Karen & Lindy Rosewood Manor The Silver Needle, Fine Needlework Materials, everything for cross stitch
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This is a neat collection of designs by Artist Karen Kluba. Inspired by lots of quilts and samplers... there are a couple of really nice patriotic designs here as well. All offered as leaflets, Karen is really considerate about offering lots of different ideas for smaller 'take-out' designs from her larger works. Each Rosewood Manor pattern has ideas for smaller ornaments, scissor fobs, towel borders, sampler bands... all sorts of good things. It makes your pattern book so much more versatile... doesn't it take away any 'guilt' associated with 'collecting?

Rosewood Manor
We Welcome Karen Kluba of Rosewood Manor
A Custom Sampler Designed in Class!
November 6th & 7th, 2024 and November 8 & 9th, 2024

We're excited to bring Karen to the She Shed for 2 sessions of 2 days each of merriment and stitching! She wants to bring lots of motifs... YOU (aka 'the class') vote and decide on sampler pieces, parts, verses, colors, motifs. Then, because she's a whiz with her software, she's going to sit down HERE and design that sampler - we're going to print it, and kit it, and you'll have a custom sampler by Saturday! How cool is that? Details aren't ironed out yet, but I picture custom fabric counts, all that and lots of creativity. Again, because class is in our She Shed, size is limited to 40. Approximate times might be Wednesday and Thursday 10 to 4-ish and Friday and Saturday 10 to 4-ish.

Your fee of $200 includes all the materials, yummy snacks and class goodies. $50 due at registration, balance is due September 9th 2024. Cancellations made before Sept 9 receive funds paid less $50. Cancellations made after Sept 9th receive kit with no refunds or partial refund (TBA) if we can fill your space.

Work of Our Hands from Rosewood Manor - click for more Some of My Favorite Things from Rosewood Manor - click for more Flowers of Quaker from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Luscious New Florals from Rosewood Manor
  • Work of Our Hands - Lots of different 'areas' in this... everything is set off against a soft green background. Coded for DMC, you'll need multiple skeins of most of them, as this measures an impressvie 327 x 188 in size. The little square sampler is pretty in there, so is the basket - and nothing says you can't stitch just one of those!
  • Some of My Favorite Things - I just love this one! I see eight different but coordinating pin cushions in here... little bits of color surrounded mostly by white lace stitches. Regular DMC, I think some sort of green background is perfect for this because of the blooming flowers. Stitched entirely with DMC - you'll need 6 skeins of B5200!
  • Flowers of Quaker - A huge, busy medley of small stylized flowers tucked everywhere! This is done with Valdani hand-dyed floss - kind of hard to convert to other hand-dyeds, as each color is really a mixture of several others in it. (So probably worth the $ investment if you want yours to look like this.) The large initial box in the corner is kind of fun - a real place to sign you name!

Dewberry Meadow from Rosewood Manor - click for more Westhope Farm from Rosewood Manor - click for more
  • Dewberry Meadow - If you are a Blackwork-lover, this is for you! All the filled-in flowers surrounding that alphabet - Karen has this stitched in three different shades of an overdyed color - so choose your main color, and two more hand-dyeds that go lighter and darker. Only 8 x 8 on 36ct!
  • Westhope Farm - At first, I couldn't figure out why this had FARM in the name! But I see sheep grazing there... along with a pretty well-dressed farmer! The floral basket is commanding, and I love how full it is of stems and lush flowers... it might be small enough for it's own pin cushion!

Old Glory from Rosewood Manor - click for more Old Glory
Rosewood Manor has several new releases, and this one, Old Glory, is one of my favorites! A medley of the different American Flags through the years, Karen has them all together, along with a bit of history about each. If you stitch the whole piece like it is here, it'll measure approx 11 x 20 on 32ct.

It's stitched in plain 'ol DMC floss -- you'll need 16 skeins total of only 5 colors: 221, 712, 924, 926 and 3799. Rhodes and Eyelets, Smyrnas and Diamond Stars, along with LOTS of Cross Stitch, this is truly a piece to teach American History! Offered as a leaflet.

American Flag Quilt Sampler from Rosewood Manor - click for more American Flag Quilt Sampler
Wow... this pattern is stuffed with creative options and wonderful, miniature quilt blocks! Words from The Pledge of Allegiance, and 51 little 1-1/2 inch blocks all make up the American Flag. The first 13 states are in the blue section, and all the rest are in the stripes area -- arranged in the order the states were admitted to the Union!

Very clever and creative, there is a lot you can do with this! (Even adding special stitches would be fun!) Offered as a leaflet, the main piece measures approx 18 x 24 on 28ct linen. So neat!

The United States of America - Rosewood-Style

ALABAMA State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more ALASKA State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more ARIZONA State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more ARKANSAS State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more CALIFORNIA State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more COLORADO State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Karen Kluba is 25 states and 3 years into charting all the 50 United States of America. Each is presented in its own leaflet, and includes the capital city, the state flower, tree, bird, nickname, and quilt block pattern, as well as the year it was admitted into the Union. If you like the Quilt blocks on each, get Karen's AMERICAN FLAG QUILT SAMPLER booklet. (We moved it up on this page so it is easier for you to find.) We have it stitched in the shop as a model, and it always catches the eye!

Anyway, individual states are fun too - especially if you have a special connection to one or another. Since all the states are different in size, all their finished designs are too... makes for a neat wall grouping. These 25 are all Karen has so far. No specifics on releases for the other states... proving that Patience CAN be a virtue!

CONNECTICUT State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more DELAWARE State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more FLORIDA State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more GEORGIA State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more HAWAII State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more IDAHO State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more

ILLINOIS State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more INDIANA State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more MARYLAND State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more MICHIGAN State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more MISSOURI State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more MONTANA State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more

NEW HAMPSHIRE State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more OKLAHOMA State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more OREGON State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more PENNSYLVANIA State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more

TEXAS State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more VIRGINIA State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more WASHINGTON State Map from Rosewood Manor - click for more

This & That from Rosewood Manor - click for more
New Arrival. from Rosewood Manor... This & That
This & That features 24 tiny cubes of quit and floral motifs surrounded by an alphabet border. She's stitched hers in 4 shades of red. Since it's coded for DMC, it's super easy to change the colorway to green or blue - or whatever you want.

Keeping the values of the 4 colors the same will give you the same hand-dyed effect you see here, without using hand-dyed threads. 106 x 147 - This finishes about 6-1/2 x 9 on 32ct.

Strawberry Wishes from Rosewood Manor - click for more July 4th from Rosewood Manor - click for more Americano from Rosewood Manor - click for more
The 4th Of July is Coming Faster Than We Think! New patterns arriving the end of June from Rosewood Manor
Karen Kluba of Rosewood Manor sent an e-mail previewing her latest releases... and she's RIGHT! I think we should start eating ice cream and popsicles now - to get in the mood for the 4th - and maybe stitch something patriotic too!
  • Strawberry Wishes is a black and white alphabet sampler decorated with luscious pink and red strawberries. White fabric of your choice, DMC of 310, 469, 470, 471, 600, 601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 645, 647, 937, 3820, 3822 and 3852... wouldn't the basket and bird motifs finish into pretty individual pin cushions? The entire thing finishes just 6 x 10 on 32ct.
  • July 4th - Quilt blocks that look like bursts of fireworks, this is worked with ONLY DMC of 823, 221 and 3865, along with Gold metallic Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid. Stitch as is - about 6 x 9 - or take those 4 main blocks and finish them onto the sides of a cube! Metallic is hard to see in the pic, but adds quite the punch, and is super easy to work with!
  • Americano - A smaller-sized pattern, this makes a delightful little pot full of festive summer flowers! Choose any white fabric, DMC from your stash, Karen has added a few charms to the chartpack to garnish either your stitching or the finishing treatments. Finishing approx 5 x 6 on 32ct... doesn't the yellow in there really make it summery and fun?

Love Heart from Rosewood Manor - click for more Rose Heart from Rosewood Manor - click for more Stolen Heart from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Love Heart, Rose Heart and Stolen Heart
Karen Kluba has a trio of pink floral Valentines - all offered in individual small carts. Choose any pretty pink fabric and grab DMC flosses of 600, 601, 676, 677, 729, 746, 986, 987, 988, 989, 3838, 3839, and 3840.

Every heart uses the same colors, each finishes approx 4 x 5 on 18/36 ct, and each chart comes with a silver-tone heart charm of some sort. Fresh, cheerful colors, something a little different to tuck into your basket of smalls and stuffed cushions.

Green Rhapsody from Rosewood Manor - click for more Dreaming of Poppies from Rosewood Manor - click for more Blue Rhapsody from Rosewood Manor - click for more
New Releases
  • Green Rhapsody - 186 x 196 stitches on 32ct Linen, using Weeks Dye Works Flosses. This 10-page booklet includes 3 smalls for creating needlebook covers or pin pillows, a bookmark, an extra border and TWO Lovely Welcomes!
  • Dreaming of Poppies - 238 x 238 stitches on 32ct White or Antique White linen, using DMC flosses. This 14-page booklet includes 11 smalls for creating lots of fun needlebook covers or pin pillows and several mix & match fobs, plus a Poppy Welcome and a Poppy Mini Sampler!
  • Blue Rhapsody - Such a glorious piece - stitched all in two shades of Week's hand-dyed floss - Navy and Sky - you COULD change those colors if need be, but they are already gorgeous! Measuring 198 stitches square, this will finish a generous 11 inches on 36/18ct. I especially like the floral border along the bottom... I think it'd make a pretty pin drum.

NOW, we have 4 more of Karen's cool pumpkin designs, all of them are stitched on Picture this Plus's 32ct Haunted hand-dyed linen and coded for DMC flosses.This makes 15 so far! You can scroll down just a bit to see more, and read more deetails.
Squirrels on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more Hands on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more Mice on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more R.I.P. on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Rosewood Manor's Newest ON THE PUMPKINS
Karen has released more of her cute mini-pumpkin designs - all stitched on Picture This Plus' Haunted hand-dyed linen. The deep blue/green/purple background color really makes the bright orange and greens that she uses POP. Coded for DMC floss, each of these is about 4 or 5 inches in size, and as you can tell from the pics, you can finish them in numerous different ways. Cute, colorful and fun, something else to perch in a cauldron of candy or next to some little pumpkins on your counter. We have lots of similar shades of fabrics in various counts for these - 14 to 40! Scroll down just a bit to see lots more On The Pumpkin designs.

Camberly Samplerl from Rosewood Manor - click for more Rackstraw Hill from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Camberly Sampler and Rackstraw Hill
Karen Kluba has a pair of new samplers inspired by her few years of living in England.
  • Camberly is a village there... and I think there might be motifs in here taken from her antique sampler from Camberly. 244 x 244 In stitch count, it'll finish 15 inches square on 32ct, coded for DMC.
  • Rackstraw Hill shows a large sampler on the cover - 18 x 10... but Karen has two smaller samplers charted in the book that use most of these same design elements. They aren't pictured, and that's frustrating. We're always after her to design smaller stuff... and there's a darling 110 x 80 Welcome piece with just that little house, the two pots beneath it, and the two medallions above (plus a couple of tiny birds for good measure.) Pretty colors, background fabric shade could go more neutral if you want!
A Tisket, A Tasket from Rosewood Manor - click for more FREEDOM from Rosewood Manor - click for more Crosshaven Sampler from Rosewood Manor - click for more Griffins of the Kingdom from Rosewood Manor - click for more
A Tisket, Freedom, Crosshaven Sampler, Griffins of the Kingdom
Karen Kluba's imagination at work! All presented in leaflet format with lots of take-out bonus ideas...
  • A Tisket, A Tasket - A lovely blue and gray basket of flowers, this is stitched on Picture This Plus's Vellum hand-dyed fabric using Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed cottons. Grits, King Mackeral, Galvanized, Tin Roof, Porpoise, Fathom, Deep Sea, Blue Jeans and Jay Bird... the colors are so neat all together for this piece! 280 x 190... final size depends on fabric count - but on 36, it'll be a little over 15 x 10. You need mulitple skeins of each of the threads... but what a striking piece! But as always, Karen gives you lots of little take-outs from the larger design - pin cushions, needle cases - lots of stuff!
  • FREEDOM - When she designed this... she kind of had USA in mind, but then after the current world events... realized that Freedom is a goal everywhere... and not necessarily limited to red, white and blue! The main piece measures 181 in stitch count - so 10 x 10 on 18/36ct. She did use Weeks Merlot, Linen, and Fathom... the model is on Murky by Picture this Plus... but that can change too!
  • Crosshaven Sampler - This is a bright, sunny, summertime sampler. Several panels can be stitched individually, but all the yellows and greens are pretty together. Charted for DMC, it's generous in size - 189 x 317.
  • Griffins of the Kingdom - This companions Crown, Crosses and Keys of the Kingdom... stitched mostly in one color - with metallic accents. Karen has some Griffin trivia in here... one of which says that Griffins are hailed as the king of al creatures.. and they are the right personality for their title: noble, fearsome and above else protective. Stitch count on this is 184 x 187 - so 10 x 10 on 36ct. Lots of black on this and two different Petite Treasure Braids - the red and gold metallics!

Stars on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more Owls on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more Toads on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more Acorns on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more Spiders on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more
The Pumpkins of Rosewood Manor!
Treats, Bats and Acorns from Rosewood Manor - click for more Karen Kluba is working on a set of ultra-colorful pumpkins... she has11 so far... and we've presented 5 of them here! (Scroll down to see the rest!) Owls, Spiders, Acorns and Toads, Bats, Candy and even Mr and Mrs, the set is delightful. Funky shaped pumpkins 4 to 5 inches each - no two are alike. You have to LOOK into the designs to find those bats and toads, but they are all in there and fun to find.

Coded for DMC floss, you could add some beads or metallics from your stash if you want. Some of the charts come with buttons or charms, but not all of them. Offered in small chart format, all of them are stitched on Picture this Plus's 32ct Haunted hand-dyed linen - which is a gorgeous aqua/teal/blue-gray color. THE PERFECT contrast to the bright colors, we have models in the shop and they just POP on that gorgeous fabric. (You'll be able to get 6 pumpkins out of a fat quarter...and we also have Dawn, Echo and Nocturne as awesome alternatives.)

Treats on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more Bats on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more Mrs Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more Mr Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Treats on a Pumpkin, Bats on a Pumpkin, Mrs Pumpkin and Mr Pumpkin
ALL 4 OF THESE ARE STITCHED ON THE SAME 32ct Picture This Plus *Haunted* hand-dyed linen. (The chart cover photographs are not true to color - the greenish tint on Mrs is closest - but reference the TOADS and STARS in the row above.) 4 More in this fun set... can you see the faces on Mr and Mrs?

Again, some charts come with buttons, so do not... and beads or metallics from your stash would make great additions to these! Presented as small charts... look at the finishes on each in this set - there are a lot of different ideas!

Quilt on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more Cats on a Pumpkin from Rosewood Manor - click for more
More Pumpkins - Different Fabrics!
Quilt on a Pumpkin and Cats on a Pumpkin
Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed Tin Roof linen is the featured fabric on these two... but they COULD go on the PTP Haunted as well.

Same basic size as the rest of the pumpkins... same bright and sassy DMC shades... more cute finishing ideas... the cat embellishment featured in 'Cats' is a shiny enameled black hammered metal cat charm!

October 31st from Rosewood Manor - click for more October 31st
A stack of pumpkins - again that fun Picture This Plus Haunted hand-dyed linen.

Karen has seven different pumpkins in here to stack any way you wish... or stitch 'em singly and stuff!

Something Blue from Rosewood Manor - click for more Red Rhapsody from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Something Blue & Red Rhapsody
Hope you're into alphabets these days, as Rosewood Manor has two new releases of just that!
  • Something Blue is very pretty - very lacy with the darker background fabric and lighter thread. It measures 288 x 177 - 20 x 12 on 28ct. Karen has used Picture This Plus Alchemy hand0dyed fabric - you'll need to choose your background color before thread color, and then she's used a whopping 15 skeins of Weeks Dye Works Parchment to stitch this on the 28ct! (Boy, remember in the olden days of cross stitch when it seemed like a skein of DMC lasted forever?)
  • Red Rhapsody measures 188 x 213 - 12 x 13-ish on 32ct. Stitched with DMC 816 on the cover, you can choose any color you want, any fabric you want, stitch this whole thing, or just pieces and parts. Like Something Blue, it's really a study of colors... and kind of a treat to stitch something with just one color and not have to mess with watching the symbols!

Bayliwick from Rosewood Manor - click for more Bayliwick
Rosewood Manor has a charming new sampler that feels like two different pieces! The left-hand side is full of (technically) Blackwork - but it's stitched in colors! 90 x 150 - it measures about 6 x 9 on 32ct, and is full of specialty stitches of Eyelets, Algerians, Smyrnas and Satins. Little bands that would be stunning around the edges of some 'mattress pin cushions!'

The other side - 140 x 150 will finish about 9 x 9 - what a perfect size for all this glorious stitching! Karen has loaded this full of charming motifs, and then given you tons of suggestions inside the leaflet for things to do with them singly. The entire thing is coded for 21 shades of DMC, but then she opens a totally fun can of worms by suggesting you change those to hand-dyeds! Really just very pretty however you choose to stitch it!

Be Creative Cookbook from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Karen's Be Creative Cookbook
This is her 20th year... so she's compiled a cookbook of her past freebie charts... a bunch of border charts, and the best part... 75 of her favorite recipes! (Recipes are really only 'suggestions' for what else you could be doing instead of stitching... but why take that time?!)

She's laminated her spiral-bound book... added pages of specialty stitches, all kinds of stuff.

101 Alphabets from Rosewood Manor - click for more 101 Alphabets
THIS IS AMAZING! Rosewood Manor has designed a 499 x 499 stitch count piece that - as you can see - contains 101 different alphabet fonts!!! Finishing approx 36 x 36 on 28ct... it is charted for 29 shades of DMC floss. The actual pattern leaflet is 58 pages... and my goodness... if you can't find an alphabet in here that your project needs, it doesn't exist!

Karen says she's been working on this off and on for the past 10 years, and finally committed to finishing it! Great motifs and borders tucked everywhere... it is such a delightful array of different letter styles. You can get a better look at this by clicking through to the Rosewood page and then clicking on the image. Stitch a small section, or use pieces and parts - the alphabets in here provide you such a stitch resource. An encyclopedia of fonts!

Amazing Friend Button Kit from Rosewood Manor - click for more
New and SMALL-ISH designs
We're always after Karen of Rosewood Manor to design us some smaller designs to complement her many large ones. We have 11 of the results!!!!! 1/2 Sized charts - clear and pretty color pics on the covers, nice and large charts on the inside.
Each of these comes with its hand-dyed floss from South Africa (!) or bunches of little hand-dyed buttons from Just Another Button Company (from IL!). Most are done on Antique White fabric... lots of fabric options with that! Make sure to scroll down this page to see the other 7 designs! Amazing Friend - *You are ridiculously amazing, my Friend!* Another smattering of cute buttons to make up the pattern, this one measures only 51 x 77, so it'll fit a 5 x 7 frame.

Christmas Quilts from Rosewood Manor - click for more Christmas Quilts
Time to get started on this one if you want it for next Christmas! Rosewood Manor's newest piece, this measures 298 x 159 in stitch count and will finish approx 19 x 10 on 32ct. Worked in Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed flosses, it uses Rainbow Gallery's Petite Treasure Braid for it's metallic gold accents.

Karen has lots of smaller designs in here that will make pretty ornaments -- just in case you don't have enough stitching hours in the day to get this entire thing finished! Deep and rich colors, it is very eye-catching!

Hidden Tulips from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Hidden Tulips
Karen is a tulip-lover, so designing this piece came easily to her. Stitched in regular DMC flosses, the colors are so brilliant and pretty! She talked about hiding tulip motifs throughout her design in her publicity blurbs... I cannot find them in here!!

The sampler is very pretty; I like all the broken border corners! Stitch count is 198 x 208, but there are always lots of smaller areas in Karen's charts, and this one is no exception!

Parchment Tapestry from Rosewood Manor - click for more Parchment Tapestry
Rosewood Manor has several new releases -- this is one of my favorites! All the pretty motifs all organized so beautifully inside their sections, it is full of antique-y, soft color. Stitched on Weeks 32ct Parchment Linen with 18 different shades of Weeks hand-dyed cottons, it finishes approx 19 x 13 and is just stunning. Each section has a pretty stylized floral -- notice that all those on the edges can be flipped to create more whole motifs.

Do the pretty alphabet all by itself and add the 'leaf' border around it... or leave it off completely! Any of the florals would be stunning over one on something little for a fob or needle case cover (they measure about 45 x 45 stitches each.) Very traditional, balanced and striking!

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)

And a Forest Grew
Ok... pull out your DMC floss... this awesome piece uses no less than 100 of them!!! Every green you can imagine... lots of chestnuts, butterscotch, and terra cotta earth tones, this sampler is delightful to look at! Karen, the designer, says she was researching trees for samplers, and found so many different ones... that 'A Forest Grew!' Filled with so many charming details of tiny forest wildlife, and delicate, lacy trees, you just keep looking at this and finding something new all the time.

Stitched on 32ct Cream Belfast Linen, this finishes an impressive 26 x 12-1/2. There are several ideas and smaller charts included to help you pull out little bits here and there, to add to a needle case somewhere, or create some bands for another sampler. So different, such pretty balance with the sizes, colors and detail! Offered as a leaflet.

Need floss? Check your stash first! Need Linen? On 32ct... you'll need 19 x 32. On 28ct ... you'll need 20 x 36. We can provide you those cuts, or 'Fat Half Yards' which measure 27 x 36... giving you enough extra linen for a couple of ornaments, pin cushions or needlecases -- in a matching fabric dye lot. Study the pattern and then decide!

Crowns of the Kingdom from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Crowns of the Kingdom
A companion to *Crosses* this is another medley of dozens and dozens of different crowns you might find in antique samplers. Stitched entirely in Rainbow Gallery's metallic Treasure Braid, there are 4 colors of thread in this, and it finishes approx 15-1/2 inches square on 32ct linen.

Might be kind of fun to add some beads to some of the crowns... you could also make some small ornaments. Here's a possibility -- change some colors -- choose just one or two crowns and make them bright pink and green to adorn a bedroom sign for a little girl!

Dreaming of Daisies from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Dreaming of Daisies
Companioning several other Rosewood 'flower' books... this is a pretty medley of nothing but different daisies.

Finishing approx 12-1/2 inches on 32ct... it is coded for Weeks hand-dyed flosses. Just very pretty!

Quaker Compass from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Quaker Compass
Karen is intrigued by Quaker Motifs, so here is a sampler full of only that! Measuring 21 x 14 on 28ct... you could choose 36 and it'd be 16-1/2 x 11... it has simple cross stitches -- no special stitches. The colors called for are DMC 924, 926, 927 and 928. You can change those to any you like OR choose one or two hand-dyeds instead -- this has lots of potential.

Consider changing out the alphabet letters for family initials and hide special dates all over on here -- like birthdays and weddings! Make it a family sampler.

Row, Row Your Boat from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Row, Row Your Boat
Ships and a mermaid... this is done with Weeks flosses of Conch, Cadet, Twilight, Deep Sea, Clockwork.

It calls for a gold silk lame' thread... so you could sub gold metallics or cottons too, if you'd rather.

Finishes approx 8 x 13-1/2!

Patriotic Quilt from Rosewood Manor - click for more Patriotic Quilt
Rosewood Manor has several new designs -- everyone LOVES her patriotic ones -- so I chose this one to feature on Just Arrived! Did you know that Karen donates 10% of her sales of her patriotic designs to Wounded Warriors? Featuring the Preamble to The Constitution in the center, Patriotic Quilt showcases the names of all who signed the Constitution, and the states they represented.

Really a neat piece, it is stitched on Weeks 32ct Parchment linen and finishes approx 13 x 13. It's coded for Valdani hand-dyeds and Rosewood has bundled ALL the Valdani flosses together for you! GORGEOUS colors -- you get 2 skeins of a creamy, 1 skein of a deep red, 1 black, and 4 skeins of the prettiest blue medley!

Friendship Quilt from Rosewood Manor - click for more

Friendship Quilt
Here's a multi-part design that really makes a statement in it's entirety, and offers TONS of design options if you split it up!!! Look at all the smaller squares -- cushions and fobs galore! The central basket design is cool -- Karen has divided this up into 16 different sections, and printed the backstitching in red to make it all easier to navigate.

Finishing 7 x 20 on 28ct... it's tall and skinny! Charted for 32 colors DMC -- you'll need 3 skeins of black for the backstitches!

Dreaming of Roses from Rosewood Manor - click for more Dreaming of Roses
Like Charming Tulips, this is a gorgeous study in stylized roses. Borders, vines and motifs, everything is scattered very neatly into this 198 x 198 piece.

Charted for Weeks Dye Works flosses -- you will need multiple skeins of several of the colors called for.

Row Upon Row from Rosewood Manor - click for more Row Upon Row
What a pretty piece! FIVE delicate borders - none of them too big and heavy -- surround the middle sampler which is pretty all by itself! I love the colors, I love the simplicity and straightness of the borders.

Charted for regular DMC floss, this has a stitch count of 199 square, so it finishes approx 12-1/2 inches square on 32ct. The shading of the green letters is regular floss -- not hand-dyed!

Willowbrook Pathways from Rosewood Manor - click for more Willowbrook Pathways
Another really fun and different piece, this measures 194 x 110 and is full of floral urns of every shape and size. Every one of them is charming -- they'd make such cute fobs and cases.

Do all these individually and finish them all with MOSSY hand-dyed chenille trim from Lady Dot Creates... or mix up the chenille colors... and display them all in a basket together! None of them are too involved, so they'd be so pretty all mushed together in a pretty basket!

Twin Samplers from Rosewood Manor - click for more Twin Samplers
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this one! A pair of matching samplers, the big floral motif at the right and left are reversed, but everything else these two share is divided by that middle vertical band.
Down in the greened and shady bed a modest bluebell grew. It's stalk was bent it hung it's head as if to hide from view. And yet it was a lovely flower, it's colors bright and fair. It might have graced a rosy bower instead of hiding here.

Karen was thinking of the blooming bluebells in England! Offered as a leaflet, definitely soft, dusty shades of DMC floss, this measures 268 x 166 -- so finishes approx 12 x 19.

Grand Old Flag from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Grand Old Flag
Rosewood Manor has a cool new piece that she is using as a fund raiser for the Wounded Warrior Project! Worked on Weeks Dye Works Cocoa 36ct linen... choose something a little whiter or browner if the yellow in this isn't your favorite look. You'll need 4 skeins of Weeks Linen, 1 Gunmetal, 3 skeins of Bordeaux and 5 skeins of Deep Sea!

Only the 4 colors in this 157 x 213 piece... there are lots of small sections in here that you can divide out into smaller projects. Something neat for a family room... offered as a leaflet, 10% of the sales of the charts go to Wounded Warriors.

Rosewood Manor has exploded with four gorgeous new designs... I have absolutely no idea how Karen designs so many pretty -- and generously sized -- pieces, and gets them FINISHED!

Autumn Quakers from Rosewood Manor - click for more Autumn Quakers
The last in her 4-Seasons set, like Winter, Summer and Spring, each piece is stuffed with Quaker motifs and stitched with a fantastic selection of 16 balls of hand-dyed Valdani hand-dyed flosses made in Romania. Worked on 28ct Doubloon Linen (a nice, light, neutral beige) from Picture This Plus, the 170 x 270 pattern is NOT coded for DMC floss, but I imagine that your stash has some pretty threads that might work if the Valdanis are not your favorites.

Can you see all the leaves and acorns in here -- they are everywhere! Offered as the leaflet with threads and fabric separate.

Bucklebury Sampler from Rosewood Manor - click for more Bucklebury Sampler
This is full of stunning border designs -- 12 of them -- and can you see the alphabet kind of hidden on the two sides? Use those letters for individual pin cushions or things like that... just beautiful -- you can use bits from all the borders to embellish those letters as well. Lots of charming floral motifs, the borders themselves are involved, and VERY unique!

Stitch count on this is 158 x 335, and it is coded for regular DMC floss. There are some Algerian Eyelets tossed around in here... execute them, or leave them out... the personality of this piece is set by all those gorgeous floral borders. Worked on 32ct Antique White Belfast linen, it finishes approx 10 x 21!

Green on Green from Rosewood Manor - click for more Green on Green
Or whatever colors you like best! Choose a pretty fabric and grab 11 skeins of your favorite hand-dyed floss... and stitch this lovely monochromatic creation. The alphabet side is 'cleansing' while the floral motifs on the right are super busy and intricate. Some of them would make pretty pincushions with one initial on the opposite side!

Offered as the leaflet, this measures 300 x 158 stitches.

Summer Quakers from Rosewood Manor - click for more Summer Quakers
Rosewood Manor has her third seasonal Quaker Sampler ready -- we're still waiting on Autumn. All offered as leaflets, each of these call for Valdani hand-dyed floss, and are not coded for any other brands of thread.

The featured fabric has a rose hand-dyed undertone... and the threads are a strong mix of greens and berry reds. Summer finishes approx 12 x 19 on 28ct and is full of cheerful color. Offered as a leaflet -- threads are separate.

Corners and Curves from Rosewood Manor - click for more Corners and Curves
Wow... this is a fun piece... it is simply a medley of motifs, and those corner and curve take-outs... all smooshed together! The main piece finishes approx 15 inches square and is worked in autumnal colors of Week's thread. (EASY to convert this to a different color scheme -- if you need that.)

The model is on Antique White -- but what would a deeper-in-hue hand-dyed do for it? A truly lovely collection of corners and single motifs... picture one stitched on a tiny scissor fob! Offered as a leaflet.

Crosses of the Kingdom from Rosewood Manor - click for more Crosses of the Kingdom
Such a neat medley of crosses of every size and shape... gold and black are your colors. Worked on 32ct Antique White linen, this finishes approx 12-1/2 inches square. It'll be stunning with black and gold metallics added.

Karen has even added a chart in here that says Welcome to our Church. Lots of possibilities with this one!

Winter Quakers from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Winter Quakers
Karen brings us a sampler that is stuffed full of Quaker-inspired motifs -- with tiny cardinals tucked between them everywhere! Stitched on 28ct -- you might want a dusty winter-y gray color -- she has worked this using Valdani hand-dyed flosses. (no DMC coding) A companion to Spring Quakers, it's a lovely piece that CAN be stitched a little smaller if you don't have time to fit everything in here.

The Valdani threads are pictured on the leaflet cover -- a pretty set of 12 balls -- red, 5 blues and greens, a trio of dusty purples... great, winter colors! Offered as the leaflet with cotton set.
Be sure to see Karen's other new designs below.

Ravenswood Sampler from Rosewood Manor - click for more Ravenswood Sampler
This is a pretty piece -- lots of Quaker motifs in here, along with birds and that cute bee. The stitch count is 298 x 166, so it'll finish approx (a huge) 21 x 12 on 28ct!

DMC coding, the colors look bright -- lots of roses and golds, with yellow-greens -- easy to change-up if you decor features darker, more subdues colors. Offered as a leaflet.

Two Bees and ABC's from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Two Bees and ABC's
Inspirations to Karen by William Morris this has a stitch count of 100 x 338. Coded for DMC, she has taken 4 of the main sampler motifs and added small borders to them -- giving you ideas for pin cushions and needlebook covers.

Offered as a leaflet.

Flowers of Rosehall from Rosewood Manor - click for more Flowers of Rosehall from Rosewood Manor - click for more Flowers of Rosehall
This is a stunning set of floral designs -- stitched in Valdani 6-strand hand-dyed silks!!! Inspired by the many flower motifs in the old English samplers, Karen has designed a smaller 4 x 9 Guest Room greeting as well as a larger 11 x 13 sampler that would be awesome hung in the same room!

Offered as a leaflet this comes with the 6-ball collection of the hand-dyed silks, and is NOT coded for DMC or any other thread. Washed Cinnamon, Tea Honey, Golden Moss, Blue Lavender, Teal Smoke, and Nostalgic Rose are the featured colors and they are just yummy! Several different shades in each little ball of the silk, I don't know what is prettier part -- the design or the threads!!!

Four Corners from Rosewood Manor - click for more Four Corners
Quoting Shakespeare in the verse, this piece is actually a study in one of Karen's favorite motifs -- trees! There are something like 29 different trees in here... and lots of little garden-y critters as well. Even a porcupine! I counted the flosses -- if you stitch the entire piece - you'll need 90 different colors! (talk about raiding your stash!!!)

Just so much to look at, this is charming! Stitched on 32ct Platinum Belfast linen, it'll finish approx 18 x 11. What a neat thing for a gardener in your life!

Halloween Quilt Sampler from Rosewood Manor - click for more Halloween Quilt Sampler
Rosewood Manor has a new sampler that is full of Autumn color and Halloween attitude! All tucked inside her Blackwork border of acorns, you'll find 15 different quilt blocks worked with 8 different shades of Weeks overdyeds. Amber, Eggplant, Lancaster Red, Moss, Sweet Potato, Teal Frost (retired color!), Indian Summer and Swamp Water... pull them out of your stash... a gorgeous collection of color!

Finishing approx 7 x 14 (not too big at all!), the leaflet comes with a stunningly REAL looking sterling spider charm that is featured on the Cobweb square of the sampler. If that little guy showed up live and in person on my wall, I'd be freaked out!!! Offered as a leaflet with Mr. Scary Spider charm, this is a fun diversion from classic Halloween... into traditional quilt motifs!

Bargello Sampler from Rosewood Manor - click for more Bargello Sampler
WOW... this is SO cool! This is a booklet stuffed FULL of pretty Bargello variations that Karen as organized into a Random Spot Motif Sampler. Very different in the world of samplers, this really IS a sampling of stitches. Bargello looks hard to stitch, but it's really easy. It is simply Straight or Satin Stitches all lined up next to each other, with your color variations making up as much of the design impact as the stitch placements themselves.

Bargello isn't as good without the color stripes -- you want it to *move!* I tried to design Bargello *once* and gave up! It's harder for a designer to create than it looks, so I really appreciate this publication. It's like a miniature handbook of 37 different motifs!!!!! Just beautifully done, you can change any colors in any of the motifs if you want. THIS is what you used to see on antique foot stools, and still do on eyeglass cover and that sort of thing.

This sampler measures approx 7 x 13 on 28ct Ivory Cashel Linen. Coded for DMC, you really don't want to use hand-dyed instead, because you need the individual rows of colors to be distinct from each other. Just use good old DMC! Pick your favorites and make some little fobs or ornaments -- or get ambitious and do this whole thing. It's a show-stopper! The leaflet makes an excellent reference tool!

Garden of Eden from Rosewood Manor - click for more Garden of Eden
Karen found an antique quilt dated 1830, with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. So... not being a quilter... she designed and stitched it instead! (probably saves time!) This is a beautifully delicate and flowing piece, I can just imagine if the original quilt was applique! The Adam and Eve design element seems to be toned down somewhat -- so Karen adds an option to stitch 'Welcome to My Garden' instead of the Garden of Eden block, and I don't see a serpent anywhere... just lots of butterflies and gorgeous florals.

With a stitch count of 258 square, this finishes a little over 16 x 16 on 32ct Cream Belfast. No special stitches... just lots of *pretty!*

Past & Present from Rosewood Manor - click for more Past & Present
Another awesome Rosewood Manor creation, FULL of colorful stitching details, pretty motifs, and LOTS of possibilities! Stitched on 28ct Cream Cashel Linen in mainly DMC flosses, the entire piece finishes approx 20 x 20. Karen always tells you to be creative and split the whole thing up into all the smaller bits.

Check out all her Blackwork panels, all the Darning Stitches, the Quaker motifs, the Hardanger in the center, and all the pretty floral bands and motifs. You could do cushions, ornaments, basket bands, all kinds of cool stuff! Anyway, this is really a very pretty piece -- great balance, lots of color, very eye-catching! Offered as the leaflet.

Keys To The Kingdom from Rosewood Manor - click for more Keys To The Kingdom
Here's a medley of different keys! Charted for either a black presentation on 30ct Weeks Parchment, featuring black seed beads, or metallic keys on Creme, you'll get a totally different look depending on your color choice.

Karen talks about ideas for her keys: inserts for key racks, or trays to hold keys, a *welcome here* hook to hold incoming key rings, New Home/Housewarming idea -- frame the key to the first house, frame the key for the new business, first car key... old keys have charm... Key to My Heart... lots of possibilities with this one! Offered as a leaflet, main sampler finishes approx 10 x 10 on 28ct.

Spring Quakers from Rosewood Manor - click for more Spring Quakers
Rosewood Manor has a new sampler full of Springtime florals -- but Quaker-Inspired! Choose just your favorite flowers and make them into ornaments or fobs, or stitch the whole, and hang it in your garden room!

Charted for RM's new set of Valdani's 3-Strand flosses... there are no DMC conversions offered... so if you want to use overdyeds from your stash, you get to be a little creative with color! Lots of pretty motifs in here, the main piece finishes approx 12 x 19 on 28ct.

Lighthouse Island from Rosewood Manor - click for more Lighthouse Island
Rosewood Manor has a *really cool* new Biscornu-shaped seaside village... houses and businesses on one side, and the mad, churning waves gracing the other! Stitched on 32ct light blue linen... each building that goes around the whole piece is unique, and full of lots of tiny details. Lighthouses, shops, cottages, hotels, a market, City Hall, the boathouse, schools and churches... just charming! They are on the top side.

The bottom is a brilliant medley of rolling waves, so full of color and motion. Simply stitch both sides, and hand-attach together to make your 8-ish inch cushion! I've not seen anything like this, so it has been endearing. Karen shows some wrapped fish thread winders tossed into the center cavity, just for decoration. Offered as a leaflet with huge charts and great assembly instructions! Just an awesome sit-about!

Quaker Diamonds from Rosewood Manor - click for more
Quaker Diamonds
Rosewood Manor has a new Quaker-inspired sampler that is full of diagonal, lacy features. Stitched with the SAME color palette of Valdani hand-dyed flosses as Quakers and Quilts, this finishes approx 12 x 19; it's quite large, and full of details and vibrant color.

Just x's... this is very elegant... and a fun way to use the 3-strand Valdani overdyeds! Offered as a chart.

Sailing Ships Sampler from Rosewood Manor - click for more Sailing Ships Sampler
This is a cool 14 x 16 piece... you can stitch it just as it is... or take specific motifs out of it and make smaller samplers, or add little ships to other designs you already have! Karen Kluba has lots of different ideas for this medley of sailing ships... she has initials in here to signify weddings -- kind of like a family tree. You can use waste canvas and stitch ships and anchors on napkins and placemats for your 'luxury yacht'... or lake house!

The whole thing is simple cross stitch, and suggested colors are Deep Sea and Bordeaux Weeks overdyed. You can use almost anything you want! The leaflet includes several other smaller charts, with the borders and motifs arranged differently... quite the creative and charming piece!!! (Everyone always loves the samplers with ships in them the best!)

Language of the Flowers from Rosewood Manor - click for more Language of the Flowers
Inspired by their beauty, and the messages flowers send to all, Rosewood Manor's Karen Kluba has designed an awesome random spot motif sampler that lists all sorts of different flowers -- along with their specific meanings! During Victorian times, small bouquets -- Tussie-Mussies -- were given as gifts, usually with secret messages hidden inside! Definitely a quicker way to communicate to your secret love than stitching this piece... THIS is much longer lasting!

Offered as a leaflet, there are flower motifs for each letter of the alphabet, and loads of floral urns and tiny individual motifs. As with all of Karen's patterns, you can pull out small designs, stitching them into pin cushions or fobs -- really just anything. Coded for DMC flosses, the main piece finishes approx 18-1/2 inches square on 28ct! Just lovely, like the real things, your floral garden is delicate, lacy, charming, and speaks volumes!!!

Quakers and Quilts from Rosewood Manor - click to see more Quakers and Quilts
This is a really cool 3-part piece... I didn't realize its versatility, till I saw the monochromatic Quaker half pictured on the booklet's back cover. Look carefully... the top third is a simple alphabet which would be pretty all by itself. Next, add the row of Quaker motifs. Stunning... you even have enough information in the charts to duplicate the missing tops in case you want just that row! Finally, finish off with the intricate row of quilt blocks!

Each one of those in incredible just by itself... but put them together, and wow! One of Karen's trademarks is all her extra 'Bonus Charts' scattered throughout her patterns, this one being no different. You get smaller Quaker samplers, more little borders, and all sorts of project ideas for needlecases, etc. The entire piece measures 19 x 10 on 32ct, so its quite generous in size. Just stunning!

Rosewood Manor has also packaged up the Valdani threads for this remarkable design, and we now have them available for you, too.

And a Garden Grew from Rosewood Manor -- click to see more And a Garden Grew
Rosewood Manor's Karen Kluba has designed another awesome medley of flora and fauna! A companion of sorts to 'And a Forest Grew' this piece celebrates everything that grows and lives in your garden!!! In paging through the book, I found 12 different little creatures -- birds, bunnies, bugs, even a hedgehog -- all hidden among the pots, urns, and vases of blooming flowers.

Finishing an impressive 18 x 18 on 32ct, this is coded for DMC or Anchor floss, and uses crosses, back stitch and a few Algerian Eyelets. Stuffed full of detail, color and charm, the book also offers lots of smaller 'out-takes' from the main design to create pin cushions, fobs, needlebooks, smaller samplers, just all kinds of things.

There is so much you can do with a pattern like this... it's just so much fun paging through it! A complete alphabet is also provided to personalize anything you want. The featured verse is from Henry Ward Beecher; 'Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into.' So... check that thread stash... you'll need 120 different colors for this one!

Seasons of the Trees from Rosewood Manor -- click to see a larger view Seasons of the TreesSpring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... see all the trees -- their many greens and browns -- throughout the seasons... Spring at the left... flowing into Winter at the right. Rosewood Manor's Karen Kluba has a real talent for her trees, her lacy motifs, her full, balanced, busy and intriguing designs! You can study her things over and over again, and each time, you're treated to some new little detail tucked somewhere in there! Seasons of the Trees is no different!

Offered as a leaflet, this is stitched on 28ct and measures a generous 11 x 18. Worked with regular DMC flosses... you'll use 48 of them from your stash! Her charts are huge... and best of all... in paging through the leaflet, I find 14 BONUS charts... little (and some a bit larger) take-outs from the main design that are suitable for needle books, ornaments, fobs, and mini-samplers! There is so much in here... if you like this one, check out 'And a Forest Grew' and the two Christmas Stockings -- Cranberries and Pines! Really unique, definitely worth your stitching time!

Inspiration from Rosewood Manor - Click to see a lot moreInspiration
What an understatement!!! Karen Kluba of Rosewood Manor has outdone herself with this breathtaking piece! Offered as a leaflet, you'll find 30 pages of the main chart split up into smaller sections -- to fit the pages, and make stitching easier. Worked entirely in 32 colors of DMC flosses, this measures approx 14 x 18 on 32ct.

Along with the main sampler piece, there are all sorts of smaller charts included for two scissor fobs, a needlebook, mini-sampler, a larger floral bouquet piece, as well as the tiny charts of one-over-one detail in the main piece. So pretty and colorful, so delicate and intricate, there is so much to see in here, it's one that you keep paging and paging through.

Execute the Double Running Stitch instead of Backstitch in this piece... it will save lots of thread and make the backside of the needlework lovely! You have lots of fabric options with this... even count! The 32ct Moonglow called for by Picture This Plus comes in a 1/4-yard piece (24.00) -- but that gives you only 2 inches of extra fabric on each side... the 1/2 yard piece ($48.00) is twice the price... the 28ct Moonglow ($48.00) would require the 1/2 yard piece... we have lots of other 32 and 28s (in the price range of $21.60), too!!! You can tell us what you'd like in the comments box of the order form or give us a call, and we'll help you choose.

As Ye Sow
As Ye Sow
All the Flowers of Tomorrow are in the Seeds of Today is the verse in this lovely piece, that is a generous collection of alphabets and floral vases!! Check out all those delightfully different little floral motifs in this! There are 36 different ones in just two rows... how cool if you need one for another piece, a needlecase or scissor fob?

Offered as a leaflet and charted in regular DMC flosses... overdyeds would be awesome in this. Finishes approx 31 x 14 on 32ct -- Huge, actually!!! Its very pretty.

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