Designs by Maureen Appleton Sorenson

Celebration of Needlework Class projects

by Maureen

I am honored to be teaching at the Celebration of Needlework at the end of this month. This is a great little posey sewing clamp that I will be teaching in class. The delicate Palestrina Knot stitch finishing on the edge really completes the elegant look.

I will also be participating in the Round Robin session with this lovely Jacobean Berry Weight.


Nashville 2014 Releases

by Maureen

After a cold, snowy winter in Wisconsin, spending a weekend in warm, sunny Nashville was a treat! We enjoyed seeing all the shop owners again and are pleased to present our new releases!

 


Hand-Turned Hardwood Pincushions

by Maureen

Brazilian Rosewood, Purple-Heart, Zebra-Wood, Padauk, Hickory, Cherry, Spaulted & Curley Maple, Jatoba and Honduras Mahogany. Maureen’s husband Dennis, hand-turns each individual. No two are alike! A perfect safe-house for your pins and needles. 100% natural wool roving for cushion. Retail $23.00


Ott Lite Carry Bags

by Maureen

Tote your Ott Lite safely in this cushioned/padded tapestry bag. Lining is coordinating fabric. Fits lite shown here perfectly and snugly. Very sturdy and useful. Retail $62.00


Kit #198 Pumpkin Pyncushion

by Maureen

Retail is $42.00IMG_1678


“Wicked Was Here” Kit #197

by Maureen

Wicked Was Here

Wicked Was Here

Halloween has remained the second most decorated holiday in America. Witches, goblins, pumpkins, all subjects for my new series. The witch flew into the petrified forest, and all that remains is her hat and the devastation ! A “treat” to stitch on the hand-dyed 29-count gray Scottish Glenshee linen. WDW creates the all but fallen tree, and DMC her hat. Why not created this pattern weight to begin your collection of Halloween Treats! Retail $42.00


New from St. Charles 2013

by Maureen

Italia Floral, Tudor Silk on Fabric Flair 40 count linen Biscornu and fob ensembleJust a peek at what’s coming soon! I will have more information up shortly – but here’s a preview!


Six new projects!

by Maureen

Six new delicate over one projects for you to add to your collection!


New Website, New Kit

by Maureen

Welcome to the new look!

Some of you saw my new Splendor pattern in Baltimore – it truly is a beauty. Enjoy!

Splendor


Eleven Eleven Eleven

by Maureen

Eleven Eleven Eleven

Maureen became Mrs. Dennis Sorenson in a lovely ceremony at the Historic Landmark Lodge & Resort in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin. Her darling granddaughter Stella was the Petal Girl, and Dennis’s grandson Alexander was the Ring Bearer. Their nuptials were performed by a longtime friend of the bride, Niles Jennett, and the two witnesses were Vickie Jennett, and Dennis’s granddaughter, Haley Werkheiser. In front of God, their families, and friends, they shared self-written vows, during a stunning candlelight ceremony, at the Lake’s (The Great Lake Michigan) edge.

“I believe it is God’s blessing that has united us in friendship. At our tender age, it is a very special and comforting feeling to once again love, and be loved.

I affirm the special bond and unique relationship that exists between us, and promise to keep it always alive.”

It was an extraordinary journey!

The two shall honeymoon in France, and then return to their lovely home in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Presently preparing to exhibit at three needlework trade shows this year. The bride has been busy not only preparing and planning their lovely wedding, but also creating several new designs for release in February 2012. In March, she plans to retire from her forty-two years in the medical profession, and focus fully on The Heart’s Content, Inc. now that her heart is truly content!