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St. Charles Market From Karen

Market is always such fun in the fall, and this year the designers really took off with the Halloween theme. I collect vintage Halloween items, so there were plenty of designs that were must-haves. I loved The Book of Spells from the Goode Houswif, and Primitive Needle’s Witches Hollow is going to be a fun one to stitch. The Jenny Bean Halloween sampler seemed to be a popular choice with everyone, as it has a more classic sampler look to it.

    Another popular design this year is birds…all types! One of my favorite designs of all was from Blackbird Designs Joyeaux Noel called Tis the Season with a French message of joy and a lovely cardinal. Just Nan had a lovely limited edition enameled bird, and a fun Hootzi Humbug owl design with special owl pin. Rosewood Manor had a very different Victorian looking sampler with a bluebird, though her Quaker Diamonds seems to be especially popular!

    The Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow is a stunning piece and is my favorite of the series. And I am always drawn to the little JBW designs…they are fun and easy to stitch, and make lovely ornaments!

    Overall, I sensed a lot of excitement in the stitching community for all the new designs and great support for all the designers. There were many more wonderful designs too numerous to mention (or stitch…but that doesn’t stop me from trying!) There really looked to be a little something for everyone.


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