Liberty & Justice For All and Sister Suffragette
Summer House Stitche Workes has a pair of fun patriotic charts celebrating our Women's right to vote! The 19th Amendment was ratified on August 26th, 1920... and here we are 100 years later!
Miss Eliza Garside's Sampler
Beth Ann and her daughter found this original stitched sampler in a Lancaster PA antique shop. Of course after HAVING to buy it... she put her talents to work and re-charted it for us. It is a charming floral urn with several design oddities in the piece! I love reading the history of stuff like this... she researched and found several Eliza Garside, but found this one's marriage certificate, her occupation... all sorts of cool stuff.
Beth Ann made a little paper token ornament to match the sampler... added some charms to it... just did a really nice job on everything. Miss Eliza probably worked in the local wool factory in England... her sampler was stitched in wool. Beth Ann has chosen Gentle Art's hand-dyed Simply Wool for this - so luscious to work with, you'll love the effect! Set of wool includes 3 skeins each of Endive and Ruby Slipper in addition to 1 each of the 8 other colors... Brandy, Summer Shower, Portobello, Oatmeal, Forest Glade, Dungarees, and Antique Rose. Simply Wools follow the same colors as the Gentle Art flosses - so if you check your stash, you can see the colors in this.
Presenting the 2019 Fragments in Time Collection
The 2019 set of smalls is beginning to appear... this year inspired by Shaker ideals of simplicity, industry, harmony and economy. Beth's set of 8 small card charts releases mid-January and a pair of them will follow every other month to finish this July. Stitch each individually for pin cushions or join them all together - she has a freebie border chart available here.
Stitched on 32ct, the whole set needs 2 skeins each of Mulberry, Cornhusk, Heirloom Gold, Carriage Black, Dublin Bay and Lemon Grass, and one package of Lady Dot's hand-dyed chenille in Thundercloud will be enough to trim all your cushions! Our Auto covers the little charts... advise us if you want linen, trim or threads! The auto begins late January 2019 and finishes in mid July 2019.
Sarah Jane Grant 1845 Deconstructed
This is one of my favorite finds from Market. Beth Ann Seal has taken a beautiful antique sampler and created three smaller pieces from it. A smaller framed sampler, a little two-sided needle mattress, and the best... a wooden darner pin cushion! All three designs are presented in her new leaflet, and for a LIMITED time, we will have the finishing materials kit available to make the wooden darner piece.
The designs are all worked on creamy linens with silks or DMC. That little darner is a 30 x 30 design worked on 32ct. It becomes a pin cushion topper on the 4 x 1-1/2 inch wood handle piece. The darner finishing kit includes the wood, homespun trim fabric you see in the pic, the rik rak, beads, and tiny bee charms. It is the CUTEST because you can actually POKE this little guy down into your basket that has a bunch of other cushions already nestled in it! OR... it can lie beside a sampler in just a most relaxed way. Such a neat finishing treatment... I really like it!
Forever in Stitches
Just a small card design... this little thing is stitched with Gentle Art's Simply Wool - which is YUMMY to work with.
On 32ct, this finishes 10 x 3... might be a neat thing to make into a cushion for that awesome collection you now have... lovely shades of Garden Gate, Dungarees, Endive and Gold Leaf.
Fragments in Time 2018
This year's set of 8 small designs celebrates sampler cartouches -- sampler motifs and bits. Just pretty little designs, each measures 51 stitches square -- so less than 3 inches square on 36ct. You can gather the 8 small cards and make 8 individual cushions -- the ones in the pic have been backed and trimmed with Lady Dot's velvet and chenille.
Your other option is to join them all together using Beth's freebie border chart (on her Facebook page... we will send a copy with the first shipment of patterns). It will make a 15 x 8 piece to frame. Pretty Gentle Art Sampler Threads of Ribon Red, Aged Pewter, Toffee, Currant, Mint Julep and Antique Rose... All 8 charts are new here.
The Drum Series
All three small drum-shaped (cylinder) pin cushions by Summer House have new arrived. Presented as a small chart, we also have her special finishing kits included with our charts. Presented in small chart format, each drum is stitched on 32ct Linen (Home is on 10 x 12 cut of Nocturne by Picture This Plus.), and calls for only 4 DMC flosses. Your finishing kit includes the brown fabric shown on the back, that little piece of brown wool, the antique gold key charm, and bit of Week's wool to top your 4 x 6-ish inch cylinder.
Just the cutest little thing... HIVE follows mid June, and NEST ships mid September.
Fragments in Time 2017
Celebrating Elizabethan Crewelwork this year, Beth is releasing a set of 8 small charted designs -- each with the personality of antique Crewel's motifs. We have the first 4 cards in the series so far... 5 & 6 ship mid May and then 7 & 8 in mid July.
Worked on 32 Platinum Linen with Sampler Threads of Endive, Gold Leaf, Grasshopper, Aged Pewter, Picnic Basket, and Freedom, (one skein of each should do them all) the three-inch pin cushions are trimmed with Lady Dot's Thunder Cloud Chenille (One package will trim your entire set of 8 cushions!) and backed with Week's Blue Heron hand-dyed wool. (We have 17 x 26-ish 1/4 yard cuts or 8 to 9-ish inch Schnigglet cuts available. Get one quarter of one color to back them all... or get asst schnigglet colors to mix and match your backs.)
The colors and motifs in this small set are all inspired by old Crewel... rich teals, mosses and golds. Join the auto-ship to collect the other 4 charts as released, and give us your thoughts about that wool!
Harriet's Valentine Bouquet
This is a 9-1/2 x 3 pin cushion stitched on Weeks 30ct Straw Linen with Gentle Art Sampler Threads of Mustard Seed, Green With Envy, Apple Cider, Cucumber, and Woodrose.
Trimmed with Lady Dot's Sequoya Mini-Pom-Pom Ball fringe, it's very aged looking! Presented as a small chart.
Postcards From The Heart
Summer House Stitche Workes is presenting a pretty set of small designs and finishing them in super-cool ways on little burlap canvases. Each Postcard From The Heart features a pair of tiny designs that are all stitched on various colors of Weeks Dye Works 32ct hand-dyed linens -- in one color of floss, of your choice.
Next, get our bitty burlap-covered canvases -- you see them in the model pics... and then hit your button box for buttons and laces, your scrapbooking bins for cool papers and little trinkets, and your travel memoirs for ticket stubs and maps. Glue your stitching onto the burlap board and embellish with your *found objects!* Each card is offered separately, and the burlap boards are as well!
We have an auto-ship for these...
Pin Money Pocket
Summer House's Limited Edition Kit for 2015... this is a fun little *piggy bank* to store up your stitching budget money!!! (or maybe just to hold a few wish lists?)
Beth's kit contains the 32ct Weeks Confederate Gray hand-dyed linen, Gentle Art Sampler Threads, some beautiful calico fabric for your case lining, vintage silk ribbons to make the tie for your case, muslin lining material, and a charming wooden nickel that is printed with the words *linen*needles*aida*scissors*threads*. The case will finish approx 3-1/2 x 4-1/2... I love that wooden nickel!
Fragments in Time
Here are 4 small card designs that celebrate sampler motifs. They are supposed to be 'fragments' of stitching that kind of look half-finished! Display them in a hoop... or better yet, mount them into wooden pin cushion forms -- like the ones we have from Lone Elm Lane or Sudberry House. Or... you can just sew them into stuffed cushions.
They all are 50 x 50 in size, stitched on the same fabric -- we have 28ct Vintage Country Mocha Cashel Linen, and use the same Gentle Art Sampler Threads of Cinnamon, Grecian Gold, Endive, Chamomile and Wood Trail. It might be fun to finish right up to the edges on these a little, too! Kind of like lost little scraps of stitching!
The Gift Keeps Giving
The inspiration for this whole leaflet of designs has come from an antique stitched table cloth Beth has had in her family. She had the original cloth at Market when she debuted this publication -- but I don't remember who gave it to who. It was gorgeous, and she, in turn makes the Gift Keep Giving by making all sorts of other designs and cool things based on the original patterns Cross Stitched on the table cloth.
There is a pin cushion in here, a lovely box topper for one of the Lone Elm Lane 6-Inch Shaker Boxes... and a LOVELY alphabet pillow that finishes approx 7-1/2 x 10 on 32ct. Choose one color of hand-dyed thread for any of your projects... maybe something to match your Grandmother's dishes?????
This is a re-charting of an old sampler - we see a lot of these -- bright colored bulky wools stitched on brown penelope canvas. I don't know if these were the poorer families... heavier threads, not silks, not fine linens??? Who knows!
This little piece is now charted for Simply Wool, Sampler Threads or DMC floss. It finishes approx 7 x 8 on 32ct linen and is offered as a small chart.
With a stitch count of 234 x 72, this finishes approx 13 x 4 on 32ct...and uses only DMC 680, 823 and 3777! The tiny lettering over the R says *spangled banner.*
A lovely piece, very simple and bold. Presented as a small chart.
This is a delicate piece -- worked in only 4 colors of DMC 310, 831, 221 and 3852. It finishes approx 5-1/2 inches square on 32ct, and is full of specialty stitches of Smyrna and Star Crosses.
There is a bonus biscornu chart in here as well! Offered as a small chart.
A Bee in Your Bonnet
Kind of a fun sampler by Summer House Stitche Workes, this has a royal feel to it with that crown in there! A pretty trailing vine feeding the hungry bees surrounds the skep and the little verse.
There are Algerian Eyes in that skep, but the rest is Cross Stitch. The colors are pretty -- Sampler Threads of Piney Woods, Dried Thyme, Dark Chocolate, Toffee, Oatmeal and Country Redwood to stitch this 9 x 10-1/2-ish inch piece. Offered as a leaflet.
E. Pluribus Unum
So classic in design... this is stitched over one on 28ct hand-dyed Straw/Gingham linen in only one color -- Weeks Kohl hand-dyed floss. Measuring approx 7-1/2 x 8 -- this will make quite a visual statement in your surroundings. You can choose the same gingham linen in 28ct and work this over two threads instead -- you've just create a larger piece at 13-1/2 x 16.
Offered as a chart -- this is very clear and looks like it'll be fun to work on!
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