Long Way Home - New Quaker Sampler

For the adventurous stitcher:

To be released to your favorite shops.  And now on Etsy
The Long Way Home, packed full of Quaker/Vierlanden  medallions.  And there oodles of little houses, including a lighthouse overlooking the water.
This design, 152 x 152, can be worked over 1 or 2. 
We suggest aida or 2 threads of any evenweave or linen.  
There is minimal back stitch just to highlight some of the houses and buildings.

It has been charted in 11 DMC colors with an excellent cross reference to beautiful Dinky Dyes Silk floss.
Our cover model uses Wichelt’s Water Lily linen, in                    32 count # 65203.  Use one or two strands for back stitch  depending upon the look you prefer.
The finished size, worked on that 32 count fabric over 2 threads, is 9 ½” square.  If this design is worked on 36 count over 2, finished size would be approximately 8 ½.  On 25 count over 1, finished size would be 6 ¼ over 6 ¼ inches.  The Long Way Home design can be worked over 1 thread, but take care with the detailed little houses and their tiny window panes.  

New Release - Adam's Menagerie

I've completed stitching Adam's Menagerie!  Size is 198x200 stitches.
This  menagerie of little creatures will make you smile as you stitch.  The critters include a hedgehog, an ostrich, a red squirrel, quail, a pair of chameleons, even a hidden leopard!  
Adam's Menagerie will be a delightful design to stitch on upcoming winter evenings. The Genesis verse 2:19 tells the story of how Adam named the newly created animals and bird in the Garden of Eden.  
Wouldn't one of these little animals look cute stitched on a pocket or the edge of a collar?
The model was stitched with DMC on the Wichelt Beach Walk  32 ct linen. #65282 - similar to  524 DMC light grey green. As in all my charts, this one includes instructions for specialty stitches which are petite stitch and Algerian eye.

This design is available in shops and on my Etsy shop

Delft Wedding Sampler Released!

Recently, I was dusting my collection of pretty heirlooms my mother had passed on to me many years ago.  I had the idea to use some of those to create a Delft Wedding Sampler, knowing that June is the traditional wedding month.  The little boy and girl, originally Delft salt and pepper shakers, offer tokens of love in the form of a long stemmed rose and a valentine inscribed with a tiny word that says it all.  "LOVE".

This design, 171x171, is a pretty one to stitch and give both as a wedding and anniversary gift.  There is an alphabet included for those necessary initials and date.

The Gentle Art Sampler Threads with their lovely variations in blues add to the theme of Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue - a classic which dates from the Victorian Era.  Make this design one of the heirlooms you pass on to those you love.

Go see the figurines that inspired this design on my blog site!