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QUILTZ from Long Dog Samplers - click for more

QUILTZ
This is a super-fun sampler by Long Dog that features multiple village scenes, quilt motifs, and cute repeating motif borders. It measures 130 x 298 -- 9 x 21 on 28ct -- and is coded for DMC or Gentle Art Sampler Thread hand-dyed floss.

You can do a lot with this. Break it all apart, make small cushions, whatever! Quiltz was designed 'with a gentle nod of recognition and admiration for Pennsylvania Dutch Samplers.'

A cute note inside the chart from the designer, she says you might be really sick of this by the time you put in the last stitch... but that might be better than sitting with the whole family in the 'stove room' every evening in the olden days! Presented as a chart.


Hoity Toity from Long Dog Samplers - click for more
Hoity Toity
This is another of Long Dog's involved tapestry-like samplers! Stitched on anything light colored -- you can stitch all the black. (Or be NUTS and stitch the whole thing on black and fill in the white!)

Full of gorgeous motifs, the entire stitch count is 197 x 282 -- so it finishes approx 11 x 15-1/2 on 36ct. It's charted for DMC or Gentle Art Sampler Threads. The cover image is digital, so you do not see the hand-dyed effects on here... but I imagine they would be stunning!


Castles in the Air from Long Dog Samplers - click for more
Castles in the Air
*Dream a little dream with me* is the verse on this. 209 x 285 In stitch count... this is charted in one color. Choose something you like and go to town!

Filled with castles all over in here, there are dragons, foxes, owls, rabbits, squirrels, and birds in here. So much to see, it's really quite a piece!!!


The Wishing Tree from Long Dog Samplers - click for more The Wishing Tree from Long Dog Samplers
Oh this is a pretty sampler by Long Dog Samplers! *Close your eyes, now make a wish.* Charted for Gentle Art Sampler Threads, it has a stitch count of 152 x 225, so will finish approx 8-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches on 18/36ct. Very specific thread usage is provided, so you will know exactly how much thread to have on hand to finish this!

Such a stunning border and neat, busy motifs all through this... the pattern reminds you that you have to close your eyes when you make a wish, otherwise it will not come true. Also noted... a Long Dog Fairy will be on duty 24/7 to grant your wishes. If nothing has happened within 35 years, please contact Jools!  It says so on the pattern!!! Super clear chart and yummy hand-dyed colors!


The Black House from Long Dog Samplers - click for more The Black House
This is a fun piece by Long Dog Samplers -- it is worked on white, but you could do the reverse and stitch it on black -- if you have really good vision!

Measuring 111 x 145, this will finish a petite 7 x 9 on 32ct... and is coded for Sampler Threads of Raven, Gingersnap, Tea Rose, Apricot Blush, Tropical Ocean, Lexington Green, Harvest Basket, Banker's Gray, Holly Berry, Cornhusk, Briar Rose and Uniform Blue, or regular DMC floss.

I love the colors in this against that black... even the digital pic on the chart front is pretty!


Life After Death from Long Dog Samplers - click for more Death By Cross Stitch from Long Dog Samplers - click for more
Death By Cross Stitch and Life After Death
Here's a pair of pieces by Long Dog Samplers... we've had the 'Death By' one for a while... but 'Life After' is the new companion. Choose a single color you like -- solid or hand-dyed, cotton or silk -- the patterns give you yardage requirements to help you get enough matching thread.

Actually, the charts are quite clear and easy to read, and if you choose an over-dyed thread with a little color variation in it, these will be stunning!

Also choose any fabric YOU want to use... that will determine the finished sizes of these. Lovely motifs all over the place in these, you can go crazy just studying them!!! Huge in finished size, Life After has a stitch count of 372 x 325 -- so 21 x 18 on 36. Death By measures 363 x 447.


Cardinal Points by Long Dog Samplers for The Gentle Art -- click to see more
Cardinal Points by Long Dog Samplers for The Gentle Art
Long Dog Samplers created this piece using Gentle Art Sampler Threads -- kind of as a promo piece for Nancy at The Gentle Art. The verse reads: The Gentle Art of a Needlewoman lies embodied in her work.

Super colorful and very pretty, I like all the small repeating motifs everywhere -- and all the balance in the border. Coded for 24 different colors of Sampler Threads over-dyed floss, this finishes approx 12-1/2 inches square and the pic on the front of the chart was worked on good old 18ct AIDA! So choose any fabric you like and stitch away!!!





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