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Winter Gatherings........With Thy Needle & Thread
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Winter Gatherings........With Thy Needle & Thread

2nd in the seasonal Gatherings series Winter Gathering is stitched on 36ct Legacy Linen, using DMC 355, 611, 637,3776 and Weeks Dye Works: Tarragon, Whitewash, Caper, Teal Frost, and GA Mountain Mist.  Finished design size is approx. 3 3/4" x 7 1/8"

Autumn Gathering, the 1st in the series is still available.

Love Notes...........With Thy Needle & Thread
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Love Notes...........With Thy Needle & Thread

Love Notes has something for everyone as 5 charts are included, Lovebirds, Hugs & Kisses, Cupid's Cup, Key to My Heart, and Love Stamp.   They are shown stitched on 40 ct.  Mayflower Mocha linen by R & R  Reproductions and made into pincushions, but change the count to something larger to make pillows or frame them.  You can make them using your favorite linen, count, and use your favorite fiber.  Brenda used DMC 351, 352, 610, 732, 733, 758, 760, 817, 838, 3712, 3828, and 3865.  Most of these can be done in a short amount of time.  Finished Design Sizes are:

Cupids Cup: 3" x 2 1/2"

Key to My Heart: 2 1/8" x 1 7/8"

Love Birds: 4 5/8" x 1 5/8"

Love Stamp: 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"

Hugs & Kisses:  3" x 2 3/4"

Mr. Marshmallow.......................With Thy Needle & Thread
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Mr. Marshmallow.......................With Thy Needle & Thread

Nothing beats a big cup of hot cocoa on a cold winter's morning.  This little snowman has come in from the cold to enjoy just that!  Shown stitched on 36 ct. PTP Kermit linen and stitched using 

Weeks Dye Works-Fawn, Blue Spruce, Persimmon

Gentle Arts-Cornhusk, Grape leaf, Shutter Green

CC- Lettuce Leaf, Sticks & Twigs, Trail Dust, Bamboo & Lady Bug

Buttons from JABCO-Tiny Snowflake Button, 4 tiny snowflakes from White Wedding Sprinkles Pack

Finished size when working over 2 threads is approx. 4 3/8" x 4 1/4"

NOTE:  The tiny flower snowflake buttons are in a Sprinkles package which contains many white buttons, $10.50,  however, they are all different shapes, not just the flower snowflakes.  We are waiting to see if JABCO puts together a Button pack for this design.

BRR...It's Cold Outside...........With Thy Needle & Thread
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BRR...It's Cold Outside...........With Thy Needle & Thread

Here's a winter project with a pair of fun-loving snowpeople.  Shown on 40 ct. Vintage Country Mocha linen over 2 threads for the most part, but over 1 on the candy canes in the cardinal's beak.  Stitched using

DMC-320, 349, 351, 372, 966 & 3771

Classic Colorworks-Trail Dust, Sticks & Twigs, & Ye Old Gold

Weeks Dye Works: Grits, Oscor, Persimmon

Finished design is approx 7" x 4"

Winter Rose Manor..................With Thy Needle & Thread
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Winter Rose Manor..................With Thy Needle & Thread

Two beautiful winter-themed designs come in this beautiful booklet; a sampler and a coordinating pincushion pedestal drum.  The sampler is shown worked on 36 ct. R & R's Brenda's Brew linen while the pincushion is stitched using 40 ct. Brenda's Brew over 2 linen threads using:

WDW:Sandcastle, Conch, Putty, Havana, Polomino, Sage, Oscar, and Olive

GA: Mulberry, Woodrose and Roasted  Marshmallow

CC: Hickory Sticks, Used Brick, Cayenne, and Hazelnut

Kringles..................Little House Needleworks
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Kringles..................Little House Needleworks

Welcome to Kringles, an old-fashioned department store filled with holiday treats, toys and the spirit of the season!  Shown stitched on 30 ct. Parisian Grey from Access Commodities and stitched using:

DMC: 422, 435, 437, 640, 648, 926, 945

Classic Colorworks: Black Coffee (6), Eggshell (5), Hazelnut (1), Campfire (3), Pine Needles, Roasted Chestnut, Trail Dust (2), Weeping Willow

Au Ver A Soie size 4: 128 or substitute Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasures Gold Braid.

The finished design is approx:12 3/4" x 15 3/8"

Celebrate .......................Teresa KogutCelebrate .......................Teresa KogutCelebrate .......................Teresa Kogut
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Celebrate .......................Teresa Kogut

Celebrate 15 years of needlework with Teresa as she releases a collection of 15 cross stitch charts in one book.  You will find seasonal and every day designed in Teresa's whimsical folkart style, compiled and shown in a spiral bound book.  Teresa provides measurements for 4 different linen (14/28-16/32-18/36-20/40) sizes with each design, and uses DMC and Weeks Dye Works throughout.  

Designs included are shown to the left in the bottom two pictures

$16.00
When I Think of Winter............Puntini Puntini
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When I Think of Winter............Puntini Puntini

The final season in the series, Winter which includes the word, "Winter",  surrounded by motifs depicting snowmen, snowballs, mittens, a cardinal sitting on a snow-covered branch, and snowflakes. Stitched on 32 ct. Raw linen using DMC: 310, 840, 3777, 3012, 937, 932, 930, 3853, white, 168

Finished size is approx. 7" x 3"

Bonhommes de Neige Automme/Hiver.......Tralala Collection
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Bonhommes de Neige Automme/Hiver.......Tralala Collection

Autumn/Winter Snowmen is new from Tralala and has two adorable snow women carrying their baskets of berries, but it's the scenes below the baskets that really define the snow women.  Ones shows an autumn scene, pumpkin and squirrel and the other shows a winter scene, with trees.  They are finished as stand-ups which would fit into your autumn and winter displays beautifully.  Shown stitched on 32 ct. linen using

Gentle Arts: Chalk, Harvest Basket, Endive, Dark Chocolate, Ruby Slipper, Barn Grey, Garden Gate, Onyx, Cranberry, and Pomegranate.

DMC" 224. 921, 300, 433, 3362

Finished size is approx. 7" x 6"

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".

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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