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Autumn Cloche by Liz Matthews - click to see more Hocus Pocus by Liz Matthews - click to see more Loved By You from Liz Matthews - click to see more Poppy by Liz Matthews - click to see more
Liz Matthews has quite a few new designs that are worth a look!
All are here; everything is presented in chart format
  • Autumn Cloche - What a gorgeous garden-under-the glass! Pumpkins and mushrooms, birds, butterflies, snails and spiders! Just delightfully busy to look at, everything in here is fun to look at. I like the spider webs on the leaves. Charted for silks or DMC, stitch this on a light neutral. It's quite large, and finishes almost 10 x 16 on 18/36ct... so pick a fabric you like to work on! Great Autumnal colors... the red and blues are unexpected and a really nice accent.
  • Hocus Pocus - One of Liz's signature designs - just a few simple words - 'It's all just a bunch of Hocus Pocus' is from one of her favorite movies - Disney's Hocus Pocus from 1993. She talks about the extra fabric around her word designs. You can do whatever you like, but she loves finding old frames, and then arranging her words inside - not necessarily centered (although this one is.) The extra fabric space is unexpected and draws your eye to the simplicity of the design.
  • Loved By You - We all know these lyrics by James Taylor too! Another understated design, stitch in Week's Kohl (although it can be any color you want) this showcases Liz's ideas of framing - with the subject off center. Really cool... this would make a classy wedding gift! Don't put the names and dates on the front.. hand-write them on the back paper... maybe even beside the invitation.
  • Poppy - This was inspired by antique herbarium books of pressed flowers. The thread choices are muted to reflect the dried flowers once saved between pages of a book. Liz loves the hand-written labels that often accompany the pressings... so she's provided label artwork you can cut out and incorporate into your framing or finishing. The pink flower is framed between two pieces of glass, (frame at Amazon), its fabric is fringed along the edges and it's mounted onto another soft pastel linen. You can see how she's incorporated the hand-written label idea into the framing. All the framing and finishing details are in the chart.

Winter Garden by Liz Matthews - click to see more For a Friend from Liz Matthews - click to see more Seventh Day of Christmas by Liz Matthews - click to see more
Winter Garden, For a Friend and 7th Day
  • Winter Garden - Wintery blues and a pair of deer... this finishes about 6 x 9 on 36ct. Coded for Gloriana silk or DMC of 3859, 3750, 3051, 3011, 680, 822, 938, 3790, 932 and 535.
  • For a Friend - A vase of lilies. Finishes about 5-1/2 x 6 on 36ct... the added cut-out is cool on the bottom left corner. But you could also leave off ALL the border and stitch just the main pot of flowers for a totally different presentation.
  • Seventh Day of Christmas -- This is turning out to be a really charming set of designs! (Scroll down to see the others.) Liz is working through the Days of Christmas with both 5 x 7 rectangular samplers and tiny 5 x 7 stitched conical trees! We've seen her collection so far stitched at Market, and these are enchanting! They look large on the chart covers but really aren't - she has that tree over a styrofoam cone base. Since there will be 12 of these, you could do 3 samplers, 3 trees, 3 pin cushions and 3 ornaments from the set - nothing says they all have to be finished the same to go together!

Gardenside Sampler & Tree by Liz Matthews - click to see more Wildflowers from Liz Matthews - click to see more Sunshine by Liz Matthews - click to see more
Liz Matthews has been busy with quite a few new releases...
  • Gardenside Sampler & Tree is a pretty summer-y sampler with a border of thread spools and scissors. The pattern features her tree-finishing of part of the sampler... just like her series of The 12 Days of Christmas. We saw the stitched models all lined up on a table at Market - smaller than we thought they really were, these stitched trees are CHARMING! (On 18/36ct, the trees are only 6 x 8 - and that's at their largest points.)
  • Wildflowers is shown stitched on both a dark and light background fabric... and Liz has changed the colors in each! Midnight and Morning... there are only three shades that are different. These finish about 6 inches in size on 32ct.
  • Sunshine - *You are my sunshine, my only sunshine!* These are stitched off-center on your fabric, in one shade of a golden hand-dyed floss. The models on the front cover are mounted in 8 x 10 frames - so that gives you a size idea... These are the same 'flavor' design as Old Friends and Gather Here. Super plain... your frame choices can really dress them up if you want!

A Parade of Elephants by Liz Matthews - click to see more Quaker Gardens by Liz Matthews - click to see more
A Parade of Elephants and Quaker Gardens
  • A Parade of Elephants is a whimsical piece that would be cute in a kid's bedroom. Coded for DMC, it finishes approx 5 x 8-1/2 on 18/36ct. Add some initials on the flags, or names across the bottom to make all your tiny elephants happy!
  • Quaker Gardens - Just a pretty little piece - very organized, when lots of Quaker samplers seem to be so random. The two pics help visualize color choices - you can always change the single color you work with - using a hand-dyed gives you a little more shading, but DMC is good too! This main sampler finishes about 5 x 8 on 16/32ct.

First Day of Christmas by Liz Matthews - click to see more 2nd Day of Christmas by Liz Matthews - click to see more 3rd Day of Christmas by Liz Matthews - click to see more 4th Day of Christmas by Liz Matthews - click to see more
5th Day of Christmas by Liz Matthews - click to see more 6th Day of Christmas by Liz Matthews - click to see more Seventh Day of Christmas by Liz Matthews - click to see more
The Days of Christmas by Hello from Liz Matthews
Liz is designing trees and samplers for each of the 12 Days of Christmas, and they are turning into a really really nice set.
Pretty colors, repeating sizes and those cool trees... each 'day' is its own separate chart.
Float your cursor over each image to make sure you see the titles.


After the Rainbow by Liz Matthews - click to see more Bittersweet Village from Liz Matthews - click to see more Token of Fall by Liz Matthews - click to see more Two Pumpkins Bright by Liz Matthews - click to see more
After the Rainbow, Bittersweet Village, Token of Fall and Two Pumpkins Bright
by Hello from Liz Matthews

Several new designs by Liz Matthews...
  • After the Rain - I LOVE this one! Stitched on any basic fabric you want... all the rainbows are stitched with the same color palette of DMC floss, only they're all mixed up! 171 x 181, you can even choose your OWN colors... but be easy on yourself and choose the same number of shades as Liz used... subbing one color for the other. That way, your balance of color is the same.
  • Bittersweet Village - Oh this is pretty. The leaf shapes really catch your eye - horizontally and vertically - your eye is teased everywhere with this explosion of color and shape repetition. Measures 104 x 96... so about 6 x 6 on 32ct!
  • Token of Fall - Kind of a fun bird with swirly 'feathers.'
  • Two Pumpkins Bright - These little guys are cute - we like the dangling spiders and the confetti-look of the background. Those spiders would be fun to do in beads or black metallic, and so would the pumpkin eyes. This measures only 73 x 95, so little at 4 x 5 on 36ct!

My Home in the Garden by Liz Matthews - click to see more Old Friends from Liz Matthews - click to see more Klara Hansen by Liz Matthews - click to see more
New Designs by Hello from Liz Matthews
  • My Home in the Garden - Liz is a gardener, so she's created this using all the colors in her garden. Along with the sunshine yellows and sky blues, she's added all the charming stylized flowers. Finishes approx 11 x 12-1/2 on 32ct... these bands would be super pretty stitched individually and then finished into a set of drum-shaped cushions - you could leave on the alphabet, or not - and just have rounds and rounds of flowers! Look at the Klara Hansen piece.
  • Old Friends - *Your heart and my heart are very old friends.* So simple, it just says everything! Of course you can change fabric and thread colors... I hope you have another heart to stitch this for!
  • Klara Hansen - What a pretty piece! Choose a fabric, then a thread - this is DMC #502. Can you see how the sampler is divided and stitched? The bottom half is the drum, and the top half is a pincushion. Now, look at My home in the Garden again and see how you can divide that up - using the different finishing techniques!

Sleepy Hollow by Liz Matthews - click to see more
Sleepy Hollow
This one has that cool branch of owls, all those pretty leaves and acorns, and then all the jacks and cats along the bottom.

Lots to look at, it finishes approx 6 x 12 on 32ct Legacy Linen by Picture This Plus, and is stitched with regular DMC!

Red R Sampler from Hello From Liz Matthews - click for more
Red R Sampler
from Hello From Liz Matthews
Yes, there is a red R on here! An interesting reproduction piece, the red and blue vertical lines on the left and right extend up and down into the framed area edges... the original was stitched on an old linen grain sack - so those mimic the sack!

There is a lot of 4-Sided on here, as well as Algerian Eyelet - actually both alphabets at the top. Measuring 229 x 216, it is also coded for silks or DMC floss.


Gather Here from Hello From Liz Matthews - click for more Butterfly Cloche from Hello From Liz Matthews - click for more
Newest Releases
from Hello From Liz Matthews
  • Butterfly Cloche - What a pretty piece! Measuring 171 x 191, this is stitched on 40ct and measures approx 8-1/2 x 9-1/2. The colors are so yummy... Liz is showing single butterflies attached to the bottoms of antique glass paperweights as a neat finishing idea. DMCs of 937, 732, 3809, 310, 413, 3866, 927, 829, 839, 3826, 680, 918 and blanc.
  • Gather Here - I love this one! Stitched in just one hand-dyed thread color (pick one you like!), this finishes a generous 15-1/2 x 7 on 36ct! Clean and contemporary!




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