Sorry it’s been so long since my last post. There is a lot happening here at the studio and as always there never seem to be enough hours in the day… Now that Cross Stitcher (UK) has previewed my new Celtic Fairy, I can post her here for you to see. She will be in the July issue #227. You’ll find the supply list on my Project Floss and Embellishments page at right. I took a bit of a twist on the traditional Celtic colors and in keeping with the summer theme of the magazine used a palette of bright pastels. There are oodles of beads and shimmering metallics throughout to add a touch of magic.
For all of my friends in the US, I’m delighted to tell you that I will soon start working with the lovely folks at House of Stitches in La Porte, IN. They have both an online and a brick & mortar store and in a few weeks they will have my chartpacks available, so check out their website for the latest news.
On the Goddess & Fairy trail… The Fire Goddess is due out this Friday in Cross Stitch Collection and on May 15th I will have the Winter Fairy finally ready for sale as a chartpack.
I’ll be traveling to Minneapolis on May 19th to do a presentation and book signing at Quilt Market. My new book, Asian Inspired Machine Embroidery, is due out in a few weeks, so if you are a shop owner attending the show, please stop by the Krause booth on Friday the 21st and say hello!
Just in time for upcoming strawberry season, My friend Elizabeth at Woods and Quilts has done a wonderful job with my Strawberry Basket artwork, creating a lovely and cheerful quilt. I will have the paper pattern available shortly. To download the pattern, pay a visit to Woods and Quilts where all of my quilt patterns are available for download with club membership.