A huge thank you to all who gave suggestions for the pattern name.
When I initially came up with the idea for this design, I wanted it to look like the rain was creating the flowers so “Showers Bring Flowers” describes this design perfectly for me. The reader named Allenz is the winner of the very first “Showers Bring Flowers” pattern, hot off the printing press.
Allenz, I have no way to reach you so please email me with your name and address and I’ll mail your pattern out to you! email@example.com
“Showers Bring Flowers” finished size is 11” x 26”. This is shown made with wool, but woolfelt may be used instead if you wish to save on expense.
Also, to save on the wool expense, cotton fabric can be used for the backing!
The rain showers are just a simple running stitch. All other stitches that are used are the blanket stitch, french knots, whip stitch and stem stitches.
I used green for the umbrellas, but I think any color would work instead. I initially wanted to use dusty muted colors for the flowers, but when I tried these bright flowers against the black wool, the colors seemed just perfect, but that choice is up to you too. You might like this better with softer, muted colors instead.
The pre-sale special price for this new spring pattern is $8.50 which includes the shipping cost. This price is for US and those very special Canadian customers. International customers: contact me for the price of additional postage … usually less than $1.00 extra.
I hope to have the pattern orders ready to mail out tomorrow (Thursday), but Friday for sure.
This special price is good until Sunday night (Jan 30). After that date, the price will go to it’s regular price of $9.50.
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Happy Day everyone!