< iStitch
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Sew Buttons peek!

Here's a sneak peek of a new iStitch Design - Sew Buttons. It is stitched on 40ct lambswool linen with four shades of AVAS Soie d'Alger and is decorated with tiny MOP buttons. You can just about see that I hem-stitched the model. I took pictures during the hem-stitching process and hopefully they will be good enough for me to add a tutorial to my tutorials blog in the not too distant future. This design is one of those being shown at the Baltimore Trade Show in September. I am told I have my own display - I am so excited! It would be more exciting if I could attend but unfortunately air fares across the pond are expensive and I cannot warrant spending a vast amount for a such a short stay.

I have been finishing up a couple of Christmas ornaments which I stitched earlier in the year and will post pictures shortly. Christmas is fast approaching and I do not want to have that last minute panic that I have had for the past few years!

We have been having lovely weather in our little corner of the UK and I have been spending a lot of time catching up with my Kindle reading. I do not read much during the Winter months but in the Summer I like to read outside in the garden. I recently checked my 'archived books' to discover that, since getting my Kindle towards the end of last year, I have read over 80 books!

A big thank you to those who have emailed me and left comments re the 'chart sharing' experience. I have still not received an apology. It's sad to think that this person does not have the gumption to own up and say sorry which would go a long way to ending this dilemma. 

Thanks for visiting
Take care

Labels: ,

Photobucket posted by Carol R at 11:12 | Permalink | Photobucket


  • On 21 August 2012 at 12:08, Blogger Susan

    Congratulations, Carol, on having your own display at the show in Baltimore - that's wonderful.

    I love the MOP buttons - I can't wait to see what this design is going to look like!

  • On 21 August 2012 at 13:12, Blogger Vera

    Hi Carol,

    Oh, I just know this new design will be a delight! I love the oval button. Wishing you could come to Baltimore -- close enough that we could meet up!! Vera

  • On 21 August 2012 at 13:44, Blogger Gillie

    Looks lovely! Wish I was still in the US, would love to go in your place and show off your pretty designs!

  • On 21 August 2012 at 13:49, Blogger Vickie

    Lovely sneak peek, I love chocolates and pink. :)

  • On 21 August 2012 at 19:17, Blogger angelasweby

    Oooh how tantalizing, Carol. I love the colours and the dainty MOP buttons. What a nice way to display pretty buttons. Congratulations on having your own display. I'm sure your designs will be a sellout :-)
    Angela xx

  • On 21 August 2012 at 19:50, Blogger Michele

    can't wait to see more :)

  • On 21 August 2012 at 22:20, Blogger valerie

    Your new design peek is lovely! Can't wait to see the reveal at market.

  • On 22 August 2012 at 12:57, Blogger Sarah

    Ooooh this is just lovely, can't wait to see the finished item. I'm very tempted!!

  • On 22 August 2012 at 22:10, Blogger Denise SA

    Lovely design can't wait to see it all

  • On 25 August 2012 at 00:14, Blogger Catherine

    Oohhhh.....love what I see!! I am planning on going with the girls from my LNS and will be sure to find your display!!!

  • On 25 August 2012 at 18:03, Blogger Maureen

    Way to go Carol on having your own display in Baltimore!
    I am itchin' to see Sew Buttons & really look forward to the tutorial on hem stitching. I'v never done it but I love the effect.

  • On 1 September 2012 at 21:58, Blogger Solstitches

    Well done Carol. Good luck with your designs at the show.
    I'm loving what I can see of Sew Buttons. Pink and brown are a winning combination.

  • On 15 September 2012 at 00:42, Blogger Sunny

    Mike bought me a Kindle Fire for Christmas last year and I don't ever leave home without it.I have only have read 46 books I would like to have 75 read by the end of the year.