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Forever in My Heart Designs
here to learn about Forever in My Heart Designs
Signs and postings warn parents what to expect when they enter
a child's room. This free graph from Forever in my Heart is a
preview to an upcoming chart pack of signs just for Boys entitled, Here's Your Sign: Wit and Wisdom from the Boys. Wendy
and Lynda know from personal experience that boys have their
own brand of humor and wisdom after having raised three of sons
between them. They will be creating a chart pack of signs for
girls as they also have five daughters between the two families.
This chart can be stitched on a 10 count fabric. To make it
simpler, you can stitch the whole chart in Watercolours #153
Distant Hills. Complete each stitch as you go for the best effect.
The chart has two symbols, so if you choose, you can stitch the
border and the words in different color threads. We like the
effect of using one Watercolours shade for both. If you decide
to choose different colors for the project, assign a symbol on
the chart for each new color you will be using before proceeding.
Stitch each symbol with an X.
Follow the stitch diagram to complete each cross-stitch. Come
up at 1 and go down at 2. This is the first half of your stitch.
Then come up at 3 and go down at 4 to complete your stitch. Continue
with other stitches. The most important rule to follow is to
Wendy and Lynda ------Forever in my Heart Designs
Lynda Orme ---------Wendy Peatross
(208) 523-9414 ----------(208) 524-4283
About Forever in My Heart Designs
The history of Forever in my Heart Designs is one,
which proves the adage that there are no coincidences. Lynda
Melanson, while raising 4 children as a single mother in Texas,
discovered a shop named The Counted Thread. She was immediately
transported back to the stitching she had enjoyed so much as
a child. Not only did she become a regular customer, but Lynda
also joined the staff as a part time employee. In Idaho, just
at about the same time, Wendy Peatross was happily occupied as
a married stay-at-home mother of four who loved doing cross-stitch
in her spare time.
Fate began to work out its design when Lynda met Steve Orme,
who hails from Idaho. Soon they were married and the new extended
family settled in Idaho Falls where Steve operated his own business,
Pioneer Art and Frame. In March of "99, Lynda opened a needlework
store, Forever Stitching, adjacent to Steve's store.
Lynda first met Wendy at a local church function. They soon became
fast friends and Wendy started stitching shop models to barter
for framing work for her own completed needlework projects.
Wendy's and Lynda's designing collaboration came together
as-if preordained. Their first designs were projects for the
shop's Christmas Club. When Steve cut a heart shaped mat, he
requested that they design a piece of needlework to use with
it. Wendy and Lynda delivered not one but three! This was followed
by a needleroll design, May Christmas be Forever in your Heart. From that evolved the name of their design venture, Forever
in My Heart.
With their design notebook ever brimming over with ideas,
Forever in my Heart may just be around, well... forever.
For a previous Kids Project from Forever in My Heart Designs
called Kids Kount - Beginner Squares, go to
A color catalog of Forever in My Heart Designs is available
for $4.00. Charts are available to the trade from Forever in
my Heart Designs and both retail and wholesale from Forever Stitching.
The featured Kids' Class presented comes from a collection
of "Signs for Boys" and is the latest chart from Forever
In My Heart. It is part of a new chart pack to be released this
fall. Also watch for "Signs for Girls" to follow soon!
For wholesale orders only, contact Wendy Peatross
phone: (208) 524- 4283
For retail or wholesale orders contact Lynda Orme at
460 Park Avenue
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
phone: (208) 522- 0648 or (800) 804- 0648
hours: Mon. to Sat. 10 am to 6 pm
Thurs. 10 am to 8 pm
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nor the included diagrams/illustrations can be reproduced or
distributed in any form (including electronic) or used as a teaching
tool without the prior written permission of the CARON Collection
Ltd. One time reproduction privileges provided to our web site
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