Friday, August 1, 2014

New Pattern and Giveaway Winner!


I hope everyone has had a productive week and a nice weekend ahead. We are getting rain, I am not happy with that;) I am tempted to head west into Connecticut, the weatherman said the rain will be mostly coastal, so maybe we can find a new place to explore, out of the rain.

I finished my new pattern and love how it came out. I wanted to keep it simple but with a few added touches. It all started with an antique duck rug, that I saw, then I started doodling and I still have a duck, but I went with a fall theme and didn't keep any of the original designs.


I used Dmc floss in this piece and I explain how to get the variations in the pattern instructions. I like to keep my pieces easy enough for anyone to do without having to buy specialized threads and create patterns that look nice in different mediums.

I went with a pillow and it is 6 1/2 x 4 1/2". I aged it with walnut stain and bordered it with two twisted pieces of wool yarn. I had bought a bunch of vintage sears rug yarn and over dyed it, so some still has it's orange hue and works well with fall pieces.

I love seeing all of the comments and your answers to my question. I didn't realize it, but it does look like he is holding a camera, lol. If you look closely, you will see that the shores are lined with blueberry bushes and Bill was stuffing his mouth with fresh blueberries.

The winner of the giveaway is Lauren of Rugs and Pugs!
Lauren send me an e-mail and let me know if you would like the new pattern of another of my epatterns, your choice.

You can purchase my new pattern with the link to the left or on my ecrater site. I have also reduced the price of all of my older patterns and booklets. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!  

15 comments:

annie said...

Congratulations Lauren!

I love your pillow, it's a
wonderful design, and the
colors are just perfect!

Rugs and Pugs said...

OMG!!! I won. It's been forever since I've won a give-away. THANK YOU!!! I will get with you tomorrow. Decisions, decisions :)
Hugs,
Lauren

Julie Fukuda said...

Just ducky! (And I don't think ducks mind the rain).

Terry said...

I love the new pattern! :0)

Jacque. said...

Another great piece!

Missie of Traditional Primitives (formerly Hallbrook Designs) said...

Beautiful! I love it!

Shirlee said...

Very nice design : )

Saundra said...

Congrats Lauren, now you will have something new to put on your frame, all you have to do is stop you jet-setting travelling pants down.

Debbie, I like your new design.

Saundra

moosecraft said...

Love this design! Lucky for Lauren! You know, this would be a great hooked rug design too! :-)
We have rain today too... messed up our car show plans... so I just might have to sew, hook and punch the day away!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Debbie,
I typed you this long email and with my email problems still going on it won't send. I am receiving mail but I don't know if all is coming through. UGH! I am so losing patience.
Anyway, even though your new pattern is wonderful, I would like the antique black cat pattern.
Thank you again for your generosity. I wish I had half your talent.
{{HUGS}}

paulette said...

WOW!! Another wonderful design!

hungryhippie said...

So clever with all your pattern making Debbie! :D Gorgeous as always.

Quilt Hollow said...

You always make the sweetest pieces! I'm envious!

Miccosukee said...

Congratulations to my friend, Lauren. Can't wait to see how you handle one of Deb's patterns. Her newest pattern is right up there with all the other gems she has designed over the years.

So glad Deb had some time to spend with that adorable Nicholas. What a wonderful excursion.
trisha

Karen said...

Seems like many people are beginning to think about making fall designs. You included. I love fall leaves!