"Save The Bees" is stitched on a 40 count, Mello color by Picture This Plus. Total stitch count is 167w x 166h or 8-1/4" x 8-1/4" using a 40 ct. fabric.
Floss used are 3 skeins of Kohl by Weeks Dye Works, 1 skein each of the following:GA Sampler, Blueberry, Poppy, GA Shaker; Mustard Seed, Baby Spinach and Sunflower. DMC equivalent are 310, 161, 956, 832, 936 and 972 respectively.
"Welcome Spring" is stitched on a 36count, color Sand, Edinborough Linen. Total stitch count is 165w x 81h or 9-1/8" x 4-1/2" on a 36 or 18 count fabric. Floss used are 1 skein each of Gentle Arts Sampler: Avocado, Flax, Gentle Arts Shaker: Old Blue Paint, Harvest Moon, Uniform Blue, Rose Garden, Vintage Lace, and Pecan Pie. DMC floss equivalent are, 3013, 3782, 932, 728,3768, 3685, 152, 3021 respectively.
"A Happy Halloween" is stitched on a 32 count,"Picture This Plus", Murky. Total stitch count is 227w x 63h (14-1/8"w x 4"h). Embroidery floss used are: Gentle Arts Sampler: Slate, Ohio Lemon Pie, GA Shaker: Fragrant Cloves, Raven, Chalk, Garden Gate, DMC 208 and 907. Use 3 skeins of Raven and one each of the other floss.
"The Witch" is stitched on a 32 count, Lakeside Linen, Vintage Sand Dune. Total stitch count is 108h x 108w. Floss used are GA Sampler: Cinnamon, Carrot, GA Shaker: Ohio Lemon Pie, Chalk, and Onyx. DMC equivalent is 434, 971, 3822, 3865 and 310 respectively. One skein each needed and 2 skeins of Onyx (310). This design is part of a Halloween "Witch" series. The other titles are, "Witch's Brew" and "Old Witch Mary". They all have the same stitch count.
"Be Mine" is stitched on a 36 count, Sand color; Edinborough. Total stitch count is 156w x 81h ( 9-1/8" x 4-1/2"). The total stitch count for the small pillow is 79w x 56h stitched on a 40 count Goldfinc by R&R Reproductions.
Floss used are by Gentle Arts shaker: Straw Bonnet, Chamomile, Tin Bucket, Briar Rose, Raspberry Frost, Endive, WheatFields and Pecan Pie. An alphabet chart is provided to customize your sampler.
"A Contended Stitcher" is second in the series of "Sayings for Stitchers". The model is stitched on a 35 count, Parchment by Weeks Dye Works. Total stitch count is 111w x 152h. Floss used are 2 skeins of "Freedom" by GA Shaker, 1 each skein of the following:GA Shaker ,"Apple Cider", GA Sampler;"Brandy", DMC 356 and DMC 3712.
"Verses for Stitchers - Verse 1&2" is stitched on a 40 count, Confederate Grey by Weeks Dye Works. Design stitch count is 103w x 105h (5-1/8" x 5-1/4") and 79w x 81h (3-7/8" x 4") on the smaller sampler. Floss used are by Gentle Arts Sampler; Hibiscus,Flax, Fisherman's Wharf, and Gentle Arts Shaker; Old Blue Paint, Freedom, Toffee, Endive and Faded Rose. Two charts are included with an Alphabet chart to customize your sampler. A DMC list equivalent is also provided.
With the Needle is a sampler stitched on a 32ct. Belfast Linen, Smokey White. Full cross stitch, half , one over one cross stitches and backstitches are used on this sampler. All floss are by DMC except for the water using (Aqua)WDW.
Customize your sampler in the "Home" section with the year established on your home. Also, add your initials in the "year" and the year you finish your project.
Total design stitch count is 326w x 146h.
See "News & Updates" for list of DMC Floss for this project.
This sampler was inspired from a quote by John Taylor, 1634 from the book; "Embroidery Motifs from Old Dutch Samplers", compiled by Albarta Meulenbelt-Nieuwburg.
"Flowers, plants, and fishes, beasts, birds, flies and bees,
Hills, dales, plants, pastures,skies, seas, rivers, trees,
There's nothing near at hand or farthest sought
But with the needle may be shaped and wrought."
John Taylor, 1634
"Join Your Hands II" (Second version) is a wedding sampler that allows you to customize your sampler.An alphabet chart is included.
Model is a 156w x 179h stitch count (9-3/4" x 11-1/8") stitched on a 32ct. Antique Ivory by Belfast Linen.
Embroidery floss used are 3 skeins of "Raspberry" by Weeks Dye Works and 4 skeins of "Claret" by The Gentle Arts, Sampler threads.
"The Bird Sings".Model is stitched on a 30ct., Antique Cotton by R&R. Stitch count is 89w x 157h (6" x 10-3/8").
Floss used is by Weeks Dye Works: Cocoa, Deep Sea, Kentucky Blue Grass, Whiskey, Turkish Red, Kohl and Lucky.
Text: "The little bird don't choose to rest. Their little tongues at morning blest. Their words of thanks ne'er fail to rise. As soon as light comes to the skies. In forest tall on each green tree; the bird sings in ecstacy."
This is a hymn verse Mennonites and Brethren sang in Pennsylvania which presents the act of praising God.
This is quoted from "The Gift is small, the Love is Great" by Frederick S. Weiser.
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See "News and Updates". I have added a second Alphabet chart for the "Birth Sampler". This chart is to personalize your sampler in the "child's name" section.
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