Thistle House by Plum Street Samplers

Thistle House by Plum Street Samplers


From Paulette:


"I used to take long walks around a nearby lake when I lived in Nebraska, and I always loved how quietly the tall thistles would sway back and forth in the breeze, and how the bees would stay affixed to their pink-purple blooms, unaware that I was observing them. This design was inspired by those walks, and although the model was made into a pocket (brief finishing instructions are included) it would also be perfect as a pincushion or framed piece. I love the color palette of soft sage, gray, pink, and white. There are no bees, but the woman holding her thistle plant does have a beehive hairdo, so I’m guessing that’s where the bees are resting."


Stitch count: 91w x 126h

Fabric used: The original was stitched on Liberty Gathering Gray, but the new suggested linen is 36 ct. Barb’s Blend by R&R Reproductions (distributed by Hoffman Dist. Co.)

Threads used: Weeks Dye Works in Putty, Havana, Conch, Bark, 1173 Gray, Flatfish, Cinnabar, and Light Khaki.