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Priscilla Talley 1839.........................Samplers Revisited
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Priscilla Talley 1839.........................Samplers Revisited

This antique reproduction of a sampler from Talleyville, New Castle, Delaware is stitched on 32 ct. Lakeside Linen's Sand Dune over 2 threads using 1 strand of NPI silks.  It measures approx. 16" x 14".  The sampler is stitched in Cross Stitch over 2 & over 1, half cross, and Satin Stitch.  The chart pack also includes extensive directions, genealogical information and stitch diagrams.  

Santa Visits Florida.........................Samplers Revisited
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Santa Visits Florida.........................Samplers Revisited

Patty added another "Santa Visits" state to the growing series, this time the sunny state of Florida known for their supply of oranges.  Since this chart uses only full cross stitches, you could also stitch this on needlepoint canvas.  The model is stitched on 36 ct. Pecan Butter linen from Lakeside Linens using 2 strands of DMC.  The finished size is 3.6 " x 4.2". 

Seaside Series..........................................JBW DesignsSeaside Series..........................................JBW Designs
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Seaside Series..........................................JBW Designs

Part 1 of this series was released in 2017, but she has now added 2 more booklets.  The Part 1 has charts for a seahorse, flamingo, and an Angel fish.  Part 2 has a seashell and pelican and  Part 3 gives us a crab and a dolphin.  Judy had the models worked over one on 28 ct. linen as well as over 2 on 32 ct.  Either way they look fabulous done in monochrome colors.   Judy's finisher finished the over two models as plant pokes and pun in a little pail, while the over one's are made into a banner.  Assorted fabrics have been used in the models.  Over one models measure anywhere from 1.6" X 1.7" to 2.42" to 2.17" while the over 2's measure anywhere from 2.8" x 4.12".  Each design features the outline of the sea creature and that outline is filled with ocean themed images.  




Lydia Wharton 1821.................................Samplers Revisited
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Lydia Wharton 1821.................................Samplers Revisited

This antique reproduction of a sampler from Millsboro, sussex County, Delaware is stitched on 32 ct. Lakeside Sand Dune linen over two threads with one strand of Needlepoint, Inc. silks.  The design is approx, 5" x 11.5" ,  The colors for the reproduction are taken from the vivid hues from the back of the original antique.  The sampler is stitched in Cross Stitch over 1 & over 2, Algerian Eye Stitch, Double Back Stitch, Rice Stitch, and Queen Stitch.  The chart pack also includes extensive directions, genealogical information and stitch diagrams.  NPI silks needed: 758, 895, 469, 745, 964, 898, 993 

2018 Fragments in Time........................................Summer House Stitcheworkes2018 Fragments in Time........................................Summer House Stitcheworkes
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2018 Fragments in Time........................................Summer House Stitcheworkes

Beth is introducing another set of 8 small designs celebrating sampler motifs.  Little designs approx. 3.25" when stitched on recommended 32 ct. linen.  You can make them as individual pin cushions, needlebooks, etc., or you can join them together using Beth's freebie border chart.  Border Chart The models are stitched on 32 ct. Country Fresh Cafe using Gentle Art:Aged Pewter, Toffee, Current and Antique Rose and Classic Colorworks: Ribbon Red and Mint Julep and finished using  Lady Dot's Velveteen backing and chenille trim.  Charts 1 & 2 are in stock now and the remainder of the designs will be released in sets of 2 in March, May, and July 2018.  Lady Dot Rainy chenille and Lady Dot Blue Fescue cotton velveteen used in finishing.  One package of each will finish all 8 designs.

Winter Smalls.....................................Lizzie KateWinter Smalls.....................................Lizzie Kate
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Winter Smalls.....................................Lizzie Kate

Lizzie Kate's  seasonal Smalls series continues with 4 little winter projects.   She's spelled out Winter with fun motifs (just like Summer and Autumn). The other 3 projects are Snow, Sweetheart and Snuggle. Models were stitched on 32 ct. Natural Light Linen and they are stitched using Weeks Dye Works floss:Begonia, Blue Heron, Bright Leaf, Candy Apple, Collards, Deep Sea, Emerald, Havana, Lancaster Red, Mascara, Oscar, Peony, Red Pear, Whitewash.  Button Pack is included with the chart.  For finishing, Lady Dot trims were used including: "Winter"- 'Snow'- Eyelash, "Sweetheart" - Peony Chenille, "Snow" - Sizzle Ribbon and  "Snuggle" - Mossy Poms
Finished design sizes when stitching on 32 ct. are:
Winter:  6"W x 1.5"H
Sweetheart: 2.25"W x 3"H
Snow: 3.25"W x 2"H
Snuggle: 2.25"W x 3.25"H
Many ways to finish these designs, needlebooks, scissor fobs, etc.

Jim Shore ChicksJim Shore ChicksJim Shore Chicks
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Jim Shore Chicks

Jim Shore has designed a new series for Easter/Spring called Chicks and they come in multiply colors, stitched on perforated paper and stitched with DMC and beads.  What is the most interesting thing about these kits to me, is they are two sided and you even stuff them a little to give them dimension.  They have the cutest faces and come in a kit so everything except stuffing is included.  Chick kits are Aqua, Blue, Purple

More Jim Shore ChicksMore Jim Shore ChicksMore Jim Shore Chicks
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More Jim Shore Chicks

In Addition to Aqua, Blue and Purple Chicks, there are Yellow, Pink and White Chick kits.  Each one cuter than the last.

The Things That We Love  Inspiration Boxer......................Lizzie Kate
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The Things That We Love Inspiration Boxer......................Lizzie Kate

A St. Thomas Aquinas quote, and two designs are featured in the latest Inspiration Boxer Series.  Chartpack  includes 32 ct. Lambswool linen, beads, chart and instructions.  Design Size is approx. 3 x 6.75".   Stitched using WDW: WDW Busy Lizzie, Chick Pea, Grapevine, Grasshopper, Jaybird,  River Rocks and Raspberry.   --

Frosty Winter Mouse In A House........................Just Nan
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Frosty Winter Mouse In A House........................Just Nan

Introducing the fifth and final design in the Mouse in a House Limited Edition Series.  Stitched on 32 ct. Stone Gray linen, each side of the house is decorated with stitch details and inside you will find Little Frosty Mouse.  Frosty is stitched on 32 ct. white Opalescent linen.  He has a carrot nose just like a snowman.  This design comes as a chart with embellishments.  There is a 12 page stitch guide, 24 inches of ribbon,white felt, chipboard for the house base, silver crystal beads, white pearl beads, a silver bell, mini white pon pon, a lavender snowflake sequin, the wired string tail, brass botton mouse base and orange toothpick nose.  The house is built from 4 lined triangles attached to a square base.  Pretty ribbons tie the sides together.  The mouse fits inside. Stitched using DMC floss.

Festive Little Fobs-Valentine Edition...........Heartstring Samplery
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Festive Little Fobs-Valentine Edition...........Heartstring Samplery

This series will consist of 12 total, one for each month of 2018.  Some will be seasonal, the rest will have general themes, good for any time of year.  The intent is for there to be a whole lot of littles that you can stitch for friends and/or that you can fill a little tree with.   Imagine if you worked your way through this entire series; with at least 9 different motifs per chart, that’s a total of 108 little ornaments or fobs that you could fill an old feather tree with. Or 108 friends that you could spoil with the labors of your hands. Beth has included basic instructions for a few of the fob finishes.  Beth's intention for this series is for the motifs to be mix-and-match-able. Your fobs don’t have to be one-sided; you could easily stitch front and back with the same motif, or with different motifs of the same size. You can customize with your initials and date over two or over one, or put in the initials of a special someone that you are making a gift for. but you can use your creativity! They are small and really quite simple to maker tree. There are no limits to the things that could be made with these little motifs.  The models were stitched on 36 ct. Weeks Parchment, but and are approx. 1.5" x 1.5".  However, you can stitched them on 32 ct or 28 ct. to get a little larger finished project.  Models were stitched using Week Dye Works: Red Rocks, Oscar, Mocha, Havana, Bluecoat Red, and Fawn, but these small projects are a great way to use left over floss in your stash.

Here's My Heart...................................Sue Hillis Designs
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Here's My Heart...................................Sue Hillis Designs

This leaflet is actually not new, but it contains several designs that are perfect for Valentine's Day.  Four charts included including no sew finishing instructions for a no-sew cube. Bluebird design stitch count is 46 X 56. Coeur en rouge design stitch count is 73 X 69. PS I Love You design stitch count is 50 X 65. Valentine Tree stitch count is 40 X 56.  All designs stitched on Lugana with DMC fibers.

"V" is for Valentine.............................Heartstring Samplery
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"V" is for Valentine.............................Heartstring Samplery

Part of the ABC Series from Heartstring Samplery, "V" is for Valentine is perfect for Valentine's Day for those who aren't into hearts.  The design measures 80 stitches in diameter so if you stitch it on 14 count aida or 28 count linen over two the design size is approx. 8" x  8".  Stitched using Gentle Arts fibers:Bankers Grey, 

Cute as a Button............................Needle Bling
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Cute as a Button............................Needle Bling

Need a quick project for your Valentine display, Cute as a button will be the perfect one.  All you stitch are the words, "Valentine you're cute as a button...so a one day project.  It can be finished into a long pin cushion, just add a couple of fancy pins or add fabric, some trim and make a small pillow.  Perfect for your bowl of pin cushions.  The model was stitched on 30 ct. Weeks Cocoa and stitched using WDW Candy Apple floss.  The finished size is 3/4" x 9".

Yuletide Shanty.........................Plum Street SamplersYuletide Shanty.........................Plum Street Samplers
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Yuletide Shanty.........................Plum Street Samplers

Paulette loves sea themes, and decided that it was about time Santa got on board, and designed "Yuletide Shanty".  What you see in the first picture is the top with Santa on board the ship.  You also get a glimpse of the bottom of the drum which says, "Old Saint Nick he sails the seas, his beard grows long so he won't freeze."  The side of the drum features a very big white whale almost sitting on the bottom of the sea surrounded by sea life and sea plants, including a little Christmas tree.  .  He is eyeballing a wrapped gift sants left for him.  Finished size is approx. 5" x 5" when stitched on the recommended 36 ct. Weathered Shingle by R & R.  Fibers used are:


Weeks Dye Works-Onyx, Adobe, Sandcastle, Blackboard, Pebble, Grits, Deep Sea, Dover, Garrison Green, Teal Frost, Cinnabar, Cayenne, and Gunmetal.

Merry Christmas!.......................Brenda Gervais
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Merry Christmas!.......................Brenda Gervais

While Brenda designed this to be stitched on 28 ct. Mushroom Lugana, I saw it and instantly saw this as a perfect design to stitch on 18 ct. over 2 for a nice size chair or sofa pillow approx. 15" x 6", using pearl cottons...fabulous.  The finished size, when working on 28 linen would be 5 3/8" x 2", for a cute pin cushion or a little accent pillow for your bowl display.  Either way a perfect pillow for Christmas.    The piece is finished off with linen ric rac trim for added detail.   If stitching over one is daunting for you, well just stitch over 2 threads or on aida and just increase the size of linen or aida you get.  For instance over 2 on 28 ct. would finish approx. 11" x 4".  Anyway you stitch it, it's a great Christmas design.  Fibers used are:

Weeks Dye Works: Palomino

Gentle Arts: Woodrose, Wood Trail and Endive

Classic Colorworks: Chili Pepper, Eggshell, Peanut Brittle & Straw Hat

Snow Birds.............................................Brenda Gervais
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Snow Birds.............................................Brenda Gervais

After the excitement of Christmas we move into January snow designs and this latest from Brenda Gervais is so cute it's a must have.  She has designed a snow scene featuring a couple of snow people dressed with hats and the lady has a scarf around her neck and the birds all have scarfs around their necks...soo cute!  A cheery scene which we sometimes need during the dark days of winter.  While you can stitch it on any size linen you want, Brenda shows it stitched on 40 ct. Weeks Dye Works Confederate Gray linen stitched over 2 threads.  Fibers used:

Weeks Due Works-Peach, Sage, & Oscar

Gentle Arts-Apple Cider, Pumpkin Pie, & Wood Trail

Classic Colorworks-Eggshell, Gingerbread, Cherry Cobbler, Tennessee Red Clay, Ye Old Gold & Cayenne

Jingle All The Way............................Brenda Gervais
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Jingle All The Way............................Brenda Gervais

2nd in what we hope will be a series (the first was Spirits and Spells), Jingle all the Way features a woodland santa surrounded by a border of holly leaves and berries.  To fit on the papier mache box lid shown, you must work on 40 ct. linen, Confederate Gray is shown on model.  However, if 40 ct. isn't your bag, then choose a larger count and find a larger oval box.   You will need a 7 3/4" x 9" cut of fabric is you are using the 40ct.  The fibers used are:

Weeks Dye Works: Peach and Oscar

Classic Colorworks-Chili Pepper, Gingerbread, Cherry Cobbler and Ye Old Gold

Gentle Arts- Woodrose, Parchment, Apple Cider, Roasted Marshmellow, and Wood Trail

For finishing she used Lady Dot Creates mini pom trim, Vintage.

Gingher Designer Series Lauren ScissorsGingher Designer Series Lauren Scissors
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Gingher Designer Series Lauren Scissors

There’s a stylish new design in the Gingher® lineup of Designer Series scissors and shears called Lauren. This contemporary design features a lighthearted motif with petals in calming hues of blue, perfect for adding a touch of style to your collection. Choose Gingher® to bring quality and cutting performance to your workroom, and Lauren will bring creative inspiration. . Lauren will only be offered in limited quantities, making each a treasure to own.  We have both the 4" Emboidery Scissors as well as 8" Dressmaker Shears.

Sing a Song of Christmas..........................JBW DesignsSing a Song of Christmas..........................JBW DesignsSing a Song of Christmas..........................JBW Designs
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Sing a Song of Christmas..........................JBW Designs

A continuing series, Sing a Song of Christmas includes Part 4- "Away in a Manger", Part 5- "Hark The Herald," Part 6- "O' Christmas Tree".  Each is shown stitched on 32 Latte Belfast linen and finishes approx. 3" x 4" and stitched using Classic Colorworks, Gentle Arts and Weeks Dye Works fibers.  Charms necessary for each design is also included with each chart.  

Part 4 uses CC Bean Sprout, Steamed Broccoli, Finley Gold, QueenBee, Blue Beadboard, Peanut Brittle, Morning Glory, Plum Paisley, Cerise, Secondhand Rose, Little Pink Peony, Betty Bluebell, Blue Beatrice, Wavy Navy, and WDW Strawberry Fields and Swiss Chocolate.  Kreinik #4 Gold #4 braid is also needed.

Part 5 uses CC Bean Sprout, Steamed Broccoli, Mossy, Little Pink Peony, Secondhand Rose, House Wine, Queen Bee, Lunar Eclipse, Betty Bluebell, Deep Blue Sea and Wavy Navy, WDW Strawberry Fields, and Citronella.  It also uses DMC 5200 and Kreinik  Gold #4  Braid 

Part VI uses: CC Bean Sprout, SteamedBroccoli, Ribbon Red, Blue Beadboard, Cocoa Bean,and Gentle Arts Avocado and Butternut Squash.  You will also need Mill Hill Beads #00146 & #00557

Band of Roses 1845 Antique Sampler............Headmistress Sampler Series
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Band of Roses 1845 Antique Sampler............Headmistress Sampler Series

Band of Roses is a beautiful reproduction sampler filled with flowers, a butterfly, chapel, trees, scales, scissors anchor and vross amongst others, including a beautiful alphabet.  Shown stitched on 32 ct. Vintage Sand Dune by Lakeside Linens using DMC floss: 597, 823,3750,3773,950,221,310,3731,3033,680,504,402,3830,355,934,3045,3011,520,642,762,3716,937,3712,3013,501,830,963,3052,3755,3743,524,3772,3041,610,839,3347,503,780,948,370.    Finished size is approx. 17" x 16.75"

Haunted Autumn Mouse in a House......................Just Nan
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Haunted Autumn Mouse in a House......................Just Nan

Haunted Autumn House is the third Mouse House in Just Nan's seasonal mouse house series.  It is stitched on 32ct Raw Belfast and finishes approx. 3" x 3"  when closed. Miss Ghostly Mouse is stitched on Week's 32ct Pumpkin Linen and fits inside her house.  Autumn foliage lines the walls of the house, while inside you see a crew of playful ghosts.  Around the front door you will see  carved pumpkin stacks, 2 striped pumpkin beads and an intricate web with a creative spider. On one side of the house 2 ghosts wave from the window above a trio of pumpkins. On the other side, you will find a ghost, a running squirrel, a very loud crow and look closely and you will see a witche's hat. On another side there is a  ghost gathering apples beneath an apple tree. Inside, orange felt walls surround an autumn rug centered with a harvest moon. Beneath the rug, another little mouse scurries around the base dodging the spiders. The felt walls can hold needles and pins.  Miss Ghostly,  Pumpkin Mouse,  lives in this house. She is wearing a dress embroidered with ghosts.   She has a green glass pumpkin stem hat and holds a black bat purse. Her curly tail is orange wired string. She fits inside the house.  The chart comes in 12 pages,  with stitch and an assembly guide and includes 24 inches of polka dot ribbon, orange felt, chipboard house base, hex-shaped beads, a pair of pumpkin beads, Ghostly's wire tail, Nan's signature mouse base button, Ghostly's tiny green glass hat, a black satin bat and little gingham heart to decorate the interior of the house. 

Jane Vaughan 1724.................Hands  Across the Sea Samplers
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Jane Vaughan 1724.................Hands Across the Sea Samplers

This is an authentic reproduction of an early 18th century band sampler, worked in the traditional long, narrow band form of the 17th century with brightly colored silks.  Jane was just 7 years old when she stitched this.  The lower half of the sampler has rows of border patterns including 2 "oriental" figures, Jane's version of boxers.  Nicole Parkman has done a beautiful job of reproducing this sampler and presenting it in a book with all the motifs counted out for you within the graph and there are comprehensive instructions together with stitch guides.  The stitches used are cross stitch over 2 and three threads, satin stitch, Algerianeyelets, Montenegrin stitch over 2 and 3 threads, stem stitch, back stitch, double running stitch, and faggot stitch.  Fibers used are Soie d'Alger: 2644(3), 3833, 4245, 5024, 3815, 37336(2), 3812(2), 2926(3), 3745, 3435, 4246, 1814, 1812, 1745, 3724(2), 1746(2), 1742..  The chart shows both the shade symbol and the colour block.  The graph has been annotated with detailed instructions, stitch diagrams and shade numbers for ease of use.  Finished size when stitching on 40 ct linen is 8.4" x 34".  Shown stitched on 40 ct. Lakeside Linen Vintage Examplar.

Paint .........................Katia Yarns
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Paint .........................Katia Yarns

SKEIN WEIGHT 150g
YARDAGE 590 yards
GAUGE 4.5 sts. = 1" / Worsted weight
COMPOSITION 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool

Paint Colors

Mirai..............Noro
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Mirai..............Noro

SKEIN WEIGHT 100g
YARDAGE 328 yards
GAUGE 5-5.5 sts. = 1" / Worsted/DK weight
COMPOSITION 40% Cotton, 25% Silk, 25% Viscose, 10% Polyamide

Mirai color chart

 
Kotori Yarn................Noro
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Kotori Yarn................Noro

SKEIN WEIGHT 100g
YARDAGE 306 yards
GAUGE 4-4.5 sts. = 1" / Worsted weight
COMPOSITION 75% Wool, 10% Cotton, 8% Viscose, 7% Silk
 
Fanny Hodges Sampler..........................Threads of Memory
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Fanny Hodges Sampler..........................Threads of Memory

Although this sampler is probably English, one of the most delightful things about it is the set of motifs the sampler has in common with a grouping of samplers out of Deerfield, Massachusetts.  Most particularly, notice the pair of white doves located in the center of the bottom of the sampler.  These doves are nearly, if not exactly, identical to those found on several samplers from the Deerfield Area.  Model stitched on 40 ct. WDW Beige, but can be stitched on any count and stitched using NP Silk fibers:152, 224, 296, 315, 336, 342, 344  (2 skeins), 563, 633, 641, 693, 695, 771, 851, 877, 974, 986, 991, 993. Stitches used are cross stitch, over-one cross stitch, and straight stitch.  Finished size is approx. 15.25" x  18".

Chalkboard Ornaments....................Hands on DesignChalkboard Ornaments....................Hands on DesignChalkboard Ornaments....................Hands on Design
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Chalkboard Ornaments....................Hands on Design

Hands on Design's series of small charts, each stitched with Sampler Threads,  on 30 or 32ct Gunmetal Linen, (or black perforated paper).  There are 3  sets of three ornaments each set to give you 9 ornaments in all.  They are in various sizes.  Also included with the chart are pre-cut green felt holly leaves and three red button berries to decorate your ornaments.  Each design will fit on a 9" x 9" cut of fabric.  These can be done on Aida, Linen or Perforated Paper.  

Gentle Arts called for:  Baby Spinach, Chalk (2), Geranium, Tarnished Gold - each set

Animal Cracker Series-Harrison.....................Stacy Nash Primitive
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Animal Cracker Series-Harrison.....................Stacy Nash Primitive

Harrison has finally arrived.  And he is as cute as the rest of  the series.  He'll hold your scissors, pins and needles, thread and small notions.  He's stitched on 35 ct. Weeks Dye Works CornSilk Linen using Gentle Arts overdyed floss:Chamomile, Lambswool, Tin Bucket, Antique Lace, Endive and Expresso Bean.  Included with the chart are the finishing instructions, including templates for the bag and the carrot.  Too cute for words!  When finished Harrison is 10 1/2" tall by 3" wide.

Coffee Time..........................Lizzie Kate
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Coffee Time..........................Lizzie Kate

What time of day is coffee time? Always!   Lizzie Kate "perked up" 3 favorite coffee quotes, just for your stitching pleasure. Enjoy the buzz!  Models stitched on 32 ct. Amber Linen and 28 ct. (But First Coffee) Amber Linen using WDW Blue Jeans, Chestnut, Cocoa, Grasshopper, Pecan, Seafoam, Sweet Potato, and Whitewash.   Approx. finished sizes are:

Today's Good Mood: 4" x 4.75"

Dear Coffee: 4.75" x 3.75"

But First Coffee: 4.25" x 3"

Mother of the Bees................The Little Stitcher
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Mother of the Bees................The Little Stitcher

Mother of the Bees is part of the "Sacred Bee" series and all three patterns reproduce the beehive theme (the small pin cushion with hexagonal cells), the larger piece shows the Queen Bee while she is creating her little daughters,) and the third piece, another pin cushion,  shows the symbol of the Mother of the Bees.  All are shown stitched on 32 ct. Vintage Country Mocha linen using Gentle Arts overdyed floss:Toffee, Heirloom Gold, Mocha Brown, Chamomile, Winter White, Pecan Pie, Harvest Basket, Picnic Basket, Moss, and DMC:3031, 945, 3865, 310.  Attached to the small pincushion depicting the honeycomb are 3 gold bee charms, sold separately (approx. 3/4"). Approx. finished size is:

Larger Mother of the Bees: 5" x 5.5"

Both Pin Cushions:3" x 3"

Coverlet Berry Scissor Tray............The Scarlett House
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Coverlet Berry Scissor Tray............The Scarlett House

This project was originally taught as a class in 2015.  It is such a sweet stitchers tray that Scarlett House just had to release it so the rest of us could have one too.  The tray shown was purchased at Hobby Lobby and then modified to suit the purpose.  I doubt this exact tray is still available, but you can certainly use some of the wooden trays available.  The finished size is approx. 5 1/8" x 3 1/2" when stitched on 40 ct. linen (she used Vintage Strawflower from Lakeside Linen) and stitched using Gentle Arts: Cast Iron Skillet and Country Redwood and Weeks Dye Works, Caper, Oscar and Sage.  You will also need Louisiana Hot Sauce Weeks Wool, and Grasshopper Herringbone Wool for the strawberries.  Along with the chart you get the templates for the tray base, berry tops, and both berries, as well as finishing instructions for the tray and berries.

Lessons in Abecedarian-Lesson 2..............Summer SchoolhouseLessons in Abecedarian-Lesson 2..............Summer Schoolhouse
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Lessons in Abecedarian-Lesson 2..............Summer Schoolhouse

The 2nd in a series of four Lessons/charts.  This series is all worked over 1 thread on 28 count Lugana fabric.  The end results are tiny & precious.   28 Lugana fabric is evenly woven with larger holes, making over 1 work very do-able.   Finished sizes of Lesson 2 is approximately 2 1/4" x 3 1/8", and stitched using:

Weeks Dye Works: Sandcastle, Peach, Flatfish, Oscar, Olive

Gentle Arts Shaker: Woodrose, Lexington Green, Mountain Mist, Old Hickory, Uniform Blue

Classic Colorworks: Eggshell, Used Brick, Pebble Beach, Cayenne, Hazelnut

Also available, the Needle Nanny to match Lesson #2 to keep your needles safe and secure.  These Needle Nannys incorporate two very strong Rare Earth magnets.  Because the magnetic back is removable, this can be worn as a pin as well to hold your scissors and needles in place while you stitch.  (Caution do not wear these if you have a pacemaker.)

Autumn Smalls.......................Lizzie Kate
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Autumn Smalls.......................Lizzie Kate

Lizzie Kate's seasonal smalls series continues with 4 charming autumn projects.  
These little guys are quick and fun, with lots of creative finishing options. Includes embellishments

Shown stitched on 32 ct. Natural light linen, using Weeks Dye Works: bullfrog, carrot, citronella, curry, grits, Havana, jaybird, kohl, river rocks, scuppernong, sweet potato.  Finishing supplies used are Lady Dot Trims

Hoot Stitch: approx. finished size: 2.5" x 2.5"
Halloween Stitch: finished size: 1.5 x 4.5"
Haunted: finished size: 2.5" x 2.3

Autumn: finished size: 5.75 x 1.5"

Lady Dot Trims: Hoot - Mossy Poms, 
Haunted - Grape Fizz Chenille, 
Autumn - Jack Rick Rack

Tiny Tidings XXII.................Lizzie Kate
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Tiny Tidings XXII.................Lizzie Kate

Lizzie Kate has been designing these Tiny Tidings for 22 years and this year she is doing something a "tiny" bit differently.  There are 5 tiny designs you can stitch individually, or you can choose to stitch them together...Horizontally, vertically, however you decide.  There is also an embellishemtn pack included with the chart which includes a custom cookie button, small and medium white buttons, and a tiny white button.  Showm stitched on 32 ct. Light Mocha Belfast linen, using Weeks Dye Works floss:Camelia, Candy Apple, Cayenne, Chickpea, Cocoa, Grasshopper, Holly, Hunter, Mascara, Whitewash and DMC 3771 & 3778.  

Finished size (individual designs): 3.25" x 3"
Finished size (stitched together horizontally): 17" x 3"

The Elves Did It-Santa '17
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The Elves Did It-Santa '17

Santa (the Jolly Old Elf, himself) invited a couple elf friends to join him on this  yearly Snippet. These hardworking elves are used to being behind the scenes at Santa's workshop, but this year they're on the cover! There's lots of Christmas merriment and a bit of mischief for 2017.  An embellishment pack somes with the chart with 2 snowflake buttons. Shown stitched on 32 ct. Light Mocha Belfast Linen using Weeks Dye Works floss: Candy Apple, Cocoa, Grits, Holly, Monkey Grass, Pecan, Peony, and DMC 310, 407, 3771, 3778.

Finished size is approx. 4" x 4.75"

Be Still Inspiration Boxer.................Lizzie Kate
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Be Still Inspiration Boxer.................Lizzie Kate

Another inspirational boxer "Be still and know that I am God."

Boxer includes 32 ct. fabric, antique gold cross charm and a darling little BONUS design - "Be a Nice Human."

You supply the Classic Colorworks Floss: Boysenberry Jam and

Weeks Dye Work:Blue Heron, Blue Jeans, Bright Leaf, Busy Lizzie, Grapevine, River Rocks, Scuppernong and

DMC 3046

Bat Kit Crazy...................................................Val's StuffBat Kit Crazy...................................................Val's Stuff
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Bat Kit Crazy...................................................Val's Stuff

A 3 dimensional flying bat done on perforated paper, is joining the many other Halloween kits from Val's Stuff and like the others, everything but floss is included in the kit.  There are two kits available, one with the green bat supplies and one with orange bat supplies, however both designs, "bite me" and "just batty" are included in every kit so you can stitch whichever you like on your bat.  These are fast stitches and fast finishes.

 For the purple bat you will need Weeks Dye Works Ultraviolet and Chartreuse DMC black and white.             For the green bat, you will need Weeks Dye Works Pepperoncini & Ultraviolet, DMC black,white and 3011           For the Yellow Bat, you will need WDW Curry and Purple Majesty                                                                    For the Black Bag, you will need WDW Merlin & Dahlia                                                                                   For the Deep Sea Blue Bat, you will need WDW Deep Sea, Paris Green

Other supplies needed include a low temp hot glue gun (although I used my regular hot glue gun), a 2" sewing needle and pinking shears for cutting the Weeks Wool used to back the wings.  It isn't necessary to use pinking shears but for the model look that is what was used.  

Sister Sampler................Victoria Sampler
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Sister Sampler................Victoria Sampler

Whether together or far apart, you are the "Sister of my Heart." Stitch this beautiful feminine and heartfelt “Sister” Sampler! Elegant and timeless, yet fitting more modern decor, this sampler is just the thing to celebrate your own sister, or those who are sisters of your heart. You will enjoy stitching bands of specialty stitches, flowers, and lovely Hardanger lace, as you work with the overdyed silk flosses chosen for their joy and happy feelings.  Design area is approx. 4.6" x 19" when stitched on 28 ct. (model uses Raw Cashel Linen).  Thread pack comes separately with the Gloriana silk, Kreinik Mori silk, and Needlepoint Inc. silk as well as all bead, and other embellishments needed.

Stitching Under the Oaks.....................Victoria SamplerStitching Under the Oaks.....................Victoria SamplerStitching Under the Oaks.....................Victoria Sampler
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Stitching Under the Oaks.....................Victoria Sampler

Stitching Under the Oaks” Needlepocket was created to convey that sense of loving cameraderie we feel as we stitch together. It is stitched on a light blue cashel linen with lovely silk flosses, to reflect the beautiful blue skies and bright colours of Florida, a tropical paradise where Thea taught some special students. This reflects her feelings while in Florida as she enjoyed some different motifs of the area, including tables with stitchers sitting under the moss laden live Oak Trees, a lovely Hardanger Heart with a Blanket Stitched flower in the center, palm trees, the lake, pink roses, and even two wee Florida alligators to keep those pesky stitching errors at bay! The flamingo charms are a whimsical touch. You will find many additional specialty stitches and tidbits on both the front and the BACK of this pocket, including some drawn thread work, and some silk ribbon work to have fun with! There is an area at the lower front of the pocket to include your name and date to personalize your pocket (you can even accomodate a longer name than shown, if necessary). Be prepared to learn some new techniques and have some fun stitching the many Cross Stitched areas. To finish, instructions to create a pillow or wallhanging are at the back of this leaflet.  All pieces are stitched on 28 ct. Ice Blue Cashel, using silks from Gloriana, Kreinik Mori, and Needlepoint Silk, silk ribbon from YSL and beads and embellishments from SJ Designs and Mill Hill and 2 alligator charms.  The silk fibers,ribbons, beads and charms are included in the accessory packs available.  You will need #8 and #12 Perle Cotton not included in the accessory pack.

Pocket- approx. design size is 6.3" x 13"

Scissor Case- approx. design size is 1.6" x 3.3"

Pin Keep- approx. design size is 2.4" x 2.4"

The instructions for all specialty stitches are shown in diagrams in the leaflet as well as complete finishing instructions along with color pictures.  Easy to follow!

Hardwicke Manor Wooden Hoops
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Hardwicke Manor Wooden Hoops

Hardwicke Manor Wooden Hoops are heirloom quality hoops made from solid Beech wood in Germany.  They are finely sanded and finished and have a solid brass adjusting screw.  

Fanny Frame..................Hardwicke Manor
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Fanny Frame..................Hardwicke Manor

Hoop for this fanny frame measures 8 1/2 x 7/8″.  Solid  Beech wood, (finely sanded and finished), embroidery hoop with brass fittings permanently attached to a stem that fits with in the Beech wood sit-on frame.  Excellent quality, hand crafted in Germany. Hoop height, once in place, is adjustable in height and working angle, and it is easy to flip your hoop over while working to tie off threads.  Superb quality.  Can be used in a hard seat chair or soft seat, and can be placed either under one’s thigh or between their legs to suit what works best for the stitcher. A must for two handed stitching! 

$66.00
Rolaframe .......Splinter ShopRolaframe .......Splinter ShopRolaframe .......Splinter Shop
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Rolaframe .......Splinter Shop

A new type of roller frame which uses a unique split down design with stainless steel pins to hold your fabric straight and tight.  Rollers and Ends are sold in pairs.  

Also shown is the rolaframe stand

Liberty Notes..............................Shepherd's Bush
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Liberty Notes..............................Shepherd's Bush

This sweet chart is the 4th in the series of "Notes" charts from Terri and Tina and the design works up in a couple of days and feel delicate with a beautiful border on 2 sides.  Colors are bright and they have added just a few buttons to complete the piece.  Perfect for patriotic occasions or just a beautiful little sampler.  Design size is approx. 3" x 4.5" when stitched on 32 ct. Linen (suggested fabric is Country French Cafe Mocha.  Uses the following floss

Weeks Dye Works: Garnet, Grapevine, Linen, Oscar, Shephard's Blue, Schneckley

Classic Colorworks: Blacksmith Blue, Red Current

Sampler Threads: Green Tea Leaf, Piney Woods

There is also a JABCO button pack for this chart

Yarn Drum............................ArtBin
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Yarn Drum............................ArtBin

Holds up to 8 standard sized skeins of yarn! Yarn in use can easily be removed through the lid. Textured PVC base keeps contents dry on wet surfaces. Tote can be carried 3 ways: easy grip handle, verticle shoulder strap or horizontal shoulder strap.  12" x 12.75"

Mini Yarn Drum..............ArtBin
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Mini Yarn Drum..............ArtBin

This yarn drum holds one standard sized skein of yarn. The front mesh can hold hooks, needles or a cell phone. Yarn can be easily removed from the tote through the lid.   5.75" x 9.5"

Zooey Yarn...............Juniper Moon
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Zooey Yarn...............Juniper Moon

Skein Weight: 100g

Yardage:  284 yards

Guage: 5-6 sts. = 1"/worsted/Dk weight

Composition: 60% cotton, 40% linen

Zooey Yarn Colors

Top Rainbow Yarn....................KatiaTop Rainbow Yarn....................Katia
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Top Rainbow Yarn....................Katia

Skein Weight: 200g

Yardage:874 yards

Gauges: .25sts.=1"/Dk weight

Composition: 50% cotton, 50% acrylic

Top Rainbow Colors

Ombre Yarn...........Katia
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Ombre Yarn...........Katia

Weight: 25g

Yardage: 92 yards

Gauges: 5.75 sts.=1"/DK weight

Composition:  100% Extrafine Merino Wool

Ombre Yarn Colors

Pinwheel Yarn....................Cascade
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Pinwheel Yarn....................Cascade

  • 100% Acrylic
  • Weight: 200 g / 7.0 oz
  • Approx: 440 yds / 400 m
  • Knitting Needle Size: US 7 - 8 / 4.5 - 5.0 mm
  • Knitting Gauge: 18 - 20 sts = 4" (10 cm)
  • Crochet Hook Size: H / 5.00 mm (I / 5.50 mm, J / 6.00 mm)
  • Crochet Gauge: 15 sc = 4" (10 cm) (13 sc = 4" (10 cm), 13 sc = 4" (10 cm)

Pinwheel is a 100% acrylic, easy-care yarn in a worsted weight. Pinwheel is made with two contrasting-color strands, wrapped around each other for the ultra, candy-cane effect that resembles a delightful visual texture of fun. It's also self-striping, with long color changes. This machine washable yarn is fantastic for baby projects, but also comes in colors that are great for adults, too.

Pinwheel Yarn Colors

Pacific Bulky Yarn........................Cascade
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Pacific Bulky Yarn........................Cascade

  • 60% Acrylic / 40% Superwash Merino Wool
  • Weight: 200 g / 7.05 oz
  • Approx: 129 yds / 118 m
  • Knitting Needle Size: US 13 - 15 (9.0 - 10.0 mm)
  • Knitting Gauge: 8 - 10 sts = 4" (10 cm)

Pacific® Bulky is the latest addition to the Pacific® line. This versatile yarn is easy to care for and easy on the budget. Generous 200 gram balls make this yarn a logical choice for blankets but we also like Pacific® Bulky for quick charity hats, etc.

Pacific Bulky Yarn Colors

Pacific Color Wave Yarn.............Cascade
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Pacific Color Wave Yarn.............Cascade

  • 40% Superwash Merino Wool / 60% Acrylic
  • Weight: 100 g / 3.5 oz
  • Approx: 213 yds / 195 m
  • Knitting Needle Size: US 7 - 8 / 4.5 - 5.0 mm
  • Knitting Gauge: 18 - 20 sts = 4" (10 cm)
  • Crochet Hook Size: H / 5.00 mm (I / 5.50 mm, J / 6.00 mm)
  • Crochet Gauge: 15 sc = 4" (10 cm) (14 sc = 4" (10 cm), 13 sc = 4" (10 cm)

What is not to love about Pacific® Color Wave? This superwash merino wool and acrylic blend is durable and super soft. We believe it's perfect for the whole family! Pacific® Color Wave is machine washable and, just as the name implies, comes in a fantastic array of subtly variegated colors!

Pacific Color Wave Yarn Colors

Loose Feather Series 1-3...........................Blackbird DesignsLoose Feather Series 1-3...........................Blackbird DesignsLoose Feather Series 1-3...........................Blackbird Designs
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Loose Feather Series 1-3...........................Blackbird Designs

It's Spring, The Light Upon the Lawn and She Sights a Bird are the first 3 designs in the NEW Loose Feathers series from Blackbird Designs.  Each piece of this series celebrates our fine feathered friends.  Nine patterns will be in the series, released one a month until complete.   It's Spring Fever is worked on PTP Wren 36 ct. linen, The Light Upon the Lawn is stitched on 36 ct. PTP Ale Linen and She Sights a Bird is stitched on 36ct PTP Oaken linen. All three charts use the same palette of Weeks Dye Works Fiber:

It's Spring-Beige, Blue Jeans, Caper, Cocoa, Confederate Gray, Deep Sea, Dirt Road, Glat Fish, Jay Bird, Loden, Pamlico, Sandcastle, Schneckley, and Terrapin. 

The Light Upon the Lawn-Beige, Blue Jeans, Caper,Cocoa, Confederate Gray, Deep Sea, Flat Fish, Jay Bird, Pamlico, Sandcastle, and Schnedkley

She Sights a Bird-Beige, Blue Jeans, Caper, Cocoa, Confederate Gray, Deep Sea, Flat Fish, Jay Bird, Loden, Pamlico, Sandcastle, and Schneckley

She Sights a Bird-Beige, Blue Jeans, Caper, Cocoa, Confederate Gray, Deep Sea, Flat Fish, Jay Bird, Loden, Pamlico, Sandcastle, Schneckley.  

The finished size is 5" x 5"

Mariner's Drum........................Plum Street SamplersMariner's Drum........................Plum Street SamplersMariner's Drum........................Plum Street Samplers
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Mariner's Drum........................Plum Street Samplers

Mariner's Drum is a companion piece for the new Cape Cod Keeps from Plum Street.  Mariner's Drum features a pirate ship which has dropped anchor to search for sunken treasure which is shown around the sides of the drum. Also featured is the mermaid swimming by with her mirror and comb.  The verse "Cape Cod Girls ain't got no combs, they brush their hair with codfish bones.  The design is well thought out, with the anchor chain extending to the top and the ship and the mirror reflecting the face of the mermaid.  There is also design on the bottom, shown to the left.  Shown stitched on 36 ct. Patriot's Brew using Weeks Dye Works floss:Onyx, Adobe, Dirt Road, Straw, Gunmetal, Pelican Gray, Light Khaki, Deep Sea, Dove, Garrison Green, Confederate Gray, Tatanka, Cinnabar, Cayenne, and Cocoa.  Finished size is approx. 3" in diameter.  

Sampler House I and Sampler House II..............................Plum Street SamplerSampler House I and Sampler House II..............................Plum Street Sampler
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Sampler House I and Sampler House II..............................Plum Street Sampler

First two small sampler houses with more being added later.  These finish approx. 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" so they can stand alone and with added dates or names they could become great housewarming gifts or a gift for a new family, or make one big sampler with all sampler houses on it.  Shown stitched on 32 ct.  Shown stitched on 36 ct. linens (American Chestnut and Olde Towne Blend using Classic Colorworks floss.  

Sampler House I floss:Deep Fennel, Antique Lace, Wagon Wheel, Wilderness, Secret Garden, Hickory Sticks, Ye Olde Gold & Gingersnap

Sampler House II floss:Pebble Beach, Bunny Honey, Muddy Puddle, Hickory Sticks, English Ivy, Blackbird, Black Coffee, Bandana, Wild Berries, Cinnamon Toast

Hello Summer & Hello Spring..............................Plum Street SamplersHello Summer & Hello Spring..............................Plum Street Samplers
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Hello Summer & Hello Spring..............................Plum Street Samplers

 Seasonal Presentations from Plum Street.  Simple, flowing, both really pretty with soft muted colors and one iconic motif that matches the season- a rabbit for spring and the flag for summer.    Shown Stitched on 36 ct. Patriot's Brew (summer) and 36 ct. Liberty Gatherer(spring).  Finished size is approx. 4 1/2" x 8".  Spring stitched using Classic Colorworks while Summer uses Classic and Weeks Dye Works

Hello Spring: Deep Fennel, Pebble Beach, Weeping Willow, Hickory Sticks, Perfect Piecrust, Muddy Puddle, Secret Garden, Bunney Honey, Antique Lace

Hello Summer:WDW Sanguine, Parchment, Grits, Oscar, Bark, Grapevine

      Classic Colorworks:Milady's Teal, Used Brick, Ye Olde Gold

Mermaid Berry-a Silk Berry.......................Erica MichaelsMermaid Berry-a Silk Berry.......................Erica Michaels
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Mermaid Berry-a Silk Berry.......................Erica Michaels

Linda is presenting "Mermaid Berry" as companion pieces to her "By The Sea" sewing set.  In the original set, the berry was stitched on linen, Mermaid Berry is stitched on 40 ct. gauze.  There is also a medallion shown, also stitched on silk gauze (both cuts are included with the chart pack), which is shown finished on a jar lid.  Floss used on both models (which you must provide) is:

Gentle Art:Mediterranean Sea, Oatmeal, Old Red Paint, Pumpkin Patch, Shutter Green, Spring Grass, Tropical Ocean (10 yds,)

Weeks Dye Works: Charlotte's Pink, Cherub, Cinnamon Twist, Daylily, Deep Sea, Dirth Road, Seaweek, Turquoise, Ultraviolet, and Whiskey

DMC: 775, 828, 844, 950

Down East............................Cricket Collection
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Down East............................Cricket Collection

Who wouldn't like to have this summer cottage, complete with the whale weathervane, right on the beach with the water as your view and the sail boats rolling by.  And a bike just waiting for that morning ride down the boardwalk.  And no summer is complete without crabs and there they are sitting on the beach.  You will notice the longitude and latitude stitched under the cottage and these will point to the vacinity of Barnegat Bay, N.J.  If you are stitching one for Ocean City, Maryland the latitude is 38.3365N and Longitude is 75.0849W.  If you want to find your latitude and longitude just plug in your city and state here Longitude and Latitude Map.  Model stitched on 28 ct. French Lace Wichelt using DMC & Silk 'n Colors.   

DMC: Blanc, 309, 318, 407, 413, 471, 502, 503, 504, 646, 647, 648, 738, 739, 927, 928, 930, 950, 963, 977, 987, 989, 3032, 3722, 3756, 3803, 3833

Silk'N Colors: 082-Snow Creme, 293-Ethiopian Rocks, 1052-Sawtooth Sky, 000-Snowdrift

Finished design area is 8.6" x 10.9"

Going Coastal................................Cricket Collection
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Going Coastal................................Cricket Collection

"Going Coastal" is a collection of 3 coastal designs, flip flops, adirondack chair and a cute little mermaid.  Walking on Sunshine, Flip Flops, is shown stitched on 28 ct. Antique White linen.  Lines are provided on the chart for the centering of two letters and an alphabet is included for that purpose.  How cute would this be used on the front of your beach bag, or as a sign on the door of your cottage.  Finished size is 6" x 5".  Stitched using DMC: 413, 818, 899, 3350, 3810, 3817, 3854, 3865- Silk'N Colors:010-Lemon Souffle-Keinik #4 Braid: 012HL Purple, 031-Sunset, 032-Pearl.

Keep it Simple is a reminder that we should slow down, sit, take in your surroundings, and take the time to smell the roses.  The design size is approx. 6" x 5" when stitched on 28 ct. linen (they used Antique White) and was stitched using DMC:504, 598, 3341,3348, 3808, 3810, and 3347.  

Mini Mermaid is a finder of the lost and so the designer finished her into a needle keep.  She was stitched on 28 ct. Waterlily linen and stitched using DMC 340, 928, 3348, 3347 and Kreinik #4 Braid: 032-Pearl, #008HL Sea Grass, 085-Fishtail and 015-Seaweed.  Approx. finished size is 3" x 2"

The Gang's All Here.............................Val's Stuff
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The Gang's All Here.............................Val's Stuff

Val's has become know for the fun Halloween designs every year and now she's giving us fabulous kits which include the frame shown here in purple with lime green polka dots.  The model is stitched on 28 ct. Tin Roof Gingham using Week Dye Works: Chartreuse, Grapefruit, Cinnamon Twist, Ultraviolet, Saffron, Monkey Grass, Mulberry, and Pumpkin as well as DMC Blanc and 310.  The chart comes with the frame and the crescent moon button from JABCO.  You supply the floss.  Finished size is approx. 3" x 5"  

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