Pleasant Surprise!

Rene of the ILCS Group was so sweet to send me this lovely stitch picker that she made. The dainty blue and white beads remind me of the sea, which I do so miss visiting.  Rene la Frog, as we all love to call her attached her signature silver frogs to add weight and control to the picker.  This one won't go flying into the carpet, I am absolutely sure!

Here it is, laying across a corner of my Panoply of Posies which is nearing completion.  Thanks, Rene!

- Deb

By the way, please have a look at my Tips page - there are some new ones and I would enjoy having you contribute your ideas.  There is never an end to the ways to make our craft more enjoyable!!

Stitched pictures for Needlework Casket Antique Reproduction

I've been working on another project - actually 19 of them.  These are only three of the panels I have created for a lovely needlework casket - a reproduction casket of ones dating from Medieval times.

These are 3 of the lower panels.  They will be small - the largest being 11" wide, the smallest about 4' x 7" - all on 32 count linen over one.  The top panel with the man and woman will be fitted to the pair of doors on the front of the casket. Here is a mockup on the casket itself - at Hand-Dyed Fibers

These designs can be stitched in cross stitch, needlepoint, or petit point.  The charts will be available for sale as soon as I complete the fourth lower panel.  Many components of these charts can be used for accessories or combined into a lovely set of samplers as you will see when all the charts are released.  
-  Deb

Here, my Autumn Fox detail from my Autumn Nodding Sampler  - He's  looking for the last grapes of the season.  Looks like they've turned to raisins!
Winter panel shows Watermeadows Castle on a full moon night, skaters twirling in the crisp night air, fox and rabbit have shed their bright summer coats to blend with the snowy landscape.

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-Deb in Idaho