Nantucket Wildflowers, Erica Wilson design

Nantucket Wildflowers Pillow

This crewel is a blend of wool yarn and stranded cotton threads. Designer is Erica Wilson, design name is Nantucket Wildflowers. This kit was produced in 1982. Purchased 2014 on eBay as a full kit (minus the pillow fill). Design … Read more

Ribbons and Thistle Flowers

Ribbons and Thistle Flowers
Ribbons and Thistle Flowers is a counted needlework embroidery design presented in a 40-plus page booklet available in printed and Kindle formats. Click the button named Bargello on the upper navigational bar of my blog website at Noelle Frances Designs… Read more

Blue speckled whimsical flowers

blue speckled whimsical flowers

Fun afternoon project worked in River silk 4mm ribbons and Anchor size 8 (color 306, topaz medium light) thread worked on 25 count, Bone color Lugana fabric.

The 5 x 7 inch tri-fold green card has 3 1/2 x 5 … Read more

Christmas Tree Card

Christmas Card

Hardanger Christmas tree pattern, based on a Kreinik freebie design. When worked on 22 count this design just fits an oval shape cut-out window of the purchased card that I used.

Web searching for freebie patterns I found the below … Read more

Ladybug, Narcissus and Lily

Ladybug, narcissus flowers and lily


I worked this using one strand of Caron Wildflowers color 219 (Cardinal) and one strand of a dark gray-black DMC stranded floss.I noticed who ever designed this printed panel incorrectly wrote ladybird instead of ladybug. I didn’t bother to… Read more

Swirling Pin Wheels

Swirling Pin Wheels
The Swirling Pin Wheels design is a counted Hardanger and Rhodes stitch needlework embroidery available in printed and Kindle formats. Over the past winter children from our town’s day care center stuck red and blue pin wheels along the edge… Read more

Red hot poker, Arum and Natal lilies

Natal Lily, Red Hot Poker and Arum

Arum flowers and leaves

Design called for the stems to be worked in wrapped wire, instead I did 13-20 wrapped bullions using straw needle. Waxing of needle and light waxing of 6-ply (un-separated) stranded floss makes it easier to pull… Read more