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One Stitch at a Time from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more
One Stitch at a Time
This is a sewing envelope design that features three panels of stitching along with a small matching fob/cushion piece. Stitched on a 32 or 36 neutral linen, the colors are quite pale - Confederate Gray, Adobe, Dove, Garrison Green and Arrowhead. Kimberly wanted a soft and antiquey look on her 5 x 5 envelope which is trimmed with lady dot's Blue Fescue Velvet and Rainy ribbon.

The cut of wool you see measures 3 x 4 - to help with perspective. Since Kimberly designed this during all the lockdowns... fabric shopping for lining was not an option, but know that you can line your piece with anything else besides the solid you see behind that small wool panel.
*Beautiful things come together one stitch at a time.*

Floral Heart from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more
Floral Heart
Samplers Not Forgotten has released a new pin cushion design - a pretty heart-shaped floral - stitched in pale rose and moss hand-dyed cottons.

Fully kitted, it is stitched on 36ct Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed linen with Weeks flosses. The featured lace trim and ribbon for the finishing is by Lady Dot. The kit includes the chart, linen, threads, trims, the charm and the backing fabric - which you can get a glimpse of in the background of our pic. What a pretty piece!

One Hundred Hearts from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more
One Hundred Hearts
A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you. Samplers Not Forgotten did this piece for us several years ago as part of our A Little Help From Our Friends Stitching Circle! It is a precious design... I even took home the model and it's been on my dresser ever since (so now I'd better bring it back to the shop!)

Soft colors of Weeks hand-dyed flosses (Pamlico, Jay Bird, Bullfrog, Grasshopper, Aztec Red and Hibiscus) on weeks 32ct Tin Roof hand-dyed linen, it finishes about 5 x 5. The little wool heart on the back holds a small pair of scissors if you want it to, so you'll want to choose wool and cushion trim that matches.

Descending Sun from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more
Descending Sun
This charming piece finishes about 8 x 9-1/2 on 36ct - it measures 170 x 147. Dove, Dirt Road, Baked Apple, Merlot, Gold, Arrowhead, Endive, Piney Woods, and Carriage Black are the featured hand-dyed threads... I love, love, love that floral basket to the right of the house!

Count that day lost whose low descending sun derives from my hand no worthy action done. What a nice way to remind one not to have a wasted day!

French Garden from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more
French Garden
Another gorgeous piece releasing this weekend at Market by Samplers Not Forgotten, this one features a French proverb as the verse (which is also charted in English just in case!). Little by little the bird makes it's nest is the thought - the proverb advises that with patience (or time) and perseverance all goals can be accomplished. Look at those gorgeous florals cascading down the sides... and all those involved dividing bands - aren't they exquisite? That little bird motif in there would make a beautiful little pin cushion all by itself!

Measuring 271 x 351, stitch this on any linen you like - it'll finish approx 15 x 19-1/2 on 36ct. Worked with Weeks flosses, you'll need multiple skeins of Arrowhead, Banana Pudding, Dove, Oilcloth, Caper, Dolphin, Blue Suede, Lily Pad, Whiskey, Gold, Sanguine, and that time and patience it talks about!

The pics look stunning... can't wait to see it!

Sweet Finch from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Rose Bouquet from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Token of Love from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Catharine Negus 1810 from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more
Sweet Finch, Rose Bouquet, Token of Love and Catharine Negus 1810
Samplers Not Forgotten has a trio of pretty pin cushion designs that are presented in kit format.
  • Sweet Finch - This is the little bird that is featured in the French Garden Sampler! He is precious! Very soft colors of cotton flosses, it finishes approx 4 x 7 and has a matching fob that is less than 2 x 2. Kimberly's kit contains the 36ct Weeks hand-dyed Beige linen, a gorgeous mossy green backing fabric cut, hand-dyed vintage rik rak trim, frosted gunmetal glass beads, the vintage safety pin and a pearl button. So, so lovely!
  • Rose Bouquet - YUM! This one is stitched on 36ct Edinburgh linen with Weeks hand-dyed flosses (included.) The hand-dyed velvet and matching silk ribbon is by Lady Dot. There are fresh water pearls in here as well. The stitching is a solid area measuring 82 x 36 in stitch count. The colors are LOVELY - reds and mossy greens for the stitching, and a deep, deep denim blue for the velvet (reminds me of Weeks Dungarees - but this is hand-dyed by Lady Dot so it is her blue.) I would never have guessed that the stitching and velvet would go together, but they really do! The finished pin keep measures less than 5 x 5... the finishing instructions are in here to help make yours look just like this one. The blue is NOT bright-ish like on the cover pic - it is rich and vintage looking!
  • Token of Love - A charming heart-shaped cushion, this is stitched with Weeks 36ct Putty Linen and those rich red and mossy green cottons. The stitch count is 85 x 72, so it measures a little over 4 x 4. The kit contains the chart, linen, floss, ribbon for finishing and red and creme homespun finishing fabric for the back.

Liberty from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more BG 1874 from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more Blessed and Thankful from Samplers Not Forgotten - click to see more
New from Samplers Not Forgotten
  • Liberty - Very primitive in feel... looks like the yellow house from With Needle and Thread's Sampler and the girl from 4th of July - but not exact. Fun border, pretty colors, just quiet. Measures 8 x 10 on 36ct, coded for Weeks flosses.
  • BG 1874 - This is a gorgeous sampler... awesome floral motifs, borders and those alphabets! Wow! Stitch count is 496 x 202 - so it finishes approx 28 x 11 on 36ct. If you like only either half - just do HALF! If you like the florals - make a couple of pin cushions and call it good. There are no 'Cross Stitch Police Rules' anywhere that say you have to stitch the whole thing to enjoy just a part!!!
  • Blessed and Thankful - I think that verse is describing the little squirrel! Stitched on 36ct (only the words are stitched over one thread) with Cypress, Charcoal, Picnic Basket, Endive, Cidermill Brown and Fragrant Cloves... this finishes approx 6-1/2 inches square on 36ct. I think some veins (long stitches) in the leaves would be pretty, and what about some Leviathons in the acorns and Satins on the caps?

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!

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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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