Tales and Myths

The Garden Muses


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

Fairy Tales


Once upon a time, in a field strewn with magical flower petals, a doting mother read a bedtime tale to her very littlest angel. A gentle breeze rustled her lacy gown, the golden child smiled, and they lived happily ever after.

Stitched on 32 count Spun Silver linen by Wichelt Imports (2 over 2 ).
Design area is 10 (1/2) x 12 (4/5) inches with a stitch count of 168 x 204.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Beads by Mill Hill
40123 - Petite Bead
40252 - Petite Bead
42017 - Petite Bead
42024 - Petite Bead
Rainbow Gallery Threads
Nordic Gold ND3