Ladies

Royal Games I

MD150

“Off with their heads!” “Let them eat cake!” “Bow down!” “Kiss the ring!”

The queens have arrived. The Queen of Hearts and the Queen of Spades will be obeyed by the entire kingdom. They can be stitched as pictured, or as two separate cards.
They are soon to be joined by their sisters The Queen of Diamonds and the Queen of Clubs, all with their own unique personalities
and talents for ruling.

Model stitched on 32 count Optical White Linen (65-20) by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric 16 count White (355-1) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 8.125″ w x 11.81″ h with a stitch count of 130 x 189. Stitched 2 over 2
DMC Floss
154
161
310(2)
326
341
451
469
470
605
632*
718
747
754
758
783
814
936
938
948
975
3064
3740
3743
3747
3766
3799
3805
3806
3808
3822
3826
3838
3848
white
DMC Blends
754/948
Kreinik #4 Braid
007
202HL
Caron Waterlilies
None
Mill Hill Beads
00081
00165
02005
02014
02026
02070
03051
10020
42011
Mill Hill Treasures
None

Andromeda

MD149

This design is inspired by the Greek myth of Andromeda and the constellation named for her. Like Cassiopeia MD131, there are stitches of special floss that glow in the dark to
represent the constellation within the design. Hers is a dramatic story of monsters and chains and rescue and stellar beauty.
She is forever in the stars.

Model stitched on 32 count Twilight Blue Linen (65-18) by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric 16 count Twilight Blue Aida (355-180) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 7.70″ w x 10.94″ h with a stitch count of 123 x 175. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC Floss
163
211
310
317
414
433
434
503
632
754
758
762
782
801
844
951
963
3042
3064
3350
3371
3740
3743
3747
3770
3799
3817
3836
white
Kreinik #4 Braid
052F
850
Caron Waterlilies
None
Mill Hill Beads
02022
42014
62047
10001(2)
10023
16608
Mill Hill Treasures
None

Miss Christmas Eve

MD148

This is Christmas glamour at its finest.
The dress is made of holly, berries, juniper and evergreens. Red satin ribbons flutter. The fragrance of blue green fir fills the air.
The stage is set for a lovely Christmas season.

Model stitched on 32 count Desert Sand Linen (65-111) by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric 28 count Desert Sand Linen (76-111) by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric 14 count Desert Cream Aida (357-121) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 10.375″ w x 14″ h with a stitch count of 166 x 224. Stitched 2 over 2.
14 count Aida stitched area is 11.86″ w x 16″ h.
DMC Floss
301
304(2)
326
433
601
754
758
761
782
783
815
898
905(2)
906
907
926
927
928
934
948
3345(2)
3371
3768*
white
Caron Waterlilies
158
196
219
232
Kreinik #4 Braid
None
Mill Hill Beads
02054
10091
10110
10114
16606
18099
42033
82011
Mill Hill Treasures
13056(2)

Portrait of Veronica

MD147

Deep, dark and lovely, Veronica sits in her
Victorian theater ball gown. She is framed by black Gothic satin and jewels from distant lands. Her jade necklace is the perfect compliment to the shimmering, peacock blue silk. She is sweet and somewhat dangerous.

Deep, dark and lovely, Veronica sits in her Victorian theater ball gown.
Read more about Portrait of Veronica on the front!
Model stitched on 32 count Star Sapphire Linen (65-113) by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric 16 count Waterlily Aida (355-203) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 12.7″ w x 15.9″ h with a stitch count of 203 x 254. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC Floss
154
310(4)
356
433
434
500
598
632*
747
754
758
782
838
931
948
954
959
964
3770
3778
3799*
3808(2)
3810
3812
3847
282ZA
white
DMC Blends
943/959
931/959
310/3808
Caron Waterlilies
None
Kreinik #4 Braid
011HL
Mill Hill Beads
00525
42014
10003(2)
10004
10059
10079
18828
Mill Hill Treasures
None

Blossom Goddess

MD146

Let love take root and weave a garden of calm beauty with floss. This golden haired zen goddess is draped in powder blue silk. A halo of blossoms frame her figure. Petals and flowers flow and dance about. I drew this beauty to represent the moment of harmony and peace I experience whenever I make something with my hands.

Let love take root and weave a garden of calm beauty with floss.
Read more about Blossom Goddess on the front!
Model stitched on 32 count Touch of Yellow Linen (65-305) by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric 16 count Touch of Yellow Aida (355-305) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 6.88″ w x 16.88″ h with a stitch count of 110 x 270. Stitched 2 over 2
DMC Floss
154
333
340
355
407
413
433
597
598
632*
747
754
758
761
780
782
900
905
906
915
917
934
946
948
967
993
3340
3341
3345
3371
3607
3608
3609
3808
3809
3810
3820
white
DMC Blends
None
Caron Waterlilies
CWL110
Kreinik #4 Braid
None
Mill Hill Beads
10006(2)
10052
72053
Mill Hill Treasures
None

Leilani the Hula Dancer

MDC16

From the Mirabilia Minions Retreat 2016.

Fabric 28 ct. Caribbean Blue Linen (76-527) by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric 14 ct. Caribbean Blue Jobelan Aida (257-527) by Wichelt Imports
Stitched area is 6.5″w x 10.36″h with a stitch count of 91 x 145. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC Floss
154
310
436
498
581
937
938*
991
992
CARON
WATERLILIES
139
221
257
276
MILL HILL
BEAD
02023
10114
13007
72008
72045
MILL HILL
TREASURES
13007

The Snow Queen

MD143

This floss woven woman was inspired by winter storms and Danish fairy tales I read when I was a little girl. Patterns of beads and sparkling stars adorn her heavy cloak. Her companion is equally adorned in
festive winter swirls and dripping crystal beads. I love the moments after the strong beautiful storms when
everything is pure and silent. I imagine this is why they name the storms after women.

Model stitched on 32 count Twilight Blue Linen (65-18) by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric 16 count Twilight Blue Aida (355-180) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 18.375″ w x 15.188″ h with a stitch count of 294 x 243. Stitched 2 over 2
DMC Floss
156
161
209
210
211
334
552
611(2)
612
754
758
838
915
924
948
3022
3023(2)
3024(2)
3325(2)
3371*
3607
3609
3740
3747
3753
3766
3799(2)
3810
3820
3821
3823
white(4)
DMC Blends
209/552
611/3820
3782/3823
Rainbow Gallery
Wisper
W88
Caron Waterlilies
197(2)
254(2)
Kreinik #4 Braid
009
032
Mill Hill Beads
02038
02082
10014
10046(3)
10061
10116
16606
18824
72010
72051
Mill Hill Treasures
13051
13057(5)

The Gypsy Queen

MD142

When I was a little girl my 72 year old Slovak grandmother raised my sister and I while my mother went to find herself. Beth and I would run around the house like kids do. She would yell at us not to be “gypsy girls”.
I could never figure out why being a gypsy girl was a bad thing.
Wearing beautiful jewelry and colorful dresses and traveling
with my friends in a caravan sounded wonderful!

So I give you the very good, stunningly wise and mysterious
“Gypsy Queen”.

Thinking about it now, I think that was what my mother was.

Model stitched on 32 count Milk Chocolate Linen (65-95) by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric 14 count Milk Chocolate Aida (357-95) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 10.688″ w x 17.875″ h with a stitch count of 171 x 286. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC Floss
154(2)
208
210
356
371
372
400
472
500
550
580
602
610
632*
677
720
721
730
754
758
814
838(2)
893
915
917
918(3)
948
3371(3)
3609
3808
3837
3848
3849
white
DMC Blends
356/758
602/917
720/918
Rainbow Gallery
Wisper
W99
Caron Waterlilies
084
108
261
Kreinik #4 Braid
002V
150V
3232
Mill Hill Beads
03004(4)
10032
18827
42011
62047
Mill Hill Treasures
13052
13056

The Garden Party

MD140

You are cordially invited to moments at dusk between friends under silk lanterns. There will be rambling gardens and much laughter. We will celebrate summer under the stars.
Fairies and other winged creatures welcome!

Model stitched on 32 count Twilight Blue Linen (65-18) by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric 16 count Twilight Blue Aida (355-180) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 11.25″ w x 16.25″ h with a stitch count of 180 x 260. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC Floss
169
317
319
333
470
471
550
552
553
554
562
563
632*
676
718
720
727
729
741
742
758
793
801
818
819
838
948(2)
963
964
987
3362
3371
3607
3608
3689
3746
3752
3753(3)
3823
3829
3834
white(4)155
DMC Blends
720/728
758/3779
948/3779
Caron Waterlilies
017
060
158
253
Kreinik #4 Braid
713
Mill Hill Beads
00252(2)
02084
02085
03021
18081
42027
Mill Hill Treasures
none

Florentina

MD138

This pattern was directly inspired by a trip to Florence Italy. I was
honored to observe the cracked, slightly yellowed, sculptural paint strokes of the Renaissance. There was a mysterious power in the hundred petalled roses strewn on the grass in a tapestry. The locks of Botticelli’s Venus silently flow. Entire gardens were embroidered on dresses. The architecture was dripping with the magic carvings of ancient artisans. This design is my interpretation of the
otherworldly beauty frozen in the glance of a painted maiden.

Model stitched on 32 count White Chocolate Linen (65-94) by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric 16 count White Chocolate Aida (355-94) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 12″ w x 18.44″ h with a stitch count of 192 x 295. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC Floss
white(2)
153
159(3)
160
209
317
407
414
433
564
600
602
604
611*
632*
676
747
754
758
772
818
932
935
948
959
963
976
3031
3371*
3747(2)
3752
3753
3799
3823
3847
3848
DMC Blends
159/3747
754/948
948/963
Caron Waterlilies
094
108
167
185
244
251
273
Kreinik #4 Braid
202HL
215C
Mill Hill Beads
02024
42011
Mill Hill Treasures
13051

Christmas in London

MD136

The air is filled with excitement and anticipation as Audrey awaits her guests’ arrival on Christmas Day in London. Crafted of rose-pink silk with a smokey-grey taffeta bustle, her dress crackles and shimmers as she moves through the parlor, straightening the stockings on the mantel and the fragrant jewel-toned garlands on the tree. But no one may be more entranced than the children peering from the balustrade above, for they accompanied Audrey on her annual trip to Fortnum and Mason’s to order their Christmas hamper. With their noses pressed against the glorious and decadent shop windows, the first snow falling on their silent wonder, these little ones had no idea that their glamourous mother could make such a posh holiday scene come to life. Soon the bells on the clock tower will chime, and the family will enjoy their Christmas pudding before they open their stockings and gifts. A Happy Christmas to All!
Susan Redington Bobby

DMC FLOSS
153
154(3)
160
162
168
304
310(3)
315
317
341
407
451
453
550
553
597
728
732
733
740
745
754
814
815
819
895
915
917
924
932
935(2)
948
964
972
3031
3607
3608
3689
3747
3766(2)
3768
3801
3814
3829
3832
3837
3851
3862
3866
DMC BLEND
451/3031
728/3829
754/948
3031/3829
MILL HILL TREASURES
13017
13051(10)
MILL HILL BEADS
00081
00525
02033(2)
02038
02077(2)
02084
16010
16081
18825
42027(2)
62047
72010(2)

At the Met

MD135

The stage is set for the premier of Mozart’s Don Giovanni as an enigmatic woman enters the Metropolitan Opera House, the crowd parting before her as she glides up the lavish red and gold staircase towards the most expensive seats in the house. Her blue-black gown glitters with hand-sewn beads in a pattern evoking the creations of Gustav Klimt. Her delicate fingers grasp a jeweled shawl made of precious crystals that catch the light, reflecting her rainbow-hued silk sash. Framed at the entrance of her private box by an elaborate goldwork design, she pauses a moment to take in the sights and sounds of the orchestra tuning before taking her seat behind the curtain. Like an actress who plays many roles over a lifetime, the woman behind the stunning headdress and aloof expression remains a mystery to all.
Susan Redington Bobby

Stitched on 32 count Milk Chocolate Linen (65-95) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 11.13" w x 17.56" h with a stitch count of 178 x 281. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC® Floss
160
310 (5)
317
356
610
754
758
782
814
900
917
938
948
970
975
3371
3712
3778
3799
3805
3808
3852
DMC Blend
758/3778
Caron Collection Waterlilies™
067
150
163
207
Kreinik #4 Braid
210
Mill Hill® Beads
00479
02010 (2)
02022 (2)
02077
02087 (3)
02096
03004(2)
Mill Hill Treasures
13026(2)
13063(2)
13073