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LW Motif Sampler 1821 from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more English Garden from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Bouquet 1813 Kit from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Pensee Savauge Kit from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Floral Cup Pin Cushion Kit from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more
New Designs from Samplers Not Forgotten
  • LW Motif Sampler 1821 - This is a pretty pink and green floral sampler with a SUPER-antiquey flavor to it. 16 Different hand-dyed flosses in here, it is petite, but VERY pretty on color! Not too big, it finishes about 5-1/2 x 10 on 36ct... it is just charming!!!!
  • English Garden - This finishes approx 10-1/2 x 18 on 40ct. It is INTENSE! Stitched with Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed cotton flosses, you'll need multiple skeins of several of the colors, so buy your floss all at one time. Parchment (2), Confederate Gray (1), Sage (1), Garrison Green (3), Grape Vine (1), Red Pear (1), Pea Coat (2), Oscar (3), Whiskey (1), Gold (2), Sanguine (1), and Cinnabar (2). There are only Cross Stitches in this, but the borders and patterns are rich and full - the stitched piece in person was absolutely enchanting. Remember, you CAN break this up and make pin cushions out of some of the solid areas... and the 1813 floral basket on the right hand side is available separately as a cushion kit! This is lovely... buy it for your stash... it's worth it!
  • Bouquet 1813 Kit - That sweet little floral take-out from the English Garden Sampler... Kit of linen, finishing fabric, threads... so pretty!
  • Pensee Savauge Kit - Another delicate floral cushion kit... you get the finishing fabric, button and silk ribbon in here along with chart, linen and floss.
  • Floral Cup Pin Cushion Kit - Oh this is delightful! It is a soft spray of flowers stitched on Weeks Dye Works 36ct Tin Roof hand-dyed linen with Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed flosses. The complete kit includes the darling little 2-1/2 inch white enameled cup with the green ribbon for the rouching trim, along with linen and flosses. The heart-shaped waxer in the pic is included... and so are the 3 crystal pins! Really a fun way to finish a *small*... something to perch on a shelf, windowsill, or just another unique and interesting finishing treatment for a small design!

1726 Garden Pinkeep Kit from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more 1726 Garden Pinkeep Kit & Ann Wright's 1726 Pinkeep Drum Kit
I guess 1726 was a busy year for pretty pin keeps! Kimberly Nugent has a pair of kits that include lovely linens and really pretty printed finishing fabrics!
  • 1726 Garden Pinkeep is a limited release kit from the recent Nashville trade show. It includes and features Lakeside Linens 36ct hand-dyed fabric and Gentle Art Sampler Threads.
    Ann Wright's 1726 Pinkeep Drum Kit from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see moreThe finished design measures approx 4 x 6-1/2. The kit includes the hand-dyed wool and ribbon to make the backside 'flower' treatment, as well as that antique-y black and taupe finishing fabric. The left edge also features some tone-on-tone Eyelets and Satins!
  • Ann Wright's 1726 Pinkeep Drum Kit is finished into a charming little cylinder -- a drum shape. It is another Nashville Market Exclusive kit as well! This kit comes with the 36ct Weeks Beige hand-dyed linen, a cut of gorgeous hand-dyed velveteen for the strawberry, along with green hand-dyed wool for it's topper. Flosses are Weeks -- gorgeous rich shades of denim, burgundy and greens. You get the trimming buttons shown on the model and the denim and tan finishing fabric. Its design is a small take-out from Ann Wright's large sampler -- which we have on SNF's interior pages!!! CHARMING!
Ann Wright 1726 from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more
Ann Wright 1726
Here is the main sampler that provided the small design featured on the 1726 Drum... shown here as both the new model and the original sampler. Stitched on 40ct linen, this measures an impressive 9 x 21 inches when finished.

Charted for silks, if you have the matching drum pattern, you can convert to those hand-dyed cottons used. Stitches include Saw Tooth, Satins, Eyelets and Bargello over 4. Absolutely stunning, this is just rows and rows of florals and trees, with a flock of angels at the bottom!

Rose Manor from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Rose Manor
*Use what talents you possess the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except for those that sang the very best.* Good life advice, this measures 16 x 8-1/2 on 40ct linen. Coded for silks or hand-dyed of Steamed Broccoli, Meredith's Pink, Seagull, Chickpea, Cocoa, Sandcastle, Hibiscus and Sage LOTS of solid areas for easy stitching!

You could always add Satins in the grass and give the houses bricks... shingles on the roof or panes in the windows... or even furry little rabbits! Presented as a chart.

With Needle & Thread Needle Book from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more With Needle & Thread Needle Book
Samplers Not Forgotten has a pretty needle book to companion her larger With Needle and Thread Sampler! Choose the same fabric you stitch the main sampler on if you want -- 36ct Weeks Tin Roof Linen. It finishes approx 8 x 9, so when folded in half it'll measure approx 4 x 4.

Picture on the left is the inside of the case, two right pics are the front and back panels. Coded for Weeks flosses of Grits, Honeysuckle, Cappuccino, Charcoal, Jay bird, Bullfrog and Curry, the colors are soft and dusty -- it looks old and charming! Chart format.

Garden Urn Pinkeep kit from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Garden Urn Pinkeep
Kim Nugent released such a charming pin cushion at Market last week... it is her limited edition... and it is just lovely. Presented as a kit, she chose 36ct Vintage Pear Lakeside Linen, paired it with an antique-flavored calico backing fabric, and soft hand-dyed Sampler Threads of Old Brick, Pecan Pie, Endive, Brethren Blue, Briar Rose, Heirloom Gold and Mustard Seed.

The stitched area is 3-1/2 x 4... the finished cushion about 4 x 5-1/2. You get the linen, backing fabric, threads, along with a red felt heart to decorate the back, and the trio of mother-pf-pearl buttons garnishing the front. Super soft and pretty colors, this is very nice.

Laundry Day from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Laundry Day
Laundry Room -- Wash * Dry * Fold -- Repeat
Something cute to decorate the walls of your laundry room -- if you have a nice one! (mine is behind my furnace in the basement... so all I'll enjoy is a stitched model in the shop!) Samplers Not Forgotten has released this charming design -- all yummy, faded colors of Gentle Art Sampler Threads -- that finishes approx 11 x 11 on 36ct.

Stitched with Harvest Basket, Barn Grey, Butternut Squash, Liberty, Dungarees, Baby Spinach, Chalk, Picnic Basket, Onyx and Garden Gate, the dusty grays and denims are perfect with the soft yellows of the flowers. Did you notice that the border is made of wooden clothespins? And... this is a much more FUN way to use the stray buttons that come off in the wash, instead of sewing them back on where they came from!

Fourth of July Picnic from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Fourth of July Picnic
Here's a fun piece -- it sports a lot of different little borders and a flower urn that features buttons or stitched flowers -- or both! Just 130 x 100 -- approx 7 x 6 on 36/18ct, this is worked with Sampler Threads of Onyx, Picket Fence, Wheat Fields, Endive, Freedom, dungarees, Cranberry, Linen, heirloom gold and Picnic Basket.

I like the borders and those buttons -- there is a house in the background -- maybe your fabric choice will let that show up a little better. Cute as a door-stop block!!!

With Needle and Thread from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more With Needle and Thread
What a CHARMING sampler design by Samplers Not Forgotten! My Soul is fed with Needle and Thread. I love everything about this piece!!!!! Presented as a chart, it is for anyone who loves to stitch! Worked on 36ct, it'll finish approx 11-1/2 x 8-1/2. Stitched with Sampler Threads and Classic Colorworks of Lexington Green, Roasted Marshmallow, Garden Gate, Endive, Wheat Fields, Brown Hen, Deep Fennel and Eggshell, the border is different all the way around.

Pretty white flowers, the scissors adorn the right edge while the spools of thread adorn the opposite. Your initials are on here nice and big -- because you are important! The flower urn is pretty just by itself, but so is the little yellow house with the band sampler below! Can you see the special stitches between the rows? There is a thimble on there... and the bottom band is a tape measure!!!!! Then, for a special touch -- choose some pretty antique buttons to embellish here and there... just so pretty!

Summer Garden from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Summer Garden
One can no more approach people without love than one can approach bees without care! Finishing just 8 x 6-1/2 -ish on 36ct... you can stitch this in regular cross stitches... or execute it using Kimberly's stitch suggestions. 10 Pretty shades of Gentle Art Sampler Threads -- Oatmeal, Tarnished Gold, Wheat Fields, Endive, Mountain Mist, Lexington Green, Tin Bucket, Summer Meadow, Red Plum and Sugarplum, the border is Sawtooth.

There is one bee over one thread... and the hive is 40-ish rows of crosses mixed with stitches. The flowers above the hive are Woven Spider Stitches -- but no diagrams provided in here for those!!! Presented as a chart.

Christmas In My Heart from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more
Christmas In My Heart
Oh, the Scrooge Promise!!! Finishes approx 11 x 10 on 36ct -- gorgeous colors of Barn Gray, Cranberry, Grecian Gold, Onyx, Pecan Pie, Piney Woods, Eggshell and Honeycomb.

You could add some special stitches to those trees for a little patterned texture if you wanted...

Autumn 1831 from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Autumn 1831
A quiet, house... what I really like on here is that gorgeous floral vine border. It winds all over the piece and is different all the way around. There are several white flowers in it that you cannot see on the cover pic.

The entire piece finished approx 11 x 10 on 36ct, colors used are: Blackbird, Burnt Orange, Dark Chocolate, Barn Gray, Onyx, Honeycomb, Eggshell and Endive.

Joyful Easter from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Joyful Easter
This was gorgeous in person at the recent trade show! Look at the tree branches -- they from a heart! Finishing a charming 7-1/2 inches square on 36ct, you can't see the bits of lavender flowers tucked into the grass, and it's easy to miss the pink blossoms in the tree.

This needs to be done SMALL... it is charming!

Parents Love from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Parents Love
By this work You may see My parents love to me. Generous in size, this finishes approx 15 inches square on 40ct. I'm not sure of the meanings of the motifs in here... or why the verse says what it says... but it does have that charming yard down at the bottom, and it's very colorful! Offered as a chart, it's interesting!

O Christmas Tree from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more O Christmas Tree
Oh.. the English words to "O Christmas Tree" are the verse for this!!! A twiggy little border, and that awesome special stitch and verse area, this would be a pretty decoration to bring out every year to display on a table easel.

Finishing approx 10 x 11 on 36ct, it calls for only Gentle Art's Forest Glade, Onyx, Garden Gate, Picnic Basket, Picket Fence and Cranberry flosses. SNF has several other recent new releases, too!

Bird Song from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Bird Song
This is a charming piece by Samplers Not Forgotten, stitched with Gentle Art Sampler Threads of Onyx, Oatmeal, Picnic Basket, Brandy, Buckeye Scarlet, Endive, Piney Woods, Cottage Blue and Toasted Barley.

On 40ct, it'll finish approx 10 x 7, and features teeny Padded Satins on the birds in the border, and more along the bottom in the green grass. The wild vines and swirly roses are delghtful! A fun little piece offered as a chart.

Autumn Garden from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Autumn Garden
Even is something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn. What a fun verse for a fun sampler! The trailing ivy border along the edge, acorns and golden flowers, I especially like the crow perched atop the pumpkin! The neat area of special stitches is kind of cool, too.

Stitched on 32ct, this finishes approx 11 x 12 in size, and is worked with Gentle Art Sampler Threads of Pecan Pie, Garden Gate, Flax, Moss, Autumn Leaves, Brick Path, Gold Leaf and Onyx.

Spring Garden from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Spring Garden
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tunes without the words and never stops at all.

Companion to the Autumn Sampler, another area of special stitches in here, this one finishes approx 11 x 11 and is worked with GAST of Sable, Lavender Potpourri, Avocado, Grape Leaf, Burnt Orange, Daffodil, Tarnished Gold, Garden Gate, Barn Grey, Jasmine, and Toasted Barley.

Music Amongst the Trees from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Music Amongst the Trees
This is a very simple piece -- but WOW -- the verse reads: There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.

That same neat area of special stitches in a tiny band sampler in here and that half border of saw-tooth satins... this finishes approx 9 x 9 on 36ct and calls for denim blues, cream and soft brown colors.

Sarah Ann Kiddy 1860 from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Sarah Ann Kiddy 1860
Teach me to feel another's woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me.

Worked in browns, greens, antique pink and some honey bronze... this finishes approx 6 x 10 on 45ct... or 8-1/2 x 14 on a 32ct. No special stitches, just a simple reproduction, traditional design with a humbling message!

Mary Ann Robey 1810 from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Mary Ann Robey 1810
A reproduction... the verse is very unique! Few to good breeding make just a pretense, Good breeding is the blossom of good sense, the last result of an accomplished mind, with outward grace the body's virtue joined.

Measuring approx 11 x 16 on 35ct linen, I really like all the pots of flowers in here, and the dividing borders and signature area at the bottom. I'm not sure if The Cross Stitch Police would be offended if I stitched that without the words!!!!!!

Elizabeth Lamb 1837 from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Elizabeth Lamb 1837
What a statement Sampler this is! HUGE on visual impact... with a stitch count of 316 x 341, the design elements and colors in this are bold and organized! Sometimes the verses on old samplers are hard to read because the spelling and punctuation are strange... here goes with this one! On the alone my Hope relies Beneath thy cross I fall thou art my life my sacrifice My Savior and My All don.

I think this would also make a gorgeous family tree piece! This will finish approx 22 inches square on 30ct, and is coded for either silks or DMC. Very striking in design with rich color.

Mary Shepherd from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Mary Shepherd
This is a gorgeous little piece... a heavy cross-stitched border surrounding a floral basket -- all in special stitches. The basket/urn is stitched over two threads, and then AGAIN on top of that over 4 threads! The entire floral part is really a line drawing that you use as a guide to fill in the greens and flowers with straight stitches!

Only 4 colors in this, you could choose some hand-dyed to give it even more depth if you like. VERY unusual, the overall stitch count is 105 x 138.

Strawberry Pincushion from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Strawberry Pincushion
Just a bitty wisp of a thing, this measures only 30 x 35 stitches... and uses just 5 colors.

I think the red ribbon edging really sets it off beautifully! Offered as a chart.

Black Cat Sampler from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Black Cat Sampler
This is a pretty piece -- the dainty border with all the alphabets and more border motifs at the top... I love, love all the motifs in the bottom half. Can you find the Strawberry Pincushion chart above in here???

Pretty urns and florals... why is that black cat so prominent??? Stitch count of 368 x 347 -- very pretty balance in this one.

Maria Simoncini 1806 from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Maria Simoncini 1806
Super tailored, even, precise and quiet... this is a lovely piece in person. The soft greens, taupe and whites are so relaxing, it just has a peaceful tone.

Stitch count of 324 x 396 -- so approx 20 inches square when finished.

Isabill Robb 1803 from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Mary Ann Crumley 1829
This is a lovely piece that actually deals with the death of a young boy. The verse talks about him leaving so soon with weeping friends behind... not having tasted the bitter cup of woe... quite a verse!

If you like the general design of this, you could always change those words to something a little more pertinent to your family -- it's up to you, it'll be YOUR sampler! a very old and traditional feel to this one, mostly golds, greens and cream. Stitch count is 244 x 330.

Isabill Robb 1803 from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Isabill Robb 1803
Such a pretty sampler that our image doesn't come close to doing it justice. This has a stitch count of 447 x 481 -- so on 36ct, for instance, it'll finish approx 25 x 27 -- awesomely huge!

LOTS of delicate design detail in here... great floral borders, some over-one work, lots of elegant floral motifs. Charted for DMC or silk, there are only 11 colors used. Really nice balance, this is offered as a chart.

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