Coffee First

The early bird catches the worm, but she needs her Coffee First! This cute chickadee has priorities. She’s perched on the edge of a steaming cup of coffee and she’s got her eye on a nearby worm. Surrounding her are bluebells, roses, vines, and flitting butterflies. Pattern is a four-page booklet.

Stitch Count: 144H x 138W

Model: 32 count Whisper linen by Luminous Fiber Arts. Suggested fabric substitutions: Picture This Plus Pewter or Dapple.

Floss:
Weeks Dye Works: Dolphin (2 skeins), Blackboard, Squash, Blue Topaz, Goldenrod, Garnet, Peony, Ultraviolet, Beige
Classic Colorworks: Fancy Green Nancy, Honeycomb
DMC: 988, 743, 3072, 318, 712, 310, B5200, 415, 977

Retail: $12.00

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Friendship Series: Playful Cats

Early in the pandemic of 2020, I was inspired to create a series of designs that celebrated the importance of friendship. At a time when many of us have felt isolated, our connections with friends in the stitching community and our stitching itself have brought us comfort and joy. 

Playful Cats is the first design in this series honoring friendship. Each design is inspired by a friendship theme: in this case, friends are playful together. 

Design area: 64H x 121W

Model: Stitched using two strands of floss over two fabric threads on 32 count Sparrow linen by Luminous Fiber Arts. Suggested fabric substitutions: Picture This Plus Doubloon or Zweigart Vintage Country Mocha. Mini pom pom trim is Caribe from Lady Dot Creates.

Floss:
Weeks Dye Works: Ocean*, Chickpea (2 skeins), Bright Leaf 

Classic Colorworks: Brandied Pears*, Really Teally 

*14/28 count stitchers may need 2 skeins.

DMC: 642, 760, 3021, 3371, 3866

Retail: $10.00

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Savor Every Stitch

Savor Every Stitch is a sweet design featuring birds who love stitching accessories like pincushions, tapestry needles, thread, and scissors. An urn with flowers and fruit stands on each side attracting some buzzing bees! This design is a fun way to celebrate stitching and the enjoyment that some time spent with needle and thread can bring. It’s not the number of projects you have going, but the joy they bring to you that matters. Pattern is a two-page leaflet.

Stitch Count: 57H x 141W

Model: 40 count Dapple linen by Picture This Plus. Rayon ribbon is Union from Lady Dot Creates.

Floss:
Weeks Dye Works: Juniper, Bluecoat Blue, Peacoat
Classic Colorworks: Sea Shelley
Gentle Art: Schoolhouse Red
DMC: 437, 913, 414, B5200, 783, 895

Retail: $10.00

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Sew Tweet

Sew Tweet celebrates my love of sewing! It has warm, bright colors but also has a soft, vintage feel. The words "Sew Tweet" (a play on so sweet) appear across the top. A turquoise bird perches atop a spool of thread holding a threaded needle in its beak. Next to the spool are a tiny tomato pin cushion and a golden thimble. The bird is surrounded by stars and a blue and white check border.

Design area: 63H x 51W 

Model: Stitched using two strands of floss over two threads on 32 count Macchiato linen by Luminous Fiber Arts. 

Floss:
Weeks Dye Works: Island Breeze, Bashful, Ocean, Swiss Chocolate, Chickpea

DMC: 347, 413

Retail: $8.00

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