I just wanted to share a couple of finishes with you all that were shared with me in an email this past week. Wilma and Sophie (from France) finished up the Christmas Coffee freebie I posted recently, and I love what they did with them!

Here's Wilma's version:

Christmas Coffee

And here's Sophie's:


Thank you so much for showing these to me!

If you missed the chart and want to print it out (along with any of my other free patterns), just click on the "Freebie" category to your right and scroll through them. 🙂

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

Retiring Designs

Yesterday I announced on Facebook and Twitter that I was retiring 21 of my older designs by the end of September. I truly have outgrown my storage area and need to make room for new charts! It's time, anyway.. these are designs from the first few years of Plum Street Samplers, and I'm ready to say good-bye to them. Sniff.

If you'd like to order any, contact your local needlework shop before September 30th, after which the remaining charts will be sold off until gone.

Here's they are:

1. Stories to Live By – Adam

Adam fb

2. Stories to Live By – Jonah

Jonah fb

3. Stories to Live By – Joshua


4. The Exhumeplary Collection – Eliza Pennance

Eliza Pennance

5. The Exhumeplary Collection – Tillie Figg (my mother named her finches Tillie and Figg)

Tillie Figg

6. The Exhumeplary Collection – Amos Figg

Amos Figg

7. The Exhumeplary Collection – Jane Withers (this has always been one of my favorites)

Jane Withers fb

8. The Exhumeplary Collection – Emma Nettles ("The one she loved most lies 'neath this head post.")

Emma Nettles

9. Quaker Calendar I

Quaker Calendar I

10. Quaker Calendar II

Quaker Calendar II

11. Quaker Calendar III

Quaker Calendar III

12. Quaker Calendar IV

Quaker Calendar IV

13. Quaker Calendar V

Quaker Calendar V

14. Quaker Calendar VI

Quaker Calendar VI

15. Rejoice (my first Christmas design!)


16. The Praise Sampler

The Praise Sampler

17. A Swiss Proverb

A Swiss Proverb

18. From the Deep (my Dad named this design)

From the Deep fb

19. A Friendship Sampler (this was originally called Bittersweet Sampler bc of the border)

A Friendship Sampler

20. The Fall of Man (this one shows Adam and Eve in each season, symbolizing their fall from grace)

The Fall of Man

21. Bertie Mae's Sampler (my very first design! I remember being so nervous about releasing this at market, but Kathy Barrick was very sweet and reassuring, as she was with all of my designs that followed.)

Bertie Mae's Sampler

Again, these will no longer be printed after September 30th.

I'd like to thank each one of you for always being so supportive of me and my designs.. you have no idea how much of a blessing you've been to me. I thank the Lord for giving me a "job" that has allowed me to create what comes from my heart (whether it's Biblical or plain odd!), and for the many friends I've made over these last several years. Thank you, thank you, and I look forward to sharing as many designs as my alotted days will allow.


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I'll think about it, okay Tasha?

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For those of you who have "liked" my Plum Street Samplers Facebook page, I just wanted you to know that I'm in the process of updating it and adding all those photos that should have been added long ago. From now on, you can find news of my upcoming releases both here on my blog and over there. 🙂

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Winding Down

Before the hot summer comes to a close, Bean and Joon decided to get together at the lake and have me take some pictures of them. These silly girls have so much fun together (except for when they're arguing over who has the messier bathroom habits or why one of them borrowed the other's eye shadow without asking), and they always keep me laughing.











I give up on lecturing this child about her fingernails. She is who she is, and she's fine with that! 😉



I think these girls will miss each other. 🙂