All Designs

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

Woodland Fairie

MD67

This beautiful fairie with a radiant wand is dressed in shades of pale gold and persimmon pink with fluttering misty blue wings. Entwined with gleaming leaves, she is perched on a mossy branch. Stitch this magical nymph and imagine flights of fancy.

Required materials
Model stitched on 32 count Stoney Point Linen from Wichelt Imports. Stitched area is 10¾" x 15½" with a stitch count of 170 x 241. Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used.
Glass beads by Mill Hill
02001
02019
03048
03054
60479
Kreinik Metallic Threads
001 blending filament *2
014 #4 very fine braid
015 #4 very fine braid
080hl #4 very fine braid
101 #4 very fine braid
850 #4 very fine braid

Fairie Treasures

MD66

A peaceful fairie brings treasures of your own choosing. “Love”, “Joy”, or “Peace” can be inscribed on her special treasure box for a dear friend or you! She is in calm rust and berry colors. Gold beads and satin ribbons cascade from her silken gown and she is enveloped in a mystical garden of pale blues and greens.

Required materials
Model stitched on 32 count Light Mocha Belfast Linen from Zweigart. Stitched area is 10½" x 15¾" with a stitch count of 164 x 251. Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used.
Glass beads by Mill Hill
00275 Glass Bead
02012 Glass Bead
02019 Glass Bead
02024 Glass Bead
02031 Glass Bead
13070 Crystal Treasures (10 total)
Kreinik Metallic Threads
002HL #4 Very Fine Braid
080HL #4 Very Fine Braid
3215 #4 Very Fine Braid
3223 #4 Very Fine Braid

Queen Of Freedom

MD64

Due to the overwhelming response to “Lady of the Flag”, we have created another pattern that honors our Flag to complete the set.
A classic Greek beauty drapes the Stars and Stripes over her lap while she clutches a book of law. She promises peace, justice, and beauty for all.

~Nora~

Stitched on 32 count Country French Latte Linen by Wichelt Imports. Alternate fabric is 32 count Belfast Light Mocha Linen by Zweigart. Stitched area is 11 ¼" x 18 ¾" with a stitch count of 181 x 289. Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used.
Glass beads by Mill Hill
02011 Glass Seed Bead *2
02022 Glass Seed Bead
13089 Crystal Treasures (4 treasures needed, 2 packages)
13051* Crystal Treasures (3 treasures needed, 2 packages)
*13099 (listed on instructions) is discontinued. Please replace with 13051
Kreinik Metallic Threads
102C #4 Very Fine Braid
002J #4 Very Fine Braid *2
DMC:
White(3)
169
335
356
370
415
451
452
453
535
754
758
761
814
816
819
829
831
832
833
839
869
930
931
932
939
948
3031
3046
3753
3799
3859

Cottage Garden Fairy

MD63

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty! In the colors of the cottage garden.
– the blue shawl is dyed with “forget-me-nots”
– her glittering dew dripped gown is made of woven “celedon” seedlings from her cutting garden,
-her wings are the pale pink/purple only found when gazing at certain “cosmos” in bloom against the sun,
-the bodice was formed by sewing together rose petals from the climbing rose her grandmother planted that no one can remember the name of.
Oh, and lest we forget the lovely “baby blue eyes” that dot the edges of her wings as well as the edges of her garden paths. We think she would be lovely paired with her sister “The Queen Mermaid”.
~Nora~

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Chestnut linen by Wichelt Imports. Alternate fabric is 32 count Belfast Light Mocha linen by Zweigart. Stitched area is 13 1/4" x 17" with a stitch count of 210 x 271.
Glass beads by Mill Hill
02002 Glass Seed Bead
02011 Glass Seed Bead
02014 Glass Seed Bead
02022 Glass Seed Bead
02026 Glass Seed Bead
02031 Glass Seed Bead
03057 Antique Glass Bead
03059 Antique Glass Bead
65270 Frosted Bead
13011 Crystal Treasure
Kreinik Metallic Threads
002HL #4 very fine braid
021 #4 very fine braid
025 #4 very fine braid
027 #4 very fine braid
3215 #4 very fine braid

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

The Blossom Harvest

MD60

A young maiden crowned with pale crystal zinnias, stops to experience the pleasures of nature. Her apron pattern echoes the neatly kept rows of her garden that overflows with pansies, narcissus, violets, and herbs. Beads make the flowers appear as they are in those first moments of the dewy morning — glistening and glowing with tiny droplets.

Stitched on 32 count Natural Linen by Wichelt Imports or Zweigart.
Stitched area is 7 ½" x 13 ½" with a stitch count of 119 x 217.
Glass beads by Mill Hill
00283 Glass Seed Bead (Mercury)
02016 Glass Seed Bead (Crystal Mint)
02019 Glass Seed Bead (Crystal Honey)
02031 Glass Seed Bead (Citron)
03048 Antique Glass Bead (Cinnamon Red)
Crystal Treasures by Mill Hill
12005 - 5 total (5 pkgs.)
12143 - 6 total (3 pkgs.)
12248 - 3 total (2 pkgs.)
13067 - 10 total (4 pkgs.)

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

Mother’s Bliss

MD55

Inspired by a photo of Nora Corbett and her son, this design celebrates an unforgettable moment of joy between a mother and child. It is simple, pure, and beautiful.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Zweigart Belfast Antique Ivory linen. Alternate fabric is 32 count Ivory linen by Wichelt Imports. Stitched area is 10 3/4"x 15 1/4" with a stitch count of 172 x 244. Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used.

Scent Of Old Roses

MD54

There is a princess, we are told, of indescribable wealth, who is fascinated by the mixing of garden scents. “A touch of lavender for sleep,” she muses here, in an ornate gown and stole trimmed with “Wisper”. “And rosemary, that’s for remembrance.” Rumor has it that she has captured her favorite scent, that of old English roses, in a rose-amethyst vial to carry with her wherever she goes. While you stitch, consider the effect of fragrances in your life, and resolve to surround yourself with those that bring you happiness, too.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Laurel by Wichelt Imports. Altermate fabric is 32 count Zweigart Belfast Olive Green Linen. Stitched area is 7 1/2"x 13 1/4" with a stitch count of 119 x 212. Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used.
Glass beads by Mill Hill
00165
00525
00561
02003
02019*2
Kreinik Metallic Threads
023 #4 Very Fine Braid
Rainbow Gallery Thread
W88 "Wisper" white

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