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Tiny Shamrock Pin Cushion from The Sweetheart Tree - click for more Itty Bitty Kitty & The Honeybees from The Sweetheart Tree - click for more Parisian Persuasion from The Sweetheart Tree - click for more Blackwork Heart from The Sweetheart Tree - click for more
  • Tiny Shamrock Pin Cushion -- A kit to make thie cute little 4 x 4 x 1/2 inch *mini-mattress!* All Sandy's pretty greens and special stitches to match everything else in her Shamrock collection of patterns.
  • Itty Bitty Kitty & The Honeybees -- Another *IB Kitty* design -- we have tons of these for all the seasons -- this little kitty gets around! Small card format
  • Parisian Persuasion -- A sweet little design featuring crystal paillettes and petite beads, soft pink and green shades, this is presented as a small card. It makes a perfect Biscornu or square pin cushion.
  • Blackwork Heart -- Another small card design to match your biscornu and needleroll in this set... very classic, this one features glistening black crystal paillettes.
Lavender Carnation Sampler from The Sweetheart Tree - click for more Let it Bee from The Sweetheart Tree - click for more I'd Rather BEE Stitching from The Sweetheart Tree - click for more
  • Lavender Carnation Sampler -- The purple carnation is surrounded by an over-one polka dot background... and accented with an over-one alphabet. Might be pretty made into a pin cushion... maybe leave off the border and those letters?? Some options here! Kit
  • Let it Bee -- Pretty shading on this little bee... the honeycomb background is simple backstitch but really eyecatching! Kit
  • I'd Rather BEE Stitching -- A fun little needle book to fit in the palm of your hand. The stitched spool is Padded Satin! Kit


Patriotic Pin Cushion from The Bee Cottage - click to see more Patriotic Pin Cushion
The Sweetheart Tree has several new releases -- this small cushion is just one, and I thought it was real cute. Choose any fabric count you want -- something over two is easier because of the backstitching -- and DMC floss from your stash. There is a band across the middle of the heart that is decorated with woven lengths of silver cable thread -- but she's missed that in the thread listing!

Find a pretty silver metallic -- lots of different weights will work -- and then embellish with the three mini silver star beads that are included with the small chart. Stitch count is only 55 square -- so it'll be petite and festive!


Sunshine Yellow Pincushion from The Bee Cottage - click to see more Sunshine Yellow Pincushion
Here's a pretty little thing... I am partial to yellow, and this is stitched in three shades with 2 more greens and white to accent it. Only 31 x 31 stitches -- this is TINY!

The chart comes with a smattering of petite seed beads and a small sterling heart charm that features a tiny yellow citrine crystal in the center. Since this finishes only about 2-inches... it'd make a pretty scissor fob, as well as the cushion as pictured. Presented as the small chart with embellishments.


White Rose Needlebook and Fob from The Bee Cottage - click to see more White Rose Needlebook and Fob
A sweet mono-chromatic piece -- this is white on a grayed blue -- you can choose any color combination you want to! Make both designs into little cushions or whatever -- each measures 20 x 30 or 40 stitches in size.

The small card chart comes with 8 tiny white pearls to embellish which ever piece you work. Very simple and elegant little bitty designs!


NOEL Partridge from The Bee Cottage - click to see more NOEL Partridge Kit
Worked on 28ct Natural Linen in rich shades of cranberry, pine, brown and cream DMC flosses, this finishes approx 3 x 7-1/2. The border is done with X's over two and four threads -- really easy stitching that results in lots of pretty texture. The partridge in the center is a pretty regal little guy, very proud to be sitting in his lavish pear tree of frosted white flower bead embellishments and golden pears.

Very pretty colors in this, it would finish beautifully into a wedge stand-up or little brick shape. Presented as a complete kit, you get the chart, 32ct natural linen, the DMC flosses and the glass flower and bead embellishments.

Teenie Love Sampler from The Bee Cottage - click to see more
Teenie Love Sampler Kit
Worked on 32ct Platinum Linen in DMC shades of rose, cream and soft greens, this piece will measure only 2 x 7 when you finish it, but every inch will glisten with crystal paillettes and tiny seed beads scattered here and there. Stitch the simple border first, then the letters, then add the backstitched vine and finally the embellishments.

Actually it's not very involved, so it would make a very nice wedding or shower gift... just as is... with no personalization! Presented as a kit of linen, flosses chart and the embellishments.


Queen Bee from The Bee Cottage - click to see more Bee Pincushion from The Bee Cottage - click to see more Bee Pincushion and Queen Bee from The Bee Cottage
The Sweetheart Tree has a new 'corporate division' that deals only in BEE designs! We have 4 new designs... Bee Pincushion and Queen Bee are two small card offerings that present a lovely, intricate bee (same bee) in two different border treatments.

Frame either one, or finish into a bee-utiful cushions... either way, the small card comes with a few sparkly crystal paillette embellishments. Charted for DMC floss, you'll need a package of petite gold seed beads, too.


Skinny Bee Sampler from The Bee Cottage - click to see more
Skinny Bee Sampler from The Bee Cottage
Little buzzing bees flying throughout this 3 x 10 sampler.

The complete kit includes the cut of 28ct Lambswool linen, DMC's of 924 denim, 3045 golds, 644 beige and 815 reds, along with a smattering of petite seed beads and a fun little gold (very fat) bee charm.

Part of The Bee Cottage -- 'a corporate division' of The Sweetheart Tree!


Lavender Bee Sachet from The Bee Cottage - click to see more
Lavender Bee Sachet from The Bee Cottage
Stitch this little guy in the middle of his heart vine of lavender... he's on 32ct Platinum Linen and worked with DMC flosses.

The complete kit contains the linen cut, chart, flosses, petite glass seed beads, crystal paillettes, and the 5 x 6 Organza bag WITH a bag of very fragrant dried lavender buds!!!


In the Pocket of a Butterfly from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Blackwork Needleroll from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Pretty Pyramid #2 Spring Blossoms from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Pretty Pyramid #3 Shamrocks Rock from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more
Sweetheart Tree's New Releases!
The Sweetheart Tree new designs have arrived!
  • In the Pocket of a Butterfly -- A small design to offer help with life's worries! Presented as a complete kit of 32ct Platinum Linen, DMC floss and a pretty sterling butterfly bead, it features Sandie's trademark scrolling vine artwork! *May all your worries fit in the pocket of a butterfly,* this is just a little 4 x 4 something!
  • Blackwork Needleroll -- This companions the biscornu and fobs Sandy has already published. it features black crystal paillette embellishments -- very miniature glass sequins -- along with petite glass seed beads. If you aren't a *roll person*... finish this into a square cushion or another biscornu... or needlecase front -- lots of options. Same lacy black backstitches as it's other two companions. Offered as a complete kit.
  • Pretty Pyramid #2 Spring Blossoms Pretty pale pinks and sage greens, everything sparkles on this mini 3 x 3 pyramid because it is stitched on 32ct Opalescent Linen and is decorated with crystal paillettes and beads. Stitching is different on all 5 sides -- super showy as an ornament. This is offered as a complete kit.
  • Pretty Pyramid #3 Shamrocks Rock! Same cute finishing idea -- only those pretty Creme de menthe greens and crisp whites!

Graduation Sampler from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Needles & Pins from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Blackwork Sampler from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more
  • Graduation Sampler -- A re-make of the old favorite -- a reminder to the Graduate that the tassel really IS worth the hassle!!! Pretty enough to hang in a professional office, this comes as a chart with sterling charm of the year to commemorate. Sandy suggests school colors in the personalization and lines around that area.
  • Needles & Pins -- This is a cute needlebook and matching scissor fob design that is offered in small Teenie Tweenie card format. The main design finishes about 4 x 4, and that bitty fob is just a bit under 2 x 2. Fun Padded Satin stitches for the spools of thread and lots of beads scattered around (as beads always seem to do!), it's just a real cute set of designs for any stitcher.
  • Blackwork Sampler -- The companion to Sandy's new needle roll and our biscornu and fob, I see the top half of this as a square pin cushion! Stitch it entirely in solid black thread -- or choose a pretty soft hand-dyed gray-black for a little depth. The Teenie Tweenie card comes with more of those delicious new crystal black paillette embellishments.

Blackwork Biscornu and Blackwork Fob from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Blackwork Biscornu and Blackwork Fob
Sandie Vanosdal has seven new things that have now arrived. I decided to show her new Biscornu and Fob set here because it is stitched entirely in black thread and embellished with black beads, paillettes, and black flower beads. A different look colorwise for her -- these two are very elegant in flavor!

Blackwork Biscornu is presented as a kit of 32ct Platinum Linen with all the embellishments and black floss. Different designs on each of the two sides, the beads add just a touch of sparkle.
The Fob is also stitched on the Platinum Linen, and offered in a small card chart format -- with the smaller smattering of embellishments that match the Biscornu. There are instructions included to make that beaded tassel hanging from bottom point as well.


Plumberry Sampler from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Plumberry Sampler
Wow, what a pretty circular piece this is! We are treated to a lavish wreath of greenery and lavender Rhodes Hearts, all tucked inside a very organized square border. Virtually all specialty stitches everywhere, I wonder if you could stitch a verse in the center of this, or some of SHT's Whitework centers in place of the alphabet?

The border is embellished with cream and amethyst Cats-Eye beads, and she mentions a lot of beads in here as well. Presented as a complete kit... it measures 62w by 62h.


Itty Bitty Kitty Thanksgiving from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Itty Bitty Kitty Thanksgiving
Another in this cute series -- that itty bitty kitty probably doesn't care much about the turkey, but maybe they are serving smoked salmon at the big meal??? No point in missing out -- this little guy has been at the beach this year, Christmas last year... Halloween too... Itty Bitty Kitty has turned up in several other seasons!

Offered in small Teenie Tweenie card format with frosted flower embellishments.


Beach Rules from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Beach Rules
The Sweetheart Tree has seven new releases -- this one is my favorite -- so I chose it to show off on *Just Arrived!!!* Wear sunscreen, go barefoot, count the waves (instead of stitches?), Take a nap (but then you CAN'T stitch!) and make memories -- ALL WHILE you stitch at the beach!!!!!

Poor Sandie and me... she's in Arizona, and I'm in Oklahoma -- both of us are just about as far away from the beach as one can get -- so this is such a teaser!!!!!! About 3 x 5-1/2 in size... the small card chart comes with the pearl for the clam and three buttons to adorn the fob, if you finish it that way!


Pretty Pyramid #1 - Tiny Bleuettes from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Pretty Pyramid #1 - Tiny Bleuettes
Presented as a 4-sided hanging ornament -- this is really FIVE-SIDED! Sandie has different 40 x 40 designs on all the sides, and then has folded it all up into a neat little stitched pyramid shape. Offered as a complete kit of 28 Platinum Cashel Linen, you get the DMC flosses (822, 840, 924 and 26's, and 3051 greens), petite seed beads and crystal Paillette sequin embellishments as well.

Complete assembly instructions are included -- you cover each triangle first, then join them -- just like Magic By Mona has taught you!!! Complete kit contains the chart, linen, threads, embellishments and instructions!


English Garden Rose from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more English Garden Rose
Ever-so-soft pastel pinks with a touch of Mountain Meadows Waterlilies silk, this delightful pin-cushioned sized piece is a mere 52 stitches in size. Presented as a kit of 28ct white Cashel linen, this little charmer will finish approx 3-1/2 inches in size and boast a delicate pink frosted glass flower embellishment n the center of the design.

The colors in this are dreamy! (The package looks peach -- it is 223, 224 and 225 pink and STUNNING! That glass flower in the center steals the show away from all the special stitches that are everywhere in this little piece.


Quaker Alphabet Squares II from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Quaker Alphabet Squares I from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Quaker Alphabet Squares I & II
This is a pair of designs that delivers the alphabet in two parts surrounding miniature blocks of Quaker-inspired motifs. Stitched on 28ct linen (the cover models are on a light green color), they are stitched with only Weeks Cadet hand-dyed floss.

Garnished with three baby teal buttons, there are a few Mill Hill beads in a teal color in them as well. They measure only 60 x 60 stitches, and if you leave off that alphabet border the inside blocks are only 46 x 46. Presented as small cards with the buttons.


Itty Bitty Kitty - Tulip Time in Holland from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Itty Bitty Kitty - Tulip Time in Holland
Here's Sandie's charming little kitty sitting among the tulips with a big 'ol windmill in the background. Kitty has been traveling!!!!

Finishing approx 2-1/2 inches square, this is presented as a small card chart with three white frosted flower bead embellishments. Coded for DMC.


Tiny Periwinkle Floral Sampler from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Tiny Periwinkle Floral Sampler
Oh the lavenders in this are just gorgeous!!! Sweetheart Tree brings us this 2-1/2 x 6 band sampler that features a little pot of Periwinkles. Just about all special stitches, I think you'll find some crosses in the pot and leaves, but everything else is some other stitch that is full of texture and interest. Remember this is TEENY.

Offered as a complete kit of chart, 28ct Platinum Linen, regular and hand-dyed flosses, glass seed beads and Sweetheart Tree's pretty frosted flower beads, this actually will be a quick stitch for you!!


Canterbury Rose Sampler from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Canterbury Rose Sampler
Worked on a warm background of Light Mocha with dusty shades of pink and teal blue *it incorporates a multitude of extradordinarily fun fancy stitches* -- all of which are thoroughly explained via diagrams and easily understood written instructions. Sandy suggests a few alterations to transform this into a wedding or anniversary piece as well! She promises that this little baby will hang in your home for years to come as an awesome reminder of your stitching talents!!! How cool is that?

Offered as the complete kit of design, linen and all the threads and embellishments... she didn't supply dimensions, but I am guessing this will be approx 6 x 14-ish!


Love You - Love You More from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Love You - Love You More
What a cute little pillow! This design is offered in a Teenie Tweenie Small Card format -- chart with button embellishment. It calls for Lambswool linen and Weeks hand-dyed flosses -- see how the varegation goes vertically on one heart and horizontally on the other?

Just a small thing with a cute finishing option.


Patriotic Kitty from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Patriotic Kitty
Another of these cute little things, the star and flower button/beads are included to embellish this bitty 4-inch design.

Simple and cute, these finish up well into cubes to tuck on a windowsill. Offered as the small card chart with embellishments.


Bumblebee Fob from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Bumblebee Fob
Oh a new fob design! Sandy used to do a lot of these -- we still have shop models that are so cute -- I am thrilled that she has a new one! (Look over the older ones... the star one is so cool!) An octagonal shape -- stitched on both sides -- all of these fobs are charming!!!

Eyelets in the center of one side, bee and bead embellishments on both, the whole thing finishes less than 2 inches. VERY cute! Presented as a small card chart with embellishments.


Bumblebee Biscornu Kit from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Bumblebee Biscornu Kit
Matches that darling fob! The two-sided biscornu cushion if offered as a complete kit with all the fabric, embellishments and threads. We have a bunch of these models in the shop as well.

I always think they look best when you toss them into a cute basket -- and just let them nestle all over each other. Displays them without 'putting them on display!'


What a Stitch! from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more What a Stitch!
This is super-fun! Sandy has designed a small sampler -- a spot motif thing -- mixing special stitches all between alphabet letters. It'll finish only 4 x 4-ish, but WOW... it's packed full of little stitched details.

Offered as a complete kit... it'd be neat finished as the front of a needle case. Offered as the complete kit of fabric, chart, threads and embellishments.


Today is a Good Day for A Good Day from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Today is a Good Day for A Good Day
Kind of a fun verse to hang somewhere unexpected... this tiny reminder measures just 50 x 29 stitches... just 1-1/2 x 3 inches!!!!!! Worked on 35ct Lambswool Linen (nice and stiff so the holes stay open and don't move around on you) the featured colors are soft greens and teals that are accented with crystal paillettes and some Mill Hill Petite seed beads. Sandy's sterling silver bow charm is perched on there as well.

Might be fun as a small wedge paperweight on your desk! Offered as the complete kit of chart, fabric, needles, flosses, charm and beads.


Itty Bitty Kitty at the Beach from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Itty Bitty Kitty at the Beach
Another little black kitty scene -- this time at the beach chasing crabs!

Joins Kitty at Halloween and Christmas... same small card format with little embellishments included.


Teenie Tiny Halloween I from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Teenie Tiny Halloween II from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Teenie Tiny Halloween III from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more
Teenie Tiny Halloween I, II, and III
Oh these are cute! And... I'm glad we get all three in the set at one time!!!!! Pumpkins, spiders, and cats... each of these is the same size -- 3 x 3-ish. (You can choose any fabric you like to work these on -- I think these are a 28ct white linen or lugana.)

Stitched with the same colors, they are garnished with rust glass seed beads and frosted yellow 'pumpkin blossom' button-beads. Just small and cute... stitch the trio, make 'em into tiny cube stand-ups, stack them and perch on a windowsill! Offered as small cards with the embellishments.


Pinecones in Winter Biscornu and Fob from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Pinecones in Winter Biscornu and Fob
This is a beautiful pair of designs featuring wintery evergreen branches and over-one pine cones. Worked on 32ct Summer Khaki linen in deep greens and warm browns, Sandie has used clear crystal paillettes on here to make them glisten in a silvery tone without adding distracting color.

The biscornu features central snowflake buttons, while the fob has white eyelets in the center to remind you of all that snow! The biscornu is offered as a Tweenie Kit of linen, threads and embellishments. The Fob comes as the chart with necessary embellishments. A very pretty set.


Keep Calm and Freak Out! from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Keep Calm and Freak Out!
Oh what FUN! A take on the English War saying "Keep Calm and Carry On"... this is a bit more updated ! 28ct blue on one side and 28ct white on the other -- reversed thread colors -- I love this!!! It needs absolutely no more description!

Offered as the Tweenie card design with embellishments.


Itty Bitty Kitty with Irish Pot of Gold from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Itty Bitty Kitty with Irish Pot of Gold
Something to sit out closer to St Pat's Day... it's a cute little kitty and pot! Actually, look at it. You can stitch the cat and gold separately with no border... or use that stunning border and vine and possibly insert an initial or something?

Offered as a small card design w/embellishment.


Bumbler Bees from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Bumbler Bees
Complete kit of 28 or 32ct linen this is a darling little hive of business!! The bees are worked over one thread -- lots of detail in them. The blue flowers feature soft Satin Stitch petals, and there are tiny beads and pearl embellishments scattered about.

Colors in this are so pretty -- honey and teal, and the embellishment is a DARLING three-dimensional golden bee. Finishes approx 3 x 3.


Tiny Plaid Pumpkin from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Tiny Plaid Pumpkin
Regular DMC 918, 920 and 922 make up the fun plaid in this plump little guy. Petite seed beads are featured on the blossoms, and the small card design comes with two silvertone pumpkin blossom flower beads.

Approx 2-1/2 inches square -- just a cute Halloween piece!


Itty Bitty Kitty - Garden from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Itty Bitty Kitty - Garden
Here's Sandy's little black kitty peering through the picket fence of a Fall garden. The cauliflower is really French Knots, and the squash blossoms are yellow flower beads.

Just a wisp of a design, it finishes approx 2-1/2 inches square.


Tiny Acorn Needlework Accessories from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Tiny Acorn Needlework Accessories
Wow... this is a complete kit that delivers 4 coordinating projects! A Needlebook, Scissor Fob, Biscornu Pin Cushion and Needleroll Cushion, all four are stitched with the same acorn motif, the same collection of specialty stitches.

Pretty warm gold, olive, and brown tones, as always, Sweetheart Tree's designs are different on all their sides... so these are charming no matter how you display them! The kit has tons of stuff in it... hence the price of $55...but for 4 different 2-sided pieces... it's worth it!


Itty Bitty Kitty Halloween from The Sweetheart Tree -- click to see a more Itty Bitty Kitty - Halloween and Christmas
Your little black kitty gets around these days -- here he is out in the Pumpkin Patch.

Offered in small card format charts, each includes an embellishment for its 4 x 4-ish finished piece. Just cute and small to finish any number of ways.


The USA Quadrielle from The Sweetheart Tree -- click to see a more The USA Quadrielle
Described as 4-sided ornaments -- these are actually SIX sided -- and different all around!

2 x 2 Designs... stitch them individually or join together for the hanging. Cute either way!

Acorn Medley from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more
Acorn Medley
Warm and inviting gold tones... these acorns are supposed to bring good luck... according to German tradition! Offered as a Teenie Tweenie Kit of linen, chart, threads and embellishments... you've got some cool special stitches in here.

There is a lot of texture to the acorns, caps and leaves! Finishes approx 4 x 4.

Tiny Pink Carnation from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Evening Primrose from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Spring Fantasy from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more
Tiny Pink Carnation, Evening Primrose & Spring Fantasy
Sweet designs offered in small card format with the glass flower and bead embellishments included... each features a few special stitches in the 4 x 4 petite design area.
  • Tiny Pink Carnation is worked on Graziano pink and white 28ct gingham linen and features an over-one alphabet border.
  • Evening Primrose is for back-stitch lovers! Not many x's on there... so the hardest part is just keeping count properly when your needle trails all throughout the design. This one features crystal paillette embellishments.
  • Spring Fantasy is accented against a smoky blue background. The central border is stitched in Diamond Eyes... it -- by itself -- would make an awesome tiny fob!
  • Each Teenie Tweenie Card is offered separately with its necessary embellishment.


    A Day at the Beach from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more A Day at the Beach
    For your castle-at-the-beach (if you are so lucky to have one!) comes this charming little piece! Sweetheart Tree's border of rolling waves is full of seashells and oysters with pearls. Sandy does have a darling seaside sampler and tiny matching scissor fob that we have had for quite some time... this companions those two pieces.

    Stitched on 28ct Confederate Gray Cashel Linen, the complete kit to stitch your octagonal 5 x 5-ish piece has all your threads and embellishments as well. Pretty aqua-blues and sandy-golds.


    M'Lady's Quadrielle from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more M'Lady's Quadrielle
    The Sweetheart Tree has lots of new releases... this 4-sided ornament is just one. A new shape for Sandy... a hanging 'cube' this is delightfully fun to look at from every direction! Technically, one could say it has 12 sides... 4 on the top, middle and bottom! Offered as a complete kit, this is worked on Light Mocha Linen in rose, blue and olives. There are specialty stitches scattered about, along with spectacular couched coils of silver Japanese thread, crystal paillettes, Magnifica beads and pearl embellishments.

    Finishing approx 3 x 3 x 4, every side sparkles with your lovely stitches of the metallics, silks and beads. Irish Quadrielle is another design finished like this one... Celtic and Green!
    Sold as a chartpak. Your stash supplies any festive ribbons to garnish the bottom of your finished Quadirelle!


    You Hold The Key To My Heart from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more You Hold The Key To My Heart
    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
    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.


    Teenie Butterfly Welcome from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Teenie Butterfly Welcome
    A sweet piece, this is stitched on 28ct Light Mocha Linen in shades of DMC flosses of 316, 3033, 3051, 3052, 3726, and 3768. Scattered about are silver and silver-pink Magnifica beads, and a dozen or so Crystal Paillette (pronounced pie-yet with the emphasis on the yet part!) glass sequins. The vine is regular Cross Stitch, the Welcome part is worked over one thread, and the butterfly in the center is a Rhodes Butterfly of 15 straight stitches.

    Finishes a mere 2-1/2 x 3-1/2, offered as the complete kit of chart, flosses beads and crystals and needles.


    Teeny Hardanger V from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Teeny Hardanger IV from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Teeny Hardanger IV & V
    This is a pair of small card designs specifically aimed at teaching you a small bit of Hardanger Embroidery -- in a *finishable format!* The Basics in the center, with bits of beads and tiny flowers gracing the edges, they only work up to be 3 x 3.

    Offered in card format with embellishments -- you can work these on 28ct Platinum Cashel Linen or try some 28 Lugana. Both are great options -- but the Lugana is generally the easier one to see.


    Halloween Quadrielle from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Halloween Quadrielle
    Sweetheart Tree's 3rd stitched cube, this little charmer features 4 different Halloween-y scenes -- something not-so-scary on each side! Stitched on 28ct Lambswool Linen in Autumn shades of DMC floss, all are garnished with a generous smattering of Mill Hill petite beads and Sandy's awesome jet-black glass Paillette 'sequins.'

    Offered as a complete kit of charts, linen, flosses and embellishments -- you will need some fun ribbons to tie that lavish underneath bow -- but with all the fun ribbons available these days, it might be a harder task than you can imagine! Our first Quadrielle, M'Lady's is really pretty as a shop model, so we expect this one to be, too. They finish approx 4 x 4 x 4 in size.


    NOEL Quadrielle from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more NOEL Quadrielle
    Another festive cube-shaped ornament by The Sweetheart Tree, NOEL features each of it's letters on a side, all intertwined with green holly leaves. Sandy makes every bit of this sparkle with her Mill Hill Magnifica bead and crystal-clear Paillette embellishments.

    Finishing approx 4 x 4 x 4, your stitching is featured everywhere -- so very pretty! The complete kit offers all the charts, needle, 28ct Natural Linen, all the flosses and embellishments -- all you add is the stuffing and some favorite ribbons for the undertie.


    Spooktacular Halloween from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Spooktacular Halloween
    2 x 2 x 2... You get two black cats, two pumpkins, and two spiders! All gracing the cute picket fence (with a heart on it!), even the tree doesn't really *look* scary! Just a sweet holiday design, it finishes approx 4 x 4.

    Offered as the complete kit of 28ct Putty Linen, DMC flosses, the embellishments include more of Sandy's silver flower beads, and a bright orange cat's eye heart bead that you can see hanging from the tree branch. Cute!


    Lady Dunmore's Sampler from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Lady Dunmore's Sampler
    A delicate and regal nod to Lady Dunmore -- the wife of the Governor of Colonial Williamsburg. Sandy does tell us that while this isn't typical of colonial samplers of her day... it does feature some lovely couched Silver Japan Thread coils which do add an olde-world charm.

    Lots of special stitches in this, the featured colors are rose, denim blues and olive greens... with the silver Japan thread and some hand-dyed silks, as well. She's used Mill Hill's Magnifica beads as embellishment -- they have a flatter side that the seed beads, so they catch the light much better, and add twice the sparkle. Offered as the complete kit of 28ct Light Mocha Cashel Linen, along with all the threads and beads. Lovely!


    Irish Quadrielle from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Irish Quadrielle
    A companion design to M'Lady's, this is another curious 4-sided hanging ornament decorated with your stitching on all sides. Petite 3 x 3 samplers on each side, stitched in crisp greens and whites, lots of specialty stitches and glisteny beads everywhere, this is offered as a complete kit of all the threads, embellishments, charts and assembly instructions you need.

    The bow at the bottom is not included... that just gives you an excuse to find some elegant ribbons as your garnish!


    Nantucket Rose from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Nantucket Rose
    Nantucket Rose is stitched on the really neat 32ct Natural Opalescent , and it features lots of sparkly crystal paillette embellishments.

    Similiar in color to Sandy's Potpourri Heart, this one features that same pretty fabric, and the sparkling sequin embellishments. Lots of special stithces in both of these, they are offered as small cards with embellishment pack. You supply the bit of fabric and DMC flosses from your stash.


    Lets Get Fancy Biscornu and Mini-Fob
    Lets Get Fancy Biscornu and Mini-Fob from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see moreHere's a set of very 'Sweetheart-Treey' personality! Delicately winding vines scattered with violet blossoms and tiny seed beads, each side of your 3-inch Biscornu-shaped pin cushion is different... and so is the tiny fob! Lots of fun stitches in both, this is the 14th Biscornu design, and there are even more of the little fobs.

    Stitched on 32ct Platinum Belfast, the Biscornu is offered as the complete kit of linen, flosses and embellishments. The Fob is offered in small card format... all those ingredients are available open stock. These little guys are exquisite when they're finished. Very petite in size, they feature a glass petite bead edging.



    Let's Get Fancy from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Stitcher's Biscornu from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Halloween Pumpkins from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Spring Blossoms from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more
    The Biscornu Set
    What a fun collection of pin cushion designs!!! Finished into little *strange pointy thingies* that look terribly hard to assemble, the biscornu shape has been around for quite some time... but now gaining in popularity. Sandie has 6 designs in her set of biscornu designs so far... and each matches a tiny scissor fob that she has already released! Offered as complete kits, each 3 x 3-ish cushion kit contains the charts -- they are stitched on both sides -- flosses, necessary embellishments, needles and assembly instructions.

    We've begun an auto-ship on these, as we know there will be more in the set. So... pick and choose your favorites from the collection thus far, and join the auto for the rest!

    The American Star Biscornu Kit from The Sweetheart Tree -- click to see a more Holiday Holly Biscornu Kit from The Sweetheart Tree -- click to see a more Cat Lovers Biscornu from The Sweetheart Tree -- click to see a more Baby Shamrocks Biscornu from The Sweetheart Tree -- click to see a more Cherry Blossoms Biscornu Pincushion -- click to see a more




    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
    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, 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 kit of charts, beads and silver bells!


    Berries & Shortcake Scissor Fob from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Berries & Shortcake Biscornu from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Berries & Shortcake Biscornu and Scissor Fob
    This is a sweet set of smalls... companions to lots of others Sandy has designed... a very lacy Biscornu cushion, with matching fob... each is stitched differently on both sides! The biscornu is offered in complete kit format, the fob is simply the small card with pearl embellishments.

    ALL of these designs in this series are charming. Each is stuffed full of special stitches in their tiny area, so they're really kind of fun to stitch. Lots to do in a small area that is FINISHABLE and FUNCTIONAL! Love 'em! All the rest are scattered throughout our Sweetheart Tree pages... it's fun to see them all.


    Colonial Roses Biscornu and Scissor Fob
    Colonial Roses Scissor Fob from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Colonial Roses Biscornu from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see moreThe Sweetheart Tree has tons of new releases (well... 8...) and I just love these two! Stitched on 32ct Rue Green Belfast linen in DMC flosses, the Biscornu cushion is offered in a complete kit, while the little fob comes just as the card chart with embellishments. The soft green linen really sets off the mauve and cream flosses, and of course, the special stitches add all the texture and excitement!

    Both the Biscornu and Fob are stitched with different designs on their fronts and backs, so you kind of hate to lay them down... because you miss the entire bottom side! Dramatic and lacy... a very pretty pair of designs! Sweetheart Tree has lots of other Biscornu and fob designs that match... we have them all below.


    Spider Web Rose Alphabet from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Spider Web Rose Alphabet
    Just a small chart card, offered with the Cabochon glass heart embellishment, along with lots of little crystal sequin paillettes. It is a profusion of rose branches... all highlighting the Spider Web stitches that make up those charming roses!

    Finishes approx 3 x 4, a pretty wisp of a thing...


    Stitcher's Fob and Biscornu Set
    Stitcher's Biscornu from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Stitcher's Fob from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see moreOh, this is CHARMING!!! Look at the little satin-stitched spools all over in this! It's a sweet companion set to Sandie's Friendship sampler that we have featured farther down on this page. The Biscornu cushion is offered as a complete kit of linen, threads, bead and button embellishments, needle, and charts of course, to make the two-sided 3-inch cushion.

    The matching fob is offered in small card format -- with an embellishment pack. (All of Sweetheart Tree's fobs make awesome Christmas Ornaments -- and you need to stitch only one side, because that's all that shows at one time!) Anyway, quite a cute set of designs!


    Shells by the Seashore from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Shells by the Seashore
    This is a sweet piece that is a small companion to the Seashore Fob from a few years ago, and the By The Sea Sampler! Same swirly waves, little shells and swimming fish... pretty aqua-blue water and golden sand, there are little crabs running all around the border, as well!!!

    Too cute! Offered as the Teenie Tweenie Card with embellishment, this finishes approx 4 x 4.


    Spring Blossoms Fob from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Spring Blossoms Fob
    A new tiny scissor fob design by The Sweetheart Tree... this joins the rest of the collection as a tiny 1-1/2 inch fob that is exquisitely stitched on both sides -- each one different!

    A perfect match to the new Biscornu cushion kit... this little card comes with the tiny crystal paillette embellishments (little glass sequins) that embellish and make the piece sparkle. A few stitches, a few beads... these fobs are ALL DARLING finished... Sandy has something like 10 or 12 in her collection, all offered like this one -- small card format with embellishments.


    Friendship from The Sweetheart Tree Friendship
    Oh, is this cute!!! The Sweetheart Tree brings us this neat little piece... we're going to finish our shop model into one of Mona's boxes... with pockets on the sides to hold scissors and such!!! Friendship is offered in a complete kit of 28ct Lambswool Linen, and includes a scissor charm, teeny-weeny buttons and beads, DMC flosses, and Weeks hand-dyed floss for the wording.

    Friendship is the thread that binds two hearts together... the spools of thread are satin stitched... everything is done with dusty, soft, antique-y colors... you'll absolutely LOVE this! Finishes approx 4 x 3-12. (You could even stitch this for your sewing room... and change the wording to say 'Lindy's Sewing Room!' or you could make it for the top of a stitching box... lots of things!)

    Sweetheart Tree The Tiny Alphabet Sampler
    The Tiny Alphabet Sampler
    Well, this petite piece is stuffed full of wonderful Bargello and Flame Stitches, along with tons of Diamond Eyelets, Rhodes Hearts, Herringbone, Scotch, and Algerian Eyes -- and it does finish into a perfect 3 x 6-1/2 inch size!

    Offered as a complete kit of the 32ct white Belfast Linen, the mauve and moss flosses, Waterlilies silk, and cotton perles, Sweetheart Tree uses more of her signature Paillettes for sparkle and some seed beads. Good, rich colors... this tiny piece has lots of visual impact!


    Potpourri Heart from The Sweetheart Tree - click to see more Potpourri Heart
    This is a delightfully delicate vine-heart design that is surrounded by a lacy satin-stitched border. Offered as a complete kit, you get the chart, 32ct Opalescent Natural Belfast Linen, Crystal Paillettes and Mill Hill Magnifica Beads, along with all the DMCs and needles. The design itself, is lovely!

    Finishing approx 4 x 4... it's detailed and beautifully colored in mauves, creams and soft greens. Finish it as a tiny door hanging... a lavish decorator pillow, with bands and bands of fabrics surrounding it... what about an elegant raw-silk pillow? A small ring-bearer's pillow? Just a pretty sit-about in a powder room? Just like the name... finishing ideas are a potpourri of choices!!!

    Blackberry, Chili Pepper and Catnip Kitty Fobs
    The final three tiny scissor fob patterns... scroll down this page to see the rest of the set... each of these is presented in a small card format, with necessary embellishments.
    Blackberry is stitched on 28ct creme/natural gingham linen, and features lots of blackberry beads in the berry cluster and beaded edge treatment of the fob.
    Chili Pepper features a fun little enameled chili pepper charm -- what that has to do with scissors, I don't know... but it's cute anyhow!
    Catnip Kitty is definitely for cat-lovers, and features a marble-bead that is a cat head. Quite substantial, the marble-bead is actually the tassel decoration -- kind of cool! When these are finished... yours will be the best-dressed scissors in town! (Consider them as Christmas Tree ornaments, as well!)



    By The Sea Sampler
    This is a charming seaside sampler that matches the small seashore scissor fob (shown below) of Sandy's! Stitched on 28ct Confederate Gray Cashel Linen (a definite blue/green-ish tint to it) it finishes approx 2 x 6 and features a miniature sterling silver seashell charm, pearls and glass seed beads.

    All the necessary threads are included -- both DMCs and Weeks, to stitch this tiny creation! Special stitches for texture, the color palette is seafoamy teal, soft greys and antiqued, sandy golds. Offered as the chart with charm.


    By The Sea Sampler - click to see more
    Seashore Fob by The Sweetheart Tree -- Click to see more Queen's Strawberry Fob by The Sweetheart Tree -- Click to see more American Star Fob by The Sweetheart Tree -- Click to see more
    Silken Roses Fob by The Sweetheart Tree -- Click to see more Miniature Scissor Fobs
    The next Sweetheart Tree Scissor fob designs are here!!! This little patriotic star is my ABSOLUTE favorite so far of the entire set... the whole thing is less than two inches from tip to tip!!! Each fob is different on both it's sides, is offered in a small card format with most of the necessary embellishments... you just add some Mill Hill beads on the edging. Cute designs, a special stitch or two... Sandy was going to release two of these at a time, for a total of 8 fobs... but she's changed her mind! (Way Cool!)

    These are just the neatest things when they're done... we have several shop models in the front case... and I can tell you that one of the next ones is an octagonal seashell/nautical design!

    Baby Bluebells Fobs by The Sweetheart Tree -- Click to see more Baby Shamrocks Fob -- Click to see more Cherry Blossoms Miniature Scissor Fob by The Sweetheart Tree -- Click to see more


    From This Day Forward
    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!



    From This Day Forward by The Sweetheart Tree -- click to see more new designs




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