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Shadow of Thy Wings • Stitch this charming design inspired by Psalm 63:7 and let it serve as a daily reminder of the goodness of God.
Blue Blooms • There’s nothing quite like a lovely bouquet of hydrangeas to brighten up a room, and this stunning arrangement will give your home a fresh-as-spring appearance year-round.
Wildflowers Return • A cluster of delicate flowers takes center stage in this easy-to-stitch band that’s perfect to use as a basket wrap or pillow trim.
Sprinkled With Love • This garden scene depicting a rustic watering can filled with fresh-cut posies takes on the look of antique needlework when stitched on hand-dyed linen.
Morning Tea • Imagine the fragrance of spring blossoms filling the air as sunshine lights up the morning sky in this painterly scene.
Blooming Circles • Pair these simple floral designs with vintage glassware to create an adorable set of handy pincushions that you’ll love to display.
SPRING FIELDS • Sunshiny yellow daffodils, vibrantly colored tulips and spectacular dwarf irises are just a few of the blooms you’ll enjoy as you stitch your way through this floral field.
Hello Spring • Usher in spring with this colorful design that features daffodils, hyacinths and tulips surrounded by a kaleidoscope of fluttering butterflies.
Home Sweet Home Sampler: Part 2 • Hang out the welcome sign as you stitch your way through a series of 12 houses, each featuring a unique style. Part 2 showcases the classic Quaint Colonial and the Seaside Sentinel lighthouse.
The Sampler Sleuth Stitching Around the World • A Celebration of Easter Basket Covers
Baltic Easter Basket Cover • An ornate cross forms out of an eight-pointed star, a motif associated with heaven in Eastern Orthodox art. Worked in two shades of bright red, this design would traditionally be used to cover a basket that is taken to church by Eastern Orthodox Christians to be blessed following the Easter service. It could be used as a lovely table topper as well.
Makings of a Pascha Basket
Hoppy Easter • A charming little bunny shares a sweet smile and a happy Easter greeting in this quick-to-stitch design.
Joyful in Hope • The elegance of blackwork needlework enhanced with beads ideally partners with fresh spring colors in this stylish Easter cross design.
Easter Egg Trio • Enjoy mess-free creativity when you color these delightful eggs with needle and thread! Repeat the designs in all your favorite springtime colors for a tree full of Easter ornaments.
ALL-STARS SONGBIRD QUILT BLOCKS: Blue Jay • Join in this exciting six-part series featuring eye-catching quilt blocks and colorful songbirds.
For This Child • This simple design for new parents quotes a favorite Bible verse. This heartfelt sentiment is sure to become a treasured keepsake for the new little one in your family.
Welcome Little One • Stitch up a quick gift set for a new baby complete with bib, romper and a band of motifs for decor.
You Arrived • Bright colors combine with a modern design in this project created to commemorate the arrival of a new babe.
Where to Find it • Look for the fabrics used in this issue in your local needlework shop. Most framing by A. D. Stitch ’N Frame, 4220 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809, (260) 478-1301.
Favorite Finds • Editor Tanya Fox shares information on a few new and exciting stitching products. To purchase these products, please visit the company websites or your local needlework shop. For additional help locating these products, contact the manufacturer directly.