Pattern Pick of the Day: Inspired By Nature Bookmarks

Bucilla Inspired By Nature Bookmarks Counted Cross Stitch Kit-2-1/2″X8″ 14 Count Set Of 12

Size of individual bookmarks is 2-1/2 inches x 8 inches
Design Size: Set of 12 bookmarks
Everything you will need is included in the kit.

Pattern Pick of the Day: January’s Snowdrop by Cottage Garden Samplings

January's Snowdrop by Cottage Garden Samplings January’s Snowdrop by Cottage Garden Samplings

Part 1 in the 12 part My Garden Journal Series. Each of the designs are perfect to stitch alone, but they can also be stitched as one large piece on 40 count Lambswool linen (Stitch count as one piece would be 379W x 302H)

This model for this single design was stitched on 32 count Lambswool linen with Gentle Art Sampler threads.
Single project stitch count is 81W x 58H.

Also comes with the “My Garden Journal” cover chart. “Snowflakes are kisses from Heaven.”

Pattern Pick of the Day: Feathered Friends February by Cherished Stitches

Feathered Friends February by Cherished StitchesFeathered Friends February by Cherished Stitches

“Live well, laugh often, love much.”

Model stitched on 36 count Legacy by Picture This Plus
with Weeks Dye Works, Gentle Art Sampler threads, and Anchor floss

Stitch Count: 83W x 68H

Pattern Pick of the Day: Winter Kisses by Imaginating

Winter Kisses by Imaginating Winter Kisses by Imaginating

“Snowflakes fall like Winter Kisses.”

Model stitched on 14 count Antique Blue Aida
with DMC floss and Mill Hill Beads.

Stitch Count: 112W x 179H.

Pattern Pick of the Day: Frosty Snowman Winter Buttons and Beads from Mill Hill

Mill Hill Frosty Snowman Winter Buttons and Beads Counted Cross Stitch Kit, 5 by 5-Inch

This kit is part of the Mill Hill Buttons & Beads Winter series
5 x 5 inches – frames available from Mill Hill, sold separately
Kit includes: Beads, ceramic button, perforated paper (PP21), needles, floss, chart and instructions
Made in United States

Pattern Pick of the Day: Siberian Tiger

Bucilla Heirloom Collection Siberian Tiger 12-Inch-by-16-Inch Counted Cross Stitch Kit

These new Heirloom kits from Bucilla feature: heirloom quality art, color chart, pre-sorted floss tied with ribbon, premium 28-count Evenweave fabric, 2 color coded floss separators, trilingual instructions and an acetate storage sleeve. Made in the USA.
Design: Siberian Tiger.
Design measurements: 12 x 16 inches
Designer: Lee Kromschroeder.

Trying to Love Mill Hill’s Owlets

Mill Hill released some new Spring designs for the 2015 line up, including a series of little owlets still in their eggshells. I love Mill Hill kits and I love owls, but I’m not sure if I love these little owlets or not. I like them, but I’m not sure I love them.

The turquoise guy pictured here at left is definitely my favorite of the six. (Finn Owlet)

I get it, Spring, renewal, easter, pastely colors, etc… but I’m having a hard time loving the owls in the eggs. I guess maybe I just want to see wings and feathers and majestic owl beauty. Lately it seems like owls are being represented as cutesy and colorful everywhere, almost to the point of annoying and tiresome. (I said almost, I don’t think I’ll ever be tired of seeing owls represented in art and needlework, even if they’re pastel and cute.)

What do YOU think of the new Owlet designs? Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment below…

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Pattern Pick of the Day: Snow Sampler by Country Cottage Needleworks

Snow Sampler by Country Cottage Needleworks

Snow Sampler by Country Cottage Needleworks

“Snowman, Snowflake, Snowbird.”

Model stitched on 32 Ct fabric
Raw/Silver linen using DMC and Gentle Arts Sampler threads (DMC alternate is #3346)
Stitch count 82×125

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