Preview of New Patterns

Friday, June 26, 2009

The new stocking patterns are at the printer. They will be shipped out to the distributor next in 2 weeks the shops should have these.

June’s stockings celebrate family. The Double Wedding Ring quilt pattern is perfect for the Here Comes the Bride Stocking.We all know you don’t find babies under a cabbage leaf; the stork brings them! Stitch the New Arrival Stocking with the baby’s birth date and initials.The Honeysuckle Vine Stocking recalls the sweet aroma of a lazy summer day. Surprise someone with an extra treat and tuck a stocking into the bow as you wrap your gifts.

July’s stockings have a patriotic theme. Our beautiful Stars and Stripes wave proudly in the breeze in the Fourth of July Stocking.
The Bountiful Stars Stocking is a reflection of a traditional quilt pattern and will be a quick and easy project to stitch. All those stars remind us of fireworks that brilliantly light up the sky.
You’ll have a bouquet that will never wilt when you stitch our Summer Roses Stocking. This little project celebrates the lush blooms that grace our gardens.

Silvia from Italy sent a picture of her finished project and I thought you would like to see how she finished it. She wrote, "I love the Blackbird style. Thank you for the free pattern. I'm sending a picture even though the contest is over. Visit my blog to see more pictures."

She covered this box with fabric that she overdyed. It gives the box a great vintage look. I think Silvia needs to give us a class on covering a box with fabric!

Bindy from Dyeing to Stitch in Virginia Beach, VA sent this picture of their stocking tree. The sweet flowers inside each stocking are a nice added touch!

This stocking is also from Bindy. Great idea to make it into a necklace!

Until later dear friends!



  1. I swear, the stockings just get better and better! I love them all! Can't wait to get them!

  2. All the stockings are just beautiful and so is the box made by Silvia.

  3. I love that box!! Gorgeous!!! How fun to see what everyone does with the designs!

  4. The stockings for June and July are just as gorgeous as all the rest! I'm so glad you came up with this idea, and I can't wait until the day I start stitching them.

    How can anyone cover a box and have it look so perfect? Silvia did a magnificent job!

  5. I just love your little stockings . . . I know people from all over the world stitch your wonderful designs but I'm (selfishly) wondering if maybe you could come up with a Canadian flag for your July set (you probably know this but Canada day is July 1)?


  6. Lovely new patterns!!
    And the box is so fine!! I like it.
    I hope you will post every piece of this contest - maybe can you make an album for every photos? :) Will be good to see them in one album ;)

  7. Just when I think they can't get any finer you come out with another wonderful set of stockings. I had set my mind to just stitch a few but I am having to reconsider that now.

    Sylvia's box is wonderful. I love how she used her sampler design. I would love to be able to make a box like that, wonder if she would share her instructions. This just gets all my creative juices flowing again.

    Thank you so much, I love your site and come to it often, knowing I will always find something interesting.

    Judy from KS

  8. Thanks for sharing some advance info. Love the stork and the July Roses. CJ ok;-)

  9. It'an honor for me to see my box on your blog! I will be happy to prepare explanations to build and cover a box!

  10. Love the stockings. The box is just wonderful and I agree that a lesson on how to cover a box with fabric is in order.

  11. Silvia,

    That would be great! You have a great could have a lesson there...or I would be glad to host a lesson too.


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