All Designs

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

Mermaid Undine

MD134

Undine, the water nymph, glides effortlessly through the depths with her favorite conch shell, prying open oysters for their glistening pearls lodged within. But the ultimate object of her quest is the talisman that a gust of wind seized from a sailor’s hands as his ship passed. With one look at this dark, handsome stranger, Undine knew in her heart that he was the mortal man destined to give her a remarkable gift.
If she can entice him to ask for her hand in
marriage, she will be rewarded with immortality.
And so she spends her days and nights searching the ocean floor, knowing that the luminescent pearls in her hair and the haunting melodies she sings will lure the man of her dreams near. If she can present him with his precious treasure, his kiss of gratitude
will bind them forever.

Susan Redington Bobby

Stitched on 32 count Sea Spray Linen (65-293) by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric 16 count Sea Spray Aida (355-293) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 15" w x 8.38" h with a stitch count of 240 x 134. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC® Floss
B5200
156
318
333
413
415
597
640
648
754
826
828
838
930
948
3371
3713
3781
3810
3866
Caron Waterlilies
017
068
108
163
181
Mill Hill Treasures
13015
Mill Hill® Beads
02103
10104
10113
16608
82054(2)
18824
18828
40168
42010

Queen Mariposa

MD133

By day, she tends the grapevines in an old Spanish vineyard, but by night, she becomes Queen Mariposa, ruler of flora and fauna, creater of the most delicious wine ever tasted. True monarchs know the value of hard work, so the young woman begins her journey to the throne by spending her days in drab attire under the hot sun, pruning and shaping the over grown vines at an abandoned vineyard. But by the light of the moon, she glimpses the future when her arduous task is complete. Standing on the edge of the stone patio, she holds a scepter, her jeweled crown studdded with diamonds and pearls, a cherry red overskirt enveloping her blue-grey ball gown. Knowing that all living creatures enhance the growth of the grapes, she summons butterflies and moths to assist with pollination. Just as the enchanted arbor is her chrysalis, changing her from young woman to queen, the vinyard also transforms, blossoming under her skilled hands.

Susan Redington Bobby

Stitched on 32 count Desert Sand linen (65-111) 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
B5200
154
165
224
310
333
413
433
503(2)
600(2)
632
722
730
733
745
746
775
781
801
818
819
840
841
842
891
902
926
938
958
975
3021
3371
3608
3706
3773
3781
3803
3811(2)
3822
3823
3847
3848
3852
Kreinik #4 Braid
080HL
Caron Waterlilies
073
Rainbow Gallery Petite Silk Lame Braid
SP43 Available at www.rainbowgallery.com
Mill Hill Treasures
13015
Mill Hill® Beads
02098
03034
10001(2)
10004(2)
10009(2)
10013
10032
10034
10052
10104
18081
18828

October Opal Fairy

MD132

October Opal Fairy gathers the train of her gown, surrounded by a flurry of flowers in shades as delicate and varied as the glowing birthstone for which she is named. In centuries past, the opal was associated with superstition, but Queen Victoria changed its meaning when she proudly wore opal jewelry and offered the gemstone to each of her daughters in celebration of their nuptials. A magical jewel, the opal is believed to render its bearer invisible, so our fairy travels through the world unseen, seeking places of darkness that come alive with light when she appears.
Her iridescent wings reflect the colors of sunrise and sunset as the gentle scent of rose petals remains even after she vanishes.

Susan Redington Bobby

Stitched on 32 count Ivory Linen (65-I) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 10.81" w x 14.69" h with a stitch count of 173 x 235. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC® Floss
151
154
225
333
340
341(2)
413
503
632
718
754
758
780
783
791
801
816
823
891
902
926
938
948
3021
3607
3608
3609
3747
3768
3811
Kreinik #4 Braid
011HL
Rainbow Gallery Petite Silk Lame Braid
SP18
SP24
SP47
Mill Hill Treasures
13054(3)
Mill Hill® Beads
00081
00165
02057
02070
02077(2)
02082
03007
03044
18828
40252
42024
42036
42101

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

Gypsy Mermaid

MD126

A Bohemian vagabond who collects
trinkets and treasures from sunken ships.
She is the pirate of the sea.

Stitched on 32 count Laurel Linen (65-141) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 12.5" w x 15.6" h with a stitch count of 200 x 250. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC® Floss
white
154
159
169
304
317
434
608
718
754
758
780
782
814
818
819
844
898
900
915
919
956
972
3371
3607
3608
3761
3801
3820
3822
3823
3826
3853
Caron Collection Waterlilies™
068
084
146
207
221
275
Kreinik Braid
001HL #4 Braid
019 #8 Braid
Mill Hill® Beads
00165
00367
00968
02096
16081
16603
18010
18823
45270

Siren and the Shipwreck

MD125

All that remains of the ship is the ballroom’s glittering chandelier. She longingly hums the ballads she’s heard echo through the glistening waters. Her iridescent tail shimmers as she returns to the luminous depths with her crystal treasure.

Stitched on 32 count Sea Lily Linen (65-283) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 13.75" w x 16.25" h with a stitch count of 141 x 262. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC® Floss
white
159
435
436
469
712
758
772
779
801
819
823
905
906
907
950
964
3078
3371
3607
3608
3799
3814
3839
3845
3846
Caron Collection Waterlilies™
017
041
Kreinik #4 Braid
009
011HL
Mill Hill® Beads
00020
00146
00168
02031
02098 (2)
16602
18010
18828
18831
Mill Hill® Glass or Crystal Treasures
12005
12149
12187
12209*
13057 (6)
*12209 is no longer available. Please substitute 12118.

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