Wednesday, March 21, 2018

2017's Mini Sampler Series ~

This little series is one of my favorites!  The stitch count of each of them is 31 wide by 73 high.  You can stitch them up into little pillows or wall hangings.  I choose to frame mine.  I have each one stretched and pinned onto foam board and then I switch them into the same frame to display each month.  Check with your Local Needlework Shop to place your order.  Shop owners can contact me at madebywendy @ gmail .com to order. 

New Spring Charts ~

I'm so excited about these three new charts that released this spring at the Nashville Needlework Market. 

First of all there is SPRING FRILLS.  It is a set of three smalls.  Spring is 62 by 27 stitches, Bloomin' Spring is 50 by 27 stitches, and the Wreath is 43 by 43.  I stitched them on 32 count Cornsilk Linen from weeks Dye Works.  They are stitched with 2 ply of Sampler Threads from The Gentle Art over 2 threads of the linen.  The colors I used are Grape Leaf 7028, Crystal Lake 7075, Honey Dew 7087, Flax 1150, Old Brick 0320, Faded Rose 7090, and Cameo Pink 0730.
This is LOVE IS KIND. Love is Patient is 76 by 32 stitches and Faith Hope Charity is 68 by 67.  I stitched it on 32 count Baby's Breath Linen from Weeks Dye Works.  I stitched it with 2 ply of Classic Colorworks  threads and The Gentle Art threads over 2 linen threads.   Classic Colorworks threads are Straw Hat, St. Bernard, Chopped Chives, Cherry Tomato, Rose Petal, and Sampler Threads Honey Dew 7087 from The Gentle Art.

And there is EASTER BLESSINGS.  It has a fun small with eggs and bunnies, and a framed piece with a more formal, traditional design. Easter Blessings is 54 by 54 stitches. Eggs and Bunnies is 35 by 51 stitches.  They are stitched over 2 threads on 32 count Baby's Breath Linen from Weeks Dye Works with 2 ply of these Classic Colorworks threads.  Argyle Socks, Lemon Grass, Strawberry Parfait, Sea Shelley, Rain Shower, and Queen Bee.

Check with your Local Needlework Shop to place your order.  Shop owners can contact me at madebywendy @ gmail .com to order.

Happy Stitching,  Wendy

Monday, October 17, 2016

Flower Garden Sampler Free Chart

It's been a while since I've released a free chart and I'm excited to share this one with you.  I stitched it with some special hand dyed Silk 'N Colors from The Thread Gatherer. What I like about this chart is that you can use your favorite multi dyed thread for the alphabet and pick two coordinating solids for the vines and flowers. So go through your thread stash and pull out those threads you've been hoarding. They will go perfect in this little chart.  

If you are interested in stitching it like mine I do have some limited edition kits available. There are some kits that have linen, silk threads and silk sari ribbon for finishing. Or there are kits that just have the silk threads and the silk sari finishing ribbon.  Send me your email and I will get you more information and send you a paypal invoice.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Nashville Needlework Market 2016

The Nashville Needlework Market is just two short weeks away and I have everything shipped off and ready for the shoppers.  I had to decide last fall about going to market and with my ankle surgery it was just the best decision to stay home this year.  I am back to walking and driving myself but it took awhile and I still feel this was the best decision, but I will miss meeting shop owners and other designers. But my new designs will be there. Hoffman Distributing will have all of my charts. And Norden Crafts will have all of the charts plus the models.  Here are the  previews.

Quaker Blues

For my Sister

Let Your Heart Sing

Welcome Spring Accessories

Welcome Spring Box

Friday, January 15, 2016

Retiring ~

No, not me, but some of my older designs. They will not be reprinted, but are available until they are sold out at 50% off of retail. Email me at with orders. I will need an email to send a paypal invoice.

Spring Needlebook and Fob  -  $4

Needles and Pins  -  $4

La Tulipe Pinkeep  -  $2

A Joyful Heart  -  $4

F is for Flower  -  $2

 Fabulous Fall  -  $2

Happy Stitching,  Wendy

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Updates ~

I think an update is long over due. So here is a wrap up of what we've released this summer.  First there are the May, June, July and August Floral Postcards.  There are fun, quick to stitch and can be framed or finished into a small pillow or hanging to display each month.

 Then there are the next two in the Bird Sampler Series.  There is the Robin Sampler and the Chickadee Sampler. I love the R & R Reproductions fabric this is stitched on. Coming this fall there will be one last one to bring the total in the series to 6. It will be a Goldfinch Sampler.  These can be combined into one band sampler with simple directions available as a free chart. If you would like the PDF files of the combination sampler, please email me and I'll get it off to you.  madebywendy @ gmail .com

This bird series has been so much fun to do. And to carry on the with the bird theme, there is a cute bird pincushion coming in August.  Stay tuned for more information on that.  It is one of my favorites.

Note ~ The Robin Sampler is missing a symbol.  The letters are stitched the same red color as the Robin's Red Breast.

Sunflower Fields ~

Here is a fun new release.  It is called Sunflower Fields. I have stitched it two ways and the chart includes three thread palettes for you to choose from.  Weeks Dye Works threads, Silk 'n Colors from The Thread Gatherer, and DMC. My favorite thing about this chart is the 6" Lone Elm Lane box that it is shown on. These are such high quality boxes and so fun to display stitching on. There is also an extra little chart for the front and back of a scissor fob.  The chart includes little corner motifs you can stitch to make the piece square to frame or put on a pillow, or leave them off to put your piece on the Lone Elm Lane box.