Sunday, February 23, 2020

Episode 72


WIPs
  • Dorothy Walpole by The Scarlet Letter - 40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter and AVAS Soie d’Alger silk threads. 
  • Birds of a Feather (OOP) by Blackbird Designs - 40 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus and NPI silk threads. 
  • All Joys for Thine by Blackbird Designs - 36 ct. Heartland by Picture this Plus and cotton threads. 
  • Rose Wreath Sampler by GigiR - 46 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar by Lakeside Linens and cotton threads. 
  • His Eye is on the Sparrow by Heartstring Samplery - 40 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus and cotton threads. 

Stash

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Episode 71



Finished
  • Jane Stanwix 1843 by Samplers Revisited - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue and the Country Sampler’s cotton conversion. 

Bin of Samplers - Started
  • Rose Wreath Sampler (C. Matthews 1841) by Gigi R - 46 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar by Lakeside Linens and the called for cotton threads. 
  • Sarah Stewart Hardman 1824 by NeedleWorkPress - 40 ct. Vintage Buttercream by Lakeside Linens and the called for cotton threads. 
  • The Plantation Sampler (OOP - Out of Print) by Canterbury Designs - 40 ct. Fog by Picture this Plus and thread conversion by Tanya Brockmeyer. Click here to see her beautiful finished sampler!
  • Mary Barres Sampler by Stacy Nash Primitives - 40 ct. Creme Brulee and the called for cotton threads. 
  • Ann Tong Uffindell 1835 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 40 ct. Creme Brulee and the called for AVAS (Au Ver à Soie) Soie d'Alger silk threads. 
  • Mary Good 1827 by Sassafras Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Lentil by Lakeside Linens and the called for AVAS Soie d'Alger silk threads. 
  • Mary Betchell 1810 by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar by Lakeside Linens and the called for hand-dyed silk threads. 
  • Little Redwork Pinkeep by Stacy Nash Primitives - 36 ct. Ligonier Latte by R&R Reproductions and the called for WDW (Weeks Dye Works) thread. 
  • Birds of a Feather (OOP) by Blackbird Designs - 40 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus and the called for NPI (Needlepoint Inc.) silk threads. 
  • His Eye is on the Sparrow by Heartstring Samplery - 40 ct. Legacy or 36 ct. Wren by Picture this Plus and the called for cotton threads. 
  • Frances Eden by Handwork Samplers (OOP) - 40 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar by Lakeside Linens and Vikki Clayton hand-dyed silk threads. 
  • Mary Gail by The Scarlet Letter - 46 ct. Vintage Autumn Gold and the called for DMC threads. 
  • Dorothy Walpole by The Scarlet Letter - 40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter by Lakeside Linens and the called for AVAS Soie d'Alger silk threads
  • Ragamuffin #2: A Quaker Sampler by Shakespeare's Peddler - 40 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar and the called for silk threads.
  • Hariette Elizabeth Coe by Brenda Gervais (With Thy Needle & Thread) - 40 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar by Lakeside Linens and cotton threads. 
  • Maria Shelby Humphrey by Blackbird Designs - 40 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus and cotton threads.
  • Elizabeth Furniss 1836 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 40 ct. tea and coffee dyed Country Mocha by Zweigart and the called for DMC threads. 
Bin of Samplers - Kitted
  • Spanish Mystery Sampler by Shakespeare's Peddler - 40 ct. Lt. Mocha by Zweigart and the called for silk threads. 
  • Anne Thomas 1854 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar by Lakeside Linens and the called for AVAS Soie d'Alger silk threads. 
  • Mary Clayton by Hands Across the Sea Samplers -  40 ct. Creme Brulee and the called for AVAS Soie d'Alger silk threads. 
  • Elizabeth Weston 1830 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar by Lakeside Linens and the called for AVAS Soie d'Alger silk threads. 
  • Mary Cook 1795 by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Stars Hollow Blend and the called for silk threads. 
  • Lucy Snushall 1847 by Samplers Remembered - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar by Lakeside Linens and cotton threads. 
  • Ann Wright by Samplers Remembered - 40 ct. Fawn by Lakeside Linens and the cotton thread conversion from The Country Sampler
  • Elizabeth Sheffield by The Scarlet Letter - 35 ct. Straw linen by WDW and the called for DMC threads. 
  • Jane Tindall 1864 by NeedleWorkPress - 40 ct. Confederate Gray by WDW and the called for silk threads. 
  • Elizabeth Walsh's Work 1836 by The Scarlett House - 36 ct. Sand by Picture this Plus and the called for cotton threads. 
  • Mary Ann Farmer by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Sand by Picture this Plus and the called for NPI silk threads. 
  • Ann Grimshaw 1818 by The Scarlet Letter - 40 ct. tea and coffee dyed Zweigart linen and GAST (Gentle Arts Sampler Threads) Blackboard.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Episode 70


FFOs

  • Elizabeth Hunter by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune and the called for cotton threads.
  • Sarah Redfearn by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar by Lakeside Linens and the called for silk threads with two exceptions: I used Gentle Arts Lexington Green instead of Belle Soie Shepherd's Pasture and Belle Soie Tortoise Shell instead of Belle Soie Chocolat.
WIPs
  • Ann Uffindell by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 40 ct. Creme Brulee by R&R and the called for AVAS Soie d'Alger silk threads. 
  • Jane Stanwix 1843 by Samplers Revisted - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue and cotton thread conversion by The Country Sampler. 
  • Mary Barres Sampler by Stacy Nash Primitives - Restarted on 40 ct. Creme Brulee by R&R and the called for cotton threads.
  • The Plantation Sampler by Canterbury Designs - 40 ct. Fog by Picture this Plus and thread conversion by Tanya Brockmeyer. Click here to see her beautiful finished sampler!
  • Rose Wreath Sampler (C. Matthews 1841) by Gigi R - 46 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar by Lakeside Linens and the called for cotton threads. 
  • Sarah Stewart Hardman by NeedleWorkPress - 40 ct. Vintage Buttercream by Lakeside Linens and the called for cotton threads. 
Stash
  • From Fire Poppies in Summerville, SC - Fat 1/2 Creme Brulee by R&R, Mary Clayton and AVAS Soie d'Alger silk threads and Fat 1/2 of 40 ct. Lt. Mocha by Zweigart. 
  • From 123 Stitch - Mary Ann Farmer by The Scarlett House and a few NPI silk threads. 
  • From The Stitch & Frame Shop in Rock Hill, SC - Fat 1/4 40 ct. Fog by Picture this plus and Fat 1/8 Vintage Pecan Butter and Vintage Lt. Examplar by Lakeside Linens. 
  • From In Stitches in Alexandria, VA - Fat 1/2 of 40 ct. and 46 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar and fat 1/4 of Vintage Buttercream by Lakeside Linens and two Gigi R charts - Rose Wreath Sampler (along with the threads) and Miss Manners. 

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Episode 69


FO's
  • Ann Rayner 1839 by Threads Through Time - 40 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar by Lakeside Linens and various silk threads (using Paulette Stewart's conversion)
  • Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure (free pattern) - Twisted Owl Fiber Studio Super Sock - Technicolor Cowgirl (gave away before I could take a picture). 
WIPs
  • Jane Stanwix 1843 by Samplers Revisted - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens and cotton thread conversion by The Country Sampler
  • Dorothy Walpole by The Scarlet Letter - 40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter by Lakeside Linens and AVAS Soie d'Alger silk threads. 
  • Mary Good 1827 by Sassafras Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Lentil by Lakeside Linens and AVAS Soie d'Alger silk threads.
  • Mary Betchell 1810 by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar (Sand Dune?) by Lakeside Linens and silk threads. 
  • Elizabeth Furniss 1836 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Country Mocha by Zweigart and DMC threads. 
Stash
  • From Sassy Jacks in Weaverville, NC - silk threads for Elizabeth Weston. 
  • From In Stitches in Alexandria, VA - Miriam Brocklehurst 1727 by The Scarlet Letter, Me & You by La-D-Da and silk threads for Anne Thomas 1854.
  • From Fire Poppies in Summerville, SC - 40 ct. Creme Brulee for Ann Uffindell and Souvenirs of the Heart - Home for Christmas by With Thy Needle & Thread along with a few threads for the pattern. 
  • From Fibre Space in Alexandria, VA - Miss Babs Yowza in Zombie Prom, Berroco Ultra Wool, 21 Color Slouch Hat kit by Blue Sky Fibers and Pretty Cheep Project Bag. 

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Episode 68

WIPs
  • Mary Good Sampler by Sassafras Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Lentil and AVAS Soie d'Alger silk threads.
  • Mary Barres Sampler by Stacy Nash Primitives - 40 ct. Parchment (Zweigart base) and cotton threads.
Stash
  • From Fire Poppies - Anne Thomas 1854 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers and Merry Old Soul by Brenda Gervais, 40 ct. Stars Hollow Blend by R&R and various threads. 
  • From 123 Stitch - Mary Hawley 1808 by The Scarlett House and Sarah Stewart Hardman by NeedleWorkPress. 
Knitting
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Saturday, November 09, 2019

Episode 67


FFO
  • Caroline Broomhead 1838 by Plum Street Antiques - 36 ct. Ligonier Latte and various silk threads (my conversion). 

FO
  • Elizabeth Hunter by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune and cotton threads (1 over 2). Took to be framed at The Stitch and Frame Shop. 

WIPs
  • Ann Rayner 1839 by Threads Through Time - 40 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar and various silk threads (using Paulette Stewart's conversion). 
  • Mary Betchell 1810 by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune and silk threads. 
  • Snooty Parrots Sampler by Barbara Ana Designs - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar and various silk and cotton threads (1 over 2). 
  • Ragamuffin #2: A Quaker Sampler by Shakespeare's Peddler - 40 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar and various silk threads (1 over 2).
  • Ann Roberts 1842 by Hands Across The Sea Samplers - 46 ct. Parchment by Weeks Dye Works and Au Ver A Soie 100/3 silk threads (1 over 2). 

Stash
  • From Fire Poppies - Ann Roberts 1842 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers and Thread Drops. 
  • From Sassy Jacks Stitchery - Au Ver A Soie 100/3 threads for Ann Roberts Sampler.
  • From 123 Stitch - Three Gloriana silk threads I was needing for Ragamuffin #2 - A Quaker Sampler by Shakespeare's Peddler.
Knitting 

Saturday, October 05, 2019

Episode 66



FOs

Stitching WIPs
  • Elizabeth Hunter by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar or maybe Sand Dune by Lakeside Linens? Cotton threads (1 over 2).
  • Elizabeth Furniss by Hands Across the Sea - 40 ct. Tea and Coffee-dyed Vintage Country Mocha by Zweigart and DMC threads (1 over 2). 
  • Alice Sarah Dennis 1834 by Floss on the Mill - 40 ct. Precious Metals by Silk Weaker and NPI silks (1 over 2). 
  • Little Red Pinkeep by Stacy Nash Primitives - 36 ct. Ligonier Latte by R&R and WDW Cayenne (1 over 2). 
  • Tired Trio by Plum Street Samplers - 36 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley, Cotton threads (1 over 2). 
Knitting WIPs

  • Exploration Station #2 by Stephen West - Malabrigo Mechita - Eggplant, Pearl and Natural and Dream in Color Jilly - Jocelyn. Size US 6 ChiaoGoo Needles. 
  • Toe-up sock - Lucy and Yoshi Brillante - Dark Magic. Size US 1 ChiaoGoo Needles. 
Stash
  • Luna Lola in Columbia, SC - Twisted Owl Sock (I think the colorway might be Blue Spruce - I can't find the tag) and Rowan Kidsilk Haze.
  • The Stitch and Frame Shop in Rock Hill, SC - Elizabeth Hunter 1853 by The Scarlett HousSassy Jacks Stitchery in Weaver, NC - Mary Good 1827 by Sassafras Samplers, Elizabeth Walsh's Work by The Scarlett House, 40 ct. Parchment and Confederate Grey by WDW, 46 ct. Parchment by WDW and 40 ct. Precious Metals by Silkweaver. 

  • Fire Poppies in Summerville, SC - Alice Sarah Dennis by Floss on the Mill Samplers, Tire Trio by Plum Street Samplers and Awake my Soul by La-D-Da.
  • Annie & Co. in NYC - Yoshi and Lucy Brillante - Dark Magic.
  • Knitty City in NYC - Skeincocaine Hot Sock - Special. 

Friday, August 30, 2019

Episode 65



FOs

  • Sarah Casey Unwin by Chessie & Me - 36 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley, cotton threads (1 over 2).

  • Exploration Station by Stephen West - Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light - Undergrowth, Dubrovnik, Farmhouse White and Shalimar Yarns Aerie - Candelabra. 

  • Kassiani by Dee O’Keefe - Fiberstory Fave Sock - Lila
WIPs
  • Mary Betchell 1810 by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar by Lakeside Linens, Belle Soie and NPI silk threads (1 over 2). 
  • Village of Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings - 40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune by Lakeside Linens - NPI silk threads (1 over 2). 
  • Alexandra shawl by Dee O’Keefe - Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light - Dr. Zhivago’s Sky. 

Stash
  • From Silk Road Needle Arts in St. Petersburg, Fl - Catharine Dickenson 1810 by Scattered Seed Samplers and threads. 
  • From Fire Poppies in Summerville, SC - A Happy Life Sampler by La-D-Da, threads and 32 ct. Ale for Catharine Dickenson.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Episode 64


FOs

  • Caroline Broomhead 1838 by Plum Street Antiques - 36 ct. Ligonier Latte, variety of silk threads (1 over 2).  Conversion can be found on my last blog post.  

  • Albuquerque Sunset by Casapinka - Madelintosh Tosh Merino Light - Astrid Gray and Hedgehog Fibres Sock - Pheasant.  

WIPs
  • Sarah Casey Unwin by Chessie & Me - 36 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley, cotton threads (1 over 2).
  • Elizabeth Weston by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 46 ct. Straw by Weeks Dye Works, DMC threads (1 over 2).

  • Exploration Station by Stephen West - Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light - Undergrowth, Dubrovnik, Farmhouse White and Shalimar Yarns Aerie - Candelabra. 
Stash
  • Stitches 'N Things in Fenton, MI - Elizabeth Weston and Harriat Brown by Stacy Nash, 46 ct. Straw and 40 ct. Parchment by Weeks Dye Works.

  • Spun in Ann Arbor, MI - Two skeins of Fiberstory Fave Sock - Lila and Madelintosh Tosh Merino Light - Celadon. 

  • Inspired Needle in Lemont, IL - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar by Lakeside Linens and Ode to the Ort by Brenda Gervais. 
  • Tomorrow's Heirlooms in Glen Ellyn, IL - Mary Betchell 1810 by The Scarlett House. 
  • Sister Arts Studio - Chicago, IL - Shalimar Yarns Aerie (Merino, Mohair and Silk) - Candelabra. 

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Caroline Broomhead 1838

Good Morning Everyone!

I am up in Michigan and have been stitching exclusively on Caroline Broomhead 1838 by Plum Street Antiques.




I used 36 ct. Ligonier Latte by R&R and a variety of silk threads.  Here is my conversion:

Called for Belle Soie Silks - My Colors
Old Crow - Same
Malted Milk - Same
Ivy League - Same
Herb Garden - Same
Weathered Vine - Same
Vanilla Pudding - NPI 992
Tumbleweed - Same
Biscotti - NPI 877
Beach Grass - Same
Briar Patch - Gloriana Mocha
Chester’s Blue - Gloriana Arctic Ice
Terra Potta - Same
Shepherd’s Pasture - Dinky Dyes Blue Ice
Red Fox - Same