Sunday, September 2, 2007

More from Brooke's Books

The Spirit of Christmas Snow! Isn't she beautiful? I think this series by Brooke is going to be her best, yet. I told her that she's really getting better and better in her designs. And, the more mature look in this angel/girl is wonderful. Brooke's new designs will be ready to purchase in another week or so through retailers. Elegant Stitch will have them through Hoffman Distributing Co., Brooke tells me.


On another note: I finally broke down and purchased Examplar Dames' "Forgiveness."
And, bought the Vikki Clayton silks for it, as well. I knew Vikki when she was a start up company trying to get shops to sell her threads in the mid-1990's. I tried to carry them in my needlecraft shop and my online shop: Cabbage Rose Needlework. So, she's an old acquaintance. But, these new silk threads are much superior to her original ones! They are so much richer in color and the texture is much better. I'm really delighted by her success. It's well deserved!

And, I was really thrilled with the "grab bag" of silks that I got as a small purchase option when I bought the chart and silks! I'm sure many of you have gotten it, as well. But, I loved all the different colors in that bag!



Basically, I'm just a happy little stitcher this long weekend. Although, Jessica has seen her quilt topper and wants me to add more to it so that it will be a bigger quilt! She and her brothers are wise now. I raised them with quilts and afghans, and they know what's what!! LOL


Thank you all so much for your comments, even the small "hellos" make me so happy! I appreciate hearing from you, because I consider you my friends. Your blogs are the places I visit you, too.


Sending hugs and love, Deb in FL

13 comments:

Nicole said...

Forgiveness is beautiful! I hadn't seen that one yet! Definitely a must have! :)

Myrna said...

Forgiveness is beautiful! That will be such a joy to stitch with the silks...

Have a great weekend!

Itching To Stitch said...

Oh, I have been dying to buy Forgiveness but have held off. I also want to get True Wisdom by Examplars but the charts are so expensive.

I didn't know you used to own a needlecraft shop. How long ago was that?

Jenn said...

You use to own a shop? I didn't know that. How cool!

Kathy said...

Love the new design by Brooke's Books. Not always into angels, but like that design.

Also like "Forgiveness".

Barbara said...

It's a beautiful chart - can't wait to see you working on it! I recently stocked up on VC silks, and was pleasantly surprised by the option at the end to get a grab bag or the month's selection at a discount. Cool!! Still waiting for it all to arrive...

Stitching Cat said...

Deb, I love Forgiveness! and the Angel too. As Kathy said, I'm not much into Angels but this is one that I think I will need! Is that you peeking out behind the pink fan? I think I spy me as the one in the back with the gray fan! My quaker page is one I'm doing with a group - that page was for Jane! You'll be surprised but I choose a purple for my color (not the traditional blue!). Love, Deb

Juls said...

I just love Forgiveness!! But can't add to my stash with it...as I'm about to buy another HAED......just started my first! Oh and I love the Marie Antoinette picture!!!!!

Sally said...

Forgiveness is a gorgeous piece Deb. I look forward to seeing your progress on it:)

Cheryl said...

I love this chart! Cant wait to watch you stitch it :)

Lauren said...

I love the new angel, too! I subscribed to Secret Needle Night at the Silver Needle this year because the patterns were all designed by her - I haven't been disappointed yet!

Your new sampler is gorgeous! So, when are you starting it :) ?

Linda litlaskvis said...

They are both very pretty!

Julie said...

Drop a hint to Brooke please that I'd enjoy a Halloween angel!
You just have to go and show us the great patterns you find, tempting us to want them too! Maybe if I ever finish ATS, I'll get Forgiveness. It beautiful.