New Patterns!

I'm happy to share with you
the new summer-time 
cross stitch pattern releases
for your stitching pleasure...

"Strawberry Hill Sampler"
A pattern that centers around re-purposing
a Whitman's Sampler Chocolate box (12 oz cardboard size).
 The box is painted, lined with old book pages,
and then topped off with a lovely cross stitch pinkeep...
a great little box to keep your stitching needfuls!
The pattern is filled with 4 fun-to-stitch projects...
A huswife for keeping your needles and scissors safe.
The needle roll folds up, bill-fold style,
and is secured with twill tape tie...
the back of the needle roll huswife
is adorned with a stitched sampler.
The 3rd project is the crow/strawberry pincushion
with antique lace edging and buttons...
And lastly, a little wool felt strawberry!  A little pocket on the front will hold your scissors
and the berry booklet opens up to secure your needle.
All the cross stitch projects in the "Strawberry Hill Sampler" are worked on 35 count Park City Blend linen over two threads.

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A NEW series,  
"Thimble Purses"

Tiny little purses worn around your neck
to keep your thimble safe! 
 These can be functional or just a fun accessory.

The pattern includes the mini purse frame.
  All designs are worked on 40 count linen over two threads.
...old buttons stitched to the purse
or slid on the hemp cording
adds extra charm!
Collect and stitch all 5!

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And last but not least,
July's Word Play has a nautical & 4th of July theme...
fish, sail boat, anchor and mermaid motifs worked in bright summertime
colored flosses!  The design is worked on 35 count linen over 2 threads.   Full and partial floss paks are available, as always!

With thy Needle & Thread,


Anna said...

such wonderful choices!

Monica said...

I saved my Whitman box in anticipation of this pattern! It is just adorbs!

Karen said...

Just ordered! Can't wait to start on the box!

jackiero said...

Wonderful :D A future gift I hope to make is your "wordplay" series, my daughter loves items such as this.

Julianne said...

Beautiful! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely lovely! Can't wait for mine to arrive!

Phyllis said...

Wonderful new designs. I might have to change the crows on the strawberry sampler though. We don't like them around here because they steal the bird feed.:)

Friendship Crossing said...

Lots of beautiful new designs!!

Hey Brenda, maybe you could give us a tutorial or some tips on how you painted/stained the Whitman Sampler box sometime!


Merry Wind Farm said...

Love, love, love the Whitman's box project. I bought my box today and will be ordering the chart soon. How much 35 ct linen do we need?

aprilmecheelesdulllife said...

Love them all Brenda!!!!

Pam said...

Love them, and I would second the request for any tips on how to stain/paint the box please.

Great job Brenda,


Unknown said...

To Tanya & Pam,
The pattern gives full painting and distressing instructions for the box!

woolwoman said...

All the new designs are AWESOME Brenda but those tiny thimble purses have stolen my heart - they are just beyond precious ! and the July word play is so darling !
Thanks Melody

Catherine de l'Atelier des dix doigts said...

Hello, I wanted to know where we can buy the leaflets for the thimble purses?
Thank you for your answer,
Catherine from France

Catherine de l'Atelier des dix doigts said...


I wnated to know where I can find those beautiful pattern to stitch the thimble purses?
Thank you for your answer

Zane Wooder said...

One word that fits perfectly for this art. Beautiful.