Seasonal

White Christmas

MD90

On Christmas Eve the Gothic windows were laced with frost. Icicles gleam as the snow flutters in silence. A lady in red cups her hands around a single snowflake and tiny crystal snow drops are scattered across her plush, velvet cape. May all of your Christmas Eves be filled with magical beauty and peace.

Stitched on 28 count Country Hazelnut Linen by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 9 1/2" x 20" with a stitch count of 130 x 281. Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used. Blends are one strand each.
DMC Floss
150
153
154
208
310
317
407
552
581
632
680
680-3781
712
728
744
745
781
800
819
830
926
935
937
938
950
956
3326
3348
3685
3727
3753
3773
3781
3822
3834
3852
Beads and Treasures by Mill Hill
00968
02010
02011
03033
12035 - 4 treasures
12039 - 1 treasure
12107 - 2 treasures
18010
60161
Kreinik #4 Braid
032
Wisper by Rainbow Gallery
W88 White

Royal Holiday

MD78

The Empress of Christmas presides over her festivities adorned in velvety scarlet flowing robes, trimmed in evergreen, rubies, and fur. The Baroque gold pattern on her dress changes as the light dances on her gown. Full of glowing splendor, she will grace your holidays as a tradition for years to come.

Stitched on 32 count Chestnut Linen by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric is 32 count Toasted Almond Linen by Zweigart.
Stitched area is 12 3/4" x 18" with a stitch count of 204 x 288.
Glass beads by Mill Hill
00165
02011
03034
Wisper by Rainbow Gallery
W88 White (3 cards)
Kreinik Metallic Threads
002J Very Fine (#4) Braid (2 spools)
205C Very Fine (#4) Braid

Maidens Of The Seasons II – Fall & Winter

MD74

Illustrating the simple pure beauty of the seasons in the Old World style of tapestry cross-stitch, this design completes the series. Designed to be stitched separately, together, or stitch on a large enough piece of fabric to include all seasons.

Stitched on 32 count Tumbleweed Linen by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric 32 count Zweigart Dirty Linen.
Stitched area is 11 1/4" x 16 1/4" with a stitch count of 180 x 260.
Rainbow Gallery Thread
"Wisper" white W88 *3
Kreinik Metallic Threads
221 #4 Braid
Needlepaints Floss
Needlepaints Floss 2101-2106 no longer available. Suggested DMC substitutions listed in parenthesis.
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2101 (DMC 927)
2102 (DMC 926)
2103 (DMC 502)
2104 (DMC 501)
2105 (DMC 500)
2106 (DMC 924)
Glass beads by Mill Hill
00358
00968
03015
03053
03055
40123
42010
62012
Asterisk indicates number of cards needed to complete this design.

Maidens Of The Seasons I – Spring & Summer

MD70

Crystal lilacs and lush peaches, symbols of spring and summer, illustrate the simple pure beauty of the seasons in the Old World style of tapestry cross-stitch. Designed to be stitched separately, together, or stitch on a large enough piece of fabric to include autumn and winter.

Required materials
SStitched on 32 count Tumbleweed Linen by Wichelt Imports. Alternate fabric 32 count Zweigart Dirty Linen. Stitched area is 11 1/4" x 16 1/4" with a stitch count of 180 x 260. Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used. Blends are one strand each.
Glass beads by Mill Hill
03026
03057
40479
42029
42031
Kreinik Metallic Threads
Very Fine (#4) Braids
221

Winter In My Garden

MD68

Third in the series of gardeners is “Winter in My Garden”. Every gardener I know doesn’t rest the minute the snow starts to fall. Winter is a time for organizing seeds, planning beds or researching to find the perfect climbing rose. That’s why our newest design depicts a woman in her greenhouse amidst all her started seedlings, dreaming about spring and the new start it will bring.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Natural Linen by Wichelt Imports. Alternate fabric is 32 count Zweigart Belfast Raw Linen. Stitched area is 11 1/2" x 16 1/2" with a stitch count of 180 x 260. Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used.
Glass beads by Mill Hill
02031

Christmas Wishes

MD61

Dear Stitcher,
My new design is of a boy and girl sitting on Santa’s lap and telling him their hopes and dreams. Santa is on a throne and cloaked in festive red and gold. There is much evergreen garland that softly twinkles and intricate beading on the columns. I hope your Holiday season is filled with the peace and joy that I tried to convey in this pattern. ~Nora

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Natural Linen by Wichelt Imports or Zweigart. Stitched area is 11½" x 18" with a stitch count of 180 x 285.
Glass beads by Mill Hill
00168 Glass Seed Beads
00367 Glass Seed Beads
02002 Glass Seed Beads
02011 Glass Seed Beads
03053 Antique Glass Beads
Kreinik Metallic Threads
002HL #4 Very Fine Braid
150V #4 Very Fine Braid
210 #4 Very Fine Braid
421 #4 Very Fine Braid

July’s Amethyst Fairy

MD59

Fourth in Nora Corbett’s “Year of the Fairies” Collection, July’s Amethyst Fairy captures a radiant fairy mere moments before she is to meet with her long-awaited fairy prince. Because even enchanted glens get warm in July, her shadow-hued gown is off-the-shoulder satin, accented with precious gems the color of the midsummer sky.
Her bouquet? Rarest lavender roses. And behind her, airy wings flutter majestically, shimmering with violet amethysts – amethysts as perfect as this moment.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Cream Linen by Zweigart. Alternate fabric, 32 count White Linen by Wichelt Imports. Stitched area is 9½" x 18½" with a stitch count of 149 x 295.
Glass beads by Mill Hill
00161 Glass Seed Bead
00283 Glass Seed Bead
02025 Glass Seed Bead
02026 Glass Seed Bead
03055 Antique Glass Bead
12035 Crystal Treasure
Kreinik Metallic Threads
001 #4 Very Fine Braid
023 #4 Very Fine Braid
025 #4 Very Fine Braid

May’s Emerald Fairy

MD56

The third in Mirabilia’s “Year of the Fairies Collection”. She stands surrounded by wild strawberries, gazing into an emerald Crystal Treasure that signifies love.

Required material
Stitched on 32 count Zweigart Belfast Cream linen by Wichelt Imports. Stitched area is 10 1/2"x 15 1/2" with a stitch count of 162 x 248. Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used.
Glass beads by Mill Hill
00283
02031
03050*2
13011
Kreinik Metallic Threads
014 #4 Very Fine Braid
015 #4 Very Fine Braid
002V #4 Very Fine Braid
002 #4 Very Fine Braid
025 #4 Very Fine Braid

Spring In My Garden

MD53

“I’m not a very patient person,” says Nora, “but gardening is teaching me to be. I’ve learned that something tiny and fragile holds the promise of becoming something bold and beautiful, if I only water and wait for it. What I haven’t learned is to not go barefoot outside way too early and freeze my feet! It’s nature’s way of reminding me why shoes were invented, I guess.”

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Natural Linen by Wichelt Imports. Alternate fabric is 32 count Zweigart Belfast Raw Linen. Stitched area is 11 1/2" x 16 1/2" with a stitch count of 180 x 260

June’s Pearl Fairy

MD52

Second in Nora Corbett’s “Year of the Fairies” Collection, June’s Pearl Fairy is a celebration of soft summer sunlight. Awash in tiny pastel pearls, >from the tips of her iridescent wings to the hem of her gold gown, she is caught in a contemplative dance. Swirling ribbons of pink satin and seed pearls float gracefully around her as she steps lightly across a carpet of wild flowers.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count White Linen by Wichelt Imports. Alternate fabric is 32 count Zweigart Belfast Antique White Linen. Stitched area is 11 ¹" x 16 ²" with a stitch count of 177 x 265.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Mill Hill Beads
02003 Glass Seed Bead
02024 Glass Seed Bead
03056 Antique Glass Bead
12144 Glass Treasure - 6 total
12151 Glass Treasure - 2 total
12210 Glass Treasure - 2 total
42018 Petite Glass Bead
42031 Petite Glass Bead
Kreinik Metallic Threads
023 #4 Very Fine Braid
150V #4 Very Fine Braid

Summer In My Garden

MD50

“I suspect that my neighbors laugh at my gardening outfits–I really do wear pretty hats and flowing skirts to dig in the dirt! I just can’t bear to wear ugly old clothes amidst all that beauty. And I don’t know about you, but I like a very orderly garden, full of old-fashioned flowers in cool shades of pink and white. I especially love anything I can cut to enjoy inside. If it doesn’t flower, I don’t grow it!”

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Natural Linen by Wichelt Imports. Alternate fabric is 32 count Zweigart Belfast Raw Linen. Stitched area is 11 1/2" x 16 1/2" with a stitch count of 180 x 260.

April’s Blue Diamond

MD47

First in Nora Corbett’s “Year of the Fairies” Collection, the Blue Diamond Fairy is an elegant tribute to the mercurial month of April. Inspired by elaborate
Victorian designs, her demure gown is overlaid with exquisite “blue diamond” beading, accented with a crown of flowers and pearls.
Nora

Stitched on 32 count Zweigart Belfast Cream linen
Stitched area is 12.25" w x 16.75" h with a stitch count of 195 x 268. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC needed
white (3)
315
316
317
356
368
369
414
434
502
503
504
598
754
758
778
801
814
819
902
915
917
932
948
3051
3052
3078
3371
3608
3689
3726
3753
3768
3807
3811
5283
Kreinik Metallic Threads
014 #4 Very Fine Braid
1432 #8 Very Fine Braid
Mill Hill Beads
00150
00275
02026
03050
40479
12121
12122
12124 (2)
12224