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You had kindly sent me an alphabet chart for Graystone Manor so that I could adapt it to a birth sampler.  I finished it a short while ago and have given it to my niece for my grand niece.  It was a late gift but she loved it just the same!  I've attached two photos of the finished piece.

Thank you so much once again for the alphabet, it really helped!    Nina

I met you at last year's Celebration in Nashua.  I purchased your Dogwood Lace.
At the Celebration I was working on a project using a fiber called Claret on a Picture This Plus fabric.  I thought that your picture on your pattern looked very similar to that color and since that fiber looked so good on that overdyed fabric, I went to someone at the Market who had similar fabric except that it was 36 count which I have never worked on.  I bought it.  When I showed it to you, you were so sweet and thought it would look pretty on the fabric and asked that I send you a picture when it was finished. 

I finished it last night at my stitching group and one of my group took the pictures. I think the fabric which was 36 Count Heroic shows well in the pictures.  The fiber I used was Gentle Arts Poinsettia. 
It will look much better when I have it framed but I thought you might enjoy seeing the finished work.  I hope the pictures will some through.  I think they are at the top of this email.  I do better stitching than figuring out computers. I will be at Celebration this year and will see you then.  Yours in stitches,

Here is my finish of Crosses of the Kingdom

I did it 1 over 1 on 28ct white evenweave.
I used Anchor & DMC black and Rainbow Gallery gold treasure braid.

 I am very happy with how it turned out...now to fine the right frame and frame it for our friends.   ~Teresa

For some time now I’ve been meaning to send you a photo of my youngest grandson’s completed birth sampler.

I did have to do some tweeking since his name is longer than the designated space on the printed chart so the top center motif in the border is larger than the others.  The bottom border worked out perfectly.  I’m so pleased with the final result!

Thanks for a beautiful design,   Patty


Your Summer Quakers is finished just in time for my birthday!

Thank you so much for the opportunity to stitch your beautiful piece with the Romanian over dyed floss.

I loved doing this embroidery!

Sincerely,   Eileen

Hello, Karen:   I wanted to let you know that I received my purchase and I could not be more thrilled.  I was not expecting the linen to be dyed to match the seasons.  Each design is gorgeous and I cannot wait to get started.  Too bad they take so long to complete as I only find time at night to stitch:(

May I also compliment you on your packaging as well as your letter.  Quality also shows through:)

Thank you again!   Susan K.


Thanks for the great pattern
Steven Schermerhorn

Hello Karen!

First of all I would like to say that I truly admire your talent and designs! This winter I purchased your design called Seasons of the Trees with all the necessary materials recommended by you. I really enjoyed the process! And I would love to share with you the final result :-) Here you can find complete process: http://mimidemoiselle.gallery.ru/watch?a=bBiv-lsss  Thank you so much, Karen, for your magic designs :) I hope I will do more Rosewood soon :)

Best regards,  Maria  Russia


Dear Karen,
I am so excited stitching “Flowers of Rosehall”. I am using the Valdani “Spring Flowers” over dyed floss. I am half way done and will share the finished picture with you.
Last year I stitched Spring Quakers for my 50th Wedding Anniversary. So this piece will be a companion to it.
Thank you for designing this piece.  Eileen H




Hi Karen. Wanted to let you know that I did receive your mailing on Saturday, and am so pleased to have it. Thank you for sending it again. I'm sorry about your first mailing. Who knows what might have become of it.

The ironic thing is that I had this pattern back in ~1999. I made it up for the wedding of a good friend although there was no alphabet to personalize included with that version. When I looked for the pattern in my collection, I couldn't find it--another mystery with this particular pattern. So, I searched online, hoping it was there somewhere and happily found it at your Rosewood Manor. Here's a picture of the one I stitched originally.





Dear Karen,

just to mail you a picture of my finished Flowers of Rosehall and to let you know, in my printed chart is a row missing at the adjoining part (top and bottom of the design). I've stitched with the Silks but on 32ct white Belfast.

Thank you very much for yet another beautiful design!  Anka




Karen, This is my version of And A Forest Grew. I did this on 32 ct Jobelan, overdyed. The color is pale blue with white which looks like sky with clouds. I did this with specified DMC floss, one over one. The overall picture stitched  pattern is approximately 14.5" x 7".  I entered it into our county fair (Elkhart County) and got Best of Show. (3 ribbons, blue = First; lavender = best of counted cross stitch; purple = Best of Show which is best of all stitching. The Elkhart County fair is the second largest county fair in the nation, second only to a fair in Calif. I was just hoping to get a blue ribbon, never dreamed I would get best of show! Thanks for designing such a fun piece to stitch.   Leona


Here's a picture of my reverse version of Dogwood Lace that we talked about at Celebration of Needlework - Mulberry Linen and Needlepoint silk.
I love all of your designs - am working on the Blackwork Flowers bellpull next. Hope to see you at Celebration again next year. 

 Becky Dorrie



Thank you, Karen, for such a wonderful design, and my friend Carrie who gave the chart to me as a birthday gift because I love trees!
Here’s my And a Forest Grew which won Best of County in Textile Arts for the Hall County Fair in Nebraska. It will compete against the other county winners at the State Fair in late August.
It’s stitched on Lakeside Linen Maple Sugar 40ct over 2 with 1 thread DMC. Took 1 year 8 months to complete. I think two trees made me want to make up new swear words, but otherwise, it was a joy, lol. Loved the little creatures and seeing them come to life, especially the bunnies (I’m almost 50, and sadly still say ‘bunnies’, lol) and the fox in the corner. Don’t know why, but my eyes are always drawn to him first. Thanks again for a wonderful design!   Laurie in NE



Karen, just got this back from the framer's today. Getting ready to enter it into the Elkhart County Fair next week. Thought you might like to see it first!
1/1 on 32 ct Joblin



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I am really, really remiss in sending you these pictures, as the class reminded me this week! They have all really enjoyed the project. One has even finished it, but she did 7 letters of her last name, instead of the whole alphabet. They all changed the colors, because that's what they like to do!!
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