Cross stitch pattern from Kitty and Me featuring a beautiful cat face!
Recommended fabric is 14ct white Aida. Models stitched with DMC floss. Stitch counts: 98w x 42h (7" x 3"), 95w x 32h (6.75" x 2.25"), 85w x 42h (6" x 3"), and 83w x 49h (5.9" x 3.5"). Designed by Pamela Kellogg.
Reproduction cross stitch pattern from Hands Across the Sea Samplers dated 1887.
Note from the designer:
Annie's monochrome sampler has been a delight to reproduce. The little girl recorded that her sampler was stitched in Belvedere and completed in the December of 1887. She dedicated her sampler to her sovereign with the words "God Save The Queen".
Belvedere is a town in the south-east of London that lies close to the River Thames.
The year of 1887 that Annie's sampler marked was a very special year in Great Britain's history. This year was the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
Royal jubilees are an occasion to celebrate the life and reign of a monarch and are significant events which are celebrated around the world. Though the concept of the jubilee began in biblical times, today the term is most closely associated with the Royal Family and the ceremony and spectacle which the term symbolises.
As the 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria's reign approached, the British government felt that a monumental celebration was in order. Victoria did not celebrate her 25th anniversary on the throne in 1862 as her husband, Prince Albert, had died in December 1861. His death sent Victoria into a deep depression, and she stayed in seclusion for many years, rarely appearing in public. She mourned him by wearing black for the remaining forty years of her life.
Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning British monarch on September 9, 2015, when she surpassed the reign of her great-great-grandmother Victoria. On February 6, 2017, she became the first British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee, commemorating 65 years on the throne.
In 2022, Her Majesty will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on February 6, 1952, when she was 25 years old.
Commemorative souvenirs have been a popular way of marking royal events such as jubilees for the last three centuries. The earliest known English commemorative items date from the Restoration of Charles II as king in 1660, followed by his Coronation in 1661 and wedding in 1662. Popular items which have been used to commemorate jubilees past and present include coins, stamps, and ceramics.
We hope that you will stitch Annie's little red sampler to commemorate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
The sampler has been rated as suitable for all levels of ability. The design is worked in cross stitch over one and two threads of linen and running stitch. The sampler could be stitched over 4 and 2 threads of linen if preferred.
Our grateful thanks go to Bhooma Aravamudan for exquisitely stitching the model of Annie's sampler. At the very core of Hands Across the Sea Samplers there is a team of needleworkers who are passionate about antique samplers and being able to share those samplers with you.
Cross stitch pattern from Tiny Modernist includes three designs! The first design features Santa Claus with the sentiment "Have a holly jolly Christmas". The second design features two alpacas with scarves, lights, and presents. The third design features a sloth draped over a pine branch with the sentiment "Merry slothmas".
Cross stitch pattern from Stoney Creek featuring the word "Rejoice" elaborately decorated with festive imagery, particularly snowmen! Stitch count 80w x 404h. Model stitched on 28 count white lugana over 2 threads.
Cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy Designs featuring two witches holding candy canes, a cauldron, and a snowman! Stitch count 89w x 71h. Model stitched on 18 ct "mirage" aida fabric from Picture This Plus.
Cross stitch pattern from Country Cottage Needleworks featuring two people standing among Christmas trees and presents, with the sentiment "Nutcracker village"! This is the first part of an eleven part series. Stitch count of this part is 118w x 71h.
The Nutcracker Village series consists of 11 designs that will be released consecutively for 11 months. The first design in the series, Clara and the Prince, is larger than all the rest, with a stitch count of 118w x 71h. The other 10 designs all have a stitch count of 59w x 71h. If the entire series is stitched together, it has a stitch count of 236w x 217h. Also, if you are stitching the series together, you will stitch each row of blocks together with no spaces in between, but leave 2 stitches between each of the horizontal rows.
Cross stitch pattern from The Blue Flower featuring an alpaca in a festive sweater and a Christmas tree! Stitch count of main design is 154w x 124h. Stitch count of smaller version is 94w x 124h. Design also uses Bella Lusso wool 093 and 095.
Note from the designer:
The models are stitched on 40 count "Lambswool" linen from xJudesigns. (If you are looking for a substitute that doesn't require international shipping, R&R "Alabaster" is a very close match.)
The models are trimmed with "Anemone" chenille and the larger one is accented with a twill bow in "Grape Jelly". Both are backed with "Grape Jelly" osnaburg. (Chenille, twill and osnaburg are all from Lady Dot Creates.)
Cross stitch pattern from The Blue Flower measuring 97w x 97h!
Note from the designer:
This is the latest of my "Tudor Menagerie" series. The ermine is perfect for winter, as it shows off its lovely snowy fur. I've chosen a border of twined winter greenery, pinecones and berries to complement the design.
The model is stitched on 40 count "18th Century Rook" linen from R&R Reproductions. The model is trimmed with "Sizzle" chenille and backed with "Heirloom" velveteen, both from Lady Dot Creates.
Cross stitch pattern from Hinzeit featuring two designs! The first features the sentiment "Love angels" with an angel standing in for the letter O. The second features the sentiment "Holy night" with a nativity scene standing in for the letter L. Both charms are included.
Cross stitch pattern from The Blue Flower featuring a cool kitty sporting a very festive snowman sweater and a border of winter berries. It's a quick stitch, and the perfect size for an ornament. Stitch count 54w x 62h.
Cross stitch pattern from Les Petites Croix De Lucie featuring a collage of festive images and the sentiments "It's the most wonderful time to wear ears", "Christmas", and "Hot cocoa" arranged into the shape of a mouse head!
Cross stitch pattern from Hinzeit featuring two designs! The first features the sentiment "Love Dec 25" with a Christmas tree standing in for the letter O. The second features the sentiment "Holiday home" with a house standing in for the letter O in Home. Both charms are included.
Cross stitch pattern from Hinzeit featuring two designs! The first features the sentiment "North pole" with a penguin standing in for the letter O. The second features the sentiment "Ho Ho Ho" with a peppermint candy standing in for the letter O. Charms are included.