Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Something new! A biscornu!

 I am excited to bring you a new original design... a biscornu!  

Using the floral motifs from my Jane Bell sampler chart I have created a symmetrical design that can be finished into a biscornu!   The pattern is so adaptable, you can stitch both sides or even just one side to make a pin pillow or ornament.  

I used the same materials as in the Jane Bell Sampler so it is the perfect companion.  My model was stitched on 40 count linen Zweigart light mocha with four overdyed cotton threads.  

The pins in the biscornu were from My Big Toe designs and the biscornu was finished by Faye Riggsbee 'the Carolina stitcher'.  

Here it is shown with the Jane Bell sampler and if you would like more information please visit my Etsy shop here!

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!!  


Saturday, November 19, 2022

A quick finish!

I am back again today to share my finish of Bountiful Blessings!  Please visit my last blog post for all the details and freebie pattern.  Enjoy!  


Friday, November 18, 2022

Bountiful Blessings freebie!

 We are days away from Thanksgiving and it is the perfect time for me to share this freebie with you all!  

Bountiful Blessings!  A big basket of fruit, styled from an antique in my collection, with my own spin of color palette.  Click on the photo to enlarge and save to your own device.  

I have pulled the DMC colors... 347 / 729 / 3046 / 3051 / 3778 and will be stitching mine on 40 count Bowtruckle linen from Tabbycat Linens....   

Thank you for your support of Just Stitching Along!  

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving and holiday season! 


Thursday, November 17, 2022

Floss drops!

 Hi Everyone!  I wanted to let you know that I have added a limited quantity of floss drop sets in my Etsy shop. 

They feature designs from the latest release, Agness Thomson, a fun and colorful Scottish sampler!  There are six designs, with three of each, for a total of 18 floss drops.  Blank on the back for thread notations.  Along with a key and crystal charm.  

There are enough drops for all the 17 colors in Agness' sampler or they are fun for any stitching project you may have on the go!  Visit my Etsy shop for more info:  Just Stitching Along X

Thanks for looking!  


Wednesday, October 5, 2022

New! Agness Thomson 1819 Scottish Sampler!

I am very excited to bring you the reproduction sampler of Agness Thomson 1819!  A happy, colorful Scottish sampler!

Agness used some very traditional Scottish motifs in her sampler, such as the rabbits and trees along the bottom, the five-flower urn and peacock but also added some fun interests such as striped birds, and especially that zig-zag band through the middle.  

Mostly all in cross stitch over two with some over one cross stitch used in her name and some of the small initials she placed throughout.  

The reproduction sampler uses 17 colors of dmc thread and I stitched the model on 40 count Zweigart vintage country mocha linen.  The stitch count is 140 x 217.  The frame was ordered custom sized from The Rusty Roof on Etsy.  


The chart for Agness Thomson is available in pdf format in my etsy shop here!   and also has hardcopy from your favorite needlework shop!  The model is currently on display at Hobby House Needleworks in Pittsford N.Y.

In conjunction with the release of Agness' sampler I have also created a limited number of floss drop sets that include 3 each of 6 designs from the reproduction sampler, 18 in all, along with a key and crystal charm on floss ring!  Please contact Hobby House Needleworks for more information on these sweet floss drop sets.  

Thank you for your interest and support!   Happy Stitches Always! xx


Saturday, September 17, 2022

Booklets now available in my Etsy shop!

 A selection of printed booklets are now available in my Etsy shop.... here!

All booklets are in full color with details for materials and specialty stitch instruction where applicable.  

Currently shipping to the U.S., I hope to add other countries in the future.  

Thank you for looking!  Happy stitching always.....   Krista 

Friday, September 9, 2022

New!! Sarah Ann Fernley 1826 ~ The Zodiac Sampler!

 I am very excited to bring you the reproduction of Sarah Ann Fernley's fun sampler!  

I call it the Zodiac Sampler as Sarah used a rhyme on her sampler about the Signs of the Zodiac... not the names we are more familiar with but the descriptive words of each sign.  This verse, or rhyme, was penned by Isaac Watts in the 1700s and was found in children's books.  While I was unable to find historical information about Sarah Fernley because of not having details of location or age it is most likely she was familiar with the verse from her childhood.  


The sampler is quite striking and dramatic all in black thread.  It is 134 stitches wide x 160 stitches high.  I stitched the model on 40 count Zweigart linen in the color Burch using Splendor silk in black for the cross stitch and Algerian eyelets and Au ver a Soie 100/3 in Noir for the over one cross stitch.  I would suggest using your favorite threads or favorite color!  


The chart for Sarah Ann Fernley 1826 is available in pdf format in my etsy shop here and also as hardcopy charts from your favorite needlework shop!  The model is on display at Hobby House Needleworks in Pittsford NY.  

Thank you for your interest and support!  Happy Stitches Always! xx