Wednesday, March 21, 2018

New Spring Charts ~

I'm so excited about these three new charts that released this spring at the Nashville Needlework Market. 

First of all there is SPRING FRILLS.  It is a set of three smalls.  Spring is 62 by 27 stitches, Bloomin' Spring is 50 by 27 stitches, and the Wreath is 43 by 43.  I stitched them on 32 count Cornsilk Linen from weeks Dye Works.  They are stitched with 2 ply of Sampler Threads from The Gentle Art over 2 threads of the linen.  The colors I used are Grape Leaf 7028, Crystal Lake 7075, Honey Dew 7087, Flax 1150, Old Brick 0320, Faded Rose 7090, and Cameo Pink 0730.
This is LOVE IS KIND. Love is Patient is 76 by 32 stitches and Faith Hope Charity is 68 by 67.  I stitched it on 32 count Baby's Breath Linen from Weeks Dye Works.  I stitched it with 2 ply of Classic Colorworks  threads and The Gentle Art threads over 2 linen threads.   Classic Colorworks threads are Straw Hat, St. Bernard, Chopped Chives, Cherry Tomato, Rose Petal, and Sampler Threads Honey Dew 7087 from The Gentle Art.

And there is EASTER BLESSINGS.  It has a fun small with eggs and bunnies, and a framed piece with a more formal, traditional design. Easter Blessings is 54 by 54 stitches. Eggs and Bunnies is 35 by 51 stitches.  They are stitched over 2 threads on 32 count Baby's Breath Linen from Weeks Dye Works with 2 ply of these Classic Colorworks threads.  Argyle Socks, Lemon Grass, Strawberry Parfait, Sea Shelley, Rain Shower, and Queen Bee.

Check with your Local Needlework Shop to place your order.  Shop owners can contact me at madebywendy @ gmail .com to order.

Happy Stitching,  Wendy

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Nashville Needlework Market 2016

The Nashville Needlework Market is just two short weeks away and I have everything shipped off and ready for the shoppers.  I had to decide last fall about going to market and with my ankle surgery it was just the best decision to stay home this year.  I am back to walking and driving myself but it took awhile and I still feel this was the best decision, but I will miss meeting shop owners and other designers. But my new designs will be there. Hoffman Distributing will have all of my charts. And Norden Crafts will have all of the charts plus the models.  Here are the  previews.

Quaker Blues

For my Sister

Let Your Heart Sing

Welcome Spring Accessories

Welcome Spring Box

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Colorful Quakers ~

I have enjoyed this series of Colorful Quaker designs.  So far there are the Autumn Quaker, Spring Quaker, Patriotic Quaker and Summer Quaker.  Watch for the Halloween Quaker and Christmas Quaker coming this fall.

Sunflower Fields

Here is a fun new release.  It is called Sunflower Fields. I have stitched it two ways and the chart includes three thread palettes for you to choose from.  Weeks Dye Works threads, Silk 'n Colors from The Thread Gatherer, and DMC. My favorite thing about this chart is the 6" Lone Elm Lane box that it is shown on. These are such high quality boxes and so fun to display stitching on. There is also an extra little chart for the front and back of a scissor fob.  The chart includes little corner motifs you can stitch to make the piece square to frame or put on a pillow, or leave them off to put your piece on the Lone Elm Lane box.

Updates ~

I think an update is long over due. So here is a wrap up of what we've released this summer.  First there are the May, June, July and August Floral Postcards.  There are fun, quick to stitch and can be framed or finished into a small pillow or hanging to display each month.

 Then there are the next two in the Bird Sampler Series.  There is the Robin Sampler and the Chickadee Sampler. I love the R & R Reproductions fabric this is stitched on. Coming this fall there will be one last one to bring the total in the series to 6. It will be a Goldfinch Sampler.  These can be combined into one band sampler with simple directions available as a free chart. If you would like the PDF files of the combination sampler, please email me and I'll get it off to you.  madebywendy @ gmail .com

This bird series has been so much fun to do. And to carry on the with the bird theme, there is a cute bird pincushion coming in August.  Stay tuned for more information on that.  It is one of my favorites.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Another Quilt ~

I found another quilt picture to share. This is the quilt I made for Kaden when he was born. Love the fun animal print on the back.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Quilt Day ~

I was looking through a few old pictures today and found pictures of some of the quilts I've made.  So figured a blog post was a good place to get them all together.
 This lap quilt was originally made for my Grandma Verda Mae Andrus Wakeman. After she passed away I got it and two years ago when little Alexis Autumn King was born  on February 22, 101 years to the day  after grandma was born I wrote the story on the back and gave it to her.

This was Sydni Aspen King's baby quilt.

 This was originally made for Jenene Harris Peatross and now will be passed on to little Baby Girl Howell.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

New Charts Released ~

Here they are!
 This is Spring. Look for the rest of the seasons to come this summer.

 And here is Grandma's Quilt Block.  This is taken from an old quilt we received as a wedding present 30 years ago. It was made by my Great Aunt Lisle Loosle Andrus. I am designing more quilt block charts so they can be stitched together into a 12" by 16" mini stitched quilt.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Free Cross Stitch Chart ~

Grandma's Flower Garden Free Chart

Here is a new little freebie. 
Here in Idaho we are freezing and the only hope we have of flowers is if we stitch them ourselves.
 I hope you enjoy stitching this new little chart.

Click Here to Download Chart

Thursday, November 29, 2012

I made it ~

 I finally made it!! I made it onto the Shepherd's Bush Blog.

I probably need to give you a little background as to why this is blog post worthy. Back about 25, or more, years ago when I was first getting into Cross Stitching I quickly found out the closest real cross stitch shop was Shepherd's Bush in Ogden. I fell in love with the store and their style of stitching. I've stitched many of their charts and we've stopped at the shop many times on our way to vacations (with the family patiently waiting in the car while Mom shopped) to get more goodies. As I became a designer of my own company I have gotten to know Teri and Tina better and still love visiting their cute little shop.

This fall at their retreat I took my new Christmas ornament chart, Poinsettia Sampler. They loved it, and have stitched a model for their shop and it is featured on their blog today.
Here is the picture from their blog. Mine is on the bottom right. We might need to run to Ogden and check this out in person.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Stitcher's Retreat ~

I just got back from the most amazing weekend.  I was lucky enough to get a spot in the Shepherd's Bush Retreat in Park City.  Rod and I drove down on Thursday Morning.(After celebrating my birthday with family the day before.) The classes were lots of fun and the teachers were amazing. It was so fun to be around so many women who are as obsessed with needlework as I am.

The event organizers Tina and Teri invited me to being some of my charts to sell in their retreat shop. That was a lot of fun. I got to visit with ladies who had seen my charts before and even sign a few charts. I've come back recharged and ready to get back designing.  There were two new designs I introduced while I was there. 
 This is Folk Art Floral.
And this is my first Christmas Ornament.  Poinsettia Sampler Ornament.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Treasures from Grandma ~

I have several things in my home that I got from my Grandmas. There is the hymn book from Grandma Verda Andrus Wakeman that sits out on my piano. There are the antique tables that I remember seeing in my Grandma Frances Carter Yost's house that I now enjoy in my own living room. Some of them were even made by my Great Grandpa Carter. And there is the old, old copy of the Book of Mormon that I got from my Great Aunt Thelma. I love these treasures. They are a daily reminder of these special people that are now gone. This past week my Mother-in-law Jenene Harris Peatross passed away. We were able to gather together with many family members and pay tribute to her, and remember the many good things she had done in her life. Along with her passing was the passing down of family treasures. I was able to bring home a treasure that me and my girls will treasure along with these other grandma treasures.
This is her set of Pink Castle China. (Yes, that is the pattern name, it is amazing what you can find on google. They are from the 1930's.) The story gets even better. This set of dishes that I got from my Mother-in-law came from her Mother-in-law Lydia Remington Peatross, who got them from her Mother-in-law Lily Asbury Wright Peatross. The last time we visited Jenene down in Fairview, she was telling us that William and Lily Peatross were quite well to do back east and wanted to send something nice to their daughter-in-law out in Utah. So that is the story of these dishes that have been handed down through four generations of Peatross women. Yes, they are a treasure, one that I am happy to add to my other Grandma treasures.

Monday, October 17, 2011

I Love Yarn Day!

 Did you know that last Friday, October 14th, was "I Love Yarn Day!" well I didn't know it then, but I happened to celebrate anyway by stocking up on yarn and knitting needles. (These supplies are some of the few that have been missing from my well stocked craft room.)

My Mom is an amazing knitter and I know she has tried to teach me before but it just never clicked. Anyway with my recent milestone birthday behind me I felt like giving it a go again. So armed with my new supplies and a good how-to book, I shut myself in my room and started. And do you know what, it worked! I was actually knitting. Well, that first piece wasn't much to look at, but the second one is coming along quite nicely. (Mom you would be proud.)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fabulous Fall

I was just talking to Michelle and we decided that Fall is our favorite season and since it is September 1st, we can put up Fall decorations. So I guess that means today is a good time to show you my latest cross stitch chart that celebrates this fabulous season. This is a fun, quick to stitch chart. I stitched it in silks, and the pattern includes conversions for Dinky Dyes Silks, Thread Gatherer Silk 'N Colors, and Weeks Dye Works hand dyed cotton floss.  It will be available to order next week from my distributor.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Look at what I got ~

It was a great mail call today. Totally worth the walk to the mailbox. I got the new release colors of the Belle Soie Silks from Crescent Colours. And they are wonderful. Ilove to stitch with silk threads so this is a very good thing.
 There were also the new release cotton threads from Crescent Colours too. Aren't they yummy colors?
 And as if that wasn't enough, my order of Dinky Dyes Hand-dyed Australian Silks came too.  I am one happy stitcher.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I'm on the list ~

Just wanted to share a link to the
Hoffman New Book List ~

I have a new chart available for sale to Cross Stitch Shops and Cross Stitchers too. Scroll down to From the Heart to see it.

Here is the link to the complete list of my available charts.

From the Heart ~

Friday, August 5, 2011

Coming Soon ~

I just took a little picture to show you what I've been working on.  This new design should be ready to release in a couple of weeks. I love the stitching with all one color of overdyed floss. Watch for the full photo and release date coming soon.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Vacation Time ~

We took a vacation! Yes, a real vacation, one where you come home feeling refueled, refreshed and ready to go again. We went out to the Oregon Coast and spent a week with some of my sisters at the Haws family beach house. I think Kristine had my camera with her the whole time, so I have plenty of photos to document the whole wonderful week. So here you go, a peek at our fun filled, relaxing week at the beach.