The Count of Many Stitches

Exclusive Patterns

Patterns with limited availability.

Retro Xmas Tree

Retro Christmas Ornament in cross stitch
Retro Christmas Tree Ornament, 14 count stardust Aida from Charles Craft.

Currently available in the Just Cross Stitch 2019 Christmas Ornaments Special Issue Magazine.

Recommended Reading: Merry Memories

A Very Vintage Christmas: Holiday Collecting, Decorating and Celebrating by Bob Richter. Globe Pequot, 2016. 224 p.
Christmas Memories: Gifts, Activities, Fads, and Fancies, 1920s-1960s by Susan Waggoner. Harry N Abrams, 2009. 112 p.

Spring Queening

spring cross stitch
Spring Queening Cross Stitch, 14 count navy Aida, 4×6 in.

This pattern was only available at The Crafty Ewe during the 2019 Collective Stitch. It will be re-released in 2020.

Coordinating patterns for Winter and Autumn which were past Collective Stitch themes will be released in future.

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The violet loved to have her tread upon its purple leaves;
Before her gentle presence birds ceased not their caroling;
She shed a tranquil joy on all, as does the early Spring.
She never chid her serving-maids about their tapestry;
And yet, of all that busy hive, she was the fair Queen Bee.

excerpt from How Lady Blanche Arundel held Wardour for King Charles. Historical & Legendary Ballads & Songs by George Walter Thornbury, 1876.

 

Recommended Reading: Royal Reads

empressorchidbook
Empress Orchid by Anchee Min. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2003. 368 pp.
thegownbookcover
The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson. William Morrow, 2018. 400 pp.
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