• BYOF,  New Designs,  Serial Bowl Collection,  Sneak Peeks,  Stitching

    Sampler Lesson Five

    We made it! We are at the final release in the Sampler Lessons series of the Serial Bowl Collection. I've really enjoyed this series, and have had fun looking for interesting admonitions from old samplers to use; there were an awful lot of words of wisdom among those young stitchers!

    As with the other kits, this will come with plenty of floss for you to stitch your project once, using one strand of floss over two linen threads, as the model is stitched. Have fun with your fabric – choose whatever you'd like to use!


    Sampler Lesson 5 COVER

    Thank you so much to Pat Ryan for stitching this model for me! She used 36 ct. Winter Brew by R&R Reproductions.

    Thank you once again for stopping by my blog.. it's been very busy around here (as I'm sure it is at your house too!), and I've got a few different models in the works right now. I've got fall fever! What on earth is wrong with me? I just can't help myself. 🙂

  • New Designs,  Sneak Peeks,  Stitching

    Release Number Two











    This is American Sampler, which was a class piece I taught at the Dyeing to Stitch retreat in Virginia Beach last year. The information for it is below, and if you'd like to order it, just let your shop owner know, as I'll be shipping out next week!

    American Sampler MODEL fb

    Stitch count: 227w x 189h

    Linen used: 36 ct. Winter Brew by R&R Reproductions

    Threads used: Classic Colorworks in Calico Kitty, Antique Lace, Cayenne, and Red Currant;
    Weeks Dye Works in Pelican Gray;
    The Gentle Art in Uniform Blue, Black Licorice, Soot, Parchment, Piney Woods, Linen, Endive, Brandy, and Wood Trail.

    The frame was done by the lovely and talented Sherri Berkman at Total Framing in Fairfax, Virginia! Thank you, Sherri!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog today… I've got the last Sampler Lesson to show you, and I'll be back soon to do just that! Enjoy your Tuesday!

  • New Designs,  Sneak Peeks,  Stitching

    A New Release







    Here is one of three new releases mailing out very soon to your local or online needlework shop!

    John & Abigail Cover

    The model, stitched by my good friend Pat Ryan, was done on 36 ct. Stars Hollow Blend (stitch count: 122w x 74h). The threads used are by The Gentle Art in Grecian Gold, Old Red Paint, Oatmeal, Cameo Pink, Piney Woods, Heirloom Gold, Island Blue, Endive, Garden Gate, Wood Trail, Uniform Blue, Cherry Bark, and Lambswool. A DMC conversion is provided in the chart, but you may wish to note that Cameo Pink is used very little in this chart, so if you find that inconvenient, you may want to use the DMC equivalent (3779), or perhaps find something that's a good substitute! (Only John and Abigail's cheeks are blushed with this color.)

    As for the trims, I used Lady Dot Creates' pom trim in Mossy along the bottom edge of the finished cushion, and pom trim in Vintage along the other three sides. To finish it off, I used silk ribbon trim in Vintage to form a bow, which I then sewed into place using a tiny button.


    I hope you like my followup to last year's George & Martha! I'll be back soon with my other two new releases!