Verdant Variations and The Only Gift - September Releases

The Only Gift  will be in shops in early September. 
Verdant Variations will be available at the end of September although there have been some pre-release orders already!  

Details on Verdant Variations:  this is a sampler of words describing shades of green. This is part of a series in this style.
Design is 206 x 202 stitches. Suggested fabric: Zweigart Linen, 36 ct Clay stitched over 2;  Suggested floss: Dinky Dyes silk, 8 meter, 6 strand skeins: Camo Green #196 (2 skeins), Pindi #162, Gidgee #142, SeaGrass#136, Matilda #201

Details on The Only Gift:  inspired by a quote from one of my favorites, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Read a little more on The Only Gift and see WIP pix.
Design size is   179w x 139h stitches Suggested fabric: Weeks Dye Works 20ct Putty Linen #1201; design is stitched over 1 thread of fabric with 1 strand of floss.
 Suggested floss: The Gentle Art cotton 5 yd, 6 strand skeins  Oatmeal #1140 (2 skeins), Mulberry #0350 (1) & Otter Creek #7092 (2)
  •        Alternate suggested floss is Dinky Dyes Silk 8 meter, 6 strand skeins; 1 skein  each of Pearl #61, Cherrywood #159 and Ocean Pines #68.
  •        Finished size on 20 count over 1 or 40 count over 2  = 9 x 7”  
  •        Specialty Stitches: straight stitch, satin fan stitch and open herringbone stitch.  It may be stitched over 1 thread of fabric. 
  • A lovely alternative would be 36- 40 count linen, stitched over 2; as it is, stitched on 20 ct over 1, the effect is more rustic.  The look depends upon your taste.