Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall season is upon us.

This is the time of year I like to relax when I stitch.  There is no objective or deadline. Just pick-up anything you are in the mood for before it gets too hectic with the upcoming holidays. Something old, new or relating to the current holiday.  The season is changing and it is starting to cool off but not yet cold, in most places anyway.
The first Mag Friends for Fall arrived today.  A friend & I have different series of Pears.  Both from Kelly Clark.  Her's is the series offered at many shops. 

Mine is Kelly's 12 Days of Christmas offered through Pocket Full of Stitches a few years ago.  I have finished 1-6 and counting.  Maybe this new magnet will inspire me to get started up again.

pfos Christmas Club Kelly Clark Twelve Days of Christmas Pears

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Inspirations and Pairings

This is a business blog but that doesn't mean it has to be boring.  So in addition to posting new items, every so often I will share what and where some of my ideas come from both old and new.  I will add both Inspiration and Pairings pages to the blog.  This one is both.

So first up.  I love animals but I am partial to cats.  I have 3 Sphinx (hairless) cats.  Piglet is "Pink" and she eats and looks like a little piglet.  Then the baby is Blu or "My Baby Bonnie Bluebell" and she is a bluish color.  Hence the inspiration for the 2 cat magnets. They also hangout with me while I work. They are always willing to help and give advice. The eldest is MaryJane.  She is a "tortie" a calico if she had hair.  I do not have anything representing her yet, but soon.
MaryJane, Blu & Piglet a few years ago
Blu - The Assistant

Piglet - VP-Quality Control

I live in South Florida and these colors have always been popular.
My current pairing canvas is this "Key West Cottage" by Needle Crossings that is almost done.  It will be framed and hung in my work room - formally known as my stitching room.  Vicky De Angelis paired the pink one with her "Deco Kitty" by Sharon G. (see her August 20th blog at mostlyneedlepoint.com)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Pretty in Pink for...

EGA's Flamingo Fandango Seminar - Naples, Florida 
September 11th-16th
Flamingo Fob Friends

Mag Friends making the trip
I have been a busy bee getting ready for merchant night.  All the Flamingo & Breast Cancer Awareness Fob Friends and Mag Friends are ready to go.  I have also packed a few holiday, popular and new items as interest continues to grow.  If you are there or know someone who is, be sure to pass by Janet Edgar's - Cross Stitch Station/Stitcher's Paradise table. She has an exclusive event only project with a little extra "friend" for those at the show.
Fob Friends "Hope" & "Survivor"
Fob Friends Halloween
NEW- Mag Friend samples
I am expecting a couple more holiday items in soon. Continue to check back often. There is a lot more to come that are in the manufacturing and design process.