As I shared the other day, I have a very clear direction for the blog in 2015.
"A Year of Gentle Domesticity"...
A few quiet afternoons were spent this week stitching a pretty new banner to feature on my blog next year.
I showed some peeks of my progress last Tuesday, and now here it is all complete...
I love it...
...and the response the other day by my readers to those small glimpses encouraged me to offer it to you as a pattern that you can stitch for yourself.
It's HERE right now as an instant pdf download.
Mine is stitched on a vintage doily purchased at a small town market stall, which really adds to my 2015 theme. If you don't have a doily with a large usable area in the centre you could stitch it onto a piece of solid fabric, or perhaps a faded piece of gingham?
I adore old cotton gingham - mmm, may have to do something with that idea in 2015...
It's only 5 more sleeps until Month 3 of the Stitchery Club is emailed to all subscribers...
This month the theme is "Stitchy Things" and you may see a lot of these designs popping up across blogs next year as in January my Club members will be invited to participate in our very first international swap!
I'm so excited about this that I'll be one of the swappers too.
I wonder who may partner will be? May have to ask Mr E to randomly choose for us so it's a surprise!
Here are the designs in this month's set of six patterns...
Remember, you can unsubscribe at any time, so why not sign up today and try it out?
Go HERE to subscribe and I will email you this sweet freebie as a a gift you can stitch while you wait for your first set of Club patterns to arrive!
The Stitchery Club sets will not be available to purchase outside of the Club in 2015.
They will however be sold as six individual stitchery patterns instead.
Another great reason to join. :-)
Have a wonderfully relaxing weekend my friends.
I'm finishing a country style remake of my free "Sparrow" design (available here) for a friend...
It looks very different to my original pastel version, doesn't it?
Have you stitched this yet?