Thistles are a favorite flower of mine to stitch and Victoria Sampler is a favorite designer. Add to that a design for a hexagon shaped box lid, a cardboard hexagon shaped box (found on, and I was ready to …

Jasmine Branches

Jasmine Flowers

Yesterday I walked through our frozen back yard to check out the forsythia bushes hoping to find a branch of fat buds that I could bring indoors and force to bloom … nothing. Though, surprisingly I found healthy green leaves …

Iris, rock roses and forget-me-nots

Yellow Iris

I did not like the floppy irises shown within the instruction book for this section and decided to change them to look more like the irises shown in Ann Cox’s A-Z of Silk ribbon flowers book.

The Iris stems (twisted …

Valentine Heart for my husband

Valentine Card

I used the lattice heart design from the Victoria Sampler Heirloom Wedding design as the back drop for a flowery silk ribbon Valentine’s Day card for my husband.

Dark purple is my favorite color and I thought my husband would …

Lily of Valley, Grey Hardanger Mat

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Lily of the Valley

Fabric is water grey 22 count even weave. Finished worked area is 11 inch square. The Hardanger stitching is worked in size 5 and 8 white perle cotton and three shades of grey in size 5 …

Sleeping puppy

sleeping puppy

Cross Stitched

Sleeping Dalmatian pup.

I normally switched out my worked pieces every few weeks so within a year’s time I get to see them all again …. but this one I leave up year round as I find it so …

Panies and Tulips, silk ribbon flowers

Pansies and Tulips

Stumpwork Pansies, Silk Ribbon Tulips and a stumpwork flying insect.

I sure did drag my feet getting started on stitching this panel of the Di van NieKerk design.

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The Pansy petals and leaves.

I am not much for …