Thursday, June 25, 2015

"A Little Mystery" Embellishment pack

I wanted to do one more "A Little Mystery" post before I head off to LaLaLand and knee replacement surgery next Monday. Think of me as I recuperate at home...under the excellent care of my amazing husband, Alan, and daughter, Ali...and some post surgery drugs!

Ship date for Part One of "A Little Mystery" is July 15. I can't believe that date is coming up so soon - the summer is flying by. I think I lost a few weeks when we were moving, and may lose a few more recuperating after surgery. Summer 2015 will definitely be a summer to remember!

Above is the sweet Part One cover! We are beginning to assemble Part One of "A Little Mystery" printed materials now. 

Part One  of "A Little Mystery" includes the first 1/3 of the mystery sampler, BONUS 2 sided "Little" fob chart with finishing instructions, thread key and stitching instructions. We will also be shipping "A Little Mystery" embellishment packs with this shipment. 

While I was designing all 4 projects for "A Little Mystery" my mind was whirring with ideas for fun doo-dahs to add to all 4 projects. I tried lots of different goodies. Here's what I settled on for the official "A Little Mystery" embellishment pack.

First, here's the embellishment pack insert. It echoes the colors in "A Little Mystery" and all the "A Little Mystery" printed materials. I love designing all these little things on my computer...developing a logo, playing with colors and motifs...such fun! 

Here's all the treasures, from left to right in my portable assembly line. It's on my spare desk now, but it's made several road trips with me recently while Alan does the driving. There may/may not be piles of random beads building up on the car floor!

* Little ladybug button (Just Another Button Company) in a custom coral color
* Wee bee button (Just Another Button Company)
* "Made with Love" silver tone charm - so sweet!
* Mother-of-pearl flower button
* Small pale pink button (custom colored from Hillcreek Designs)
* Tiny pink buttons 
* "Grasshopper" beads from Mill Hill - this color is kinda 2-toned and fun
* "Shimmering lilac" beads from Mill Hill - lovely!

There's a lot of Love hanging around the L*K office right now! Here's a closeup of the cute silver charms.

If you haven't pre-ordered "A Little Mystery" charts and embellishment pack with your favorite needlework shop, NOW is the time. Alan will be handling most of this shipment with our fantastic helper, Carmen. I'll be sending instructions from the recliner! 

Any pre-surgery/post-surgery advice out there? I'll talk to you all on the "other side" in a few weeks! Thanks for your thoughts and prayers...I appreciate you!


  1. Another wonderful design, I love your designs, they ooze happiness. Good luck with your surgery.
    Have a happy smiley weekend :)

  2. Looking forward to stitching this! As for your surgery, I have a couple of things to say. First of all, four weeks post-surgery you'll be SO glad you did this. The first few days (including day of surgery) are very difficult. Expect a LOT of pain. However, it's critical that you keep moving that leg after surgery! Do EVERYTHING your physical therapist wants you to do, stay well hydrated. Maintain a positive "can-do" attitude throughout. I had a replacement last July and have absolutely zero regrets. My other knee surgery will be in late summer. I'm looking forward to being able to be much more mobile. God bless!

  3. Best of luck with your surgery and recovery. It must be the year of knee surgery, I just had one and my husband is due this summer. Must be the running?

  4. I wish you all the best for your surgery. I'll be thinking of you while stitching this mystery! It looks lovely. A big hug from Italy.

  5. I hope your surgery and recovery go well.

  6. My advice is to: listen to you docs, do EVERY exercise the docs & physical therapists tell you to do, & go into it knowing that recovery won't be fun, but that if you do everything they tell you to exactly as they tell you to do it you will have great results. I can say this because I watched my Daddy recover from 2 knee replacements by doing just this. He had phenomenal results...just a few degrees short of normal range of motion. With all the prayers, love & support you will get & blessings from our Heavenly Father I know you will do great.

  7. Good luck with your surgery! When I had an op I was told by a friend that recovery is exponential. It seems as if you'll never get better in the first day or two but after that recovery gets ever quicker and you will feel 100% in no time. Thank you for sharing this Mystery with us - I am so looking forward to stitching it. Caroline (in the UK)

  8. The most important thing is to take the time to heal. AND do the PT! Wishing you a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.

  9. Oh I hope your surgery went well. And what better cure is to have someone waiting on you!!! I'll be praying for a speedy recovery! I've signed up to receive your new mystery and I'm really looking forward to getting it and stitching it this summer!!

  10. Ok, it's July and we need an update on you post surgery! Could you maybe just post a couple of lines and let us know you are ok? Sending all good wishes your way, Tanya in Houston

  11. I don't even need to see the whole design to know that it is perfect. I can't wait to get my hands on it. And I hope you are all healed up by now!