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Spring Acorns from The Blue Flower -  click for more Autumn Acorns from The Blue Flower -  click for more Winter Acorns from The Blue Flower -  click for more
The Blue Flower, her Acorns and Squirrels, and a Bee!
The Acorns
Gorgeous new designs by a new designer - Jeannine McGowan - these are absolutely stunning, and I do not know how you are going to choose just one or two as favorites. Her Acorn cushions all measure between 80 and 90 stitches square - so not too big.

Hand-dyed silks are featured in Autumn Acorns with DMC conversions, and hand-dyed Gentle Art and Classic C flosses along with DMC conversions are used in the rest. (Some of the silks are not here yet for the Autumn piece... takings for those, price TBA but approx $80. You use the SAME colors in the Autumn Squirrel - we think one set of silks will do both projects.)


Spring Squirrel from The Blue Flower -  click for more Autumn Squirrel from The Blue Flower -  click for more Winter Squirrel from The Blue Flower -  click for more
The Squirrels
Aren't these charming? Each one is tending to her precious stash of acorns! Spring and Winter are coded for Gentle Art Sampler Threads and Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses, while Autumn calls for 10 different hand-dyed silks. (Again, silks are not all here yet, so on those, with anticipated cost of approx $80 - they are the same colors used in Autumn Acorn, we think one set will do both designs.)

All of them include DMC conversions, so a trip to your thread stash is a fun little excursion to take! Each of these measures approx 90 x 130 in stitch count, so they finish approx 5 x 7 on 18/36 ct. Not big at all, but HUGE on charm!


Quilting Bee from The Blue Flower -  click for more
Quilting Bee
Wow... talk about big on impact! This 133 x 110 bee is done with Gentle Art and Classics of  Lagoon, Raven, Mountain Mist, Mustard Seed, Old Purple Paint, Piney Woods and Green Onion.

It has lots of quilt sampler motif inspiration... just a gorgeous piece!


A Greyhound Year from The Blue Flower -  click for more A Greyhound Year
This is super cute - a directory of what your dog celebrates about each month! Little Greyhounds dressed up, January has long-underwear and hot chocolate, February is wearing an Abe Lincoln hat, March has a raincoat, August is wearing a life preserver and standing in front of a fan (I love that one!), September has a stack of books, and December is standing in front of the Christmas Tree.

The twelve blocks are all bordered by a set of rabbits and squirrels in those center diamonds! Measuring 267 x 169, this will finish approx 17 x 10-1/2 on 32ct, and is coded for Weeks, Gentle Art Sampler Threads and Classic Colorworks hand-dyed flosses. If you stitch this, and your dog is not a Greyhound, I am sure he or she will appreciate your sentiment anyway!!!


The Color of Winter from The Blue Flower -  click for more The Color of Winter
*The color of Springtime is in the flowers, the color of Winter is in the imagination.*

Look closely at this. The design is the same on both sides... but she's changed around all the colors in the flowers, so it doesn't look like it. Measuring 228 x 163, this finishes approx 14 x 10 on 32ct and is coded for Weeks, Gentle Art and Classic hand-dyed flosses.





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