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Wedding and Anniversary Projects


Now & Forever from AB Designs - click for more
Now & Forever
from AB Designs
A new wedding and anniversary design by AB, this is presented as a chart. You can change colors to match the new household or wedding colors. (Don't get stressed about the brown if that isn't a good color for you!)

Clean, simple, those pillows are fun. Dress them up with buttons or trinkets special to them. Actually just seeing MR & MRS is probably enough to charm the new bride!!!

Always You from Heart in Hand - click for more

Always You
from Heart in Hand
It was always you... Heart in Hand has a new Wee One chart -- worked on Picture This Plus's 28ct Haunted linen, it is so pretty!

The rich teal colors of the fabric set off the creams and caramels of the flosses, the silvery metallic, and the matte taupe of the glass seed beads. Finishing just 4 x 4-1/2 inches, this is so striking... and it delivers SUCH a message!!!!!

Two Become One from Heart in Hand - click for more Forever Love from Heart in Hand - click for more
New Wee Ones: Forever Love & Two Become One
Both of these are small card charts that make really nice wedding or shower gifts.

Simple designs, neat colors that you can always change if need be, each finishes approx 3 x 4 and comes with it's timy brass embellishment.

Happily Ever After from Heart in Hand - click for more Mr & Mrs from Heart in Hand - click for more Mr & Mrs and Happily Ever After
from Heart in Hand
Heart in Hand has released two wedding momento designs that are very simple, clean and contemporary feeling. Not too fussy, just very 'stitchable' for a nice wedding gift. My favorite is the little Mr & Mrs, which finishes a mere 4 x 4 on 30ct. Cute to include in a picture frame beside a special photograph or the invitation. Happily is a little larger -- 2-1/2 x 12. It'd make a cute pillow, or be neat sewn into a fabric wall hanging.

They both call for overdyeds, and although you'd want a pretty red or pink for the hearts and flowers -- you could use almost any other colors from your stash for the rest! Mr & Mrs comes with a few glass bead embellishments, Happily includes a few beads as well, and a tiny brass heart charm.


Our Story from With Thy Needle & Thread - click for more Our Story from With Thy Needle & Thread
*Home is where our story begins.* What a neat piece to stitch for a housewarming or wedding gift!!!!! Presented in chart format by Brenda Gervais, this is pretty and not 'fussy.' Measuring approx 13-1/2 x 8-1/2 on 35ct, choose any neutral background material -- you just want that neat house to show up -- unless you want to change that color as well!

Simple and fresh looking -- you CAN get it finished in time for the big event! You could even personalize this for your family or another.

All Because Two People Fell in Love from Cherry Hill Stitchery - click to see more All Because Two People Fell in Love
from Cherry Hill Stitchery

That's the verse on this pillow... it could be a wedding momento - or even a birth sampler!!! Stitched in only 6 colors of DMC and hand-dyed the stitch count on this is 166 x 76.

It would be neat on the front of a photo album... it would be neat stitched and framed in a shadow-box with a couple of special photos... it would be neat stitched in 'the wedding colors' of the wedding, and placed on an easel on the gift table... this is definitely a unique, classy, fresh take on a wedding/baby celebration! Offered as a chart.

Dare to Fly from Silver Creek Samplers - click to see more Dare to Fly from Silver Creek Samplers
*Life is quickly racing by... Adventures fill the open sky... Do not wait to take a try... Just be a bird and Dare to Fly* By Silver Creek Samplers, Diane based her verse on a A. A. Milne poem about 'opportunities that born and die... because you still wait and will not try...'

A small piece, it is suitable for framing, but it'd make a neat little pillow as well. Think about graduations, new jobs and moves... and even weddings. Wouldn't this be pretty personalized with the new couple's names? Instead of an outdated band sampler... with the rings stuck on there, stitch them something ALIVE and motivating! Offered as a chart, this has a stitch count of 144 x 71 and is coded for Weeks and Gentle Art hand-dyeds.

You Hold The Key To My Heart from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more
You Hold The Key To My Heart
from The Sweetheart Tree
A sweet sentiment in a petite 3 x 3 stitched area... the key embellishment is especially fillagreed and delicate. Accented with a few crystal Paillette glass sequins, you can finish this one suing the curved finishing boards as in the pic, or make a small wedding announcement pillow -- just whatever!

Offered as a small card with key and sequins.

The Wedding Quadrielle from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more The Wedding Quadrielle from The Sweetheart Tree
Sweetheart Tree has a wedding announcement piece that is finished quite differently than your average sampler! Her Quadrielle is a 4-sided cube that features stitching on the top and bottom of the shape as well... to make a pretty hanging ornament. Presented in complete kit format, the Bride, Groom, important date and sentiment, each grace one side of the 3 x 3 x 3-ish cube. Worked on 28ct Lambswool linen in blue, green and white shades of DMC floss, there are lots of bead embellishments and silver metallic braid throughout.

Very different as far as wedding announcements go... something they can cherish from year to year, without you spending hundreds of dollars on fancy framing! BUT... if that's where you shine... stitch the four sides all in a row... and frame away!!! Lovely anyway you choose! Offered as a complete kit of fabric, chart and finishing instructions, flosses, metallic cable, beads and crystal paillettes, and needles.

Love is Patient from The Victoria Sampler - click for more
Love is Patient
from The Victoria Sampler
You might not have enough patience to stitch this entire sampler... but then again... you might!!! Absolutely lovely, this entire piece measures approx 4-1/2 x 20-1/2 inches on 28ct Natural Cashel Linen.

It is FULL of specialty stitches worked in silks and perle cottons... and features so many different 'areas'... that you could stitch just parts and sections, or the entire piece. Stitched in lots of white, with taupe accents and bits of rose hand-dyed, the embellishments include white and silver beads, some tear-drop and tiny round pearls, along with a silver metallic cord.

Make it as involved or simple as you want... every part of this is pretty! Make a Ring-Bearer pillow out of the initial block in the center... make a photo album cover out of the verse area... lots of possibilities. Offered as the leaflet with accs pack separate.

A Good Marriage from Lizzie*Kate - click for more A Good Marriage from Lizzie*Kate
Lizzie Kate has a new inspirational design centered around being married to someone you love! Lots of advice and good rules to follow, this would make AN AWESOME Wedding or Shower gift for a new couple, or a Anniversary gift for others. Stitched on your choice of fabric (110 x 195 so it finishes approx 8 x 14 on 28ct), the chart comes with Crescent Colour's Cauldron, Cocoa Bean and Hickory Sticks, and Gentle Art's Endive hand-dyed flosses -- 7 complete skeins -- and a smattering of pink, blues and gold DMCs.

Very pretty, rich, trendy colors to fit into almost any home decor color scheme, the verse is amazingly wonderful, and you might find yourself stitching this for several people you know! Offered as the chart with flosses.

Wedding Line Up from The Trilogy - click to see more Wedding Line Up
from The Trilogy
Trilogy has another new design -- something cute to stitch in plenty for the Big Day. Might be cute as a photo album or guest book cover, an anniversary piece, or even a bit of stitching to frame along with a special photo.

Offered as a chart, it finishes approx 5-1/2 inches square on 32ct, but you could stitch this on just about anything you want. Optional charm shown is Trilogy's Starry Heart Sterling Silver charm.

Wedding and Anniversary Sampler from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Wedding and Anniversary Sampler from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Wedding and Anniversary Sampler
from The Sweetheart Tree
The Sweetheart Tree has a new design that can celebrate any number of special days! Lovely and lacy, full of specialty stitches, beads, crystal paillette embellishments and a set of sterling silver wedding bells, this can be stitched two different ways, depending on your whim!

The main sampler measures 72 x 197 on 28ct Lambswool (included), but notice the smaller 'take out' piece... it is the middle section, with a couple of the other borders tucked around it! Stitch this on white, cream too... everything will look stunning on just about anything you choose.

Traditional verses... lots of versatility with this design... stitch as little or as much as you choose! Awesome stitches, elegant greens and soft taupes. Offered as the complete kit of charts, linen, threads, beads and silver bells!

A Moment to Cherish from Heaven and Earth - click for more A Moment to Cherish
from Heaven and Earth
By Jane Wooster Scott... a Springtime American Folk Art landscape scene... look closely, this is actually a wedding scene! Check out the hot air balloon, and the wedding party below!

Charted by Heaven and Earth, this measures a whopping 450 x 561 in stitch count -- not for the weak-of-stitcher - or a busy mother-of-the-bride!!!! A classic piece of American Folk Art!

Love is Patient from La D Da -- click to see a larger view Love is Patient
from La-D-Da
La D Da 's take on this scripture sentiment... a neat, relaxed, overdyed piece... there is room for bits of personalization in those two lower corners.

Finishing approx 7 x 9 on 32ct, this is offered as a chart. It'd make a lovely wedding sampler.
Wedding Ewe from Bent Creek -- click to see more
Wedding Ewe
from Bent Creek
Well here are Bonnie & Clyde, George & Martha, Fred & Wilma... or Mark & Michelle! Bent Creek has released another cute sheep design... only this one celebrates a favorite couple! Check out her garter!

Offered as a complete kit, it includes the chart, 25ct natural linen, flosses (some overdyed) and a little white Heart of Love clay button! Basic and trendy colors... simple... they finish approx 5 x 6.
Wedding Globe by Bent Creek -- click to see more Wedding Globe
from Bent Creek
Bent Creek is continuing their set of 'Globe' designs that have previously been offered only in Zipper Kit format, with this new design. Joining all the rest of the Christmas designs (that are all on 18ct linen, stitched with perle cottons) is this wedding announcement.

It's stitched on 32ct Summer Khaki Belfast using overdyeds from your stash. It finishes approx 3-1/2 x 4... just darling! The package contains the chart, linen and smattering of teeny-weeny buttons, along with the alphabet and numbers to personalize each blessed event!
A Date in June from Cross Eyed Cricket -- click to see a larger view A Date in June
from Cross Eyed Cricket
Something old, new, borrowed and blue... this is a simple wedding pillow and flower-girl cone set. Complete finishing and assembly instructions for the angel ornament and cone to hold the flower petals are included.

Although blue is symbolic, you could change colors in this to match your wedding colors! Offered as a chart-pack.

Wedding Row from Bent Creek -- click to see more! Wedding Row
from Bent Creek
'Of my love be sure' is the perfect verse for this wedding remembrance! Offered as a leaflet, in the same 'row' format as Bent Creek's other designs, this is stitched on 32ct Summer Khaki Belfast linen in soft, dusty shades of overdyeds. It calls for Whitewash, Cocoa, Old Red and Blue Paint, and Harvest Basket... but you could always alter some of that to match the home's decor.

Finishing approx 3 x 18, there is an alphabet included to personalize... and as of posting time... we have no extra button embellishment set. I know there will be one... probably full of lots of hearts! Something young and fresh... not too much stitching... this is really nice!

Heirloom Wedding Treasures from The Victoria Sampler -- click for moreHeirloom Wedding Treasures
from The Victoria Sampler

This is a set of pieces to coordinate with the previously published Heirloom Wedding Sampler. A trio of ringbearer's pillow, bridal purse and bridesmaid keepsakes... this is just a breathtaking set of pieces! Stitched on 28ct Platinum Linen, (the linen in the pic looks so much darker than that, but it really isn't), it's basically a study in white, opalescent and pearl. Lots of pretty Hardanger Embroidery, with great stitching instructions, the pillow finishes approx 15 inches square; the purse, approx 5 x 6; and the bookmark approx 2 x 7.

Offered as the leaflet with an accessory pack of metallic opalescent braid, silk ribbon, silk threads, mother-of-pearl heart beads, and tiny pearls... you will still need size 8 and 12 perle cotton, 10 spools of white Trebizond Silk and white Silk Perlee. Quite an undertaking... get the book and accessory pack first, then study which pieces you'll do, and then gather your needed additional threads!
The Marriage of Minds -- click to see a larger view The Marriage of Minds
from The Drawn Thread
Simply stunning, this sampler will quickly become a family heirloom to be treasured! Based on a Shakespeare Sonnet, the verse speaks of love and the commitments of marriage over time. Perfect for a wedding or anniversary sampler, and finishing approx 8 x 26 on 32ct Natural Linen, the design is stuffed full of special stitches, and is worked in lots of green, raspberry, cranberry and burgundy, warm browns, soft golds and creme. Choose between flosses, silks, or a mixture of both threads! Along with all the beautifully presented stitch diagrams comes the entire chart... on one continues piece of paper that measures 11 x 34 inches! (No guessing where the pattern repeats from one page to the next! It's all here in one chart for you!) Beautifully presented, full of details and wonderful sentiment!

From This Day Forward by The Sweetheart Tree -- click to see more new designs From This Day Forward
from The Sweetheart Tree
A beautifully done marriage sampler, this is stitched on 32ct white Belfast linen in soft greens, rose and white floss with touches of petite glass seed beads of white, crystal and icy-mauve. Full of well-diagramed special stitches, there is room for personalization of names, dates, etc. Besides all the neat stitches and pretty flower motifs, I especially like the miniature sterling silver wedding ring embellishment included in the kit! The piece finishes a bit over 3 x 6 inches... and will make a truly elegant wedding memento! The complete kit contains the chart and stitch diagrams, linen, threads, beads and wedding ring charm!
Wedding Spots
Wedding Spots -- click to see a larger viewA clean, sleek, no-nonsense Wedding announcement, this is stitched in 9 different colors of overdyeds... although it appears to be just about two or three! Stitched on 32ct Dirty Belfast Linen, it finishes just 5 x 5, and features a sterling heart embellishment. In reading the dedication, I find that this is for Bent Creek's Mother... and her new life!!! How neat, it's not everyday that you get to stitch a wedding announcement for your Mom!!! Anyway, it's a crisp, contemporary design that will definitely appeal to young-at-heart newlyweds. Available as the leaflet, with separate embellishment.


Heirloom Wedding Sampler -- click here to see a larger view
Heirloom Wedding Sampler
from The Victoria Sampler
This is absolutely gorgeous!!! If you don't know anyone who's getting married, stitch it anyway, and leave off the names and dates! Stitched in beautiful white silks, it also uses Trebizond -- a heavier weight silk thread -- opalescent metallic, white silk ribbon, perle cotton, a touch of taupe silk, and 2 sizes of pearls for embellishments.

Stitched on 28ct Platinum Cashel linen... the larger finishes 5 x 21", the smaller, 3 x 16". It's loaded with special stitches, and features some really pretty hardanger embroidery in the design. The book includes excellent instructions and diagrams, to stitch both a larger and smaller version of the design. You will need to purchase your fabric separately.


Pocket Card Birthday Candle from AB Designs - click for more Pocket Card Party Hat from AB Designs - click for more Pocket Card Cupcake from AB Designs - click for more Pocket Card Blue Moon from AB Designs - click for more Pocket Card Pink Heart from AB Designs - click for more Pocket Card Blue Heart from AB Designs - click for more
Pocket Cards
Amy has created 6 felt pockets to initially hold gift cards. Her intent was to have a cute package, garnished with your stitching for that special gift. OK... cute, but WAY TOO MUCH WORK for just a gift card. RE-USE THESE! The Baby Moons can store a special baby photo on the wall in the nursery. The Party Hat can store pics too... maybe a note of encouragement. The Cupcakes or Candles needs to store the dates of upcoming Birthdays!
Pocket Cards from AB Designs - click for more
Each of these comes with two charts for the designs shown. The felt pieces are already totally made for you, and the 14ct aida panel is hemmed and finished as well. Simply do your stitching and tack them on there. Each comes with a smattering of cute embellishments too. All of them measure in the 6 to 7 inch size... very cute and colorful and fun to give and use!


Baby Projects


Oh Baby! from AB Designs - click for more
Oh Baby!
from AB Designs
DARLING for any sex of baby, this can be stitched on any color or count of fabric... you can stitch it with or without personalization... frame it... pillow it... whatever! It's colorful, fresh, young and cute.

Model is shown on a light blue and finishes approx 5 x 5 on a 14/28ct. You can add cute safety pin embellishments, maybe some polka dot ribbons, maybe glue a binky to a frame, change the DMC colors to match a nursery??? Even repeat the word BABY if there are twins or triplets!!! Oh Baby, Baby, Baby!!!!!! Presented as a chart.


Bright Alphabet Birth Announcement from Cherry Lane - click for more Bright Alphabet Birth Announcement from Cherry Lane
Kind of an old-fashioned and traditional birth announcement for an *up and coming someone!* Presented as a leaflet, this is charted for regular DMC floss and includes an alphabet and numerals to design and personalize any message.

No special stitches or buttons or threads... it's cute the way it is, but is really an excellent 'blank canvas' for you to get creative. Add some beads and metallics, some furry threads in the animals... buttons are always fun and easy... maybe there is some left-over fabric from a blanket or something to make this into a little hanging??? Lots of possibilities! Stitch count is 130 x 160 -- so 9 x 11-1/2-ish on 14ct.


Birthday Girl and Boy Pillows & Matching Magnets from AB Designs - click for more Birthday Girl and Boy Pillows & Matching Magnets
from AB Designs
Stitch these cute pillow wraps for the special person at the center of the special occasion! Just a small 5-1/2 x 6-1/2 inch ticking striped pillow sham -- pink or blue -- the 14ct white Aida strip to stitch on measures 3 x 12. There is an alphabet included for personalization -- so you can stitch the Birthday message and tie it around the little pillow.

There is a 3 x 3 cut of magnetic sticky board in here as well... Amy suggests putting a favorite photo on there to finish off your fun gift!

Now We Have Everything Birth Sampler from Cherry Hill Stitchery - click to see more

Now We Have Everything Birth Sampler
from Cherry Hill Stitchery

Oh my gosh, this is the NEATEST birth announcement/nursery decoration!!!!!


*First we had each other, Then we had you, Now we have everything!* Choose your favorite fabric, maybe even adapt the DMC color palette to match the nursery and stitch this delightful piece!

Offered as a chart, it finishes approx 5 x 9 on 32ct. It can be adapted to any count fabric, but you might be changing some of the pinks in here to blues!

For This Child from Cherry Hill Stitchery - click to see more For This Child
from Cherry Hill Stitchery

*For this child I have prayed...* A smaller birth announcement option with a cute finishing suggestion, this is also offered as a small chart and coded for DMC floss.

Finishing approx 4-1/2 inches square on any 14/28 count fabric, it is just sweet and simple with a very powerful message!

Tooth Fairy Pocket from JBW Designs -- click to see more Tooth Fairy Pocket from JBW Designs
This is the CUTEST little Tooth Fairy Pillow EVER! By JBW, this is ready-made tooth! It measures approx 5 x 5... is sewn out of a multi-colored zig-zag stripe fabric and features a band of 30ct linen for personalization. Softly stuffed, it features a small pocket on the back for that precious tooth, and an alphabet to spell the 'important presenter's' name. DMC color numbers are supplied so you can match the colors in the fabric stripes.

Now... when you get this... A WARNING: put a quarter and a dollar bill with this. You're going to have to stitch a name one night after that 'important presenter' has gone to bed... and Murphy's Law says you will have NO CASH on hand that night!!!!! This leaves you options!! Such a cute pillow... not girl or boy... just CUTE!!!!!!!

CW Designs Antique Toys Set One CW Designs Antique Toys Set Two CW Designs Antique Toys Set Three - click for more
Antique Toys from CW Designs
Oh my gosh... these are LOVELY designs full of nostalgia and charm... and LOTS of different DMC colors (like 50 to 60 each!!!!!) I don't know how to choose a favorite! Offered in chart format...
  • Set #1 has 'Anna's New Dress' -- approx 11 x 13 on 28ct and 'Jerry's Friends' -- 13-1/2 x 10 on 28.
  • Set #2 has 'Going for a Ride' -- 11 x 12, and 'Drawing Lessons' -- 14 x 10.
  • Set #3 features 'Story Time' -- 11 x 12, and 'The Train Ride' -- 8-1/2 x 15.
Very detailed and beautifully shaded, their antique flavor is just stunning! Pretty for a nursery or as pillows on an old chair or shelf!


Samantha's Pillow from Cherished Stitches - click to see more Samantha's Pillow from Cherished Stitches
A sweet and simple birth announcement design, it finishes approx 5 x 6 on 32ct, and is coded for pink and green silks. Easy to find threads in your stash for this, it is shown as a lace-trimmed small hanging pillow.

Just a small thing, when all you want is a small thing... for a Small Thing!!!!! Offered as a chart.

Love You to the Moon and Back from Bent Creek - click for more Love You to the Moon and Back from Bent Creek
Here's a perfect birth announcement that can be stitched on any count fabric, and personalized any way you wish. Offered as a chart, the main stitch count is 60 x 58. The pattern includes a star button as garnishment, and an alphabet and set of numerals for those important details.

Cute - not boy or girl - just a timeless, sweet sentiment. Offered as the chart with button.

Owl Birth Sampler from Cherry Hill Stitchery - click to see more Owl Birth Sampler
from Cherry Hill Stitchery

OHHHH... this is PRECIOUS!
*Read me a story, tuck me in tight, say a sweet prayer and kiss me goodnight.* How can you NOT fall in love with that??? (or the little person it's asking for!) Cherry Hill Stitchery has a new piece than can double as a birth sampler... or simply be the most charming thing hanging on your child's wall.

Charted for DMC colors of corals and aquas the stitch count is 96 x 163. There is an alphabet and set of numerals included for personalization... so choose your favorite fabric -- it can be anything -- and add this to your stitching schedule for 2014!!!!! Offered as a chart.

Soap 'n Water from Acorn House - click to see more Soap 'n Water
from Acorn House
'I love soap 'n water, makes me smell just like I ought'r' Oh my gosh, isn't this just the cutest thing???! It BEGS to be stitched for a little boy to hang in his bathroom! Or a rodeo-gal , to hang in hers!!!

Offered as a chart, it finishes 7 x 7 on 14/28ct, and is simple crosses using overdyed flosses. Just darling... it'd be fun in the laundry room, too!!!

Pine Mountain PINK Tooth Fairy Pillow Kit  -- click to see more Pine Mountain BLUE Tooth Fairy Pillow Kit  -- click to see more
Pine Mountain's BLUE Tooth Fairy Pillow
Presenting a BLUE 6 x 6 Tooth Fairy Pillow... in case the PINK version (already in the line) is un-popular at your house!!! If you want to make your fairy more boy-ish looking... leave off the crown, pigtails and little curls -- just his hair is perfect. Then, take off the few extra stitches of 'ruffle' on the top, and you're all set! Who says the Tooth Fairy has to be a girl!??

Offered as a complete kit of already sewn and stuffed pillow, 16ct White Aida cloth inset panel and all the DMC flosses... the pillow back features a pocket to hold any amount of money -- depends on the Tooth Fairy's budget! Now... get this finished NOW and insert the $$... so that when that first tooth falls out at 7pm at night... the Tooth Fairy is PREPARED!!!!!

Baby Celebration from Just Nan - click for more Baby Celebration
from Just Nan

There is a new granddaughter in Nan's life! Baby Hope arrived this past Fall, just as sweet as she can be! So... Nan's best-selling Baby Garden has a sequel!!!! Baby Celebration is a garden full of baby critters, delicate florals and greenery. Stitched on 32ct Raw Belfast linen, there is a baby in the crib, the garden clock recording time of birth, and rows and rows of bunnies, bees, and ladybugs.

Featured is a hand-painted swan charm gliding in the garden pond. Like Baby Garden, just a *lovely* birth memento -- timeless. Finishing approx 4-1/2 x 10, there are six special stitches featured, and those bees and bugs worked over one. Offered as the leaflet with embellishments.

152 Oh Baby! Chart from Lizzie*Kate - click for more Oh Baby! from Lizzie*Kate
Well, this is a neat baby sampler option! Blocks and blocks of baby motifs -- 16 in all -- and two alphabets. You choose the motifs the new parents like (as baby doesn't really care yet!). You choose good nursery colors. You choose who you want to announce -- this depends how many babies you have to celebrate! Lizzie Kate gives you all the charts, and tells you how many spaces to leave between each element... and the rest is up to you.

THIS IS COOL! Very versatile, make it as small or involved as you want! Choose any fabric you want! Just get it finished in time for the Featured Guest! Offered as a chart.

We've Been Waiting for You! from AB Designs - click for more We've Been Waiting for You! from AB Designs
A cute birth announcement, you could change color and count of fabric to match the nursery, get it stitched and add that name and any other details as soon as you are done waiting!!! What a darling adoption celebration!!!

Offered as a single chart, this is coded for hand-dyed cottons as well as DMC. Amy warns that 4-legged babies would like this, too!!!

Bless You! from AB Designs - click for more Bless You! from AB Designs
'Pillow this, or frame this... Add a name... whatever you choose... this is one lucky baby!!!' AB Designs has released a really cute bedroom piece stuffed FULL of bright and happy COLOR! Stitched on Week's 20ct Guacamole linen in shades of overdyeds or DMCs... this finishes approx 6 x 13. Those fluffy, colorful sheep... besides offering the nighttime blessing... they can be counted if need be!!!

Offered as a single sheet chart... VERY, VERY cute!

Robots, Owls and Butterflies! from Freddie's Friends
Robots, Owls and Butterflies! from Freddie's Friends - click to see more
I couldn't pass up these little guys at a recent Market I attended -- and I imagine that some of you won't be able to either!!! By Freddie's Friends, we have the sewing patterns for these darling creatures. I don't sew... (especially with a machine!)... but I can do these! Look at the edges -- there is not a turned seam on any of these anywhere. Flat pieces all sewn right sides out -- no turning -- just lots of CUTE!

Ronny the Robot stands 22 inches tall, and his arms reach almost 16 inches across, and he's 3 inches fat! He could be a She if you made her in pinks!

Olive the Owl's pattern is offered in three different sizes (all are included in the package) -- our Olive is the medium size. She stands 16 inches high, has a wing span of 11 inches across, and she's 5 inches thick. She looks great made with autumn-owl-y colors, too, and features cute scalloped tummy and tail 'feathers!' Little Olive measures only 7 x 3 x 11 and Big Olive measures 13 x 7 x 22!

Bonnie the Butterfly is quite the eye catcher! She's about 18 x 4 x 15... and just the sweetest thing. All the patterns come with full-sized tracing templates and order-of-assembly instructions. OK you creative people... these are totally fun... and after you make one for your favorite little people, you might have to make another for YOU!


Proverbs Child from Erica Michaels - click for more Proverbs Child
from Erica Michaels
This gorgeous birth sampler is packaged with an oversized chart, alphabets for personalization, and charted verse for *he* vs *she.* Presented as the chart with cut of 40ct silk gauze... THIS model is stitched on the 40ct and measures approx 3 x 5.

Of course, it can be stitched on any fabric, so if you like the sentiment, but not the small size, choose another linen -- 28ct ct will make it approx 8-1/2 x 14! Very pretty, tailored, classic, and not *baby fussy!* Offered as the chart with cut of gauze.

Sweet Baby Sampler from Praiseworthy Stitches - click for more
Sweet Baby Sampler
from Praiseworthy Stitches
'Our dear sweet child, welcome to our hearts.' This is a lovely, classic birth sampler charted for Crescent Colours Belle Soie Silk. Luscious, soft shades of lavender, rose and soft greens, this finishes approx 6-1/2 x 10 on 32ct. (Sweet Lavender, Elegant Eggplant, Carnation, Cabbage Patch, Fern Frond, Creme de Menthe, Mudpie (doesn't match the rest of the colors -- does it!?) and Babbling Brook.

Special stitches are included... Rhodes, Herringbone, Rice, Smryna and Diamond Variation... nothing is too difficult, and it all adds texture and bit of class! Just sweet and simple! Offered as a chart.

Passion Bebe from Madame la Fee - click to see more
Passion Bebe
from Madame la Fee
Choose either the girl or boy version -- both are alike, except for the color combinations.

181 x 180 Stitch count, check out the mess by the cereal bowl!!!

Watch Over Me from Rosewood Manor - click for more Watch Over Me
from Rosewood Manor
A cool birth sampler -- you get to personalize the WHOLE THING!!! Alphabets are supplied, along with a huge planning sheet of graph paper (if you need it!) to design and re-arrange to fit the family. Basically, this piece celebrates the new baby, and lets you surround her/his information with the initials of as many ancestors as you can!!! Stitch it as is... or got to town!!

Offered as the leaflet with lots of extra motifs and helpful suggestions. Main sampler -- just as it is -- finishes approx 11 x 13 on a 14/28 fabric.
Tea With The Moon from Heaven and Earth Designs -- click to see more Tea With The Moon
from Heaven and Earth Designs
A classic by Nancy Faulkner, this piece is NOT for a weak-of-stitcher!!! SOLID cross stitches make this 400 x 561 stitch count piece a whopping 16 x 24 over ONE THREAD on 25ct! Who isn't charmed by something like this???

Offered as the chart, we have lots of other classic artwork like this one gracing our Heaven & Earth Designs pages!!!

Snow White from Heaven and Earth Designs -- click to see more Snow White
from Heaven and Earth Designs
The most charming little scene from artist Scott Gustafson, straight from children's story books, this is classic Snow White!

It is solid cross stitch, stitch count of 525 x 301. Awesome detail, just lovely! Offered as the chart.
Baby Row from Bent Creek -- click to see more Baby Row from Bent Creek
'The patter of little feet, a voice so soft and sweet, Sweet Child of Mine' is the verse on this cute birth record! Bent Creek has a new *row* pattern that can actually be worked in any colors you wish, and personalized with that Sweet Child's name and birth date. Offered as a leaflet, the finished piece measures approx 3-1/6 x 16 on 32ct.

Normally, the Row Series is garnished with lots of fun clay buttons from Just Another Button Company... but this one doesn't have any...yet! If we're talking about a girl... we have precious hearts, flowers and 'girly stuff' that would be cute... and if you want something with dogs and worms on it... we have that too! I think this is a PERFECT row to get creative with your featured baby's future traits! Remember that fabrics can change too, so think about room colors. Real Cute!
Baby Ewe from Bent Creek -- click to see more
Baby Ewe
from Bent CreekThe next sheep/ewe kit by Bent Creek, this one celebrates the arrival of that darling baby sheep on top of Mama! The complete kit offers charts to personalize, and BOTH Old Blue and Antique Rose overdyed flosses to stitch whichever suits your new arrival.

Stitching approx 4 x 6 on the included 25ct linen, it's a cute quickie!

Tiny Tikes Teddy from The Sweetheart Tree Tiny Tikes Teddy
from The Sweetheart Tree
A 'Teenie Tweenie' design, offered in small card format... this one offers a classic teddy bear! Finishing approx 3 x 3, the pattern can be stitched on almost any fabric, and includes a full alphabet and set of numerals for personalization.

(BTW, Steven is now 30 years old... hope it doesn't take you that long to get yours stitched!)


Pampered Baby Sugar & Spice Chart -- click to see more Pampered Baby Moon & Sun Chart -- click to see more Pampered Baby Bright Stars Chart -- click to see more Pampered Baby Snips & Snails Chart -- click to see more
Pampered Baby Happy Flowers Chart -- click to see more Pampered Baby Ducks & Froggy Chart -- click to see more Pampered Baby from Stoney Creek
Stoney Creek has 6 charming designs that will fit our bibs and little towels! Of course, you might have something darling that is already waiting in your stitchery stash of patterns... but if not, here is a set of six different charts.

Most will look great stitched on any of the terry cloth colors, so keep that in mind as you choose. All patterns are offered as a single chart of matching bib and towel. So Cute!

Tiny Baby Bibs -- click to see more Tiny Baby Bibs
Matched pieces to our cute little hooded baby towels... these small 'dribble bibs' are charming counterparts to stitch and cherish for years and years to come! The same rich Terry in the same colors, each bib measures approx 9 x 10, and features the same woven aida panel (actually a front pocket of the bib) as the blankets -- only it measures approx 2-1/4 x 8. A snap closure makes them easy to dress baby.

They are NOT lined with plastic, and they are NOT huge... so definitely for a newborn, or 'delicate' bib for a little baby, these are not a 'turbo-everyday-super-duper-red-spagetti-sauce' variety of bib... these are baby shower and 'stitched with Granny's Love' bibs! Very soft and really cute!

Hooded Terry Cloth Baby Towels -- click to see moreHooded Terry Cloth Baby Towels
Hooded Terry Cloth Baby Towels
Such lovely towels to dry off the tiniest member of the family... this is the kind of thing that you'll never part with! I still have my daughter's baby towel that I stitched 20 years ago... and SHE still loves to see it! (and it's in some of my favorite old pictures, too!)

Hooded Terry Cloth Baby TowelsThis is a beautiful collection of 100% Cotton terry cloth hooded towels made by the Dohler Co in Brazil. Available in 4 colors, each towel measures approx 30 x 30 inches, and features a corner pocket with an aida-weave right IN the fabric. You have an area of approx 2 x 10 inches to personalize your towel with baby's name or some cute motifs from something you've treasured in your pattern stash!

Each towel is piped with woven cotton edging, and is so wisper-soft! The colors are just as dreamy! Pink and Blue towels feature white piping. The yellow towel features lime green piping, and the lime green towel has light blue trim. Precious!


Sweet Baby Girl from Pine Mountain Designs - click to see more Sweet Baby Boy from Pine Mountain Designs - click to see more Sweet Baby Boy and Sweet Baby Girl
from Pine Mountain Designs
Pine Mountain has quite a few darling baby pillow kits... Sweet Baby is only one of the designs offered! Always offered as complete kits of the PRE-SEWN pillows, along with the chart, occasional embellishment and all the flosses... these make darling QUICK gifts that present well!

Trendy fabrics, cute colors, lots of variety, these are just what the Baby Doctor Ordered -- visit the Pine Mountain Page for more!!!
Baby Globe by Bent Creek -- click to see more Baby Globe
from Bent Creek
Bent Creek is continuing their set of 'Globe' designs that have previously been offered only in Zipper Kit format, with this new design. Joining all the rest of the Christmas designs (that are all on 18ct linen, stitched with perle cottons) is this baby announcement.

It's stitched on 32ct Summer Khaki Belfast using overdyeds from your stash. It finishes approx 3-1/2 x 4... just darling! The package contains the chart, linen and smattering of teeny-weeny buttons, along with the alphabet and numbers to personalize each blessed event!

First Steps from Sue Hillis - click for more First Steps from Sue Hillis
Aren't these the cutest little shoes??? Can't you picture the little people who wear them??? One of Sue Hillis's newest releases, this leaflet features three different shoe designs stitched 5 different ways. Included is a full alphabet and number set, so you can personalize the shoes of your choice.

Each finishes approx 3 x 4 or 5-ish on 28ct, and is stitched with DMC flosses. Change shoe colors if need be... what a darling baby announcement?! You could even get the original shoes bronzed, frame them in a shadow box, and feature this stitching in the box! Moms and Grandmas... get busy!

Out of the Everywhere by Teresa Layman -- click to see more Out of the Everywhere
from Teresa Layman

'Where did you come from, baby dear? Out of the everywhere, into the here.' Teresa Layman has brought us the most exquisite birth sampler announcement! It is cross-stitched on 36ct Cream Edinburgh linen in shades of DMC, Weeks and Gentle Art overdyed flosses. There is a special opening in the chart which is reserved for a miniature knotwork piece by Teresa called 'Fairy Godmother.' (Available with this chart, or separately) If you choose 'not to knot!' you can cut out the opening in the linen, hem the edges, and insert a photo of your special baby instead.

The main sampler is worked in blues and aquas, because of the colors of the Fairy Godmother showpiece in the center. If you really, really want more pinks... change the checkerboard blanket and baby's dress in the miniature knotwork portion, and adjust border colors in the sampler. Measuring approx 12 x 17, this piece is elegant and stunning -- we haven't begin to do it justice in our image, in fact. (Our fabric cut is a 'fat quarter yard' chunk -- more economical for you than the 18 x 23 cut!) Definitely at home in a 'decorator' nursery... and treasured forever... wherever its final hanging place will be!
Don't miss Teresa's other new designs, too, shown on her page.

Treasure Me! from Sam Sarah -- click to see lots more
Treasure Me! from Sam Sarah Design Studio
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 from Sam Sarah -- click to see lots more
Sweet, Sweet Babe
from Sam Sarah Design Studio
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! from Sam Sarah -- click to see lots more Here I Am!
from Sam Sarah Design Studio
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!'

Autumn Sunshine Line GIRL from Brooke's Books -- click to see more Autumn Sunshine Lines
from Brooke's Books
Two of Brooke's Books newest baby announcement designs, these are always unique, and because of all the individual stitched pieces that are involved... you can stitch some or all, depending on your time! Offered as charts, the packages include 14ct brown perforated paper, charts for each piece, along with the alphabet for personalization, glass seed beads, DARLING miniature wooden clothes pins that are only an inch in size and Velcro dots to help attach your pieces to any background fabric you choose.

Gabrielle Rose
from La-D-Da
Gabrielle Rose from La D Da -- click to see a larger viewSuch a simple, yet classic birth announcement... perfect for an elegant nursery, you could even change this and make it a wedding announcement as well! Stitched on your choice of linens, this measures approx 5 x 12 on 28ct, and features just six soft DMC shades. Try out your silk stash, add a few overdyeds... the sky's the limit!

The leaflet offers lots of extra graph room and the alphabet for personalization. Just really nice, something that can hang in the room for years and years, and become a treasured memento. And... it's La-D-Da's 100th design!!!

S59 Tooth Fairy Snippet -- click for more Welcome Tooth Fairy
from Lizzie*Kate
A tiny Snippet design, this is finished as a banner with a pouch at the bottom for that precious tooth. Cute as a pillow with a little pocket added... there are lots of options for your finishing. Measuring approx 4 x 4... just make sure that pouch or pocket is big enough for a large 'haul' from that generous fairy!!!

Adam Original has made this aqua polka-dot banner for that special little tooth... it comes totally assembled, complete with a bit of fabric to wrap the tooth, or loot!!! Finished banner measures approx 5-1/2 x 11 inches, plus the yellow ribbon hanger.

115 Baby Sampler -- click for more Baby Sampler
from Lizzie*Kate
Lots of tiny baby motifs all tucked into a birth announcement sampler... this is darling!!! Offered as the chartpack with teeny-weeny baby-sized charm and button embellishments, you can personalize this for a boy or girl. Finishing approx 4 x 7, the box shown is a smaller version of the same design... to show you different options. (This is the same format as LK's fun seasonal samplers that come with charms -- Love, Joy, Thanksgiving, Halloween... there's a garden one... and a few others.) Full of charm and color!


Tie Together 2005 March -- click for more
New Love, New Joy
from Pine Mountain Designs
The newest Tie-One-On Pillow designs from PM... we have two kits available that are color-coded for the new object of your affection! Offered in a pink or blue pillow sham... it's a quick stitch... and a quicker finish... because you wrap the pre-sewn sham around the pre-made quilted pillow inset!

Your finished creation measures approx 9 x 12, with pretty, flourishes of ribbon ties at each pillow end.These complete kits contain the pre-sewn sham with ribbon ties, needle, chart and threads. All you add is the 1 or 2 hours of stitching time, the pillow form to stuff it with... and that object of your affection to give it to!!!

Bundle of Joy from The Trilogy -- click to see more Bundle of Joy from The Trilogy
Here's a darling way to stitch a quick little birth announcement, personalized with a sterling silver diaper pin -- a quickly disappearing fixture in the baby nurseries of 2005! (No sticky diaper tabs on this needlework!!!) Offered as a small Trilogy card design, the diaper is worked in Whitewash overdyeds, and options are given for either pink for blue diaper lines. The alphabet and numerals are included for baby's name and birth date. The sterling pin charm measures approx 7/8 of an inch... and is just precious!

Baby Garden
from Just Nan
Baby Garden by Just Nan -- Click to see a larger viewNan and John became grandparents on August 6th of last year, and this darling sampler commemorates little Victor! Oh gosh, his baby garden features his cradle, room for his name, a clock for his time of birth, and tons of little critters! Stitched on 28ct Natural linen, using 8 different stitches, you'll find all sorts of treasures tucked into this!
Victor has a fish pond, lots of flowers and trees, bunnies (the featured embellishment is a hand-painted bunny Charmbead), assorted bugs, frogs, birds and a nest, squirrels, kitties (Grandma's favorite animals), a turtle, spider and even a little lizard!!! What a lucky kid!!! Baby Garden finishes approx 10 x 5, and is full of Just Nan detail and elegance! Offered as a leaflet with coordinating embellishment pack, it's stitched with your stash of DMC flosses!


Graduation Projects

Standard of Grace from Erica Michaels - click for more Standard of Grace from Erica Michaels
I will hold myself to a standard of Grace -- not perfection! DMC or hand-dyeds of Currant, Flax, Old Hickory and Linen, this measures 83 x 131 in size. 2 x 3-ish On the 40ct gauze... and about 6 x 9 on larger fabrics like 14ct Aida or 28ct Linen.

Neat graduation gift... just classy and timeless. It doesn't need to scream a diploma or date that 'ages' on the wall... this'll inspire forever! Offered as the chart with cut of 40ct Gauze for the miniature version.

Piracy from Sue Hillis -- click to see more Piracy
from Sue Hillis Designs
*A viable career option!* Looking for 'just the perfect' graduation gift? This might be it! Something for the rebel graduate, this is offered as a small chart, coded for DMC floss.

It finishes approx 4 x 6, and will fit in a 4 x 6 or 5 x 7 frame beautifully. Make them smile, and glad they're out of school!!!
Reach for the Stars from Barbara-Ana Designs - click to see more
Reach for the Stars
from Barbara-Ana Designs
This darling scholar offers widsom for a lifetime!

Offered as a chart, it finishes approx3 x 5 on 28ct and is worked in DMC flosses, with a bit of overdyed in the lettering.
Oh Happy Day!
from Just Another Button Company
Oh Happy Day! from Just Another Button Company - click to see more graduation designsHere's something perfect for a graduating genius!!! Offered as a little freebie chart from Just Another Button Company, with the purchase of a neat batch of clay buttons to dress it up, it's stitched on any 28ct blue linen (simulates the sky), and finishes approx 4 x 4.
You are able to change the floss colors to match your school colors, and then embellish with the clay buttons -- face in the sunshine, lots of little hearts, and two black mortar boards! Perfect for High School or College... it's cute without being juvenile... and there's plenty of room at the bottom for personalization if you'd like!!!

Bless the Graduate from Lizzie Kate -- click here to see a larger view!
Bless the Graduate
from Lizzie Kate
A quick sentiment for this year's graduate... there are lots of possibilities for extra personalization, if you have something special to add, stitched on 28ct, it finishes approx 3 x 7.

The GraduateThe Graduate from Sue Hillis -- click to see a larger view
By Sue Hillis Designs
Full of rich navy, cinnamon, and golds, this is a stunning graduation remembrance -- very classy! Stitched on 28ct, it finishes approx 7 x 8," with an alphabet, with spaces provided for personalization. Included are two antiqued brass charms: a key that sits on top of the books, and a lamp-of-learning to place beside the graduate's name. Available as a leaflet with the charms.





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