Friday, January 15, 2021

Episode 91


FOs
  • Merry and Minty by Brenda Gervais (With Thy Needle & Thread) - 40 ct. Vellum by Picture this Plus and the called for cotton threads. 
  • The Best Time of the Year by Brenda Gervais (With Thy Needle & Thread) - 40 ct. Brenda’s Brew by R&R and the called for cotton threads. 
  • Hannah Jenkinson Sampler by Stacy Nash Primitives - 36 ct. Ale and the Country Sampler’s cotton thread conversion

WIPs
  • Gathering the Greens Sampler by Stacy Nash Primitives - 40 ct. Vintage Fawn by Lakeside Linens and the called for cotton threads. 
  • Margaret White 1841 by Sassafras Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter by Lakeside Linens and DMC threads. 
  • Mary Barres Sampler by Stacy Nash Primitives - 40 ct. Creme Brulee by R&R and the called for WDW threads. 
  • Mary Lindsay 1828 by Chessie & Me - 36 ct. Latte by Fiber on a Whim and the called for cotton threads.
  • Noel Sampler by Brenda Gervais (With Thy Needle & Thread) - 40 ct. Dusty Road by Seraphim and the called for DMC threads. 
  • Harriette Elizabeth Coe by Brenda Gervais (With Thy Needle & Thread) - 40 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar by Lakeside Linens and the called for cotton threads. 
  • Winter Rose Manor by Brenda Gervais (With Thy Needle & Thread) - 40 ct. Brenda’s Brew by R&R and most of the called for threads (I made three changes - WDW Brick instead of WDW Cayenne, WDW Cinnabar instead of GAST Woodrose and WDW Parchment instead of GAST Roasted Marshmallow. 
  • Bells on Christmas Day by Blackbird Designs - 36 ct. Faun by Picture this Plus and the called for cotton threads. 
Christmas Stash
  • Seven Sheep Sampler by The Scarlett House
  • Flea Market Souvenir by Blackbird Designs
  • Antique Family Sampler 1839 by Lucy Beam Love in Stitches
  • Louisa Coulimore by Hands Across the Sea Samplers
  • Faith, Hope & Honor by Carriage House Sampling’s
  • Linen from Fire Poppies - 40 count Hogbristle and Up in the Attic by Fox and Rabbit Designs, 36 ct. Ligonier Latte, 40 ct. Mayflower Mocha and 40 ct. Patriot’s Brew by R&R Reproductions. 
  • Linen from The Stitch and Frame Shop - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar, Pecan Butter and Strawflower by Lakeside Linens, 36 ct. Old Stationary and Thesbe by Seraphim Hand Dyed Fabric by Laurie and 40 ct. Brenda’s Brew by R&R Reproductions.
  • Linen from Ye Olde Cross Stitchery - 40 ct. Mayflower Mocha by R&R Reproductions. 

Friday, December 11, 2020

Episode 90


FOs
  • Last Rose of Summer by Blackbird Designs - 40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune by Lakeside Linens and cotton threads.
  • Her Fair Works - A Sewing Box by Blackbird Designs - 36 ct. Vellum by Picture this Plus and cotton threads. 
WIPs
  • Mary Barres Sampler by Stacy Nash Primitives - 40 ct. Creme Brûlée by R&R and WDW cotton threads. 
  • Rose Hips and Ivy by Blackbird Designs - 36 ct. Winter Brew by R&R and WDW cotton threads. 
  • Joyeux Noel by Blackbird Designs - 40 ct. Strawflower by Lakeside Linens and cotton threads. 
  • Merry and Minty by Brenda Gervais - 40 ct. Vellum by Picture this Plus and cotton threads. 
  • Noel Sampler by Brenda Gervais - 40 ct. Dusty Road by Seraphim and DMC threads. 

Monday, November 09, 2020

Episode 89

WIPs

  • Harriette Elizabeth Coe by Brenda Gervais (With Thy Needle & Thread) - 40 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar by Lakeside Linens and cotton threads. 
  • Come Into by Garden by Blackbird Designs - 36 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus and WDW threads.
  • Noel Sampler by Brenda  Gervais (With Thy Needle & Thread) - 40 ct. Dusty Road by Seraphim and DMC threads. 
  • The Mary Argent Sampler by NeedleWorkPress - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar by Lakeside Linens and cotton threads. 
  • Jane Cowey 1850 by The Scarlett House - 40 tea and coffee dyed linen and NPI silk threads. 
  • Winter Rose Manor by Brenda Gervais (With Thy Needle & Thread) - 40 ct. tea and coffee dyed linen and cotton threads. 
  • Hannah Jenkinson by Stacy Nash Primitives - 36 ct. Ale by Picture this Plus and cotton threads (Country Sampler conversion). 
  • Hannah Tingey 1823 by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Caramel by Seraphim and NPI silk threads. 
  • Mary Betchell 1810 by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar by Lakeside Linens and Belle Soie silk threads. 
Stash
  • From Fire Poppies - Winter Rose Manor by Brenda Gervais, Early Christmas Morning by Blackbird Designs, 40 ct. Wren and AVAS Soie d'Alger silk threads. I also got some Seraphim fabric (36 ct. Meadow Grass and 40 ct. Caramel, but they do not have anymore and don't plan to get it again anytime soon. The best place to order Seraphim fabric is directly through them at https://seraphimfabrics.com/). 


Monday, September 21, 2020

Episode 88

Stitching WIPs
  • Noel Sampler by Brenda Gervais (With Thy Needle & Thread) - 40 ct. Dusty Road by Seraphim Hand-Dyed Fabrics by Laurie and DMC threads. 
  • The Mary Argent Sampler by NeedleWorkPress - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar by Lakeside Linens and cotton threads. 
  • Susanna Lynch 1862 by Lila’s Studio - 40 ct. Tea/Coffee-dyed Zweigart Linen and cotton threads. 
  • Mary Barres Sampler by Stacy Nash Primitives - 40 ct. Creme Brulee and WDW cotton threads. 
  • Come Into My Garden by Blackbird Designs - 36 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus and WDW threads. 
  • Maria Phinney 1832 by Shakespeare's Peddler - 46 ct. Straw by WDW and cotton threads. 
  • Lucy Snushall 1847 by Samplers Remembered - 40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter by Lakeside Linens and cotton threads. 
  • Pink Sparrow Sampler by Brenda Gervais (With Thy Needle & Thread) - 40 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar and cotton threads. 
Stash
  • From Kitten Stitcher - Pink Sparrow Sampler by Brenda Gervais, Maria P. Oliver by Carriage House Samplings, Ellen Strick 1849 and Susan Wasband by The Scarlett House, Sarah Gentle 1821 by Samplers Remembered and Esther Syer 1796 by Plum Street Samplers. 40 ct. Marbled Bunny and Latte linen by XJudesign. 



Monday, September 07, 2020

Episode 87

FOs
  • Oh Joyous Day by Blackbird Designs - 36 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus and cotton threads. 

Cross Stitch WIPs
  • Susanna Lynch 1862 by Lila's Studio - 40 ct. tea/coffee-dyed linen and cotton threads. 

Knitting WIPs
  • Sprite's Fen Shawl by Helen Stewart - Madelinetosh Prairie in Astrid Grey. 
  • Heartnut Socks - Yoshi and Lucy Brillante in Dark Magic. 
  • Plain Vanilla Socks - Life in the Long Grass in Garden Party.
  • What the Fade!? By Andrea Mowry - Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in Cheeky, Typewriter, Crystal, Salty Tales and Graphite and Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Lt. in Rose.
  • Hourglass Throw by Anne Hanson - Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Faded Quilt. 

Samplers I'm considering for Sampler September
  • The Stables at Hollyberry Farm by Stacy Nash Primitives - 36 ct. Winters Brew by R&R and WDW cotton threads. 
  • Rosehips & Ivy by Blackbird Designs - 36 ct. Winters Brew by R&R and various cotton threads. 
  • Mary Barres Sampler by Stacy Nash Primitives - 40 ct. Creme Brulee by R&R and WDW cotton threads.
  • The Mary Argent Sampler - by NeedleWorkPress - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar by Lakeside Linens and WDW cotton threads.
  • Lucy Snushall by Samplers Remembered - 40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter and cotton threads. 
Stash
  • From Fire Poppies - Sweet Summer Come Again by Blackbird Designs, 38 count Wayfarer's Cloak by Legacy Linen and 36 count Liberty Gathering Grey. 
  • From Country Sampler - Noel Sampler kit by With Thy Needle & Thread and Peace & Goodwill Sampler kit by Chessie & Me.
  • Gifts I received - Elizabeth Cheetham 1824 by The Scarlet Letter, Sarah Needham by Samplers Forever, Ann Morison by Hands Across the Sea Samplers (exclusive chart for Traditional Stitches) and Hannah Hinson by Hands to Work. 

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Episode 86

Stitching WIPs


  • Oh Joyous Day by Blackbird Designs - 36 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus and cotton threads.
  • Miss Manners by GigiR - 40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter by Lakeside Linens and various silk threads. 
  • Manor at Quaker Hill by With Thy Needle & Thread - 40 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus and cotton threads. 
  • Jane Tindall 1864 by NeedleWorkPress - 40 ct. Fawn by Lakeside Linens and AVAS Soie d’Alger silk threads. 
  • Mary Carter 1712 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 46 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar by Lakeside Linens and AVAS 100/3 silk threads. 
  • In All Things Be Exceedingly Diligent by NeedleWorkPress - 40 ct. Coffee/Tea Dyed Linen and various cotton threads (click here for conversion). 
  • Ann Grimshaw 1818 by The Scarlet Letter - 40 ct. Antique Sampler by Victorian Motto and Antique Black Gloriana silk threads.
  • Mary Barres Sampler by Stacy Nash Primitives - 40 ct. Creme Brulee by R&R and WDW threads.
  • Harriat Brown Redwork Pinkeep Sampler by Stacy Nash Primitives - 40 ct. Parchment by WDW and Old Red Paint Gentle Arts Sampler Threads. 
Knitting FO

Knitting WIPs
Stash

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Episode 85




FOs
  • MLK Sampler by Stone Street Stitchworks - 40 ct. Vintage Homespun and WDW threads - Baked Apple, Flatfish, Parchment and Swamp Water. 

  • Alexandra Shawl by Dee O'Keefe - Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Lt. in Dr. Zhivago's Sky (two different colorways). I actually finished this shawl last year, but finally blocked it recently.

WIPs
  • Oh Joyous Day by Blackbird Designs - 36 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus and cotton threads. 
  • Ann Tong Uffindell 1835 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 40 ct. Creme Brulee by R&R and AVAS Soie d'Alger silk threads. 
  • Lucy Snushall 1847 by Samplers Remembered - 40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter by Lakeside Linens and cotton threads. 
  • Token of Love by Brenda Gervais - 28 ct. Mushroom Lugana by Zweigart and cotton threads (1 over 1). 
  • Anne Thomas 1854 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 36 ct. Vintage Examplar by Lakeside Linens and AVAS Soie d'Alger silk threads. 
  • The Mary Argent Sampler by NeedleWorkPress - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar by Lakeside Linens and WDW cotton threads. 
  • Stillness Mystery Shawl by Helen Stewart - Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Lt. in Elizabeth Taylor, Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in Daydream and Malabrigo Mechita in Plomo. 
Stash 
  • From Kitten Stitcher - Mary Carter 1712 by Hands Across the Sea. 
  • From The Stitch & Frame Shop - Linen and Blackbird Design Charts - Evergreen Lane and Pumpkin Farm. 
  • From Country Sampler - The Mary Argent Sampler Kit. 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Episode 84


WIPs
  • Consider the Lilies by Heartsting Samplery - 40 ct. Dusty Road by Seraphim Hand Dyed Fabrics by Laurie and cotton threads. 
  • Mary Barres Sampler by Stacy Nash Primitives - 40 Creme Brulee by R&R and cotton threads. 
  • Mary 395 - 1869 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar by Lakeside Linens and Belle Soie silk in Cranberry. 
  • Oh Joyous Day by Blackbird Designs - 36 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus and cotton threads. 
  • MLK Sampler by Stone Street Stitchworks - 40 ct. Vintage Homespun by R&R and cotton threads.  This pattern is only 50 cents and she just asks you make a donation to a charity of your choice.  I donated to The Conscience Kid

Kitted
  • Come Into my Garden by Blackbird Designs - 36 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus and cotton threads. 

  • ES Spot Sampler by Of Female Worth - 40 ct. Creme Brulee and cotton threads. 
FFOs

**All the finishing was done by Faye Riggsbee - Carolina Stitcher.**

  • Summer in Bloom - Drum Pinkeep by Blackbird Designs (from the Maria Selby Humphrey book) - 36 ct. Wren by Picture this Plus and cotton threads. 
  • Project Quarantine by With Thy Needle & Thread - 35 ct. Old Mill Java by R&R and cotton threads. "Storm Blue" rick rack from Lady Dot. 
  • Little Redwork Pinkeep by Stacy Nash Primitives - 36 ct. Ligonier Latte by R&R and WDW Cayenne. 
  • Darling Buds of May by Blackbird Designs - 40 ct. Legacy by Picture the Plus and cotton threads. "Navy" Chenille from Victorian Motto. 
  • Garden Urn Pinkeep Kit by Samplers Not Forgotten - 36 ct. Vintage Pear by Lakeside Linens and cotton threads. 
  • Hen Peck by Plum Street Samplers - 36 ct. Oaken by Picture this Plus and cotton threads. "Sweeny" rick rack from Dames of the Needle. 


Saturday, May 30, 2020

Episode 83


WIPs
  • Antonetta Bove by Samplers Remembered - 40 ct. Creme Brulee by R&R Reproductions and Gloriana Cranberry silk thread. 
  • Mary Good by Sassafras Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Lentil by Lakeside Linens and AVAS Soie d’Alger silk threads. 
  • Blueskin by Plum Street Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar by Lakeside Linens and cotton threads. 
  • In All Things be Exceedingly Diligent by NeedleWorkPress - 40 ct. Tea/Coffee-dyed linen and cotton threads. 
  • A New Constellation by Plum Street Samplers - 36 ct. Faun by Picture this Plus and cotton threads. 
  • Manor at Quaker Hill by Brenda Gervais (With Thy Needle & Thread) - 40 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus and cotton threads. 
  • Mary 395 - 1869 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar by Lakeside Linens and Belle Soie Cranberry silk thread. 

Other WIPs and Kitted Charts
  • Rose Wreath Sampler by GigiR - 46 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar by Lakeside Linens and cotton threads. 
  • Elizabeth Weston by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar and AVAS Soie d'Alger silk threads. 

Stash 
  • Fire Poppies - Mary 395 - 1869 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers. 
Conversion for In All Things be Exceedingly Diligent by Needlework Press

DMC - Cotton Over-Dyed Threads
3857 - GA Old Red Paint or Weathered Barn
931 - CC Dublin Bay
732 - CC Mossy
3790 - GA Walnut
520 - WDW Seaweed
833 - WDW Olive
746 - CC Magnolia Blossom
434 - GA Sarsaparilla
939 - GA Wrought Iron
400 - GA Gingersnap
3022 - CC Secret Garden
3859 - GA Faded Rose
840 - CC Brown Hen


Saturday, May 23, 2020

Episode 82



WIPs
  • A New Constellation by Plum Street Samplers - 36 ct. Faun by Picture this Plus and cotton threads. 
  • Frances Eden 1809 by Handwork Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar by Lakeside Linens and Vikki Clayton silk threads, NPI silk threads and DMC. 
  • Consider the Lilies by Heartstring Samplery - 40 ct. Dusty Road by Seraphim Hand Dyed Fabrics by Laurie and cotton threads.
  • Miss Manners by GigiR - 40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter by Lakeside Linens and various silk threads. 
  •  Rose Hips and Ivy from Blackbird Designs Sewing Club book - 36 ct. Winter's Brew by R&R and cotton threads. 

Tiny Starts
  • Dutch Beauty by Permin of Copenhagen - 40 ct. Antique Sampler linen by Victorian Motto and DMC threads. 
  • The Stables at Hollyberry Farm by Stacy Nash Primitives - 36 ct. Winter Brew by R&R and WDW threads. 
Stash
  • Fire Poppies - 32 ct. Ancient, 36 ct. Faun and 36 ct. Velum by Picture this Plus Linen and Blackbird Designs Oh Joyous Day. 
Kitted
  • Oh Joyous Day by Blackbird Designs - 36 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus and cotton threads. 
  • Sewing Club by Blackbird Designs - Various cuts of linen and cotton threads.
  • Liberty Inn by Plum Street Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Gray by R&R and cotton threads. 

  • Blueskin by Plum Street Samplers - 40 ct. Purely Primitive by Silkweaver and cotton threads. 
  • Antonetta Bove by Samplers Remembered - 40 ct. Creme Brulee by R&R or Parchment by WDW and Gloriana Cranberry.