Retired Robin's Selections

Jolly Round & Kind - Santa 2014 chart by Lizzie Kate was stitched on 28ct Amber Linen with Weeks Dye Works, Classic Colorworks, Rainbow Gallery Wisper White, and DMC floss (or you can use all DMC floss). Stitch Count: 33w x 126h. Embellish it with a gingerbread button. Cute and quick to stitch for your holiday decorating!

 

Stocking Santa is this year's annual Santa from Sue Hillis Designs. Collect them all! (I plan to!)

 

The 2014 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Magazine is here! This highly anticipated issue features 75 patterns from your favorite designers including Plum Street Samplers, Sue Hillis Designs, Country Cottage Needleworks, My Big Toe Designs, Summer House Stitche Workes, Glendon Place, Shepherd's Bush, Hands On Designs, Ink Circles, New York Dreamer, The Victoria Sampler, Lizzie Kate, Blue Ribbon Designs, Praiseworthy Stitches, Val's Stuff, Little House Needleworks, JBW Designs, Homespun Elegance, Designs by Lisa, Amy Bruecken Designs and many more!

 

The 2014 Just CrossStitch Halloween Issue is here too!

 

Fee au Rouge-Gorge (Fairy and Bird) by French designer, NIMUE, can be stitched on 32ct Cream Lugana or any light colored fabric of your choice. Stitch count: 99 x 136.

 

NC205 Luna by Nora Corbett is from her new Bewitching Pixies Collection. Model was stitched on 32ct Milk Chocolate Linen (Alt Fab: 16ct Milk Chocolate Aida) using Mill Hill Beads, Mill Hill Treasures, and Kreinik #4 Braid. Approx Size: 7w x 9.6h inches.

 

MD132 October Opal Fairy by Mirabilia/Nora Corbett was stitched on 32ct Ivory Linen (or 16ct Ivory Aida) using Mill Hill Beads, Mill Hill Treasures, Kreinik #4 Braid, Rainbow Gallery Petite Silk Lame Braid. Stitched size on these fabrics: 10.8 w x 14.7 h inches. Stitch count: 173 x 235. Another beautiful installment in the Birthstone Fairies!

 

This cute little Owl design by Karen Carter (Heritage Crafts) is available as a chart only or kit with 14ct blue Aida. Measures 4.5 x 4.5 inches on this fabric.

 

NC197 Azalea by Nora Corbett Designs was stitched on 32ct Antique White Jobelan (Alt. Fabrics: 32ct French Lace Linen, 16ct French Lace Aida) using DMC floss, Mill Hill Beads, and Kreinik. Finished size is approx. 7.4 w x 9.6 h inches. This design is from Nora's Pixie Blossom Collection, which also includes Buttercup and Zinnia.

 

MD131 Cassiopeia by Mirabilia Designs was stitched on 32ct Twilight Blue Linen (16ct Twilight Blue Aida) using DMC floss, Mill Hill Beads, Rainbow Gallery Wisper, Kreinik, and Caron Waterlilies. Finished size is approx. 12.25 x 11.63 inches. Gorgeous!

 

Hometown Holiday-Toy Store by Little House Needleworks! Model was stitched with Classic Colorworks threads (formally Crescent Colours) and DMC floss. Like this one, many of their designs are elegant and fast to stitch.

 

Summer Quakers by Rosewood Manor Designs is stitched using Valdani threads and 28ct Truffle Picture This Plus linen. Thread pack and this linen are available here. Truffle is available in other fabrics such as 14ct Aida. Size: 170w x 270h.

 

Faerie Summer Love from Nora's Pixie Seasons Collection was stitched on 32ct Ocean Kiss Linen (alt fabric 16ct Ocean Kiss Aida) using Mill Hill Beads, Kreinik #4 Braids, and DMC floss. Approx. 8.1 x 10.1 inches. Beautiful!

 

MD127 Persephone by Mirabilia Designs was stitched on 32ct Pink Sand Linen (16ct Pink Sand Aida) using DMC floss, Mill Hill Beads, and Caron Watelilies. Finished size is approx. 12.5 x 18.75 inches. Gorgeous!

 

NC189 Siren's Song Mermaid from Nora Corbett Designs was stitched on 32ct Water Lily Linen (alt 16ct Water Lily Aida) using DMC floss, Mill Hill Beads, and Kreinik Metallic Thread. Approx. size 6 x 12.4 inches.

 

Cat and Mouse by Kathy Barrick. Definitely on my "To Do" List!

 

MD125 Siren and the Shipwreck by Mirabilia Designs was stitched on 32ct Sea Lily Linen (16ct Sea Lily Aida) using DMC floss, Mill Hill Beads and Treasures, Kreinik #4 Braids, and Caron Watelilies. Finished size is approx. 8 x 16 inches.

 

Blooming Cornflowers by Kustom Krafts!

 

Valentine Meow by Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks! Just too cute!

 

Santa's House is the first in a 12 chart series called Santa's Village by Country Cottage Needleworks. The model was stitched with 32ct Lambswool Linen by Wichelt Imports using DMC and Crescent Colours floss and framed in a Family Tree/Crescent Colours frame (also available here). This design also uses a medium golden star button from Just Another Button Co. You can stitch each piece individually or all together. I love Christmas designs especially with Santas!

 

Season of Loving is #11 of the 2012 ornaments from Little House Needleworks. Model was stitched on 30ct Mocha Linen from Weeks Dye Works using DMC floss and Crescent Colours floss and trimmed with Crescent Colours Rick Rack. Just one more ornament to go this year. Can't wait to see it!

 

Gingerbread Cookie is #10 of the 2012 ornaments from Little House Needleworks. Model was stitched on 30ct Mocha Linen from Weeks Dye Works using DMC floss and Crescent Colours floss. It's just too cute (and yummy too)!

 

Loose Feathers-Summer's Last Rose is finally here! This is the third of four Loose Feathers for 2012. Contains patterns for a Sewing box, Pinkeep & Thread basket. Sewing box is stitched on 30ct Creme Brulee by R&R reproductions using Weeks Dye Works floss. Stitch count: 109 x 46. My Home Pin Keep is stitched on 30ct Creme Brulee by R&R Reproductions using Gentle Arts Sampler Threads and Weeks Dye Works floss. Stitch count: 55 x 58. Thread basket is stitched on 30ct Creme Brulee by R&R reproductions using Gentle Arts Sampler Threads. Stitch count: 129 x 31. Floss listing is for all three patterns.

 

Unwrap the Joy-Santa '12 by Lizzie Kate is part of her yearly Santa series. Love those Santas!

 

Cottage of the Month-August by Country Cottage Needleworks is the 8th in the series and is stitched on 28ct Lambswool Linen using Gentle Arts threads (Morning Glory, Shutter Green) and DMC floss.

 

The 2012 Schooler Santa by Prairie Schooler is now available and ready for your collection! I look forward to their Santas every year. This year's is the 29th in their series! That's a lot of Santas to stitch! What a great way to release stress this holiday season. The model was stitched on 18ct Putty Khaki Davos using DMC embroidery floss. The stitched size is 4.2 x 3.2 inches on this fabric (75 x 57 stitch count).

 

Mirabilia's newest Santa! I love the details! The model was stitched on 32ct French Lace Linen (alt. 16ct French Lace Aida) using Mill Hill Beads and DMC floss. Stitched area is 7.9 x 11.3 inches.

 

NC167 Maidenhair is new from Nora Corbett Designs' Spring Garden Party series! This beauty was stitched on 32ct French Lace Line over two threads using DMC floss, Mill Hill Beads, and Kreinik metallic threads. This design will look equally nice on Antique White Aida or Jobelan or French Lace Aida. Approx. 6.3 W x 9.9 H inches.

 

Loose Feathers-Mary Ann Blackburn Spring 2012 contains a beautiful reproduction sampler and two other designs. You can stitch all three of these vintage designs on one fat quarter of 30ct Sheep's Straw Linen from R&R Reproductions using Gentle Arts, Weeks Dye Works, and Crescent Colours threads.

If you love reproduction samplers, this book is for you!

 

Hard Frost by John Clayton from Heritage Crafts reminds me of the quiet time right after a fresh snow. Simply beautiful! This design stitches up to a 10 inch circle on 14ct Aida or 28ct fabric (over two threads) using DMC threads.

 

NC157 Harmony by Nora Corbett Designs from her Muse Collection is stitched on 32ct Sea Lily Linen by Nora Corbett (Alternative fabric: 16ct Sea Lily Aida by Nora Corbett) using Mill Hill Beads 02096, 02099, 02104, 18825, 42019; Kreinik #4 Braid 001, 021; Caron Collection Waterlilies (CWL209), Crescent Colours Threads 084 La Tierra and 176 Ye Old Gold. Approximate design size 10.2" w x 6.5" h on these fabrics. Stitch count: 139 x 109.

 

2011 Ornament 8-Hallelujah by Little House Needleworks is stitched on 30ct Straw Linen from Weeks Dye Works using DMC floss, Crescent Colours threads, and Gentle Arts Sampler threads. Collect all the ornaments from this year - nine so far. Believe it or not, Christmas is less than 2 months away! (Eek! I'm still in denial.)

 

Farmer's Market-Fresh Apple by SamSarah Designs Studio was stitched on Weeks Dye Works 30ct Straw Linen using Gentle Arts and Weeks Dye Works threads! The embellishment pack finish this wonderful design. This chart is the sixth in the Farmer's Market series, which include Pear, Berry (strawberries), Lime, Kiwi, and Melon (watermelon) too. The top part can be stitched with the five other fruit designs to make a nice framed piece. You can also stitch each of the sculpted fruits from this series of six charts! Cute!

 

2011 Ornament 7-Baked Goods by Little House Needleworks is one of 12 ornaments for this year. The model was stitched on Weeks Dye Works 30ct Straw Linen using DMC floss, Weeks Dye Works (Swiss Chocolate), Crescent Colours (Bamboo), and Gentle Arts (Mulberry). Stitch Count: 56 w x 57 h.

 

Peace & Cheer Santa by Homespun Elegance Ltd Their 2011 Santa Ornament comes with the open brass star charm! Shown stitched on 30ct Mink linen from R&R using Blue Spruce from Weeks Dye Works; Mulberry, Straw Bonnet & Maple Syrup from Gentle Arts; Wisper W89; and DMC floss. Stitch count: 52 x 41.

 

Loose Feathers Summer Part 1 by Blackbird Designs is part 1 of a three part sampler. The model for entire sampler (parts 1-3) was stitched on 30ct Irish Creme by R&R Reproductions using Crescent Colours and Gentle Arts threads. The entire finished sampler is 222w x 137h (approx. 15 x 9 inches). Two bonus designs are included. Partridge Sewing Box is stitched on 32ct Vintage Pear linen by Lakeside Linens using Crescent Colours Belle Soie Silks and Dinky Dyes Silk threads. Stitch count: 98w x 65h (approx. 6 x 4 inches). Wood Berries is stitched on 32ct Vintage Light Examplar by Lakeside Linens using Crescent Colours Belle Soie Silks and Dinky Dyes Silk threads. Stitch count: 63w x 105h (approx. 4 x 6.5 inches). DMC alternatives are included.

 

Christmas Tree Collection VII by JBW Designs is one of seven collection of ornament sized Christmas trees. You may also like Christmas Tree Collection II, Christmas Village III, and French Country Ornaments.

 

2011 Ornament 6-Pine Tree Inn by Little House Needleworks is one of 12 ornaments for this year. The model was stitched on 30ct Tin Roof Linen from Weeks Dye Works using Crescent Colours thread (English Ivy) and DMC floss. Stitch Count: 41 w x 57 h

 

Snowman's Bells by Bobbie G Designs is one of four cute snowman designs. Model was stitched on 14ct Aida using DMC floss. Stitched size is 4 x 4 inches - perfect for ornaments. You may also like Snowman's Birdhouse, Snowman's Star, and Snowman's Tree.

 

Farmer's Market-Fresh Kiwi by SamSarah Designs Studio was stitched on Weeks Dye Works 30ct Straw Linen using Gentle Arts and Weeks Dye Works threads! The embellishment pack finish this wonderful design. This chart is the fifth in the Farmer's Market series, which include so far Pear, Berry (strawberries), Lime, and Melon (watermelon). The top part can be stitched with the five other fruit designs to make a nice framed piece. You can also stitch each of the sculpted fruits from this series of six charts! Cute!

 

MD115 Lady Alexandra by Mirabilia (Nora Corbett) was stitched on 32ct Twilight Blue Linen (can also use 16ct Twilight Blue Aida) using Mill Hill Beads and DMC floss. She stitches up 7.9 x 16.4 inches on these fabrics. Gorgeous!

 

Tools of the Trade by Turquoise Graphics & Design reminds me of my good friend who passed away last year. She loved her witches no matter what time of year it was. Karon, you are missed.

 

Early Bird by IxStitch.com certainly tells it like it is. Made me laugh!

 

Matilda's Family by Heaven & Earth Designs reminds me why I like cats. Aren't they purrfect!

 

Melody is the third in Nora Corbett's Muse Collection. The 139 x 109 count design was stitched on 32ct Sea Lily Linen (or 16ct Sea Lily Aida) from Nora's own selection of fabrics using Mill Hill Beads, Kreinik #4 Braid, Crescent Colours hand dyed threads, Caron Waterlilies, and DMC floss. Finished size on these fabrics is 9.9 x 7.8 inches on these fabrics. Stitch her alone of with her sisters, Caprice and Rhythm. Gorgeous!

 

Air Goddess by Joan Elliott has a stitch count of 166 x 223 (12 x 16 inches on 28ct Sky High hand dyed Jobelan from Polstitches over two threads. Uses Mill Hill Beads, Kreinik #4 Braid, and DMC floss. Definitely on my "To Do" list along with Fire Goddess, Earth Goddess, and Water Goddess. Wow!

 

Farmer's Market-Fresh Pear by SamSarah Designs Studio was stitched on Weeks Dye Works 30ct Straw Linen using Gentle Arts and Weeks Dye Works threads! Just Another Button Co. buttons finish this wonderful design. This chart is the fourth in the Farmer's Market series, which include so far Berry (strawberries), Lime, and Melon (watermelon). The top part can be stitched with the five other fruit designs to make a nice framed piece. You can also stitch each of the sculpted fruits from this series of six charts! Cute!

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