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New Releases


Categories: cross stitch, flowers, new releases

Happy April to everyone.  By now, maybe everyone has recovered from the Nashville Market and is ready to see something new.  I hope so, anyway!  Here are four new releases, enjoy.


Praise was stitched on 30-count Legacy linen (Custard Cream), using flosses from DMC and The Gentle Art.  Stitch count is 117 x 146.  The timing of this piece amazes me.  I finished stitching it and getting it framed just before my mother passed away.  She is indeed free and I know she is singing.


Lilacs was stitched on 40-count white linen, using Classic Colorworks silk flosses.  The finishing was done by Valerie Leith.  Stitch count is 63 x 87.



Time was stitched on 36-count R&R Reproductions linen (Plum Street Blend), using flosses from DMC and The Gentle Art.  Quote by Henry Van Dyke.  Stitch count is 125 x 96.  Another quote that brings me to tears for what it means to me right now.


Thoughts of Friends

Thoughts of Friends was stitched on 32-count R&R Reproductions linen (Creek Bed Brown), using flosses from DMC.  Finishing was done by Valerie Leith.  Stitch count is 68 x 38.

My sister finished Lilacs as a flat-fold which isn’t truly shown in the picture above.  When I take pictures of the cover models, I like to show as much of the actual piece as I can.  I know if I am shopping for cross stitch charts, I love to see as much of the finished piece as possible.  I appreciate beautiful photo shoots but I’m looking to see what the piece actually looks like.  This is why I didn’t take a picture of the overall flat-fold finish.  But here it is, because I wanted to show off the beautiful finishing work my sister did.


The same applies to Thoughts of Friends.  Val finished it as an ornament.  Here is a picture to show you the pretty finish:

Thoughts of Friends ornament

Thank you, Val – they are beautiful and you are beautiful.

Happy stitching, everyone.


Clover and Lace


Categories: cross stitch, flowers, nature, new releases

Clover and Lace will be released this Friday, along with many other designs to celebrate Hoffman Distributing Company’s 30th year in business.  This piece was stitched on 40-count Weeks Dye Works linen (Straw) using DMC and threads from The Gentle Art.

Clover and LaceWhen I found this quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay, I knew right away I wanted to chart it because this is exactly what I do.  We have a four acre property and probably mow a little over two acres of it.  When I mow, I mow around the red clover, Queen Anne’s lace and every other beautiful wildflower I see.  I love red clover – the color is so vibrant and the blooms are fairly large, compared to the white clover that is also around here.  Red clover is also very useful medicinally speaking….look it up sometime.

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Queen Anne’s Lace is equally as fascinating.  I love it as a filler in my summertime bouquets.  You might not know this but another name for Queen Anne’s Lace is ‘wild carrot’ which is why I tucked two little bunnies into my sampler just for fun.  That, plus the fact that I love bunnies.

white queen anne's lace

Queen Anne's Lace Ask for Clover and Lace at your local needlework shop!