Ladies

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

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.

The Garden Muses

MD44

According to Greek mythology, muses are the ageless spirits who inspire and watch over us as we create. What better place for muses to reside than a cool, green topiary garden? At the entrance to Nora Corbett’s classical retreat, ancient urns drip with moss, wrought-iron gates beckon visitors inside, and all who enter are promised a quiet place of peace and inspiration.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Permin Laurel Linen supplied by Wichelt Imports. Alternate fabric is 32 count Zweigart Belfast Olive Green Linen. Stitched area is 18 1/2" x 9 1/2 " with a stitch count of 292 x 152.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Mill Hill Beads
00148 Pale Peach Glass Seed Bead
02019 Crystal Honey Glass Seed Bead
03021 Royal Pearl Antique Glass Bead
03031 Smokey Heather Antique Glass Bead
03034 Royal Amethyst Antique Glass Bead
03053 Purple Passion Antique Glass Bead
60162 Frosted Sapphire Frosted Glass Bead
13052 Very Small Teardrop Amethyst Crystal Treasure

Savannah’s Curtsy

MD36

This winsome southern belle learned the genteel art of hospitality in finishing school, and she’d be delighted to extend a warm welcome to guests in any finely decorated foyer. She makes a lovely gift for new neighbors, new homeowners or newlyweds–or just hang her where she can make you smile each time you walk in the door.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count White Jobelan supplied by Wichelt Imports. Alternate Fabric is Zweigart 32 count White Belfast LinenĀ®. Design area is 12" x 15" with a stitch count of 187 x 235.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Kreinik Metallic Threads
013 #8 Fine Braid
021 #8 Fine Braid
Mill Hill Beads
03007 Antique Glass Bead
42027 Petite Glass Bead