3 New Blackwork Designs At The Counted Wishes Festival, Plus Your Complimentary Doorprize

Dear Stitching Friends,

One of the things I enjoy most in life is learning to play the piano… so it is only natural that the piano would make it into one of the newest Blackwork Designs, now showing at The Counted Wishes Festival.

2 other Blackwork Designs are shown there, which feature hearts, ribbons, and “love”, and another, especially designed for men.

You can see these new designs at The Counted Wishes Festival September 15-18.

Our Show Special is Buy 4 PDF Charts, Receive 1 PDF Chart Of Your Choice Free.

You can also find our Complimentary Doorprize, called, “Here’s My Heart,” on the Goodies Page.

Deena Hosmer, Counted Wishes Festival Owner, has put together a very professional and exciting show for visitors. Besides browsing the designs, you will find Show Specials, Complimentary designs to take home, and many games and prizes.

The Festival offers a unique opportunity for Independent Designers to show stitchers what’s “New And Different” in design. What I love about being part of this Festival is that, though small, there is nothing else like it in our business!

Retail Designers who participate in the Festival show that quality of design does exist in retail, and it’s in this venue that you will find designs which are not seen in every Needlework store. I am constantly amazed at the beautiful designs and talent represented in each Counted Wishes Festival.

Please come by the Festival, and tell your stitching friends about it.

Thank you,

Angie

Linen Flowers/Timeless Handwork
Creative Needlework Design Since 1995
http://linenflowers.com

New Butterfly And Rose Sampler To Cross Stitch, Plus Roses To Knit, By Linen Flowers/Timeless Handwork

Dear Needlework Friends,

Here in Iowa, the middle of August seems to show off all of the beautiful roses and flowers before the coming of Fall. God surely deserves the praise and glory for these lovely blooms He has created.

Your Cross Stitch needle will find many Roses and Butterflies to stitch in this design set of 4. Pastel colors draw the eye into a vintage-inspired Sampler, Heart, Bellpull, and Bookmark pattern set which would be lovely for gifts.

Knitters will also enjoy Roses, creating either The Large Centerpiece Rose, a vase of Roses, or a Rosebud Pin to wear on a scarf or shawl.

These patterns are only $5.00 each. (See our Customer Savings Page which talks about why we made the choice to lower prices).  http://linenflowers.com/customersavings.htm

Next month brings The Counted Wishes Festival- the only Online Needlework Show featuring Retail Designers. We will be there with New Releases and a special Complimentary Doorprize for all stitchers.

Our GREAT RECIPE for this Newsletter is a different twist on a Pasta Salad. Try it- the flavors blend together well.

Thank you for your support of Linen Flowers/Timeless Handwork.

God bless you,

Angie

Linen Flowers/Timeless Handwork

Creative Needlework Design Since 1995

http://linenflowers.com

#239 Days Gone By

Is it modern or vintage? The eye cannot tell as it is drawn into a pastel world of butterflies and roses which will delight the stitcher. A variety of 4 designs are included: A Sampler, Heart, Bellpull, and Bookmark. Design size: Sampler: 191 w x 191 h, Heart: 99 w x 94 h, Bellpull: 31 w x 171 h, Bookmark: 31 w x 119 h. Projects use DMC Floss. Use a Fabric Calculator to determine finished size on your favorite fabric.

(c) 2016 Angie Kowalsky/Linen Flowers Designs

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Knitted Rose Gifts- #60TH

It’s possible to keep roses blooming indoors all year, with these 3 lovely knitted designs to choose from. The Centerpiece Rose can be worked in one color, or many, and is a main focal point as it sits on bed of large rose leaves. Likewise, The Vase Rose can be worked in different shades or one color. Knit a large bouquet of roses by working several of the Vase Roses, and joining the vase forms. Finally, a flat Rosebud Pin worked in your favorite colors stands out on a coat or shawl. Projects are easy to knit with worsted weight yarns.

(c) 2016 Angie Kowalsky/Timeless Handwork

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GREAT RECIPES- Peanut Butter Pasta

Cook 3 cups of pasta with 2 cups of broccoli, until broccoli is crisp-tender.
Microwave 35 seconds:
1/4 cup orange juice
2 TBSP. butter
Large TBSP. peanut butter
Stir well. Add 3/4 tsp. garlic salt, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper.
Add 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Mix into pasta well.
Mix in 1/2 cup raisins. (Don’t omit these as they give the pasta salad a little sweetness).
Cover and refrigerate.

Special Notice By Linen Flowers/Timeless Handwork- Lower Prices For Our Customers

Dear Needlework Friends,

There is good news for our customers at Linen Flowers/Timeless Handwork!

All of our prices, site-wide, are now $5.00 per pattern or chart. This means that any Cross Stitch, Crochet, Knitting, Sewing, or Plastic Canvas pattern or chart is much more accessible to you.

We can afford to keep our prices low to the customer because we have no middleman.

This means that you can purchase the same quality of higher priced charts or patterns, but with the prices set to help you.

Because our customers matter to us, we would rather give our customers a price break, than to create the illusion of “higher price means better quality.”

You CAN have quality at lower prices- and this is our goal as we seek to add many exciting patterns soon in Cross Stitch, Crochet, Knitting, Sewing, or Plastic Canvas.

Thank you for being loyal customers to our business over the years.

God bless you,

Angie

Linen Flowers/Timeless Handwork
Creative Needlework Design Since 1995
http://linenflowers.com

New Cross Stitch Coffee And Treats Bellpull And Patriotic Design, Plus Crochet Bear Pattern

Dear Needlework Friends,

With Memorial Day behind us, and The 4th Of July ahead, we remember America’s soldiers, and the price they have paid for our freedom. Thank you to all who have served our country.

“Tribute To Freedom” is our newest “Wheel Sampler Design.” This American Flag Cross Stitch Design is especially appropriate for those who love our country, or who have served in the armed forces.

With July and August coming, we are excited to release our final Coffee And Treats Monthly Bellpull Series, featuring ice cream and brownies in peach and teal tones.

And making its first appearance is the Crochet “Rest Easy” Bear, a pattern that was made in both terry cloth and cotton yarns. (Both are gifts for my Grand-daughter and new great-nephew).

In closing, I leave you with a GREAT RECIPE which will help with a last minute meal idea.

May God bless you,

Angie

Linen Flowers/Timeless Handwork

Creative Needlework Design Since 1995

http://linenflowers.com

#238 Tribute To Freedom

Love for The United States unites our people with earlier Americans, who died in service to others. The text in this “Wheel Sampler” design says, “America The Beautiful,” “With Liberty”, “& Equality”, and “A Land Others Died For.” Design size: 153 w x 121 h. Project uses DMC Floss. Use a Fabric Calculator to determine finished size on your favorite fabric.

(c) 2016 Angie Kowalsky/Linen Flowers Designs

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Coffee & Treats Monthly Bellpull Series (July And August)- #215

Treat yourself to your favorite coffee while enjoying our monthly Bellpull series for your kitchen! The text on the July Bellpull says, “July lights up the night skies to celebrate our freedom.” The text on the August Bellpull reads, “August sends its full blast of heat, as school days begin again.” Design Size: 39 w x 111 h. Designs use DMC Floss. Use a Fabric Calculator to determine finished size on your favorite fabric. White fabric is recommended for these designs.

(c) 2016 Angie Kowalsky/Linen Flowers Designs

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Rest Easy Bear- #48TH

Though this bear is designed to sit handsomely on the shelf, she (or he) is easy to hug and love! Easy to crochet, The Rest Easy Bear can be made in the smaller or larger versions simply by adjusting the size of the yarn, and hooks used. Both Female and Male Scarf patterns are included in the design. The yarn shown in the large bear model uses super bulky terry cloth yarn, while the yarn used in the smaller bear model uses 3 strands of worsted weight cotton.

(c) 2016 Angie Kowalsky/Timeless Handwork

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GREAT RECIPES- Scalloped Potato Soup
(This soup may be doubled if using a regular size stockpot).

Chunk and wash 4 large unpeeled potatoes and 1 onion. Place in stockpot.
Add:
1 1/2 cups water
2 pkgs. chicken bouillion
2 shakes red pepper
1 whole garlic clove, smashed
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. thyme

Cover and turn heat to high. When mixture is boiling, turn down to medium heat.
Let this cook for 10 m. Turn heat down to low, keeping the lid on.
Add 1 cup milk, 2 TBSP. butter, 1 (8 oz.) block of sharp cheddar cheese, cubed, and 1/2 cup chopped ham or cooked bacon, for flavor.
Cover pot again and let the soup simmer for 20 m.

Stitch For Mother’s Day

Dear Needlework Friends,

Here in Iowa, It seems fitting that the beautiful Lilacs are in bloom just for Mother’s Day.

As this special day approaches to honor women of all ages, we would like to stop work on other designs, and release this special Cross Stitch Tribute, “A Mother Sampler And Bookmark.” (Some of you quick stitchers may be able to finish the bookmark before Mother’s Day).

The text on both projects says, “A Mother Is The Beauty Of God’s Hand At Work.”

Thank you to those who have been patiently waiting for the last of the Coffee And Treats Monthly Bellpull Series, which will be next. (Some of you know that, 2 years ago, I became Guardian to my little Grand-daughter, now 2. So I apologize for the delay in getting this last design out of the series. At 50, I am thankful that God has given me the strength and help, and it has been a joyous time to watch her grow).

I’m enclosing a recipe that we enjoy at our house, even the little one. It’s called Pizza Bread, and it is easy to stir up and prepare.

To all of the women who read this, please have a very Happy Mother’s Day. Even if you are not a Mother, most likely, you have influenced someone in your life who appreciates it.

God bless you,

Angie

Linen Flowers/Timeless Handwork

Creative Needlework Design Since 1995

http://linenflowers.com

#237 A Mother Sampler And Bookmark

A Mother… is impossible to give enough praise for the love she practices. Honor Mom (or Mum, Mama, or Maw Maw) by stitching this Rose Sampler and Bookmark design which says, “A Mother Is The Beauty Of God’s Hand At Work.” The Sampler would be especially nice finished as a pillow. Sampler Design size: 175 w x 175 h. Bookmark Design Size: 35 w x 138 h. Projects use DMC Floss. Use a Fabric Calculator to determine finished size on your favorite fabric. Navy fabric is recommended for this design; however, by changing the white backstitching to another color, white fabric may be used.

(c) 2016 Angie Kowalsky/Linen Flowers Designs

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GREAT RECIPES- PIZZA BREAD

1 pkg. yeast

1 TBSP. honey

2 cups water (one hot, one warm)

1 tsp. salt

4 cups flour

1 stick butter

Pepperoni

1 small package shredded mozzarella cheese

Garlic Salt

Garlic Powder

Parmesan Cheese

Stir honey into 1 cup hot water, to dissolve. Add the remaining cup of warm water, to cool slightly. Add yeast and let sit about 5 minutes. Add salt, and flour, stirring well. Stir in the cheese, a heavy sprinkle of Garlic Powder, and a handful of Pepperoni, chopped. Melt the stick of butter in a 9 x 14″ pan. (Do not burn). Spread dough in buttered pan, covering top of dough with butter as you press. Sprinkle with Garlic Salt and Parmesan Cheese. Let dough rise 1 hour in warm oven (turned off). Then turn to 350 degrees and cook about 21 m. or until lightly browned on top (too long will make the bread tough). Take out, and cut into squares. The squares freeze well in a large ziploc bag.

New Cross Stitch Releases At The Counted Wishes Festival, Plus A Complimentary Doorprize

Dear Stitching Friends,

If you love Needlework Designs, you will enjoy visiting The Counted Wishes Festival at http://countedwishes.com March 15-21.

The Festival offers a unique opportunity for Independent Designers to show stitchers what’s “New And Different” in design.

What I love about being part of this Festival is that, though small, there is nothing else like it in our business!

Retail Designers who participate in the Festival show that quality of design does exist in retail, and it’s in this venue that you will find designs which are not seen in every Needlework store. I am constantly amazed at the beautiful designs and talent represented in each Counted Wishes Festival.

Deena Hosmer, Festival owner and behind- the- scenes IT whiz, takes a lot of pride in putting together a professional and exciting show for visitors. Besides browsing the designs, you will find Show Specials, Complimentary designs to take home, and games and prizes.

It’s an important show for both Designers and Stitchers, and we hope that you will stop by the Festival, and tell your friends in stitching groups about it.

Thank you,

Angie Kowalsky

Linen Flowers/Timeless Handwork

Creative Needlework Design Since 1995

http://linenflowers.com

New Cross Stitch Hearts Band Sampler, Plus Quick Ruffled Scarves To Sew

Dear Needlework Friends,

Happy 2016! May this be a blessed year for you and your families.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, our new Cross Stitch Band Sampler will keep your focus on hearts. This design was fun to create with 12 shades of Red, and is part of our “Wheel Sampler Series” (Samplers created using spoke-like parts of a wheel).

The inner heart could also be stitched alone, for a pillow front, using your favorite Hand-dyed thread colors.

As the bitter winds rage outside, our Quick Ruffled Scarves design will be quick to stitch on the machine some cold, wintry day. The warm, fleece scarves will make great gifts for girls and women.

The Great Recipe we share today are the ingredients to make an Artichoke Chicken topping for your favorite pizza crust. (Inspired by my Mom’s new favorite pizza).

Best wishes, and may God bless you,

Angie

Linen Flowers/Timeless Handwork

Creative Needlework Design Since 1995

http://linenflowers.com

#232 Many Hearts

Hearts claim center stage in this striking Band Sampler, created with 12 shades of Red. Design size: 221 w x 307 h. Project uses DMC Floss. Use a Fabric Calculator to determine finished size on your favorite fabric.

(c) 2016 Angie Kowalsky/Linen Flowers Designs

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#56TH Quick Ruffled Scarves

Create a Ruffled Scarf in a day with warm, quick to sew Fleece. 2 Pattern Styles include the Long Ruffled Scarf to flounce over the shoulder (great for girls), and the Ruffled Necessity, which can be made in all Black to match leather outerwear.

(c) 2016 Angie Kowalsky/Timeless Handwork

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GREAT RECIPES- Artichoke Chicken Pizza Topping

On your favorite pizza crust, spread this dressing mixture:

1 oz. pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch Mix
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1/8 cup milk

Sprinkle over the dressing mixture 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese.

Sprinkle on top of the cheese this mixture:

1 large clove, or 2 small cloves, diced garlic, sauteed in 1 tsp. oil until lightly browned
1 14 oz. can artichoke hearts, drained. (Halve these and discard the rubbery leaf tops- chop the remaining hearts fine)
1-2 cups chopped, cooked chicken breast
2 cups washed, chopped spinach leaves, stems removed

Bake at 400 degrees until the cheese is lightly browned.

New Releases For November- A Thanksgiving Cross Stitch Sampler, And A Flattering Hat To Knit

Dear Needlework Friends,

As Thanksgiving draws near in the US, it seemed fitting to design a sampler which gives thanks to God, while featuring the beautiful shades of Fall. This Quaker type sampler is similar to the recent Christmas and floral ones which were released at The Counted Wishes Festival. (Thanks to all who attended!)

And just in time for holiday stitching, a flattering knitted hat pattern makes a great gift for females of any age.

As another year of designing and stitching comes to an end, I would like to thank all of our customers for your business, and wish you, and your loved ones, a very blessed Holiday Season and New Year.

Angie

Linen Flowers/Timeless Handwork
Creative Needlework Design Since 1995
http:linenflowers.com

The rich shades of Autumn color leaves, flowers, and berries in this Thanksgiving Sampler which features the beautiful Psalm 107:1, “O Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His mercy endureth forever.” Design size: 237 w x 267 h. Project uses DMC Floss. Use a Fabric Calculator to determine finished size on your favorite fabric.

(c) 2015 Angie Kowalsky/Linen Flowers Designs

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Not all hats flatter… but females can choose between these 2 easy to knit styles:  a loose fitting hat which every female can wear, and a slight slouch which offers more of a statement. Both hat patterns are given in every size a female wears: Preemie, Newborn, 3-6. mo., 6-12 mo, 2 years, Child’s Size, and Adult Size. Projects use worsted weight wool/acrylic blend yarns.

(c) 2015 Angie Kowalsky/Timeless Handwork

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GREAT RECIPES

Hushpuppies

One of my teenage son’s favorite recipes.

Mix all (Will be thick):

3 cups quick oats
2 TBSP. sugar
4 TBSP. minced onion
4 cups flour
4 tsp. salt
4 tsp. baking powder
4 beaten eggs
1 1/2 cups + 2 TBSP. milk
Drop by TBSP. into hot oil (heat over medium heat in a large stockpot). Turn once when golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
Refrigerate or freeze when cool. Makes approx. 24.

New Cross Stitch Designs At The Counted Wishes Festival, Plus Your Complimentary Doorprize

The Fall Counted Wishes Festival is now open. The Linen Flowers Booth may be found here.

Even though this range of Sampler designs are much larger than usual, they were a fun group to create. Look for more of these designs in the future.

The online show dates are from Sept. 15-21.

Our Show Special will be Purchase 3 PDF Charts, Receive 1 PDF Chart Of Your Choice Free.

The Complimentary Doorprize by Linen Flowers can be found on this page at the Festival.

Hope to see you there!

God bless you,

Angie

Linen Flowers/Timeless Handwork
Creative Needlework Design Since 1995
http://linenflowers.com

Summer Sunflower In Cross Stitch, Plus A Sneak Preview Of 5 Upcoming Designs At The Counted Wishes Festival

Such a beautiful variety of flowers have come and gone, this summer.

A favorite among many, the Sunflower takes center stage with “Welcome Summer”, the final design in the series of Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall Doorbanners.

Though slightly more challenging to stitch than the others because of its fractional petals, it sets a carefree tone for Summer, along with a small Watermelon and Blueberry scene.

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As Summer draws to a close, the Fall Counted Wishes Festival draws closer!

The Festival will showcase 5 New Designs from Linen Flowers, in which you will find Quaker motifs, a Christmas design, Butterflies, and more.

It’s a unique opportunity to see “What’s New And Different” from many Independent Designers, when you visit the Counted Wishes Festival. The online show dates are from Sept. 15-21, at http://countedwishes.com

Our Show Special will be Purchase 3 PDF Charts, Receive 1 PDF Chart Of Your Choice Free.

As always, we will contribute a Complimentary Doorprize to the Festival.

Hope to see you there!

God bless you,

Angie

Linen Flowers/Timeless Handwork
Creative Needlework Design Since 1995
http://linenflowers.com

GREAT RECIPES

Italian Pasta Salad

Warm 1 TBSP. honey in a measuring cup for 10 seconds. Add white vinegar to make 1/4 c.
Add vegetable (or olive) oil to make 1/2 cup.

Add:
1 tsp. dried basil
2 small or 1 large cloves of garlic, chopped fine
1 shake of red pepper
2 shakes of black pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Whisk well. Let this sit while preparing pasta and vegetables.

Cook 4 cups macaroni in boiling water. Drain and cool (very important so that cheese does not melt in salad). Set aside.

Dice:
16 oz. mozzarella cheese
2 large tomatoes, peeled
2 medium zucchini, peeled

Mix pasta, vegetables, cheese, and dressing well. Refrigerate. May add more salt to taste.