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Sweater Weather.............October House Fiber Arts
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Sweater Weather.............October House Fiber Arts

October House Fiber Arts and was introduced to us by our friend,  Stasi Burhman, who posted a picture of Sweater Weather finished using an old sweater which Stasi felted then used it for the backing of this piece.  It was a perfect marriage of two different arts, knitting and stitching.  Sweater Weather is the perfect piece for a knitter to stitch.  Shown stitched on 32 ct. Weeks Dye Works Parchment linen using

Weeks Dye Works- Tin Roof, Cocoa, Graphite. 

Gentle Arts- Soot, Toasted Barley

Classic Colorworks- Garden Trellis, Caramel

Design size is approx. 4 1/2" x 7 1/2".

Just One More Row..................October House Fiber Arts
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Just One More Row..................October House Fiber Arts

How many of us have said, "I'll just do one more row than go to bed?"  This works for both the knitters and the stitchers.  Shown stitched on 32 ct. White linen using:

Weeks Dye Works-Battleship, Driftwood, Cadet, Bayberry

Classic Colorworks: Frosted Sage

Finished Design is approx. 4 7/8" x 3"  

Would look cute on a stitching tote or knitting tote.

For a Friend Kit.............................LaDDa
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For a Friend Kit.............................LaDDa

A sweet kit to make a lovely gift for a favorite friend.  It includes all supplies, Gloriana Silks:Antique, Black and Old Red Barn, 36 ct. WDW Straw linen, Black Backing, and Black Ribbon, and a needle.  The finished pillow is about 5" x 4 1/2"

Limited Availability

Blueflower Drum Kit..................LaDDa
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Blueflower Drum Kit..................LaDDa

Sweet little drum pincushion featuring the alphabet bordering a wandering vine with flowers.  Comes as a complete kit including WDW 35 ct. Parchment linen as well as WDW overdyed Dove, Seagull, Dolphin, Bee's Knees and Garrison Green.  Also included is the WDW wool used in finishing.  Design includes a wandering vine with flowers bordered by the alphabet.  

The finished mini drum is 3" high.

Limited quantities available.  

A Two Rabbit Sampler.............LaDDa
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A Two Rabbit Sampler.............LaDDa

The perfect stitch for Easter, two rabbits bring in flowers for an urn of flowers.  Shown stitched on R & R's 36 Sheep's Straw linen using DMC floss:08, 632, 646, 680, 730, 3371 3777, 3787, 3830, 3859.

The finished size is approx. 9.75" x 8.25"

Little Summer Sampler................LaDDa
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Little Summer Sampler................LaDDa

This sweet sampler is stitched on 40 ct. Lakeside Linen's Pecan Butter using WDW Putty, Battleship, Seagull, Tarragon.  The finish size is approx. 5 7/8" x 5 7/8"

Anna Ohman 1873.................Lila's Studio
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Anna Ohman 1873.................Lila's Studio

There is no known history of this sampler, except that it was owned by two sisters who resided in Illinois.  Their grandparents were originally from Sweden.  The focal point is an eagle adorned with maple leaves with an oak leaf border and four symmetrical plant motifs.  While the original sampler was stitched on a linen closer to 30 ct., Lila chose to reproduce it using 40 ct. Stars Hollow Blend by R & R Reproductions and stitched it using Classic Colorworks Used Brick.  The design size of this adaptation is 7 7/8" x 7 3/4"

A Quaker Welcome..........................Lila's Studio
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A Quaker Welcome..........................Lila's Studio

A beautiful Quaker inspired sampler, featuring a beautiful alphabet and many motifs that can be taken from it used to create smalls, needlebooks, fobs, pinkeeps, etc.  The model is shown stitched on 40 ct. linen using:

Gentle Art: Onyx (2 skeins)

Weeks Dye Works: Garrison Green, Hazlenut and Grapefruit

 DMC: 3828, 3781, 356, 3865, 3012 and 3822

Finished size is 8 1/2" x 11 1/2"

Nevermore................Lila's Studio
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Nevermore................Lila's Studio

"Once upon a midnight dreary, While I pondered weak and weary, Quote the Raven, Nevermore."  Lila stitched this on 40 ct. Feldspar by Picture This Plus using 

Gentle Arts: Blackboard (2), Cast Iron Skillet (2), Lagoon

Weeks Dye Works: Gunmetal, Pecan, Straw, and Cocoa

Silk 'n Colors: Slug Bug (substitution CC Caterpillar)

Quaker Street....................Marjorey Massey
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Quaker Street....................Marjorey Massey

Majorie Massey is new to Salty Yarns and we're very excited about her designs.  Quaker Street is a  prime example of her style, a lot of detail, using only a few colors in a design, and most are monochrome.  Quaker Street is a monochrome stitched on a natural linen and she's stitched using DMC Color Variation 4220, Indigo.  But color is up to you as well as fabric.  This design is going to look great on a variety of fabrics and using a variety of colors.  So do your own favorites.  The design size is  Majorie does suggest using overdyed fabrics such as PTP Legacy (our suggestion) and use your favorite color of overdyed floss.  

28 ct. - 21.25 x 11.50

32 ct. - 18.75 x 10.25

36 ct. - 16.50 x 9

40 ct. - 15 x 8

This would make a great SAL project.

Bluebird Sampler & Tom Turkey Sampler.........................Heart in HandBluebird Sampler & Tom Turkey Sampler.........................Heart in Hand
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Bluebird Sampler & Tom Turkey Sampler.........................Heart in Hand

Bluebird Sampler is the fourth and Tom Turkey Sampler, the third,  of the monochromatic designs from Heart in Hand, in the same style as their previous releases,  Ye Old Crow Sampler and Redbird Sampler.  Both are shown finished as small pillows, but would also be lovely framed.  The bead embellishments are included with this large chart.

Bluebird Sampler shown stitched on 32 ct. PTP Wren linen using Classic Colorworks: Chesapeake Bay

     Approx. Design Size 7.3" x 2.5"

Tom Turkey Sampler shown stitched on 36 ct. R&R Winter Brew linen using Classic Colorworks: Almost Autumn

    Approx. Design Size 3.8" x 4.6"

Smallest Things Sampler......................Heart in Hand
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Smallest Things Sampler......................Heart in Hand

Smallest Things Sampler is a sweet design that is the perfect gift for a new child or grandchild.  Featuring an assortment of charming primitive images including animals such as an owl and turtle, the design reads, "Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."  A charted alphabet and numbers are included so the stitcher can add the name and birthday of the child.  The design also includes 3 charming wooden buttons as embellishments, a heart, flower, and a house.  Shown stitched on 32 ct.  PTP Legacy linen using:

Classic Colorworks: Eve's Leaves, Holly Berry, Old Blue Jeans, Rose Petal, Tennessee Red Clay, Weeping Willow, Ye Olde Gold

Weeks Dye Works: Blue Suede, Grape Vine, Grits, Oilcloth

Design finish approx. 5" x 5.25"

Quilting Bird & Stitching Bird........................Heart in HandQuilting Bird & Stitching Bird........................Heart in Hand
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Quilting Bird & Stitching Bird........................Heart in Hand

After re-introducing their long-legged birds last year, they added a new one to the flock, Quilting Bird and Sewing Bird.  Quilting bird is surrounded by quilting motifs, including quilt squares and an old-fashioned sewing machine.  This Wee One is finished with two buttons available separately made by Just Another Button Company.  Stitching Bird is surrounded by Spools, tomato pin cushion, why the bird is holding a needle.  A JABCO spool button is also used on this one.  

Quilting Bird-stitched on 32 ct. PTP Fawn linen using 

     CC-Blacksmith Blue, Cocoa Bean, Old Blue Jeans, Weeping Willow, Ye Olde Gold

     WDW-Baked Apple, Onyx, Whitewash

     JABCO Buttons-SS1005.T, SS1009.T

Stitching Bird- stitched on 32 ct. PTP Bramble linen using

     WDW- Carolina Cecil, Cocoa and Flatfish

     GA - Faded Rose and Garden Gate

     CC- 12 Grain, Fool's Gold, Secret Garden, Tartan Plaid, and Tennesse Red Clay

Finished Design size is approx. 2.6"  x  5"

Memorial Day................Hands on DesignMemorial Day................Hands on Design
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Memorial Day................Hands on Design

Meet artist Annie Quigley, a self-taught artist who seems to paint with her whole heart. This painting was inspired by her young daughters and a back road scene in Lancaster, PA. How beautiful to see the flags waving…to be viewed from both sides of the clothesline. Shown stitched on 32 ct. Antique White using Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites.  This design is perfect for the 1 strand stitching.  Cathy and Beth of Summer House Stitche worked together on color as they were both working on Patriotic designs.  (Beth's design is Liberty Hill Farm.)   One thread pack will be enough for both designs.  

Finished design size is approx. 11" x 8"

 

Liberty Hill Farm..........................Summer House Stitche WorksLiberty Hill Farm..........................Summer House Stitche Works
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Liberty Hill Farm..........................Summer House Stitche Works

The only thing better than one drum pinkeep is two Patriotic pinkeeps.  Celebrate your patriotism with Beth's Liberty Hill Farm.  You can also stitch both as one piece if you aren't into drums.  An assorted 10 pack of Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites is available with all threads needed for this design and you have enough threads left over to stitch the Patriotic Memorial Day by Hands on Design when you are finished with this project.  Two drums plus another design, all done with the one thread pack.  Designs are stitched on 32 ct. Weeks Dye Works Tin Roof.  The large drum finishes approx. 10" x 4".  Stitched as one piece, the finish is approx.  10" x 7 1/4".  Top off your drums with a Liberty Flower pin pack.  Each pack makes 3 pins.  

Patriotic Collection Sulky 10 WT Cotton Petites
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Patriotic Collection Sulky 10 WT Cotton Petites

Contains 10  50 yd. spools, machine washable, Long Staple Egyptian cotton for cross stitch.  1 strand = 2 strands of floss.  Colors include, 1283, 1234, 1071, 1071, 1035 (2), 1176, 1815, 1179, 0502

Stitch in the Garden.................Hands on Design
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Stitch in the Garden.................Hands on Design

What could be more pleasant than a garden of stitching accessories?  The chart includes patterns for the pincushion, tray, and fob.  Woolfelt penny is also included.  Shown stitched on 32 ct. Antique White Belfast~a fat quarter of linen is enough for all of the pieces.  Threads used are:

GAST: Banker’s Grey, Cornhusk, Dungarees, Rhubarb, Tropical Ocean

Also shown is are the Just Sew Pin Mini's available separately

Well Rounded........................Hands on Designs
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Well Rounded........................Hands on Designs

4 seasonal groupings finished in graduated sizes all in one chart. This makes a very easy change as your please way to change up your decor. Each season requires a 9" x 27" cut of 32 ct. linen using:

DMC: 167, 347, 413, 632, 676, 732, 733, 34, 746, 794, 839, 840, 930, 936, 3328, 3756, 3799, 3835, 3836, 3862, 3865 

A Finishing Kit is available: includes instructions & laser cut discs (6) to complete 1 season of the chart. 4 finishing kits are needed to complete the series. (option: purchase 1 kit to use as finishing templates).

Inspiring Stitches........................Jeannette Douglas
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Inspiring Stitches........................Jeannette Douglas

This is a great teaching piece for it showcases specialty stitches in the different bands. Included in this counted thread embroider are Cross stitch, Blackwork, whitework, and a variety of needlepoint stitches. It uses silk threads and has an embellishment package available with all the threads. Shown stitched on 36 ct. Examplar by Lakeside Linens. Finished design is approx. 7.5" x 13.5".

 

 

 

Blooming Bouquets.........................Jeannette DouglasBlooming Bouquets.........................Jeannette DouglasBlooming Bouquets.........................Jeannette Douglas
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Blooming Bouquets.........................Jeannette Douglas

Blooming Bouquets #4-Beautiful

This has become a series, as Jeannette's brain didn’t stop at Thankful. As you can see this has become a series of mindful words ending with ‘ful’. Done in silks it has a DMC conversion and a thread pack of silks if you like. Design size is approx. 7" x 9"

Blooming Bouquets #3-Joyful -This is the 3rd in the bouquet series - Poinsettias for Christmas and to follow in the words ending with ‘ful’ I knew it had to be Joyful. It is stitched in a red colorway and a coral colorway, thread packages for each colorway are available. Shown stitched on 36 ct. PTP Legacy linen.  Design size is approx. 7" x 9"

Blooming Bouquets #2-Cheerful-2nd in the bouquet series-a delightful bouquet of yellow and blue cheerfulness done in silks.   It has a DMC conversion and thread pack of silks.  Finished design size is approx. 7" x 9"  

Blooming Bouquet #1- Thankful...............Jeannette Douglas
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Blooming Bouquet #1- Thankful...............Jeannette Douglas

This is actually the first Blooming Bouquet, which was designed for a shop retreat. There are now 4 in the series. This delightful bouquet of purple and terra cotta thankfulness is in a series of flower bouquets, stitched on 36 ct. PTP Legacy linen and the finished design size is approx. 7" x 9". Stitched in silks, there is an available thread pack for it.

Heart of Gratitude..........................Jeannette Douglas
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Heart of Gratitude..........................Jeannette Douglas

Celebrating things always makes one reflect and be grateful for the many blessings they have had as they journey through life. This is a piece that will remind you of your gratitude.  It uses silk threads and has an embellishment package available with beads, charm and threads. Shown stitched on 36 ct. PTP Oaken linen. Finished design is approx. 6" in diameter.

Finishing Made Easy...all the basics....................Sue Hillis Designs
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Finishing Made Easy...all the basics....................Sue Hillis Designs

So many needleworkers, who stitch beautifully, just pile up their finishes or store them in a box, never to be seen again.  They suffer from "Failure to launch."  The stitchers just don't know where to begin the next step or they know the next step but just can't take it.  Then there are those of us who are self-taught and can do the finishing, but we don't know the shortcuts others have learned or invented on their own.  This book will get you started in the right direction and with every finish the process will become easier to complete.  It includes how to :Prepare your stitching for finishing (includes what to use in cleaning your piece and what not to use), dome shaped finishing, square or rectangle finishing, circular finishing, lacing your piece, applying trims, bias finish, and cording instructions.  She has also included a few charts including 2 small alphabet charts for signing your work.  Excellent instructional book

Easels Made Easy................Sue Hillis Designs
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Easels Made Easy................Sue Hillis Designs

I have learned to somewhat enjoy finishing.  It's the next step in the creativity I share with my stitching and it's practical too.  Because we have limited space on our walls and Easels (also known as a "stand-up or flat fold", offers a simple way to change our decor economically and seasonally without making additional holes in our walls.  This leaflet will give all the basics for creating the easel finish.  Easel making is not a difficult finish and once you have gone through the steps, you'll be surprised at how fun easels can be.  Included also is the chart for Hex Symbol shown on the cover.

Home for the Picnic.................Sue Hillis Designs
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Home for the Picnic.................Sue Hillis Designs

Another winner in the Sue Hillis line....this one features her trucks with a Patriotic theme.  And she shows them finished in multiple ways, square, easels, round...you may need her finishing book for this as well.   If you love red, white and blue...check this one out. Charts include: Oh My Stars hot air balloon, Up Up and Away truck pulling balloon cart, Kaboom Company truck with fireworks, Bicycle Details bike with flag, Flag Truck, Blue Car or Red car with Flag, Ice Cream cones trailer.  

Mrs. Santa's Sampler.................The Needle's NotionMrs. Santa's Sampler.................The Needle's Notion
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Mrs. Santa's Sampler.................The Needle's Notion

Mrs. Santa's Sampler is the merry companion to the popular Sampler Santa design from The Needle's Notion. Mrs. Santa is a needleworker and proudly holds her festive snowman sampler. Her cranberry red outfit features a golden sewing chatelaine at her waist. By her feet are a cozy cat and tomato pin cushion. All stitching and finishing instructions are included. The design is worked on 28 count Amber/Toasted Almond Cashel Linen using:

DMC -310, 311, 352, 644, 647. 844, 945, 975, 3852, White

GA- Cranberry, Shutter Green, Bayberry

Approx. finished size is 10 1/2 x 5"

Sampler Santa- Sampler Santa sports the latest in winter fashion. His traditional red jacket is covered with sampler-inspired motifs including an alphabet, deer, evergreens, and bunches of holly. He has matching mittens that feature a tree and star design.  This jolly stand-up Santa also includes movable arms that can be adjusted to hold a tiny bottle brush tree or other holiday accessories. All stitching and finishing instructions are included with the chart. He is also shown stitched on 28 ct. Amber/Toasted Almond Cashel using:

DMC -311, 352, 647, 844, 945, 975, 3852, white

Gentle Art Threads. -Cranberry, Shutter Green, Bayberry

Finished size is approx. 11 1/2" x 5"ct.

 

 

The Common Thread 2 & The Common Thread 1......................Jeannette DouglasThe Common Thread 2 & The Common Thread 1......................Jeannette Douglas
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The Common Thread 2 & The Common Thread 1......................Jeannette Douglas

The Common Thread 2 - This is the flipped version of The Common Thread released in 2014, and it has all new stitches and colors as well as a section of Ukrainian Whitework, a section of Bargello and other specialty stitches.f This piece will challenge your stitching skills. It uses threads and has an embellishment package available with all the charms and threads. Shown stitched on Lakeside Linens 32 ct. Pearled Barley. Substitution would be Platinum or Flax by Zwegart. Finished size is approx. 9" x 8"

The Common Thread- (2014 release) -Jeannettes first Common Thread piece was dedicated to every stitcher's love of threads. Stitched on 32 ct. Flax Belfast Linen, she used several silks and divided the 8" x 9" piece into 9 different sections, including a Bargello section, pulled work section, etc. There are 20 pages of charts and stitch diagrams. She places specialty stitches throughout in beautiful shades of bricks, greens, teal, antique gold and creme. There is a thread pack available for this piece.  

 

 

 

 

My Stitcher's Heart.....................Hands on Design
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My Stitcher's Heart.....................Hands on Design

My Stitcher's Heart was designed as a shop exclusive kit a few years ago, and have now been released as a chart.  "My Needle & Thread may they never part, it's the key to unlock My Stitcher's Heart,"   is the sentiment stitched for the top of the 7" Hexagonal paper mache box this project uses.  The charts included are for the box top, pin cushion, key holder which holds a waxer in the shape of a skeleton key, and a scissor fob.  Also included are finishing instructions to finish all pieces.  Shown stitched on 32 ct. Platinum linen using:

WDW-Grasshopper (need 2), Swiss Chocolate, Bright Leaf, Collards, Blackboard

CC- Crab Cakes (need 4), Deep Fennel, Tartan Plaid

DMC-926, 3012, 3328 (used in the finishing)

Cathy has used "Witchie" mini pom pom trim from Lady Dot to finish the pieces.  

A stitcher's quarter of linen should be enough for this project (Used wisely)

The Wax Key is available separately.

 

Love Always....................Anne Beez Folk Art
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Love Always....................Anne Beez Folk Art

Love Always is somewhat a multi-tasking sampler and could be finished as shown, or..use for an anniversary sampler or wedding sampler by adding the couples name and date they married, or just give it to your partner as a gift on the next occasion to celebrate.  Shown stitched on 32 ct. Flax linenn using:

WDW- Oscar, Graphite

CC- Clay Pot, Cocoa Bean, Cobbled Peach, Cherry Cobbler

Finished size is approx. 6 1/2" x 4 3/4 "

Threadneedle Street...........................Annie Beez Folk Art
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Threadneedle Street...........................Annie Beez Folk Art

"We don't say goodnight till our stitchings complete, That's how we roll here on Threadneedle Street." is how most stitchers feel at night just trying to get one more stitch in.  Shown Stitched on 36 ct. Navy Bean linen from Lakeside Linens using:  If you look closely you will see the fence is made from spools...cute!

WDW-Oscar, Gunmetal, Amber, Indian Summer, Roasted Figs

GA- Blackboard

DMC-white, 644, 169, 415,

Finished design size is approx. 11" x 4 1/4"

I Collect.......With Thy Needle & Thread
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I Collect.......With Thy Needle & Thread

Cute pincushion design, a stitched jar which you will then stitch on buttons or charms.  Shown stitched on Weeks Dye Works Straw linen, 40 ct.  Finished size is approx. 4 3/8"  x 4 1/4".  Stitched using:

Weeks Dye Works- Dove

Gentle Arts- Dried Thyme, Mountain Mist, Tomato

Classic Colorworks- Chili Papper, Eggshell, Gingerbread, Sticks & Twigser

Token of Love........................With Thy Needle and Thread
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Token of Love........................With Thy Needle and Thread

Token of Love is a miniature Quaker Sampler, stitched on 28 ct  Mushroom Lugana using:

WDW-Sandcastle, Schneckley, Oscar, Olive

Classic Colorworks-Deep Forest, St. Bernard

Finished design size is approx. 6" x 5"

Saltbox Quilt Sampler..............With Thy Needle & Thread
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Saltbox Quilt Sampler..............With Thy Needle & Thread

Perfect sampler for the stitcher who loves stitching houses and trees.  Each house is different and each has a quilt design on one wall.  Brenda used hers for a box and then made smalls from the houses and trees shown on the sampler.  Great project and a beautiful display box.  Shown stitched on 40 ct. linen using :

DMC-356, 647, 839, 3022, 3778, 3830, Ecru

WDW- Olive

GA- Wood Smoke, Endive

CC- Ginger Snap, Trail Dust

Finished design approx. 10" x 7 1/2"

Our Hearts............................With Thy Needle & Thread
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Our Hearts............................With Thy Needle & Thread

"Your Heart and My Heart are very old friends".  Perfect sampler for a couple who have been best friends forever.  Perhaps a wedding sampler for childhood sweethearts...its a spot motif sampler so you can also take the motifs and do smalls.  Shown stitched on 36 ct. Vintage Country Mocha linen using:

WDW- Putty, Schneckley, Palomino, Chrysanthemum, Carolina Cecil

GA - Harvest Basket, Woodrose, Parchment, Wood Trail, Endive

CC- Bunny Honey

Finished design size is approx. 5" x 11 1/2"

Souvenirs of the Heart-Star Spangled Spectacular...............With Thy Needle & Thread
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Souvenirs of the Heart-Star Spangled Spectacular...............With Thy Needle & Thread

Star-Spangled Spectacular is the latest little card addition to the Souvenirs of the Heart Series and will have you ready for the 4th of July, with a patriotic pincushion.   Shown stitched on 28 ct. Mushroom Lugana it is stitched using:

WDW- Twilight, Dolphin, Deep Sea

GA- Mulberry, Cidermill Brown, Woodrose, Wood Trail, Toffee

CC Avocado, Campfire, Eggshell, Pine Needles

Finished size is approx. 2 1/2" x 3"

Little Birds.................Blackbird Designs
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Little Birds.................Blackbird Designs

Another source for pin cushions, fobs, needlebooks, anything you need a small motif for, can be found in this leaflet, designed and stitched by Alma.    The finished design size is approx. 22" x 19" and is shown done on 36 ct. Picture This Plus Heartland linen.  A wonderful source for small motifs. Little Birds was stitched using:

Classic Colorworks- Balsam Fir, Blue Corn, Brown Hen, Camouflage, Chili Pepper, Hazelnut, Onion Skin, Stormy Night, Trail Dust

Weeks Dye Works-Chickpea, Dirt Road, Kris' Bon Bon, Kudzu, Sage

My Heart Can Rest........................Blackbird Designs
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My Heart Can Rest........................Blackbird Designs

The original antique sampler that influenced this design is pictured on the back cover to the leaflet.  "Fait per R. Goguet, 1833,"  was stitched into the design and translates to Made by R. Goguet.  This sweet French sampler with different borders, and the large rosebud basket.  Shown stitched on 36 Heartland linen by Picture This Plus, it is stitched using:

Classic Colorworks: Balsam Fir, Barn Door, Fool's Gold, Gingerbread, Jakey Brown, Mossy, Peanut Brittle, Pine Needles, Used Brick

WDW- Dirt Road, Pelican Gray

Finished Design Size is approx. 9 3/8" x 8 3/4"

All Joy for Thine.............................Blackbird Designs
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All Joy for Thine.............................Blackbird Designs

And adaptation from an early 19th century English sampler, All Joy for Thine is shown stitched on 36 ct. Heartland linen using:

Classic Colorworks - Barn Door, Cinnamon Toast, Fool's Gold, Hazelnut, Pine Needles, Polliwog, Stormy Nights

WDW - Dirt Road, Sage, Sand Castle

Finished design size is approx. 7 1/2" x 9"



Baltimore Salt Box................With Thy Needle & Thread
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Baltimore Salt Box................With Thy Needle & Thread

You can start stitching for Patriotic days with the latest from Brenda.  Baltimore Saltbox is shown stitched on 28 ct. Mushroom Lugana using:

Weeks Dye Works:Dirt Road, Olive

Gentle Arts: Grecian Gold, Tomato, Endive

Classic Colorworks: Blue Corn, Eggshell, Sticks and Twigs and Chesapeake Bay

Finished size is approx. 3/18" x 5 3/8"

Sewing Club.............................Blackbird Designs
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Sewing Club.............................Blackbird Designs

This is one of the biggest books we've had from Blackbird and it's 60 pages are stuffed with 16 projects to stitch and sew. These are projects you have seen previously released as Club Pieces for shops.  There are bags, drums, box tops, pin cushions and framed pieces.  Along with the charts there are loads of pictures as well as finishing and assembly instructions.  

Bark Berry.....................Erica Michaels Designs
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Bark Berry.....................Erica Michaels Designs

Three different choices to show how much you love your favorite pup (or pups) - a berry plus two additional smalls to frame or finish as a bowl filler or ornament.  Most of you will want to customize the color and/or markings on the dogs. An alphabet is also included for personalizing. In addition, depending on color choices, you may want to switch up fabrics too. Have fun with these and make them special for your furry best friends!You will also see that Linda added a name tag to the larger cushion here - the same sort you can get made at the kiosk in many pet supply stores. It’s a fun embellishment.  All three models shown are stitched on the same 36 count Flax Edinburgh linen  with the same color key, using 

Gentle Art:  Caramel Corn

Weeks Dye Works: Brick, Galvanized, Molasses, Onyx, Swiss Chocolate, White Lightning

Finished Sizes are:

Berry:  the measurement is taken before finishing when using 36 ct.

         (stitched over 2)-7" x 4"           ( stitched over 1)-3 1/2" x 2" 

Large cushion: 3.5" x 5"                     Small Cushion: 3" x 2"

 

Purr Berry................Erica Michaels Designs
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Purr Berry................Erica Michaels Designs

Three adorable smalls just for your favorite feline - a berry plus two additional pieces to frame or finish as a bowl filler or ornament. Most of you will want to customize the color and/or markings on the various cats as charted. An alphabet is also included for personalizing. In addition, depending on color choices, you may want to switch up fabrics too. Have fun with these and make them special for your kitties.  You will also see that Linda added a name tag to the “live love” piece - the same sort you can get made at the kiosk in many pet supply stores. It’s a fun embellishment.  All three models shown are stitched on the same 37 count Access Commodities Corn Tassell linen with the same color key:

Classic Colorworks: Bamboo, Blackbird, Brown Sugar, Peanut Brittle, River Rocks, Shamrock, Sweetest Heart, Tea and Biscuits, Trail Dust

DMC: 838, 3052

Finished Sizes are:

Berry:.the measurement is taken before finishing when using 37 ct

         (stitched over 2)-7" x 4"           ( stitched over 1)-3 1/2" x 2" 

Large cushion: 3.5" x 5"                     Small Cushion: 3" x 2"

Walk on the Beach..........................Erica Michaels Designs
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Walk on the Beach..........................Erica Michaels Designs

Since our shop is at the beach, this design speaks to us.   Full of sand-colored neutrals and the lovely turquoise shades of tropical waters, it’s really a joy to stitch on the included 40 count silk gauze.  If you choose to stitch on your favorite fabric, go with a neutral similar to the background “linen” color so you get the same subtle contrast in the background patterns.  This is part of the silk gauze series of stitches so the 40 ct. gauze comes with the chart.  Fibers needed are:

Gentle Art- Caramel Corn, Huckleberry

Weeks Dye Works-Capri, Dirt Road, Island Breeze, Linen, Ocean 

Finished size is approx. 2" x 4"

 

Crook Crown..................Erica Michaels Designs
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Crook Crown..................Erica Michaels Designs

Part of the Petite Collection stitched on 40 ct. silk gauze, included. this is a sweet sentiment "Be the woman who fixes another woman's crown without telling the world it was crooked," for your best friends, or daughters - and what we all hope they will do for us when we need them.  It’s a small size, and only a few colors - you’ll have it ready to gift before you know it.  Stitched on 40 ct. gauze included, with fibers from: Weeks Dye Works:Amber, Merlin, Parchment, Whiskey.  

Finished size is approx. 2 1/4" x 1 1/2"

Silk Gauze Primer.........................Erica Michaels Designs
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Silk Gauze Primer.........................Erica Michaels Designs

Linda is often asked - what is a good design to start with if I’ve never stitched on silk gauze? There are already several in her line, but these are designed specifically with that stitcher in mind. First, these are both stitched on 35 count silk gauze - it may not seem like a lot, but those little holes are huge in comparison to the usual 40 count! And, the silk gauze for both designs is enclosed in this chartpak. Next, both designs are small and simple while still giving you a good look at stitching motifs, letters, backgrounds, etc. The colors used in the designs offer strong contrast, making it a bit easier to see as you stitch. Finally, the instructions are a bit more detailed to help you along. Fibers used are:

Follow Your Heart: finishes approx. 2 1/4" x 1.5" uses Gentle Arts: Brethren Blue & Old Hickory and DMC 154 & 612

Kindness Matters: finishes approx. 2 1/2" x 2" uses Weeks Dye Works: Bayberry & Strawberry Fields and DMC 783 & 3823

Wonderfully Made...............................Erica Michaels Designs
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Wonderfully Made...............................Erica Michaels Designs

A colorful sampler which matches the exuberance of the design elements - this is based on an antique sampler Linda owns, filled with fanciful flora and fauna. Instead of reproducing the sampler, she chose to adapt it and incorporate the verse from Psalm 139: You are beautiful, for you are fearfully and wonderfully made. First is a lovely piece Linda stitched on silk gauze (included in the chartpak). The pretty green and gold colors are striking on the dark blue background (which is much easier to do on gauze versus stitching on black or dark blue linen.) The linen sampler simply exudes happiness and would make a charming remembrance to mark the birth of a new member of your family. You are sure to enjoy stitching the purple deer, blue ducks, the red rabbits, and rather exotic flowers and plants. The original sampler is extremely faded on the front side, but when removed from the frame, the backside proved to be ever so colorful. It was a bit much for Linda, so the colors used in the sampler shown on linen are muted a bit while maintaining the variety and liveliness 13-year-old Jane Scott stitched into her work.

Stitched on 40 ct. gauze included using

WDW: Artichoke, Banana Pudding, Blue Heron, Blue Suede(10 yds), Yukon Gold

DMC: 937  

Finished size is approx. 2" x 3 1/4"

Antique Pattern AlbumCirca 1880....Cross Stitch Antiques
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Antique Pattern AlbumCirca 1880....Cross Stitch Antiques

Reproduction of 20 plates of an antique pattern album of cross stitch patterns measuring 1 3/4 inch x 2 3/4 inch, half colored and half blue monochrome, featuring alphabets, butterflies, motifs and more.

Oh, Joyous Day......................Blackbird Designs
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Oh, Joyous Day......................Blackbird Designs

This beautiful design was the wedding sampler for Alma's son who just got married.  Stitched on 36 ct. Legacy linen with a mixture of hand-dyed fibers and finishes approx. 10" x 12".   The style of this design lends itself to more than just a wedding sampler.  Pull out motifs for needlebooks, box lids, drums, etc.  

We Live in Hope..............Blackbird Designs
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We Live in Hope..............Blackbird Designs

This leaflet consists of two samplers, "We Live in Hope" and "Home From Sea".    On the first page of the leaflet, you will see the original sampler which inspired both of these samplers.  It was stitched in Belfast, Ireland by Eleanor Davey.   One can only imagine a young girl waiting for her father or older brother to return safely from the sea.  Ships are featured on both of the samplers, which makes sense as shipbuilding had begun in earnest in Belfast 42 years before Eleanor completed her sampler.  Belfast was one of the greatest shipbuilding ports in the world.  Some of the largest ships were built there.  Noting the motifs on her sampler it is easy to believe someone in her family sailed the seas.  Both samplers are stitched on 36 ct. Vintage Homespun by R & R Reproductions. 

We live in Hope is stitched using WDW Beige, Blue Jeans, Bright Leaf, Caper, Cocoa, Deep Sea, Garrison Green, Kris Bon Bon, Red Pear and Williamsburg.  Sampler size is approx. 11" x 10 5/8" when finished. 

Home From Sea is stitched using: Beige, Blue Jeans, Caper, Cocoa, Deep Sea, Dove, Flatfish, Palomino, Red Pear, Schneckley and Williamsburg.  It's finished design size is 6 5/8" x 5 7/8"

The Lessons............................Shepherd's Bush
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The Lessons............................Shepherd's Bush

With The Lessons, you have the opportunity to personalize this sweet Quaker motif inspired sampler.  Remembering all those who inspired you by adding their initials on it.  The verse reads: "These are the lessons I carry in my heart."  You will notice in the border are the words Kindness, Love, Generosity, Honesty, Happiness, Justice, Faith, Gratitude, and Grace.  Kit includes the hand-dyed linen, a blend of hand-dyed silks and cottons, a few bitty buttons and the charms necessary to finish the project.  Design size is approx. 8" x 12"

Little Blessings................Shepherd's Bush
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Little Blessings................Shepherd's Bush

A fun pin-cushion that comes with 32 ct. linen, fibers, a button, and the chenille and backing to finish.  The little pin set is not included but can be purchased separately.  

Sheep Sewing Case.................Shepherd's Bush
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Sheep Sewing Case.................Shepherd's Bush

What a wonderful gift for you, or perhaps your stitching bestie.  The complete kit includes 32 ct. Picture This Plus Wren linen, Weeks Dye Works floss, wool needle page, backing calico fabric, vintage chenille from Lady Dot, mother of pearl flower shell button as well as other buttons needed, hand-dyed silk ribbons for tying, and a tiny wool flower piece.  Stitched on the back is the verse, "Sweet is the life marked in Needle and Thread."  When closed it measures 3" x 3"

Sew, A Needle Pulling Thread Bag...............Shepherd's Bush
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Sew, A Needle Pulling Thread Bag...............Shepherd's Bush

I Love making these bags because they are quick and easy and a fun stitch.  The bags are already sewn together and all you do is the stitching.  Linen is 30 ct. so it's easy to see.  The perfect gift for a stitcher friend, or a bag to carry your supplies.  The complete kit contains the 5" x 7" pre-made ticking-stripe bag with zipper closure and 30 ct. linen panel, floss, chart, and button embellishments.

Easter Bonnet Button....................Shepherd's BushEaster Bonnet Button....................Shepherd's Bush
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Easter Bonnet Button....................Shepherd's Bush

This hand-crafted button is designed to be stitched on the sheep shown in the "In Your Easter Bonnet" project. " The button comes with the free pattern shown. The design is stitched on 18 ct. white linen using Weeks Dye Works: Amethyst, Broom Tree, Lily Pad, Whiskey, Aqua, Lavender Rose, Stepping Stone, Yukon Gold, and Impressions Wool: Gray Sheep.  This is a fun stitch with a fast finish, which can then be framed or made into a pincushion. 

Sweet Friend Tag....................Shepherd's Bush
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Sweet Friend Tag....................Shepherd's Bush

A small gift tag design to tie onto a treat or a gift...becomes a gift with a gift.  The kit includes the 14 ct. rose perforated paper, threads, button, polka dot ribbon and the pretty colored paper tag.

Easter Babies Berry.....................Erica Michaels DesignsEaster Babies Berry.....................Erica Michaels DesignsEaster Babies Berry.....................Erica Michaels Designs
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Easter Babies Berry.....................Erica Michaels Designs

This cute little chick is freshly hatched and joined by some chocolate bunnies and a number of colorful un-hatched eggs to celebrate spring. The linen berry is stitched in a more muted color scheme which is easily brightened up as you like; it’s topped with a pretty wool flower.

The silk berry is bright and cheerful and full of personality! For those of you who like to stitch these silk berries over one on linens and evenweaves, Linda included a bonus chart for that little chick bursting out of its colorful egg on opalescent white linen - notice the difference in size and scale? The model shown is worked one-over-one on 28 count linen.

Silk and linen berry packs are sold separately.  (Silk berry has more detail on it than the Linen berry.)

Stitched using:

Weeks Dye Works: Chestnut, Saffron, Whitewash  

DMC:  014, 210, 725, 776, 3816, 3825, 3840

DMC B5200 is optional in place of WDW Whitewash

1st Picture-Linen & Silk Berry

2nd Picture-silk berry

3rd Picture-linen berry

 

Summer Notes.................Shepherd's Bush
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Summer Notes.................Shepherd's Bush

A lake, a cabin, sailing and summer flowers, what could be better?  Summer Notes is a reminder of our favorite parts about summer. Sunshine, sailing, hot, flowers, calm, and bees.  Sold as a chart only so you can use any size linen you like.  Shown stitched on 32 ct. Flax linen using

Weeks Dye Works: Blue Heron, Bullfrog, Carolina Cecil, Cattail, Driftwood, Red Pear, Whiskey

Classic Colorworks: Blacksmith Blue, Dublin Bay, Pea Pod, Sticks and Twigs, Trail Dust

The finished design on 32 ct. is approx. 3.5" x 4.75"

Berry Keeper..............With Thy Needle & Thread
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Berry Keeper..............With Thy Needle & Thread

Berry Keeper is a delightful design for the stitcher which shows the berry keeper has planted her strawberries in spools of thread.  Perfect for spring.

Weeks Dye Works-Pelican Gray, Oscar and Olive

Gentle Arts- Antique Rose, Pomegranate, Wood Trail and Toffee

Classic Colorworks- Gingerbread, Magnolia Blossom

DMC - 224, 3813, 3816

Harietta & Co.................With Thy Needle & Thread
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Harietta & Co.................With Thy Needle & Thread

Harietta & Co. follows in the steps of Merry Old Soul, Peppermint Pals and Boo To You.  She looks like she's all ready for Easter in her plaid skirt and white blouse and she's carrying her own bunny head Easter basket, as a spring robin is checking her out.  Shown stitched on 36 ct. Winter Brew linen, when finished she's approximately 4" x 6".  She is stitched with:

DMC-310

WDW-Sea Foam, Dirt Road, Whiskey, Teal Frost

GA-Apricot Blush, Fragrant Cloves, Wood Trail, Toffee

CC-Eggshell, Shamrock, Mossy, Bamboo, Muddy Puddle, Rose Petal

Spring Serenade..........................With Thy Needle & Thread
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Spring Serenade..........................With Thy Needle & Thread

Spring Serenade is the latest in the oval box series which includes,  Candy Cane Wishes, Here a Peep, Spirits & Spells and Jingle All The Way.  Would hold an Easter gift for your favorite person's Easter basket, or a Spring treat for that special someone.  Shown stitched on 32 ct. Flax linen using:

WDW-Curry, Putty, Olive

GA-Apple Cider, Wood Trail

CC-Finley Gold, Mint Julip, Old Marigold, Ye Old Gold, Bamboo, Colonial Copper, Crab Cakes

Shown finished on a 7" x 5" x 2 7/8" oval paper mache box

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