Thursday, August 22, 2019

My Latest Release...

Hello and happy August to you all! :o)

I can't believe the summer is almost over... this year is certainly flying by! I mentioned on social media, recently, that my goal for the rest of 2019 is to catch up on releasing more of my previously published designs in my Etsy shop. I am pleased to announce that my 'Herbs Sampler', which was originally published in Issue 270 of The World of Cross Stitching magazine (August 2018) is now available here.

My 'Herbs Sampler' ~ first published in issue 270 of The World of Cross Stitching magazine,
August 2018 ~ photo credit: WOXS

This design is a personal favourite and was well received by WOXS readers last summer. I really enjoyed the process of creating an English country kitchen style sampler and was inspired by my collection of glass jars and classic blue & white china, which I decided to depict as 'flower pots' for the various herb varieties I am most familiar with (many of these grow in our home garden).

To help me get this design ready for my Etsy shop, my lovely Mum in New Zealand offered to stitch the model, as she planned to display the finished sampler in her kitchen/dining area. As you can imagine, I was more than happy to have her do that - she definitely saved me a lot of time! Mum had the model all beautifully stitched and custom framed by the time we visited NZ earlier this year, so we were able to take photos of it during our stay. I absolutely love her choice of cream aida and painted wooden frame, the combination gives the piece such a soft and delicate look. Thanks again, Mum! x

Herbs Sampler by homestitchness

My 'Herbs Sampler' has been popular since I released the chart a few weeks ago and it's lovely to see an older design do well for a second time around. If you missed the design when it was first published in the magazine, now is your chance to stitch this pretty sampler for yourself! :o)

Enjoy the rest of your summer and - as always - happy stitching!

Jenny x

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