A whimsical selection of assorted designs... Patti looks at life with a positive attitude, and wants you to, too!!! Many, many designs in her portfolio... I have a few of my favorites pictured here!
(Note: when you order an auto-ship, it may show up on your order form as a "zero-cost" or $.01 item, as we won't charge your credit card until we ship the kit.)
SamSarah's Mystery Sampler part 1 is HERE!
And it is so cute it's scary!!!
Something Wicked is a three-part piece -- presenting in three separate charts with button embellishments. Part One came today along with the specialty 32ct Brown Polka Dot/Natural Belfast Linen, and Week's Dye Works flosses. The first part is super-fun -- but Patti doesn't even GIVE you a picture of the finished stitching -- YOU have to stitch it to see it! (So we can't show you a stitched pic either!!)
She has included a set of 6 miniature star buttons in the chart, along with her line drawing of the picture. It's a fluffy night owl perched on a tree branch, with a BIG 'OL Harvest Moon in the sky. The main piece finishes approx 7-1/2 x 11-1/2.
There is a bonus set of charts each time as well... it spells 'something'... and THAT finishes approx 3 x 10 on Week's 30ct Peoria Purple Linen. The floss set -- 29 skeins -- contains several duplicates of colors... so either check your stash for what you have, choose DMC instead... or have us send the yummy set of threads! Such a fun treat to grace our doors today!!!
(Note: when you order an auto-ship, it will show up on your order form as a "zero-cost" or $.01 item, as we won't charge your credit card until we ship.)
When Pigs Fly! from SamSarah Design Studio
Well here is the perfect thing for the pessimist in your life! Sam Sarah has taken her metal Stix... last time we had flying fish stuck on them... and now she'd added Pigs! Stitched on Weeks 30ct Confederate Grey hand-dyed linen in just 5 shades of floss (Grits, King Mackerel, Peach Fuzz, Hibiscus and Whiskey) you could frame them... but they really DO fly perched atop their Sam Sarah Stix!
Offered as a leaflet, there is a bitty bag of blue button embellishments for their tummies. VERY unique and cute... if you know someone who's doing a nursery in pigs (people do the strangest things!)... you could even stitch a birth announcement on the back of one of these! Or... of course... commemorate any occasion that is marked with the promise of 'When Pigs Fly!' Baby Spiral Pig is approx 3-1/2 x 4-1/2. Middle Heart Pig is about 4-1/2 x 5, and the Big Polka Dot Pig is 5 x 6. Three 10 x 10-inch fabric cuts will do nicely... so order fabric cuts -- one to a pig!
Buttercup from SamSarah Design Studio
A sweet note of encouragement... or one a little more 'acidic'... this is pretty dog-gone cute! *Chin Up, Buttercup... or Suck it up, Buttercup!* Kind of fun perched atop a file cabinet at work (?)... ! Patti has charted this to be stitched over two on 20ct Weeks Blue Jeans linen (approx 6 x 12), and she's used Watercolors -- which is closest in weight to #5 Pearl Cotton. 20Ct is the size necessary to fit the cute metal bug stand shown in the pic.
If you want this smaller... you can choose the same color of fabric in 30ct... or choose an aida... the stitch count is really just 59 x 117. (That would finish 4 x 8 on 14ct. and would make a fun stand-up cube that could convey your message is a less bold fashion! Offered as a leaflet, there is a set of small buttons to garnish -- you can see them on the background.
from SamSarah Design Studio
Sam Sarah is doing the Happy Dance!!! To celebrate her 15 years in business, she has designed us the most cheerful piece -- it's stitched on the brand new Zweigart Petit Point White/Natural 30ct Belfast Linen using Weeks flosses!!!
Offered as the chart, with the new linen and a fun little 7-inch metal and wooden hanger piece, there is also a trio of heart button embellishments. You'll need the 10 overdyed or DMC flosses from your stash for the stitching. The whole thing is super-cute and finishes approx 7 x 8-ish. Just brings a smile to your face!
Ten X the Fun!
Oh.... more fun panels for your Sam Sarah Perpetual Calendar... or use these just by themselves for the fun of it! You'll recognize the stand and backing cards that Patti used in her calendar series... (You could even use the backsides of the 50 cards you already have!) This is series of 10 leaflets is now complete. The first to release was a set of 5 Halloween Hats. Stuff 'em, make ornaments, stitch them on one piece of fabric -- anything you want! Worked in Weeks Dye Works flosses, each measures only about 2-1/2 x 3 or 4 inches in size.
Here's a cute set of cupcakes to celebrate whatever you need them to! The final installment in Sam Sarah's 10 X The Fun Series... these have all featured the perpetual calendar frame and finishing cards that Patti used this earlier this past year. We can send more cards if you like, and since these are shown on 14ct brown Perforated Paper, we can send more of that, too, if you need it (two 9 x 12 sheets per package). You decide!
Oh My Gosh... these are the CUTEST little fish! A trio of geometrically decorated little guys, stitch them, stuff them and perch them on their fish stix! The Gone Fishing banner is just a cute -- a totally different application for the design! The individual guys on the stix are stitched on Week's 30ct Straw linen in either Weeks hand-dyed or DMC flosses.
The Gone Fishing version uses the same fish colors but Week's 30ct Sea Foam Linen instead -- so you can see that fabric color is negotiable! Garnished with a red heart button, (set is $3.40) each fish varies in size -- the little one is less than 2-1/2 x 5, the largest is approx 3 x 6. We have both the metal fish-topper and base stand for this, as well as the set of three 6, 8 and 10-inch stix set. (Patti told me at Market that she is planning more STIX patterns -- like *Carrot Stix!* -- later in the fall or next spring!)
Winds of Grace
*The Winds of Grace are always blowing... we need only to raise our sails.* Sam Sarah has a new picture that she is delivering in 6 parts. (If you join the auto-ship for this, we'll take the hair-pulling stress out of collecting it all -- and automatically send everything you need as it comes to us.)
It's a beautiful design with a charming nautical and beachy feel to it. Stitched on Fabric Flair's 32ct French Polka Dot Linen using Week's Dye Works flosses, the fabric has a slight taupe color to it, with white polka dots subtly scattered all over it! You probably cannot even see the dots in the picture, but they give this just a different little edge.
Anyway, overall size is 11-1/2 inches square. The center part is 8-1/2 inches... and all the surrounding mini-blocks are a mere 20 x 20 stitches! Just by themselves, they are the cutest mini-motifs of beachy and seaside things! Each leaflet will come with a smattering of buttons to decorate -- this one has 13 in the pack -- it runs $8.60 by itself. Pretty colors -- I like everything about this piece! We even have the 12 x 14 metal stand for this, complete with Old Man Wind on top!
How cute are these little guys!? Stitched on Week's 30ct Linen with hand-dyed flosses, the Scarecrow is worked on Grasshopper, while the Trick or Treaters are on Periwinkle. They finish approx 4 x 8, and can be topped with those darling little metal hangers!
Shiny, gunmetal enameled hangers -- they can be hung from a nail, but they DO have a MAGNET on their backs -- so you can hang these on a metal door, a filing cabinet in your office or the refrigerator door!! So... bits of color hung in the most un-expected places... well, except the fridge! Offered as the leaflet with a few button embellishments -- which run $5.20, linen and hangers offered separately.
Here's a cute, plump little guy! Stitched on Week's 30ct Blue Jeans linen, he finishes just under 8 x 8. His metal hanger -- which is optional -- can handle your adding magnets to the back, so it can hang on the office cabinet or a metal door somewhere.
Just a simple design, the sky is scattered with a few star and snowflake buttons (which run $4.60!)
Fun Every Day: A Perpetual Calendar
Wow, this is a cool project -- not for the weak-of-stitcher -- it's a 48-piece calendar of months of the year, days of the week, numbers of the days, and lots of special holidays thrown in.. Sam Sarah is beginning a 12-part leaflet series that will deliver you 48 different panels of all the necessary numbers and names -- to create a calendar for every day of every year -- till you lose half the pieces 20 years from now! Displayed on a metal frame (in pic)... each leaflet will deliver 4 - 2-1/2 x 5-1/4 designs -- a day, month, number (or two) or holiday. Each design is a new panel in your calendar.
The first leaflet delivers Tuesday, January, 1st. (The first day in 2013.) Each month's leaflet gives you 4 more panel designs to add to your calendar -- yes -- you'll have to work for a year before you can really use all of this! (I did ask Patti: 'Hey, do they have to wait till next March to get a Monday card? She remarked that no Mondays till next March might really be a POSITIVE thing... and not to worry. This IS what it is!
Gonna take time to present, collect and stitch!) So... use up extra threads -- not all the cards have to match! (we have 20 different perforated paper options on our Mill Hill pages) .. PERSONALIZE your months and dates -- add embellishments, names, anything... *make this your own!* It takes 4 packages of perforated paper -- but you might not even want all the cards to be stitched on the same color... Just think about getting the metal hanging frame in the beginning, so you can display your stitching in progress for the year! Really a cute project -- there is an awful lot of stitching in this. Perf Paper is great to travel with to ball games and easy to see in the car -- a plus!
Offered as a set of 12 leaflets... the cards -- 8-1/2 x 3-1/4 -- (hanging on the rack) are offered in packs of 50. You'll need a total of 4 packages of perf paper... lots of floss and time... and the metal holder. We'll do an auto ship of the leaflets -- please order Hang Tags, perforated paper and metal Rack as you want them. Definitely a project full of fun, easy cross-stitching!!!!!
NOTE: This set began with the January Leaflet in late 2012. As of July, 2013, the seeries has completed. All of the leaflets are available below, or you can buy the entire set in one click! Note: The MONTHS on the leaflets DO NOT coordinate to the current months of the year! In February 2013, we shipped the June leaflet, for instance. Put your mouse over the individual set images below to see which is which.
COLOR, and more color, this is stitched on 30ct linen in Crescent and Week's flosses.
Finishing approx 6 x 11, it's cute with or without the pink and white button garnishes.
Happy Easter (Or Birthday) Bunny
This little guy is busy gathering festive eggs for his basket and ignoring his carrot garden! Stitched on Week's 30ct Grasshopper Linen with Week's overdyed flosses, he finishes a whopping 6 x 11.
The button embellishments trim the flower centers and those bitty carrots.
Presenting The Farmer's Market -- Vegetables!
Well, we've finished our set of six fruits from the Farmer's Market... so now we're on to vegetables!!! We now have a set of 6 -- beet, garlic, sweet pea, onion, okra and pepper... to stitch flat (like normal!) or stitch and finish into an actual 3-dimensional stuffed and stitched vegetable!!! (how cool to have a basket full of a dozen stitched fruits and vegetables!?)
Fresh Beet is the first. It features a glass mille-flore bead, that is turned into a BUG, to BUG the growing vegatable!!!
Our Farmer's Market fruit set is still available. We ARE NOT automatically rolling you over for this auto-ship -- because some don't like vegetables!!! Just re-new your second half of this cute series, and we'll get you all six upcoming leaflets and their embellishments!
Farmer's Market - Fruit
Sam Sarah has completed a new set of 6 fruits that you can stitch and frame, or stitch and finish INTO an actual piece of stitched fruit! Think about a basket of stitched 3-dimensional pieces on display in your kitchen... kind of neat, and very different! Your family might wonder about you a little, but at least you'd know they were paying attention to what you're stitching!!! Fresh Melon is the first panel in the set of six -- garnished with 6 glass 'seed' beads -- it finishes approx 2-1/2 x 4-ish inches.
If you stitch the melon wedge sit-about, I remember it to be approx 3 x 4 in size. Cute concept, the rest of the upcoming fruits include a lime, strawberry, pear, kiwi and an apple. Patti says vegetables will probably round out the last 6 months of the year! Offered as the leaflet with embellishments... one new each month.
Remember Harried Hare? Here is the Autumn Version!!! Check out that squirrel, cemented onto his Indian Corn-mobile, pulling a trailer-full of autumnal pumpkins, squashes or gourds -- take your pic! Great color... what is totally enchanting about this piece is that you can stitch those Indian Corn cobs in 3-D! Why go to a movie, when you can stitch it at home???!
Those colorful cobs are stitched on Light Khaki Gingham linen.. they are one piece of fabric, cinched together with a chenille trim. VERY clever, Scurrying Squirrel measures approx 11 x 4... check your stash for some wheel buttons, and maybe beads for the corn?
Kitty Kitty and Puppy Stockings
SamSarah continues her fun set of Christmas Stockings with something for the fur-lovers in your family -- or the little fur-balls, themselves!!! What makes these so unique from the other stocking designs that we carry are the Watercolor hand-dyed cottons used to stitch on the fun colors of 20ct Weeks hand-dyed linen!
Big, bold, eyecatching designs... these all look great from across the room... especially hanging from the mantle! Personalize the top with alphabet letter buttons, too! Puppy is stitched on 20ct Straw, Kitty is worked on 20ct Red Pear. Too Cute!
Sadie Stuart: I Pledge Allegiance Sampler
Here's a faded-glory-flavored piece that features the original Pledge of Allegiance as its verse! Stitched on Weeks Dye Works 30ct Havana in yummy shades of Crescent Colours hand-dyed cottons, this finishes approx 4 x 9-1/4.
There is a small needle book pattern included that is worked on Week's Tin Roof hand-dyed Gingham, too... so you get a taste of two different colorways for this piece. Each project features a few special stitches -- nothing hard -- just something fun for a bit of extra texture.
The leaflet includes an awesome entire-page history lesson about our Pledge and its history. All its changes, all the controversies... simply wonderful to read! It makes this little sampler all the more meaningful! Offered as a single leaflet.
Oh my gosh.. this is so cute! Bunnies dashing with their carts of carrots seem to be the Springtime theme this year, and this one looks to be quite a confident driver! Harried Hare finishes approx 10 x 4 on Weeks 30ct Baby's Breath Linen. The cart of eggs is totally colorful, but what makes the whole leaflet are those STITCHED and STUFFED carrots! They are stitched on hand-dyed Weeks 28ct Scuppernong Gingham Linen. You can see the wavy green tops... that is the left-over un-stitched fabric that you have cut in a curvy shape and button-hole stitched around the edges to make it wave.
It is such a cool finishing idea -- Patti has great finishing instructions and actual stitch and fabric photos on the back page of the leaflet, so you'll totally understand what to do! (Flipping the center carrot upside down on the linen will save fabric -- but you can always purchase more than I estimate here.) So different, so *artsy-fartsy*, (spell checker doesn't like that word!), all is stitched in a medley of pretty hand-dyed cottons, you could always add embellishments if you like!
A darling row of chubby bunnies and equally as chubby carrots... this is stitched on 28ct Woodlawn hand-dyed linen... but if that is not available to you, 30ct Guacamole would be great, as well!
Published in 2005, this is still cute for the Season! Button available separately.
Nick & Chip Stocking
Sam Sarah's 5th Christmas Stocking, this one is for the 'Cool Dude' of the House! So many times, stockings really don't offer your boys a dignified option!!! This one is perfect! The Dude and The Man... this is stitched on Week's Dye Works 20ct Mocha Linen with one strand of Caron Collection's Hand-dyed Watercolors thread. Watercolors is similar to size 5 Perle Cotton, and is hand-dyed, giving you all those subtle color variations.
As with all the other stockings... stitch and garnish with clay alphabet letters spelling the special name. This one features a few package buttons, too! Sam Sarah has a really nice collection of non-gender and age-specific designs for stockings... check 'em out on our stockings page!
Oh yum... here are the steaming cups of cocoa left out for Santa! The 6th Sam Sarah Stocking offering... this is another really good one... not gender or age specific... not too difficult to stitch... very easy to personalize... just plain NICE!
Offered as the leaflet, this is stitched on Weeks 20ct Cappucino Linen with Caron's Watercolor thread, and finishes approx 10 x 14. Generous enough for lots of Santa's loot, it is decorated with candy cane and marshmallow buttons!!!
Sadie Stuart's Marking Sampler
A charming piece that is stitched on over-dyed 28ct Straw Gingham Linen, the checker effect of the linen gives you a really old and homespun look. Acorns at the top... a few scattered Algerian Eyes and Rhodes for texture and interest, and an alphabet that little Sadie Stuart saw on the window of a fancy hat shop in St Louis... this is her first Marking Sampler. Offered as a leaflet, this finishes approx 3 x 10, and is stitched with either overdyeds or DMC from your stash.
Sadie Stuart is another *Friend of Jenny Bean!* An imaginary young sampler stitcher... this fun piece comes with a short story about Sadie's journey across the US to try to settle in California. All the Friends of Jenny Bean are different designers that have each done their own *friend* and her own sampler!
Snow Kids and Ornament Stockings
Sam Sarah has two new Christmas Stocking designs that are gigantically cute and full of personality! Very simple in design element, there are 4 in the set so far. They feature giant images of snowmen, ornament balls, Christmas candy, and reindeer noses! Offered in leaflet format, they are designed to be stitched on the new Weeks Dye Works hand-dyed 20ct linens. The linen itself, is very soft. Colors are *to dye for*, however, these look great on 18ct Natural, too, if you prefer a stiffer fabric to work with.
Anyway, you'll notice that each stocking looks 'overdyed.' THAT is the result of Caron Collection's Watercolors hand-dyed perle cotton. You'll have to work your stocking designs on a contour to achieve that awesome movement from the color variations in your thread... but it's worth the effort!!! Garnish each stocking with the appropriate name -- in scrabble ABC buttons -- how cute is that? We offer the leaflets, and linen cuts. Clay embellishments include just the stars, flakes, bells, etc. Letter squares by special order. Check out the other two... we carry their linen and threads as well!
|Making Christmas Stocking Selections? Don't miss seeing the entire collections of several different designer's talents! Christmas Stockings are an individual thing! Some want all in the family to match... some want different designs to 'match the person'... Check out our Stocking Page for lots of options!!!|
Sugarplum & Reindeer Stockings
Samsarah has two fun, new Christmas stocking designs that you probably won't finish in time for the Big Day this year... but next Christmas is only 13 months away!!! Big, Bold and Simple designs, each finishes approx 11 x 15-1/2 on 18ct Natural Linen. All of the color you are seeing on these is achieved by the Caron Collection Watercolors overdyed #5 Perle cottons used! SUPER EASY solid stitching, the hand-dying in the threads does all the color-work!!!
Offered as the leaflets, we have the threads bundled together for you... and the bells or peppermint buttons featured on each. If you want clay button letters for your names... please SPELL that name for us, so we can order the correct letters!
The Witch's Hat
One of Sam Sarah's newest releases, this is SO CUTE! Stitched on 30ct Weeks Guacamole using Weeks hand-dyed cottons (DMC conversions included), the colors in this are rich and dusty at the same time. Bright Leaf, Deep Sea, Kohl, Peoria Purple, Seaweed and Scuppernong to name a few, there are also some special stitches scattered about for extra interest.
Swirled Stem Stitches on the ghost, Satins and Smrynas in the hat, one of the stars has French Knots... but you could always do some matte finished beads instead. Real cute, offered as the leaflet with clay and linen separately.
The Witch's Broom
This is OVER-THE-TOP *cute and unique!* New from Sam Sarah, it is a witch's broom stick stitched over 2 threads on 18 or 20ct linen, and embellished with miniature stitched ornaments. The model measures an incredible 4 inches wide by 48 inches tall!!! (Ours is shown here horizontally... because it'd stretch halfway down your page if we didn't!)
It's perfect for any one of those skinny walls you have in your house between doorways or someplace like that. Basically, the broom is stitched in overdyeds, and then you stitch as many of the 13 -- 2 x 2-ish motifs, to embellish where ever you want to! The little ornaments are worked on various colors of Weeks linen -- Peoria Purple, Pumpkin and Guacamole -- and you can tell from the pic that they have done some of the same motifs on different colors of fabric. The pewter handing hardware at the top is Charland's Pewter Witch, designed by Pat Thode of Heartstrings, as well.
This is SO neat and different... it is charming, imaginative, and enchanting! Offered as the leaflet, fabrics and clay embellishments are offered separately. (Check your thread and fabric stash for anything fun for the little ornaments! Our model will be on 18ct Natural Linen, and the 30ct for ornaments. ) Get busy, so you're ready for Halloween!
Here's a trio of plump carrots dressed up for the Spring! Fun geometric patterns inside the carrots, the button garnishes add quite the festive touch. What is interesting, however, is the finishing. NOTHING fancy, but how eye catching! Each linen piece is simply turned under, than tacked onto a piece of Weeks Dye Works wool -- and crooked at that!
What a fun way to address these! You can make funky little doorknob hangers all over the place! Each carrot measures approx 40 x 69 stitches -- so fabric choice determines final size! Get creative and make 24... Karots!
Announcing the 2009 SamSarah Alphabet Baubles
Beginning October of 2008, the letter A is celebrated with a cute set of apples! Stitched on 28ct Red/Natural Newport Linen, it finishes approx 4 x 4, and requires a bitty 9 x 9 special cut of the linen. November brings us B -- plump little bumblebees!
Each month, you'll get the chart, clay pack and cut of linen. The auto will go on for 26 months... so, if you don't want all the letters... just let us know which ones you DO want! And... if you STILL don't know... just watch the website every month for the newest!
25 Days Till Christmas!
Well... since we've received this pattern in February... you thankfully have MORE than 25 days to get it finished before next Christmas!!! An Advent Calendar with 25 miniature ornaments to hang up each day, this is so cute! The piece is stitched on Graziano 28ct Black & White Buffalo Check Linen, with each ornament on 28ct Cashel Country Grain Linen (although so very many other colors will look great, too, so check your stash!)
Each 2 x 2 ornament is finished onto Weeks hand-dyed Gunmetal Herringbone Wool, a little hanger sewn in place, and then hung over the star buttons embellishing the main calendar banner. Only nine different colors of overdyed floss are used, but multiple skeins of each... so purchase ENOUGH threads ALL at one time!
Complete finishing instructions as well as ornament placement tips are included, and you have the option of purchasing ALL the clay buttons for the banner and ornaments, or the buttons for the ornaments ONLY -- in case you want to simply hang them on the tree. (we do sell all of the buttons individually, as well, in case you know you'll stitch only a few of them!) Cheerful colors, such an eye-catching and bold presentation... this is something you'll treasure for years to come! I think I've chosen a favorite ornament, and then I see another...
Oh my gosh... is this the cutest birth announcement??? Something so 'little boy' that can hang in his room for years and years!!! Your little pirate is stitched in overdyeds on 28ct linen, and finishes approx 6 x 6.
There are alphabet letters and numbers included for your personalization... and we have the darling set of button embellishments as well. You get a sailboat, dragonfly, buzzard, and some gold coins -- the pirates bounty! Offered as a leaflet with claypack.
Sweet, Sweet Babe
I LOVE this soft, cheerful, colorful, delicate little piece!!! Stitched on 28ct in soft pastel shades of lavender, moss, buttermilk and rose overdyeds, it welcomes the newest lady to your family! Finishing approx 6-1/2 x 6-1/2, it features a set of clay buttons... a bumble bee, lavender rose, and three tiny posy flowers. Very sweet and fresh!
Here I Am!
Simple and sweet... the verse says it all! Offered as a leaflet with all the necessary buttons -- in both color options, -- this is stitched in your choice of boy or girl colors, and finishes approx 5 x 5.
Cute and contemporary, this is quite finishable, so will present nicely as a special baby gift. We have extra clay packs available for this leaflet, in case you are experiencing a 'baby boom!'
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