Needlework Enthusiast's Book of Days for 2019
Needlework Press's annual 9 x 12 soft-cover journal is finally here. Vicki's lovely calendar presentation, each month opens up onto facing pages, so there is plenty of room to make notes on each day. Remember your stitch group meetings, shopping lists, stitching hours, project lists... just anything and everything fun related to your stitching!
Of course you could use this for anything... but it's just the best to have a STITCHING CALENDAR!!!
In All Things Be Exceedingly Diligent
Here is a charming sampler by Needlework Press. It's long and thin, blocky and bold, and looks to be super easy to stitch. Stitched on 32ct Natural linen, it'll finish approx 25-1/2 x 6, and it'd make a really cool pillow on your couch!
Coded for DMC floss, just don't let any one SIT on this!!! The smaller take-out part of the design -- minus the alphabets finishes a mere 3 x 10! Presented as a leaflet.
The fifth little clock design in NP's Time to Stitch Series! We have the 6-inch plastic fake alarm clock frames for these... Spring joins Christmas, Halloween, Sampler and Stitch Time designs!
Each finishes approx 3 x 3... so if you don't want a faux clock, make them into little pin cushions! We even have clock hands to attach if you want!
Here's another alarm clock design to decorate your stitching area! Needlework Press has charts like this for Halloween, Christmas and regular stitching... this one celebrates Samplers. It is stitched over one on 28 or 30ct linen and fits into an empty casing of a fake alarm clock!
Cute as can be, you COULD find a real clock to frame this into.. but the fake ones are cute too. The hands are stitched... we also have some clock hands embellishments, black on front and white on back -- $4 a set!
Needlework Press has a third clock design -- this is a fun piece stitched with Weeks Dye Works flosses or DMC on Weeks 30ct Aztec Red Linen.
It fits that fake alarm clock frame it's shown here -- the little clock is actually a few inches deep and sits on the shelf like a real clock!
So... get the clock frame, and then stitch *Time to Stitch* and *Halloween Time!*... and change them out in the frame.
Needlework Press's second design in their Time to Stitch series, this mini clock is stitched on Weeks Dye Works 30ct Grasshopper linen over one thread. It'd be cute just as a round pin cushion, but what makes it so charming is the fake clock frame it is mounted in!
A real-live 5 x 7 x 3 empty, old fashioned alarm clock (that is hollow inside -- so a fake!)... you mount the needlework inside of it -- too cute! Presented as a single card chart, the clock is offered separately -- cool to display other trinkets inside that cavity, as well!
Time to Stitch
Oh wow... we ALL need this pattern!!! Choose a favorite color of thread -- and decide how big you want this to be. The chart suggests 28ct to fit into the top of either an 8 x 8 or 6 x 6 Lone Elm Lane Shaker Box. They have used Lady Dot Creates hand-dyed cotton chenille for the edging to trim and cover any edging issues.
NOW... THINK! Choose a bitty fabric, and go over one if you want -- stitch count for this is 90 stitches -- make pin cushions!!! You can either fit this into a Lone Elm smaller cushion base --or just finish this into a round stuffed cushion! It's the sweetest thing! A button box would be neat, but so would a pin cushion! We have TONS of options for you! Presented as a chart.
Stars & Stripes - Lucy Moore - 1865
Oh, wow... this is an awesome sampler that has survived from 1865. Re-charted by Needlework Press, there is LOTS of history in here about the stitcher, her life and family, and the times she lived in. It finishes approx 25 inches wide by 8 inches high on Week's 30ct Straw Linen. It features alphabets of Algerian Eyelets, one-over-one and Four-Sided stitches.
All the names you see are real ones... but, for heavens sake... DON'T FEEL BAD CHANGING THEM TO YOUR OWN FAMILY NAMES! It's great to feature other people on your walls... very noble and historic... but nobody in your family knew them... and it's OK to make it your own!!! So... think about adding *Family Established* and names and dates or something like that. The sampler is neat.. cool shape, awesome story behind it... presented as a leaflet with great pic of the finished piece!
The Illustrated ABC
This is a small 5-1/2 x 8, 14-page little booklet that doesn't 'do' much, but it's real cute anyway! Full color, it has engravings of antique artwork in it, a charted alphabet, and awesome verses to go with each letter of the alphabet. I think it's supposed to be an inspiration to help you design some cushions???
*A for an apple so rosy and round. B for the basket in which it was found. C for the child that climbed to the stand. D for the doll she holds in her hand. All of that talks about the picture on that page. So... small verses and pretty pictures, see what you can do with it!
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