I am in the business of creating Counted Cross Stitch sampler patterns and other
designs from 100 - 200+ year old ancient copyright-free French alphabets and
motifs.   Of course, it is sometimes necessary to create new motifs or in the case of  
Is, Js and Ws to create those letters in the style of the old alphabet which may not
include them depending on when it was designed originally.

We offer different classifications of sampler types:
standard samplers (no personalization)
personalized/customized samplers
Samplers can be primitive or elegant, topical or generic, they can memorialize your
childhood memories, your family's journey, or simply call to you through their
beauty as they do for me.

Many (but not all) of the needlework designs I create are designed in monochrome (1
color or shades of a color family).  The stitcher may select to use a solid or an
over-dyed floss or to assign specific colors as they choose. Images with color in
them are for example only and the chart will be coded that way but the color legend
can easily be ignored or changed by the stitcher.

Feel at ease browsing our gallery of both personalized and standard samplers.
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As is standard throughout the industry cross stitch charts are not returnable for a
refund whether delivered in hard copy or electronically.
We also offer name trees of various types:

  • Military Service Trees by branch or individual
  • Holiday and Occasion Trees
  • Seasonal, Occupation and Hobby Trees
  • US State Trees
  • International Country Trees
  • Standard name trees  or Customized name trees
  • Sports Trees
  • Word Trees     and more
Our designs are carried in the US at:

Arizona -   Attic Needlework & Collectibles in Mesa, AZ

Florida    - Brick City Cross Stitch in Ocala, FL
-  The Crafty Framer in Largo, FL

Illinois  - Welcome Stitchery in Algonquin, IL

Indiana  - Fancy Works in Bloomington, IN

Iowa     - Clark's  Crafts in Earlham, IA

Louisiana - Accents in Stitches in Metarie

Massachusetts - Bush Mountain Stitchery in N. Brookfield, MA
- Hoops and Needles in Walpole, MA

Michigan  - Stitches N Things in Fenton, MI

Missouri - Stitches, Etc. on historic Main Street in St. Charles, MO

New York - Stitchery Row in Endicott, NY
- Lazy Daisy Stitchery in Rockville Centre, NY

Ohio       - Clare's Stitching Post in Vermilion, OH

South Carolina - The Stitch and Frame Shop in Rock Hill, SC
- Down Sunshine Lane, Manning, SC

Texas    - The Needlework Boutique in Plano, TX
- Stitches From The Heart in San Antonio, TX
- Nedlewerkes in Copperas Cove, TX
ABC Stitch Therapy, Spring, Tx
Our Standard Samplers are now available in France through   -
- Point de Croix et Cie in Rurange les Thionville
Gift Certificates Available!!!!
See the New Word Trees: General, Dogs, Cats, etc       Click Here
See the New Sports Tree  Click Here
See the new Occasion Trees Click Here
Our standard sampler charts are sold in Australia at:

- Colours Down Under in Seville Grove in Western Australia
Our standard sampler charts are sold in Canada at:
- Traditional Stitches in Calgary, Alberta
- The Stitcher's place in Cambridge in Ontario
Our Standard samplers are now available in Singapore at:

Cross Stitch Joy
Please see our important announcement of February 1 2012 HERE
Diane S
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