Retired Robin's Selections
I did the whole series! These hummers are quick to stitch and so beautiful on their hand dyed linens. The Aidas are available too by special request.
So cute and quick to stitch!
Mirabilia Designs has done it again! MD138 Florentina was stitched on 32ct Milk Chocolate Linen (alt 16ct Milk Chocolate Aida) using DMC floss, Mill Hill Beads and Treasure, Caron Waterlilies, and Kreinik #4 Braid. Beautiful!
Classic Collection 6 - Let Us Adore Him by Country Cottage Needleworks was stitched on 32ct linen using DMC and Weeks Dye Works threads and adorned with a button from Just Another Button Co. Stitch Count: 49w x 64h. This is the sixth ornament in this series.
Precious Snowflake by Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks may be stitched on 32ct Blue Spruce Linen over two threads with a finished size of approximately 19.5 x 20.4 inches. Other fabrics such as 16ct Misty Blue Aida would be beautiful too! You choose your favorite fabric and color!
NC198 Geranium by Nora Corbett Designs is from her Pixie Blossom Collection. Model was stitched on 32ct Antique White Jobelan (Alt Fab: 32ct French Lace Linen or 16ct French Lace Aida) using Mill Hill Beads and Kreinik #4 Braid. Approx size: 6.13 W x 7.94 H. On my "To Do" list! I plan on using Summer Sky Hand Dyed Jobelan from Wichelt Imports.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!