Iris and Fans, Nancy Buhl

Iris and Fans, Nancy Buhl design

Iris and Fans, a counted canvas needlework piece, is sold under Nancy Needle’s and are design by Nancy Buhl.

Stitched on 18 count Eggshell Mono Canvas using various shades of DMC size 5 floss along with several speciality threads: Caron …

Blue Hydrangea, Nancy Buhl

Blue Hydrangea, Nancy Buhl design

Blue Hydrangea, Nancy Buhl design

Blue Hydrangea is a design in the Regional Quilt Series from Nancy Buhl.

I purchased this as a kit: 18-count Eggshell Mono Canvas and the threads. If I recall correctly the pattern instructions suggested to …

Lily Pad, Lynne Tomlinson designs

Lily pad, Lynne Tomlinson design

Counted Needle Work: Lynne Tomlinson designs, pattern: Lily Pad

Design called for 28 count linen, I used 32 count.

I stitched the inner lily pads and tulips per design, changed the rest such as I added the outer border as …

Bargello Pomegranates, Iris and Tulips

Bargello Pomegrantes, Iris and Tulips

I had been hoping to find a library copy of Elsa William’s Bargello patterns, finally, wanting to stitch a pomegranate bargello design for years I gave up trying to borrow a copy and purchased Ms. William’s book from Amazon.

I …

Stained Glass Window, Linda Lachance designer

Stained Glass Window

Counted Canvas Needlework

This design is called Stained Glass Window Card 2 and is from the Canadian website Northern Pine Designs.

Linda Lachance is the designer. I purchased this pattern and the cut-out cards from the website.

Finished worked area …

Geometric, Linda Lachance designer


Counted Canvas Needlework

This design is called Geometric II and is a free 6.5 inch square pattern from the Canadian website Northern Pine Designs.

Linda Lachance is the designer.

This is worked in size 5 Anchor thread with DMC black …

Halloween Owl

Halloween Owl

Counted Cross-Stitch

I wanted to created something Halloween to place on the front door, went web searching and downloaded a free 78 x 75 count pattern that is called In_The_Dark_of_the_Night. This pattern wasn’t so much a Halloween as a Fall …

Halloween Bellpull


Counted Cross-Stitch

Worked on a 24 count banded linen that I purchased from the Nordic Needle website. This banded linen is white on white and is 4 7/8 inches wide.

The pattern designs for the ghost and the cat were …

Pumpkin Patch Farm

Pumpkin Patch

Victoria Sampler Pumpkin Patch Farm, Counted Cross-Stitch

This is the third or fourth Victoria Sampler pattern that I have stitched. I like working their patterns, instructions are very concise.

Design area: 72w x 177h (5.1 inch x 12.6 inch)

Fabric …

Hardanger Pulled Thread, Linda Driskell


Design for this worked piece came from Heirloom Whitework Sampler – Linda Driskell Hardanger Pulled Thread Book.

The worked piece is an odd shape, 15.5 inches by 9.5 inches because I needed a mat under a photo frame for a …