Antonia Pueyo 1913
I have decided I am drawn to Spanish samplers. This is the third I have reproduced and I am ever on the lookout for more. This Antonia is from a later period, after the turn of the century in 1913. I wasn’t able to find any information on Antonia, but I did purchase the original antique from someone in Spain. My reproduction is stitched on 40 ct Affagato by Fiber on a Whim with silks from Hand-dyed Fibers. There are also conversions to overdyed flosses and DMC included in the chart. You can find this at many fine needlework shops.
Vintage Christmas Alphabet 1
Sometimes, my best ideas come to me in the shower. Such was the case for these. I fell in love with the large alphabet on the Antonia Pueyo 1913 sampler (shown right) and knew I wanted to do some kind of designs using those letters. My shower idea was to create small Christmas ornaments with them, based on the alphabet and decorated with sampler motifs. Vintage Christmas Alphabet was born! The first set contains A, B and C, seen below. Each month I will release another 2 or 3 letters. D and E will be released in February with F and G coming out in March at the Nashville Needlework market. These designs only use 3 colors of DMC. All three designs come in one chart pack and can be found at many fine needlework stores.
Spring Holiday Smalls
Spring Holiday Smalls was originally a set I designed for the Everything Cross Stitch Stitching Box for January 2022. They are fun little pillows to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day and Easter. They are all charted in DMC. The models for Luck and Be Mine are stitched on 28 ct linen using two strands and the model for A Tisket A Tasket is stitched on a 32 ct raw linen using 2 strands. All three designs come in one chart pack and can be found at many fine needlework stores.