With Needle and Thread by Blackbird Designs

This Blackbird Designs cross stitch book is chock full of projects – there are eleven in all! Designs include everything from the alphabet to birds to floral motifs. Projects range from pillows to wall hangings to sewing boxes! The book includes charts and instructions for all 11 projects and is 48 pages. The book finishes with a conversion chart and source list. And, of course, the book is now Out of Print and much sought after.

With Needle and Thread by Blackbird Designs.

Designs Include: Small Sampler Pillow, Be Thou the Rainbow, Bluebird's Needles & Pins, Victorian Pins & Needles, Tulip & Stars Pinkeep, Simple Harvest, Friendship's Sheltering Vine, Tis Halloween, My Quaker House, Let Heaven & Nature Sing, and Pink House.

My Quaker House

My Quaker Home by Blackbird Designs.

Design Size:73w x 199h

Recommended Fabric: 40 ct French Vanilla by R&R

14/28ct - 5 1/4 x 14 1/4 plus 4 inches all sides = 13 1/4 x 22 1/4
16/32ct - 4 5/8 x 12 1/2 plus 4 inches all sides = 12 5/8 x 20 1/2
18/36ct - 4 x 11 plus 4 inches all sides = 12 x 19

Recommended Floss: Weeks Dye Works and Olde Willow Stitchery

  • WDW Aztec Red
  • OWS Weeping Willow (this is no longer available)
  • WDW Palomino
  • WDW Schneckley
  • WDW Curry
  • WDW Hibiscus
  • WDW Confederate Gray

Specialty Stitches: Smyrna Cross

 

Let Heaven and Nature Sing

Let Heaven and Nature Sing.

Design Size: 122w x 101h

Recommended Fabric: 32ct Light Examplar-Vintage Lakeside Linen

14/28ct - 8 3/4 x 7 1/4 plus 4 inches all sides = 16 3/4 x 15 1/4
16/32ct - 7 5/8 x 6 3/8 plus 4 inches all sides = 15 5/8 x 14 3/8
18/36ct - 6 3/4 x 5 5/8 plus 4 inches all sides = 14 3/4 x 13 5/8

Recommended Floss: Weeks Dye Works (WDW) Gentle Arts (GA) and Olde Willow Stitchery

  • WDW Aztec Red
  • WDW Baby's Breath
  • OWS Weeping Willow (this is no longer available)
  • WDW Indian Summer
  • WDW Sage
  • GA Baby Spinach
  • WDW Rum Raisin
  • WDW Schneckley

Specialty Stitches: Smyrna Cross and Satin Stitch

My Pink House

My Pink House by Blackbird Designs.

Design Size: 64w x 61h

Recommended Fabric: 32ct Daily Grind by R & Reproductions

14/28ct - 4 5/8 x 4 3/8  plus 4 inches all sides =  12 5/8 x 12 3/8
16/32ct - 4 x 3 7/8 plus 4 inches all sides = 12 x 11 7/8
18/36ct - 3 1/2 x 3 3/8 plus 4 inches all sides = 11 1/2 x 11 3/8

Recommended Floss: Weeks Dye Works

  • Aztec Red
  • Dolphin
  • Curry
  • Hibiscus
  • Palomino
  • Olive