They are here!

We are happy to announce the arrival of the first 11 designs from Frony Ritter Designs. Notice who slept late and missed the above photo, the two wine designs. Check out the website to see these sleeping beauties. These charts actually have two photos and two different instructions for stitching (except for the wine charts).

On the front is the stitched version. On the back the stitched and beaded version is shown. Inside are instructions for both. Also, for those of who who cannot get enough history, and for those of you who did not get enough history (you know who you are, speaking of oversleeping), I have included A Wee bit of History in the Celtic Series so not only will you stitch something beautiful, you can also annoy your friends with irrelevant facts.

The beads I use are seed beads and a few bugle beads from Mill Hill Beads. In addition to the standard issue happiest days of my life (marrying my husband, giving birth to children, the release of Pee Wee’s Big Adventure), I have forever treasured the day I received my first shipment of Mill Hill Beads. They are sparkly, come in amazing colors, and add depth and texture to stitched pieces. I actually like the beads added to these pieces better than the plain stitching, although both are fun and pretty. You have to see them in person to get the full effect.

If your local cross stitch store does not yet have these charts politely, but repeatedly ask them until they get them for you. Stitch away!