Stitching the 2017 Mystery Band Sampler SAL from Linen and Threads

This is a free design being released one band at a time on the Linen and Threads website. You’ll find all of the information and downloads at

[2/16/2017] a little birdie has made an appearance…. or maybe he’s a dragon, a tiny garden dragon? Hopefully his friends will be joining him soon.

and we have a corner:

[update 2/10/2017] after almost a full week of everyone in the house having the flu and almost no stitching, finally making some progress again….
Friday morning progress on linen and threads sampler

another weekend progress on linen and threads sampler

about two weeks worth of stitching and I’m one-third of the way through the January band

Monday progress on linen and threads sampler

I started late and I’m kind of a slow stitcher these days, so I know I won’t finish January’s section before February’s is released, likewise probably won’t finish February before March is released, and I’m okay with that.

starting the mystery sampler

My color selections for this project; Navy Wichelt 18 count aida fabric, DMC 3856, DMC 3766, DMC 762, DMC 754

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About Loretta

Passionate stitcher. Mom of four amazing young men. Wife to a comic book geek who makes me smile every day. Transcriptionist by trade. Gluten-free by necessity. Writer at heart. Seeker of knowledge and reader of novels. Dreamer of big colorful creative dreams.


  1. Thanks ❤

  2. I have started this! Loving it!

  3. Very tempting…hmm….I’m itching to do this!

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