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Good Friends! #47  - A$16.95 +p&h

Vertical and Horizontal Samplers

"Good Friends listen with their Hearts...."

These two sampler designs grew out of a special friendship, and I hope you enjoy stitching them. A year ago, I asked Yvonne to co-design a small free pattern for our online stitching group. I showed her my floral amethyst, violet, green and white Hardanger heart, and she created a matching floral Pulled Thread heart. After placing them side by side on antique white linen, we were going to present our gift to the group in September 2003. However, during the summer months, Yvonne unexpectedly and tragically became crippled by rheumatoid arthritis, and we reluctantly had to let the idea go. Months later, as Yvonne was working hard to deal with her new challenges, and with her permission, I began to stitch these two hearts into a healing sampler in her honour. Adding my bands, I included her beautiful floral heart and changed the colours of one of her previously used floral bands. On the front cover of this leaflet is the result. On the back cover, you'll see the original horizontal side by side hearts as we stitched them a year ago, plus her gorgeous floral border. I also added the words in both samplers. Meanwhile, with the help of the Arthritis Society, her friends and her family...Yvonne's hands improved enough to do many of the things she was unable to do before, including designing part time. Her latest design is called "Sentimental Roses" - Thea

Good Friends Vertical Sampler

Design Area: 48w x 171h (3.5" Wide x 12.25" High)
Model: 28ct Antique White Cashel Linen(Cut fabric: 10" X 19" for framing)

Good Friends Horizontal Sampler

Design Area: 86h x 126w (6.1" High x 9" Wide)
Model: 28ct Antique White Cashel Linen (Cut fabric: 12" X 15" for framing)


Good Friends Accessory Pack  -      AVAILABLE AS A SPECIAL ORDER -
                                                                    A$49.95 + p&h
(enough to stitch either the vertical or the horizontal samplers)

  • Caron Collection “Waterlilies” - #112 Fir

  • Thread Gatherer Silk N Colors - Grape Melange SNC 055

  • Access Trebizond TRA595 - purple

  • Access Au ver a Soie #1343 - purple med

  • Access Au ver a Soie #3334 - purple lt

  • Kreinik Mori #8000 - white

  • Kreinik Mori #4077 - green dk

  • Kreinik Mori #6083 - purple dk

  • Kreinik Mori #6116 - pink

  • Island Fibres 4mm silk ribbon #62 “Sweet Pea”

  • YLI 4mm silk ribbon - #33 - green

  • SJ Designs petite beads #1805 - white

  • SJ Designs seed beads #1165 - lavender

  • SJ Designs 2mm pearl beads - bright pink

Extra Materials Needed:

  • Evenweave Fabric - Zweigart Antique White 28ct Cashel Linen
  • DMC Perle Cotton #12 white
  • DMC Perle Cotton #8 white

                                                              Stitches used in this Sampler:
  • Smyrna Cross
  • Lattice Work
  • Upright Cross
  • Beadwork
  • Colonial Knot
  • Bullion Knot Roses
  • Lazy Daisy
  • Fly Stitch
  • Feather Stitch
  • Backstitch
  • Herringbone
  • Scotch Stitch
  • Algerian Eyelet


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