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Vintage Cross-Stitch Sampler for Valentine’s Day

This free vintage DMC cross-stitch sampler pattern is adorned with love-birds carrying a wee banner of four-leaf clovers between their beaks. The heart-shaped leaves and charming bird silhouettes make this an ideal piece to work up as a hand-crafted Valentine’s day card for a special someone. Aida cloth is available on Britex Fabrics’ 4th floor, and needles and floss is available on our 3rd floor.

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Rabbit Queen Embroidery Pattern

Just in time to embroider for Valentine’s day is Her Majesty, the Rabbit Queen, courtesy of the talented Andrea Zuill of With her sweet doe eyes, her outstandingly upright ears, and royal crown & ruff, she would look wonderful stitched on each corner of a linen tablecloth.

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