I received a rather generous stash of charts from a seller. I purchased two charts from this gentleman and he sent me about 30 more, bless his heart. I’ve selected the ones that I think I’ll actually get to, and am sharing the rest. In addition, I have some other pieces that were in my stash or that I’ve completed, if anyone is interested. You’re under no obligation to respond in kind but if you have any of the items I’ve mentioned in my wishlist and are looking for a home for them, I would be grateful.
I have two ground rules:
1. If you request an item, it is understood that this is for YOU and/or for some project you’re working on. If I wanted these on eBay I would have listed them there myself. This is meant to be a share – not a chance for anyone to make a profit, or else I’d be making one.
2. Please only ask for items that you actually want and will hopefully stitch someday – please don’t write to me and say “send me everything.” Not only is it unlikely that you’ll get to all of this, but it’s unfair to other stitchers who might truly want to stitch a particular item.
As for what I have available – there are these treasures (click thumbnails for larger images, or inquire if I haven’t included an image and you’d like to see one):
A Butterfly and Pansy design meant to be used on handtowels with aida inserts, but really appropriate wherever you think they might be pretty. A Butterfly and Morning Glories design for use on hand towels, but it’s a small design that you could use anywhere, just like the one above.“Crinoline Lady” Chart from World of Cross Stitching (a UK Magazine). “Little Helpers” Elf Designs from The World of Cross Stitching, ideal for holiday cards, or other small pieces (perhaps inserts for afghans or quilts?) Four designs in all:
Fairy Godmother chart from World of Cross Stitching
My First Noel Charts for Baby’s First Christmas, from Cross Stitch Crazy (a UK cross stitch magazine)
Christmas Baking Set from Cross Stitch Favourites (a UK magazine). I *really* love these designs but I know I won’t get to them myself:
Christmas 2012 (easily altered to 2013 or any other year you choose – or just remove the words entirely, from Cross Stitch Gold (a UK Magazine):
Bright Berries designs meant to be used on coasters or on a pencil pot, but in reality can be used anywhere, from UK Cross Stitcher:
The Tale of Peter and Jemima (Beatrix Potter) from The World of Cross Stitching:
Jolly Santa Cards (you could put these small designs anywhere, but they’re charted for insert into holiday cards), from The World of Cross Stitching:
Flower Girl from The World of Cross Stitching (she reminds me of Eliza Doolittle):
African Lady, by Joan Elliott, from UK Cross Stitcher
Mill Hill Wine Glass – I stitched this kit, so all that’s left is the chart – no perforated paper, threads or beads remain. You’d have to kit it up from your stash:
Freebies (all on one page): Twisted Threads Alphabet Heart, Amy Bruecken freehand sherbet daisy, and Stitchy Kitty’s “Chilly’s Gift.” I can’t show you pictures because these are all charts and/or instructions.
Sweetheart Tree’s Renaissance Romance (NOTE: THIS DOES NOT CONTAIN THE TURQUOISE CHARM, BECAUSE I’VE STITCHED THE DESIGN AND USED IT MYSELF). It stitches up to 3″ x 3″ and is a great gift. Challenging without being overwhelming. Bless This House Leaflet by Leisure Arts. The leaflet was torn and repaired with tape, and thus isn’t as pretty as it could be. It seems as if it were tossed around quite a little bit and has had a hard time of it. Ceremonial Dress Chart. This was a kit that I did for my mother in law, which I put in a greeting card, but could be framed instead. There is a chart and some threads, but probably not enough to do it a second time without replenishing the fibres.MAGAZINES (this list changes constantly due to trades, and sometimes I miss taking one off – apologies in advance if I have something listed here that is no longer in my trade box). Please do not hesitate to ask if you’d like to know what projects are in the magazines, or if you wish to see images): Mary Hickmott’s New Stitches #30 – 1995 (with Christmas supplement) McCall’s Needlework Magazine – June 1996
Leisure Arts’ For the Love of Cross Stitch – July 1990
Leisure Arts, the Magazine – February 1991
Cross Stitch and Country Crafts – Mar/Apr 1989
Counted Cross Stitch Magazine – June 1990
Classic Cross Stitch Magazine – September 1991
Applique and Ribbon Weave Wearable Bunny Kit – iron-on transfer and appliques. You use fabric paint to fill in the lines and create this item on your garment. I received this as a freebie and it is not my cup of tea.
I need TWO Mill Hill Bead seeds (black) #02014 (not two boxes, two BEADS). You can see why I don’t want to buy a whole package for just two
I now have a wish list at 123stitch. 123Stitch is a fine shop, but my favorite is Stitches N Things – however, 123Stitch allows you to look for a shopper’s wishlist. Look under my email address there.
Any Mill Hill bead cross stitch kit, really – I am addicted to them.
Soul of the Rose, by Waterhouse. There is a kit from Dimensions, but I’d be happy with just the chart and DMC code for this iconic piece.
Fabric, fabric, fabric. I work in every colour except black and navy blue, and I work in evenweave 28. I don’t care for linen – uneven threads annoy me.
Any cross stitch charts/kits featuring seashells or manatees – if you look at my wish list at 123stitch, you’ll see I’ve got a thing for the ocean and for shells.
I am most assuredly NOT a fan of HAED or any of ther other full-coverage designers.