In honor of President George Washington’s birthday, we have released Stars and Stripes Forever. This is contemporary, to-scale U.S. flag intended for year-round display in the home or office.
50 stars and 13 stripes are stitched with vibrant colors from The Gentle Art. We chose a warm and toasty linen from Wichelt (Sand). I SO enjoyed stitching on this fabric!
Stars and Stripes Forever is a distinctive and convenient way to show the flag indoors. It’s quite a dense design (it took me a few months to finish!), but the geometric and repeated patterns are easy to stitch.
The flag is made with simple cross stitches — no specialty stitches required!
If you start this design in March, you’ll be finished by July 4th!
Stitch Count: 171W x 106H Design Size: Approx. 12″W x 7-1/4″H Fabric: 28-ct Sand from Wichelt Imports Threads: The Gentle Art (with DMC conversions) Frame: Where Victoria’s Angels Stitch (Clifton, N.J.)
We’ve shipped initial orders to our distributors. If you’d like to purchase our charts, please ask your needlework shop to order them for you! As always, feel free to contact me with questions.
Thank you and Happy Birthday to our country’s first President! ~Liz
Happy February! I am often asked about the design on our website header — What is it?
It’s Coffee Crossword. Pour yourself a cup of coffee (or tea!) and immerse yourself in this crossword design. Warm colors stitched on a coffee-with-cream-and-sugar linen make for a cup of cozy stitching on a chilly February day.
We’ve just shipped a new cross stitch design to our distributors: “Mirth, Hope and Grace.” Three inspirational words interlock in a game board pattern. It’s created with holiday colors, but we think of mirth, hope and grace as timeless concepts for year-round display.
You can make this in time for the holidays. We stitched it up in a weekend!
Size: 58w x 59h Fabric: 32-ct White Chocolate from Wichelt Threads: The Gentle Art (with DMC conversions)
As you bake pies, roast veggies and make stuffing this week — remember to sneak in a wee bit of stitching (or a lot!) to celebrate this wonderful holiday. We are ever thankful to a lovely stitcher who sent us her version of “3 French Hens,” our ornament in the 2012 Just CrossStitch Ornament magazine. This unexpected gift is a treasured addition to our ornament collection, as we feather our nest and decorate the home for the holidays.
From our cozy nest to yours . . . we at Primrose Needleworks wish you a mirthful, safe and abundant Thanksgiving.
This summer I embarked on a new cross stitch design that’s a companion piece to the Lincoln Bicentennial Sampler. On July 4, 2012 I channeled my inner Betsy Ross (she’s featured in the thimble above) and started to stitched away.
I stitch all my models, as it helps me design (and frog!) the final product. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I find that fiber colors take on a different look and feel, depending on the fabric color and count. And a-frogging we went! After many tweaks and changes, the design started to take shape.
Here’s a sneak peek of the design, about 25% completed. The piece is finished and it’s being framed right now. We’ll release the chart soon.
Happy stitching to you — isn’t Autumn the perfect stitching season? (Next to Winter, Spring and Summer, of course.)
Two days before September 11, 2001 — in Riverside Park on Manhattan’s West Side — I learned how to cross stitch. My college friend Terry (a talented stitcher and designer) taught me the ropes — simple crosses, one after the other, on crisp cream-colored Aida.
I started on a sampler that day, never imagining that it would be a source of enormous comfort during many sleepless nights in the ensuing months. The simple act of stitching a small tree or a flower reminded me that it was possible to remember beauty amid the devastation of that day, eleven years ago.
A few days after September 11, a local radio station played this song: Eva Cassidy’s version of “Over the Rainbow.” The sheer beauty of Eva’s interpretation, and its message of hope prompted hundreds of phone calls to the station (including mine). A perfect song for an imperfect time.
Peace, hope and warm wishes to you all, as we remember this anniversary.