The Nashville Spring Needlework Market which
is being held between 27th February and
1st Marsh (living amongst the reeds is beginning to affect me)
is an annual U.S. trade show. This year it is
being hosted by Yarn Tree and Needlework Retailer.
This event attracts needleart professionals from all over
the United States and beyond. It is a cash-and carry,
order taking show which gives shop owners a chance to
restock their shops for the coming season with all the
latest fibers, materials, accessories and designs.
A new Long Dog goes on sale at this event which, in itself
is nothing unusual, except for the fact that, for this one
occasion only, one of my designs is being marketed by Gentle Art
Sampler Threads (complete with thread pack if so desired)
and with all the proceeds going to a charity of their choice.
It is for this reason that with the exception of the design
and stitching process I will not be involved further
with the project and shall not be offering the chart
as a download so please don't ask.
I can however give you a look at the colourful little beast.
It's called Cardinal Points and is 225 x 225 stitches
in dimension. I believe it's already available from Stitch
and Frog who are taking advance orders right now.
Just follow the link: