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Speak to the Earth

This classic sampler by Sandy Orton, titled Speak To The Earth has been highly sought after and we are pleased to be bringing it back by popular demand. Out of print since 1997, this detailed and delightful sampler features fish, fowl and many other creatures.

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Friendly Forest

A wreath of acorns adorns this lovely design of forest animals. You see a cougar, a bear, a buck, a raccoon, and a wolf decorating the wreath. Moonlight casts a soft shadow across the lake in the background. You can almost feel the cool fresh air of the wilderness when you look at this design, PDF Download – Friendly forest creatures gather in this cozy little pattern.

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Quaint Meadows

Stitch this beautiful country church settled in a serene spring meadow. Perhaps a wedding is taking place inside or maybe it’s a place for you to step into to get out of the hustle and bustle of life and contemplate.

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Dreaming of Italy

Tuscany, a charming land blessed by the genius of man and nature! A birds-eye view of vineyards on rolling hillsides with lush green cypress trees. This Counted Cross-stitch design by Nancy Rossi is sure to cause one to fantasize about living there, strolling down quiet lanes bound by creamy-colored villas, and basking happily in the Tuscan sun.

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The Classic American Sampler

A schoolgirl sampler that exemplifies the distinctive style indicative of the Mary Balch School, from the architectural arrangement to the moral sentiments expressed right down to the authentic stitches used.

This design appeared in Treasures in Needlework: Spring 1993, Vol. II, No. 1 and has long been unavailable, but now it’s back!.

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A Lovely Sampler

‘Give your children these two things, one is roots and the other wings’ is the perfect sentiment for a close and bonded family. This beautiful and brightly colored design of ornate borders in band sampler style by Barbara Baatz Hillman is a delight to look at and will be a cherished heirloom for years to come.

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A Wise Wedding Blessing

This wedding blessing offers the plainly spoken, yet provocative, caring insight of life together. Wise in the ways of life, love and heritage, this blessing will certainly be admired by newlyweds.

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King Kats

These are no ordinary cats! It’s the reason cats have been granted “nine lives” and why we find them in the most peculiar places precariously following their instincts. They look at themselves as “king”, protector, playful and well-bred with lots of “cat-I-tude” in this Counted cross-stitch design by Sandy Orton.

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So Celestial

Seafarers have long looked to the heavens for guidance and to the stars for navigating the seas. Here is a celestial interpretation of a sun and star-filled galaxy. k1562_celestial_lg

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Home is where the treats are!

These five whimsical pups are waiting to welcome you home! Home is Where the Dog Is. That’s what these dogs think!

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