Thursday, November 7, 2013

Mystery SOLVED!!!

Holly & Hearts Mystery Sampler...SOLVED!!!

We've been unfolding this mystery design for the past 3 months, one part at a time, and the final Part 3 is now here!

Here's the pic that appears on the Part 3 cover! Honestly, Part 3 was my favorite part to design and stitch. I'm a sucker for a nice little woodland cottage, and (of course) an antique alphabet. Add in some more holly, hearts and snowflakes, and this part really completes the whole design.

One of my favorite parts about this stitchery is the color palette. I fell in love with these muted colors while stitching the model myself. I always begin with a wide selection of colors I plan to use, then narrow them down while doing the actual stitching. Stitching the model is an important part of the design process for me, and sometimes I'm pretty surprised at what finally emerges with needle and thread. Yea, it can be quite different than my original computer design.

WHEW! We're ready for a break! Now it's your turn to get stitching and finish the final part of the Holly & Hearts Mystery Sampler. No've got plenty of time before you'll need Christmas decor in your home (even if the retail stores are already decked out!). And, if this year it doesn't quite happen...well, Christmas comes every year!



  1. Can't wait...almost finished with part 2....I will be ready for the chart when it arrives!

  2. This is truly beautiful....looking forward to stitching this meaningful project.

  3. che bello non vedo l'ora di riceverlo con i filati dai cenini ...grazie lizzie per il tuo lavoro...cinzia