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The Birds & The Bees

Is that a weird deer or what?  Carol Sims stitched this model for me.  Our sampler is worked on 40-Count Examplar from Lakeside Linens using Needlepoint Silks in:  131, 152, 187, 224, 316, 322, 587, 612, 633, 635, 696, 915.  The stitch count is 150 wide by 212 high.  Our gorgeous frame is available form Valley House Primitives.

Chart Price:  $12.00

 

   

Swan

Definitely a new color palette for me!!  Swan is stitched on 40-Count Lentil from Lakeside Linens using Needlepoint Silks in:  223, 471, 601, 602, 611, 613, 621, 673, 761, 854, 883, 897, 993.  Our frame was provided by Valley House Primitives.  Special thanks to Joanne Ambrose for stitching the model!

Chart Price:  $9.00

 

   
   
   
Annie's Garden
This sampler is worked in two color schemes. One is stitched on 40 Count Ink Spot Black and the other on 40 Count Crème Brulee, both from R&R. Both models were stitched with Au Ver A Soie’s Soie d’Alger, but a DMC conversion is provided for both versions. The stitch count is 171 Wide by 97 High.

Chart Price:  $9.00

   
As Life Wears Away
This sampler was worked on 40 Count Crème Brulee from R&R using Au Ver A Soie’s Soie d’Alger. Sandy Bergeron stitched the model and she chose to do the entire bottom portion and most of the top portion in satin stitch. The frame is from Olde Colonial Designs and the stitch count is 99 Wide by 137 High.

Chart Price:  $9.00

   
1814 Butterflies Collection
Our sampler was worked on R&R’s Barrick’s Blend(!) which is a 32/36 count uneven weave linen. Au Ver A Soie’s Soie d’Alger and Soie de Paris were used. The stitch count is 196 wide by 101 high. This sampler uses cross stitch over one and over two, satin stitch and back stitch.

Chart Price:  $12.00

   
Farm
A new design for my Alphabet Series, this tiny sampler is worked on 32 count Meadow Lark from Birds of a Feather using Sampler Threads from Gentle Art.  Heidi Roesselet finished this design into a wonderful hanging sampler, perfect for a peg rack. 

Chart Price:  $4.00

   
Rainbow
Another Alphabet Series chart, with a bonus.  Stitched on 32 count Meadow Lark from Birds of a Feather, the tiny sampler uses Sampler Threads from Gentle Art.  The pincushion is stitched on 40 Count 18th Century Brown Linen from R&R using Au Ver a Soie silks.  The stitch count for the pincushion is 151 by 50 and the verse reads:  My heart leaps up when I behold a rainbow in the sky. 

Chart Price:  $7.00

   
Elephant
This sampler is part of my small alphabet series. (If you are doing this series of samplers, be sure to get my freebie chart for the "A.") The model was worked on 32 Count Meadow Lark from Birds of a Feather using Gentle Art Sampler Threads. The stitch count is 47 Wide by 36 High. 

Chart Price:  $4.00

   

Pennsylvania Redware

This design was inspired by the awesome redware found in Pennsylvania.  We worked both a sampler on 40-count Ink Spot Black and a pincushion worked on 40-count Pearled Barley from Lakeside Linens.  The stitch count is 85 wide by 64 high.  Needlepoint Silk was used.

Chart Price:  $8.00

 

   
Overshot Heart
This tiny sampler is worked on 28 Count Ivory Linen using DMC floss. The stitch count is 59 wide by 79 high and the frame is available from Primitive Traditions. 

Chart Price:  $7.00

 
 
Sarah Hook
I love this old, Pennsylvania verse! We stitched our model on 32 count Dark Cappuccino from R&R then stained is heavily in a strong tea solution. DMC floss was used. The stitch count is 149 Wide by 133 high and the frame is available from Primitive Traditions.

Chart Price:  $7.00

 
Withering Tulips
This tiny sampler was worked on 40 Count Crème Brulee from R&R using Needlepoint Silks. A DMC conversion is provided. The frame is an antique. The stitch count is 71 wide by 131 high.

Chart Price:  $8.00

 
The Willow Tree Sampler
This sampler was worked on 40 Count Antique Cotton from R&R using Needlepoint Silks. A DMC conversion is provided. The stitch count is 154 Wide by 112 High and the frame is available from Primitive Traditions.

Chart Price:  $7.00

 
Purity of Heart
I designed this sampler for my sister’s first baby girl, Anna. The model is worked on 36 Count Pearled Barley from Lakeside Linens using Needlepoint Silks. The stitch count is 181 Wide by 169 High and the frame is available from Primitive Traditions.

Chart Price:  $9.00

 
Live With the Creatures
This sampler is worked on 40 Count Antique Cotton from R&R using Needlepoint Silk. The stitch count is 120 Wide by 96 High.

Chart Price:  $8.00

 
Kingsford Sampler
This design is stitched on 28 count (can you believe that?!!) tea-stained Ivory linen using DMC floss. Cross stitch is used throughout. The stitch count is 180 Wide by 118 High and the frame is available from Primitive Traditions. 

Chart Price:  $7.00

 

Folk Art Pincushions

These pincushion designs were all inspired by antique hooked rugs.  All of our pincushions were worked on 40-count American Chestnut from R&R using Needlepoint Silk.  Complete finishing instructions are provided.

Chart Price:  $10.00

 

 
1797 Ship Sampler
This sampler is worked on 40 Count Sheep’s Straw from R&R using Needlepoint Silk. A conversion to DMC is provided. The stitch count is 191 wide by 78 high. The frame is available from Primitive Traditions. 

Chart Price:  $8.00

 
Diminutive Dutch Sampler
This small sampler was worked on 40 Count Abecedarian Blend from R&R using Needlepoint Silk. A DMC conversion is provided. Cross stitch and back stitch are used. The stitch count is 183 wide by 35 high. The frame is available from Primitive Traditions. 

Chart Price:  $7.00

   
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