With Needle and Thread Needle Book

This needle book is based off “With Needle and Thread” sampler.  Colors changed up a bit but could easily be done in the colors of the original sampler.

Fleurs 1805 

A quick little stitch….I love the muted colors.

Royal Garden

Love the saturated colors in this piece…it looks so royal to me!

Love in the Garden

This sampler can either be done in mainly cross stitch (there are a couple of stitches in the alphabet but even those could be done in cross stitch) or have fun playing and fill in with Stem Stitch.  I love the look of Stem Stitch, it is kind of like painting with thread. "Lord what is life...tis like a flower that blossoms and is gone…we see it flourish for an hour…with all it’s beauty on…but death comes like a winter day, and cuts the pretty flower away."

Christmas Tree Farm

We didn’t have the red truck (which I think would be really cool) but we did go cut down our Christmas trees every year when I was a child.  Up and down the hills, freezing, until you found the perfect tree (which usually ended up having to be tied to the wall!).

Tis Near Halloween

"When witches go riding, 
and black cats are
seen, the moon
laughes and whispers,
tis near Halloween"

A quick fun stitch for Halloween.

Laundry Day

Wash. Dry. Fold. Repeat.
Sound familiar? 

Not sure how much time you spend in your laundry room... I felt the need to make it a place to enjoy spending time in. 

Forth of July Picnic

A fun little patriotic piece to grace your home for the summer.

With Needle & Thread

"my soul is fed with needle and thread"

Not sure about you but for me this saying is so true. This piece was inspired after a day out at an antique show with a new friend who has the same love of samplers I do.

Summer Garden

"One can no more approach people without love than one can approach bees without care" Leo Tolstoy 1828-1910

This piece is charted for cross stitch but instructions for a variety of stitches are included to stitch the bee skep and flowers. 

Christmas In My Heart 1843

"I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year" is a quote from the Christmas Carol written in 1843 by Charles Dickens (1812-1870).

A favorite saying and one that I try to keep in my heart year round.

Autumn 1831

A charming Autumn sampler done for a friend who doesn't like to go too Halloweeny! 

Walk In My Garden

"If I had a flower for every time I thought of you... I could walk in my garden forever."
Alfred Lord Tennyson 1809-1892.

A sweet little sampler to stitch for yourself, a friend, or a loved one.

Bird Song

A fun whimsical sampler done in bold colors. The majority of the sampler is done in cross stitch with the option of doing the Padded Satin Stitch on the birds wings.  

Spring Garden

"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tunes without the words
And never stops at all"
Emily Dickinson 1830-1886

Fourth in the series of samplers with lots of fun stitches.

O Christmas Tree

The verse on this sampler is from "O Christmas Tree" a German Christmas song written in 1824 by Ernst Anschutz. This song was based off a 16th century Silesian Folksong by Melchior Franck called Ach Tannenbaum. Third in the series of samplers with lots of fun stitches.

Autumn Garden

"Even if something is left undone,
everyone must take time
to sit still and watch the leaves turn"
Elizabeth Lawrence 1644-1720

Second in the series of samplers with lots of fun stitches to enjoy!

Music Amongst the Trees

"There is always music 
amongst the trees in the 
garden, but our hearts
must be very quiet to
hear it."

by Minnie Aumonier 1865-1952
first in the series of samplers with lots of fun stitches to enjoy!

Springtime in My Garden

"The Miracle" by L.H. Bailey

"Yesterday the twig was brown and bare
Today the glint of green is there
Tomorrow will be leaflets spare
I know no thing so wondrous fair
No miracle so strangely rare
I wonder what will next be there"