Friday, 20 June 2014

Dawn Chorus

On every tree there sits a bird
Singing a song of love
On every tree there sits a bird
And every one I ever heard
Could break my heart
Without a word
Singing a song of love
 
 
DAWN CHORUS
Price:  9,00 euros
Size in stitches:  293 x 126
 
The words are taken from the song "Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo"
which featured in the 1952 film adaptation
of Paul Galico's short story
The Man Who Hated People.
It starred the lovely Leslie Caron and
Mel Ferrer - remember him?
 
 
 
How can you resist?
 
 
 


Monday, 7 April 2014

Another breathtaking beauty from the Long Dog stables

Here for your delight and delectation is the latest
offering from Long Dog Samplers.
 
 
It goes by the title of:
 
THE STAG PARTY
 
weighs in at 19,00 euros apiece and covers the
area of a small football field.
I exaggerate, its 249 x 421 stitches to be precise.
 
No fancy photo's this time I'm afraid as I'm still unwell,
away from home and don't have access to all my
trusty photographic bits and bobs.
 
So off with you, order by email, settle up by Paypal
and repent at your leisure.
This one has definately got your name on it!


Saturday, 25 January 2014

Count Your Blessings

NEW FOR JANUARY 2014
 
 
Count Your Blessings
Size: 153 x 213 stitches
Price: 10,00 euros
 
 
I make no apology for the abominably poor quality of this photo
but I do, however, have a number of good excuses to offer:
 
1.  I was feeling extremely unwell,
2.  the light was very bad as it was raining heavily at the time, and
3.  the iron had blown a fuse.
 

 


Friday, 1 November 2013

See ... I was right!

... about the new Long Dog certainly. 
Allow me to introduce you to RAIN DANCE.
 
 
This magnificent chart will set you back no more than 16,00 euros 
and measures 203 x 296 stitches.
 
 
Here's one I made earlier which was worked in a mixture of DMC and
Gentle Art threads on 18# Aida (old habits die hard).
 
Treat yourself, you know you want to you naughty things, you can
always cut back on the gin if you find yourself a bit short at the end of the week.
 


Friday, 11 October 2013

My barometer forecasts rain ....

.... and it's all set to arrive on the 1st of November along with
 
 
 a spiffing new Long Dog called RAIN DANCE
which I've just decided is going to be this year's Christmas "must have"
so make sure you don't miss out - START DROPPING HINTS! 
 


Friday, 28 June 2013

The cherries are ripe at last .....

... and I make no apology whatsoever for all my teasing during the run up to the launch of Long Dog Samplers latest design - a girl has to take her pleasure where she can.  However, the long wait is now over and I feel sure that you will agree with me, she said modestly, that this little beauty was well worth the wait .......

Ladies, Gentlemen and all stitching seamen scattered hither and yon across the seven seas, may I proudly present ..... LES CERISES and all who stitch in her!

 
She measures 198 x 288 stitches, can be worked in either DMC or GAST threads and weighs in at
16 euros per kilo.  (Sorry, that should be "per copy")

Monday, 3 June 2013

Can't you feel the tension rising ......

.... because there are good times just around the corner in the shape of a glorious new design for your absolute delight and delictation.  Here's a little snippet.

 
"Les Cerises" (don't be lazy - use your dictionary) is just going through the final stages of preparation and will be available to purchase at the very, very end of this month - not before.  So not long to wait but leaving you with plenty of time to get it all kitted out for some holiday sewing.  It travels well and flourishes in a hot, sunny climate if watered occasionally with a little of the local wine.  Such fun!