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Directly from Italy, we love this collection of monochromatic designs... jewelry, seasonal, and lovely hearts from Livia and Paola Rovaris. All presented in chart format, although everything is stitched in red -- you KNOW you can change any colors you wish!!!


Bee Alphabet by Rovaris of Italy! - click to see more Halloween Alphabet by Rovaris of Italy! - click to see more
Bee and Halloween Alphabets
Paola and Livia Rovaris have a couple of unique alphabet designs that are presented as sets of 5 pillows! One has a bee theme, the other Halloween - in looking at them, the letters are in the same positions - but each is scattered with its own fun motifs. Find some cute finishing fabric first, then some trims, THEN choose your stitching fabric. They all finish about 4 inches high, but different lengths depending on how you finish them. What a neat presentation, you have to study them a little to see how they 'spell correctly!'

We brought home several new designs from the Spring trade show by these ladies... scroll down to see everything else FUN!


Skeleton by Rovaris of Italy! - click to see more Hen by Rovaris of Italy! - click to see more Summer by Rovaris of Italy! - click to see more
  • Skeleton - I think this might be a bride and groom! Here it is - you'll either love it, or pass on down to my next entry! If you love it, stitch it for your favorites who will love it too... it measures 155 x 227 - so a huge 9-1/2 x 14 on 32ct! Can't miss this one! Uses DMC of red, white and black!
  • Hen - Finishes 3 x 10 on 32ct... the chart includes that bit of lace along with a chicken foot charm!
  • Summer - Super cute, this measures 4 x 8 on 32ct... choose a pretty blue material. My fav part is that little whale!

Gingerbread by Rovaris of Italy! - click to see more Noel by Rovaris of Italy! - click to see more Santa by Rovaris of Italy! - click to see more
  • Gingerbread - Yum! Measures 10-1/2 x 3 on 32ct - choose a dark green. (I think we have nice 28ct Luganas.)
  • Noel - This one measures 91 x 193 - kind of large actually. The flake dangling from the N is an included metal snowflake!
  • Santa - Please Stop Here! Measures 109 x 52... this was one of their earlier charts that has no name - just a number... #116!

Happy New Year by Rovaris of Italy! - click to see more Snowman by Rovaris of Italy! - click to see more Snow by Rovaris of Italy! - click to see more Ho Ho Ho by Rovaris of Italy! - click to see more
  • Happy New Year - This one is REALLY old (or should I say vintage?) - it doesn't even have a NUMBER! It says February of 2006! But it's newly photograped, printed, bagged up and really cute! Probably Picture This Plus Nocturne linen, it finishes about 6 x 7.
  • Snowman - Another one with no name or number - just that 2006 date... but it's on awesome fabric again and printed all fresh and new and cute! About 3 x 9 in size!
  • Snow - Stitched with wintery aqua DMC... the birds are brown but maybe switch them to red, and add some metallics to that stitched snow? Finishes approx 4 x 8.
  • Ho Ho Ho - This one is kind of hard to see... red and white lettering on a dark blue background, it looks like the nighttime sky. Stitch count is only 29 x 203 - so 1 x 8 on 28 over one, or 2 x 14-1/2 over two or 14ct!


QUEEN and BEE by Rovaris of Italy! - click to see more QUEEN * BEE
By Rovaris, we have two more of their fun words to stitch - Queen and Bee. Presented in two different charts, both have bees and crowns in them... they'd actually make a cute pair of stuffed pillows. Each is worked on 32ct natural linen with DMC... Bee is 132 x 48, Queen is 167 x 53.

Each chart comes with a bit of the cotton lace you see dividing the stitching from the finishing fabric, as well a crown or bee charm. Just black, white, golds and browns... they won't take much time to stitch but will make quite the statement on your windowsill, or nestled in that big ol' basket of seasonal pin cushions (you're working on!)


West South East North by Rovaris of Italy! - click to see more 5 design models by Rovaris of Italy! - click to see more
Charming Seaside-Themed Designs - I love them all!
Direct from the Italian Coastline, these are all presented in chart format and are coded for DMC floss. Each one comes with a special embellishment, and most have a cut of lace or ribbon as well. We have a few other charts we picked up... click through to their page to see the rest!

Livia and Paola Rovaris are the designers behind all these. They look ALIKE, and it took me 2 years at Market to discover there were TWO of them! One spoke better English than the other for a couple of years... so I remember going into their room and ordering, but then 'she never seemed to remember' when I came back. (Everything becomes clearer when you're all waiting in the breakfast omlet line at the show!)
  • North, South, East & West - All 4 designs are in this chart pack, along with a ship's wheel charm and the lace you see in the finishing treatment. You'll need to find some cute striped fabrics, which should be pretty easy. Each design measures 53 x 53 in stitch count, so on 32ct, they are about 3-1/2 inches in size.
  • Whale - Measures 147 x 46, you get the sailboat and whale tail charms!
  • Anchor Beach - Measures 96 x 61, you get the anchor charm and white lace to trim both end of the design.
  • Beach (The Word) - Measures 170 x 51, This one comes with a mermaid charm that is over an inch in size, and that dividing lace.
  • Sea - Measures 123 x 37, you get the crab chart as well. The crab charm is super-cute, comes with the crab-orange ribbon shown in the pic.
  • Mermaid - Measures 165 x 57 (about 10 x 3 on 32ct). A different mermaid charm in this one - her very curly tail is hard to see in the pic, but it's super-cute! Lace too.

America and Farm by Rovaris of Italy - click to see more
America and Farm
  • America - Measuring 203 x 52 - about 12-1/2 x 3 on 32ct... This chart comes with the little wooden painted flag button (hard to see near the top), a star charm and lace trimming.
  • Farm - Measuring 160 x 59, this one is cute with only the word as a shortened option! Sunbonnet Sue is the featured charm, as well as more lace trim.


Happiness is Walking on the Beach by Rovaris of Italy - click to see more
Happiness is Walking on the Beach
This one measures 122 x 67, and comes with a sailboat and nautilus shell charm.

The rope treatment shown in the finishing is really cool, too.


4th Of July Pillow by Rovaris of Italy! - click to see more 4th Of July Pillow
I love that little July 4th pin mattress! Two charts in here, one makes the 75 x 50 mattress, the other the 100 x 45 pin cushion, using DMCs of white, 815 and 813.

These would be pretty worked in hand-dyed flosses instead, but stick with the natural colored linen so the white color shows up against the material. Presented as the chart, it comes with 14 white star buttons. We have a few of those cute little felt heart scissor fobs as well!





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