Tuesday, October 28, 2014

May I formally introduce

Ann Robinson 1800

Ann chose to stitch her sampler on Linsey Woolsey which is a very rich dark green.  I chose to chart her in 32ct Wichelt Copper Penny with Gloriana Silk Threads.  Using just a small palette of colors; Honey Bronze, Pecan, Birch Brown, Brick, Vanilla and Antique Black.  A conversion for DMC is also included.  The stitch count is 236w x 291h giving you a wide spectrum of finished sizes using a variety of linen counts.  

The entire sampler EXCEPT the verse, is stitched over 2 threads.  The verse has a combination of capital letters over stitched over 2, while the rest of the letters/wording is stitched over 1.

Her verse reads:

Virtues the chiefest beauty of the mind
The noble ornament of human kind
Virtues ours ar gard and giding star
That stirs up Reason when our senses err

Have a wonderful stitching day!!  Thanks for stopping by :)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Can I tempt you with these?

Well the fall weather is here-- for most, chilly breeze, cold nights even snow flurries!!  To others, this is fall, but it is still 78 degrees and its just another day in Paradise :)  I am excited to tease you with a few new pics of an amazing new sampler I had the pleasure of reproducing.  The original sampler is owned by a very very special friend who happens to be the Great Great Great Grandson.   Can you just imagine the thrill of just being asked??  Having this sampler hung in his home now for decades, I was over the moon with excitement when I was handed this treasure to care for, for the greater part of this year.   Are you tempted yet?!!!
She completed her masterpiece in the year 1800, when she was just at the tender age of 10.
Can you imagine??!!  I had the pleasure of sitting with a 10 year old today who was as wild as a bull in an arena.  I cant imagine too many 10 year old's in today's society with the patience this young gal had. 
So many details to her sampler, its hard not to be curious right?  Look at this floral arrangement!  Look at all those birds!!!!!!  Love the birds!!!
What about this stag??!!!!  Oh my is it fabulous!!  I am so excited to share the full sampler with you next week, when I formally introduce her in all of her glory :)  I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend, and have much stitching success!!  And I will see you all next week!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Teachers Love Teaching

Here is my first original design dedicated to all the hardworking Teachers in our lives. 
Designed specifically for a very special teacher in my life- my sister.   An outstanding woman and amazing teacher.  I couldn't think of a better way to thank her for all the hard work she does.  Realizing also that we are blessed with teachers in our lives each and every day.   Have you thanked a teacher today?!

This pattern is full cross with a few key backstitching and french knots for detailing.  I chose to stitch the model on 32ct Vintage Lentil Lakeside with WDW, GA and Crescent colors.  I encourage you to make color changes to make it your own!  I look forward to seeing progress pics!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sneak peak of new release!!

It is that time of year again with all the interweb a buzz with new releases for the St Charles Market!  I am excited to release my new pattern coming to shops near you soon!
Using 32ct Vintage Lentil Lakeside linen with WDW, GA and Crescent color overdyed cottons, this ORIGINAL design was created to recognize special folks in all of our lives; Teachers. 
Teachers are in our lives each and every day and although they might not have the specific title and go to a school daily, we are surrounded by them.  Loved ones, friends, co-workers, random people you meet.  We are all teachers and this is a fun way to share my thanks with them!
I hope you enjoy this latest release, I will share a full pic shortly!!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

M A Badger 1870 is released!

As promised, here is M A Badger 1870!
The stitch count is 136w x 224h.  Charted for Vintage autumn gold Lakeside Linen and overdyed WDW and GA threads.  Of course there is also a DMC conversion :)  This is a sweet little sampler and a fun summer stitch!  Looking forward to some progress pics!  I think I would like to stitch a model on the 52/60 with tudors-- she would be 5 x 7!!!!  Stinkin cute!!!!  Let me know what you are going to stitch her on!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Tiny Sneak Peak as Promised!

Its Memorial Day weekend here in the US, and what a great weekend to kick off ideas for summer stitching!!
Next week my latest sampler reproduction will be released!  Here is a small preview of
M A Badger :)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Caroline Baird Finished!

I have finished the model for the popular Caroline Baird this weekend, better late then never right?  I only had to stitch the over 1 verse and ta-da!  Here she is :)
Stay tuned for a sneak peak of a new release coming soon!!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Progress pics to share!

Over the weekend, I got a couple of pics of progress on Ane Kirstine Larsen.  Wow, she is stunning!!  Check these out:
2 different starts, 2 different spots.  Very exciting!!!!!!  Keep these pics coming!!  Stitchers are amazing arent they??

Casa Cenina

I am so excited to announce for the international stitchers, that Casa Cenina now carries the Traveling Stitcher patterns!  There have been many requests from overseas, so now you are in luck!  All the shops that carry my patterns are happy to ship to anyone, now there are even more options!!  I look forward to working with them, they are fast to respond to emails and are very friendly!!  Thank you Casa Cenina!!

A & E Long and Lean Model

I have had several requests to see the model version of A & E Long and Lean, so without further delay, here it is~
Stitched on Lakeside Linens Vintage Pearled Barley with the called for silks.  I just love the variety of motifs, colors and the width!!  What a fun sampler to add to our A & E walls :)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Ane Kirstine Larsen

One of the most exciting things about recreating an antique sampler is not only the surprise of the revealed colors on the reverse side; but to have the opportunity to use today's glorious options to restitch these beauties.  Choosing silks for my patterns is not done on purpose, but out of habit.  I LOVE stitching in silk, the pure luster, the feel the outcome :)  I wanted to share the colors I have chosen for Ane..  So many gorgeous choices are available, its hard to choose, but it must be done LOL!  (of course a DMC conversion is also given on the pattern.)
Also, alot of inquiries, both Ane Kirstine Larsen and A & E Long and Lean are stitched entirely in full cross over 2.  I would love to see it stitched over 1 though!!!  Anyone interested?!

Monday, February 24, 2014

A & E Colors

It is so exciting all the response these 2 lovelies (Ane and A & E) have been getting!!!  I wanted to give you a picture of the colors I chose to stitch A & E Long and Lean with.
I love using over-dyed threads; I tend to use silks, but I also use cottons.  They really give the added depth to our samplers when using these threads, making our newly stitched samplers, similar to the these calls over 100 years ago.  Having the variety of supplies that we do today gives each and every sampler stitched its own character and also, unique.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Coming soon to a shop near you!

This 2014 Nashville market is an exciting one--  I have 2 patterns being released and I am soo thrilled to share them with all of you :)

Up first is A & E Long and Lean:


and the 2nd one is
Ane Kirstine Larsen:

Please call your LNS to place your order-- I look forward to progress pictures very soon!!!!
I hope all of you have a safe, warm and stitchy weekend!!!!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Greek Sampler Finished!

Its been way to long since I have posted and I have neglected to share the picture of the Greek Sampler finished!  It turned out just perfectly and I know this stitcher is over the moon with it!!!!!  Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us.
Looking forward to the Nashville Needlework 2014 market?  Me too!!  Watch out for a new release from the Traveling Stitcher the end of next month :)