Ladies

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

Cassiopeia

MD131

Once confined to a constellation in the heavens as a punishment for her vanity, Cassiopeia returns to Earth, holding delicate palm fronds, symbols of triumph and eternal life. She lounges on her royal purple throne, hand-carved of gold, wearing a majestic teal ball gown embellished with feathers from exotic birds and intricate embroidery. Wary of tempting fate with a hand-held mirror, she avoids staring at her own reflection. Yet there is no doubt in her mind that her beauty outshines the Nereids, just like the pale yellow metallic thread which glows like clusters of fireflies in the dark, a brilliant reminder of the stars that once shone for her.

Susan Redington Bobby

Stitched on 32 count Twilight Blue Linen (65-18) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 12.25" w x 11.63" h with a stitch count of 196 x 186. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC® Floss
153
310(2)
400
451
452
500
552
553
676
680
747
754
776
899
948
958(2)
959
964
3771
3722
3770
3787
3808(2)
3834
3847(3)
3848(2)
Caron Collection Waterlilies™
041
163
177
209
210
Kreinik #4 Braid
002HL
027
052F
Rainbow Gallery Wisper
W99
Mill Hill® Beads
00358
02009(2)
02074
02085(2)
02097
03027
42011(3)

Biancabella

MD130

In honor of her mother who stitched in the palace orchard, Biancabella visits the place where her mother once pricked her finger and made a wish. Her heart’s desire was to be granted a lovely daughter with skin as white as the fragrant snowdrops at her feet, hair as black as the friendly raven who perched above, and lips as red as the crisp apples that hung from the branches around her.

Dressed to celebrate her birthday in a stunning
robin’s egg blue gown trimmed with royal purple and embellished with fine ribbons and lace, she holds the last apple of the season aloft, admiring its succulent scent, wondering if it possesses the power to bring her a true love in spring.
Susan Redington Bobby

Stitched on 32 count French Lace Linen (65-110) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 11.8" w x 15.7" h with a stitch count of 189 x 251. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC® Floss
white(2)
165
166
209
211
310
318
340
341
367
413
414
469
520
601
666
747(5)
754
814
816
892
930
935
958
959
964(2)
3706
3716
3743
3770
3787
3799
3806
3808
3831
3837
3848
Caron Collection Waterlilies™
066
083
Mill Hill® Beads
00081
02097
03041
16026(2)
16161
18830
40168(2)
42010(2)

Ella, The Frog Princess

MD129

Rippit, rippit, rippit!
If there is one thing stitchers fear, it is a visit from the frog. But what if things are not always as they seem? Perhaps inside this diminutive creature lies a secret: the satisfaction of a perfectly stitched piece, the realization of a hope or dream fulfilled, or even a dashing and handsome prince. Bedecked in a three-tiered buttercream confection, festooned with fresh flowers and sparkling with gemstones, Ella stands poised to choose her future. Will she kiss the frog? Ella’s smile says “yes.”
Susan Redington Bobby

Stitched on 32 count French Lace Linen (65-110) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 10.6" w x 15.7" h with a stitch count of 169 x 251. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC® Floss
155
157
211
333
370
640*
677
718
745(2)
754
758
761
780
783
814
818
904
906
907
915
931
938
948
3021
3046(3)
3064
3341
3607
3609
3705
3747
3770
3787
3819
3821
3823(3)
3824
3833
3865(3)
* used in backstitch only
Kreinik #4 Braid
028
Mill Hill® Beads
00423
00968
02004
02019
02031
03053
40168

Red

MD128

Once upon a time, her mother told her to beware the dangers of the forest, but Red, all grown up, forges her own path. As she walks through the woods in her intricately patterned dress, she glances to her left, mindful of the wolves in her wake. Yet she smiles with satisfaction, confident her sumptuous and billowing red cloak has the power to mesmerize them;
this time, the wolves will do her bidding.
Susan Redington Bobby

Stitched on 32 count French Lace Linen (65-110) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 10.2" w x 15.6" h with a stitch count of 163 x 249. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC® Floss
white
154
304
310(3)
318
321(2)
341
400
414
434
535
632*
754
758
777(3)
816
893
898
924
948
958
964
3024*
3064
3350
3687
3688
3743
3747
3781*
3801
3812
Caron Collection Waterlilies™
072
255
Mill Hill® Crystal Treasures
13009
Mill Hill® Beads
00081
02008
02077
02087
03043

Persephone

MD127

Like the lotus flowers behind her, with their blooms growing up from the darkness, Persephone emerges from the underworld once a year to return to her mother Demeter and herald the beginning of spring. Surrounded by cranes, symbols of happiness, good fortune, and longevity, she embraces the beauty of the Victorian era in her aquamarine gown while she contemplates the luscious pomegranate and the coming harvest.
Susan Redington Bobby

Stitched on 32 count Pink Sand Linen (65-280) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 12.5" w x 18.75" h with a stitch count of 200 x 300. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC® Floss
white
154
208
300
356
434
501
554
562
632
677
718
729
732
733
741
744
746
747 (2)
754
758
772
782
818
838
891
893
905
906
913
915
935
938
946
948
955
964 (2)
992
993
3371
3607
3608
3708
3778
3799
3814
3819
3823
3831
3852
Caron Collection Waterlilies™
063
210
Mill Hill® Beads
00525
02010
02011
02016
02077
02085
02096
03048
16609
62038
82023

Roses of Provence

MD124

These lovely Provence Roses are also known as Cabbage Roses. They have a strong sweet smell and a double bloom form. Their mnay petals add to their luscious volume. They are beautiful stitched on linen or scattering their petals in the wind through an English garden.

Stitched on 32 count White Chocolate Linen (65-94) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 13.75" w x 16.25" h with a stitch count of 220 x 260. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC® Floss
white (7)
151
154
155
209
211 (2)
333
335
413
414
415 (2)
552
598
604
632
676
729
730
733
745
747 (2)
754
758
818
830
832
834
869
898
917
926
948
3042
3371
3607 (2)
3726
3740
3773
3802
3819
3823
3829
Kreinik #4 Braid
150V
Mill Hill® Beads
02035 (2)
02036
02048 (2)
42030
Mill Hill® Glass or Crystal Treasures
13005
13062 (2)
13063

Sleeping Princess

MD123

Once upon a time, on a bed of tufted silks and embroidered pillows, a princess lies
dreaming of roses and lilies.

Stitched on 32 count Beach Walk Linen (65-282) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 13.4" w x 19.6" h with a stitch count of 214 x 313. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC® Floss
white (4)
157
208
310
413
414
434
436
437
470
550
554
632
704
718
727
747 (3)
754
758
772
775
801
807 (2)
902
913
921
924
936
938
948
954
955 (2)
977 (2)
3371
3607
3713 (2)
3733
3766 (3)
3778
3809
3814
3838
3839
3841
Kreinik #4 Braid
011HL (2)
027
Mill Hill® Beads
00081
00165
00367
02011 (2)
03058
16002
16026
16616
18824
40168

Dressmakers’ Daughter

MD121

Couture inspired by nature.

Stitched on 32 count Milk Chocolate Linen (65-95) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 19.4" w x 12.5" h with a stitch count of 310 x 200. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC® Floss
white
ecru (2)
157
168
209
211 (5)
304
350
351
552
553
632
722
754 (4)
772
777
819 (5)
842
900
906
907
930
932
935
958
959
963
964
3032
3790
3799 (2)
3823 (4)
3834
3838
3839
3856
Caron Collection Waterlilies™
137
157
169
204
248
Kreinik #4 Braid
001HL
011HL
Mill Hill® Beads
02010
02045
02077
02097
02103
02104
03021
03050
16010
16081
16168
16606
18801
18820
18824
18828
62031
72010
72023
Mill Hill® Glass or Crystal Treasures
12010
12037
13008 (2)
13015
13017

Silver Moon Tea

MD119

Art nouveau ribbons mingle with the curls of steam from
a porcelain cup. A lovely lady in shades of deep cherry
is surrounded by amethyst roses. The blue light of the moon shines on her sweetly infused Earl Grey tea.

Stitched on 32 count Violet Mist Linen(65-292) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 8.13" w x 8.13" h with a stitch count of 130 x 130. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC needed
white
209 (2)
211
351
356
413 (2)
433
553
718
725
746 (2)
754
758
781
799
814
928
938
948
964
972
3078
3350
3607
3746
3752
3787
3806
3820
Mill Hill Beads
02016
02104
18828
18829
62038