST?


WEllllll let Cori and I help you along the way...
We have designed 2 different Chalk Talk  designs in 2 different sizes...

YOU check if you are lost or found....
5 x 7 or 8 x10 ( both patterns are included in both sizes) 

We want to guide you as you learn how to colour with floss...
These are very simple patterns, YOU just trace on Black AIDA  with your choice
of floss... We chose 2 colours this time, simple white and red....
and you stitch within the lines...
( we have kits too, we will trace for you and add floss as well as a little extra -wink)

I think we both completed these in just a couple of days...
( reminder here Cori just learned how to cross stitch a couple months ago) 

Each month we will have a NEW ONE to show you...

We have come up with a very FUNNY one for next month...
I just stretched mine this morning, and I am ready to stitch, all the while
I have selected my colours for our APRIL Paper Ladies.....
( will take pics on the weekend of my choice for this lovely lady) 

sneak peak


Each time you see this....it is a friendly reminder
we have something NEW!



( will show more on the weekend)
The sun is not up yet....but I will show our new CASHMERE collection
for our Paper Ladies this afternoon)
I have some errands to run this am...
This is Cori's.....and let me say this lady is not LOST.....




Recap of our 1st Chalk Talk


Chalk Talk #1  ( my post)



Pattern for LOST and FOUND is now AVAILABLE



 IT is FRIDAY, and I have a few things planned, as things seem to have settled here...
Prayers help...yes they do...Thank you !


Chalk Talk with us....
Oh and thanks for the great names, keep them coming...
We will choose the top 3 to vote on early next week..

in Stitching Warmth