Saturday, 9 April 2016


Most normal people have been patiently waiting for
spring to arrive, for a tiny ray of sunshine and some
jolly daffodils.  However, Long Dog fans have been
waiting for something else too - a new design.

And here it is - Dankworth.

It measures 125 x 254, comes with DMC and
Gentle Art conversions and costs £9.00.
A full explanation of the title can be found over
on the Long Dog Blog.  Why not have a quick
gander while you're here.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Band of Braves

It always gives me great pleasure to introduce to the world
a brand spanking new Long Dog Sampler and this,
the first in a series of designs for 2016, is no exception.
It rejoices in the name Band of Braves.

This little beauty has vital statistics of 154 x 312 stitches,
is worked entirely (and unusually) in DMC threads
and will cost you a large gold nugget or £12.60 at
your nearest trading post.

2016 is a special year for Long Dog Samplers because
this summer we'll be celebrating twenty years on the trail.
Twenty years of glorious designs in all shapes and sizes
and all the colours of the rainbow too,  So keep coming
back as there's some goodies in store.

Saturday, 14 November 2015


Permit me to introduce to you the alluring R-kade.

It measures 433 x 208 stitches in size and is priced at £18.00.

This design is available from local needlework stores or
can be ordered as a download pdf file direct from me
almost instantaneously.  Just give me a shout at:

Sunday, 6 September 2015

The Quilted Bees

What better for the autumn evenings as the
leaves begin to change colour, it gets dark earlier
and the days grow colder than a new Long Dog
Sampler to add to your portfolio
(that's a posh word for stash).

So never being one to disappoint here is
the latest beauty to make it's debut on the
cross stitch stage - The Quilted Bees.

The design measures 211 x 220 stitches.
The price is £8.50 and a downloadable version
is instantly available by clicking on the link below:

So click away as I'm hovering about just waiting
to do your bidding.  And here's a thought,
why not order a couple of other Long Dog beauties
while you're about it.  A stash isn't a stash without
a litter of at least a dozen Long Dogs buried
in the pile.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Sacre Coeur and Merry-Go-Rounds

Not one but two new Long Dog's for you today.
The first is called Sacre Coeur.

It measures 163 x 207 stitches and the price is £6.50.

The second offering is called Merry-Go-Rounds.

It measures 169 x 275 and the price is also £6.50.

To order either or both of these stunning new charts as
a pdf download simply click on the link below
and name your desire:

I look forward to hearing from you.
Below are some examples of how these designs would
look if worked in other colour combinations or even as
single motifs:

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Kell's Eden

At last a companion piece for Kell's Kritters.
The framework for Kell's Eden was adapted from the
highly decorated opening words of St Matthew's
Gospel in the Book of Kell's.
The design measures 276 x  370 stitches and
 is priced at £16.20.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

The Love of Two Hearts

This traditional style little sampler is just what the
doctor ordered to banish the winter blues.
Size in stitches:  153 x 197
Price:  £12.60