This is one of my favorite projects. I stitched Miss Cherry Blossom on 28 count Lugana (Brittany) fabric. The color is called Golden Blossom.
This is an afghan I put together of all of the John Clayton Elegance miniatures. I continue to add ladies as he designs more. I stitched this project on 28 count Cashel linen in Lambswool. The project I created was featured in a magazine called The World of Cross Stitching Issue number 226 from the United Kingdom on page 41, "Perfect Elegance".
John Clayton is one of the best designers of elegant ladies. I stitched Victoria by John Clayton of Heritage Crafts on 28 count Cashel Linen. This is a opalescent hand dyed fabric. I chose this fabric because I imaging her outside with the bright sky behind her with just a sparkle of sunlight.
I love to experiment with color! It's is one of my favorite things. I appreciate traditional white on white Hardanger, but it's so much fun to use some color! This is a pattern from a Best of Book by Nordic Needle. The fabric is 25 count Victorian Red Lugana.
I stitched this project for one of my very best friends. She passed away just a few weeks after I gave it to her. Whenever I see it, I think of her. The project was stitched on 25 count Lugana Christmas Red fabric.
This pattern is called Abbi by the designer John Clayton of Heritage Crafts. I stitched her on 25 count Lugana in Vintage Smokey White, which is a marbled fabric. Marbled fabrics are similar to hand dyed, but they have more of a stamped effect, and tend to be a little more consistent than the hand dyed.
This is a traditional sampler design by Willow Hill. I love the deep mahogany colors in this design. It uses Weeks Dye Works cotton floss.
This design is called Candlelight by John Clayton of Heritage Crafts. I stitched this design because it looks so much like my daughter. It hangs on her bedroom wall. I chose 28 count Fairy Dust Jobelan fabric for this project because she gazes wistfully at a burning candle. In my mind, I see yellow reflecting on the wall from the candle light.
I stitched Circle of Friends on 28 count Coffee Bean Linen. It's a great color! The trio of ladies wear dressed with muted spring colors while they dance under a wreath of flowers.
The Petal Fairy is a beautiful pattern and easy to stitch. There is not a whole lot of beading to this project, so that makes it a quickie. I stitched her on Waterlily 28 count Jobelan fabric. I chose Waterlily Green because I imagine her sitting in her garden of flowers surrounded by green. The pattern calls for DMC floss, and Mill Hill beads.