Ladies

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

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