NEW Patterns!

New Springtime arrivals are here
for your
 stitching pleasure!

"Springtime Messenger"
After a long cold winter, robin sightings are always so exciting.  It was a snowy Saturday here in Iowa, but I did see my first robin (several of them actually) yesterday!  We can be hopeful Spring is coming, and in the meantime, I have the perfect stitch for this time of year!  A simple, sweet & quick-to-stitch cupboard door hanger that features our favorite springtime messenger perched upon a vase of tallow berries.  A sweet scalloped border and old buttons frame the little sampler so nicely.  Design is worked on 28 count gingham linen over 2 threads, using hand dyed flosses.  Our linen order didn't arrive in time for the release of this chart, hoping to have it soon!

 "Easter Parade"
Look who is leading this years Easter Parade...Peter & Peep!  The pattern cover makes this piece look much larger then it is, it is small and sweet at just 4 1/2" x 6".  The cupboard tuck is worked on 40 count Espresso linen over two threads using hand dyed flosses.  Vintage silk ribbon ruffled along the edges finish the piece off so nicely.  

 "Madam Cottontail"
I had requests for this design in cross stitch after the piece released last year in punch needle.
So here you have it in cross stitch!  The piece is sewn into a prim little ditty pouch with wool penny tongues and antique button trim.  Fill the pocket with your favorite dried naturals and you have a fun piece to enjoy all spring.  Design is worked on 35 count Espresso linen over two threads using hand dyed flosses.

 "Elizabeth Clark"
An antique reproduction.  I have several blog postings about this piece as it was a WIP. 
An exquisite English sampler filled with a wonderful brick house, pink puppies, birds, flowers, a cute little man in the upper corner with his walking sticks and grapes.  All are motifs that I love and look for in a sampler, but it was that large grapevine winding over the house that caught my eye & stole my heart.
Design is worked on 32 count linen over 1 & 2 threads using hand dyed flosses.

 "Spring Break"
Are you seeing a trend yet?  Look who's on Spring Break...Peter & Peep!  A long and skinny cupboard tuck featuring my favorite springtime friends.  Design is worked with hand dyed flosses.  Pattern includes the weavers cloth and tracing template.

"Tulip Town"
Spring peeps have hatched, and the tulips are all in bloom....look who has arrived in Tulip Town!
Just in time to nibble on a few sweet and tender tulip petals, too!  This little punchneedle ditty pocket is a great companion piece to Spring Break.  The pocket is backed in wool and has three old buttons stitched to the upper scallop.  Fill the pocket with pussy willows and you have a perfect piece for your Easter and Spring time decorating!  Design is worked with hand dyed flosses.  Pattern includes a piece of weavers cloth and tracing template.

Warmer weather is in the forecast, hope it's the same for your "neck of the woods".  Have a good week.


Jodi S said...

Love the new cross stitch releases. Darnit I think you sucked me in...:)

Cheryl WNC said...

So excited about the spring time pieces. So ready for spring. I love the piece that I call the Chocolate bunny. Thanks!

Jennifer M said...

Oh I dearly love that Springtime Messenger...oh, I love them all!

bonnie said...

all so very pretty!!!

Deb said...

Hi Brenda, what a beautiful blog filled with never ending loveliness. I adore your springtime pieces, Madam Cottontail is such and adorable pattern. I also love looking at the samplers you have done or doing. You inspire me so much. Beautiful work.Thank you for sharing.

Karen said...

I love all your new pieces, but I think springtime messenger is my favorite, just something about birds that I love. You make me want to try punch needle with all those great design you have.

Julie said...

I never comment on your blog . But I just have to tell you I have loved your work from the very beginning. Just when I think it can't get any better it does. Just beautiful, all of it.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

So many wonderful designs ~ I think I'm going to have to get the Springtime Messenger one for sure!
Prim Blessings

woolwoman said...

SO many adorable things - I love your Peter & Peep series. Elizabeth Clark is gorgeous - I can't keep up !!!!!!! Thanks Mel