October 2015 Releases

 Persuasion” is one of our upcoming designs and will be released mid-month. It is 127 x 127. We used Weeks Dye Works 35 ct #1121 Straw or any warm brown.  Work 2 over 2 with Dinky Dyes silk. Numbers & instructions are included for stitches: Eyelet & Sofia Stitch—a plump version of Smyrna Cross. That elegant little cut glass ink well with stopper is treasure all in itself.  

Kiss Me , 87 stitches square, was stitched on Weeks Dye Works, 30ct linen, #1094, (off white), over 2 threads of fabric in 4 shades of Dinky Dyes floss.   Finished size on 30 ct over 2 = 5 3/4”.

There are no specialty stitches; work this over either 1 or 2 threads.


A Good Year  at 87 stitches square, is just right for any special date that should be celebrated.

 Our model (with my personal wedding date with our initials).  It was worked on Zweigart Cashel, # 326 Dirty Linen, 28 ct.  Work over 1 or 2. Numbers, letters included.Uses 6 shades of Dinky Dyes including three wonderful, truly luscious purples

Embellishments include Kreinik braid, petite beads.  Specialty stitches are Algerian Eye, Border Flower, Satin, Eyelet, Bargello, French Knot.

“Before the Fall  hints of the    the impending fall from grace for our youthful Adam and Eve.  Notice how they are being spied upon by a golden-eyed serpent as they swing wildly from the tree tops.

At 226 x 253 stitches, our design uses Weeks Dye Works 35 ct #1101 Lt Khaki linen; over 2 with Gloriana Silk with very nice Xref to Dinky Dyes.Work this design over 2. Includes instructions for specialty stitches as always.  There are just enough of them for fun but not overwhelming.