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from Mani di Donna...
I love this little European-feeling little scene! I think it's supposed to be Venice... but Venice doesn't have lighthouses! But there's a cathedral... but there are hot-air-balloons... and that big ol' crashing wave!
So YOU decide where you want this to be! I think it's just charming! 32ct Morris Blue Weeks linen, and only 9 shades of Weeks hand-dyed flosses, it measures 90 x 53 in stitch count.
Kitty Doodles by Amy Lee Weeks for Mill Hill
What a delightful collection of simple black-line doodles from Amy Lee Weeks! The people at Mill Hill have converted them to Cross Stitch on 18ct white Aida, and embellished with a few glass beads here and there. Design sizes finishing approx 5 x 7, each is stitched with 99% DMC black floss and accented with simple striking colors in the design borders.
SO DARN CUTE... they are presented as complete kits of the chart, fabric, beads and flosses. Frames are offered separately. These ARE done on aida -- don't get hung up on that -- if you have a swatch of something else white in your stash, use it. The designs are darling, and will WAY overshadow the fabric you stitch them on! I LOVE the one that says *Don't stress me out!*
From Left: Choose Happiness, You Had Me at Meow, Makes Your Heart Smile, Don't Stress Meowt, Do Less Be More.
The 2021 Just Cross Stitch Magazine Annual Halloween Issue is Here!
New Arrivals from Sandie
Blackwork Needlebook and Fob - This chart continues Sandie's set of Blackwork smalls... she already has a biscornu, needle roll, sampler, and heart ornament (all which are described on our Sweetheart Tree page.) Not technically 'Blackwork' which is usually a Double Running stitch and usually worked with a black color, it is a charming set none-the-less! The front of the needlebook is 76 x 76 in stitch count, and the little fob is only 43. Chart comes with black crystal paillette embellishments!
Tiny Blackwork Samplers - Welcome and Alphabet
The Sweetheart Tree has a pair of black and white pieces that are almost the same - basically reversed in direction. With stitch counts of 123 x 74... they finish 7-1/2 x 4-1/2 on 32ct. Choose any single hand-dyed color to stitch these... doesn't matter... but you get about a dozen black glass paillette embellishments, so keep those in mind when choosing colors.
The Alphabet sampler features lettering in the border, the Welcome one says Welcome Friends! Presented as charts with paillette embellishments.
Summer Flowers Biscornu Pin Cushion
Another of Sandie's charming smalls set, this one is stitched on a pale yellow or cream linen and has yellow and pastel pink roses on it. Embellishments for both are tiny pearls that come with their respective charts, and the biscornu also comes with two pale blue flower beads for the cushion centers.
Stitched on both sides... if you're short on stitching time... just do one side... they are pretty either way. Cushion finishes approx 3 x 3, fobs are a petite 1-1/2 in size. We have several shop models of Sandie's smalls like these -- they are VERY pretty!
Quaker Flowers Sampler
This pretty monochromatic piece measures 144 x 119. Choose any fabric you like... Sandie's featured thread to match the 7 included micro-button embellishments is Weeks Dye Works #1284 -- Cadet.
Again, rather than a kit format, this is being introduced as a chart with the 7 small buttons. Honestly, price is too high for this just to add to your stash. So... STITCH IT, and it'll feel better on your stitching budget!
Sunshine Yellow Pincushion
Here's a pretty little thing... I am partial to yellow, and this is stitched in three shades with 2 more greens and white to accent it. Only 31 x 31 stitches -- this is TINY!
The chart comes with a smattering of petite seed beads and a small sterling heart charm that features a tiny yellow citrine crystal in the center. Since this finishes only about 2-inches... it'd make a pretty scissor fob, as well as the cushion as pictured. Presented as the small chart with embellishments.
Quaker Alphabet Squares I & II
This is a pair of designs that delivers the alphabet in two parts surrounding miniature blocks of Quaker-inspired motifs. Stitched on 28ct linen (the cover models are on a light green color), they are stitched with only Weeks Cadet hand-dyed floss.
Garnished with three baby teal buttons, there are a few Mill Hill beads in a teal color in them as well. They measure only 60 x 60 stitches, and if you leave off that alphabet border the inside blocks are only 46 x 46. Presented as small cards with the buttons.
Sweet designs offered in small card format with the glass flower and bead embellishments included... each features a few special stitches in the 4 x 4 petite design area.
Spider Web Rose Alphabet
Just a small chart card, offered with the Cabochon glass heart embellishment, along with lots of little crystal sequin paillettes. It is a profusion of rose branches... all highlighting the Spider Web stitches that make up those charming roses!
Finishes approx 3 x 4, a pretty wisp of a thing...
A SPOOKY Spot of Halloween
This pair of charts each features words buried in the alphabet letters... it's kind of fun to find them all. Stitch counts of 97 x 97 and 102 x 102... choose the same fabric or coordinating.
Both of these are stitched with Week's Dye Works Onyx floss -- and the little ghost in white DMC. Offered as separate charts.
Dragonfly Sampler & A Spot of Love
A pair of sweet pieces with stitch counts of 100 x 100. You could do these on almost any fabric you want, and since they are worked in only one color... you can choose something really pretty to match your room.
A Spot of Love can actually be a wedding announcement -- I think It'd make an AWESOME wedding gift. Buried in the alphabet are the words 'Cherish , Forever, Love, Romance and Together' -- and I bet you could find room to personalize on it. Both are offered as charts.
A Spot of Christmas
Another cute 101 x 101 design... the letters of the alphabet string across the piece -- but they stop to spell a word or two. No embellishments are called for in this, but to me there are a million places to add buttons or tiny charms to those words of 'cookies, ho ho ho, jingle bells, merry Christmas and toys!
Stitched with Oatmeal, Cranberry, Banker's Grey, Juniper and Whiskey overdyeds.
Flosstube Friends from October House
Well, I want to be the young, skinny one in the green dress way down there on the end!
Just a fun little piece... it's pretty big at 7 x 17 on 40ct!
Tis a Melody and Grateful Hands
Lone Elm Lane's newest designs -- use them atop their boxes, or on your pillows and in frames! Presented as single charts, Stephanie has new charting software, and these are beautifully printed as full color charts.
Lone Elm has new leaflets with a bit brighter color than her first set of designs. Stitched on various counts of fabric, all four are shown mounted in the tops her 8-inch wooden Shaker boxes. Stitched on various counts of hand-dyed fabrics -- if you choose not to finish onto the box-tops -- you can choose any other counts you want!
Because the design is circular, the verse just goes round and round the box top! All four new designs are offered in individual leaflets.
Can you see her in the clouds and on the ground? A wispy, wintery scene of a quiet house and that cool evergreen tree that looks like a coverlet! I always tried to make those snow angels and not leave behind the tracks! (never figured it out!)
128 Stitches round, this finishes approx 7- 1/8 inches round on 36ct linen. It fits into the top of an 8-inch hand-made Shaker Box by Lone Elm. Coded for DMC or Gentle Art flosses, it's such a pretty design. The angel all around reminds me of a snow globe. Offered as a leaflet.
Just a pretty floral piece, personalize it with your family name on the pot near the bottom. On 32ct Copper Penny Linen, this finishes approx 10-1/2 x 12-3/8 inches. 11 Different shades of DMC and overdyeds. It is shown in Lone Elm's *Linen* cabinet -- a definite investment!
Cabinet info: Thanksgiving Sampler is framed in the door of the wooden cabinet, using turn buckles so that it can be switched with seasonal patterns. Cabinet size is 17 inches wide x 24-1/2 inches tall x 6-1/2 inches deep. It has two drawers on the bottom and two adjustable shelves inside. Door opening is 12 x 14, and it is painted and distressed. (Cabinet price is shocking!)
My Little Strawberries Ruler Pocket|
Get out your magnifier and get ready to stitch this elegant creation on 40ct linen! Designed as another companion to Milady's Strawberries Rule and Accoutrements Needle and Scissor case Sets, this is so nifty! You're stitching the linen case for it... that can match your other pieces.
Worked in overdyeds, it's cross-stitched on both the front and back, as well as the flap. Complete assembly instructions are included in the pack. (Yes... I asked her... there will also be an Acorn Ruler case... but we have to be patient! There is even a stitched linen tray to hold scissors, orts, etc..in both motifs coming... but we have to be REALLY patient!) So, in the meantime, treat your stash to this, and make sure you see ML's other new releases!
Strawberries Ruler and Accoutrements
This is a really neat set of designs that features a cross-stitched lucite ruler, a matching scissor case, needlebook and scissor fob. Available as individual chart packs with the rulers separate, I think these are charming!!! Since every stitcher's bag and every desk in America (and overseas!) needs a ruler... choose all four projects, or just that ever-functional ruler! Offered are a strawberry set and an acorn set of designs. Stitched on 40ct linen in pretty reds, rusts, brown and green overdyeds, the acorn caps are stitched with a variation of a Rhodes stitch so they are raised and textured a bit for added interest.
The ruler is a lucite 12-inch piece with a removable back to make it easy to insert your needlework. (We also have a beautiful brass ruler available below.) You must stitch the designs on 40ct linen to be able to fit into the rulers, and it is suggested for the rest of the pieces, just so gauge will match. (It is an option to stitch the cases and fob on something larger, if you need to!) Very nicely done! (Can you tell that I'm taken with those rulers??? What a different gift to present to someone!)