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2017-2018 Challenge Projects

We have selected three sizes and styles of samplers for our annual challenge pieces. If you finish one of these projects by the September 2018 meeting and you will receive a small gift!

All Creatures Great and Small by Barbara Ana Designs

The model is stitched with DMC threads. The stitch count is 317 x 248. As an incentive, because it’s so large, if you finish this piece we will have an extra special gift!

Elizabeth Sarah Oliver by Plum Street Samplers

This needlework of mine can tell

When I wose [sic] young I learnt it well

And by my elders I wose tought

Not to spend my time in ought

This designs uses WDW 35 count linen, Confederate Grey Linen is the suggested fabric and it calls for Gentle Art Sampler Threads in Apple Cider, Cinnamon, Deep Forest (2 skeins suggested), Harvest Basket (2 skeins suggested), Cucumber, Flax, Rhubarb, Blueberry, Old Brick, Baked Clay, and Sable. The stitch count is 202 x 220.

Grateful, Thankful & Blessed by With Thy Needle and Thread

The model is stitched on 36ct Wren Linen by Picture This Plus. Threads used are Weeks Dye Works: Peach, Olive and Carrot and Gentle Art Sampler Threads: Nutmeg, Flax, Harvest Basket, Fragrant Cloves, Parchment, Wood Trail and Heirloom Gold and Classic Colorworks: Belle Soie Limestone and Oatmeal Scone, and cotton Peanut Brittle, Straw Hat, Mossy, Ye Old Gold, Hazelnut, Harvest Basket and Parchment. The stitch count is 181 x 153.

Additionally, since Blackbird Designs will be our Seminar program this year, we have selected four of their samplers as extra inspiration to for the Seminar with Alma Allena and Barb Adams. If you complete one or more of the four pieces before the April Seminar, you will receive a gift at the Seminar.

Away We Ride

Saying reads, "Away we ride till it's dark as pitch to find the home of the wicked witch."

The model is stitched on 30ct hand-dyed Mink Linen by R & R Reproductions. Threads used are The Gentle Art Sampler Thread Brandy, Garden Gate (3), Heirloom Gold, Maple Syrup, Mulberry, Onyx (2), Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Woodrose and Wood Smoke. The stitch count is 171w x 191h.

Feast of Friendship

The model is stitched on 30ct Abecedarian Blend Linen by R & R Reproductions. Threads used are Classic Colorworks: Blue Corn, Ye Old Gold, Gentle Art Sampler Threads: Brandy, Burnt Orange, Caramel Corn, Cornhusk, Endive, Gingersnap, Grecian Gold, Heirloom Gold, Mulberry, Old Purple Paint, Parchment, Piney Woods, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Garden, Sarsaparilla, Tarnished Gold, Tin Bucket, Toffee, Uniform Blue and Woodrose. The stitch count is 189w x 91h.

Feliz Navidad

The model is stitched on 36ct Legacy Linen by Picture This Plus. Weeks Dye Works thread used: Baked Apple, Bullfrog, Chickpea, Confederate Gray, Cranberry Ice, Gold, Kris' Bon Bon, Olive, Pecan, Putty, Stepping Stone, Teal Frost and Parchment. The stitch count is 125w x 203h.

The Winter is Past

The model is stitched on 36ct Oaken Linen by Picture This Plus. Uses Weeks Dye Works: Blue Jeans, Caper, Confederate Gray, Deep Sea, Fathom, Jay Bird, Loden, Pamlico, Tarragon and Schneckley. The stitch count is 181w x 160h.

Happy Stitching!

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