I have several new patterns for this month.  The first grouping is called Floral Sentiments and is actually three charts sold together.  They were stitched on 30-ct. Weeks Dye Works linen (Putty) using DMC flosses.  The words are taken from I Thessalonians 5:16-18.  The finishing was done by my very talented sister, Valerie.  I gave her complete license to choose fabrics, charms, trims and ribbons and I couldn’t be happier with the way they turned out.  Thank you, Val!

Floral Sentiments

The second of my releases for this month is also several patterns, two patterns in one, in fact.  The grouping is called Patriotic Medley, so named because these are patriotic smalls with a musical theme.  The words from both patterns were taken from the song “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”.  The first words, ‘of thee I sing’, will probably be familiar to most, as they come from the first verse of the song.  However, the third verse of the song is probably not as familiar and that’s where I found the words ‘sweet freedom’s song’.  In case you don’t know it, the third verse goes like this:

Let music swell the breeze,

And ring from all the trees,

Sweet freedom’s song.

Let mortal tongues awake;

Let all that breathe partake;

Let rocks their silence break,

The sound prolong.

These patterns were stitched on 28-ct. Zweigart linen (Dirty) using DMC flosses and the finishing was done by Valerie Leith.

I dedicated these patterns to Robin Brown, known to most of you as Robin in Virginia.  Robin is an ardent and dedicated supporter of the cross stitch industry.  She regularly visits many cross stitch blogs, actively commenting on many of them and cheering others on in her caring and sweet way.  She is quite a prolific stitcher and supports many designers with her purchases, as well as supporting others who have Etsy shops and sell things online.  Her generosity is unparalleled as she is always thinking of others, sending countless notes and cards to friends and lavishing those she loves with gifts.  And she does it all very quietly, never bringing attention to herself and her kind deeds.  I consider Robin a true and dear friend and if you ‘see’ her out in the virtual cross stitch world, take some time to engage her in conversation.  You will be very happy you did!

Thank you very much for your friendship and encouragement, Robin!  You are much loved and appreciated.

Patriotic Medley

Enjoy these patterns and thanks for visiting!