Happy New Year's Eve everyone! Well, here we are at the end of 2011, and I can't wait to show you all some of the exciting things we have in the works for 2012! To kick it off, here is the next block for our BOM Crosses of Ryan and Tarah. Enjoy!
Well, since the only thing I truly wanted for Christmas couldn't be bought in stores, or given to me, I settled for the next best thing, which is a crafty project just for me, compliments of my mom! With all the stress of moving and trying to remodel, firing our contractor, dealing with the legal issues surrounding all of that, and now living in a house that is halfway finished, and unable to unpack or settle in yet due to the work still needing to be done, I have no outlets for my frustration except for facebook and Pinterest. Addicting as that all is, mom gave me an awesome Christmas present and I have 1 block complete so far. It's a needlework project that will become the lid to a very cool basket, which will eventually house my current WIPs for needlework. Here's a photo of the finished product, American Patchwork by Debbie Stiehler
Isn't this just about the neatest thing you've ever seen?? This is my first project stitching on canvas, and first needlepoint project. Usually I'm a cross-stitcher so I'm learning quite a bit with this, which I love. It opens up all sorts of possibilities!
We hope everyone has had a very Merry Christmas. I apologize for the delay in getting the next block published. Sometimes life has other plans! Block 7 puts us over the halfway mark for this BOM project! Block 8 is ready as well and will be published in a few days, and 9 is almost ready too, so we will be back on track by the new year!
I have had a few people email me that they are having some difficulty in downloading the patterns. I promise I have not forgotten about you but with the chaos and madness of moving and such, I may have overlooked an email or two, so if you are needing the patterns to be emailed directly to you, either in Word or PDF form, please email me again and I can get back to you as quickly as possible. Littleladybugscreations@gmail.com.
Last year I had the pleasure of hanging out with quilty friends from around the globe as we rang in the new year. I also picked up a few fabulous prizes from some of the sponsors. This year I am happy to announce that we will be participating in this year's twitter party as a sponsor! You'll have the opportunity to chat with other quilty friends from around the world, get to know some of your favorite designers, and have a grand time! Here are all the details below. Please let me know if you have any questions!
Reposted from the Stitchin' Heaven blog:
‘Tis that time once again, my fellow Tweeters and Quilters! Not a Tweeter? That is O.K. ! Create your FREE Twitter account here. Then check out the “how to” party instructions. (You can go ahead and try to sign into the party early to get a feel for what you are doing…You’ll see previous party conversations.)
Are you a returning party-er?? If so, WOO HOO – are you ready for this?! We’ve got some new and returning sponsors this year with some terrific prizes. Remember all the fun we had in different time zones wishing one another a Happy New Year, well, aside for our awesome International customers who were partying with us in the middle of the day. It was so much fun and you all are the best party guests!
Hey everyone :) No, we haven't disappeared, we have actually been moving. After what seems like an eternity, we are finally in the new house. Now, when I say that, I mean all of our stuff is here. It is by no means unpacked or organized yet! The house still isn't completed, and we had to fire our contractor the week before Thanksgiving. We are in the process of hiring a new contractor to come in and fix all the problems the original contractor created, and finish what they didn't do at all. I'm SO hoping that they can get in and get it completed before Christmas. In the meantime I have to live with all the kids and animals surrounded by boxes, as we cannot put furniture into place and such. Half of our floors have to be ripped out and redone (think Kitchen and bathrooms) and we have no baseboards in pretty much the entire house so every room has to have all the furniture away from walls. Several areas are not painted or painted so poorly they have to be redone as well, so as you can well imagine, my blood pressure has been put to the test! At least I am not spread between 2 houses though!
Last night mom was able to finish the final details of the latest pattern which will be available for purchase in 2012. It will be offered at High Country Quilt Shop in Colorado Springs, CO as a new BOM with her good friend Joyce Bean instructing. As it is an exclusive to their shop, they have it available for purchase beginning today during their open house. Since it is our first design "sale" to a shop, we have had to go through a bit of learning experiences, which have delayed our next cross, but rest assured it is on its way!
Big changes are in the works for Little Ladybug's Creations for 2012. We have been working on a new website and store, as well as some designs for the next year, so stay tuned for more info!