July 11, 2018
Please use this updated motif .
Additional notes: "W" stands for Witch, "H" stands for Halloween on the sampler. You can choose to use your own letters or motifs in their place.
Feb. 18, 2018 Re: Holiday Quaker
Please use or print Page 8 (see PDF file below) which is the last page or the back of the chart. The first run of prints has a type O on the finished size.
I also updated the symbols graphics so that they are easier to read. The original had gray backround which makes it a little diffcult to read the symbols.
I apologize for the error and for the inconvenience. An Oops is never a good thing.
The next run of prints will have this updated Page.
Thank you for choosing this sampler to stitch!
Oct. 19, 2017
There has been a request for a DMC conversion on this sampler. Please see the list below.
Also, I have charted two different motifs in place of the Spider motif as requested by a customer. I understand the fear of spiders or Arachnophobia. I will make the PDF pages available to you if you have this chart. Please send me an email : firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
There were some 150 charts that were sent out that weren't the best of quality of print. The grid lines were too light. I will be happy to replace them. Just send me an email and a proof of purchase of this sampler.
DMC equivalent. See note below.
When stitching with 2 strands, combine 1 each strand of the 2 color floss, when using 1 strand, go by the first color which is the more dominant color on the conversion.
Lobster Claw: DMC 721/720
Honeycomb: DMC 676/3820
Blackbird: DMC 3371
Smoke: DMC 3799/161
Black Coffee: DMC310/844
Rainy Day : DMC 550
Frogs legs: DMC 165
Sassy Brass:DMC 782/783
Sept. 19, 2017
The new release, "Halloween Quaker" is on it's way to your Local Needlework store! Check with your LNS for availability.
Note: Some of the charts that were sent out did not have the note to the right of the Alphabet chart. For some reason, they were not printed as an edited note on the PDF. New shipments as of Sept. 19 will have the corrected sheet. (Click on photo to read).
Let Freedom Ring Correction and Updates
August 16, 2017. Please see photo of the updated bird and diamond motifs. The current chart (Page 2) does not match what is stitched on the model.Add the same diamond motif to the right of the bird on the right. See PDF file below.
See also Page 6 below. As a reminder, all the windows should be stitched the same way. The mullions on some windows are not shown on the chart to show the symbol behind it. All the window mullions are to be stitched in backstitches. Please read the Instructions on Page 16.
Print the following pages to update your chart.
Q & A on the Let Freedom Ring Sampler. I am sharing some questions brought up to me on this sampler. June 2017
1. Q:"The directions call for 413 on the building, does that include the weather vane all the way down to the area where the clock is too?" Is 3790 used some place as backstitching?
A: Yes, from the weather vane to all the outline on the tower. Go by the notes on the backstitching. I must have forgotten to change a 3790 backstitching to the 413 in some areas.
2. Q: "How many skeins of DMC do I need for each color listed?"
A : On a 14 count, you will need 2 skeins of DMC 3781 and 3866. All others, 1 skein each. The 14 count is the lower count scenario.
3. On page 4, Top ribbon border. Between 250 to 260 (row 1-10) The symbol "2" should be the "arch" symbol. All colors, symbols should be consistent all across.
4. Time on the Clock. Q: " I was wondering if the time on the clock has any historical significance?
A: The 7:20 time stands for 7, as in July, the 7th month, and 20 is on 4, for 4th of July. You can stitch any time that you would like or that is significant to you.
Notes and Corrections on the "Let Freedom Ring" Sampler. April 14, 2017
Note on Backstitching for DMC 3866.
Use DMC 3866 as noted on the instructions; for all the window mullions.
I forgot to add the white that you see to the right or left of the row of windows on the main building is the downspout. Use 1 strand over 2 after you finish the cross stitches. Backstitch as shown on the chart.
"A Contented Stitcher" has been out for release and distribution. If you have this chart, I just want to make you aware that some texts were omitted (page 2) on the print. There is a "Note" on the number of skeins needed; 2 of "Freedom" and 1 skein each for the rests. The other note is to inform you that this is the enlarged chart for the Alphabet sampler which is stitched one over one.
See red rectangle on the page. These will be updated in the next printing.
New Release! Witch's Brew and Old Witch Mary will be available for sale by mid to end of July 2012.
Note: I used DMC310 (Black) on the silhouette of the witches on "Witch's Brew" and used Gentle Arts;Onyx on the witch of "Old Witch Mary". If you are going to stitch both designs, I would recommend to use use either the DMC black or the Onyx on the witches on both projects. The DMC black is a more intense solid black, while the Onyx has some gray tones.
This is a correction on the first page of "With the Needle" chart. The outline of the bird's wing was not shown. See correction on this page. The floss color of the wing outline in cross stitches is DMC 169 (black triangle).
Email me if you would like a new copy of this page. I can email the page to you in PDF format or send you a paper copy.
"A Mother's Love" is stitched on a 40ct. Newcastle White. Stitched design size is 134w x 130h (6-5/8w" x 6-1/2"h). Floss used are by Gentle Arts Sampler and GA Shaker. DMC floss equivalent is available.
Correction on Floss list for DMC only.
See revised color chart below for the DMC equivalent. These colors are a closer match to the Gentle Arts floss used. This was revised as of May 16, 2012.
The following changes are for the DMC floss only; from 470 change to 3013, from 334 to 161,from 340 to 156, from 422 to 3782.
April 6, 2012
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March 17, 2012
March 19, 2012
See list of DMC floss conversion.
This information has not been shown on earlier printed charts.
Sept. 27, 2011
"Season of Giving" is a cross stitched ornament featured in the "Christmas Ornaments" of the "Just Cross Stitch" magazine, 2011 Christmas issue. See page 64 and page 66 for the chart. This is a special annual Christmas issue with lots of fun designs from various cross stitch designers.
Stitch count on this ornament is 57h x 58w (3 5/8" x 3 5/8") stitched on a 32ct. Waterlily linen from Wichelt Imports. Embroidery floss is by Weeks Dye Works.
Despite the rainy and depressing day, some ladies braved the storm and came to the Trunk Show to see the models on display of my work, purchased some charts and came to greet me.
Thank you to the ladies for their support and kind words. My thanks to Carolyn, owner of the "Just Cross stitch" store who hosted the show and did a wonderful display of my work.
Of course, my thanks also to Dinah; my sister who created a beautiful cookie mold for the occassion. She carved the "Fraktur Bird I" which is my logo, to make the mold for the cookie, baked the cookies and painted each cookie so beautifully. They are just too pretty to eat!
My little one, Ian was also my support. He hang out with me for the afternoon, greeted some guests, did a lot of sketches and shared ideas for what could be my next project. Thanks, Ian.
April 20, 2011
If you had purchased the "Flower Patch" chart(earlier print), you will notice that one symbol in a light green color has no correspinding floss number on the chart. The floss for this symbol is by Weeks Dye Works: 2196 Scuppernong.
See Alphabet chart below for "Fraktur Bird Welcome".
Charts that were sent out earlier in June did not have this page included in the chart. Feel free to print this page for your use, or if you prefer for me to send you a print, contact me and I will send you a print free of charge.
On the model, the middle initial is the initial of my last name. The initial above and below it are my and my husband's first name initial. You can also choose just to put your initial.
The following are revised charts that have been corrected. Please feel free to download and print the chart that you need. If you are not able to open the PDF files, contact me to request for prints. I will send them to you free of charge.
Note: Previous charts of the "Alphabet Sampler I" sent out in May and June did not include the flower motif at the bottom of the chart. The total height stitch count to include the flower motif is 227 stitches as suppose to the older print which is 204.
I apologize for the inconvinience. You can also email me to request a copy to mail it to you.
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Oops! A type O on the "Holiday Quaker" finish size. It should be 13w" x 9"h. This info is on the back of the chart. Please read the "News" section for details.
Note: If you are stitching the "Let Freedom Ring" sampler, please read the Notes and the Q&A in the "News" section.
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