I'm so looking forward to seeing you again in May at
Celebration of NW.
Here are two more finishes of mine from your beautiful
designs.Tin Tiles using an overdyed Threadwork in purples
and greens and the American Quilt Flag.
I'm a huge fan of your work at Rosewood Manor. I
recently finished stitching the American Flag Quilt, and I
enjoyed it so much I wanted to thank you. I had to change
the layout a bit because I misjudged the fabric size. But I
love it anyway!
I just wanted to show you the end product and to thank you
again for all the love and hard work you put into your
All the best, Sarah
Hi Karen My cross stitch patterns arrived
today! I am so thrilled! I cannot wait to start stitching! I
think I'll have to wait for the festive season to be over
before I have the time, but I will keep in touch with you,
if I may, in case I have any queries.
I love the way you
have put everything together with so much thought and care:
I'm thinking particularly about the Blossoms in Baltimore
booklet. Thank you once again, Karen.
Have a great festive season and may 2014 be an excellent
year for you in every way. Kind regards Leigh (Reynolds)
Just popping in to let you know the hanging rods arrived
today. I am very pleased with them.
Here are the quilted Name Shields hangings I wanted them
for. Obviously, they won't be hanging beside each other in
their real home:)
Karen, Hope you don't mind my sharing this
with you...I made two of your Christmas stockings for my
only son and daughter in law when they were stationed in
Germany. I chose them because, to me, they looked kind of 'german'.
We now have an 18mo old grandson and This year I made him
the same one you made your grandson. At thanksgiving
we found out we will have another grandchild. Of course,
he/she will need a stocking to go with the rest of the
Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas stocking
patterns you have designed. I am thrilled to have made four
of them...well, after I make the one I just ordered.
I attached a picture of JoAnn Gosz and I holding
the chart of Corners and Curves that we stitched for you.
Neither of us realized we had both worked on versions of
this and would be acknowledged on the same chart until we
saw it at the shop.
I thought maybe you'd like to see a couple of the
"faces" that stitch for you.
Attached are the 2 samplers that I
stitched from your patterns with the Romanian over dyed
“Posies for my Grandchildren” and “Golden
Anniversary Garden”. The fabric for the Anniversary sampler
is linen similar to that suggested by the picture on your
pattern Spring Quakers. the Linen for Flowers of Rosehall is
I loved doing the work! I love your
Hi Karen, First, Thank you bunches for your
new pattern. I LOVE it! I really like to do ones where it
changes all the time and is never boring! Which your
patterns never are. It was so sweet of you to think of me.
I put in 2 pictures of Past and Present. I am loving doing
this one. I liked the Forest and finished it pretty much the
way you designed it. This new one I am having a blast. I
sure hope you don't mind me playing with your pattern. I
started putting in the beautiful weaving stitches from the
St Gallen sampler (from Berlin, Sabine Tartara). They were
so dang small over my 36ct linen I about went blind…
therefore the mom and 3 kids took up space as well as a few
Now the hardanger. I saw your good bones as a playground
to do some fun specialty stitches. I put these pictures up
on "Sampler World" on Face book. I also explained what I did
and told the gals not to be afraid of your hardanger as it
is. They are the loveliest bunch of women! The whole
of the US and Europe are represented. Lots of designers. You
should join just to see what these ladies stitch! They are
I truly love that you were so kind to send the beautiful
sampler patternTake Care, Cindy
Just wanted to drop a short note to tell you how much I
love your designs and color choices. I have stitched a
number of your charts, but recently used several of your
small motifs in a sampler I made for my mother.
My grandmother cut out an anonymous poem from the
newspaper when my mother was born. My mother kept it
all her life. Before she died I incorporated the poem
into a piece that I created using your small motifs.
The results couldn't have been lovelier. When I had it
framed, the store personnel wanted to know where I had found
the pattern. I explained how I had used your designs
to accent the very old, anonymous poem, nearly 100 years old
now. The piece made my mother very happy (and me too).
Thank you for letting me "piggyback" on your wonderful
talent. I hope it was OK . . . have attached a
.jpg in case you are interested (cell phone pic, so
resolution not the best - apologies)Thanks, Dana
I finished my Rosewood Manor piece in the over dyed
Romanian floss. I’m calling it “Posies for my Grandchildren”
because their names are at the bottom. Once I get it framed,
I will take a picture with my Golden Anniversary Sampler.
Peter at Cross Stitch Station, here in Miami, does my
framing. I bought both sampler instructions and floss from
Janet there at Cross Stitch Station.
I loved doing the sampler.
Thank you for your inspiration! Eileen Hoffman