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Monday, April 06, 2009

Stash arrival!

I have stash! Bless Traditional Stitches!

First, the new issue of SANQ magazine. I love this magazine..it seems to be the only one of it`s kind published now. It has a blend of patterns and informative articles about needlework and needlework tool collections. Just some of the goodies in this issue include a look at the 'little dog' samplers of Tennessee, a pattern for a Jacobean pin-keep, a collection of filigree needlework tools in silver and gold, a peek at the book The Goodhart Samplers and an in depth look at Gilt Sylke Twist, a thread 'reinvented' for the Plymoth Jacket Project (a fiber I covet to the point of obsession).

Next...a pattern for a German Show Towel from Carriage House Samplings. I have admired these towels for a long time, and when this pattern came up for sale at 50% off, I could not resist!

A pattern from Little House Needleworks called Necessities Sampler...for obvious reasons. Fabric, needle and thread are necessities as far as I am concerned!

Last, but not least, another beautiful pattern from The Victoria Sampler called Tea and Stitches. A lovely box lid, scissors fob, scissors case, and needle-book. Such pretty colours! (Sorry for the oddly angled pic, but the cover is shiny and I was getting flash bounce)
I have made some progress on my sampler, but am saving that for another day. Keep stitching ladies!


Anonymous said...

Getting new stash is always wonderful, and you've chosen some great stuff - enjoy!

A. Catherine Noon said...

Awesome, mj! (It's Rus...) Those are great inspiration. You might also like Piecework magazine; it's about the history of needlework. It incorporates knitting, quilting, and other forms of needlework, so it's not strictly needlepoint and cross-stitch, but the pictures are sumptuous.

How is your sampler coming? Does it take a long time to make? What count cloth are you using?

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

I agree with you on the "...Sampler" magazine. I can't wait for the new issue to come out all the time! Your Victoria Sampler is lovely, too. I used to have a shop, and Thea was always so kind and wonderful to talk with. Seems like her nature comes out in her designs...:)

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Love this- one of their best I think. I also love the German Towel-I have a pattern for one somewhere tho haven't stitched it-

Anonymous said...

Check out the Joseph Schneider Haus Museum in Kitchener, Ontario. They have a number of German Show towels. The late Michael Bird, a great friend of the museum has a publication about the Kitchener museum's towels. Once I was at a local framer and they had just finished framing two show towels. They belonged to one couple, one from his side of the family and one from her family. Wow is the only word to use whenyou see one of these up close. I believe the old Needleworker had an article about German Show Towels. Maria S.

samplerlover said...

What a great collection of stash. Love your CHS towels. They are beautiful.
I also love Sampler and Antique Needlework Mag. The sampler in this issue is lovely. Unfortunately for me I couldn't get this magazine for years. I have collected all the back issues that I can out here. I am lucky enough to have the 2 books that preceeded this wonderful magazine. = Sandra.