Stash-Clearing Freebies Post (Swap if You Wanna)

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).

Crinoline Lady

Crinoline Lady

“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

Fairy Godmother

Fairy Godmother

My First Noel Charts for Baby’s First Christmas, from Cross Stitch Crazy (a UK cross stitch magazine)

My First Noel

My First Noel

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:

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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):

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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:

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The Tale of Peter and Jemima (Beatrix Potter) from The World of Cross Stitching:

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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:

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Flower Girl from The World of Cross Stitching (she reminds me of Eliza Doolittle):

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African Lady, by Joan Elliott, from UK Cross Stitcher

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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:

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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.

WISH LIST:
Not stitch related but surprisingly hard to find inexpensively here: boxed notecards.  I like to include a note with things that I send out for stitch or for bookmooch, and I’m almost out of the quite large collection I had when I moved here.  Anything with cats, sea shells, the artwork of Waterhouse or Millais, or just anything pretty.

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.

Fibres:

I’m always prowling for DMC floss because it’s so expensive over here.  It is always welcome, of course, given that it’s often more than 1.00 GBP per skein vs. 3/$1.00 in the US.   I’m trying to get one of each, except for the variegated – which I never use.  Not (immediately) needed for a specific project but missing from my collection is DMC 3807
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January 25 Swappables and Wishes

Updated from the previous post:

Here is the stash I have available to swap, and my mile-long wish list.  Both lists will be edited and updated as my stash evolves.

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.

Butterfly & Pansies

Butterfly & Pansies

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.

Sweetheart Tree Renaissance Romance

Sweetheart Tree Renaissance Romance

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.

Leisure Arts Leaflet (Front)

Leisure Arts Leaflet (Back)

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.

WISH LIST:
Not stitch related but surprisingly hard to find inexpensively here: boxed notecards.  I like to include a note with things that I send out for stitch or for bookmooch, and I’m almost out of the quite large collection I had when I moved here.  Anything with cats, sea shells, the artwork of Waterhouse or Millais, or just anything pretty.  I am most assuredly NOT a fan of HAED or any of ther other full-coverage designers.

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.

Fibres:

I’m always prowling for DMC floss because it’s so expensive over here.  It is always welcome, of course, given that it’s often more than 1.00 GBP per skein vs. 3/$1.00 in the US.   I’m trying to get one of each, except for the variegated – which I never use.  Not (immediately) needed for a specific project but missing from my collection are DMC 520, 722, 777, 779, 967, 3712, 3807, 3825

January 16 Swappables and Wishes

Updated from the previous post:

Here is the stash I have available to swap, and my mile-long wish list.  Both lists will be edited and updated as my stash evolves.

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):

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.

Leisure Arts Leaflet (Front)

Leisure Arts Leaflet (Back)

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.

WISH LIST:
Not stitch related but surprisingly hard to find inexpensively here: boxed notecards.  I like to include a note with things that I send out for stitch or for bookmooch, and I’m almost out of the quite large collection I had when I moved here.  Anything with cats, sea shells, the artwork of Waterhouse or Millais, or just anything pretty.

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 need TWO Mill Hill Bead seeds (white) #00479 (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.

Fibres:

I’m always prowling for DMC floss because it’s so expensive over here.  It is always welcome, of course, given that it’s often more than 1.00 GBP per skein vs. 3/$1.00 in the US.   I’m trying to get one of each, except for the variegated – which I never use.  Not (immediately) needed for a specific project but missing from my collection are DMC 158, 169, 311, 315, 336, 372, 505, 520, 523, 722, 746, 777, 779, 781, 803, 816, 823, 838, 917, 928, 932, 959, 967, 3032, 3712, 3740, 3743, 3752, 3782, 3807, 3825, 3840.

November 15 Swappables and Wish List

Updated from the previous post:

Here is the stash I have available to swap, and my mile-long wish list.  Both lists will be edited and updated as my stash evolves.

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):

Chart for Summer Stroll.  It was sent to me by a darling dear person who thought I would love it, and while I love the colours and the idea behind it, I know I’m not going to stitch it.

Summer Stroll

Chart for Let Us Merry Be As We Drink Our Tea.  This chart features a charming cat surrounded by tea and buttons.  It was great fun to stitch and my friend enjoyed receiving it as a birthday gift.  I’m done with the chart now, and it is free to a good home.

Let Us Merry Be

New and unopened Charles Craft Sachet Bags, ready for you to stitch your own designs onto them.  Again, sent to me by a dear person, and I’m grateful for the gift, but I know I’m not going to do anything with them and they deserve to be seen.

Mill Hill:

These are kits that I completed, so they are now chart ONLY.  All items needed are identified on the chart so you can kit up/replace from your own stash as needed.  Available are:

Beaded purse:

Treasured Heart Pin

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.

The Cricketers.  This includes the chart and what’s left of the threads (not enough to do it all over again, but enough for you to use in matching with your own stash.

The Cricketers Model

FREEBIE CHARTS: (all on one sheet) Life is Sweet by the Cricket Collection (a cupcake with the saying); Blue Flower by The Workbasket; and Tulip Time by primitivebettys

MAGAZINES (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 #29 – 1995

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

Hardanger for the Horrified Chart – Class chart for the piece I did for the Jane Greenoff class.  I have a few threads left, but probably not enough to do the whole thing again.   This is an excellent starter piece for learning hardanger.

Drayton Hall, Charleston, SC.  There is only a pencil sketch of the building, but the chart is similar to the Savannah charts I offered earlier (smaller, but similar style)

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.

WISH LIST:

Just Cross Stitch Issues February 2012, April 12012 and June 2012 (I want to do the Main Street design but I only have the concluding piece).

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 need TWO Mill Hill Bead seeds (white) #00479 (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.

Marilyn Monroe, by Vervaco

Travel Designs, from County Needlecraft

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.  For specific projects, I’m hunting:

9×9 piece of 40 ct. Misty rain linen

Fibres:

I’m always prowling for DMC floss because it’s so expensive over here.  It is always welcome, of course, given that it’s often more than 1.00 GBP per skein vs. 3/$1.00 in the US.   I’m trying to get one of each, except for the variegated – which I never use.  Not (immediately) needed for a specific project but missing from my collection are DMC 158, 169, 311, 315, 336, 372, 505, 523, 722, 746, 777, 779, 781, 803, 816, 823, 838, 928, 932, 967, 3032, 3712, 3740, 3743, 3752, 3782, 3807, 3825, 3840.

April 20 Swappables and Wishes

Updated from the previous post:

Here is the (very small amount of) stash I have available to swap, and my mile-long wish list.  Both lists will be edited and updated as my stash evolves.

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):

Mill Hill:

These are kits that I completed, so they are now incomplete.  There are some beads, the chart and a few threads, but you will need to purchase your own perforated paper and Mill Hill treasures, because they only include one per kit.  All items needed are identified on the chart so you can kit up/replace as needed.  Available are:

Beaded purse:

Treasured Heart Pin

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.

The Cricketers.  This includes the chart and what’s left of the threads (not enough to do it all over again, but enough for you to use in matching with your own stash.

The Cricketers Model

FREEBIE CHARTS: (all on one sheet) Life is Sweet by the Cricket Collection (a cupcake with the saying); Blue Flower by The Workbasket; and Tulip Time by primitivebettys

MAGAZINES (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 #29 – 1995

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

Hardanger for the Horrified Chart – Class chart for the piece I did for the Jane Greenoff class.  I have a few threads left, but probably not enough to do the whole thing again.   This is an excellent starter piece for learning hardanger.

Drayton Hall, Charleston, SC.  There is only a pencil sketch of the building, but the chart is similar to the Savannah charts I offered earlier (smaller, but similar style)

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.

WISH LIST:

I now have a wish list at 123stitch.  I’m not a fan of this shop (I much prefer Stitches N Things in Michigan), but 123Stitch allows you to look for a shopper’s wishlist.  Look under my name there.

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.I am now addicted to Mill Hill Kits.  I love the seashells, and the building kits.  I’d like to do a panel of six or eight of the Mill Hill Buildings like I saw in one of my online friends’ photo-feeds.  I especially love the opera house, the Victorian and Queen Anne Houses, the Needlework Shoppe (natch) and if I end up doing nine of them, I’ll probably put the railway depot in the centre, like a town square.

Sanctuary, by Barbara & CherylHinzeit Mini Block Books Chart Pack

Marilyn Monroe, by Vervaco

Travel Designs, from County Needlecraft

Fabric, fabric, fabric.  I work in every colour except black and navy blue, and I work in aida 14, 16 & 18 and evenweave 28.  I’m not a big fan of linen – uneven threads annoy me.  For specific projects, I’m hunting:

Silkweaver Chocolate Delight 18 ct aida – size 20 x 26 inches

9×9 piece of 40 ct. Misty rain linen

TWO 12 x 13 inch pieces of Chantilly Country French 28 count evenweave (or equivalent colour)

Fibres:

For the Mirabilia Ladies in Pink and Blue: DMC  603, 793

I’m always prowling for DMC floss because it’s so expensive over here.  It is always welcome, of course, given that it’s often more than 1.00 GBP per skein vs. 3/$1.00 in the US.   I’m trying to get one of each, except for the variegated – which I never use.  Not (immediately) needed for a specific project but missing from my collection are DMC 158, 169, 311, 315, 336, 372, 505, 523, 722, 746, 777, 779, 781, 803, 816, 823, 838, 928, 932, 967, 3032, 3712, 3740, 3743, 3752, 3782, 3807, 3825, 3840.

As to embellishments for specific projects:

Mill Hill Treasures: 12064 (9 packages), 12149 (5 packages), 12209 (2 packages), 13021 (one package), 13051 (one package) and 13062 (5 packages)Mill Hill Treasures: 12144 (3 packages), 12187 (4 packages), 13051 (1 package), 13067 (4 packages)

April 1 Swappables and Wishes

Updated from the previous post:

Here is the (very small amount of) stash I have available to swap, and my mile-long wish list.  Both lists will be edited and updated as my stash evolves.

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):

Mill Hill:

These are kits that I completed, so they are now incomplete.  There are some beads, the chart and a few threads, but you will need to purchase your own perforated paper and Mill Hill treasures, because they only include one per kit.  All items needed are identified on the chart so you can kit up/replace as needed.  Available are:

Beaded purse:

 

Beaded Purse Model

 

Treasured Heart Pin

 

Heart Pin Model

 

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 kit and some threads, but probably not enough to do it a second time without replenishing the the fibres.

 

Native Dress Model

 

MAGAZINES (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 #29 – 1995

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

Hardanger for the Horrified Chart – Class chart for the piece I did for the Jane Greenoff class.  I have a few threads left, but probably not enough to do the whole thing again.   This is an excellent starter piece for learning hardanger.

Drayton Hall, Charleston, SC.  There is only a pencil sketch of the building, but the chart is similar to the Savannah charts I offered earlier (smaller, but similar style)

Drayton Hall

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.

Applique & Ribbon Weave Kit
WISH LIST: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.

I am now addicted to Mill Hill Kits.  I love the seashells, and the building kits.  I’d like to do a panel of six or eight of the Mill Hill Buildings like I saw in one of my online friends’ photo-feeds.  I especially love the opera house, the Victorian and Queen Anne Houses, the Needlework Shoppe (natch) and if I end up doing nine of them, I’ll probably put the railway depot in the centre, like a town square.

Sanctuary, by Barbara & Cheryl

Hinzeit Mini Block Books Chart Pack

Marilyn Monroe, by Vervaco

Travel Designs, from County Needlecraft

Fabric, fabric, fabric.  I work in every colour except black and navy blue, and I work in aida 14, 16 & 18 and evenweave 28.  I’m not a big fan of linen – uneven threads annoy me.  For specific projects, I’m hunting:

Silkweaver Chocolate Delight 18 ct aida – size 20 x 26 inches

9×9 piece of 40 ct. Misty rain linen

TWO 12 x 13 inch pieces of Chantilly Country French 28 count evenweave (or equivalent colour)

Fibres:

For the Mirabilia Ladies in Pink and Blue: DMC  603, 793

I’m always prowling for DMC floss because it’s so expensive over here.  It is always welcome, of course, given that it’s often more than 1.00 GBP per skein vs. 3/$1.00 in the US.   I’m trying to get one of each, except for the variegated – which I never use.  Not (immediately) needed for a specific project but missing from my collection are DMC 158, 169, 311, 315, 336, 372, 505, 523, 722, 746, 777, 779, 781, 803, 816, 823, 838, 928, 932, 967, 3032, 3712, 3740, 3743, 3752, 3782, 3807, 3825, 3840.

As to embellishments for specific projects:

Mill Hill Treasures: 12064 (9 packages), 12149 (5 packages), 12209 (2 packages), 13021 (one package), 13051 (one package) and 13062 (5 packages)Mill Hill Treasures: 12144 (3 packages), 12187 (4 packages), 13051 (1 package), 13067 (4 packages)

Jan 22 Swappables and Wishes

Updated from the previous post:

Here is the (very small amount of) stash I have available to swap, and my mile-long wish list.  Both lists will be edited and updated as my stash evolves.

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):

MAGAZINES (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 #29 – 1995

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

Hardanger for the Horrified Chart – Class chart for the piece I did for the Jane Greenoff class.  I have a few threads left, but probably not enough to do the whole thing again.   This is an excellent starter piece for learning hardanger.

Drayton Hall, Charleston, SC.  There is only a pencil sketch of the building, but the chart is similar to the Savannah charts I offered earlier (smaller, but similar style)

Drayton Hall

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.

Applique & Ribbon Weave Kit

FREEBIE:  (all three charts on one sheet) Be Mine Forever from The Workbasket, Birds & Berries from Lilybet and Season of Luck from doop Design

FREEBIE:  Happy Fun Day from SamSarah Design Studio, backed by Trifle or Treasure Bookmark from Dutch Treat Designs

FREEBIE:  From the Garden Photo Accent by Cricket Collection, backed by Blackbird Designs’ house and ladybug designs

FREEBIE:  Spring and/or Fall Art Cards from Jeannette Douglas Designs

Sunset Counted Cross Stitch Kit – Southwest Still Life.  If you watched my progress, you know how prettily it turns out.  I won’t be stitching it twice, however.

WISH LIST: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.

Sanctuary, by Barbara & Cheryl

Cat Hair, by My Big Toe Designs

Hinzeit Mini Block Books Chart Pack

Little House – The Bookshelf

Marilyn Monroe, by Vervaco

Mackintosh Wedding Sampler, by Derwentwater

Travel Designs, from County Needlecraft

Fabric, fabric, fabric.  I work in every colour except black and navy blue, and I work in aida 14, 16 & 18 and evenweave 28.  I’m not a big fan of linen – uneven threads annoy me.  For specific projects, I’m hunting:

Silkweaver Chocolate Delight 18 ct aida – size 20 x 26 inches

9×9 piece of 40 ct. Misty rain linen

TWO 12 x 13 inch pieces of Chantilly Country French 28 count evenweave (or equivalent colour)

Fibres:

For the Mirabilia Ladies in Pink and Blue: DMC 154, 413, 603, 792, 793, 794 917,  963, 3021, 3078

DMC 3865 (Winter White) – 4 skeins

I’m always prowling for DMC floss because it’s so expensive over here.  It is always welcome, of course, given that it’s often more than 1.00 GBP per skein vs. 3/$1.00 in the US.   I’m trying to get one of each, except for the variegated – which I never use.  Not (immediately) needed for a specific project but missing from my collection are DMC 150, 151, 152, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 311, 315, 336, 372, 505, 523, 722, 746, 777, 779, 781, 792, 793, 803, 816, 823, 838, 928, 932, 967, 3032, 3712, 3740, 3743, 3752, 3782, 3807, 3825, 3840.

As to embellishments for specific projects:

Mill Hill Treasures: 12064 (9 packages), 12149 (5 packages), 12209 (2 packages), 13021 (one package), 13051 (one package) and 13062 (5 packages)Mill Hill Treasures: 12144 (3 packages), 12187 (4 packages), 13051 (1 package), 13067 (4 packages)