Norden Crafts last week and they started shipping to your favorite needlework shops on Monday! I am so excited for you to see the third and final installment of "Blue Jeans and Daisies"...
For those of you who are not familiar with the Mystery Sampler Club - let me quickly catch you up to speed...
You have to sign up with your favorite needlework shop (you can only get it through a needlework shop - your shop of choice - LNS or ONS) - they will have all the details for the program...and before you comment/post/email "I don't have a local needlework shop" - contact the shop where you purchase your stitching stash (charts and supplies)...it can be a local shop OR an online needlework shop...OR visit the "Locate" page on my website for a list of shops that will be able to assist you. There are three parts to the "mystery sampler" - the first part (featured in a January post) started shipping in January - the second part (featured in a February post) started shipping in February - and the third part (featured in this post) started shipping to needlework shops this week...together all three parts make one large sampler. Many of you are familiar with the Lizzie Kate "Very Scary" Mystery Sampler and the With Thy Needle & Thread "Birds of a Feather" Mystery Sampler - this is the very same program.
Now that we have everyone on the same page...here is a look at part three...and a few details...
The mystery sampler is stitched on 30-count Blue Jeans hand-dyed fabric by Weeks Dye Works - this exact fabric is also available in 35-count, should you prefer a higher count linen. It is stitched with Weeks Dye Works cotton floss...and a DMC conversion is provided.
See a complete supply listing on my website: http://www.blueribbondesigns.com/BRD109C%20Specifics.html
Part three uses the following stitches (and yes, diagrams are provided): Cross Stitch over two linen threads, Back Stitch, Smyrna Cross Stitch, and Four-Sided Stitch.
The chartpack also includes part three of the Springtime Jumble. Here is a little information about the Springtime Jumble:
The answer to the Springtime Jumble will be the password to open a Mystery Bonus design - this Mystery Bonus has now been revealed on my website (http://www.blueribbondesigns.com). You will need to collect all three patterns to complete the Springtime Jumble and unlock the Mystery Bonus. Details can be found inside each package. Just a note about the password - it will make sense - and it is case sensitive...when prompted, you will need to enter the password as all capital letters. Please do not spoil the fun by sharing or posting the password - this special Mystery Bonus is intended for needleworkers who have purchased the charts for "Blue Jeans and Daisies". Here is a peek at the bonus design - it is for a treasure box to hold the three coordinating needlework smalls:
Each installment contains a fun finishing idea...and the finishing idea for part three is a needlebook - finishing instructions are included. Use a motif from the sampler and some fabric and floss from your stash to make a springtime needlebook (NOTE: the chart explains to use fabric and floss from your stash for the fun finishing idea - if you purchased a kit including linen and threads, it does not include amounts for the fun finishing idea). I chose to use cotton quilting fabric to "line" my needlebook and coordinating 1/8" grosgrain ribbon for the ties...choose your favorite finishing supplies...be creative!
Specifics for part three (complete supply listings, stitch counts, stitches used, etc.) can be found on my website:
Additional photos of part two can be found on my website:
Contact your needlework shop of choice to join in the fun (there is still plenty of time)...or if you have questions...they will assist you with obtaining the patterns, the threads, the fabric...and they can answer questions and provide you with alternative sizes and supplies.
Are excited to see the third and final installment of this special springtime edition of the Mystery Sampler Club? - it has been a treat for me to work on this project...and I hope you are enjoying stitching each and every section, along with the needlework smalls...