When life gives you lemons make limoncello! This gorgeous and rustic design is based on Italian pottery from Cinque Terre, which is famous for lemons. This classic design has old-world appeal yet is right at home in modern kitchens. Le dolce vita! Stitch Count 168w X 168h, finished size on 14-ct fabric 12" X 12".
Model stitched on 14 Count Beige Aida
Tuscany, a charming land blessed by the genius of man and nature! A birds-eye view of vineyards on rolling hillsides with lush green cypress trees. This Counted Cross-stitch design by Nancy Rossi is sure to cause one to fantasize about living there, strolling down quiet lanes bound by creamy-colored villas, and basking happily in the Tuscan sun. Stitch Count 153w X 194h. Finished Size on 14-ct 11"X 13-3/4". Model stitched on 14 Count Chamois Aida.
Add some rustic Italian charm to your home with this colorful olive crate label art. A touch of Tuscany is captured in the scene surrounded by plump ripe olives. The perfect touch for your kitchen or dining area with this dramatic design by Barbara Baatz Hillman.
Stitch count 135w X 111h. Finished size on 14-ct black fabric 9-5/8" X 7-7/8"
. Model stitched on 14 Count Black Aida Fabric.
Imagine peering out this window into the rolling hills. Stitched on 14 count ivory Aida, this amazing view comes to life by combining both full and half cross stitches to capture every detail. Stitch count 150w X 188h, finished size on 14-ct fabric 10-5/8" X 13-5/8"
. Design stitched on 14 Count Ivory Aida
Model stitched one over two on 36 Ct. Straw linen using Classic Colorworks (or DMC floss 3687, 3859, 3031, 3803, 935, 842, 839, 921, 356, 312, ecru, 926/927). Also required, but not listed above Tartain Plaid from Classic Colorworks. Specialty Stitches Used: Algerian Eyelet, and Continental Stitch. Stitch Count: 194W x 93H. Design Size: 10.8" x 5.2"
Model stitched one over two on 40 Ct. Parchment using Weeks Dye Works, Gentle Art Sampler Threads and Classic Colorworks (or DMC floss 782, 610, 3857, 839, 3046, 924, 729). Stitch Count: 145W x 159H. Design Size: 7" x 8"
Model stitched over 2 threads on 36 Ct. Apple Butter linen by Dixie Sampler (or fabric of your choice) with Weeks Dye Works floss and Gentle Art Sampler threads (or DMC 3011, 221, 3863, 3021, 610). Stitch Count: 239W x 239H. "Satan their Prince soon laid a snare for Adam and Eve, that happy pair. They sinned against their God's advic, and lost the sweets of paradise."
Antique cross stitch pattern from Heartstring Samplery!
Note from the designer:
Without a full name, I was unable to locate the original stitcher of this sampler, but there are some bits of information that can be gleaned from some of the motifs. In particular, the interesting monograms on the upper left of the wreath. The IHS with the cross over it represents Jesus, the three letters being taken from the Greek word for his name. This arrangement is part of the Jesuit emblem and Redemptorist coat of arms, but also used elsewhere by Catholic and Protestant denominations alike. The IXXR represents Mary, but is a more rare depiction, as her name is usually shown as the monogram IXXI. The addition of the letter R appears to represent the word "Regina" for Queen. The Lobster made me think of Maine and Cape Cod in the United States, but this motif has been found on samplers around the world; I found references to Lobsters on samplers from Denmark, Austria, and Germany, as well as the United States and England.
Model stitched on 40 ct. Vintage Fawn using Needlepoint Inc. threads.(NPI 123, 187, 203, 307, 243, 251, 292, 294, 471, 565, 843, 851, 901, 902, 921, 928, 952). Stitch count is 227 x 298.
Model stitched one over two on 36 Ct Parchment using Needlepoint Inc Silk and Gewntle Art Sampler Threads (or all DMC floss 167, 356, 413, 520, 646, 833, 3021, 3782). Stitch Count: 184W x 180H. Design Size: 10 1/4" x 10". Frame is Huneywood #8422.
"Jesus permit thy sacred name to stand as the first effort of an infant's hand, and while her fingers on the canvas move, engage her tender thoughts to ask thy love. Among thy children let her have a part and write thy name thyself upon her heart." Model stitched on 32 Ct. Vintage Examplar linen with Weeks Dye Works floss (or DMC 319, 356, 400, 422, 436, 610, 926, 927, 939, 3022, 3052, Ecru). Stitch Count: 294W x 229H.
Model stitched over 2 threads on fabric of your choice with Au Ver a Soie Soie d'Alger silk floss (or DMC floss 833, 3746, 931, 927, 3810, 524, 834, 832, 400, 3746, 522, 3011, 3363, 760, 3722, 3726, 3042, 3041). Also required, but not listed above 1343 from Soie d'Alger. Stitch Count: 253x264. Design Size on 32 Ct. Fabric: 16" x 17"
"When this you see remember me and keep me in your mind. Let all the world say what they will. Speak of me as you find." Model stitched on 40 Ct. Vintage Light Examplar from Lakeside Linens using Classic Colorworks silks. (DMC alternates are 370 730 3750 3031 3859 434 712 414 500 501 310 950 935) Stitch count 161x163.