In Celebration: A Birth

In Celebration: A Birth

Judy Juntunen Katie Gallagher cross stitch birth sampler 1987

Kathryn Jane's Birth Sampler

Judy Juntunen, 1987
Materials: Silk and perle cotton on 32 count linen
Dimensions: 8.5"H X 9" W
Stitches: Cross, straight
Loaned by: Mary Gallagher

"I did a lot of cross stitches, I enjoyed the challenge of the counted cross stitch. My cross stitch career ended when I discovered quilting about 25 years ago." The pattern for this counted cross stitch was found in a pattern book.

McKenzie McHuron-Guss birth sampler 2000

McKenzie's Birth Sampler

Kristen McHuron-Guss, 2000
Materials: Silk on 29 count linen
Dimensions: 15.5" H X 7.5" W
Stitches: Cross, rice, Montenegrin, cutwork-interlacing, long-armed cross, double back, queen, bound slant, Palestrina knot, herringbone, double Leviathan, 4-sided, alternating double back, Smyrna, back stitch, whipped back stitch, satin, Algerian eye, Holbein (double running), Mosiac, French knot, lazy daisy, diagonal cross, and 3-sided.

Needlework sampler honoring birth of son, Tyler Guss

Tyler's Birth Sampler

Kristen McHuron-Guss, 2002
Materials: Silk and perle cotton on 32 count linen
Dimensions: 12" H X 4.75" W
Stitches: Cross, long-arm cross, hemstitch, backstitch, twisted ladder, basketweave, double running, and satin.

The cutwork panel uses needle weaving and wrapped bars with dove's eyes to create the rattle.