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. 

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Episode 81


FOs
  • Me & You by La-D-Da - 40 ct. (Pecan Butter?) by Lakeside Linens and DMC threads. 
WIPs
  • A New Constellation by Plum Street Samplers - 36 ct. Faun by Picture this Plus and cotton threads.
  • Mary Ann Frane by Sassafras Samplers - 40 ct. Ligonier Latte by R&R and AVAS Soie d’Alger silk threads.
  • What the Fade?! by Andrea Mowry - Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles. 
Stash
  • From Top Knot Stitcher - Plum Street Samplers A New Constellation and My Peaceful Home.
  • From Fire Poppies - Brenda Gervais To Quote Shakespeare and 40 ct. Liberty Gathering Gray by R&R. 




Saturday, May 09, 2020

Episode 80


FOs

  • Project Quarantine by With Thy Needle & Thread - 35 ct. Old Mill Java by R&R and cotton threads. 

  • Little Redwork Pinkeep by Stacy Nash Primitives - 36 ct. Ligonier Latte by R&R and WDW Cayenne. 
Stitching WIPS
  • Consider the Lilies by Heartstring Samplery - 40 ct. Dusty Road by Seraphim Hand Dyed Fabrics by Laurie and cotton threads.
  • Miss Manners: Eli(z)abeth Manners 1843 - 40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter by Lakeside Linens and various silk threads from my stash. 
  • Manor at Quaker Hill by Brenda Gervais (With Thy Needle & Thread) - 40 ct. Legacy Linen and cotton threads. 
  • Berry Bowl Sampler by Heartstring Samplery and The Scarlett House - 36 ct. Legacy and Wren by Picture this Plus and cotton threads. 
  • Me & You by La-D-Da - 40 ct. Linen (I think it may be Pecan Butter) and DMC threads. 
  • Anniversaries of the Heart by Blackbird Designs - 40 ct. Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens and cotton threads. 
  • Summer at Hollyberry Farm by Stacy Nash Primitives - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens and cotton threads. 
Knitting WIPs
Stash
  • From 123stitch.com - NPI and AVAS silks for Charlotte Frost and Sarah Spencer, Mary Applewhite by GigiR and Hannah Jenkinson by Stacy Nash. 

  • From Simply Socks Yarn Co. - Madelinetosh Twist Light - Hi Lo and Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light - Elizabeth Taylor. 
Kitted
  • Souvenirs of the Heart: Star Spangled Spectacular by Brenda Gervais (With Thy Needle & Thread)

  • A New Constellation by Plum Street Samplers (just waiting on the pattern). 

Saturday, May 02, 2020

Episode 79


FOs
  • Albuquerque Sunset by Casapinka - Madelintosh Tosh Merino Light - Astrid Gray and Hedgehog Fibres Sock - Pheasant (I actually finished this last year, but finally washed and blocked it last week). 

WIPs
  • Consider the Lilies by Heartstring Samplery - 40 ct. Dusty Road by Seraphim Hand Dyed Fabrics by Laurie and cotton threads. 
  • Mary Barres Sampler by Stacy Nash - 40 ct. Creme Brûlée and WDW cotton threads. 
  • Ann Dale 1827 by Shakespeare’s Peddler - 40 ct. Winters Brew by R&R and cotton threads.
  • Mary Clayton by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 40 ct. Precious Metals by Silkweaver and AVAS Soie d’Alger silk threads. 
  • Berry Bowl Sampler by Heartstring Samplery and The Scarlett House - 36 ct. Legacy and 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. 
  • Jujuy by Joji Locatelli - Malabrigo Mechita in Natural and Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Lt. In Celadon and Undergrowth. 
Stash
  • From Kitten Stitcher - Maria Phinney by Shakespeare’s Peddler - I plan to use 46 ct. Straw and various cotton threads and Ann Dale 1827. 
  • From Fire Poppies - Charlotte Frost 1846 by The Scarlett House and threads for Ann Dale, Project Quarantine and 40 ct. Vintage Homespun by R&R.