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August 17, 2013
Mary and I have had a busy summer and are trying to get one new chart available for the St. Charles Market next weekend. We have had this design in the wings and somehow had forgotten to publish it which is a shame as it is lovely. Unfortunately neither Mary nor I will be at St. Charles as we will both be starting teaching. Our regrets that we will not be there to see you and chat. However, our distributors will be there with a copy of the new chart. We truly hope you like it.
PERKY PEACOCK is a stylized peacock with a long crooked tail to accompany an also stylized tulip with a curving stem. It is stitched on Lakeside Linen's Vintage Aqua Mist (#36) using Belle Soie Silks from Crescent Colours. We love all the colors together and especially the bright pink metallic frame which seems to finish it off.
BUNNY HIDEAWAY is an adaptation from the Perky Peacock. The stem has been enlarged and some of the leaves removed so that three bunnies (Kelmscott mother-of- pearl rabbit thread winders) can hide inside. We have it finished into a tall, oval pillow. It is stitched on Weeks Dye Works's Peoria Purple Gingham using Belle Soie silks from Crescent Colours.