Stitched on 40 ct. Lakeside Linens vintage light exemplar with called-for floss except changed the body of the house and the thread on the spool to Gentle Arts Sampler Threads brandy and changed the bottom swirls to Crescent Colours weeping willow
Stitched on 26 ct. black Heatherfield using called for colors with the exception of substituting DMC 420 for Crescent Colors Roasted chestnut and DMC 3768 for the body of the house. I also changed the order of the numbers to lead with 1 instead of 0.
Cross Stitch and Country Crafts magazine, January/February 1986 issue
Stitched on 14 ct. Aida with called-for DMC floss. Modified to a memorial sampler honoring my maternal grandmother. Replaced alphabets and numbers with personalization, and changed "Mother" to "Marmie" using lettering from the verse. This is much prettier and brighter in person. I will try to get a better picture on a sunny day.
Belinda Karls-Nace of Blue Ribbon Designs Freebie
Stitched on 32 ct. white MCG linen with DMC conversion. The design is 56x56, but the linen is not evenly woven. I substituted Mill Hill beads for the red stitches in the tree, and added sequins in place of the Smyrna crosses. Hemstitched using a combination of this tutorial by Carol of iStitch and the stitch instructions from Intermediate Whitework by Teresa Wentzler.
Published in Just Cross Stitch magazine in seven parts starting with the September 1990 issue, design currently available for purchase from variousonlineretailers and possibly from your LNS.
Stitching on 40 ct. Lakeside Linens vintage light exemplar with DMC threads as charted, except 842 substituted for 739 to more closely match linen color. Parts one and two completed, and part three started.
My notes: If you decide to stitch this from Just Cross Stitch, read ALL of the directions for ALL of the parts before starting, because there are more complete instructions for some of the stitches in later parts, including the note to use a color that matches your choice of linen in place of 739. Also, this has A LOT of over one stitching (the stag, the verse, the thistle, some of the personalization), so bear that in mind when you choose your linen*.
Started 14 January
*I chose my linen to fit a frame that I bought at a thrift store...