Michele Sayetta is a 'Master Chart-tress!!!' Her company, Heaven and Earth Designs, takes famous and favorite works of art -- most that are very familiar to us -- and charts them for cross stitch. NOT FOR THE WEAK-OF-HEART STITCHER, these charts are huge and incredibly
Solid stitching, each chart is presented on 8-1/2 x 11 sheets of
paper, printed on both sides. Her charting software has told you how many stitches of each color the piece features, and figured approximate floss usage. Kind of fun to read just THAT part! The designs really don't need many words... each is more lovely than the last!!!
Here is a set of 4 *Ornament* designs -- they each measure 175 stitches in diameter -- so over ONE on 25ct, they finish 6 inches in size! Pretty generous for ornaments!!!!!! SOOOO.... what about gorgeous framed pieces worked over two on something reasonable like 32? That'd make them 11 x 11! Scott Gustafson's work is showcased in the Decorating The Wreath piece, while Donna Gelsinger's work appears on the other three.
89 and 90 Colors of DMC floss in each, as you can see the shading and design details are incredible. The charts are very involved... clearly printed... but challenging to follow because of all the design detail and color changes. Blow up the charts, and get a highlighter to mark areas you've already stitched. Just amazing charts and designs to look at... some of you can stitch these, and you are just as amazing!!!
A Ride in The Country
Artwork by Jane Wooster Scott, Stitch count of 625 x 490... 87 colors
of DMC, this finishes approx 19-1/2 x 25 over one on 25ct
Totally charming, how could you NOT love this scene???
Artwork by Sandra Kuck, this vintage piece measures 525 x 424 stitches, so will finish approx 21 x 17 on 25ct over ONE. A generous 94 colors of DMC used, you've got a lot of white-ish going on here!!!
The charting software gives you a usage count -- 30,000 white stitches in here -- 9 skeins! (That doesn't count the shading in the ice!) But I love it just the same!
Santa and the Reindeer
Artwork by Scott Gustafson, this one features a happy Santa with that quintessential sack of goodies on his back.
Stitch count of 400 x 341 -- a mere 88 colors of DMC floss! The light on Santa's face is so eyecatching in this one -- the reindeer are just faint visions in the night sky.
The Enchanted Christmas
Artwork by Dona Gelsinger -- this one matches all the rest of her classic Santas -- and is a generous 525 stitches by 656! That means that over ONE on 25ct, he measures 21 x 26... and if you stitch him over two on 28 (which is like 14ct Aida), he'd be 37-1/2 x 47!!!!!!!!!
88 Colors of floss... this is a marathon piece!
Artwork by Dona Gelsinger, this has a soft, magical feel to it.
The stitch count is exactly square -- 400 x 400 -- and like the rest, features a ton of DMC colors. I just now see the kitty in here!
Woodland Santa 2
Artwork by Ruth Sanderson, this one is very old-world in feel. That sleigh is full of forest creatures helping Santa wrap all his
Smaller than some of the others, this has a stitch count of 425 x 342.
Mini Witches and Crones
Well... in the world of Heaven and Earth Designs, MINI refers to anything less than 500 stitches -- I think! Mini Witches and Crones is a smaller version of one of Jane Wooster Scott's pieces that we used to carry! Charted for Cross Stitch by Heaven and Earth... this piece is 325 x 271 in stitch count and finishes approx 13 x 11 over one on 25ct. (That means it'd be almost 23 x 19 on 14ct.)
Solid stitching... it calls for 89 different shades of DMC, and I just love how her software tells you how many stitches there are of EACH color! (3756 has 10,697... but there are only 2 stitches of 3822.) Anyway, a charming piece of artwork depicting a busy Trick or Treat Scenario... check out the little guy in the hot dog costume! Offered as a chart... our Heaven and Earth Page is simply a delight to page through... I just love them all! NOT FOR THE IMPATIENT STITCHER, or one that hasn't lots of stitching time!!!
Take a Bite Out of Love
You'd really have to love someone a lot to do this for a wedding or birth announcement -- but it could be done! This piece takes 87 different DMC colors, and finishes approx14 x 9 -- Stitch count of 356 x 221.
Santa's Bag of Toys
Adapted from artwork by Ruth Sanderson, this masterpiece measures 450 x 444 stitches, and is worked in 88 different shades of DMC floss.
Enchanting... QUITE the challenge as far as chart-following and color-changing... you have to be a special stitcher to get through one of these! Definite family heirlooms!!!
Another of Jane Wooster Scott's charming scenes of rural Americana at its best... this turn-of-the-century circus-in-the-park scene measures a HUGE 625 x 520 stitches -- 25 x 21 OVER ONE on 25ct!
It calls for 89 colors of DMC... and 89 months (or years!) of your patience to get it done!!! Too charming for words! Offered as the chart.
Candied Apples and Candy Corn
Jane Wooster Scott -- another super-busy fair scene! Remember in the old 'State Fair' movie with Ann Margaret and Pat Boone... all the family kept adding the whiskey to her Mom's prize-winning mincemeat??? Mom's probably down there in the front celebrating her blue ribbon!
Just full of details... think about that small take-out stitching idea if you're entering your own fair and haven't the time to finish this! 450 x 364 Stitches.
By Jane Wooster Scott, the old meets the new in this corner of American countryside! 450 x 377 Stitches.
Santa's Best Friend Bear
By Dona Gelsinger, we have a set of 4 Santas... you may need them all... the jolly fellow is looking straight at YOU with his seasonal favorites! This one measures 330 x 468. Very Vintage.
Tis The Season
Another cheerful Santa... he's hanging the greenery boughs. 400 x 500... a little more on the generic side of Christmas... no children around... he's a lovely Christmas piece.
Dona Gelsinger, artist.
Deck the Halls
What a festive Santa face!!! Check out the reindeer inside the ornament!!! 400 x 320, this one is *only* 13 x 16 over one on 25ct. *A Breeze!*
From artist Dona Gelsinger.
Artwork by Dennis Lewan, this reminds me of my miniature Dept 56 village houses, and Thomas Kincaid!
450 x 359 Stitch count, the play of light on the snow and rooftops is charming.
Town Christmas Tree
Very Victorian, very large -- a whopping 450 x 502!!! Early dawn on Christmas Morning... lovely.
Artist Ruth Sanderson.
Santa and The Mouse
Can you see the pic? Santa is handing a little mouse (dressed in his pajamas!) a tiny Christmas gift! His elf helper is there getting the rest of the presents under the tree... but the family cat is curious!
by Scott Gustafson, this measures 450 x 524.
Up On a Rooftop
Can you imagine? The elves, the reindeer... and even the children peeking out the nursery window!
Quite the classic, it measures 400 x 324 and is by artist Scott Gustafson.
Santa Claus at The North Pole
One of those awesome whimsical scenes... look at that cottage detail and the reindeer! Measures a smaller 230 x 400... by Scott Gustafson.
This one is more contemporary... who's boots are those??? By artist JM Leotti, this measures 350 x 412.
I thought it was a good addition to our collection simply *because* the lines are newer, the shading simpler... the 1950 and 1960 appeal -- that lots of us were around for!!!
A Moment to Cherish
By Jane Wooster Scott... a Springtime American Folk Art landscape scene... look closely, this is actually a wedding scene! Check out the hot air balloon, and the wedding party below!
Charted by Heaven and Earth, this measures a whopping 450 x 561 in stitch count -- not for the weak-of-stitcher - or a busy mother-of-the-bride!!!! A classic piece of American Folk Art!
A chilly Central Park scene, this one is an impressive 400 x 504 stitches!
In paging through the charts, I absolutely cannot imagine having the stamina to stitch one of these... but I know there are some of you that CAN do that, and WILL! Just to die for!
Best in Show
Artwork by Jane Wooster Scott, this one is 450 x 375 stitches, FULL of Summertime charm!
You could definitely stitch this as part of a Four Seasons Set!
Tea With The Moon|
A classic by Nancy Faulkner, this piece is NOT for a weak-of-stitcher!!! SOLID cross stitches make this 400 x 561 stitch count piece a whopping 16 x 24 over ONE THREAD on 25ct! Who isn't charmed by something like this???
Offered as the chart, we have lots of other classic artwork like this one gracing our Heaven & Earth Designs pages!!!
Merry Christmas to All
Artwork by Ruth Sanderson... everyone has seen this picture for forever!!!!! Always a Christmas Classic, it is one of the smaller H & E designs, at 300 x 375 SOLID cross stitches.
You might actually get this one finished!!!