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Dilly Dahlia from Ink Circles - click to see more Dilly Dahlia
This is a pretty little piece - stitched with just 5 colors of Weeks hand-dyed flosses of Loden, Collards, Basil, Eggplant and Lilac.

It's only 6 x 6 on 32ct... the over-dyed color variations in the thread just make it super-pop!


The first 3 Rabbits Rabbits from Ink Circles - click to see more The second 3 Rabbits Rabbits from Ink Circles - click to see more
July, August & September - Rabbit-Style from Ink Circles - click to see more
The Rabbits Rabbits Series
The first 3 Rabbits Rabbits finishing packet from Lady Dot - click to see more Tracy is doing a 12-part Rabbit Sampler. January, February and March came first... each comes as a single card chart. (The other 9 months will release 3 at a time throughout the year.) Stitched on 36ct, with hand-dyed flosses, they measure about 3-1/2 inches in size. When you get the charts, the links are there for the freebie borders on her site, as well as thread usage and conversion charts so you can stitch these anyway you like.

There are Lady Dot Creates finishing packs available for these... one packet for each group of three months of cushions. (I'll post info on that ASAP.) Meanwhile, we'll do an auto-ship on the charts beginning with these three.


Arranging Microbes from Ink Circles - click to see more Petal Pusher from Ink Circles - click to see more Ruffles from Ink Circles - click to see more Coffee Time from Ink Circles - click to see more
Arranging Microbes, Petal Pusher, Ruffles and Coffee Time
  • Arranging Microbes! Oh My Gosh, isn't this the funniest thing? How appropriate for the times! Tracy's top portion of this piece measures 5 x 7, without the Wash Your Hands advice offered below - Stitch it however you want! You could even make your stitching friends 'germy pincushions!' Colorful - use what's in your stash, or the hand-dyeds called for of Oyster, Mulberry, Boysenberry, Kentucky Bluegrass, Lichen, Romance and Plum, or as Tracy puts it - 'the DMC-ish' equivalents!
  • Petal Pusher We like the colors in this! BUTTTT you have 4 different color-way options! This 115 x 115 piece finishes approx 6 or 8 inches square - depending on your fabric choice. Tracy offers 4 different DMC color combinations for this - they are pictured on the front of the chart - I don't know how you're going to decide on just one.
  • Ruffles - A Roll-Your-Own design - you get to choose which colorway you want to do it in!
  • Coffee Time Just the thing for the kitchen wall of a coffee fanatic!
Helianthus from Ink Circles - click to see more
Helianthus
A sunflower! Ink Circles' version - this finishes a mere 4 inches on 32ct. I like the finishing treatment - the Lady Dot Rusty Nail chenille twisted and bunched around the edges, but then the yellow Mother Lode is added - big loops!

Tracy tells you how she did it in her instructions. Wichelt's Waterlily Linen is a great choice for this fabric - super-soft green!



Another Year Creeps By from Ink Circles - click to see more Another Year Creeps By
This is a delightful set of crooked little mandalas by Ink Circles - look closely - all Halloween-themed! Originally published as 12 monthly charts, this is the entire collection stitched as one. Tracy named each 3-1/2 inch panel - try to identify them! A Bone to Pick, A Little Batty, Amazing Ginsu, Black-Eyed Susan, Boxelders, Calamari Breath, Head Case, Ride This One Out, Rosy Outlook, Squash Watch, Sum of Your Fears, and Time for One More Stitch.

You can make individual pin cushions, or use the border and join them all together - the whole thing measures about 10 x 13 on 40ct. Coded for Classic Colorworks hand-dyed cottons or DMC, it's really a very fun piece!


Seasonal Sun Sine from Ink Circles - click to see more Seasonal Sun Sine
(We don't know if that's a misspelling, but knowing Tracy - it probably isn't!!) She writes about this fun piece: This four panel design shows how the amount of daylight hours varies throughout the year, with a sunny icon marking the solstices. The colors and motifs echo the changing weather and how the landscape marks the seasons.

The panels are not strictly aligned to the official seasons, but rather to the solstices and equinoxes. We all feel the winter chill before that first day of winter. (Except you people that have been shortchanged a season or two by Mother Nature!) So, a pretty little design, charted with 14 colors of DMC... a curiosity for your countertop!


Out There from Ink Circles - click to see more Squirrels of Sumatra from Ink Circles - click to see more
Squirrels of Sumatra (Big) and Out There (Little!)
  • Squirrels of Sumatra is a companion to Dragons and Forests of Sumatra this is an original sampler out of Tracy's head! She's found lots of inspiration in antique Indonesian textiles... and had a little fun with them. With a stitch count of 303 x 216, choose any fabric you like - and then a luscious hand-dyed thread to go with it. The bonus, smaller chart in the lower left corner shows you color options.
  • Out There is the same, fun kind of piece - only less than a quarter of the size of Squirrels! Coded for Classic Colorworks flosses of Deep Fennel, Rod & Reel, Amber Waves, Brown Sugar, Avocado, Polliwog and Sugar Plum... can you see all the animals in here??? Giraffes, snakes, lizards, and of course, those darling little monkeys! Only 107 x 80.

Red's Tree House from Ink Circles - click to see more Three Little Kittens from Ink Circles - click to see more Three Little Kittens and Red's Tree House
A pair of smaller designs -- new by Ink Circles -- I think they'd both be neat in a cabin retreat somewhere! Each is offered in chart format.
  • Three Little Kittens who lost their mittens get the pie after all, because what was once lost is found again! Actually kind of sizeable -- 8 x 10 on 28ct -- this is coded for Classic Colorworks or DMC. It'd make a cute hanging above the peg rack that holds the mittens and coats in the mudroom.
  • Red's Tree House is just a cute little tree house made of ACORN shingles! Can you see them in the design? It's tucked in an oak tree, the light fixture outside the door is an acorn. The window in the front door is an acorn... then LOOK at the shape of the shake shingles! Finishes just 3-1/2 x 5 on 32ct... Gentle Art Sampler Threads or DMC.

Forests of Sumatra from Ink Circles - click to see more Dragons of Sumatra from Ink Circles - click to see more
Forests of Sumatra and Dragons of Sumatra (ONE COLOR -- YOU CHOOSE!)
Ink Circles has two new samplers that are originals -- inspired by the motifs from Indonesian textiles. Tracy's history printed on the back of these is fascinating... what she gleans is that multiple pieces were stitched as 'scrap paper notes' of motifs -- saved to be used as patterns in textiles. Like JUNK STITCHING! She talks about the originals being made into floor cushions that they probably sat on while weaving!

So... she's compiled tons of the motifs into two new samplers -- you get to see pics of the originals in the charts. Each of the new measures 301 x 216 in stitch count - 17 x 12 on 36ct. Choose ONE hand-dyed color OF YOUR CHOICE -- one design has 28,576 stitches, the other 29,111! Needlepoint these, do them on Aida or (over-achiever-you -- GO OVER ONE!) They are beautiful!


Arranging Tools from Ink Circles - click to see more Arranging Lures from Ink Circles - click to see more Arranging for Orchestra from Ink Circles - click to see more Arranging Sewing from Ink Circles - click to see more
Arranging It!
Ink Circles is getting organized with everything under the sun. Kind of a fun series of designs, each of these is offered in it's separate chart. They all measure the same size -- approx 6 x 4 on 30-ish count, and are coded for Sampler Threads or DMC flosses.

Tools, Fishing Lures, Orchestra, Sewing, Birdhouses, Vegetables... each one appeals to its particular hobby... These are a cute something to stitch for someone... unless their sewing room or tackle box is a mess!


Spring Snow from Ink Circles - click to see more Spring Snow
Pretty colors in this -- grab a 11 x 13 cut of Week's 30ct Dove Linen and Sampler Threads of Maple Syrup, Slate, Straw Bonnet, Deep Forest and Endive. I see Spring's fawns and rabbits scattered among the falling snowflakes... and lots of foresty evergreens.

I love the colors and the balance in this. What a pretty piece to hang during the transitions of the seasons, it finishes just 5 x 7, and is offered as a chart.


Get Kraken from Ink Circles - click to see more Get Kraken
Mmm... at first, you see a Norwegian-flavored design with that cool little band sampler running down the right side. Lots of motifs, pretty teal, brown and mustard colors. Then... you notice the sailing ships and all the deckhands up in the riggings. Then... you notice all the sea serpent tails and realize that this is *one busy scene!* There is a battle going on... there is a mermaid and a stray anchor, crowns and a date!!!

And thus began the epic battle and no man escaped his watery grave. It might say that... but if all lives were lost in this epic battle attempting to conquer The Great Greenland Sea Monster... and it happened over 300 years ago... I bet the story is embellished a little! Tracy of Ink Circles isn't saying.....! Her sampler (oh excuse me, it SAYS this MIGHT be a reproduction!... right above the line that says it's an original design) measures approx 11 x 12 on 32ct and is stitched with either Gloriana Silk or DMC floss. It is so full of personality, cool motifs, neat borders and the 'flavor of authenticity' that it BEGS to belong to someone who loves the sea. Offered as a chart.


Celebrate Diversity from Ink Circles - click to see more Celebrate Diversity
Diversity in Beer! Ink Circles has a new design... it'd be fun to hang in a bar area, or make as a rec room decoration. European-styled lettering... this is just a cute suggestion of many of the different glasses beer is served in. Worked on 32ct, this'll finish approx 8 x 10-1/2, and is stitched with Weeks hand-dyed flosses or DMC.

Then... did you know that your 'glass' of beer may actually be a snifter, tumbler, nonic, chalice, boot, pilsner, tulip, tub, thistle, goblet... oh she lists 8 more!!!!! They'd be fun to somehow work into a lettered border! Offered as a chart.


*99*  Bottles of Beer on the Wall from Ink Circles - click to see more *99* Bottles of Beer on the Wall!
Ink Circles advises us to 'Stitch Responsibly' where this piece is concerned. She had a great time getting into beer tasting and home brewing while she was working on this piece... a stitched piece to celebrate that obnoxious song everyone knows about the bottles on the wall. This beer sampling is kind of fun -- in order to fit them all into a reasonably sized piece, she really had to shrink down the bottles and labels -- but maintaining the integrity of the label was paramount! Along with her chart is a *Key to Great Beer* listing -- providing the names of the beer and brewery, and location. So... see how many you can guess, or check them off as you stitch them, or as you drink them!

Offered as the chart, this finishes approx 10 x 20-1/2 on 28ct. Coded for DMC floss, it'd be a great gameroom or bar decoration! Can't do them all? Just choose some favorites and do a row. Probably not the best thing to stitch as a graduation gift... but a home brewer would love it!!!





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