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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Your design?

My mom is at an Assisting Living Home.  Today a new resident moved in and she had a lot of cross stitch and hardanger pieces to hang.  She had stitched each one so beautifully but did not know much about them any longer.  It is sad what age and health can do to our bodies.
Well she had a lovely design which I thought looked like you and your designs.  It has a verse about which started something like; I age with hair of Gray, and of course the hardanger work at the bottom of the sampler.  Do you know if this is your design and is it still available?  I really don't know whose else it would be if not yours.
Thank-you for your time.  And thank you for all your beautiful work.  I love each piece I see.  There is just not enough time to stitch them all!
Thank you!  Sincerely
Carole Ballman

Hello Carol,  
I don't recognize the verse.  Perhaps someone charted the verse and used one of my patterns for the Hardanger.  You might look on the website to see if there is one that is similar in design.  Good luck!  Emie


I am looking for Reticella Patterns. Could you please point me in the right direction? 

Hello Ann.  I have not published any patterns for Reticella.  Reticella is a needlemade lace that has other names as well.  If you are familiar with and have stitched Hardanger then you will be able to quickly learn Reticella.  It uses stitches such as  Buttonhole, Woven and Wrapped Bars, Picots, etc.  Some of my designs  (as in L96 Embellishments, L120 The Garden, L 107 The Charity Sampler, L125 The Unfinished Sampler, L111 Heart's Delight , etc) use stitches and patterns that are also found in Reticella designs.  I suggest that you consult the DMC Encyclopedia of Stitches, or Anchor"s Encyclopedia of Stitches.  These books give illustrations and how-to for Reticella.  Whenever I have stitched a Reticella piece, I have used the finest fibers available (ultra fine twined crochet or tatting fibers) and have needed to use a strong magnifying glass.
Best wishes to you! Emie Bishop