Saturday, March 22, 2014

Samplers Not Forgotten

Kimberly has some new designs-


Mary Shepherd was worked on Vintage 32 c Autumn Gold.


Eliza Dunnings 1850 was worked on Vintage 40 c Buttercream.


Springtime in My Garden was worked on Vintage 36 c Sand Dune.


Mary Ann Crumley 1829 was worked on Vintage 40 c Meadow Rue.

Shops should contact Kimberly's distributor, Hoffman Distributing for purchasing information.

Thank you Kimberly!

Reflets de Soie

Isabelle has a new design-


Louise Delaplagne was worked on Vintage 40 c Chantilly Creme.

Isabelle's web site can be found here.

Thank you Isabelle!

Olde Willow Stitchery

A new reproduction by Robin has been published in the Spring 2014 issue of Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly-


Jane Ann Smith was worked on 36 c Examplar.

Robin's blog can be found here.

Sampler & Antique Needlework's site can be found here.

Thank you Robin!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Queenstown Sampler Designs

Barb has some new designs-


Mary Reese 1785 was worked on 45 c Light Examplar.


Sarah Comfort 1810 was worked on Vintage 32 c Examplar.


Lydia Borton 1819 was worked on Vintage 32 c Light Examplar.


Elizabeth Borton 1834 was worked on Vintage 28 c Examplar.

Barb's web site can be found here.

Thank you Barb!

Plum Street Samplers

Some new designs from Paulette-


A Friend Loveth was worked on Vintage 36 c Meadow Rue.


Welcome All Hearts Home was worked on Vintage 36 c Light Examplar.


Count Twice was worked on Vintage 36 c Meadow Rue.

Paulette's blog can be found here.

Shops should contact Paulette's distributor, Kelmscott Designs for purchasing information.

Thank you Paulette!

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Samplers Revisited

Patty has two new designs-


Judith Le Lacheur 1836 was worked on 36 c Examplar.


Jane Clarkson 1856 was worked on Vintage 36 c Chantilly Crème.

Patty's website can be found here.

Ordering information for shops can be found here.

Thank you Patty!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Keepsake Stitches

A new design from Norma-



All in Clover Sewing Case was worked on 32 c Light Examplar.

Norma's website can be found here.

Thank you Norma.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Jeannette Douglas Designs

Some new ones from Jeannette-


Mini Pumpkin Stitches was worked on 32 c Vintage Pecan Butter.


Mini Vintage Stitches was worked 32 c Vintage Examplar.



The Four Seasons Sampler and Accessories were worked on 32 c Light Examplar.

Jeannette's web site can be found here.

Thank you Jeannette!

My Big Toe Designs

Deborah has a new design-


The Apostles' Creed models were worked Vintage 32 and 40 c Light Examplar.

Deborah's web site can be found here.

Thank you Deborah!

News and updates

We're wishing all a great 2014 including ourselves!  We hope those of you caught in the polar vortex have warmed up now.  We did escape the brutal cold experienced by many but are dealing with a lot of rain and wind.  The tree lying sideways in the yard is testament to that.

We apologize for the delay in updating the new portion of life here.  We appreciate all the kind words of encouragement that we have received.  We wish we could acknowledge them individually but right now that is not possible.  We admit to being rather protective of the personal lives of our sick ones but we do have some updates-
  • The aortic dissection patient is resting rather uncomfortably at home.  We are hoping that surgery can be avoided.
  • Life has settled down for the leukemia patient.  The protocol has been revised and we're back to weekly trips to Seattle.  The trips are usually on Wednesdays but are always subject to change.
  • The infectious disease patient continues to have many ups and downs.  Just when we start breathing a bit easier, it flares up again.  When the flares happen, it is a life threatening situation.  He's back in the hospital right now and we're just doing the best we can.
Since our last update we have made a lot of progress on the backorders of Florence and have been able to keep up with the most popular colors.  All of that has come at the expense of getting to the slower moving colors.  For the next couple of weeks we're moving our concentration to those colors, the odd pieces of paper that have been piling up and cleaning up the junk mail folder.  We totally missed keeping up on that and there are far too many genuine emails sitting there.

We have received notice that Zweigart has raised prices and as a result, our prices will increase effective 2.1.14.  Orders received before that date will be honored at current prices.  Shops may contact us for an updated price list and we'll email a pdf document.

The best seller list has been updated.  It can be found here.

A current color list is not yet ready we have one dye that is giving us fits and we're trying to hit upon the necessary adjustments.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Samplers Not Forgotten

Kimberly has a  new design-


Maria Simoncini was worked on Vintage 40 c Buttercream.

Shops should contact Kimberly's distributor, Hoffman Distributing for purchasing information.

Thank you Kimberly!


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly

The Winter 2013 issue-


Fran Colburn of Legacy Designs has reproduced Maria de la Plaza 1861 on 40 c Pearled Barley.

Fran also designed a Christmas ornament, Maria's Spanish Christmas.  This ornament is worked on Vintage 36 c Sand Dune.

Giulia Manfredini of GPA Designs reproduced Ann Hull 1836 on 32 c Pecan Butter.

Giulia's web site can be found here.

S&ANQ's web site can be found here.

Thank you Fran and Giulia.