I've got 2 new releases and the third Sampler Lesson ready to ship to shops in a couple of weeks, but I'm really excited about this new release because it's mounted inside a Lone Elm creation: a stitching cabinet!
Stitch count: 167w x 224h
Fabric used: 40 ct. Olde Towne Blend by R&R Reproductions
Threads used: Classic Colorworks in Tennessee Red Clay (DMC 356), Pebble Beach (640), Antique Lace (3072), Cappuccino (779), and Cobbled Peach (950). The Gentle Art in Amethyst (451), Wood Trail (645), Aged Pewter - 2 skeins suggested (169), Moss (730), Endive (3011), Garden Gate (3787), Black Licorice (3371), and Currant (3857).
Model stitched by: The darling Kathy Krause!
This is cross stitched over two threads throughout the design, except for the horse weathervane above the purple house (this is stitched over one thread in a tent sttich or full cross). A numbers chart is included so that you can change the year, or leave it off altogether and personalize it with the alphabet included in the graph.
Another stitching option would be to stitch just the middle portion of the chart, omitting the stars and scalloped border above, as well as the alphabet box below the urn. (However, if you plan to mount this inside of the stitching cabinet, you may want to stitch the whole sampler!)
The cabinet is so beautifully made, and I was honored to receive it from Stephanie to use with this design. All of the attention to detail is perfect, as is the Vintage Slate color!
The cabinet is sold exclusively at Lone Elm Lane ($248, which includes shipping), and comes with a miniature sewing tray and the foam core to mount your needlework. Because of its construction, you can actually remove the backing inside the cabinet door to change out your samplers!
This is the inside of the bead-board cabinet, along with the sewing tray...
Thank you for stopping by to have a look! I'll be back soon with my next release: Olga's Tart!