Tuesday, October 17, 2017

BITTY ONES - a whimsical series of monthly designs!

Let's move onto my Bitty Ones monthly series of designs that offers one new design for each month of the year. The last 3 designs were recently released and again, feel free to have your LNS store order them in for you or order them directly through me at picklebarreldesigns@yahoo.com! They retail for $6.00/each - don't you just love a nice price break away from the usual $8.00 a pattern?!! Be sure to let your stitching friends know how adorable these easy finish designs are - you can easily have one done in a week if you just stitch in the evening and on the weekends and not even every day!

Scarecrow Silhouette design!

Who doesn't like a great Fall design like this "Scarecrow Silhouette" pattern?!!! The leaves are falling, the air is crisp and you can smell woodsmoke in the air. I do believe this is my favorite time of the year, yes indeed! This beauty can be ordered through your LNS or directly from me at picklebarreldesigns@yahoo.com. I have to apologize to everyone as I try and get all of my social media sites figured out, updated and with brand new content going forward. While it has been quite the exercise in learning new things, I am almost there and will have everything completed by Christmas at the very latest. This blog on Blogger has caused me so many headaches over the past year since any Apple products won't work with it now as Blogger has not updated their site to work with IOS operating software which of course is what Apple products run on. Arghhhhhhhh. Anyway, feel free to start checking me out on: Facebook: Pickle Barrel Designs @picklebarreldesigns. Instagram: Pickle Barrel Designs. Word Press Blog: picklebarreldesigns.wordpress.com. I will do my best for the next couple of months to update both here and on Word Press with any new designs coming out so please be sure to check back often as I have so many new designs to share with you that I am excited about. Until then, Happy Stitching! Nancy xoxo

Saturday, February 18, 2017


Here is the new February "Mini Me" design coming out in early March! For the first time since I started designing as Pickle Barrel Designs I won't be sending any new designs to Nashville Market and it just feels crazy. I have to say that the last 6 months have been a whirlwind of things diverting my attention from designing back to family basics. In September my husband literally went blind overnight in one eye - then they discovered more heart problems which turned into a stroke at the start of 2017, Doctors attempted surgery on him but discovered a blood clot sitting on his heart so now we sit and wait for the clot to dissolve before re attempting the surgery on his heart. Combine that with keeping schedules straight for our two kiddos and trust me when I say my hands have been so full over this time. So hopefully as 2017 really gets going I will be able to design more patterns to share with all of you. My goal this year is to try and design most of my new designs so that they fit into "off the shelf" frames like 4x6 or 5x7 or 8x10 frames - easier for everyone stitching them to save a little money! Oh and did I mention it is February in the dead of winter here in North Dakota and yet it was 50 degrees above yesterday and today!!!! How does that even happen - but I will gladly take it!