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Friday, September 25, 2009

Bubblings From The Cauldron!

Yep, I've been cooking something up. A bit of news I'm kind of excited about-nervous *and* excited about to be more precise. I'm doing a bit of designing now! Well it's actually been a little while, but due to some discombobulation, I'm just now getting around to launching the first one out the door. So, be gentle with me, it's my first rodeo, lol. I had fun putting together all my charts and they were shipped this past Monday. The first design is called (what else?) Witchy Brew.

Now, I'm not the fastest stitcher, as you all know. So, in that spirit, I plan on making fun, whimsical things that won't take you months to stitch. You can ask your local needlework shop to order this and future designs for you. I also plan on soon having a website where you can either download a .PDF or order a chart direct from me. I'll keep you posted on that subject! Until then, just shoot me an email!

Thanks ALL OF YOU for your responses to the floss issue. I have tried all those great methods except Vonna's. Great one by the way. I need to practice that one, which is going down with the needle point, and coming back up with the needle head. That way the floss doesn't twist. Genius! I tried it a few times, but my hands didn't want to do what my brain told them to! I'll keep at it though. I'm a railroader also. But you know how you're going about your merry way, just enjoying life and putting stitches in---then a few days later, you see all the twists and turns that you didn't realize were happening before? UGH! I think I just need to stop obsessing over stitches. And as I say that, I have to admit I took out Halloween Fairy yesterday, and thought about starting her ALL OVER again because I'm not satisfied with some of the stitches, lol!!

Thanks to all my family, and a few good friends, who have encouraged me and never let me give up on myself. I love you and I don't know where I'd be without you guys. And thanks to everyone who reads these ramblings and keeps coming back. You're great and awesome all around. Thank you. Until next time,

*sorry if this post showed up in your feed again! I had to correct the date!*

32 comments:

WendyZ said...

That's so exciting! When you first told me about it, I knew it would be great. Good luck and keep 'em coming!

Dee said...

Congratulations on the new venture! The new piece is adorable!

Leila Jo said...

Congratulations on taking your love of witchy stitching to the next level. May joy and success continue to boil in your creative cauldron!

Bronny said...

Wow! - great design! Keep them coming - looking forward to the time when I can say.. "I knew her when......." - can I claim bragging rights then?? lol
Congratulations!

JOLENE said...

Love your new pattern. I am so happy you decided to jump off your broom and concoct a new brew of designs for all us Halloween lovers! How exciting for all us. I will be looking for your patterns as soon as they hit the market. Congrats ghoulfriend!!!!

valerie said...

What a great design...just love it. I'll have to look and see if my shop gets it from market.

Brigitte said...

You must be very excited, Tammy. I wish you all the best of luck for your new adventure. And this design is a really great start.

Bev said...

love the design, love the new header too,( yours is my fav layout in blogger land) and i will have to try that method with the needle head up but dont hold much luck!! you must be very proud!!

Edige said...

Congratulations! It's very good.

nima said...

wow...i can understand how excited you will be with your new venture.....GOod Luck Tammy..

Loraine said...

Tammy! So excited for you. I love the new design. Cleaver little saying, I love it.
I'm so excited for your adventure. I was designing for about 5 years but I haven't done anything new for about 4 years. It is a ton of work, but very rewarding, and I know you will love it. Your patterns look fantastic. I can't wait to see what else you come up with! Good Luck, I'm cheering you on!
BTW love the new look of the blog. Those Halloween babes are...Wow!

Wendy said...

That is so exciting news!! I'm wishing you all the luck with your designs! I have to tell the first one is already very lovely!

Sharlotte said...

Exciting news! Very happy for you? Did you happen to ship to Cecilia's Samplers in Branson Mo? That's where my shopping has been from lately. I know that this is one my DH will want to stitch,if I don't get to it first!

Mel said...

Great news! The pattern is so cute!
Best of luck. :)

Daffycat said...

Woot! How wonderful, Tammy! Best of luck in your new adventure!

Love Witchy Brew...it's darling!

Sharon said...

Hi Tammy, I love that design! I saw it today on Hoffman's Friday update and it was the only pattern I was going to request from my LNS! Best of luck in your new venture!

zoomcity said...

Congratulations, Tammy! It's adorable.

DaisyGirl said...

Girl! I love it! I want one, how do I get it? The coffee brew one is so cute! All my friends are becoming designers and I can't draw a stick ghost! hahaha
Email me when you can!
DaisyGirl
You better get set up with paypal in a hurry!

Jane said...

How amazing you are, Tammy! Good luck with your new adventure.

Nicole said...

Great first design!! Definitely a must have!! :) Can't wait to see more!

beth ellen said...

YAYYY! SO excited for you. Tammy, the frame looks perfect.
Better to take your time and have a few good designs than just "crank them out" No rush--
Congrats

Cindy said...

Very cool! Congratulations :)

stitcherw said...

Very cute, that is so me in the morning before my caffine fix. Wishing you the best of luck, there are so many Halloween lovers out there that will appreciate your fun themes.
Sue

Christy said...

Congratulations on your new venture ! The pattern is really adorable and I'd happily stitch that up and show it off !
I can't wait to see what's next.

Sue said...

Good on ya. Tammy! I wish you all the best for your new venture. I know you are going to shine! That is a fabulous design.

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Michelle said...

Congratulations!!!! I love your first design (and its frame!). So cute!!!

Glenna said...

I don't know how I missed this entry, Tammy, but I just read it and I'm super excited for you. Of course, I will buy one! Yes! Will Celeste have some? How cool! Beautifully framed and stitched too! Can't wait to lay my hands on one. And Halloween--how perfect!!!!!

Vonna said...

YAY! YAY! YAY ! for you!!! Many wishes for good luck and people to through their money at you mercilessly!

Annie said...

Just discovered your very cool blog.

Good luck in this new designing venture. The witchy brew piece is super!

Fiona said...

Awww I love it & i want it!!! will i be able to get it even though i'm from the uk??? also can I just say I love your blog background!!

Siobhan said...

Wishing you the best of luck and great success with your new venture!! I'm so psyched for you!

lenna said...

Tammy ~
Do you still have any of the Witches Brew left? I would be interested in buying one of them I think it is very cute. Would fit in with my other Halloween stitches.
My email is below just let me know.
Keep up the good work I like your design and your decorations for Halloween. I also like your stitching!!!
God Bless ~
Lenna