Anniversaries of the Heart
Picture of completed sampler stitched by
Notes from Blue Hen Hallow by Siobhán
Anniversaries of the Heart is a series of twelve charts that can be stitched as individual pieces or as a single piece. There is a group on the Fans of Blackbird Designs Facebook group that will be doing this as a SAL. Please feel free to join them.
If the entire collection is stitched on one piece of linen:
Design Size: 387w x 261h
Recommended Fabric: 30ct Creme Brulee by R & R Reproductions
Sampler Size: 25 ¾" by 17 ½"
The charts should be available through your local needlework shop or online. The link will take you to a picture of the COVER of the chart and not the actual chart. The layout for the entire sampler is included with each of the charts. Leave three stitches between each monthly design.
- Snow Garden
- Valentine Rose
- A Wish for You
- Pink Hill Manor - there are three mistakes in Pattern #4 at the top right corner. One "C" symbol is missing, there is an extra "C" symbol, and there is a "C" where there should be a "V". See Chart
- Farm House
- Happy Birthday
- Swan Lake
- Clara Ellen
- Moonlight Visitor
- Pumpkin Farm
- Evergreen Lane
- Elizabeth Jane
- Bonus patterns are included in #7 and #12.
This is the thread list for Anniversaries of the Heart, stitched as one entire piece. This is a reference for the colors of thread only; some colors may need more than one skein.
|Gentle Arts||Weeks Dye Works||Crescent Colors|
|Aged Pewter||Baked Apple (2)||Almost Auburn|
|Apple Cider||Bright Leaf||Antique Lace|
|Caramel Corn||Cocoa||Barn Door|
|Cherry Bark||Lancaster Red||Camouflage|
|Cider Mill Brown||Linen||Cinnamon Toast|
|Endive (2)||Ginger Snap|
|Flax||Jakey Brown (2)|
|Garden Gate||Little Brown House|
|Harvest Basket||Magnolia Blossom|
|Harvest Moon||Mulled Berries|
|Lexington Green||Olive Branch|
|Maple Syrup||Onion Skin (2)|
|Mustard Seed||Peanut Brittle (2)|
|Old Hickory||Queen Bee|
|Old Purple Paint||Stepping Stones|
|Old Red Paint||Sunkissed|
|Picnic Basket||Tufted Yellow|
|Piney Woods||Used Brick (2)|
|Portobella||Ye Olde Gold|
Color Changes for Snow Garden suggested by Sherri Hubka Berkman.
Design Size: 387w x 261h
30ct Creme Brulee by R & R Reproductions
Approximate DMC Equivalent: 738/739
plus 4" on each side 34 ½ X 26
If you use a different count fabric, you will need to make adjustments to the fabric size.
Other fabric suggestions inlcude:
- Lakeside Linens Pecan Butter which apparently comes in 28ct, 32ct, 36ct, and 40ct - Approximate DMC Equivalent: 738/Variegated
- 30ct olde town blend