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You're in for a treat with this collection of intricate and detailed designs! Stuffed full of special textured stitches, cute charms and beads, and lots of overdyed silks and special threads, each one of these is charming, and fun to stitch. They all deal with things we creative people love to do... stitching, quilting, knitting, and gardening! Everything is offered in leaflet format, with a nice pic on the cover.

Thread and embellishment packages are available individually for some... but we have combined most of them so that you're able to stitch the designs in all the pretty colors of thread Jeannette calls for! Very clear charts, excellent stitch diagrams... these are a treat!

Something to keep in mind with these... the stitches are so neat... you could 'pull out' so many of these motif blocks from any of the pieces... and stitch miniature ornaments... silk gauze things... fun little fobs... just so many things!


Vintage Birds and Mighty Acorn
The Mighty Acorn from Jeannette Douglas Vintage Birds by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Jeannette Douglas's new things released at Market are all here! Nine new designs in all... large samplers all the way down to bitty 1-inch pin cushions, everything is quite detailed with thread and fabric offerings. Lets see how well I can describe it all! Pics and my notes are all on Jeannette's pages... so enjoy the browse! Info about these pics first!
  • Vintage Birds -- A leaflet, the third in this set -- Vintage Stars and Vintage Flowers -- this is a pretty 8 x 8 piece that is stitched with Gentle Art Sampler Threads and Weeks hand-dyed flosses. You could change some of them to the Simply Wools - a soft look Jeannette used in Flowers and Stars, as an option. Anyway, the peacock tail in here happens to be Algerian Eyelet - each over six threads! SUPER soft in shading and color, gorgeous!
  • The Mighty Acorn -- Well, this little guy is solid silks and solid specialty stitches -- not a Cross Stitch in here! Finishing approx 4-1/2 inches square on 40ct, the Bargello border is over an inch wide, full of dramatic movement! The acorn itself is all Milanese Stitch... the chart is intoxicating! It's only 40 by 50 stitches in size, too! Lovely brown, greens and creme silks, this is not for a beginner stitcher! Presented as the chart with Gloriana, Classic, Access Commodities, Thread Gatherer and Rainbow Gallery silks and metallics. Mighty Acorn is only PART of Roses and Acorns -- a larger sampler!
Roses and Acorns by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more

Roses and Acorns
A pretty band sampler that features that little Mighty Acorn right there in its bottom section! Same luscious color palette as Mighty Acorn, this is stitched on 36ct linen and finishes approx 4 x 14.

It is loaded with special stitches and is worked entirely in silks and metallics. A little of the Bargello border is in here, along with lots of other pretty motifs and rows.

So many different elements here, that you could split this all up and make some basket bands, pin cushion sets... lots of things! Presented as the leaflet with threads.


Potpourri of Stitches by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Potpourri of Stitches
I recognize this! It was Jeannette's contribution to Silver Needle's Help From Our Friends Stitching Circle last year! Charted for either regular Cross Stitches or Specialty stitches... the cushion is the cross version and framed has the stitches. Both finish 5 x 5 on 32-36cts... whatever you choose.

Stitched with brilliant silks -- teals, brick, moss and creme -- I have that VERY ONE and ONLY pin cushion model on my bedroom dresser as I am writing this! (I wouldn't let her have it back!) Presented in leaflet format with great diagrams of all the sections -- she has even included a colored chart for you to keep all your sections straight! Leaflet with silks.


Cape Cod Vignettes by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Cape Cod Vignettes
As I am writing this, Cape Cod is getting slammed with 18 inches of snow! Lets move on from winter to these three small pictures of Fall, Summer and Spring on the Cape! (I'd even love to be there with 18 inches of snow falling!) Each of these pictures finishes approx 3 x 5. Each is worked with different silks on different coordinating hand-dyed linens (all three pieces are even surged for you!) by Picture This Plus. Jeannette told me the frames in the cover pic came from Michaels.

Sweet pieces, a few special stitches, silvery charm embellishments and beads here and there.. we have everything gathered together for this entire set. Three charts, three fabrics, three sets of silks and embellishments... all you add are those cute frames!


Just Stitch from Jeannette Douglas Just Stitch
Four little one-inch squares -- stitch them all together -- or stuff the 1-inch squares and nestle them inside a metal jar lid or something!

Small chart includes 8 micro buttons for corner treatments. Just cute and quick -- Just STITCH them!


Friendship No Borders from Jeannette Douglas
Friendships No Borders
Canada on one side, USA on the other, this is a darling two-sided pin cushion about 2 inches in size.

Small chart comes with the bitty brass star charm for USA.


Quilt Box from Jeannette Douglas

Quilt Box
A pretty star pattern -- something you'd find on a quilt -- this is entirely Satin and Scotch/Milanese Stitches. Two different color options with this one -- all silks of blues and greens or taupe and rusts, it finishes approx 3-1/2 inches square.

You get a matching fob and pin cushion in here as well.. and enough silks to stitch them too!


Dutch Pincushions from Jeannette Douglas

Dutch Pincushions
Just a set of six small 2-inch cushions... they all look like they could have come from one larger sampler.

Just a cute set to nestle together in a small bowl or basket.


Pumpkin Patch Box from Jeannette Douglas Pumpkin Patch Box
Oh my gosh, this is another of Jeannette's neat medley of smaller designs that can all be displayed together in a 6-1/2 inch square divided wooden shadow box/tray/frame! Pumpkin Patch Box features the Pumpkin Patch Sampler, a Corn Needlekeep, Pumpkin Pincushion and Pumpkin Field Scissorkeep. Stitched on 32ct, your main sampler measures only 4 x 6.. while each additional little cushion, fob and needlecase are another1-1/2 inches square each.

Gorgeous pumpkin-y orange shades of Gloriana hand-dyed silks, you've got some metallic in here, as well as a smattering of glass seed beads. Our leaflets are being offered WITH that thread packet AS WELL AS Jeanette's packet of Weeks Dye Works wools she has used for linings and backings of everything, and even a cut of ruler-ribbon that is featured on the backside of the main sampler! Everything fits into the same tray used in THE BIRD BOX design. The little box is an inch deep, so everything is just perched inside the compartments -- easy to switch them all out! (But who can pack them away and hide them?) So, so pretty, great colors, fun stitches, fig-ity little fun pieces... everything is CHARMING!!!



Winter By The Sea from Jeannette Douglas Autumn By The Sea from Jeannette Douglas Summer by the Sea from Jeannette Douglas Spring By The Sea by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
Seasons by the Sea from Jeannette Douglas The Seasons By the Sea Series
Jeannette Douglas has finished up her 4-part set of Seasons by the Sea... with Winter. This 12 x 12 4-cornered piece has been stunning... stitched entirely in silks and metallics, Jeannette has added tons of specialty stitches and the cutest charm embellishments. Our complete model shot doesn't do it justice. Each of the seasons can stand on its own... but together, they fit with a middle of blowing sands and rolling waves -- all executed in special, textured stitches.

Neat borders, cute little sea creatures everywhere, EVERYTHING about this 4-part piece is enchanting. It is stitched on 32ct Meadow Mist hand-dyed linen, which has been a challenge to get into the shop... but worth waiting for, Each of the seasons comes with its own exquisite thread packet of hand-dyeds, beads, metallics and charms... as luscious as all those seaside colors and sounds!


Acorn Shaker Box from Jeannette Douglas
Acorn Shaker Box
Here's a small chart by Jeannette Douglas that fits into the top of a Lone Elm Lane 6-inch Shaker box when stitched on 32ct. No box? Make a round cushion instead!

Presented as a small chart WITH the cuts of Gloriana hand-dyed silk, you'll need to add bits of Gentle Art Sampler Threads -- or the same shades in Gentle Art Simply Wools. The Gloriana is the color around the outside and inside borders. A pretty and petite autumn piece... stitch count is 78 x 78 or 5 x 5. Choose any lovely 32ct fabric you love to work on!



Bird Box by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Bird Box
This is a charming 6 x 6-ish wooden shadow box that features 4 sections filled with Jeannette's bird sampler and a trio of tiny cushions and cases. Presented as the leaflet with separate thread and embellishment pack, we have the wooden boxes as well -- they come from Doodlin Around Design. OK... details: Stitched on 32ct linen -- a 12 x 12 cut will do everything. Jeannette's silk thread packet contains Gloriana, Thread Gatherer, Needlepoint Inc and Rainbow Gallery silks, silk ribbon, and a smattering of button embellishments.

There is ANOTHER finishing packet of the Weeks hand-dyed wools WITH the peacock pin so that you can finish everything just like the cover pic. Main sampler measures a mere 4 x 6, the biscornu, scissor pocket and needlekeep all finish about 2 x 2. Special stitches everywhere, this is enchanting!!!
The little brown wooden shadow box measures 6-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 1.


Vintage Flowers by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Vintage Flowers
Such a pretty piece... this is inspired by Quaker Floral motifs. Kind of a companion to Jeannette's Vintage Stars, you can stitch this on the recommended 36ct Cafe Mocha Linen, or choose anything else neutral you want. (We always like Lambswool.)

Finishing approx 9 x 10-ish on 32ct, it is worked entirely in Gentle Art Sampler Threads, Week's hand-dyed cottons and a smattering of Classic Colorworks -- ALL hand-dyed flosses that you might have in your stash!!! Jeannette tells you to stitch that urn at the bottom in a diagonal fashion to get that particular shading, rather than straight across from left to right. So pretty! Presented as a leaflet.


ABC Sampler by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more ABC Sampler
Jeannette loves fonts! So... she has combined her fetish with type faces and her love of stitching together to make this fun sampler! The exotic alphabet on top and then that trio of band samplers along the bottom -- the complete stitch count for this is 127 x 212. *She suggests multiple linen choices -- so you have options!!!!!!* The ABC part measures approx 8 x 9... each band sampler finishes approx 3 x 5-1/2-ish... split it all up, or stitch this all as one.

The alphabet is all regular Cross Stitch, while each mini-sampler is full of specialty stitches -- all of it is worked in the yummiest shades of mauve, denim, dusty moss greens, deep olives, and a bit of cream. Lots of silks by Thread Gatherer and Gloriana in the thread pack, along with Mill Hill petite glass beads, the stitches in the mini-samplers are fun to look at EVEN on the charts -- I can't wait to see this stitched!!! Presented as the leaflet with threads separate, let us know linen thoughts.. or get the book first and then decide how you want to do this.


ABC Pyn Roll and Bargello Sheep Needlekeep by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more ABC Pyn Roll and Bargello Sheep Needlekeep
Oh, what a charming set of smalls!!!! Actually three pieces, you'll need only a 13 x 15 cut of something 32ct in a neutral for this. The ABC Pyn Roll is entirely Cross Stitch, worked in silks, and finishes approx 2 x 7. The Bargello Sheep Needlekeep features a delicious front stitched entirely in Bargello, which is simply rows and rows of Satin Stitches placed next to each other, varying lengths of stitches, designed with a pattern of thread colors. You can see the inside of that case on the front cover pic -- it is lined with blue Week's wool, and sports that mother-of-pearl sheep winder by Kelmscott.

Next, see the inner Rose Pyn Pillow -- it features an intricate rose medallion that is ONE HUGE SPECIAL STITCH -- 32 x 32 threads in size! There are two finishing packets offered for this -- we are keeping them together for you -- and offering the charts separate. The silk packet contains the stitching threads along with flower mother-of-pearl buttons. The coordinating finishing packet contains all the Week's wools to line and finish everything, a sheep pin, three buttons and a charm, the chenille trims, and special threads for finishing. The sheep winder is offered separately.


A Banner Occasion by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more A Banner Occasion
This is an interesting little piece -- finishing only 6-1/2 x 6 -- it's a set of stitched ribbons. Just 5 colors of hand-dyed flosses in here, each ribbon is embellished with a different colored Kelmscott mother-of-pearl button. Now... THINK. Do you have some ribbons or any of those enameled pins you get at conventions????

Stitch this -- maybe make your ribbons a bit wider -- and attach all those pins and trinkets to this -- kind of like your trophy board! (I know you'd rather put a winning lottery ticket stub on here... but then you couldn't cash it in.) Just a fun piece offered in small chart format with embellishment pack separate.


Gathered Friends by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Gathered Friends
A tiny collaboration between Jeannette and Paulette of Plum Street Samplers, this is a pair of small cushions stitched on something light and neutral.

Each design measures 45 x 45, and is stitched with the same color palette of Gentle Art Sampler Threads or DMC. Weeks wools of Dove ad Terra Cotta make perfect backings, and you can see Nick's Coat -- Dames of the Needle's mini ball fringe trimming Jeannette's half! Presented as a small chart.


Patterned Pretty #11 by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Patterned Pretty #12 by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Patterned Pretty #16 by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Patterned Pretty #17 by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Patterned Pretty #18 by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
Five New Patterned Pretties!
Jeannette has this set of (now 19) pin cushions that are so neat together! (Ok-- you don't NEED all 19 of them... but we do have a Buy 6 Deal!) They are so neat because each features a different color of hand-dyed silk or coordinating silks that are stitched in a repeating patten of only one stitch to completely cover the front side of a 2 x 3 pin cushion. Stunning repeats of stitches, the threads gently change color, so these look like you've done twice the work you really have! Each Pattern Pretty comes with it's chart, stitch diagram, silk and coordinating cut of Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed wool to back your cushion. All you add is a bit of linen, and some cute pins, buttons or charms, and a bit of trim to decorate your piece.
Our Buy 6 Special: Let us Choose 6 for you for $75... or you choose! Regularly $14.00 each
  • Patterned Pretty #11 -- Light Aquas and dusty salmon, this one has Dove Week's wool and Watermelon Juice hand-dyed chenille trim !!... All Satin Stitches.
  • Patterned Pretty #12 -- Deep purples and golds... this one is STUNNING. Thistle lavenders and Avocado greens, it has Iris Weeks Wool and the most luscious acid-greeny-yellow baby ball trim from Dames of the Needle! It might be my favorite!!!
  • Patterned Pretty #16 -- GORGEOUS Autumn shades of cinnamon and burgundy in Gloriana's Florimel Red Clay thread -- with Week's Louisana hot Sauce wool.
  • Patterned Pretty #17 -- Blues and Lavenders -- you get blue beads in this one! Wool is Periwinkle, silks are Victorian Garden by Gloriana and Silk 'n Colors Periwinkle.
  • Patterned Pretty #18 -- Rose Quartz Woo accented with Silk 'n Colors of Honey mauve, Winter Moon and Merry's Mauve Gloriana silk. Just dreamy!!! All Satins.



Over The River by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
Over The River
Oh, this is a super-gorgeous, super-textured piece full of Autumn flavor... do Grandma's House for Thanksgiving instead of Christmas! Choose a neutral 32ct linen, your silk threads are all cinnamons, browns, brick reds, ambers, teals, mossy greens, a bit of cream and even some aqua metallic to make the little river glisten! Jeannette has packed this full of special stitches -- the border is Saw Tooth, then that gorgeous section of small star motifs on the upper left -- they are all Milanese and Scotch. The water is all Satin, the turkey is over one... and lots more Milanese in the bottom row of leaves.

I think by the pic you can tell the variety of pretty colors in here -- in person, the model is just stunning! It finishes approx 9 x 12-1/2, and is offered as a leaflet with threads (Gloriana, Silk 'n Colors, Splendor, Needlepoint Inc and Accentuate metallic) separately. (This is not, however, coded for DMC.)


The Spring Bird by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more The Summer Flower by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more The Autumn Acorn from Jeannette Douglas The Winter Deer from Jeannette Douglas
The Four Seasons
OHHH... the first of the 4 seasons in birds... this is stitched on 36ct Flax Linen with 10 spectacular Spring shades of different hand-dyed and solid silks! Finishing approx 3-1/2 inches square, Jeannette has packed Milanese, Cashmere, Mosaic, Smryna, Rice, Algerian Eyelet and Rice stitches in here, along with Cross Stitches. The border features sparkly glass seed beads as embellishment.

Finishing out Jeannette's 4-Seasons series are The Autumn Acorn and The Winter Deer. This has been such a pretty set of 3-1/2 inch square designs -- all have been stitched on 36ct Flax Linen with Jeannette's stunning array of hand-dyed silks and accented with just a few glass seed beads.

TONS of special stitches in these, the colors are so pretty for each season, so soft for Spring, so warm and carmelly for Fall. Although the models are framed, little pin cushions for these would be stunning... so enjoy your options. Offered as charts, each has a separate thread pack available that is full of gorgeous silks!


Bargello Pin Cushion from Jeannette Douglas Pumpkin Pin Cushion from Jeannette Douglas
Pumpkin and Bargello Pin Cushions
Oh, these are so pretty!!!!! Pin Cushions offered in chart format (we have threads in *some of them for a limited time*), they are tucked into the Lone Elm Lane Shaker Pin Cushion Bases. You can choose the Bittersweet, Brown, Brick Red, Black, Pewter... most of her base colors will work for these. They'll be pretty stuffed with lizard litter too, if you simply want to stuff them without the wooden base option.
  • Pumpkin Pin Cushion features 4 patterned pumpkins -- just Cross Stitches made to look like spots and checkerboards. A few petite seed beads embellish here and there, you'll need 10 different over-dyed flosses from your stash, the stitch count area is a mere 69 x 69 in size.
  • Bargello Pin Cushion is stunning! It is done on 35ct Cappucino (if you want it to fit inside the wood base -- otherwise, any count you want will work), and is ALL SIMPLY Satin Stitches. You HAVE to get the count correct on your first row, and then after that, when you memorize the pattern... you won't even need the chart to keep stitching this! Just 5 colors, this is coded for silk but cottons will work beautifully as well.

O Canada True North by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more O Canada True North
Well, Jeannette is from Canada, so I guess it's about time she did a sampler for Canada!!! Inspired by the Canadian National Anthem, Jeannette has all kinds of special motifs in here, and tells you bits about them. She says the Canadian flag is only 50 years old, and she remembers a competition in Grade School for the design!

Loads of special stitches -- and tons of pretty hand-dyed silks and Lorikeet wool, this is stitched on 32ct Linen and finishes approx 10 x 12. Offered as a leaflet, the silk thread pack is offered separately.


Pins & Needles - A charming Stitching Box! by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Pins & Needles - A charming Stitching Box!
Jeannette Douglas has lots of new things... Pins & Needles is a 96-stitch square sampler that can be framed or tucked into the top of Lone Elm Lane's Concrete Gray Vintage Slate Box. Offered in two different colorways of hand-dyed silks, there aren't special stitches in here... just alot of *stitchery charm!* 'Pins, Needles, Threads and Scissors' are tucked between the scattered motifs in this petite piece. Jeannette has designed 4 smaller matching designs to accent as pin cushions -- you can see them nestled inside the box's removable tray, or displayed in a 4-1/2 x 5-1/2-inch-ish tool tray by Retromantics. (I think this is $30-ish.)

If the vintage slate box is not an option for you... frame this... and keep that tool tray on display nearby! The two colorways are VERY, VERY similar to each other -- colorway #1 has purple and teal silks on the lighter 35/36ct linen version, while colorway #2 has teal blues and greens on a darker fabric. You won't go wrong with either thread combination.


Patterned Pretties #13 by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Patterned Pretties #14 by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Patterned Pretties #15 by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
More Patterned Pretties!
Jeannette brings us #13, 14 and 15 in this delightful set of geometric stitched cushions. Offered as the charts with silks and backing wool by Weeks Dye Works, choose any 32 to 36ct linen you have in your stash and stitch away -- each cushion uses only ONE stitch!
  • #13 features (two stitches! Hungarian and Satin) in Gloriana silks of black, white and pink, with Week's Kohl wool for that backing.
  • #14 has a cut of Week's Terra Cotta wool along with Gloriana silks in pumpkin, cinnamon, teal and grape, along with Waterlilies Sheherazade varigated. This one is Bargello.
  • #15 shows off Week's Mountain Mist wool and Gloriana's Rainforest hand-dyed silk! Only one thread in this one -- I LOVE those colors -- and you get a schnigglet cut of chenille trim by Dames of the Needle! This one is simple Satin Stitches!!!
So... as you can imagine, this entire series displayed together is quite stunning, and super fun to stitch!

Note in the dropdowns: you can purchase any 6 Pattern Pretties for $65. Just choose that, and then tell us in the comments box as you finish out your order exactly which ones you want.


English Rose Sampler by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
English Rose Sampler
Jeannette says: Roses are a quintessentially eclectic English brand -- it is said that on a warm summer's evening, a stroll in and English rose garden ranks among the best of life's experiences. This is your little stroll in a stitched rose garden.

Inspired by her trips, this is stitched on 32ct Light Mocha Belfast linen in six different brands of silk threads, along with Wisper wool, Bijoux metallic braid and a few glass bead embellishments. Lots of pretty special stitch detail in here, it finishes approx 10 x 12-1/4 when finished. Offered as the leaflet with silks separately.


Hollandse Merklap by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
Hollandse Merklap
Jeannette is of Dutch heritage so when she designed this and taught it in Holland it was a special thrill for her. FULL of incredible stitches and 18 brilliant colors of hand-dyed and solid silks this is worked on 32ct Light Mocha Belfast Linen.

Pattern Darning and Bargello, Queens and Rhodes... she must have new software, because at least a third of the chart is done in colors to help you differentiate the stitches. Finishing approx 10 x 14, there is a set of smalls to go with this piece -- kind of like little rewards of merit!!! Offered as the leaflet with silks separately.


ABC Pyn Roll & Crown Tulip Thread Keep Pocket with Fob by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
ABC Pyn Roll & Crown Tulip Thread Keep Pocket with Fob
Gorgeous silks of reds, gold and olive green with a touch of cream... this set is stitched on 32ct Light Mocha Linen. Just some Hungarian and Satins... the pyn pillow finishes approx 2-1/2 x 10, the fob 2-1/2 inches square and the thread keep pocket a bit over 3-1/2 inches square.

Each of the pieces is backed with Week's Terra Cotta and Whiskey wool -- we'll have wool finishing packs available only for a LIMITED time! Pretty motifs with a Dutch flavor... and perfect for that mother-of-pearl tulip thread organizer!!! Offered as the chart with silks, wools and tulip separately!



Keys to Home by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
Keys to Home
A vintage-feeling design that would be stunning framed -- with a few hooks beneath to hold the family house keys! A companion to Jeannette's Numero Sampler -- this has the same gunmetal/slate color scheme and vintage flavor of that piece. Change that 708 to be your house number!!! Offered as a chart, the silk pack contains the lovely silks as well as micro buttons for the medallion centers and beads for the berries on the vine.

The pattern is pictured inside a Lone Elm Lane box... (which is $190!... so that's why I thought a frame might be another pretty finishing option!) Stitch count of 95 x 95, it finishes approx 5 x 5 on 36ct. We have a few iron keys, too -- a little more ornate than the one in the pic.


Key Keep with Key Fob by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
Key Keep with Key Fob
A smaller version of the Keys to Home... this is stitched on 32ct Natural linen with Gentle Art Simply Wool thread... and garnished with a tiny key charm and some bitty gray buttons. You can finish it framed -- or as a pin cushion that fits into the tray inside the Lone Elm Box -- the little key fob is there as a fun accent.

Offered as a small chart WITH wools, buttons and tiny key charm. The two metal keys pictured on the cover are offered separately, and I don't know how long we will be able to get them!


Patterned Pretties #8 by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Patterned Pretties #9 by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more9 Patterned Pretties #10 by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
Patterned Pretties #8, 9 and 10
Wow... we are collecting a stunning array of these gorgeous Bargello, Satin and Darned pin cushions! Jeannette is charting a fun stitch, supplying you luscious lengths of hand-dyed silks -- she uses all the major brands -- and matches that silk to a piece of Weeks Dye Works Hand-dyed wool.

Stitch your repeat pattern all over the 3 x 4 design area (you choose your fav fabric), and back with that matching wool. She shows a trinket or button embellishment on them, but that is up to your stash! Very well done, each comes with the chart, silks and wools!


Jeannette's Gift Tags by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
Jeannette's Gift Tags
Here are 5 new smaller designs that could actually be ornaments... but are shown mounted to 2-3/4 x 4-ish wooden tag boards. Stitched on various 32ct linens, each design comes with a pretty twist of flosses and sometimes specialty threads. They are shown with a Nun Stitch border treatment, and attached to Jeannette's brown wooden tags.

Simple, quick and easy on your budget, each comes as the chart WITH the threads... a very good deal!


Be Merry and Bright by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Be Merry and Bright
Oh, this is very soft and wooly... it finishes approx 3-1/2 x 14... and is full of lofty threads in pretty stitches. Bits of Bargello, Long Arms, Trellis, Herringbone, Queens, Florentines and Satins, the wool threads add so much texture and depth to this -- you know at once that it was stitched with something other than flosses. The smaller Be Jolly Needle Roll and Stocking Bag pieces are companions worked with the same yummy threads!

If you aren't able to do the big sampler -- get one of these smaller pieces to savour the flavor of Merry & Bright for just as much stitching enjoyment. Offered as the leaflet with threads separately.. Be Jolly comes as the chart with threads and charm, Stocking Bag includes the chart, threads, embellishments and the red organza bag.


Happy Acorn Fall Accessories by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Happy Acorn Harvest by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Happy Acorn Harvest and Fall Accessories
Oh wow... is THIS a gorgeous set of designs! Make a framed sampler or finish it into an E-Thing cover!!! Jeannette has charted rows and rows of acorns worked with specialty stitches on 32ct linen. Her thread selection is all hand-dyed silks -- 4 different brands, and some metallics. Teals, coppers, tans and chestnuts... I'm just happy looking at the thread packet!!!

The Accessory set features all those same threads, along with some buttons and acorns charms. There is a piece of Weeks wool in here -- for the inside of the needlecase you can see in the pic, AND the 1/2 inch wide bit of linen banding that you see just to the right of center on the pincushion!
Do you see all those wooden acorns and the needlecase and tape measure in that pic?? WE HAVE THEM ALL!!!!!! De-lish!!! Loaded with fun stitches and lots of finishing instructions and pictures. Offered as leaflets with thread packs and pin sets separately -- and all those gorgeous wood pieces separately, as well!


Exquisite Wooden Acorns and a Needle Case! by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Exquisite Wooden Acorns and a Needle Case!
Jeannette's *Wood Guy* makes the most wonderful teeny bits of wooden needlework tools! Pictured on the cover of her newest Happy Acorn Fall Accessories, we have a charming Acorn Tape Measure, a matching Thimble Holder, a teeny-weeny coordinating acorn charm, and sleek Needle Cases! Made from assorted different woods, each one is different because of the different wood combinations.

The tape measures feature a 24-inch satin fabric ribbon that pulls out -- the acorn stem turns to crank the ribbon back inside the acorn. The thimble case has a pull-off cap! Both measure approx 1-1/2 inches long and about an inch in diameter. The miniature acorn charm doesn't open or crank -- it's just cute doing nothing at all! It measures only 1/2 an inch -- do anything cute with it that you want!!! Finally, the needle case is about 3/4 an inch wide, about 2-1/2 inches long, the top coming off to reveal a slender needle pocket inside! All TOO DELICIOUS for words!!!!!


JOY by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more JOY
A trio of letters worked in patterns of Satin Stitches, you're using Classic Colorworks hand-dyed #5 Pearl Cotton along with 3 hand-dyed shades of Gloriana's Duchess Silk! Finish them into a hanging banner as shown, or make each into individual pillows -- or even frame together -- right now, they are stitched on 18ct Natural Linen and finish approx 4 x 5 each.

Just a really fun play with your threads, the leaflet is offered WITH those threads. Jeannette's Limited Edition Show Exclusive for our Fall 2014 Market!


Devoted Dorothy by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Modest Mildred by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Modest Mildred and Devoted Dorothy
More of these cute ladies stitched with earthy tones and mingled with pretty motifs, each is presented as a small chart. They'd be fun as pillows, add buttons, or maybe even a penny rug border like the background on Mildred's front cover.

Worked with overdyed flosses, Mildred and Dorothy companion Betty, Hilda, Willi, Nettie, Penny and Annie! DARLING all together in a basket of little pillows!



Patterned Pretties #1 Through #6 by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Patterned Pretties #7 from Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
Patterned Pretties #1 Through #6
Oh what a charming set of pin cushions... Jeannette has designed these with solid stitching covering your fabric... and wow... what a way to show off the actual stitch itself and your pretty thread selections! Each of these is offered in mini-kit format of the chart, luscious silk threads, and beautifully coordinating Weeks Dye Works Wool for the matching backing. Choose your favorite fabric that is between 32 and 40ct, so you'll have enough thread to finish -- all of these are in the petite range of 3 x 3-iss. Fill them with some walnut shells and trim with a bit of pretty edging... Lovely!!!
  • #1 features Terra Cotta Wool Backing
  • #2 includes Bordeaux.
  • #3 uses Eggplant wool
  • #4 has Dove
  • #5 uses Bordeaux again
  • #6 has Kudzu tucked into the package.
  • #7 features a Bargello stitch pattern.


  • Patriotic Sampler by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Patriotic Sampler
    Wow... my buddy Jeannette Douglas has released a trio of patriotic designs that are stunning! (This is cool because she is a Canadian... but she 'gets us' so well!!) Patriotic Sampler is so "Ding Dang Cute" in Jeannette's words... it finishes 6 x 12-3/8 on 32ct Lambswool Linen.

    Stitched in elegant cranberries, greys, blues and creme silks this piece is LOADED with gorgeous medallions and special stitches. The stars at the top and bottom are over 12 threads. Bargello waves and those cute stars and stripes hearts in there -- the colors are rich and yummy. That whole star motif area is 60 stitches square... so you have to count correctly! The bonus, however, is to watch the shading in your threads play out in the stitch patterns. The silk thread packet includes a set of 12 buttons and eagle and flag charms. Just lovely, this is offered as the leaflet with thread pack separate.


    Stars Pin and Scissor Roll by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Stars Pin and Scissor Roll
    This is a delicious little creation... worked on 32ct Natural Linen in Gentle Art Simply Wools, it is a cushion that measures approx 2-1/2 x 6-1/2 when finished. Buckeye Scarlet, Schoolhouse Red, Oatmeal, Roasted Marshmallow, Midnight, Dungarees and Old Crow, gorgeous, rich colors, they all make the Scotch, Rice and Milanese Stars pop! The big white star at the top goes over 44-ish threads.

    No Cross Stitch in this at all -- just those beautiful Long Stitch Variations. This is offered with the chart, Simply Wool threads, a smattering of 6 mini-buttons, and the cuts of Weeks hand-dyed wool -- the deep blue and red Glen Plaid -- for the finishing. You'll need stuffing. As for the little fob pictured there... it is a FREE chart... details inside!


    Flag Needlekeep by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Flag Needlekeep
    A companion piece to the Stars Roll, this features the same color palette of Simply Wools -- Buckeye Scarlet, Schoolhouse Red, Oatmeal, Roasted Marshmallow, Midnight, Dungarees and Old Crow -- just a gorgeous selection. Worked on 32ct Natural Linen, this finishes approx 3-1/4 x 4-3/4. Stuffed with cool stitches again, the entire red and white striped part is done with small Satin Stitches. Your two reds give you that color play on there.

    Offered as a small kit, you get the chart, Simply Wools, buttons and the blue wool for the little heart, and red for the case lining. Jeannette added her own decorative brass button to the front of the case -- that is not included -- but she suggests something special from your stash that you like better! A lovely small project with lots of stitching and color impact!


    Take Time for Love by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Take Time for Love
    What a delightfully petite piece this is -- packed full of hearts, special stitches, neat threads and lots of design detail. Jeannette's next in her *Take Time* series of designs, LOVE is a mere 64 x 64 stitches (approx 4 x 4 on 32ct) that sports Rhodes hearts, Chevrons, Scotch Stitch Strawberries, Satins and Smrynas all tucked into 12 tiny sections.

    Offered as a leaflet with the threads and accessories separate, it looks like it'll be a lot of fun to stitch. Silks in the packet are luscious Cherry Tart, Dried Pink Roses and Gilded Pink Glorianas... along with some Attic Tea Belle Soie and sparkly Champagne seed beads.


    The Common Thread by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more The Common Thread
    This is a piece that Jeannette Douglas has taught to stitchers in England and Canada... and a few in the US! She dedicates it to every stitcher's love of threads!!! Stitched on 32ct Flax Belfast Linen with an impressive array of silks, this 8 x 9 piece is divided up into 9 different distinct sections! I loved discovering her 'tiny band sampler' area... she has tiny ribbon bands in here, a Bargello section, a pulled work section... do you see all those different areas?

    Anyway, this awesome piece is offered in leaflet format -- 20 pages of charts and stitch diagrams -- the pattern itself is a work of organizational and publishing art!!!Lovely specialty stitches all placed perfectly, the colors in this are rich bricks, olives and mosses, teals, cremes and antiqued golds. I think the only Cross Stitches are in the little pear and the alphabet!!! Even if you never get around to stitching this, the charts are so neat... and since it really is made up of smaller sections... never *think* never!!! Offered as the beautiful leaflet with thread pack separately.


    Stitcher's Needlebook by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Stitcher's Needlebook
    This is a smaller companion piece to the Common Thread Sampler piece. Stitched on 32ct Antique Ivory Linen, this little piece is SERIOUS stitching! There are so many areas of cool things -- Bargello, Rosette Filling, and lots of variations on Pulled, Ray and Four-Sided. It features three distinct areas of decoration, and when opened, displays a charming wool felt interior.

    Overall, it measures approx 3 x 10-5/8, and is worked in denim, burgundy, winter white and olive silks. There is an additional wool finishing packet to make the lining, pin areas and the delightful little flower-embellished scissor pocket. Offered as the chart, with silk and metallic threads and beads packet separately... and then the additional wool packet.


    Take Time to Stitch by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Take Time to Stitch
    Jeannette's 15th Anniversary Edition of this design... she has *manually re-mastered!* this charming piece!! Take Time to Stitch measures 64 x 64 stitches, and like Love and the rest of the *Take Time* designs, it is technically divided into 14 teeny sections that each feature a tiny motif or sampling of special stitches.

    The silk thread packet that is offered separately includes deep burgundys, olives, a luscious gold and creamy antique white shades of threads, and includes some petite seed beads as well. Miniature areas of STUNNING Bargello, Starburst Flowers, Hungarians, Bricks, Rhodes, Satins and Scotches, and Algerians... you can tell there is a lot of take care of in this petite bit of fun!


    Button Betty, Humble Hilda and Wool Willi
    Button Betty, Humble Hilda and Wool Willi by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Here are three more lovely ladies -- all named after Jeannette and her family members!!!!! Willie gets the wooly lambs and Betty gets the buttons... each piece is a tiny primitive with kind-of a stitching theme.

    Offered as small charts, add some old buttons or charms to yours if you have something special from the family. Stitched on something 36ct-ish, Willi finishes approx 4 x 5 -- close to the rest. All are charted for Weeks and Gentle Art hand-dyed flosses.


    Stitched Gift Tags by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
    Stitched Gift Tags
    Here is a set of 6 fun little 2 x 2-3/4 inch stitched sentiments that are all attached to miniature wooden tag boards! By Jeannette Douglas, each of the six designs is stitched on either 32ct Natural for Flax Linen in yummy shades of Silks and Flosses. Everyone even sports a tiny button embellishment or two. Easy needlework features a Nun Stitch edge treatment, so you simply cut around that border and lightly glue onto the fun little boards. (DO NOT cringe about glue... these are 2 x 2 inches of stitching... they will not have taken you 3 months to finish... it's OK to glue them!!)

    A neat way to present a bit of stitching, For You could say *For Me* instead! Thank You could say *Remember Me.* Make these your own! Each kit contains the chart, threads, button embellishment and wooden board. You supply the tiny bits of fabric scraps.


    Waist Bags by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Waist Bags
    Little cotton sacks decorated with some vintage numbers... Olde Colonial has made special Waist Bags for Jeannette's patterns. Half moon in shape, Waist Bags were used in New York City in the Garment District. In these sweat factories the ladies, mostly new immigrants from Europe, sewed for companies who did not supply the tools for them to work. They needed their own tools and suplies and they would bring these waist bags with them to work everyday filled with their necessities, notions, scissors, thimbles and the like. Taking them home at night... precious bags filled with the means to earn a living.

    The trio of charts is offered in a chart pack with one cotton bag -- that can be distressed if you like.


    Covered Buttons! by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Covered Buttons!
    A small kit that contains enough thread and the embellishments to stitch each of the three designs -- it does include one 1-7/8 inch metal covered button form set.

    Grab a bit of 32ct Natural linen... your kit comes with all the pretty Silks, Wisper, and Lorikeet wools to work the easy stitching. Small somethings to attach to your stitching bag!



    Numero Vintage Pillows by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Numero Vintage Pillows
    Jeannette Douglas has a new leaflet that celebrates numbers! (not like MATH numbers... these are vintage artwork numbers like you'd find on a old hotel key or address sign! -- so much more charming than math!!!) The chart has seven different pillow designs -- pin cushion sized and a little larger, all worked on 32ct Antique White Belfast Linen in the most elegant shades of Gunmetal, Cobblestone, Greys and Black silks.

    Each pillow is garnished with a charm or button -- the embellishments include some grey rik-rak, a silver key, puffy heart, embossed heart, a fillagree circle and a cross, 9 bitty buttons, 3 flower buttons, 2 JABCO clay rounds, and black mourning pins and a black safety pin. Jeannette has all the pretty numerals charted in two different fonts, as well as the pretty *No* prefix. She suggests choosing numbers and dates that are special to you, and making your set of Vintage Numero Pillows your own! (My dad always introduced my siblings and me fondly... I am the #4 child (of 5!) Very pretty set of patterns, this companions Jeanette's Numero Sampler!


    Vintage Stitches by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Mini Pumpkin by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Mini Pumpkin and Vintage Stitches
    Jeannette Douglas has two more small sampler designs to coordinate with her larger *Stitches Series* patterns -- these two are 2 x 8 and 3 x 6-1/2 mates!!! Stitched with yummy assortments of threads, Mini Pumpkin uses all hand-dyed silks and flosses, while Vintage Stitches uses only one Gloriana -- and the rest is DMC from your stash.

    Pretty little designs, they are loaded with special stitches, but since they are not large at all, they aren't scary to complete. Each comes as a small chart -- Pumpkins has a separate thread packet, but Vintage comes with its bit of Gloriana hand-dyed silk! These join Mini Silver Needle, Pineapple, Pom and Pear, and Acorn Stitches.


    A Most Suitable Name!
    Nimble Netty by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Prim Penny by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Alphabet Annie by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Alphabet Annie, Prim Penny and Nimble Netty are all charming primitive pieces by Jeannette Douglas! Something quite different from her regular design style, these are worked on hand-dyed linen using Weeks and Gentle Art flosses. Annie has the alphabet, Penny has a teeny Penny Rug stitched over one thread by her name -- this would be pretty with a row of wool pennies in place of the stitched ones.

    Netty has a flower stitched in a round motion and a house stitched in a diagonal motion to really show off the floss variation -- I guess that's what makes her nimble! Annie finishes approx 4-1/2 x 8, and Penny and Netty approx 5-ish inches each. Pretty colors, charming little designs, each is offered as a chart.


    Spring Quaker Pincushions by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Spring Quaker Pincushions
    We have a set of three *Limited Edition* Quaker Biscornu kits that are petite and precious! Jeannette has a classic Quaker star motif charted for you, and provides three different colorways to stitch it! Stitched on 32ct linen, the blue cushion is worked in Simply Wools of Summer Meadow and Summer Shower, with a Dove Blue Week's Wool back side. The mustard one has the same blues, plus a bit of Citronella wool, while the pink one has Cinnabar and Kudzu wool and Faded Roses and Red Grape Simply Wool.

    The colors in all three are dreamy and soft... little buttons in them to embellish... a heart pin in the pink, a teeny safety pin and *made with love* charm on there. (Jeannette bought those from US!) She has kitted up everything for you, all you'll need is a bit of fluff to stuff each mini 2 x 2 cushion. Notice the finishing on the pink one... she glued a stick from her backyard into it... tied a bit of green wool around it for leaves... and stuck it into a spool!


    Tag Trios by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Tag Trios
    Jeannette Douglas has the CUTEST set of three *thingies.* Little hang-abouts or pin cushions... each can be finished as a simple little pillow, but are extra charming mounted onto a YUMMY grey-black antiqued mini tag-shaped board. Each of these is stitched on 32ct Natural Linen in dark Raven and Charcoal colors of Simply Wool or Waterlilies silk. They measure approx 2 x 3, because the overall tag boards are only 2-3/4 x 4-1/2. Each tiny cushion design has matte black embellishment beads, or a matte black safety pin -- our black mourning pins are in one, Threads contains three Kelmscott tulip thread rings... and each has 4 miniature matte black brads to attach to the board.

    These are FULL of cool stuff, and really creative! The black and charcoal color scheme of all is lovely and very classy. Notice the teeny black scissors tucked behind the Scissors one? They are available separately, and a perfect size for this little guy!
    Tag Trios by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
    Each Trio kit is packaged with it's chart, linen, necessary threads and embellishments. Gray finished tags and black scissors are offered separately. TOO DARN CUTE!!!!! (I believe the kits for these are limited in edition. Going forward, we'll be able to get the charts and boards. We carry some of the threads and embellishments -- the black brads come from the scrapbook store. So... if you aren't a *hunter and gatherer*, just get the kits while we have them!)


    Numero by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Numero
    What a neat design! Jeannette offers *a study* of the abbreviation to the word number. (**like why??**?... Because antique stencils of old numbers on linen pillows enchant her. The elegant brass plates of room numbers in old hotels look cool. Numbers printed on old labels and jars and crocks are neat. Get the idea?) So... she has chosen a dreamy, old-fashioned, quiet and elegant color palette of Gentle Art's Simply Wools in Soot, Barn Gray and Roasted Marshmallow, along with Week's Kohl cotton, and stitched her sampler on 28ct Natural Linen.

    Now... stitch it as is -- it is lovely -- ORRRRR -- choose numbers that are special to you and feature them in these blocks. The leaflet comes with a packet of buttons -- one mother-of-pearl, 4 asst tiny buttons, and that awesome blackened key charm down in the right-hand corner. Use those and add more charms or special buttons from your grandmother's button box... use numbers of birthdates, wedding dates, old house addresses, old safe combinations, the numbers of the winning lottery ticket you bought but then lost... number of children you have... ANY numbers that are significant to you and your family. Jeannette talks about making each into individual pin cushions and nestling them into an old basket! I love all the little borders, all the little sections, and the colors -- just so retro and classic! Offered as the leaflet with button pack... threads and fabric offered separately, this finishes approx 11 x 11. The stitched model is stunning!


    Take Time to Collect by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Take Time to Collect
    Oh my gosh... this is LOVELY!!!!! Another of Jeannette's *Take Time To* designs... this one hits home for us needleworkers who collect not only tools and threads, but the patterns to go along with them as well! Take Time to Collect is full of charming miniatures of needlework tools and emery strawberries -- all stitched in the yummiest shades of silks. Reading the color names off the thread pack -- how luscious do these sound? Aged Antiquity -- overdyed creams, Weathered Basket -- gray greens, Pewter, Arctic Ice Light, and then... Mouse Gray!! The colors are light mosses and teals with a sterling key embellishment and matte frosted pewter seed beads.

    Possibly 20 cross stitches in this entire little 4 x 4 piece... the rest is worked in exquisite specialty stitches! Frame it or make it into a box top or even the front of a sewing case! Offered as the leaflet with threads and embellishments in a separate pack.


    The Four Seasons Sampler by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more The Four Seasons Sampler
    Jeannette has a beautiful set of seasonal samplers that she has presented as one large piece. Finishing a mere 7 x 11-1/2 on 32ct -- she's packed a TON of fun design detail and ANOTHER TON of specialty stitches in this. Each sampler is the same size, all surrounded by a Brick Stitch border whose colors change with the Seasons. So many tiny stitch details in each piece, the stitch diagrams just make my fingers ITCH to stitch. The only thing cooler are all the threads.

    The entire back leaflet cover is the thread guide -- 47 different hand-dyed silks and metallics, 8 different bead colors and tiny brass charms to embellish each sampler. Even though the thread pack is expensive... it really isn't, considering the alternative is hunting down whole skeins of all these gorgeous and hard-to-find threads. So, so pretty... this entire design is a treat! Stitch each component individually or together.


    The Four Seasons Accessories by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more The Four Seasons Accessories
    A Pin Wheel Needlebook, Home Scissor Fob and Spring Basket Pincushion, this is a trio of smalls to match your main seasonal sampler. A smaller selection of the same threads is used to make coordinating pieces -- using some of the favorite stitches.

    This thread packet includes the Merlot, Eggplant and Cinnamon Week's hand-dyed wools that line the needlebook, the Gloriana chenille thread that trims the fob, more beads and charms to embellish, along with all the stitching silks. Pretty pieces even without the main sampler!!! Offered as the leaflet with thread and emb pack separate.


    By The Sea Needlekeep by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more By The Sea Needlekeep
    Shells, a crab, coral and fat little fish, this is a cute needlekeep that stitches on 35ct and finishes to only 2 x 4-ish when folded closed. Plain 'ole Cross Stitch in very beachy coral and teal shadesof overdyed flosses and wools, the chart includes the threads, a cream and teal cut of wool to line your case, a pearl for the little clam, and a mother-of-pearl fish button.

    Small and cute, very DO-ABLE! You'll need just about a 9 x 9 cut of any 35ct linen you like! Offered as the kit of chart, threads, wools and embellishments with finishing instructions.


    Isle of Hope Sampler -- Ellis Island by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Isle of Hope Sampler -- Ellis Island
    Steamship tickets in 1892 leading to a new life in the Land of Liberty! This is a 2-3/8 x 19-5/8 piece (on 35ct) that is loaded with design elements that celebrate so many of our ancestors' entry into the US via Ellis Island. Once again, Jeannette has stuffed it full of fun specialty stitches that give her motifs so much extra charm. The quilt is worked in Bargello -- for lots of 'movement', the rug below the seamstress's tape measure is worked with pattern darning -- the same way they repaired socks and stockings back then. (That diagram takes up an entire page of the leaflet!!!)

    Anyway, a bit of Ellis Island History included... you may want to include some immigration dates on here... and if you have any original paperwork, it always a cool thing to tuck it into an envelope and mount that to the back of your framed piece! Offered as the leaflet with thread and embellishment pack separately.


    Isle of Hope Accessories by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Isle of Hope Accessories
    Here is a set of needlework smalls that could go with your Isle of Hope Sampler -- but really don't have to. Ok... everyone is flipping over the little suitcase on the leaflet cover. Jeannette offers a very endearing little story in here about that little box. **You probably can't get one.** (It came from Michaels, she cleaned out half of Canada's supply... she painted and antiqued them, her daughter's boyfriend helped with some -- but he's even out of the picture now -- so no suitcases!!!)

    At any rate, after reading her trials... you'll be able to figure out something perfect for yours. Cute small charts for the various pieces, a few specialty stitches, the thread pack contains all the lovely silks -- Gloriana, Belle Soie, Silk 'n Colors, Bijoux metallic, Needlepoint Inc silks and Splendor along with Vikki Clayton ribbons and chenilles, the Week's wools, cast iron and silver keys, beads and even a black safety pin. Just love it!


    Pumpkin Stitches by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Pumpkin Stitches
    Everyone loves the rusts and deep greens of the Autumn Season, and pumpkins just seem to be the *Greeters of the Season!* Jeannette's latest in her 6 x 8 series of 'Stitches' designs is just beautiful. Worked on 32ct, the pumpkins are actually Cross Stitch, but nothing else is!!! You get to stitch Satins, Scotch, Milanese and Rhodes -- all members of that Satin Stitch Family -- in the yummiest colors of Belle Soie, Needlepoint Inc, and Gloriana hand-dyed silks.

    The special stitches seem to go really fast, so you'll love your results. There is a shimmery hand-painted pumpkin charm embellishment, as well as a small smattering of glass beads here and there. Offered as the leaflet with threads and embellishment offered separately.


    Apple Stitches by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Apple Stitches
    Ohhh... same awesome format as Pumpkin Stitches... this brings Jeannette's offerings in this series to 14!!! (If you check out the back cover of the leaflet, you can see all the rest in the set -- Silver Needle Stitches is the piece she taught for our shop a few years ago!) Anyway, Apple Stitches finishes 6 x 8 on 32ct, Lambswool and is stitched with glorious colors of browns, greens, and rich apple red hand-dyed silks. I'd call these late summer-early fall apple colors -- not the brights of early summer.

    Again, just a few Cross Stitches, but lots of Satin, Scotch, Oblong, Italian Cross, and Holbein (Blackwork, or Double Running). I don't think you can see them in the pic, but there are tiny white apple blossoms in this that are garnished with a gold bead center. Pretty borders, pretty leaves, even that center apple -- just as it is -- would be neat on its own. Offered as the leaflet with threads separately.


    Christmas Sampler by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Christmas Sampler by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Christmas Sampler
    This is a charming piece -- no matter which fabric and thread combination you choose! A 9 x 10 medley of small Christmas motifs -- each one is stuffed FULL of special stitches and measures a mere 1 to 2 inches in overall size. Jeannette shares that 4 of the motifs in here were originally presented in various past issues of the Just Cross Stitch Annual Ornament Issues -- but she doesn't tell us which ones, so you'll have to go on a hunt to figure that out!!! She has chosen 32ct Antique White Belfast for one -- along with traditional reds, greens, white and corresponding metallics and beads.

    For the other option, she has stitched it on 32ct Natural Linen with a DIFFERENT selection of (also!) traditional deeper reds, greens, golds and browns -- no metallics or glitzy beads. Both samplers are *almost alike* -- the stocking in the middle is different! Both thread packs contain hand-dyed flosses, Gloriana's Lorikeet Wool, and other necessaries. Both samplers get to use all the fun Leaf, Leviathan, Sprat's Head, Mosaic, Smyrna, and a bit of Cross Stitch.

    Gorgeous little motifs, you can use these for so many individual fobs or ornaments... stitch just a row of 3 or 5 of them... stitch four of the trees, or the four snowflakes together in a piece. LOTS of design options with this, lots of ways to use up scraps of misc fabrics in your stash. We have both models in the shop -- and both appeal to everyone. Your choice is going to be hard, so get one leaflet and both thread packs!


    Christmas Quaker Pin Cushions by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Halloween Quaker Pin Cushions by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Halloween and Christmas Quaker Pin Cushions
    This is a charming piece -- no matter which fabric and thread combination you choose! A 9 x 10 medley of small Christmas motifs -- each one is stuffed FULL of special stitches and measures a mere 1 to 2 inches in overall size. Jeannette shares that 4 of the motifs in here were originally presented in various past issues of the Just Cross Stitch Annual Ornament Issues -- but she doesn't tell us which ones, so you'll have to go on a hunt to figure that out!!! She has chosen 32ct Antique White Belfast for one -- along with traditional reds, greens, white and corresponding metallics and beads.

    For the other option, she has stitched it on 32ct Natural Linen with a DIFFERENT selection of (also!) traditional deeper reds, greens, golds and browns -- no metallics or glitzy beads. Both samplers are *almost alike* -- the stocking in the middle is different! Both thread packs contain hand-dyed flosses, Gloriana's Lorikeet Wool, and other necessaries. Both samplers get to use all the fun Leaf, Leviathan, Sprat's Head, Mosaic, Smyrna, and a bit of Cross Stitch.

    Gorgeous little motifs, you can use these for so many individual fobs or ornaments... stitch just a row of 3 or 5 of them... stitch four of the trees, or the four snowflakes together in a piece. LOTS of design options with this, lots of ways to use up scraps of misc fabrics in your stash. We have both models in the shop -- and both appeal to everyone. Your choice is going to be hard, so get one leaflet and both thread packs!


    Garden Secrets - Autumn Set by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Garden Secrets - Autumn Set
    Remember Jeannette Douglas's set of 9 small card designs that are Summer Garden designs??? Here are 9 more -- Autumn in theme -- that are all in one leaflet instead of 9 smaller ones! Petite things... each 35 x 35 stitch count square is stuffed with specialty stitches and worked in tons of different overdyed cottons. 'One Acorn, Three Poppies, Seven Pomegranates, Ten Blueberries'...'Nine Pumpkins, and One Crow' you should get the idea.

    Offered as a leaflet of the nine small charts, Jeannette includes all the details to make the earthy quilt featured in the cover pic. She uses a ton of threads (36 different colors). What a pretty collection! You can mix these with the summer designs and make a larger quilt! (Of course, when you click on the image at right and see the larger version, you see that any of these individual designs... in fact, all of them... will also stand very well on their own.) Quite a bargain!


    Strawberry Stitches by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Strawberry Stitches
    What a delicious confection of stitched perfection!!! Jeannette Douglas brings us her 10th design in her Stitches Series. Stuffed full of specialty stitches and beautiful hand-dyed silks and metallics... every one of her Stitches designs is over-the-top fun to look at, dream of stitching, and actually work! Like the rest, Strawberry Stitches finishes approx 6 x 8 on 32ct, and fits inside one of Olde Colonial's Medium Dowry Boxes -- a lovely way to preserve your heirloom stitchery.

    Strawberries is stitched with rich, deep reds and mossy greens of Silk 'n Colors, Soie d' Alger, Belle Soie, some Simply Wool and bits of Gloriana silk. Actually very few Cross Stitches in here, there are borders of Basket Weaving and Blackwork. The berries are Queens, Satin and Hungarian stitches. The blossoms have creamy petals with yellow glass bead centers... it's just beautiful. Offered as the leaflet which is packed full of great diagrams and good instruction, with the silk, charm and bead accessory pack available separately.


    Thistle Stitches by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Thistle Stitches
    Jeannette's 8th design in her set of *Stitches* Samplers, this is stunning! Stitched on 32ct Lilac Linen in grapes and greens of Gloriana and Belle Soie hand-dyed silks along with a bit of Bijoux antique plum metallic, this 6 x 8 sampler is FULL of specialty stitches and charming thistle motifs.

    Each corner, border, and thistle features a different textured stitch, even the diagrams *tantalize me!* There are Fern Stitch variations, Long Arms, Bargello, Satins, some Milanese, cool little Boxed Upright Stars, I just love paging through the instructions! All 8 of these samplers can be framed, but are shown in one of Olde Colonial's Medium Dowry Box of dark (Thistle Stitches) or medium brown burled wood. A really nice display alternative to framing.


    Pineapple Stitches from Jeannette Douglas - click to see more Pineapple Stitches
    The sixth in Jeannette's Stitches Series of designs... this joins Seaside, Acorn, Vintage, Pomegranate, and Silver Needle Stitches (remember that Silver Needle Stitches was our class she came and taught in 2007???) This is an elegant set of 6 x 8 pieces that are FULL of specialty threads and stitches. Jeannette's color choices are *extremely awesome*... each thread pack has something exotic I've never heard of before!!!

    Pineapple Stitches features butterscotch yellows, caramel golds, deep maple syrups, and touches of soft greens. Stitched entirely in silks and a bit of metallic, it is designed to fit Olde Colonial's Medium Dowry Box... but could be framed, too. A Band Sampler at heart... each piece features lovely borders, and those awesome thread! Offered as the leaflet with thread packet.


    Vintage Stitches by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Vintage Stitches
    All grap-y and leaf-y... this is a gorgeous piece that is full of luscious, deep purples and raisins... reaching all the way into bright chartreuse-y greens! The second of Jeannette's 3 newly released samplers that are all a 6 x 8 size, Vintage Stitches puts you right in the middle of a vineyard! (I picture myself in a vineyard in the South of France!) It is stuffed full of Milanese, Satin, Ray, Hungarian, Rhodes, Smrynas and Algerian Stitches -- SO MUCH texture and detail in here.

    Vintage Stitches by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see moreWe are treated to another thread pack that includes that 'Who's Who' listing of designer silks, metallics and wools. 25 Different threads in this piece, it also includes a handpainted grape cluster charm, some beads, and even little clay buttons!

    What a fun way to try all the pretty threads, doing all the fun stitches! The leaflet has great stitch diagrams, a huge working chart, and best of all, you end of with a charming piece that is a finishible size!!! Offered as the leaflet with threads and embellishments. Choose your favorite shade of a 32ct Linen.

    Acorn Stitches Sampler by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Acorn Stitches Sampler
    The third new piece by Jeannette Douglas, Acorn Stitches is full of eggplant and Tuscan golds, with touches of moss green and antiqued gold metallic. Finishing the 6 x 8 size... it features lots of Rhodes, Mosaic, 4-Sided, Knitting, Byzantine, Couching, Double Running, Satins, Hungarians and Padded Stitches... all to accent the tiny Fall leaves and acorns scattered everywhere!

    The threads -- 17 different ones -- Acorn Stitches Sampler by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see moreinclude solid and hand-dyed Soie d'Alger and Silk 'n Colors, Silken Chenille, Trebizond, Bijoux and Kreink Metallic and Glorianna's Luminescense. The center features a handpainted acorn button, as well.

    Simply exquisite... I love all the colors and feel of the threads, and the textures an play of light the special stitches offer! Leaflet with threads, fabric and box are offered separately. Choose a 32ct linen with a brown-cast to it -- there are so many pretty ones!



    Thistle Lavender Bag and Accessories by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Thistle Lavender Bag and Accessories
    Here are tiny treats to place beside or into its matching Thistle Stitches Sampler Box! Companion Smalls to Jeannette's previously released Thistle Stitches, think my favorite piece of this collection is that stacked pin cushion. All is stitched on 32ct Lilac Belfast linen in the most lovely shades of Aubergine, Mauve, Creme de Menthe, Iris, and Victorian Gardens Gloriana and Belle Soie Silks, with a hint of antiqued purple Bijioux metallic. The thread pack contains the organza ribbon that ties the stacked cushions together, as well as the Week's wool felt for the tiny stand-up cushion, and glass seed beads.

    The Lavender Bag finishes approx 5 x 7, Stacked cushions approx 2 x 4 x 1 each, the little stand-up round is approx 1 x 2, and the fob, approx 1 x 2. Lots of specialty stitches. So far... Jeannette has Accessory Small sets for three of eight Stitches Series Boxes. Thistle joins Pineapple and Seaside... so we *must be patient!* for Acorn, Vintage, Silver Needle, Pomegranate & Pear, and Quaker!


    Sweet Tulip by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
    Sweet Tulip
    Just a wisp of a design, this tiny tulip piece stitches in a jiff on 32ct Antique Ivory Linen, and fits into one of Olde Colonial's BITTY frames! Scotch Stitches and Algerian Eyes in 9 different hand-dyed floss shades, this finishes a mere 1-1/2 x 2-1/2!

    Offered as the chart with the flosses... and it's only $8.00!!!


    Bee Stitches by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Bee Stitches
    Bees, beeskeps and honeycomb, this is worked with the yummiest colors of Burnished and Victorian Golds, a bit of Gilded Lavender, and medley of olive green hand-dyed silks. Lots of Satin Stitches and pulled Straight Stitches, there are lavender beads scattered in the honeycomb and the special guest is a hand-painted gold and white bumblebee charm.

    Jeannette's ninth in her Stitches Series of designs... these all finish the same size, and all include the most mouthwatering selections of hand-dyed silks, cottons and metallics in their palettes. Hardly any Cross Stitches in these at all, all of them are full of fun specialty stitches that show off the pretty threads. Offered as the leaflet with silks and embellishments separate, this is worked on 32ct to fit the top of Olde Colonial's Medium Dowry Box. (light finish shown.)


    Quaker Pin Cushions by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Vintage Stars by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Vintage Stars and Quaker Pin Cushions
    What a cool set of designs! Vintage Stars is a medley of repeating motifs reminiscent of antique coverlets. Stitched in plain old Cross Stitch (!) WHAT an opportunity to play with your threads from your stash, and use some of your favorites! Or... choose Jeanette's soft palette of mocha and cocoa, faded brick and denim Needlepoint Inc silk. Decide where you'll display this... and then have fun deciding on those colors.

    Finishing approx 8 x 9 on 35ct -- that can change too, depending on your fabric! Next... stitch a few matching pin cushions. Jeannette has 3 designs -- and she goes into great detail about choosing dominant color, matching the wools on the back (our Weeks Wool Schnigglet cuts work for that), matching or contrasting the center button -- it's really cool, because you can make them your own. A neat pair of leaflets with lots of creative potential.


    Mini Quaker Stitches by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Mini Quaker Stitches
    Dig out a scrap of 32ct Flax Belfast Linen, and your choice of Gentle Art's Simply Wool or regular DMC and get busy! Gloriana's Bellagio hand-dyed silk is included in the small leaflet to stitch this yummy little 2-1/2 x 9 sampler! Finish it into a pin cushion -- filled with crushed walnut shells -- it'll feel dreamy.

    Originally, Jeannette tells us, these long cushions were used as 'seamrolls' something you used to help iron a seam. Called 'hamrolls' too... they were especially favored for longer hat pins. Our shop model uses the Simply Wool -- such beautiful thread to give this such hand-dyed softness.


    One Daffodil by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more One Sunflower by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more One Bird by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more One Swan by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
    One Key by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Garden Secrets
    The entire set of nine designs is now all here and together! All finishing approx 2 x 2 on 32ct linen, each small card design features something you'd find in a garden. Stitched with Gentle Art Sampler Threads and Crescent Colours hand-dyeds, there are a few glass bead embellishments here and there as well.

    Cheerful little designs, each features 2 or 3 special stitches which really stand out in small designs like these tiny samplings! We thought that as they were released, the numbers in the titles would count to nine. That didn't happen... so you have to be extra careful when ordering these to make sure you get all that you need. Needless to say, the title tells you what is in its colorful, miniature garden scene; when you hold your mouse over the images, you will know its title for sure!


    Two Rabbits by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Two Tulips by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Three Bees by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Five Ladybugs by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more


    My Story by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more My Story and My Storybook
    Jeannette Douglas has released a pair of charming band samplers... My Story is divided into thirds, and My Storybook features that center panel... only redesigned into a sewing case. My Story is a sampler about YOU. It is a lovely testament to your stitching talents, and features motifs about home, friends and family. I teased Jeannette that MY motifs weren't in here -- like my little Westie doggies -- she laughed and told me I had to get creative!

    Anyway, lots of 3-1/2 inch bands of specialty stitches, all worked in luscious, dusky teals, raisins and taupe silks and metallics (Thread Gatherer, Gloriana, Threadworx, Needlepoint Inc, and Access Commodities), ... the textures on those little bands are dreamy! My Story finishes approx 6 x 7-3/4 on 32ct, and is offered as the leaflet with delicious thread and embellishment pack. Everything about it is petite and enchanting!

    My Storybook by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more My Storybook is the companion sewing case. Featuring the same design on the front cover as the center panel of the main sampler, you get the chart and verse for the back cover of the case and complete finishing/assembly instructions. This measures approx 4 x 7 when finished. Jeannette has chosen quite a collection of fun charms and trinkets (available as an additional option) to hang from her bookmark cording that runs inside the case. Find fun stuff from your stash, or use these... anything will be fun and YOURS. More luscious gunmetals and berry colors... the thread pack for the case even includes the wools, that black safety pin and the black mourning pins! (Scissors are not included -- so check your stash!)


    Royalty ABC & Royalty ABC Accessories
    Royalty ABC & Accessories by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Royalty ABC & Accessories by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see moreRoyalty ABC & Accessories by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see moreJeannette Douglas has released several new designs; the Royalty ABC set features a long, narrow band sampler stuffed full of specialty stitches, a smaller 2 x 4 box-top-take out design, a 2 x 3 needle case, 2 x 4 scissor case, and tiny 1-inch scissor fob. All is presented in a pair of leaflets, and a pair of corresponding silk/embellishment thread packs just the most delicious things to look at!

    The main sampler measures approx 2-1/4 x 21-3/4 on 32ct Light Mocha Belfast Linen -- a fat quarter will be enough material to stitch all parts. It is stitched with splendor, Needlepoint Inc, Bijoux and Gloriana Silks, and I don't think there is a single Cross Stitch in it, except for the lettering! I LOVE to stitch this kind of thing, because each row is only 2 INCHES wide... so everything changes all the time! You can frame your lovely sampler, OR roll it up, and *put it to sleep* inside the 4 x 6 Olde Colonial Burled Wood Royalty Box, made just for it! Offered in both light and dark finish... light is pictured.

    Jeannette mentions that there is spare room inside the box for the needle and scissor cases to keep the rolled sampler company! Colors are luscious -- honey-browns, dusty denims, rich moss greens, dark brick, and a dusky lavender... the thread/embellishment packs contain all the silks, silk ribbons, bead, pearl and fillagree medallion trims for all, even the little spool-trimmed wooden hanging dowels! (I think you need to purchase the silk dupioni lining fabric for the box lid and back of rolled sampler.) A lovely, classy set of designs, with or without the little box, it's quite stunning!



    Mini Acorn Stitches by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Mini Pom & Pear Stitches by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Mini Silver Needle Stitches by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Mini Pineapple Stitches by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more
    Mini Acorn, Pom & Pear, Silver Needle and Pineapple Stitches!
    Jeannette has taken three of her larger *Stitches* series samplers, and designed smaller coordinating band samplers to go with them!!! Offered in 5 x 9 card format, each 2 x 5-ish sampler is stitched on a 32ct linen with DMC flosses from your stash. The charts all come *WITH* the matching hand-dyed Gloriana silk that ties everything together, and adds so much flavor!!!

    Loaded FULL of neat, specialty stitches, each is of these is so charming. Acorns is full of autumnal color, has a cool 'knitting stitch' in the acorns, and a tiny brass acorn charm. Pom & Pear includes a gorgeous Red Clay cut of Gloriana, and a tiny brass pear, all to accent it's Bargello and Rhodes, Satins and Hungarians!

    My personal favorite is Silver Needle Stitches, because this is the miniature of OUR SILVER NEEDLE STITCHES Sampler that Jeannette designed for OUR Summer weekend a few years ago! Lots of Ray and Herringbone, Autumn Arbor Gloriana Silk, and a teeny brass stork scissor charm... you need all three of these!


    Kind Friend Gift Bag by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Kind Friend Gift Bag
    Well, this is the neatest presentation for a small gift to a special friend! Stitch the pretty little 2 x 3 sampler on 32ct Flax linen with the flosses and perles provided in the kit, and embellish with beads -- also included. THEN, cut apart the bit of lace that is also included to get your lace medallion for the bottom area. All the Gift Bag kits are coming with different bits of lace in them.. so all those bottom medallions vary!

    Anyway, tack on the lace, backstitch around the sampler, fringe out the linen, and tack it at the four corners with the 4 teeny-weeny micro-buttons also included, tuck your special gift (or lavender, etc) inside the organza bag, draw closed the ribbon, and you're ready to present your lovely creation! Offered as the complete kit of organza bag, chart, flosses, beads, buttons and lace, this is only $12! You supply the linen and needle.


    Quaker Stitches by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Quaker Stitches
    Jeannette's eighth design in her Stitches Sampler Series... Quaker Stitches measures 6 x 8 -- the same size as all the rest in the set, and features specialty stitches. The thread pack contains the hand-dyed silks in deep honey-browns, a soft denim blue, brick red, muddy olive greens and a taupe to stitch the colored version.

    If you want to stitch the mono-chromatic... you will need a couple of skeins of a favorite color of yours. Stitch it in just plain Cross Stitches - or use the fancy stitch versions! Stitched on 32 or 35ct... either size will fit the Olde Colonial Medium Dowry Box, designed just for this series!


    Take Time For Friends by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Take Time For Friends
    Well.... THIS is a title that offers some of the best advice in the world!!! Jeannette Douglas has released a lovely new design dedicated to friends everywhere. Measuring a mere 66 stitches square (this is a FINISHABLE size!) your friendship sampler is stuffed full of Quilt Medallions, Rice, Queen and Twill Stitches, and Bargello. There are initial squares in the corners... that short path between your two houses... and a tiny double heart charm.

    Awesome silks in the thread packet of butterscotch, denims, mosses and deep pomegranate, the elegance and texture of the stitches are really showcased in each of their tiny border sections. Pretty, fun to stitch, and quite a meaningful gift for a special friend! Jeannette suggests any fabric count 28 to 35ct... you have enough threads for any of those sizes. Offered as the leaflet with silks separate.


    Winter Biscornu Stackers by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Summer Biscornu Stackers by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Summer & Winter Biscornu Stackers
    The companions to Jeannette's Spring and Autumn Stackers, these are charming additions to the collection! Summer's Stackers are worked with DMC shades of 223, 224, 676, 927 3011 and 3781... accented with Gloriana hand dyed silk. Winter is done with Sampler Threads Old Blue Paint, DMC 642, white and opalescent filament. Just stunning little things, each is stitched on 32ct Lambswool linen, and is two sided. After you put them together, stack them and tie with a pretty ribbon.

    Now that we have the entire set, one chunk of linen will work... IF you're frugal (and place these something like an inch apart!) you can get all on a fat quarter. If you're wanting a little more fabric leeway, choose a half yard. Offered as small charts, with button embellishments, Summer includes a bit of Gloriana silk, Winter -- just the buttons. Cute as can be!


    Once Upon a Tree by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Once Upon a Tree
    Jeannette has a new sampler... a craggy tree bursting with colors of each of its seasons! Winter's tree features icy-blue snowflakes garnished with beads. Spring's tree has gigantic pink tulips as it's leaves, along with robins and rabbits! Summer's tree has bumblebees around, and lots of Queen-stitched flowers while Autumn's tree is brimming with acorns and quilt motifs.

    Stitched on 32ct, this finishes approx 3 x 11-1/2, and is worked with soft, dusty silks and metallics of rose, pale denims, buttermilks, dark chocolate browns, and soft olive greens. The color palette is very soft and the petite seed beads included are whites, pale pinks and blues, and a pretty bronze metallic. Offered as the leaflet with silks and beads.


    Autumn Biscornu Stacker by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Spring Biscornu Stacker by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Spring and Autumn Biscornu Stackers
    This is a NEAT set of Biscornu Trios... stitch each one, and then tie them together with a flourish... to present a charming tower of tuffets! Offered in 5 x 9 mini-leaflet format, each includes a bit of hand-dyed Gloriana silk and some teeny button embellishments, the ribbon tying all together is not included.

    Autumn Stackers features great specialty stitches, some teeny acorn and squirrel motifs, tiny teal, butterscotch or rose mini-button embellishments, and along with DMC flosses from your stash, you'll love the 'Fallen Leaves' Gloriana hand-dyed silk! Find some fancy ribbon or wild yard to tie all together, remember, that is not included. (but what fun to shop for!!!)

    Spring Stackers features birds and rabbits, more cool stitch options, it's buttons are dusty denims, rose and moss, and the Gloriana Silk included is a soft green medley named 'Winter Brook.' Stitched on 32ct Lambswool Linen, each cushion is stitched on both sides, and finishes approx 2 x 2. Petite & Precious, I just love 'em! (6 Cuts of 9 x 9 linen for each booklet offers 3-inches around each piece... that's a fat quarter of fabric. So ONE fat quarter per leaflet. If you are *clever and careful*... you can arrange your pieces differently to economize fabric... only an inch or two between each piece, and can get BOTH leaflets out of one fat quarter.


    Friendship Sweet Bag by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Friendship Sweet Bag
    What a fun set of smalls... Jeannette has designed a Sweet Bag of sorts -- much less stitching than the Elizabethan ones of old! A 'Gift Bag' for stitchers, this holds an emery needle cushion (1-3/8 x 2-7/8), bottle cap pin cushion (only 7/8 an inch in size!), and coin scissor fob (only 12 x 12 stitches!!!.) Offered as the leaflet with thread and embellishment packet, Jeannette has included a Canadian quarter in there... it's the stuffer inside the fob!

    Sweet Bags used to be given as gifts... and usually there were gold coins inside! So... you're supposed to add your own country's currency to the fob, as well. The thread packet includes #12 Perle Cottons, Rainbow Gallery and Needlepoint Inc silks of dusty blues, mauves, and mossy greens, organza ribbon to tie your bag, felt for the bottle cap cushion, a sterling acorn charm, and that Canadian quarter. You'll need to scrounge your kitchen for a plastic bottle cap... and we DO sell white emery to fill the Needle Cushion. In reading, I believe the entire little bag is approx 4 x 6 inches in size!



    Seaside Stitches Accessories by Jeannette Douglas Seaside Stitches Accessories
    Jeannette Douglas has a new set of stitching 'smalls' that coordinate with her Seaside Stitches design! Even if you don't have the larger piece, this set of 4 accessories is CHARMING all by themselves! The Mermaid Pin Keep features Accentuate metallics and micro buttons.

    The Seahorse Scissor Fob is stitched with Lorikeet wool, features fresh water pearl embellishments, and a hand painted starfish charm. The whale and starfish ruler case is stitched in Waterlilies, Gloriana silks, #12 perle and garnished with 4mm aqua glass beads. The little needlecase has more exotic threads, and a tiny seahorse charm! Lovely corals, and deep aquas -- the thread and embellishment pack with this is awesome!!! You even get the little 4-inch wooden ruler! You'll need a 12 x 27 cut of 32ct Meadow Mist Linen... and we have it!

    Offered as the leaflet with threads, linen separately. I THINK Jeannette is planning on accessories for all 6 designs in her 'Stitches' series... and since Silver Needle Stitches was OUR class a couple of years ago... we're pretty jazzed about this entire set!


    Take Time to Scrapbook by Jeannette Douglas Take Time to Scrapbook
    Jeannette's newest 'Take Time' piece is a small medley of colors, little flowers and vines, and a tiny area for a 1-inch picture! Stitched on 32ct, it finishes approx 4 x 4. Satin stitches around the border, a row of Hungarian, and some Bead Cup stitched leaves, it is stitched in your choice of YUMMY hand-dyed silks of golden and lavenders AND/OR the same butterscotch golds and teal blues; the thread packet contains BOTH colorways!

    The words 'take time to scrapbook' are stitched on here... but you could change 'scrapbook' to 'family'... because of the little photograph -- of your choosing -- that you get to attach in the lower right-hand corner. It is a lovely design, easy to work, and full of pretty color! Offered as the leaflet with 2 sets of silks and beads.

    Pineapple Biscornus and Scissor Fob from Jeannette Douglas - click to see more Pineapple Biscornus and Scissor Fob
    A charming companion to the Pineapple Stitches Sampler... this is an AWESOME set of designs!!! The same basic color palette as the Pineapple Stitches... this set uses a few different threads, some LOVELY glass beads, and some dinky buttons to grace the corners, edges, centers, and bottoms!!!

    Offered as a leaflet with complete thread packet, the biscornu finishes approx 4-1/2 inches. Then, tie the little one on top -- it is approx 3 x 3. (I have never seen them stacked like this... it is SUCH A FUN application!!!!!) Next, the little fob is only 2 x 2. It is flat... and you can see it on the cover of the publication. (And.. we used to carry those scissors... give me a few weeks on those!) Elegant golds, buttermilks, caramels and moss greens... I absolutely LOVE these!!!

    Take Time to Read from Jeannette Douglas - click to see more Take Time to Read
    Joining Jeannette's Take Time To Series of Quilting, Stitching, Knitting and Gardening... we now have Reading! A sweet 4 x 4 medley of books, teapots, a cozy chair, and a little sign that reads THIS is YOUR 'Reading Room'... her latest piece is stitched with lovely roses, moss greens, butterscotch and soft denim silks and antiqued gold metallics.

    Some fun stitches tucked in for interest, this whole set is charming! Offered as a leaflet with the silks and metallics. Pretty hanging by a reading chair, or displayed near your favorite books!

    Pomegranate & Pear Stitches from Jeannette Douglas - click to see more Pomegranate & Pear Stitches
    One of 4 new pieces by Jeannette Douglas, this is an exquisite piece; filled with specialty stitches as well as lovely pomegranates and pears. Stitched with a delicious assortment of hand-dyed persimmon, pineapple, butterscotch and cinnamon silks, wools, metallics and cottons, the thread pack is simply too pretty to use!!! (well, not really...) The accent dusty teal/blue accent color just *pops* amidst the rich, warm colors in the sampler.

    Offered as a leaflet, Jeannette delivers us a piece that finishes approx 6 x 7 on 32ct linen. It is a companion piece to Seaside, Acorn, Vintage and Silver Needle Stitches! Framed, or mounted into one of Olde Colonial's medium sized Dowry Boxes, this is simply gorgeous either way. Offered as the leaflet with thread pack, either the light or dark birdseye maple dowry box looks great with the finished piece. Also available is a matching little needlebook! A tiny 1 x 1-/2 inch trifold, offered as a small chart, you'll have enough threads left over from the main piece to stitch this little treat!


    Silver Needle Stitches from Jeannette Douglas - click to see more Silver Needle Stitches
    You might recognize this pretty piece... it's the one Jeannette designed for her appearance and class at The Silver Needle last summer!!! A companion piece to Pomegranate & Pears, Seaside, Acorn and Vintage Stitches... of course, this is one of my favorite *new* things!!! 'Scissors like satin oh so fine, a silver needle so divine, a silken thread so sublime, make for heavenly stitching time.'

    Offered as a leaflet, with needed thread pack FULL of silks, metallics, little button embellishments and a sterling heart charm, the colors are all the warm lacquered golds, olives, rosewood, and cinnamon. (of course we have a 'mouse grey' and 'mud pie' in there, too!) Anyway, lots of pretty stitches, and all of it finishes into a petite 6 x 7-ish size, and is stitched on lovely hand-dyed 32ct Vintage Sand Dune linen by Lakeside. Offered as the leaflet with threads and embellishments, this piece has a matching small tri-fold needlebook companion, as well, that uses leftover threads from the main piece!

    The Bay State Sampler from Jeannette Douglas - click to see more The Bay State Sampler
    Wow... what a charming tribute to the state of Massachusetts! Another in Jeannette Douglas's American Journey Series of samplers (Sunshine State, East Coast Sampler, Northwoods and New York/New Jersey), she designed and taught this piece for Stitcher's Hideaway in MA. Unbelievable in detail... the pages of the leaflet are full of history and trivia tidbits, all describing why motifs are in here... she even has website links included so you can read MORE history about Paul Revere! The Mohawk Trail, the Freedom Trail starting at Boston Common, the Old North Church and witchcraft, seafood and lighthouses... this is so much fun to page through!

    The sampler finishes approx 5 x 12-1/2 on 32ct, and is stitched in an assortment of rich chestnut browns, mossy greens, brick and creams and golds... mostly overdyed flosses... but bits of Gloriana and Caron Waterlilies hand-dyed silk. Offered as the chart with thread pack. Awesome!!!


    New York/New Jersey Sampler from Jeannette Douglas - click to see more New York/New Jersey Sampler
    OH... this is for anyone who loves New York and/or New Jersey!!! Jeannette is a great traveler, and after a visit to New York City... she designed this charming medley of everything fun and cool about New York! (She even used her own skyline picture she took while on the Ferry for her cover!) Offered as a leaflet with awesome silks, metallics and assorted embellishments, you are treated to a band sampler full of fun stitches and the neatest motifs!

    The Statue of Liberty, the clock on 5th Ave, Atlantic City's Boardwalk, a Big Apple, Sugar Maples and Northern Red Oaks, Goldfinches and Bluebirds. The Brooklyn Bridge, the Jersey Shores and Cape May, even a short lesson on how to hail a cab!!! She has tidbits about New York and New Jersey history all throughout the pattern -- explaining why everything is in here... the whole thing is just like a miniature vacation -- all from your stitching chair! Finishes approx 5 x 14 on 32ct Confederate Gray Belfast Linen.

    A Needle & Thread Sampler from Jeannette Douglas - click to see more

    A Needle & Thread Sampler
    A needle pulling thread Has not changed from old As mindful of our stitches A sampler does unfold.

    Stuffed FULL of Eyelets, Scotch Stitches, Rays, Herringbone, Satin, Leaf Stitches and Upright Wovens... each of the diamond shapes at the top is made of 16 Eyelets nestled together. Pretty lavenders, greens and golds, it measures approx 3 x 9 on 32ct Flax Belfast Linen and is stitched in lots of silks. Just a lovely little piece!


    Seaside Stitches by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Seaside Stitches
    One of three stunning new pieces by Jeannette Douglas... Seaside Stitches is full of special stitches, intricate motifs and stitch details, and special threads! Stitched on 32ct Meadow Mist Belfast Linen in 29 different silks, hand-dyeds, metallics and a wool, the thread pack listing is a miniature 'Who's Who' in the world of threads!!! The piece finishes approx 6 x 8 and is shown on the leaflet cover in one of Olde Colonial's exquisite Birdseye Maple Dowry boxes.

    I can't tell what is my favorite part in all of this... there is a handpainted crab charm, lots of mermaids (with metallic tails), seashells and anchor motifs all stitched over one thread, the ship in the center has chain stitches around it... like a miniature rope. The Soie d'Alger, Silk 'n Colors, Waterlilies, Glorianna Silks, Luminescence, Princess Perle Petite, Lorikeet and Needlepoint Silks in here are a luscious blend of light, medium and dark corals, seaside blues and greens, rich jewel green and blue metallic, soft sand browns and creams... it is truly a miniature work of needleart!
    Offered as the leaflet with threads and embellishments, linen and box are offered separately.

    We Stitch, We Share, We Create by Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more We Stitch, We Share, We Create
    This is a charming design for a 3 x 9 tri-fold needle and scissor case. The verse reads: We share, spending countless hours on stitching that we love. A blessing to create for all to share thereof.

    Stitched in 11 different silks of rusts, golds, sea green, purples and teals, the front is a tiny spot-motif sampler full of special stitches, while the back is a tiny band sampler -- rows and rows of stitches. Lots of Queens, Eyelets, Rice, Scotch and Rhodes, this is a pretty little case. Offered as a leaflet with all the necessary silks, there are 4 pages included with photos of the finishing process, along with the necessary silks for that finishing. If you'd rather... the whole piece can be framed ... that option is pictured on the back of the book!

    Medium-Sized Dowry Box for Jeannette Douglas's Stitches Sampler Series by Olde Colonial -- click to see more
    Olde Colonial Medium-Sized Dowry Boxes for Jeannette Douglas's Stitches Sampler Series

    These beautiful boxes have been made to fit Jeannette Douglas's series of Stitches Samplers. Handmade by Olde Colonial, the boxes are available in the Birdseye Maple -- a rich reddish brown finish, or a smoother, darker brown finish.

    Overall measurements are 9 x 11 x 3, with a top opening of approx 8-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches. Just lovely, this box is the smaller version of the box featured in My Stitching Treasures.


    Autumn Stitches Tins from Jeannette Douglas -- click to see lots more! Autumn Stitches
    Jeannette's 4th in her seasonal set of pieces... the colors of this one are just incredible! Measuring approx 3 x 3 on 40ct, or almost 5 x 5 on 28ct, you get to execute lots of long-arm stitches and satins. Although the colors on the leaflet front look pink and bright blue, the colors are actually cinnamons, butterscotch, dusky teal blue, terra cotta, browns and antiqued gold metallic. Each tiny motif is worked in a different stitch... each section is a perfect 'take-out!'

    Offered as a leaflet with the necessary silks and brass acorn charm, the other three are still offered if you want the complete seasonal set... or you can just choose one or two! Very pretty!

    Summer Stitches from Jeannette Douglas -- click to see moreSpring Stitches from Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more Spring and Summer Stitches
    Jeannette's two newest 'Stitches' designs, each of these is a miniature confection of wonderful specialty stitches all tucked into a 3-inch square!!! Patterns call for a 40ct linen, so if you aren't that brave, your pieces could turn out a larger 5 x 5-ish on 28ct!

    Joining Winter Stitches, Jeannette brings us fun, miniature motifs for each season, luscious silks to stitch them, and so many neat and unique specialty stitches that give each piece lots of texture and real interest.

    Offered as leaflets with the silks and charm embellishments (Spring has an umbrella, and Summer features a bug), the stitch diagrams are nicely done, and there is a lot of variety. Summer has lots of blues and greens, Spring uses lots of lavenders and light blues. So much detail in such a tiny space... this kind of thing is always fun to stitch, because you get to do so many different little blocks of things, in cool stitches... in not too much time!!!


    The Sunshine State Sampler from Jeannette Douglas -- click to see more The Sunshine State Sampler
    Flamingoes, sailboats, palm trees, orchid and orange blossoms, hibiscus and flip-flops, crabs and fish... the only thing missing from this delightful tropical sampler is the margarita drink in the pineapple -- complete with the little paper umbrella!!! What a fun thing to stitch to remember a vacation, or to put in your sun-room, or your house in the Bahamas!!!

    Designed by Jeannette Douglas, this is offered as the leaflet with all the necessary threads and embellishments. It finishes approx 4 x 11 on 32ct Meadow Mist Belfast Linen. The silks and overdyeds are rich, bright pinks, aquas, lime greens and yellow. The tiny embellishments include a scallop, starfish and palm trees. Lots of special stitches... go somewhere warm and sunny for vacation, and make THIS your vacation project!

    (Remember how certain projects stand out in your mind? You remember that you were stitching something in particular when something important was happening in your life... you always remember that time in your life when you look at that piece.) If you're not going to Florida, but somewhere else sunny and tropical, then leave off the place or substitute your destination. This is your summer 2006 sampler!

    Winter Stitches from Jeannette Douglas -- click to see lots more! Winter Stitches
    A charming mini-sampling of wintry color... this 3 x 3 piece (stitched on 40ct!), is full of special stitches and lots of texture. Offered as a leaflet, with the necessary Threadgatherer's Silk 'n Colors, Accentuate Metallic and Au Ver A Soie Silks threads, the design features lots of Eyelets, Satins, and a really neat pine tree treatment of something like Scotch Stitches.

    Pretty burgundys, teals, mosses and frosty silver, this will finish slightly larger on larger linens. I think the thread pack will tolerate a 32ct... if your eyes aren't up to a 40!


    Northwoods Sampler from Jeannette Douglas -- click for a larger view Northwoods Sampler
    This is the first in Jeannette's series of American Journey Samplers! It's depicting special highlights of Minnesota, North Dakota, Michigan, Wisconsin -- the flora and fauna -- all presented in band sampler format. The thread and embellishment packet that is included is full of wonderful russets, teals, greens and lake blues of silks, overdyeds and metallics. The special stitches highlight the textures in all the flowers and animals. This is one of those pieces that keeps your interest, because you discover new details every time you look at it! The charms include a moose and a deer, and there are even stitched mosquitoes -- rumored to be the state bird of Wisconsin!!! The tiny cabin in the woods, the canoe paddles, the pine trees, this is just so much fun! Jeannette has even given you history and trivia in here, explaining why she's chosen what she has for the motifs!

    Finishing approx 3 x 11 on 32ct, this is definitely something you'll want to stitch if you've ever vacationed in the Northwoods, or are from there... or have a cabin there... (I'm a Wisconsin girl... so this is for me!) Offered as the leaflet full of great stitch diagrams and trivia, as well as the fat little thread and embellishment pack that seems pricey, but a great value!


    East Coast Sampler from Jeannette Douglas -- click for a larger view East Coast Sampler
    The second in the American Journey Sampler Series, this celebrates the areas of Connecticut, Mystic, Nantucket, the seashore... so many charming areas! The charms included are a lighthouse, and anchor, and the motifs are a wonderful medley of boats, pumpkins, landscapes, bees... fall leaves... I can go on and on! Finishing approx 12 x 4 on 32ct, the colors are luscious teals and sea blues, greens and rusts... just picture seaside colors and falling leaves! The thread pack is full of overdyeds, and Gloriana silks, and the little charms. Just so creative and pretty, the leaflets are even fun to page through to read! Offered as the leaflet with thread and embellishment pack.


    My Stitching Treasures -- click for more My Stitching Treasures
    What a beautiful needlework piece! Definitely an heirloom... you NEED this! Presented in a four-color folder, this design is charted and diagrammed on 14 pages. It's stuffed FULL of charm, color and cool special stitches!!! Stitched in antiqued and overdyed shades of mauve, lavender, dusty blues, golds and soft greens, the silks used include Soie 'd Alger, Glorianna overdyeds, Splendor, Needlepoint Inc silks, and Silk 'n Colors. all are included in the silk pack offered. The embellishments include glass seed beads (not in charm pack) along with quite an impressive collection of sterling silver charms from Charland, some hand-painted buttons and a few other charms... that look pretty intriguing from our pics!

    Finishing approx 8 x 10-1/2, it's presented in a custom Birdseye Maple Dowry Box from Olde Colonial Designs, which measures approx 11 x 14. So elegant! Featured stitches include variations of Leaf, Rhodes, Hungarian, Florentine, Queen, Van Dyke, lots of Darnings, Milanese...on and on! Just gorgeous, we can't wait for a finished shop model!!! Stitched on 32ct linen, any number of shades will work...Lambswool, Flax, Summer Khaki, the Country French colors... choose your favorite! This is just stunning!


    My Stitching Treasures Accessories from Jeannette Douglas - click for more My Stitching Treasures Accessories
    Jeannette has designed four lovely accessories to accompany her My Stitching Treasures Box. These will slip nicely into your completed dowry box or into your favorite sewing bag.

    We talked to Jeannette and she has decided not to do a thread pack for this design. She said the threads left over from the Treasures Box will do most of the stitching… with the exception of the Williamsburg Blues and the Blue Grass. There is a slight chance you will be short on the Honey Bronze. This is a wonderful opportunity to go through your fiber stash and use some of your favorites.

    The Pineapple PinWheelie, Grape Needlebook, Monogram Scissor Sheath, Motif Scissor Fob, and Alphabet Band are all stitched on 32 count fabric. She has included the micro buttons and you can choose buttons from your collection for the scissor case; or we are expecting some beautifully detailed Mother-of-Pearl buttons that will be stunning.

    Fifteen pages of charts, stitch diagrams, and finishing directions. This is a must have!


    Take Time to Stitch Too! by Jeannette Douglas Designs -- click for more Take Time to Stitch Too!
    One of 8 incredible miniature works of stitching art... Take Time to Stitch Too, the newest from Jeannette Douglas Designs, joins seven other 5 x 5 designs that are stuffed full of special stitches, overdyed silks, beads and tiny charms! Offered as a leaflet, it features a large, clear chart, and great stitch diagrams.

    Stitched on your choice of Flax Linen counts... the 28 finishes approx 5 x 5, while the 40ct finishes 3-1/2 x 3-1/2... and fits a bit tightly into the Olde Colonial Easel Back Horizontal Desk Clock. (approx 5 x 9, it includes the works, hands, and features a 3-1/4 inch opening for stitching!)Olde Colonial Easel Back Horizontal Desk Clock

    Threads used include Needle Necessities and Weeks overdyed flosses, and the little charm is a brass snail. Jeannette suggests stitching the sectional lines first, then filling in with all the stitches. You can even change that little verse, if you'd like. Luscious browns, golds, burgundy and grey-blue... really quite pretty!


    Take Time to Stitch
    A companion design of Jeannette Douglas's in the 'Take Time' set... this is worked in luscious shades of creme, gold, soft moss greens, and light browns. Absolutely delicious, the threads used are: Silk 'n Colors, Needle Necessities (Jungle Boogie!) floss, and six different shades of Au Ver A Soie silk. There is also a tiny pair of brass scissors featured as the charm.

    Lots of stitches in this one.. some of them are: Jessica, Tied Windmill, Fanvaulting, Amadeus Tree, Norwich ... not your plain, old run-of-the-mill stuff!!! So pretty, this is offered as the leaflet with threads and charm. On 28ct it finishes approx 5 x 5, but any count of linen will do nicely! You'll need to use Mill Hill petite beads from your stash.


    Take Time to Stitch by Jeannette Douglas Designs -- click for more

    Take Time to Knit
    This is an awesome little piece, perfect for a special knitter in your life!!! The same 5 x 5 sampler format, this is STUFFED FULL of details and cool stitches! The miniature 'knitted afghan' in the top right-hand corner is the showpiece of your stitching. It is actually woven on there... and it looks just like knitting! There is so much texture and detail in this design, it's one of my favorites in the set!

    The 13 different threads featured include Rainbow Tweed for the sheep, Gloriana overdyed silks, and Needlepoint Inc silks. The charms include a tiny clay sheep from Just Another Button Company, and a darling set of miniature sterling silver mittens!!! Wonderful mauves, dusty blues and greens... the stitch diagrams are just a treat for the eyes!!!


    Take Time to Knit by Jeannette Douglas Designs -- click for more

    Take Time to Garden
    Pretty springtime colors of soft greens, buttermilk, creme and periwinkle blue... this features a miniature shovel charm! The featured threads, Moss, Periwinkle and Redwood Waterlilies are accented with Old Lace Silk 'n colors, coordinating Needle Necessities overdyed floss and 4 Au Ver A Soie silks of yellow, greens and brown. Mill Hill beads needed are 42036 Bayleaf, and 42012 Royal Plum. I just love how she's put different stitches together to create all these little details! The finial in box #7 is a tiny work of art! There is an urn in here, an arbor, all sorts of small garden-y surprises!!!


    Take Time to Garden by Jeannette Douglas Designs -- click for more

    The Take Time to Quilt Series!
    The next four designs to follow are quilts celebrating the 4 seasons. Each is the same size -- the 5 x 5 on a 28ct... but any count will be fine! Each of the four seasons features different threads and there are NO duplicated special stitches between them!!! Just awesome... the stitches just make the motifs POP out at you!!!

    Take Time to Quilt -- Spring
    Features soft roses, moss greens, creme and a touch of soft blue. Threads included are Dried Roses Silk 'n Colors, and 9 matching Au Ver a Soie silks. The featured charm is a tiny brass stork scissor. Stitches include a Pinwheel, and entire area of a combination stitched quilt, Flower Heads, Sutherland Hearts, Cross Over Milanese... and quite a few others. The motif in the top right corner is made up of Rhodes, Half Diamond, Sprat's Head, and Vandyke! Totally Awesome!


    Take Time to Quilt -- Spring by Jeannette Douglas Designs -- click for more

    Take Time to Quilt -- Summer
    Pretty butterscotch, mauve and soft moss greens... Summer features a brass beehive and two bumble bee charms! Plum Honey Silk 'n colors is the main color, and the thread pack includes it, along with 9 matching Au Ver A Soie silks of green, gold, brown and purples. Again, quite a plethora of cool stitches that add so much to the design! The roof on the cottage is done in Hungarian, and features outlined shingles!!!

    Take Time to Quilt -- Summer by Jeannette Douglas Designs -- click for more

    Take Time to Quilt -- Autumn
    The colors of Autumn just seem to draw me... and this design is simply striking!!! Stitched in Autumn Twilight Silk 'n colors, with 7 matching Au Ver A Soie silks of peach, rose, burgundy, and purples, Kreinik Cinnamon Vintage #4 Braid, and some lilac and plum Mill Hill beads, the featured embellishment is a tiny sewing machine! Deep green, rusts, and browns into light cinnamons... the back of the leaflet is, again, stuffed full of special stitches for those cool colors!!! I think what makes the stitches even neater, is the fact that JD combines so many of them to create the miniature quilt blocks and borders. Each section of all of these samplers are miniature works of art by themselves!


    Take Time to Quilt -- Autumn by Jeannette Douglas Designs -- click for more

    Take Time to Quilt -- Winter
    Oh gosh... the pine trees stitched in the rich hand-dyed deep green silks, all the Double Rices, miniature quilt block motifs in here... just everything... will make your stitching fingers ITCH!!! I think the only regular x's in here are the dividing lines between the blocks of snowflakes, poinsettias, cottage and quilt designs. The threads include Winter Woods and Olive Green Gloriana Silks, along with 7 matching Au Ver A Soie colors of rose, cream, brown and green. There is a bitty brass snowflake charm, too. Sable and Champagne Mill Hill beads round out the yummy colors!


    Take Time to Quilt -- Winter by Jeannette Douglas Designs -- click for more




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