Monday, March 3, 2014

Cherry Tree Sampler...

I love samplers.  There is just something quaint 
and "old time" about them. 
They're timeless...

Cherry Tree Sampler is a Punchneedle Design.
It measures approximately
9 in. x 6.5 in.
(22.86cm x 16.51cm)

The letters and numbers 
are punched with one row.

TIP: To make your letters and numbers
crisp and 'clean', keep your punches
VERY close together.
When finished punching, use the tip of your needle 
to gently nudge any stray loops into place.

Gorgeous warm Valdani colors...
Black Sea ~ Cape Cod Cottage
Bronze ~ Weathered Hay

This Punchneedle pattern is available in my Studio.
The pattern includes instructions 
to make a 16 inch pillow...

No sewing machine is needed...
the pillow is all handwork ;)

I used my favorite finish for the edges -
a Beaded Blanket Stitch...

with a wool cherry applique for the back of the pillow.

Wishing you a warm and cozy evening...


  1. This is so pretty. I love the colors.

  2. Gorgeous pillow Rose. I love everything about it...the beads add a sweet little touch.

  3. I just love your work.
    Woolie Blessings

  4. Rose, this is such a beautiful pillow! You are a gifted needlewoman!

  5. Stunning project and beautifully wrought!

  6. Beautiful punching... and you finished it perfectly! Love the woolens and all the beaded accents!

  7. I am so impressed by those letters. Letters are such a hard thing for me and yours looks fantastic. Your pattern is so pretty.
    I love all of those bright colors.

  8. HI Rose - I love alphabet samplers too! Back in the day that I did lots of cross stitch I SO wish I had done alphabet samplers instead of geese! Then they'd still be welcome to hang in my home because they're timeless - sigh! I love the houndstooth check you mounted this piece on - really sets it off nicely! And your beaded edge is always fabulous. Nice!

  9. Oh Rose, how beautiful your pillow is! All your designs are just so lovely...they always make me smile! xo

  10. Beautiful piece .... and yes your letters and numbers are so perfect. The applique on the back is such a unique finish.

  11. Gorgeous!! Have a great weekend.Be blessed,Jen


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