Peaceable Kingdom

Just a fast post to let you know that Peaceable Kingdom has been re-charted and is now available at PatternsOnLine.com.

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Mermaid

For those of you who have been waiting for another re-chart release, Mermaid is now available via PatternsOnLine.com.

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The design is 16 pages.  I apologize for the size of the file, but I really wanted to make the over-one charts super-legible. Hopefully, I’ve corrected all of the errata from previous publications.  I’ve had to change some of the symbols, as has been necessary with many of my re-charted designs (especially one with this many symbols?!?!)

As always, please let me know if you find any errors.

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New Year Wishes

It’s been a long year: extraordinary in so many ways both wonderful and… well…not-so-much.  Mostly for me though, I’m just ready (as I always am), to bid this tired old year adieu! and to look forward to beginning the new year afresh.

That said, I have had to make a difficult decision for the new year.  Unfortunately, arthritis has advanced to the stage where I can’t hold onto a needle for more than a couple minutes at a time.  Since I have to stitch what I design or there’s no joy in it for me, I’ve had to face facts and give up on designs I had harbored hopes of finishing… including Illuminata, and the crewel designs I had started.  It’s simply beyond my ability now.  A tough pill to swallow: not just my physical limitation, but more distressing: the disappointment to loyal stitchers who’ve been patiently waiting for designs in process.  I’m so sorry.

I do plan to continue making re-charts of my older designs available through PatternsOnline  as long as Leisure Arts allows, and as long as my trusty old Mac laptop functions!   I will also make every effort keep the  TWDesignworks website in place for as long as patterns are available. This blog will also stay for now.

Please know that I am so very grateful to all of you who have supported my designing efforts over the last (Egad!?) 30 years.  It has been a truly amazing journey, such a joy and an honor to have had the opportunity to design for you!  “Thank you” seems wildly inadequate… but here goes anyway: Thank you!

My fondest wish is that this post finds you looking forward to 2017, no matter what challenges may be ahead!  May you find all you hope for and more!

Happy New Year!

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back to the grind

I’m back at my seasonal job, so will be mostly offline for the next while.

Hope you’ll all have a wonderful summer and fall.

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Tapestry Cat

Just a quick note to let you know that Tapestry Cat has been re-charted and is now available at PatternsOnLine.com

Tapestry Cat

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Diamonds in Squares

Finally.  After a very long season, my full-time job is finished… for now.  And I’m back to work doing creative stuff. 🙂

The latest re-chart is finished and now available at PatternsOnLineDiamonds in Squares

Diamonds in Squares

The colors in this scan are a bit washed out… however, they are closer to accurate than the image that originally appeared in this post (which had a definite pink cast).  My apologies for any inconvenience this has caused!

I’m hoping to get back to Illuminata very soon as well.  Thanks for your patience.

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Full view

As requested… because you have all been so patient for so many years now…

Sorry, there’s a shadow on the left side… the sun was coming in the window.  There’s stitching detail that’s not visible in the image: the gold lazy daisy leaves are gold braid, the dragon wings are veined with the same, and the large “T” is couched with it as well.

The design is about 2/3 finished… the vine border will be embellished with Magnifica beads in a dark blue and deep cranberry.  I’m not sure what background for the walled city…I’m thinking a seascape for some reason.  The bird in the “To” block will be colorful: warm tones for contrast against the blue background.  The dragons get lots of embellishment yet… they look very bald!  The cloister scene border gets beads as well.

The size is 14-1/2″ W  X  21-3/4″H  The fabric is 28-count cream Glasgow linen.

Have a great week, everyone!

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