Friday, November 29, 2013

The Learning Sampler Part 5

I did already post my picture of this, but here it is again...

I've just emailed out part 5, if you didn't receive it, please email me!

Here are some of the members WIPs so far. :)

Jana's WIP  

Jean's WIP

Lotti's WIP

Marjan's WIP - who is way ahead of even me!!
Cornelia's WIP (including part 5)
Can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

New Release: Celtic Snow

I started working on designing this in 2009, back when I did the other three Celtic designs, but for some reason I just could never come up with anything I was truly happy with. I FINALLY did. :)

Celtic Snow uses 7 colours of Dinky Dyes Silk Floss, 3 colours of Delica Beads, and 1 colour of Swarovski Crystal bicones. As always, a DMC/Mill Hill conversion is provided. The fabric used in the model is from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie, called Midnight Tryst.

So pleased with how this one turned out!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Black Friday Sale

I decided in the spirit of the shopping season to have a 20% off sale this week. It will run today through Saturday, November 30, 2013 on all PDF format charts. These can be purchased through my Etsy Shop using coupon code: BLACK20 or by sending me an email request at

Back to work now, expect to see a new release tomorrow! :)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Some sneak peeks :)

I've been stitching like mad this week on models. :) Three of them to be exact. One of them is due for release early in December, and I'd like to get it finished before I have to do Amethyst.

This is Celtic Snow. It's the fourth in the Celtic series, finally, stitched in Dinky Dyes on Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie. The colours are exactly what I was hoping for, trying to get the look of moonlight glinting off the snow on a dark snowy evening. :) This one has lots of beads to add to the sparkle.

Next is Part 5 of the Learning Sampler - I wanted to get a jump on this, so I didn't have to stop partway through something else to stitch it up. Have I mentioned how much I love these reds?

And finally, Shades of Gold, which is scheduled for release in the new year. :) It's the first in a series of 12 different geometric samplers, each done in 2-3 shades of the same tone. 

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and get in lots of stitching!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The start of something.... sparkly!

Like bling? I wish I could capture how sparkly this is.

Introducing Garnet, the first in a series of mini Birthstone Samplers. Stitch them individually, stitch them in groups or stitch them all together if you're brave! Each monchrome design is 100x100, stitched in Soie D'Alger (or you favourite thread, I'm always happy to do conversions when I can) with Swarovski crystals to match that month's birthstone and a coordinating Delica bead.  

Each chart also includes instructions and mock ups for stitching multiple charts together. Stitch them as a family sampler showing the months for all family members. Stitch them as a wedding or anniversary sampler by including the birth month for the bride, the groom and the month they were married. Stitch them individually as birth samplers by adding the name and date below. Or stitch them all together as one big sampler!