First up is the Holiday Wreath a very quick stitch. May be finished as an ornament, gift bag or insert the design into a ready made Cottage Garden box to use as a "gift box" during the holiday season.
Threads – Gentle Arts
Linen – Lakeside Linen Meadow Rue 32 count
Model Stitched by – Stacy Diokno
Stitch Count – 47 x 45
Cottage Garden Box by Roman Inc.,
During 2013 Loudoun Sampler Guild's Program Committee offered to members a mystery band sampler as our project. Each month a member of our guild designed the mystery band of the month. I had the honor of designing the band for the month of November. The project was to use linen and threads from our stash. This sampler does include a variety of specialty stitches and the materials used for the model I have included. The inspiration for my band was based on the Adam and Eve Samplers but with a colonial twist given we were in Virginia. The home I featured is based on a log home design and includes “Adam and Eve” in colonial attire. November is known for Thanksgiving and included is a turkey along with a deer which run freely throughout the county. I personally have always had a dog by my side so I felt my ”Eve” must have her favorite companion as well.
– Lakeside Linen, Pearled Barley 32 ct|
Design Area – 200 by 100 (stitched over one)
Silk Threads – Gloriana
Model Stitched by LaDonna Snellbaker
Framing by Sherri Hubka Berkman
with Total Framing, Fairfax, VA
Early this year I stumbled across a portion of a sampler from England. The sampler features a beautiful colors, border, floral motifs and one of my favorite sampler verses “Let Virtue be a Guide to Thee”. The sampler portion does not include the name of the stitcher or the year the piece was stitched. However, I was struck by how charming the sampler was and of course can’t help but wonder about the remaining portion left behind and why this portion was cut away from the main sampler. When I was offered the opportunity to offer a kit exclusive I choose a portion of the sampler for a pinkeep. The kit is available for thirty days from the shops who attended market. After thirty days it will be available to all shop owners. If you are interested please contact a shop that attended market to let them know you would like to purchase a kit from them.
Virtue be a Guide
Fabric – R&R Reproductions St. Valentine’s Blend, 30 ct
Threads – The Gentle Art
Model Stitched and Finished
by LaDonna Snellbaker