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Weddings, Anniversaries and Birthdays



Bow Before Me... It's My Birthday! from Peacock and Fig - click to see more Joust Another Anniversary: Game On! from Peacock and Fig - click to see more Joust Another Anniversary: Game On! from Peacock and Fig
Peacock & Fig has an awesome collection of crowns and this jousting scenarios to celebrate family occasions!!! Joust Another Anniversary might be perfect for a couple you know! Presented as a chart, coded for DMC floss, it finishes approx 8 x 8 on 14ct.

We also have a wedding piece (At least you're not forming a dynasty by marrying your cousin!), Birthday -- Bow before me, peasants! Then we have the births of the Royal Highnesses, and The King and Queen. Really a delightful set of pattens, all are clear charts, and they'll make you smile!

Bow Before Me... It's My Birthday!
Well, that speaks volumes! Personalize it for *that special someone* or just make it as the Family Birthday Sign to display every day someone in the family has a birthday. 7 x 8-1/2 on 14/28ct... DMC, 4 different bead colors and gold metallic.

NOTE! There are also a couple of new baby designs in this series... scroll down to the Baby and Children's Projects section to see those.

Royal Wedding from Peacock and Fig - click to see more King from Peacock and Fig - click to see more Queen from Peacock and Fig - click to see more
Royal Wedding from Peacock and Fig
*At least you are not forming a dynasty by marrying your cousin.* DMC, 10 x 10 on 14/28ct. Three colors of beads, gold and silver metallics.

King & Queen from Peacock and Fig
Separate charts, each of these finish about 4-1/2 x 6-1/2 on 14/28ct. DMC, some beads and gold and silver metallics, these are regal! Stitch them on anything, personalize if you know the names of the guilty parties... anything to keep them quiet and in their place!


Always You from Heart in Hand - click for more

Always You
from Heart in Hand
It was always you... Heart in Hand has a new Wee One chart -- worked on Picture This Plus's 28ct Haunted linen, it is so pretty!

The rich teal colors of the fabric set off the creams and caramels of the flosses, the silvery metallic, and the matte taupe of the glass seed beads. Finishing just 4 x 4-1/2 inches, this is so striking... and it delivers SUCH a message!!!!!

Two Become One from Heart in Hand - click for more Forever Love from Heart in Hand - click for more
New Wee Ones: Forever Love & Two Become One
Both of these are small card charts that make really nice wedding or shower gifts.

Simple designs, neat colors that you can always change if need be, each finishes approx 3 x 4 and comes with it's timy brass embellishment.

Happily Ever After from Heart in Hand - click for more Mr & Mrs from Heart in Hand - click for more Mr & Mrs and Happily Ever After
from Heart in Hand
Heart in Hand has released two wedding momento designs that are very simple, clean and contemporary feeling. Not too fussy, just very 'stitchable' for a nice wedding gift. My favorite is the little Mr & Mrs, which finishes a mere 4 x 4 on 30ct. Cute to include in a picture frame beside a special photograph or the invitation. Happily is a little larger -- 2-1/2 x 12. It'd make a cute pillow, or be neat sewn into a fabric wall hanging.

They both call for overdyeds, and although you'd want a pretty red or pink for the hearts and flowers -- you could use almost any other colors from your stash for the rest! Mr & Mrs comes with a few glass bead embellishments, Happily includes a few beads as well, and a tiny brass heart charm.

My One and Always from Heart in Hand - click for more My One and Always from Heart in Hand
This is a great wedding piece for someone you might know. They're all young these days, they don't want *foof and fuss*... this one doesn't even mess with a date! Don't stitch them a lacy-band-sampler... just pick a fabric you like and do this! It's clean and contemporary, and they'll love it!

Heart in Hand does really GOOD wedding designs... she has lots more farther down on the HIH page -- maybe take a peek! This one comes as a chart with a brass heart charm. It measures approx 9 x 4 on 30ct.


Our Story from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more Our Story from With Thy Needle & Thread
*Home is where our story begins.* What a neat piece to stitch for a housewarming or wedding gift!!!!! Presented in chart format by Brenda Gervais, this is pretty and not 'fussy.' Measuring approx 13-1/2 x 8-1/2 on 35ct, choose any neutral background material -- you just want that neat house to show up -- unless you want to change that color as well!

Simple and fresh looking -- you CAN get it finished in time for the big event! You could even personalize this for your family or another.

You Hold The Key To My Heart from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more
You Hold The Key To My Heart
from The Sweetheart Tree
A sweet sentiment in a petite 3 x 3 stitched area... the key embellishment is especially fillagreed and delicate. Accented with a few crystal Paillette glass sequins, you can finish this one suing the curved finishing boards as in the pic, or make a small wedding announcement pillow -- just whatever!

Offered as a small card with key and sequins.

Love is Patient from The Victoria Sampler - click for more
Love is Patient
from The Victoria Sampler
You might not have enough patience to stitch this entire sampler... but then again... you might!!! Absolutely lovely, this entire piece measures approx 4-1/2 x 20-1/2 inches on 28ct Natural Cashel Linen.

It is FULL of specialty stitches worked in silks and perle cottons... and features so many different 'areas'... that you could stitch just parts and sections, or the entire piece. Stitched in lots of white, with taupe accents and bits of rose hand-dyed, the embellishments include white and silver beads, some tear-drop and tiny round pearls, along with a silver metallic cord.

Make it as involved or simple as you want... every part of this is pretty! Make a Ring-Bearer pillow out of the initial block in the center... make a photo album cover out of the verse area... lots of possibilities. Offered as the leaflet with accs pack separate.

A Moment to Cherish from Heaven and Earth - click for more A Moment to Cherish
from Heaven and Earth
By Jane Wooster Scott... a Springtime American Folk Art landscape scene... look closely, this is actually a wedding scene! Check out the hot air balloon, and the wedding party below!

Charted by Heaven and Earth, this measures a whopping 450 x 561 in stitch count -- not for the weak-of-stitcher - or a busy mother-of-the-bride!!!! A classic piece of American Folk Art!

Wedding Row from Bent Creek -- click to see more! Wedding Row
from Bent Creek
'Of my love be sure' is the perfect verse for this wedding remembrance! Offered as a leaflet, in the same 'row' format as Bent Creek's other designs, this is stitched on 32ct Summer Khaki Belfast linen in soft, dusty shades of overdyeds. It calls for Whitewash, Cocoa, Old Red and Blue Paint, and Harvest Basket... but you could always alter some of that to match the home's decor.

Finishing approx 3 x 18, there is an alphabet included to personalize... and as of posting time... we have no extra button embellishment set. I know there will be one... probably full of lots of hearts! Something young and fresh... not too much stitching... this is really nice!

Heirloom Wedding Treasures from The Victoria Sampler -- click for moreHeirloom Wedding Treasures
from The Victoria Sampler

This is a set of pieces to coordinate with the previously published Heirloom Wedding Sampler. A trio of ringbearer's pillow, bridal purse and bridesmaid keepsakes... this is just a breathtaking set of pieces! Stitched on 28ct Platinum Linen, (the linen in the pic looks so much darker than that, but it really isn't), it's basically a study in white, opalescent and pearl. Lots of pretty Hardanger Embroidery, with great stitching instructions, the pillow finishes approx 15 inches square; the purse, approx 5 x 6; and the bookmark approx 2 x 7.

Offered as the leaflet with an accessory pack of metallic opalescent braid, silk ribbon, silk threads, mother-of-pearl heart beads, and tiny pearls... you will still need size 8 and 12 perle cotton, 10 spools of white Trebizond Silk and white Silk Perlee. Quite an undertaking... get the book and accessory pack first, then study which pieces you'll do, and then gather your needed additional threads!
The Marriage of Minds -- click to see a larger view The Marriage of Minds
from The Drawn Thread
Simply stunning, this sampler will quickly become a family heirloom to be treasured! Based on a Shakespeare Sonnet, the verse speaks of love and the commitments of marriage over time. Perfect for a wedding or anniversary sampler, and finishing approx 8 x 26 on 32ct Natural Linen, the design is stuffed full of special stitches, and is worked in lots of green, raspberry, cranberry and burgundy, warm browns, soft golds and creme. Choose between flosses, silks, or a mixture of both threads! Along with all the beautifully presented stitch diagrams comes the entire chart... on one continues piece of paper that measures 11 x 34 inches! (No guessing where the pattern repeats from one page to the next! It's all here in one chart for you!) Beautifully presented, full of details and wonderful sentiment!

From This Day Forward by The Sweetheart Tree -- click to see more new designs From This Day Forward
from The Sweetheart Tree
A beautifully done marriage sampler, this is stitched on 32ct white Belfast linen in soft greens, rose and white floss with touches of petite glass seed beads of white, crystal and icy-mauve. Full of well-diagramed special stitches, there is room for personalization of names, dates, etc. Besides all the neat stitches and pretty flower motifs, I especially like the miniature sterling silver wedding ring embellishment included in the kit! The piece finishes a bit over 3 x 6 inches... and will make a truly elegant wedding memento! The complete kit contains the chart and stitch diagrams, linen, threads, beads and wedding ring charm!
Wedding Spots
Wedding Spots -- click to see a larger viewA clean, sleek, no-nonsense Wedding announcement, this is stitched in 9 different colors of overdyeds... although it appears to be just about two or three! Stitched on 32ct Dirty Belfast Linen, it finishes just 5 x 5, and features a sterling heart embellishment. In reading the dedication, I find that this is for Bent Creek's Mother... and her new life!!! How neat, it's not everyday that you get to stitch a wedding announcement for your Mom!!! Anyway, it's a crisp, contemporary design that will definitely appeal to young-at-heart newlyweds. Available as the leaflet, with separate embellishment.


Heirloom Wedding Sampler -- click here to see a larger view
Heirloom Wedding Sampler
from The Victoria Sampler
This is absolutely gorgeous!!! If you don't know anyone who's getting married, stitch it anyway, and leave off the names and dates! Stitched in beautiful white silks, it also uses Trebizond -- a heavier weight silk thread -- opalescent metallic, white silk ribbon, perle cotton, a touch of taupe silk, and 2 sizes of pearls for embellishments.

Stitched on 28ct Platinum Cashel linen... the larger finishes 5 x 21", the smaller, 3 x 16". It's loaded with special stitches, and features some really pretty hardanger embroidery in the design. The book includes excellent instructions and diagrams, to stitch both a larger and smaller version of the design. You will need to purchase your fabric separately.



Baby Projects

Good Night, Sleep Tight from Fairy Wool in the Wood - click to see more Good Night, Sleep Tight
from Fairy Wool in the Wood
Isn't this the cutest design? Stitch this on whatever you want... it's coded for 9 colors of DMC floss. Finishing approx 4 x 5 on 14/28ct... I think that is a little moose on the right. Check out the wise little owl on the left... just checking him out with his eyes wide open!

I remember that last part of this verse - *don't let the bed bugs bite!* If I had known at age 6 that bed bugs were REAL, I'd have never slept again! So, forget that part, and just enjoy the pair of forest friends having a sleep-over! Chart.



How Old? from X's & Oh's - click for more
How Old?
*How old would you be, if you didn't know how old you were?* I love this! It's appropriate for so many settings and people!!!!!

Offered as a leaflet, it finishes approx 8 x 10 on a 14/28ct and is coded for DMC or anchor floss. The model is worked on a very light blue -- so the whites in the shirts shows up. An uplifting lesson to life -- possibly for someone you know???


His Lordship from Peacock and Fig - click to see more Her Ladyship from Peacock and Fig - click to see more Her Ladyship and His Lordship Have Arrived from Peacock and Fig
Here is a pair of charming 7 x 8 birth announcements to decree the arrival of the *Chosen One!* They are very regal, and quite different than the usual baby announcements. I love them! Presented in chart format (super clear and nicely colored), they are stitched on white fabric with DMC floss and each features a smattering of Mill Hill glass beads and a bit of Kreinik #4 metallic braid in gold and silver.

There is a piece of graph paper in here and really nice instructions for personalizing with the backstitch alphabet OR creating that gorgeous flowing one. (I have to laugh... the sample word she shows in the alphabet font instructions is *vodka* -- I guess you'll need that when Her Ladyship or His Lordship summon!) Choose 25 or 28ct White Lugana, 28ct white linen or 14ct white Aida to best fit those beads. We're thinking some awesome custom framing on these, too!


Bless Baby from Imaginating - click for more
Bless Baby
from Imaginating
A cute little birth announcement filled with baby animals, it finishes approx 7 x 9 on 14ct.

Coded for DMC floss, alphabet is included for personalization. Leaflet.


How Wonderful Life is... from Heart in Hand - click for more
How Wonderful Life is... from Heart in Hand
*Now that you are in the world!* What a CUTE birth announcement... or maybe just something fun for a daycare or classroom? ...or a bedroom... you get the idea!

One of Heart in Hand's newest designs, this measures a nifty 27 x 3 inches on 28ct! (or 14.) Stitched with DMCs or various hand-dyed flosses, cute little flora and fauna are scattered along the verse. Cecelia has included the set of tiny wooden buttons -- 6 of them -- they are laser-cut flowers, a bird and a heart -- you can see them in the pic. Such a happy sentiment, it makes you smile!

Cecelia has several other new things... I have them tucked on the HIH Main page and her

Twinkle, Twinkle from Rosewood Manor - click for more Twinkle, Twinkle
Karen designed this as a possible baby announcement sampler!  Worked on 28ct White or Antique White Lugana, she has mounted it with a piece a gold lame' fabric on the back -- so that the gold metallic 'peeks through' the Lugana.  Everything is stitched with Rainbow Gallery's Petite Treasure Braid -- a very nice, soft metallic thread -- you use only one stand and do not separate it. 

Finishing approx 8-1/2 x 10, she has incorporated a few Diamond Eyelet Stars, Hexagon Stars, and Algerian Eyelets just to make it sparkle a little more.  You can even stitch the geometric stars an individual Christmas ornaments if you want to.  Presented in leaflet format, Rainbow Gallery Threads offered separately.  (PB02, 04, 05, 21, 27 and 60)


Read Me A Story from Abby Rose Designs - click to see more Read Me A Story
from Abby Rose Designs
*Read me a story, tuck me in tight, say a sweet prayer and kiss me goodnight.* Do you know a special little someone who would love this hanging on their bedroom wall... or near their bed at YOUR house??? Abby Rose has released this new chart -- the design finishes approx 6-1/2 x 7 on 32ct. It is coded for either DMC or hand-dyed cottons.

Pretty colors, you can change them to match your room... frame it, pillow it, even re-arrange the rows a little and make it long and skinny -- in case you want to bolster-shaped pillow for the bed! It's a sweet design!


Oh Baby! from AB Designs - click for more
Oh Baby!
from AB Designs
DARLING for any sex of baby, this can be stitched on any color or count of fabric... you can stitch it with or without personalization... frame it... pillow it... whatever! It's colorful, fresh, young and cute.

Model is shown on a light blue and finishes approx 5 x 5 on a 14/28ct. You can add cute safety pin embellishments, maybe some polka dot ribbons, maybe glue a binky to a frame, change the DMC colors to match a nursery??? Even repeat the word BABY if there are twins or triplets!!! Oh Baby, Baby, Baby!!!!!! Presented as a chart.

Tooth Fairy Pocket from JBW Designs -- click to see more Tooth Fairy Pocket from JBW Designs
This is the CUTEST little Tooth Fairy Pillow EVER! By JBW, this is ready-made tooth! It measures approx 5 x 5... is sewn out of a multi-colored zig-zag stripe fabric and features a band of 30ct linen for personalization. Softly stuffed, it features a small pocket on the back for that precious tooth, and an alphabet to spell the 'important presenter's' name. DMC color numbers are supplied so you can match the colors in the fabric stripes.

Now... when you get this... A WARNING: put a quarter and a dollar bill with this. You're going to have to stitch a name one night after that 'important presenter' has gone to bed... and Murphy's Law says you will have NO CASH on hand that night!!!!! This leaves you options!! Such a cute pillow... not girl or boy... just CUTE!!!!!!!

CW Designs Antique Toys Set One CW Designs Antique Toys Set Two CW Designs Antique Toys Set Three - click for more
Antique Toys from CW Designs
Oh my gosh... these are LOVELY designs full of nostalgia and charm... and LOTS of different DMC colors (like 50 to 60 each!!!!!) I don't know how to choose a favorite! Offered in chart format...
  • Set #1 has 'Anna's New Dress' -- approx 11 x 13 on 28ct and 'Jerry's Friends' -- 13-1/2 x 10 on 28.
  • Set #2 has 'Going for a Ride' -- 11 x 12, and 'Drawing Lessons' -- 14 x 10.
  • Set #3 features 'Story Time' -- 11 x 12, and 'The Train Ride' -- 8-1/2 x 15.
Very detailed and beautifully shaded, their antique flavor is just stunning! Pretty for a nursery or as pillows on an old chair or shelf!


Pine Mountain PINK Tooth Fairy Pillow Kit  -- click to see more Pine Mountain BLUE Tooth Fairy Pillow Kit  -- click to see more
Pine Mountain's BLUE Tooth Fairy Pillow
Presenting a BLUE 6 x 6 Tooth Fairy Pillow... in case the PINK version (already in the line) is un-popular at your house!!! If you want to make your fairy more boy-ish looking... leave off the crown, pigtails and little curls -- just his hair is perfect. Then, take off the few extra stitches of 'ruffle' on the top, and you're all set! Who says the Tooth Fairy has to be a girl!??

Offered as a complete kit of already sewn and stuffed pillow, 16ct White Aida cloth inset panel and all the DMC flosses... the pillow back features a pocket to hold any amount of money -- depends on the Tooth Fairy's budget! Now... get this finished NOW and insert the $$... so that when that first tooth falls out at 7pm at night... the Tooth Fairy is PREPARED!!!!!

Baby Celebration from Just Nan - click for more Baby Celebration
from Just Nan

There is a new granddaughter in Nan's life! Baby Hope arrived this past Fall, just as sweet as she can be! So... Nan's best-selling Baby Garden has a sequel!!!! Baby Celebration is a garden full of baby critters, delicate florals and greenery. Stitched on 32ct Raw Belfast linen, there is a baby in the crib, the garden clock recording time of birth, and rows and rows of bunnies, bees, and ladybugs.

Featured is a hand-painted swan charm gliding in the garden pond. Like Baby Garden, just a *lovely* birth memento -- timeless. Finishing approx 4-1/2 x 10, there are six special stitches featured, and those bees and bugs worked over one. Offered as the leaflet with embellishments.

We've Been Waiting for You! from AB Designs - click for more We've Been Waiting for You! from AB Designs
A cute birth announcement, you could change color and count of fabric to match the nursery, get it stitched and add that name and any other details as soon as you are done waiting!!! What a darling adoption celebration!!!

Offered as a single chart, this is coded for hand-dyed cottons as well as DMC. Amy warns that 4-legged babies would like this, too!!!

Bless You! from AB Designs - click for more Bless You! from AB Designs
'Pillow this, or frame this... Add a name... whatever you choose... this is one lucky baby!!!' AB Designs has released a really cute bedroom piece stuffed FULL of bright and happy COLOR! Stitched on Week's 20ct Guacamole linen in shades of overdyeds or DMCs... this finishes approx 6 x 13. Those fluffy, colorful sheep... besides offering the nighttime blessing... they can be counted if need be!!!

Offered as a single sheet chart... VERY, VERY cute!

Itty Bitty Baby Blessings
One of many wonderful, intricate designs from Twisted Threads:
What a wonderful gift for a new mother! (We have magnifier lamps for sale, to go with this design....!) Only one of a wonderful selection of designs by Ruth Sparrow of Twisted Threads.

Ruth's forte' is "over one" stitching -- an intricate, detailed cross stitch method. Most of the photographs of her work don't begin to do them justice. The one at right comes with color choices for either a baby boy or girl, and is shown stitched on 32 ct natural linen.



Baby Blessings from Twisted Threads -- click here to see a larger view

Sweet Baby Sampler from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more
Sweet Baby Sampler
from Praiseworthy Stitches
'Our dear sweet child, welcome to our hearts.' This is a lovely, classic birth sampler charted for Crescent Colours Belle Soie Silk. Luscious, soft shades of lavender, rose and soft greens, this finishes approx 6-1/2 x 10 on 32ct. (Sweet Lavender, Elegant Eggplant, Carnation, Cabbage Patch, Fern Frond, Creme de Menthe, Mudpie (doesn't match the rest of the colors -- does it!?) and Babbling Brook.

Special stitches are included... Rhodes, Herringbone, Rice, Smryna and Diamond Variation... nothing is too difficult, and it all adds texture and bit of class! Just sweet and simple! Offered as a chart.
Baby Row from Bent Creek -- click to see more Baby Row from Bent Creek
'The patter of little feet, a voice so soft and sweet, Sweet Child of Mine' is the verse on this cute birth record! Bent Creek has a new *row* pattern that can actually be worked in any colors you wish, and personalized with that Sweet Child's name and birth date. Offered as a leaflet, the finished piece measures approx 3-1/6 x 16 on 32ct.

Normally, the Row Series is garnished with lots of fun clay buttons from Just Another Button Company... but this one doesn't have any...yet! If we're talking about a girl... we have precious hearts, flowers and 'girly stuff' that would be cute... and if you want something with dogs and worms on it... we have that too! I think this is a PERFECT row to get creative with your featured baby's future traits! Remember that fabrics can change too, so think about room colors. Real Cute!


Pampered Baby Sugar & Spice Chart -- click to see more Pampered Baby Moon & Sun Chart -- click to see more Pampered Baby Bright Stars Chart -- click to see more Pampered Baby Snips & Snails Chart -- click to see more
Pampered Baby Happy Flowers Chart -- click to see more Pampered Baby Ducks & Froggy Chart -- click to see more Pampered Baby from Stoney Creek
Stoney Creek has 6 charming designs that will fit our bibs and little towels! Of course, you might have something darling that is already waiting in your stitchery stash of patterns... but if not, here is a set of six different charts.

Most will look great stitched on any of the terry cloth colors, so keep that in mind as you choose. All patterns are offered as a single chart of matching bib and towel. So Cute!

Tiny Baby Bibs -- click to see more Tiny Baby Bibs
Matched pieces to our cute little hooded baby towels... these small 'dribble bibs' are charming counterparts to stitch and cherish for years and years to come! The same rich Terry in the same colors, each bib measures approx 9 x 10, and features the same woven aida panel (actually a front pocket of the bib) as the blankets -- only it measures approx 2-1/4 x 8. A snap closure makes them easy to dress baby.

They are NOT lined with plastic, and they are NOT huge... so definitely for a newborn, or 'delicate' bib for a little baby, these are not a 'turbo-everyday-super-duper-red-spagetti-sauce' variety of bib... these are baby shower and 'stitched with Granny's Love' bibs! Very soft and really cute!

Hooded Terry Cloth Baby Towels -- click to see moreHooded Terry Cloth Baby Towels
Hooded Terry Cloth Baby Towels
Such lovely towels to dry off the tiniest member of the family... this is the kind of thing that you'll never part with! I still have my daughter's baby towel that I stitched 20 years ago... and SHE still loves to see it! (and it's in some of my favorite old pictures, too!)

Hooded Terry Cloth Baby TowelsThis is a beautiful collection of 100% Cotton terry cloth hooded towels made by the Dohler Co in Brazil. Available in 5 colors, each towel measures approx 30 x 30 inches, and features a corner pocket with an aida-weave right IN the fabric. You have an area of approx 2 x 10 inches to personalize your towel with baby's name or some cute motifs from something you've treasured in your pattern stash!

Each towel is piped with woven cotton edging, and is so wisper-soft! The colors are just as dreamy! White, Pink and Blue towels feature white piping. The yellow towel features lime green piping, and the lime green towel has light blue trim. Precious!


First Steps from Sue Hillis - click for more First Steps from Sue Hillis
Aren't these the cutest little shoes??? Can't you picture the little people who wear them??? One of Sue Hillis's newest releases, this leaflet features three different shoe designs stitched 5 different ways. Included is a full alphabet and number set, so you can personalize the shoes of your choice.

Each finishes approx 3 x 4 or 5-ish on 28ct, and is stitched with DMC flosses. Change shoe colors if need be... what a darling baby announcement?! You could even get the original shoes bronzed, frame them in a shadow box, and feature this stitching in the box! Moms and Grandmas... get busy!

Out of the Everywhere by Teresa Layman -- click to see more Out of the Everywhere
from Teresa Layman

'Where did you come from, baby dear? Out of the everywhere, into the here.' Teresa Layman has brought us the most exquisite birth sampler announcement! It is cross-stitched on 36ct Cream Edinburgh linen in shades of DMC, Weeks and Gentle Art overdyed flosses. There is a special opening in the chart which is reserved for a miniature knotwork piece by Teresa called 'Fairy Godmother.' (Available with this chart, or separately) If you choose 'not to knot!' you can cut out the opening in the linen, hem the edges, and insert a photo of your special baby instead.

The main sampler is worked in blues and aquas, because of the colors of the Fairy Godmother showpiece in the center. If you really, really want more pinks... change the checkerboard blanket and baby's dress in the miniature knotwork portion, and adjust border colors in the sampler. Measuring approx 12 x 17, this piece is elegant and stunning -- we haven't begin to do it justice in our image, in fact. (Our fabric cut is a 'fat quarter yard' chunk -- more economical for you than the 18 x 23 cut!) Definitely at home in a 'decorator' nursery... and treasured forever... wherever its final hanging place will be!
Don't miss Teresa's other new designs, too, shown on her page.

Treasure Me! from Sam Sarah -- click to see lots more
Treasure Me! from Sam Sarah Design Studio
Oh my gosh... is this the cutest birth announcement??? Something so 'little boy' that can hang in his room for years and years!!! Your little pirate is stitched in overdyeds on 28ct linen, and finishes approx 6 x 6.

There are alphabet letters and numbers included for your personalization... and we have the darling set of button embellishments as well. You get a sailboat, dragonfly, buzzard, and some gold coins -- the pirates bounty! Offered as a leaflet with claypack.
Sweet, Sweet Babe from Sam Sarah -- click to see lots more
Sweet, Sweet Babe
from Sam Sarah Design Studio
I LOVE this soft, cheerful, colorful, delicate little piece!!! Stitched on 28ct in soft pastel shades of lavender, moss, buttermilk and rose overdyeds, it welcomes the newest lady to your family! Finishing approx 6-1/2 x 6-1/2, it features a set of clay buttons... a bumble bee, lavender rose, and three tiny posy flowers. Very sweet and fresh!
Here I Am! from Sam Sarah -- click to see lots more Here I Am!
from Sam Sarah Design Studio
Simple and sweet... the verse says it all! Offered as a leaflet with all the necessary buttons -- in both color options, -- this is stitched in your choice of boy or girl colors, and finishes approx 5 x 5.

Cute and contemporary, this is quite finishable, so will present nicely as a special baby gift. We have extra clay packs available for this leaflet, in case you are experiencing a 'baby boom!'

Bundle of Joy from The Trilogy -- click to see more Bundle of Joy from The Trilogy
Here's a darling way to stitch a quick little birth announcement, personalized with a sterling silver diaper pin -- a quickly disappearing fixture in the baby nurseries of 2005! (No sticky diaper tabs on this needlework!!!) Offered as a small Trilogy card design, the diaper is worked in Whitewash overdyeds, and options are given for either pink for blue diaper lines. The alphabet and numerals are included for baby's name and birth date. The sterling pin charm measures approx 7/8 of an inch... and is just precious!

Baby Garden
from Just Nan
Baby Garden by Just Nan -- Click to see a larger viewNan and John became grandparents on August 6th of last year, and this darling sampler commemorates little Victor! Oh gosh, his baby garden features his cradle, room for his name, a clock for his time of birth, and tons of little critters! Stitched on 28ct Natural linen, using 8 different stitches, you'll find all sorts of treasures tucked into this!
Victor has a fish pond, lots of flowers and trees, bunnies (the featured embellishment is a hand-painted bunny Charmbead), assorted bugs, frogs, birds and a nest, squirrels, kitties (Grandma's favorite animals), a turtle, spider and even a little lizard!!! What a lucky kid!!! Baby Garden finishes approx 10 x 5, and is full of Just Nan detail and elegance! Offered as a leaflet with coordinating embellishment pack, it's stitched with your stash of DMC flosses!

Baby Spots by The Trilogy -- click to see the rest of the new designs Baby Spots
A small spot motif-type design from The Trilogy, this is darling! Just all sorts of small baby things! Approx an inch in size... I have to laugh... because I don't think it'll be too many more years before diaper pins are totally extinct!!! Anyway, your finished design measures approx 5 x 5 ,and the chart offers a complete alphabet and number set for personalization.



Graduation Projects

Standard of Grace from Erica Michaels - click for more Standard of Grace from Erica Michaels
I will hold myself to a standard of Grace -- not perfection! DMC or hand-dyeds of Currant, Flax, Old Hickory and Linen, this measures 83 x 131 in size. 2 x 3-ish On the 40ct gauze... and about 6 x 9 on larger fabrics like 14ct Aida or 28ct Linen.

Neat graduation gift... just classy and timeless. It doesn't need to scream a diploma or date that 'ages' on the wall... this'll inspire forever! Offered as the chart with cut of 40ct Gauze for the miniature version.

Piracy from Sue Hillis -- click to see more Piracy
from Sue Hillis Designs
*A viable career option!* Looking for 'just the perfect' graduation gift? This might be it! Something for the rebel graduate, this is offered as a small chart, coded for DMC floss.

It finishes approx 4 x 6, and will fit in a 4 x 6 or 5 x 7 frame beautifully. Make them smile, and glad they're out of school!!!
Reach for the Stars from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more
Reach for the Stars
from Barbara-Ana Designs
This darling scholar offers widsom for a lifetime!

Offered as a chart, it finishes approx3 x 5 on 28ct and is worked in DMC flosses, with a bit of overdyed in the lettering.
Bless the Graduate from Lizzie Kate -- click here to see a larger view!
Bless the Graduate
from Lizzie Kate
A quick sentiment for this year's graduate... there are lots of possibilities for extra personalization, if you have something special to add, stitched on 28ct, it finishes approx 3 x 7.

The GraduateThe Graduate from Sue Hillis -- click to see a larger view
By Sue Hillis Designs
Full of rich navy, cinnamon, and golds, this is a stunning graduation remembrance -- very classy! Stitched on 28ct, it finishes approx 7 x 8," with an alphabet, with spaces provided for personalization. Included are two antiqued brass charms: a key that sits on top of the books, and a lamp-of-learning to place beside the graduate's name. Available as a leaflet with the charms.





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