Can you imagine this...NO MORE COUNTING CROSS STITCHES?
I have been cross stitching for decades and I've found as the years
have zipped by, I have less patience for counting...
I got so dizzy going back and forth with the chart
and changing floss every 5-6 cross stitches, I started to experiment...
I have simplified it all now...instead of purchasing 20-40 floss colours
for each pattern, NOW I use less than 6-7 floss...and 1 variegated to resemble a summer knit !
and I colour within the LINES....all the how to's are included in all of our patterns.
Instead of months completing a project, I can now complete an 8 x 11 block
in say -a week to 10 days..!
I also purchased a COVER GIRL clean glow blush called 100 roses
which worksperfectly for shading and blushing of her skin...
We show you how to do this in this pattern.
Cost less than 10.00 ( blush) and will last for a whole year of Paper Ladies...
One soft spray of Scotch Guard and you end up with this finish above...
Now what could be easier than this?
YOU trace the pattern and use your needle and floss to colour
within the lines.... We share the colours we use, but you can use
your colour scheme by choosing light and darker shades, same colour
for outline of body, and hair colour can be anything you like
and 1 variegated thread...YOU will become your OWN Paper Ladies
Designer too. And the best part, you can complete one in a week to 10 days!
And should CROSS STITCH and embroidery not your preference...
Cori teaches you how to needle turn applique...so you can achieve the same results.
And this lady knows N.T.A. ( needle turn applique) NO ONE does it this well.
( but you will also as she teaches you everything)
Every pattern for this new collection will have all the steps
to show you how to do both of our methods in depth.
We are still following in the colour schemes that compliment each other.. ( like last year)
Isn't hers pretty?
We already agreed in this NEWEST PAPER LADIES collection
we will have GINGHAM design in all of the ladies..
YOU will understand why IN AUGUST!
We also have some NEW NEWS beside the August LAUNCH.
We have a new website.... where all of our patterns are...
Cori has been very busy with that and done brilliantly might I add
- while I designed our new JULY
pattern...This will also be a template for all our CALENDAR Ladies...
We will showcase both of our Paper Ladies on every cover
and every pattern has both methods illustrated....
be it cross stitch and embroidery or needle turn applique..
2 methods in 1 pattern.
Ohh and all of this collection will be sitting down....A great reminder to REST more!
YOU need to rest more...I don't think it is in our DNA wink...
BERRY PICKING this week!
David was home for a few days and we went out blueberry picking and cherry picking..
My whole day picking reminded me so much of the many summers
my Nanny and I would head out to the neighbouring farms
WE would return and make jellies and preserves and lot's of pies...
Some things just follow us into the next generation....
A fun fact at least for me...Our summer has been very hot and dry..
I asked our cherry farmer, how good was the crop this year..
thinking he would say poorly...IN FACT TIDBIT here..
Cherries prefer HOT weather, too much rain and the cherries split...
Welll, I did not know that...so this year has been an outstanding year for
our cherry farmers....we picked up 2 large pails of cherries and not one was split..
I have enough for a at least 4 large cherry pies and still enough for some
cherry preserves...the blueberries are already frozen, as I like to bake
with these...frozen berries added to a batter keeps its shape and does
not turn batter blue.....
My Nanny would no doubt enjoy the fact that her legacy continues...
Hope you are enjoying your SUMMER..
Make MEMORIES....they just make for sweet reminders...