Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Sneak Peak For Spring and a Contest!

I know, I KNOW, it’s only January!  We’re in the middle of winter and Spring seems soooo far away.

But for me, I have to get myself thinking Spring, because it’s time to get those new spring designs out there so that YOU can start thinking Spring.

Here’s my latest, newest design for Spring….

100_4900 You can see it’s still in the stitching stage.  I will attach those little flowers and then figure out what kind of tongues I will attach on the ends. 

It’s going to be a beauty! 

I have a really cute Easter design that I’ll work on after this one.

I know I should be working on the Easter one, but when I sketched this one out, I was just too excited to get this one started so I put the Easter one aside. 

Here’s the initial sketch/doodle of the design as it came into my head ..

100_4903 This is just a little 3” x 4” piece of scrap paper.  I tend to grab whatever is closest to me to draw on when an idea comes into my head.

So even though I’m working on this really cute Easter design, I kept thinking about this quick sketch and wondering/pondering if I could actually get the rain to look like rain using stitches.

It kept bugging me until I finally decided to just do it because otherwise my heart would not be in the cute Easter design simply because I rushed through it just so that I could work on the umbrella design.

It’s tough to not make myself insane so as much as I hate to put work aside, unfinished, I knew I had to in this case.

Ok, so here’s the contest ….

I need a name for this penny rug table runner.  I do have one in mind, but it would be nice to hear some suggestions from you readers.

So, take a close look at this new but unfinished design and if a clever name comes into your head, let me know!  Either leave the name suggestion in the comments or email me at

If I use the name that you’ve suggested,  you’ll get the pattern, free!

There’s no real deadline other than when the time comes for me to print this pattern, probably next week, I’ll have to make the decision.


Happy Day everyone!


Cathi said...

It's Raining Violets!

Terry said...

Spring Showers, April Showers...whatever you call it, it's very cute! Love the umbrella! :0)

Patti said...

April Showers Bring May Flowers...
Love this design and see why you had to do it right away! I can't wait to stitch it myself!

Blessings, Patti

Janine said...

Showers for Flowers!!!

Rebecca P said...

That is such a cute pattern. I just love the umbrellas. The rain stitches is so clever.
"Rain into flowers"

Sheila said...

"A sprinkling of Flowers" ,that is what I would call this very sweet little piece .Great design.

Anonymous said...

The first thing that popped in the old mind was Pennies from Heaven. Corny? You know all your great ideas are Heaven sent. LOL Peggy

Marge said...

How about "Penny Flowers" or "Umbrella Dreams".

Friendship Crossing said...

Love the colors and the design! The flowers look like they're 'Dancing in the Rain' ~ that is my guess, lol.


Anonymous said...

"Singing in the rain"
It is such a cheerful design, it lifted up my snow laden heart as soon as I saw it.

Casserole Carol

Allenz said...

"Showers Bring Flowers" is my suggestion for you to call your latest design.

the krafty rose said...

Really sweet!!! How about Sweet Spring Showers.

Homespun Handcrafts said...

How about Spring Fling? It is a beauty :)

homespunhandcrafts at yahoo dot com

Deborah in Atlanta said...

Beautiful Bloomers! dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Red Heads said...

Love the runner. How about Showering Flowers ? Love your blog by the way. Blessings: Dianne

Peggy said...

Grab Your Umbrella

Love this one!