Miss Cherry Blossom by Mirabilia

This is one of my favorite projects. I stitched Miss Cherry Blossom on 28 count Lugana (Brittany) fabric. The color is called Golden Blossom.

Elegance Ladies Afghan

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".

Victoria by John Clayton

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.

Christmas Hardanger

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.

Scruff by Pauline Gledhill

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.

Abbi by John Clayton

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.

Flora and Fauna by Kimberly Mueller

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.

Candlelight by John Clayton

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.

Circle of Friends by Mirabilia

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 by Mirabilia

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.