Monday, January 20, 2014

2 more inspirational designs

I meant to post these last 2 releases last week, but due to terrible, horrible, no good, very bad computer problems...they're finally here this week.

There's something ironic about wanting to post sweet, inspirational designs while I'm saying naughty words to my non-functioning, totally frustrating computer....right? Thankfully, this week is off to a smooth start.

Let Them Be Small Chartpak
I ran across this saying a few months ago and instantly loved it and knew it needed to be charted for cross stitch.  Why? It's perfect so many of us, no matter what age or stage of life we're in. Just settle into your favorite stitching chair, watch some old home movies and try not to shed a tear on your stitchery!

The Lord is Good Inspiration Boxer kit
I've had SO many stitchers share their favorite scriptures with me, and request them to be charted. But, where to begin? I decided this was a great start (and probably what I needed to remember last Friday when my computer was making me crazy!). This design is so cheerful and a great daily inspiration. Kit includes lovely lambswool linen, bonus project graph, and bead embellishments for both projects.

COMING SOON...sneak peeks for our very special projects we're preparing for Nashville Market in February. Have a great week, y'all!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Spring is here!

...and summer, too!

Yes, we did set a record temp of 70 degrees here in sunny Wichita yesterday (after -5 temps earlier in the week!), but I'm not talking about the weather. I'm talking spring and summer cross stitch!

It's our first seasonal Flip-it series ever, and we're excited to share the 4 Seasons with you in 2014. We're releasing the Spring and Summer Flip-it designs NOW...just shipped them from L*K headquarters yesterday.

The Autumn and Winter Flip-its will be available in early April, so you've got plenty of time to get your first 2 seasons stitched. No stress...the same 4 Seasons roll around each year! Each 4 Seasons Flip-it comes with 3 tiny buttons, aqua for Spring and pink for Summer.

You can stitch them separately and get some great seasonal decor. They're bigger than most Flip-its - 61W x 75H, so they really can stand alone.

We're also providing the option for you to stitch all 4 Seasons together for a lovely, year round heirloom. Just visit our website, to find the template and complete instructions for stitching the 4 Seasons together. Template includes the border and saying "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven."

Here's what the Spring and Summer Flip-its look in their pretty covers. They're all dressed up and and ready to visit your house!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Got SNOW? We do!

When I did some "snowy" designs this year, I had NO IDEA this blizzardly, super-frozen, snow-intensive winter was coming!  I always secretly hope for a little snow, but's not my fault!

We have a little waterfall next to our back patio, which is now a (beautiful) frozen still life. No fear...there's still a trickle of water flowing under that frozen exterior.

And here is a pic of the snowy commute from our back door to the L*K office a week ago. 

We're shipping new products next week, guessed it...we're sending out more "snowy" goodness!

Here's our new Snowy String! It's overflowing with the friendly kind of snow - you don't have to move it or drive through it - you just enjoy the white stuff. 

Snowy String is a companion to all the other string-things...Spring String, Buzzy String, Spooky String, Thankful String, and Merry String. It's quick and fun, and you don't have to bundle up to enjoy it! We do, however, recommend stitching with a steaming cup of your favorite beverage nearby.

We introduced A Little Snow kit right before the holidays. Just like our Snowy String, this snow isn't the messy don't have to shovel or move it, and it always stays pristine white! 

Kit includes 28 ct. Amber linen (really pretty light brown color), antique gold snowflake charm and white iridescent beads. There's a bonus fob/ornament design tucked inside, too.

Need more SNOW in your life? Just let your favorite needlework vendor know, and we'll ship some SNOW your way!

****In other (completely) unrelated news from Lizzie*Kate....Linda had a mishap with the rotary cutter yesterday (you know, that dastardly, rolling, razor blade thing) and made an unexpected trip to minor ER. She's all glued and taped back together, and learning to type with bandage on the left index finger. (No pics this finger injury post is our limit). 

Have you had a mishap with a rotary cutter that you want to share? I'm sure I'm not the only one, but...geez...I really scared myself this time! After cutting literally thousands of yards of fabric, I had a boo-boo!