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Keepsake samplers to cross-stitch. Charted patterns for (1) Tree of Life. (2) "Kind words never die". (3) "Constant use has not worn ragged..." (4) "A true friend..." (5) An alphabet sampler.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1980 (v.58#8) pg. 38, 140

"Home Sweet Home" sampler.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1980 (v.58#12) pg. 44, 68

"Be of Good Cheer" motto sampler to cross-stitch. Est. cost: $25.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 29, 43

Cross-stitched sampler reads "Hand and heart shall never part."
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1986 (v.64#9) pg. 38, 42

"Happy Home" sampler, 7"x29".
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1989 (v.67#9) pg. 95, 106

Cross-stitched "Happy Hanukkah" sampler with a menorah motif, 18"x40".
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1989 (v.67#12) pg. 80, 86, 92

How Does Your Garden Grow? cross-stitch sampler. White picket fence surrounds rows of flowers, vegetables, rabbits and "HOE, HOE, HOE ...".
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1991 (v.69#9) pg. 162, 166, 171

"Birds of a feather flock together" cross stitch maxim sampler (10"x10.5").
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1994 (v.72#3) pg. 104, 111, 122

Housework sampler includes the phrase "My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance." Top and bottom borders are motifs of spools of thread and zigzags. Eight-pointed stars anchor each corner of the bicolor helical border.
CRAFTS Mar 1992 (v.15#3) pg. 32, 55

A salute to ice cream cross stitch. Beneath a row of motifs of ice cream treats (parfait, cone, float and sundae) is stitched the message "Waffle cones filled with triple dips, Hot fudge sundaes and banana splits, Strawberry parfaits and rootbeer floats, The best desserts are a la mode!".
CRAFTS Jul 1992 (v.15#7) pg. 60

This ROOM is a ZOO plaque to paint for a child's room. ROOM and ZOO are raised letters and the background includes animal figures.
CRAFTS Sep 1992 (v.15#9) pg. 46, 59

Welcome plaque features a heart with the phrase "Love unlocks any door". Skeleton keys, ribbon and raffia add to the decoration.
CRAFTS Feb 1994 (v.17#2) pg. 36, 47

Stitched picture with a gingham border, vegetables, and the phrase "Eat your veggies" is a kitchen decoration. Worked with embroidery floss needlepoint on plastic canvas mesh.
CRAFTS Mar 1994 (v.17#3) pg. 98, 55

Cross-stitch pattern of a quilter and the phrase "All lives are cut to a pattern. All one does is sew them up."
CRAFTS Mar 1994 (v.17#3) pg. 122, 55

Barnyard blessings plaque. A small framed chalkboard is painted with the phrase "Bless us all great and small" and some whimsical animals.
CRAFTS Aug 1994 (v.17#8) pg. 30, 45

Cross stitch worry girls. Ten girls standing shoulder-to-shoulder over the maxim "We have nothing to worry about".
CRAFTS Sep 1994 (v.17#9) pg. 34, 51

Cross stitch Thanksgiving sampler features the alphabet and the maxim "Give thanks every day."
CRAFTS Nov 1994 (v.17#11) pg. 126, 67

Cross stitch a motivator plaque with the phrase "Exercise is a waist!".
CRAFTS Jan 1995 (v.18#1) pg. 68, 43

"Bless this home" maxim and house-in-a-forest design is cut from parchment paper, matted and framed.
CRAFTS Sep 1995 (v.18#9) pg. 70, 51

Gifts for a fisherman. "Gone Fishing" plaque to stencil and adorn with fish motifs, plastic bober, shells and a feathered fish hook.
CRAFTS Jun 1996 (v.19#6) pg. 24

Sentimental mitten plaque. Wooden plaque is painted with a crackle finish. It is embellished with a mitten made from microwaveable plaster and is bordered with tiny painted hearts. It bears the motto "Mittens warm a child's hands but Mom warms a child's heart".
CRAFTS Dec 1997 (v.20#12) pg. 30, 49

New Year's resolution angel plaque features the saying "This year I resolve to finish what I've begun and I've already begun procrastinating!"
CRAFTS Jan 1998 (v.21#1) pg. 64, 37

Garden Angel sign is painted with the message "The Shortest way to Heaven Is through a Garden" above a flower garden. An angel with a watering can and a sun top the sign.
CRAFTS Mar 1998 (v.21#3) pg. 40, 51

Floral motif and "The heart where love grows forever blooms" motto to paint on a purchased heart-shaped piece of slate.
CRAFTS May 1998 (v.21#5) pg. 22, 51

Country style hanging sign, "Home Is Where The Heart Is," is needlepointed on plastic canvas and decorated with buttons and a bird sitting on a rafia nest. The sign hangs from curled natural wire paper twist ribbon.
CRAFTS Sep 1998 (v.21#9) pg. 34, 45

Irish blessing to cross stitch.
CRAFTS Mar 1999 (v.22#2) pg. 88, Insert

Happy bluebird plaque. Wooden heart is painted with floral and lace motifs and embellished with a painted bluebird. It is joined, by curled links of wire to a painted plaque that reads "May a bluebird always sing in your heart."
CRAFTS May 1999 (v.22#4) pg. 66, Insert

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade" cross-stitch sampler includes the motifs of a lemon and pitcher of lemonade at a lemonade stand.
CRAFTS Jun-Jul 1999 (v.22#5) pg. 43, Insert

Getting started in counted cross stitch. Includes patterns for an onion, recipe holder of red peppers, "To be loved be lovable" sampler, and a dorm room door sign.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Sep 1980 (v.11#7) pg. 44

Cross-stitch sampler replica (circa 1800) features the alphabet and the maxim "I pray Heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this house and on all that shall hereafter inhabit it."
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Apr 1995 (v.26#2) pg. 58

Painted "cross-stitch" hanging says "Home is where the heart is".
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 25 1983 (v.96#15) pg. 92, 126

"There is no one like ewe" sampler worked in pick-up on a plain-weave background.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1986 (v.7#2) pg. 71, I-16

An Erica Wilson picture to embroider. "Happiness is sunshine after rain in a summer garden".
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1978 (v.23#2) pg. 97, 38

"Home Sweet Home" sampler is worked in cross-stitch on gingham.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1980 (v.25#2) pg. 75, 114

Cross-stitch sampler reads: "Quilters are warm people".
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Mar-Apr 1982 (v.27#2) pg. 61, 89

Cat-lovers sampler says "Cat lovers are pur-r-rfect".
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jul-Aug 1982 (v.27#4) pg. 77, 101

"Home Sweet Home" sampler features a manor house flanked by a rail fence and twin trees.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Mar-Apr 1983 (v.28#2) pg. 61, 96

Cross-stitch sampler features the saying "Be True in Heart", plus a basket of fruit, two squirrels, and an acorn border.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jul-Aug 1983 (v.28#4) pg. 71, 100

Cross-stitch a picture with the saying, "Lavender's blue, dilly, dilly. Lavender's green. When I'm a king, dilly, dilly. You shall be queen." Includes instructions for a puffed-fabric frame trimmed in lace.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Feb 1985 (v.30#1) pg. 94, 6

Statue of Liberty cross-stitch commemorates the statue's centennial. The phrase "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore ..." and red, white and blue bunting frame the statue.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jun 1986 (v.31#3) pg. 50, 82

"Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread" cross-stitch sampler.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Aug 1986 (v.31#4) pg. 81, 94

Ten pieced hearts are sewn into a circle to create a frame for a cross-stitched sampler, "Bless this house with happy hearts."
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Oct 1986 (v.31#5) pg. 72, 112

Pair of hearts, linked with a ribbon have the Shaker motto, "Hearts to God, Hands to Work" embroidered on them in counted cross-stitch.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Oct 1986 (v.31#5) pg. 77

Cross-stitched picture of Dutch girl and boy kissing includes inscription "Do you love me or do you not; You told me once but I forgot." Picture is framed with a fabric-covered hoop and trimmed with a large bow.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Apr 1988 (v.33#3) pg. 76, 103

Counted cross-stitch picture of a little girl offering an apple to a teddy bear swinging in an apple tree features the moto: "It is more blessed to give." Finished size: 6"x7".
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jun 1989 (v.34#3) pg. 51, 78

Square piece of cross-stitch to mount on the bottom of a wooden serving tray features a picture of a cat with a basket and bowl of fruit and the motto: "The FRUIT of a life Well-lived each day Is LOVE from those Who come your way." Coordinated tea cozy features the basket of fruit motif.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Aug 1989 (v.34#4) pg. 50, 80, 82

Counted-thread cross-stitch sampler is a copy of one worked in 1836. It features the alphabet in four letter styles and the motto: "May learning, science, useful art, Adorn thy life, improve thy heart. May kind affection, love so dear, Hereafter bless, and guide you here."
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Aug 1989 (v.34#4) pg. 52, 74

Cross-stitch a hoop ornament for a new baby showing a family of bunnies and the words "Children are a gift from God".
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Apr 1990 (v.35#2) pg. 73, 93

Cross-stitch sampler features an alphabet, butterfly, Queen Anne's lace and milkweed motifs and the prose "The delicate laces of Summer weave fragile threads into the tapestry of Nature." An airy lace edging is cross-stitched to enclose the tableau.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Aug 1991 (v.37#4) pg. 55, 62

Autumn cross-stitch sampler has three oak-leaf motifs and repeats John Keats' tribute "To Autumn: Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness ..."
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Oct 1991 (v.37#5) pg. 63, 76

Horn of Plenty cross-stitch sampler. Maxim reads "The horn of plenty overflows with what the harvest yields. As fruits and grains are gathered in from orchards and from fields. Bright yellow corn of nuts of brown and apples ruby red, Lie side by side with purple grapes and golden pumpkin heads." A border of fruits and vegetables surround the maxim.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Oct 1992 (v.38#5) pg. 42, 44

"Love one Another" tableau in Renaissance-style lettering to cross-stitch.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Feb 1993 (v.39#1) pg. 89

Simple cross-stitch "Rainbow" sampler includes the alphabet and border rainbow motif worked in six bright colors. Motto reads: "No matter what the season, no matter what the weather, there always will be rainbows, as long as we're together."
NEEDLE & CRAFT Apr 1989 (v.12#2) pg. 57, 58, 42

Mottos to cross-stitch. (1) "Limits exist only in your mind". (2) "When someone mentions quilting, I just go to pieces".
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1983 (v.3#2) pg. 15, 45, 26

"Luck of the Irish" cross-stitch sampler with an ancient castle and horses motif.
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1984 (v.4#2) pg. 17, 29, 48

Embroider "Today's song" verse.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jan-Feb 1985 (v.5#1) pg. 18, 29, 46

Cross-stitch the "I love you beary much" picture.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jan-Feb 1985 (v.5#1) pg. 29, 38, 50

Cross-stitch sampler. "Life is hard by the yard, By the inch life's a cinch".
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Sep-Oct 1979 (v.2#5) pg. 14, 43

"Be with us God in breaking bread ... " sampler worked in counted cross-stitch.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY May-Jun 1982 (v.5#3) pg. 10, 28, 44

"Blessed are the quilters for they shall be called piecemakers" sampler worked in counted cross-stitch.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY May-Jun 1982 (v.5#3) pg. 10, 31, 44

"Home sweet home" and "God bless our house" samplers worked in cross-stitch and French knots.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY May-Jun 1982 (v.5#3) pg. 11, 24, 45

"... tell me I am home" sampler worked in crewel.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY May-Jun 1982 (v.5#3) pg. 11, 34, 45

"Time flies-- don't waste it" sampler worked in huck weaving.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY May-Jun 1982 (v.5#3) pg. 11, 30, 44

Make a counted cross-stitch hoop that says, "Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Mar-Apr 1985 (v.8#2) pg. 6, 23

Make a needlepoint reminder "Call your mother, she worries."
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY May-Jun 1985 (v.8#3) pg. 5

"Home Sweet Home" motto surrounded by heart, house and tree motifs is stitched on plastic canvas. Project is designed for teaching children to needlepoint.
NEEDLEPOINT PLUS #98 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.17#2) pg. 16

"One joy dispels a hundred cares" motif with rose accents to cross-stitch. Suggested for use as a clock or dresser tray insert.
NEEDLEWORDS Winter 1990 (v.8#4) pg. 23

"Home Sweet Home Away From Home" motif with a pair of bluebirds is designed to be painted with acrylics on a heart-shaped plaque. Beginner painting level.
TOLE WORLD #105 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.14#4) pg. 46

Home Sweet Home plaque has a heart hanging beneath it that is painted with a spray of flowers and a stone arch.
TOLE WORLD #124 Sep-Oct 1993 (v.17#5) pg. 46, Insert

Wooden plaque (11"x12") with five pegs across the bottom, is painted to resemble a cross-stitched sampler. The motto "Our feet may leave, but not our hearts" arches over a folk-art depiction of a house and trees and is personalized with the homeowner's name and a date. Outside border is checkered. The arched top includes a motif of a moon, "HOME" and stars.
TOLE WORLD #127 Mar-Apr 1994 (v.18#2) pg. 20, Insert

Housewarming plaque features a checkered border, a painting of a house and the motto "A house is built with boards and beams, a home is built with love and dreams."
TOLE WORLD #127 Mar-Apr 1994 (v.18#2) pg. 55, Insert

"We Love America" banner features a stylized flag hanging on chains from the banner.
TOLE WORLD #129 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.18#4) pg. 28

Little Angel plaque features the head and shoulders of an angel above two hearts. Wording on the hearts reads "Little Angels up above ... Bless our home with lots of love."
TOLE WORLD #129 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.18#4) pg. 54

Nature's Goodness wall plaque to carve. "Give us this day our daily bread" frames a motif of sun, bread, corn and wheat.
WOOD MAGAZINE #44 Aug 1991 (v.8#5) pg. 48

Woodcarved plaque features the head of the Statute of Liberty, the American flag, and the motto "Liberty and Justice for All".
WOOD MAGAZINE #72 Sep 1994 (v.11#6) pg. 74

Make a cross-stitch hanging with the motto "Bloom wherever you are planted."
WORKBASKET Apr 1984 (v.49#6) pg. 22

Knitted patch with "Luv You" in heart motifs is designed for loved ones to pin to bed pillows when they are apart.
WORKBASKET Feb 1988 (v.53#4) pg. 50

"Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread" sampler with sheaves of wheat and cross-stitch decorative bands.
WORKBASKET Oct-Nov 1993 (v.59#1) pg. 56

Cross-stitch maxim sampler features Abraham Lincoln's ode to his mother.
WORKBASKET Apr-May 1994 (v.59#4) pg. 85