Monday, August 5, 2013

… a couple little updates

. . . oh my goodness!
. . . time is flying by so fast! I'm just trying to keep up with my 'to-do' list, & the next thing I realize is that we are (again) entering into a new month.
So. . . firstly - Happy August! It's hard to believe that kids around here have either already started - or will be starting back to school this week. I got the letter from the school that used to teach at, 
wondering if I wanted to be one of their substitute teachers again this year, & I'm looking forward to it. 

As you can see from the photo above. . . my head has been pretty much parked at my computer screen, working on completing the new patterns. . . patterns that will be released at the TNNA Needlecraft Market, in a little over 2 weeks! (eeek!) 
I have five cross stitch patterns (photos soon. . . I promise), & since the needleart division is 'counted thread & embroidery', I'm also going to be taking several of my existing embroidery patterns as well.
I'm so very excited about this new branch of my designs!

. . . & with this 'branching out' comes some changes that you will be noticing. So, with that, I thought I'd give my blog a little updating. . . simplifying, as that is what I'm needing these days. There will be some more 'tweaking' in the near future with some additional pages & fun (I hope!).

Also with the addition of the cross-stitch branch - I have needed to re-organize my company. Actually the re-organization was done about a year ago. . . I just took my time to jump into the needlework market. But, what you will see is the new company name, brenda riddle designs reflected on the website & also in other places. You will see the new cross-stitch & needlework only designs under the brenda riddle designs label. Please know that Acorn Quilt & Gift Company is still ongoing, & I will still be designing quilts! It is now simply a division under the umbrella of brenda riddle designs.

If you visit my website, you will notice that there is a new 'logo' that reflects both divisions, as the website will be representing both divisions. In the next couple of weeks, there will be a bit of rearranging happening on the website. . . so just to say "please excuse the mess". . . I've decided to have a sale of all patterns & books. They will be 25% - 75% off. . . just to say thanks for putting up with the 'remodel'.

So that's the latest. . . Sorry I haven't posted the most interesting photos lately. Actually, because of the ease of use & how fast I can post, I've been posting to Instagram more often. It's so easy & fun to follow folks!. . . must be the visual side of me that likes it so much. 
I've put a link on the sidebar. . . or . . .my Instagram  page is brengr.)

Wishing you a great week. . . & I'll be back with more soon.



Jacquelynne Steves said...

Yay! Can't wait to see your counted cross stitch designs. I think you're going to do great at the needlework market :)

luvtoquilt said...

Happy to hear you will still be designing quilt patterns, because therein lies my passion! By I am anxious to see your new cross stitch designs as well! I haven't done any counted cross stitch in years, but would love to begin a new project!