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1867 Reproduction Sampler
1867 Reproduction Sampler
Reproduction by Robin Henderson Patrick of Threads of Memory
The last name of the stitcher, "Lamas," and the year in which she stitched this Portuguese sampler are the only information known about the creator of this sunny piece of needle art.
Beaded Cross
Beaded Cross
Design by De Selby of D Selby Designs
This decorative adaptation of the cross uses five types of beads and several specialty stitches, including Algerian eyelet, herringbone, Rhodes and stem stitches.
Believe in Dreams
Believe in Dreams
Design by Isabella Abbiati of The Primitive Hare
Even those who don't believe unicorns exist will be enchanted by the graceful lines of this fanciful design.
Buttercup
Buttercup
Design by Nicoletta Farrauto of Nickyscreations
An urn of flowers adorns this delightful primitive creation from Nicoletta Farrauto.
Clover Pincushion
Clover Pincushion
Design by AnnaLee Waite of AnnaLee Waite Designs
Lucky four-leaf clovers and pretty posies are adorable on this quick-to-stitch pincushion. Filling the cushion with crushed walnut shells gives some heft to this little gem.
Designer Q&A -- Kathleen Berlew
Designer Q&A -- Kathleen Berlew
Q. When did you begin cross stitching? A. Way back in the 1980s, I worked for a few years at McCall's Needlework & Crafts magazine, which featured cross-stitch projects in every issue.
Double-Sided Fun: Lucky/Hunt
Double-Sided Fun: Lucky/Hunt
Designs by Theresa Curry and Brian Stugelmayer of Needle Bling Designs
Stackable and reversible, these blocks provide two months' worth of decor. This project is part of a yearlong series created by Needle Bling Designs.
Easter Morn
Easter Morn
Design by Cathy Bussi
The words on this oval sampler capture the spiritual essence of Easter, while the butterflies, baskets and blooms are worldly reminders of springtime.
Favorite Finds -- Product Reviews
Favorite Finds -- Product Reviews
Linen -- check. Floss -- check. Needle -- check. Chart -- check. These are the necessities for any cross-stitch project. Beyond these central elements are other items that, once you have used them, you don't think you can live without.
Felines in Lines
Felines in Lines
Designs by Wal D'Champs of WDC Design Needlework
These colorful kitties are a cinch to stitch and would be a fun project for children or any young-at-heart cat lover. The black, white and turquoise hues are repeated in the striped lampshade, a bonus project found at Just-CrossStitch.com.
Good Luck Always
Good Luck Always
Design by Frony Ritter of Frony Ritter Designs
This Celtic cartouche makes a lovely box top or framed design. Choose light green Aida to enhance the darker shades of green, or try a linen look to pick up the bronze tones.
Ireland Sampler
Ireland Sampler
Design by Kathleen Berlew of KBB Crafts & Stitches
Inspired by the Irish countryside, Kathleen Berlew has put together a charming graphic design that is fun to stitch on Cashel linen.
Italian Bird Tiles
Italian Bird Tiles
Designs by Elizabeth Spurlock of Saving Graces Fine Needlearts
Each square-shaped design with stylized birds inside a cartouche is reminiscent of Italian tiles, which add a perfect pop of color to a wall or inside a china cabinet.
Lavender Cantara
Lavender Cantara
Design by Liz Almond of Blackwork Journey
Delicate flowers permeate this lovely accent pillow. Use the mini-sampler chart to create an ornament or coasters, or repeat the pattern to make a border for linens or apparel.
Luck o' the Irish
Luck o' the Irish
Design by Frony Ritter of Frony Ritter Designs
Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day by giving this cute gift-card holder to a friend. Instead of a gift card, perhaps add some gold-covered chocolate coins and say they are from the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
Spring Chickadees Pillow
Spring Chickadees Pillow
Design by Marie Barber
Like a painter mixing colors on a palette, Marie Barber chooses shades of floss to create a masterpiece on linen. Create a pillow with the design or find the perfect frame to enhance its beauty.
Susanna Rambo 1836 Sampler Part 2
Susanna Rambo 1836 Sampler Part 2
Reproduction by Janis Lockhart of Cross-Point Designs
The second in a three-part reproduction sampler series showcases the motifs below Susanna Rambo's signature: butterflies, birds, flowers and more. You can stitch this motif section as part of the complete sampler or by itself as a beautiful stand-alone picture.
The Christmas Stitch -- Ho Ho Ho Ornaments
The Christmas Stitch -- Ho Ho Ho Ornaments
Designs by Kathleen Berlew of KBB Crafts & Stitches
This colorful trio of ornaments includes large buttons to fill the O's. Easy to stitch on 14-count Aida, this ornament trio would be a great beginner project.
The Sampler Sleuth -- Haiti Sampler
The Sampler Sleuth -- Haiti Sampler
By Vickie LoPiccolo Jennett
Girls Learn Needlework from Nuns
Tussie-Mussie
Tussie-Mussie
Design by Kathy Bungard of Gracewood Stitches
Take a long look at this intricate design and you will see a floral pattern, aptly named "Tussie-Mussie," which is a bundle of flowers.
Vintage Glassware
Vintage Glassware
Design by Marie Barber
Light and shade harmonize beautifully in this stunning array of jewel-toned goblets.
Finding Meaning in Motifs
By Janis Lockhart
Samplers in centuries past have several purposes. For the young stitcher, whether learning at school or at her mother's knee, a sampler served as a permanent record of various stitches, which were placed in bands and borders as decorative elements. The sampler could later be referred to when an example of a particular stitch was needed.
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