Category Archives: band sampler
This pattern was inspired by a line in a book I’m reading, Hidden Mountain, Secret Garden: A Theological Contemplation on Prayer. I’ve always found it somewhat difficult to pray consistently. I often read about it, thinking to discover a path to a deeper prayer life. But most of the time needlework serves as the path to my hidden mountain, quieting and separating me from the world. Setting my stitches is somewhat like fingering the beads of a Rosary, a physical meditation leading to peaceful contemplation and a sense of spiritual connection.
I love colors against a black background (must have an Amish gene in the mix!) and inadvertantly left the black background in the pattern directions when I first posted. Here’s what Prayer Seeks … looks like on very dark fields … one black and one navy blue, and also on a pastel ground.
A small sampler packed with special stitches, under my copyright and released for your personal, non-commercial use only. Uses Sullivan Floss or DMC 3713, 761, 760 & 3761 or Au Ver A Soie 1011/1012, 1013/2931, 2932/2943 & 1722.
A small sampler with a big message … free for your personal use only and under my copyright.
Here’s an update on one of my older patterns, No Farmer Ever Plowed, and a bonus, newer version of the same quote. Both are under my copyright and released for your personal stitching pleasure only.
Pick your favorite color and enjoy some Spring Plantings! The design is released under my copyright for your personal stitching pleasure only, and not for any commercial use.
Happy Spring, Happy Easter, Happy Passover! Spring Stitch Sampler is released under my copyright, for your personal, non-commercial stitching pleasure.
This little sampler would also look great with beads in the place of the English/French knots! Check the Shared Files II box for the pattern.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s a sampler for your personal stitching, to help celebrate the grand day!