Sunday, November 1, 2009

Super Samplers

The Victoria Sampler
You're in for another special treat with Victoria Sampler's two new November releases. First there is the Twelve Days Sampler and 13 Ornaments, with 13 distinct motifs in the sampler that are also charted for making into ornaments.

Twelve Days Sampler and 13 Ornaments
Fibers: Gloriana, GA, Kreinik,
Needlepoint Inc., Au ver a Soie, Soie Perlee,
Caron Waterlilies, DMC
Fabric: 28 ct. Raw Linen
Embellishments: Beads
Stitch Count: 44W x 394H (sampler)

The second new design is called Carol Singers Sampler, and it is a companion to the Heirloom Nativity Sampler.

Carol Singers Sampler
Fibers: Kreinik, Soie Perlee, Au ver a Soie,
Gloriana, WDW, DMC, Needlepoint Inc.
Fabric: 28 ct. Smokey Pearl
Embellishments: Beads, star charm
Stitch Count: 72W x 333H

Blue Ribbon Designs
Due out later this month are three wonderful designs from Belinda. Autumn Leaves and Sunflower Seeds is a sampler and four needlework smalls, including a scissor fob, floss ring tag, pinkeep and needlebook.

Autumn Leaves and Sunflower Seeds
Fibers: Belle Soie
Fabric: 40 ct. Bisque by Lakeside Linens
Stitch Count: 165W X 136H (sampler), 39W x 41H (fob),
38W x 58H (floss ring), 61W x 47H (pinkeep),
153W x 62H (needlebook)

Winter White Woodland is a sampler where each individual square from the sampler can be made into an ornament, scissor fob or hook hanger.

Winter White Woodland
Fibers: GA, DMC
Fabric: 40 ct. Nutmeg by Lakeside Linens
Stitch Count: 358W x 64H (sampler), 43W x 45H (smalls)

The last of the new releases is my personal favorite. It's called Just Add Tinsel, and it is a tree-shaped box together with a darling set of smalls. The smalls are a needlebook wrapped up like a present, a pinkeep in the shape of a star, and a lovely scissor fob.

Just Add Tinsel
Fibers: WDW
Fabric: 32 ct. Green Slate (tree),
32 ct. Sand Dune (smalls) by Lakeside Linens
Stitch Count: various (tree), 35W x 22H (fob),
52W x 50H (pinkeep), 116W x 40H (needlebook)

The Sampler Girl
Out today are new Jane Austen inspired designs. French stitchers should be especially pleased by the Monsieur Darcy design.

Monsieur Darcy
Fibers: DMC
Fabric: 28 ct. Cream
Stitch Count: 71W x 38H

The Jane Austen Pincushion Doll includes a border pattern with the letter J for those of you who would prefer to finish the design into a needlebook or scissors keep.

Jane Austen Pincushion Doll
Fabric: 7 ct. Beige Klostern

Happy stitching!

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