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Honey Bee Pin Drum..............Heartstring Samplery
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Honey Bee Pin Drum..............Heartstring Samplery

On original design by Beth Twist who is a beekeeper and loves to celebrate her favorite insect by designing and informing us about the bee.  Through her we have learned how important the bee is for so much of our food supply.  So we celebrate the Queen Bee with this drum.  The words on the drum, Red de Bijen, is the Dutch translation of the common English quote "Save the Bees."  You can stitch it or you can personalize your pin drum with the included full alphabet and number set included.  Shown stitched on 35 ct. Weeks Dye Works Cornsilk using Weeks Dye Works: Bees Knees, Cattail, Deep Sea, Dirt Road, Grasshopper, Havanna, Lancaster Red, Oscar and Red Pear.  She has also used Lady Dot Creates Toast Chenille trim in finishing the drum.

Finished size is approx. 3 1/2" (W) x 4" (H)

Grace on Thee..........................Plum Street Samplers
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Grace on Thee..........................Plum Street Samplers

Grace on Thee was formerly a club piece and is now being offered openly.  It features a large red brick house with a quilt square adorning the front door, and two topiaries with patriotic stars pruned in, apparently by a very talented gardener.  The model is shown stitched on 36 count French Vanilla from R & R Reproductions and stitching with 

Weeks Dye Works: Lancaster Red, Parchment, Deep Sea, Oscar, Tin Roof

Classic Colorworks: Dublin Bay, Nature Trail, Hickory Sticks

Finished design size is approx. 7" x 6 1/2"  Lady Dot Trims, Vanilla PomPom used in finishing.

Nightshade Bird.....................Plum Street Samplers
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Nightshade Bird.....................Plum Street Samplers

This featured bird is eating nightshade which is a berry which birds eat and spread the seeds in their droppings. Plum Streets Nightshade Bird looks like he's eating cherry tomatoes off a vine entwining him.  Love the finish, made into a drum and while Plum Street made a tomato to sit on top of the drum, the instructions for that are not included in the package, but a cute idea.  The model was stitched on 36ct. R & R Reproductions Vintage Beeswax and stitched using Weeks Dye Works: Garrison Green, Mascara, Cayenne, Sockeye, Terrapin, Adobe, Whiskey and DMC 834 & 822.  Finished design size is approx. 3" x 10"

Summer Hill & Autumn Hill..........Plum Street SamplersSummer Hill & Autumn Hill..........Plum Street Samplers
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Summer Hill & Autumn Hill..........Plum Street Samplers

Summer Hill is a companion to Autumn Hill, featuring one of the "hill sisters" standing next to her garden flag.  Her skirt is worked in regular cross stitch, with easy long stitched stars scattered over it.  The model is stitched on 36 ct. Country Mocha using DMC floss, 310, 646, 680, 730, 924, 950, 3012, 3021, 3811, 3858, 3859 and Ecru.  The finished size is approx. 5 1/4" x 7".  

Autumn Hill-In the countryside stands this large hill, called Autumn Hill, blooming flowers grow all over the hill.  Their petals are filled with contrasting shades of orange, red, and ivory.  Dressed in her fancy dress, one of the "hill sisters" stands on top of the hill, picking a few flowers to fill the flower vase in her home.  Shown stitched on 36 ct. R & R Reproductions American Chestnut linen using:

Classic Colorworks Fibers: Colonial Copper, Just Ruse, Perfect Piecrust, Blackbird, Hickory Sticks, and Eggshell

Weeks Dye Works: Sage, Sweet Potato, Chickpea, Oscar

Finished design size is approx. 5 1/4" x 7".

Summertide Blessings.....................Plum Street Samplers
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Summertide Blessings.....................Plum Street Samplers

Another summertime tomato story, this time it features a big bird being used as transportation for a lady who is bringing her blessings, in the form of a vine of plump tomatoes to market.  As she rides she carries the American flag.  Stitched on 36 CT. R & R's Virginia Beach Brew linen using

Weeks Dye Works, Mascara, Red Rock, Terra Cotta, Bright leaf, Bullfrog, Parchment, Havana, and Whitewash

DMC: 407, 437, 471, and 924

Finished design size is approx. 

Tomato Dame......................Plum Street Samplers
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Tomato Dame......................Plum Street Samplers

Such a cute summer design and the best part is the 10 cent giant tomato being pulled along in a little red wagon. Shown stitched on 36 ct. Virginia Brew using:

Weeks Dye Works:Mascara, Terra Cotta, Bright Leaf, Bullfrog, Parchment, Havana, Cayenne, Chrysanthemum, Whitewash

DMC: 407, 924

Finished design size:5 1/2"x 5"

Where Liberty Dwells Huswife...........Heartstring Samplery
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Where Liberty Dwells Huswife...........Heartstring Samplery

The quote, "Where liberty dwells there is my country" has been attributed to Benjamin Franklin, however no evidence has been found verifying this, but Beth felt it was a great quote whoever said it and used it as the basis for this huswife.  For those who are unfamiliar with what a huswife is, according to the Reformed Presbyterian Magazine, September 1, 1864, "it is a long piece of cloth with a number of small pockets sewed along one side, and made to fold up like a pocket book, having separate places for buttons, thread, needles, pins, & etc, such as some of you may have seen your mothers or grandmothers use."  The model is stitched on R & R Reproductions 36 ct. Old Mill Java using Weeks Dye Works: Parchment, Sandcastle, Dirt Road, Grape Vine, Fathom, Moss and Red Rocks.  

Finished design size is approx. 13 3/4" x 4"

Victory & Peace..........Erica Michaels
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Victory & Peace..........Erica Michaels

Victory 7 Peace is part of the Petites Collection, which means it's shown stitched on 40 ct. silk gauze, which is included in the chartpak. Inspired by the fourth verse of the original poem which became our national anthem, Linda includes numerous details to honor our flag and its history, including an approximation of the flag flown at Fort McHenry in 1814..."Blest with victory and Peace May the heav'n rescued land Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a Nation."  Across the bottom section, "the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave,"  and along one side, "in God is our trust."  The piece can be done as one piece or you can divide the top portion wh the flag and words,  from the dark section at the bottom which shows the ships arriving in the port with fireworks and the flag flying.  The bottom section is shown on the back of the chart made up turned into a drum, but you could frame it as well.  The drum is shown stitched on PtP 32 ct. Nocturne.  The fibers used on both are:

Gentle Arts: Acorn, Carmel Corn, Cherry Bark, Freedom, Grecian Gold, Mountain Mist, Oatmeal, Pineapple Sherbet, Sarsaparilla, Shaker White, Uniform Blue

DMC: 310, 3773 

Total design finishes approx: 3" x 3"

Mountain View Bay........................By The Bay Needleart
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Mountain View Bay........................By The Bay Needleart

Reminiscent of Harbor Haven and Serenity Harbor from By The Bay Needleart, but without the amount of stitching,  Mountain View Bay is a smaller look at a peaceful harbor scene, but with the same trees hanging over the houses situated near the water and a sailboat resting in the harbor.  Shown stitched on 28 ct. Star Sapphire linen and stitched using DMC: Ecru, 159, 160, 434, 437, 500, 502, 503, 543, 640, 642, 644. 645, 730, 732, 733, 816, 829, 830, 832, 834, 898, 902, 3371.  The finished design size is approx. 9" x 7"

Bloom Chalk Full....................Hands on Design
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Bloom Chalk Full....................Hands on Design

Chalk Full is a jam-packed series of vintage jars, brimming with seasonal fun! Each chart includes a coordinating serial small.  The chart cover features the popular framed clipboard finish using Lady Dot hand-dyed twill tape & Just Another Button Co Pin-Mini.  Shown stitched on 32 ct. linen using 

Classic Colorworks: Four Leaf Clover, Lettuce Leaf, Licorice red, Queen Bee

Gentle Arts: Chalk (2)

Finishing uses Lady Dot Creates 3/4" Hand-dyed Twill Bloom

Design is approx:

Bloom Jar: 4 1/4" x 5.5"      Hip Hop Bloom small: 4" x 3"

Seasonal Posey Kits..................Jeannette DouglasSeasonal Posey Kits..................Jeannette DouglasSeasonal Posey Kits..................Jeannette Douglas
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Seasonal Posey Kits..................Jeannette Douglas

These seasonal 4" posey designs are kitted and come with a small chart and include a cut of 40 ct. natural linen and Tudor silks in the colors of that season. 

Fall Posey comes with shades of oranges, rusts, gold and green

Spring Posey comes with shades of burgundy, blue, pinks, greens, gold

Summer Posey comes with shades of blues, greens, Amethyst, gold

Queen Bee Sampler..................Prairie Girls Sampling Needleart
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Queen Bee Sampler..................Prairie Girls Sampling Needleart

Marjorie Massey has two charts in this pack, "A Bee Pincushion", and "Queen Bee Sampler."  Also included is an alphabet for monogramming.  Both designs are shown on 35 ct. linen DMC floss: 3799, 3726 and 316.

Finished size is approx. 

Bee Pincushion:  5.5" x 5.5"

Queen Bee Sampler: 7.1" x 7.5"

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"

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).

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