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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

June 1 New Releases By Linen Flowers/Timeless Handwork

Dear Needlework Friends,

A beautiful Spring may be passing into summer, but its memories are captured in this new Cross Stitch release in the Welcome Door Banner Series. The Welcome Spring Door Banner features a robin, tulips, and daffodil with the text, “God Keep Us In Your Care.”

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In Crochet, 3 heart bookmarks make up the design set of “Hearts In Color Bookmarks”- quick to crochet heart gifts for both young and adult readers. Choose her favorite colors for the inner hearts.

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In our next Newsletter, look for a Welcome Summer Door Banner Design in Cross Stitch, and floral plastic canvas ideas.
God bless you,

Angie

Linen Flowers/Timeless Handwork
Creative Needlework Design Since 1993
http://linenflowers.com

GREAT RECIPES

Hummingbird Nectar

(Fills one feeder full)

1/4 cup sugar
2 cups water

Simmer in a pan on medium heat for 5 minutes. Let cool completely. Pour into a glass and fill feeder.

March 2015 New Releases

Half Of My Heart #220

It’s comforting to think of our loved ones in Heaven, despite the sorrow which comes through their loss. By choosing a ribbon or rose from among the 15 custom color

variations included, your loved one can be remembered in his/her own way. Try leaving off the border to make one or more pillows for your loved ones. Design size: 136 w x

126 h. Design size without border: 102 w x 92 h. Design 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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The Meaning Of Love- #19

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 gives the true meaning of love– gentle, sweet, and patiently enduring. 3 shades of thread may be changed to suit the colors of your décor. Design

size: 125 w x 177 h. Design 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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#32 Danish Garden Bellpull

Soft pink, plum, and purple colors pop out of a collage of nature, to be finished as a bellpull or framed wall hanging. Design Size: 50 w x 131 h. Use a Fabric Calculator to

determine finished size on your favorite fabric.

(c) 2015 Angie Kowalsky/Linen Flowers Designs

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#221 Blackwork Holiday Cards

Stitch a Blackwork Holiday Card for someone special! These quick-to-finish designs are perfect for inserting into Needlework Cards, but could also be used for towels or

other small projects. 6 designs are included in the set: Valentine Card, Happy Easter Card, Happy Mother’s Day Card, Happy Father’s Day Card, Happy Thanksgiving Card,

and Merry Christmas Card. Design Size: 47 w x 35 h. Designs use DMC Floss. Use a Fabric Calculator to determine finished size on your favorite fabric. (Note: If stitched on

14 ct. Aida, each design will fit inside the 3 x 5” opening of a large, rectangular Needlework Card).

(c) 2015 Angie Kowalsky/Linen Flowers Designs

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#222 Blackwork Special Occasion Cards

Stitch a Blackwork Special Occasion Card for someone special! These quick-to-finish designs are perfect for inserting into Needlework Cards, but could also be used for

towels or other small projects. 6 designs are included in the set: Butterfly Birthday Card, Congratulations Card, God Bless Card, New Baby Card, Sports (Girls or Boys)

Birthday Card, and Wedding Card. Design Size: 47 w x 35 h. Designs use DMC Floss. Use a Fabric Calculator to determine finished size on your favorite fabric. (Note: If

stitched on 14 ct. Aida, each design will fit inside the 3 x 5” opening of a large, rectangular Needlework Card).

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#223 Blackwork Words Of Caring Cards

Stitch a Blackwork Words Of Caring Card for someone special! These quick-to-finish designs are perfect for inserting into Needlework Cards, but could also be used for

towels or other small projects. 6 designs are included in the set: For Someone Special Card, I Love You Card, Sympathy And Prayers Card, Thank You Card, Thinking Of

You Card, and Will You Forgive Me? Card. Design Size: 47 w x 35 h. Designs use DMC Floss. Use a Fabric Calculator to determine finished size on your favorite fabric.

(Note: If stitched on 14 ct. Aida, each design will fit inside the 3 x 5” opening of a large, rectangular Needlework Card).

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The Counted Wishes Festival March 15-21, 2015

Dear Friends in Needlework,

The Spring Counted Wishes Festival is almost here!

We are excited to participate in this online, retail Needlework Festival, March 15-21, at http://countedwishes.com/.

Six new designs will feature a variety of Blackwork designs, plus Roses, a Scriptural Sampler, and a Memorial for loved ones with 15 different color combinations.

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

A Complimentary Doorprize is always included on the Goodies Page at the Festival.

This is such an important show for retail Designers- there is nothing like it on the web! Deena Hosmer of DJ’s Dreams does a fantastic job of putting the Festival together to showcase Independent Designers, so it is a great opportunity to see new designs you won’t see anywhere else.

It’s a great time to plan a stitching retreat with your friends and decide on your favorites! Thank you.

New Valentine Cross Stitch And Crochet Patterns

#08 Je t’aime

This Valentine’s Day, stitch “I Love You” in French with only 4 shades of thread, suitable for a throw pillow or frame in a shabby chic decor. Design size: 276 w x 136 h. Use

a Fabric Calculator to determine finished size on your favorite fabric. (c) 2015 Angie Kowalsky/Linen Flowers Designs

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#59TH Friendship Heart Bookmark

Crochet a quick gift from the heart for a friend who likes to read. Optional: Crochet the heart in the favorite color of the recipient. Project uses size 10 Crochet Thread.

(c) 2015 Angie Kowalsky/Timeless Handwork

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New Christmas Poinsettia And Blackwork Cross Stitch Charts

John 3:16 #219

At Christmas, we joyfully celebrate the child who was born to become the Savior of men and women, as John 3:16 eloquently describes. Design Size: 174 w x 83 h. Use a

Fabric Calculator to determine finished size on your favorite fabric.

(c) 2014 Angie Kowalsky/Linen Flowers Designs

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Christmas Joy And Greetings #218

Blackwork Trees and Stars greet others with festive colors of Red, Green, and Yellow. The Design Set features 2 Samplers and 6 Greeting Card Designs. Christmas Tree

Sampler Design Size: 146 w x 140 h. Winter Bush Sampler Design Size: 106 w x 115 h. Festive Blackwork Cards Design Sizes: 34 w x 47 h. (If stitched on 14 ct. Aida cloth,

the card designs will fit inside the 3 x 5” opening of a large rectangular needlework card). Designs use DMC Floss. Use a Fabric Calculator to determine finished size on your

favorite fabric.

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