needlework expo preview!

August 16, 2021

needlework expo preview!

It's almost time for the fall version of Needlework Expo! It's coming up in less than two weeks now.

My first design is a small sampler called "All in a Row".

A lot of the elements of this design come from my love of quilting. I love star quilts and floral applique, so I had to include those! I'm also one of those stitchers who loves alphabets. It's rather nice for me that my initials (RS) fall together in the alphabet, so I can always use a color change to denote my initials.

I included my home state, but you could always put your name or initials in that spot.

all in a row - needlework expo preview - october house fiber arts

I've included a bonus pinkeep with this sampler. It's a row of 9-patches with a big blue star in the center. I stuffed my pinkeep with walnut shells with a bit of balsam (so it smells wonderful!) which makes it a great paperweight or pattern weight as well:)

all in a row bonus pinkeep - needlework expo preview - october house fiber arts

All in a Row #OH1234

Stitched on 36 count Swiss Coffee by Colour & Cotton. I charted this using DMC in just 6 colors...3 blues, a pink, a red and a green. The pinkeep uses just 4 colors!

Release date: August 28, 2021