Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Emma Rose Christmas Debut!!

All finished and framed in her new clothes!

Emma Rose Christmas
Belle Soie Silks with a few Needlepoint Silks
Lakeside Vintage Examplar 40 ct linen

Please click on it, to get a better view! I am so pleased with how it looks in it's new frame. Thanks to my daughter Megan for helping me with the photo shoot, we staged one of my holly bushes in the back yard for the prop, reminds us of Christmas
Now to format, print and send off the patterns!

Love your insightful comments, so thank you in advance for those! Also thank you all for being so encouraging...best part of designing is knowing that you are going to enjoy stitching Tree of Life Samplings patterns!

Fondly, Jan @ Tree of Life Samplings

Friday, November 5, 2010

Another Sneak Peak, If you are interested!!

Emma Rose Christmas is now stitched, and heading to the frame studio tomorrow morning...but I couldn't resist taking a few snaps of the finished piece...and you know I can't show it all to you, until the unveiling of the framed beauty, just because!

Here is a small portion...I love the little bunny....
 Should have the pattern formatted and published very soon, like next week, if everything goes as planned! Emma Rose Friendship and Quaker Peace are @ Hoffman now, so your shopowner should be able to get them next week, at the latest. Or if you can't wait, just send me an email, would love to send you one directly!

Fondly, Jan @ Tree of Life Samplings

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Announcing the giveaway winners!!!

I am a little late with the posting of the giveaway results...just want to say first off, I loved all of your sharing with me, your ideas, loves, and suggestions!! Not that I am running out of ideas, I have books and random notes, with enough design ideas to last a long time, BUT I did so want to hear from all of you and what you would like to see, so thank you from the bottom of my heart!

If ever you would like to share more ideas, please do email me with them, always a treat to hear from you, and I will take each suggestion very seriously, that you can count on! Thanks for your participation so much!

And without further ado, I have picked 4 people...could these following people please email me, at their earliest convenience with their two top favorite designs from Tree of Life Samplings?

Carolyn NC


Carolyn (stitchinowl)


Look forward to hearing from you soon, and congratulations on winning this giveaway!!

Fondly, Jan @ Tree of Life Samplings

Friday, October 8, 2010

Emma Rose Friendship Framed Picture!!

Here she is, first to release in the Emma Rose Series, Emma Rose Friendship! I hope you like her and want to stitch her, she is done in Needlepoint Silks on 40 ct Lakeside Vintage Buttercream linen...of course, you can choose any count of fabric! Lots of fun colors and lots of fun details, don't you think?

This is NOT a great picture, but I didn't have much time for my usual photo shoot. But I think that you can see the design well! It should be clickable, to view a larger size.

Tree of Life Samplings Emma Rose Friendship
40 ct Lakeside Vintage Buttercream linen
Needlepoint Silks

I am still stitching Emma Rose Christmas, but hoping to have it ready in the next few weeks. Emma Rose Friendship and Quaker Peace will be releasing next week, so if you are interested, let me know.

I would like to ask for your input...I probably won't be releasing anything else new until the Nashville Market in February of 2011! I would like for you to post what it is you would like to see me design...if there is a particular verse, theme, type, season, etc you would like to have in your possession to stitch, I would love to know about it! Post in this thread, or feel free to email me personally. I will be picking a couple of names from a draw, whether you post here or email me, you will be counted in that draw. You will receive your choice of released patterns, if your name is drawn!

Thank you so much for your encouragement, your support and your thoughts! They are more appreciated then I can express to you! I will be having the drawing on Friday, October 22, 2010! Feel free to post about it on your blog, if you wish and you can share the picture of Emma Rose Friendship!! Thanks again!!!

Fondly, Jan @ Tree of Life Samplings

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New Releases~One Framed and One Sneak Peek!!

First presented is Quaker Peace: The Companion. It was made to be a companion to Quaker Silence, although that is entirely up to you, it will stand alone nicely! Same fabric, Lakeside Vintage Meadow Rue, 40 ct, stitched with the same fibers, if not all the same, most very similar by Gentle Art!

I found the perfect frame, at least I think so, I hope that you like this piece as much as I do, it was a joy to design!
Tree of Life Samplings Quaker Peace: The Companion
Gentle Art Shaker and Sampler Threads
Lakeside V Meadow Rue Linen

Second presented is Emma Rose Friendship! Many of you have been waiting on this one for some time, at least one in the Emma Rose Series of designs! This is a sneak peek, Emma Rose is at the framer's now getting her frame on, and hopefully by the end of the week, I can share a full pic in her glorious frame:

Left Angle of Emma Rose Christmas
Thanks for visiting, thanks for your comments, they are both much appreciated!!

Warmly, Jan @ Tree of Life Samplings

Sunday, September 19, 2010

ANOTHER sneak peak...Emma Rose Series!!!

This is a portion of Emma Rose Christmas, one of two designs for the Emma Rose Series. Many of you may remember, Emma Rose was the name of my great-grandmother, and these designs are my way of remembering her and her life. I know that you can be able to incorporate your own family memories, maybe that of a special grandmother to you, as Emma Rose was to me.

Not sure yet, if this will be released before Emma Rose Friendship, but they both will be released within the same few weeks! I have Emma Rose Friendship in the hands of an ever so wonderful model stitcher at the present, but Emma Rose Christmas is in my possession, getting stitched by moi, hence the ability to show you a real sneak peak, since it is not finished yet! But know this, I am pushing myself, since I already have the frame picked out and the framer is waiting...

I know, I know, it isn't much, but some is better then none, don't you agree?? I will show you more, when I get a bit more done, promise!

Oh and for you Quaker fans??? Completed and framed picture of Quaker Peace is forthcoming, stay tuned!!

I am so sorry to be such a tease.....thanks for stopping by and check back again soon, for more new design updates from Tree of Life Samplings!! Thanks so much for your continued support, means the world to me!!

Fondly, Jan @ Tree of Life Samplings

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Sneak Peek of a soon to be New Release....

This is the companion piece to Quaker Silence, titled Quaker Peace: A Companion...at least a sneak peek or two! It is at the framer's now getting it's coat frame on and I hope to be able to reveal it to you next week! A special thank you to Mary, one of my wonderful model stitchers for her care and time in getting this back to me, so quickly!

The wonderful thing about this piece is, you can have it as a companion, but it stands alone so beautifully! It also makes a super great companion piece, since I used similar colors of overdyed fibers as well as the same brand and color of linen. The size is just a bit larger, but mostly the same dimensions as Quaker Silence. Just your own desires, and I do so hope that you love it! Pics are clickable to get a closer look!

Here are a couple pics:
Upper Left Side

Bottom Right Side

Quaker Peace should be ready for release by Market time! I am frantically working on the Emma Rose series, and I will be sharing a sneak peek of Emma Rose Christmas in the next few days! Also it won't be long until Candace, one of my bestest model stitchers, will have Emma Rose Friendship ready for the framer's! So lots new coming your way from Tree of Life Samplings! I am excited and I hope that you are too!

Please share your thoughts, I love reading them! This is such a special time for me, sharing my designs with you for the first time! I always cherish your support and kind words, thank you in advance for both!

Fondly, Jan @ Tree of Life Samplings LLC

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Announcing the winner!!!

Thank you all for following and joining in on my giveaway here at Tree of Life Samplings! Your comments and good thoughts keep me going with my designs, and that is one of the reasons that I decided to do a giveaway here, to share some of that appreciation with you all! I just wish I could send to all of you!!

Without further ado, the winner of the giveaway is...

Margaret of Days of a Sampler Lover, Congratulations! You have won the chart The Sparrow, all of the overdyed fibers and a cut of 40 ct Vintage Light Examplar Linen to stitch it on! And I do hope you stitch it and soon, I would love to see it!!

Can you email me, dear Margaret, and send me your snail mail address?

Thanks again to everyone that participated! I will have another giveaway before the year is over, so maybe next time you will be the winner!

Thank you for following, thanks for commenting and thanks for purchasing patterns from Tree of Life Samplings!!

Fondly, Jan @ Tree of Life Samplings

Friday, July 16, 2010

New Design Pic of Road Home

I got this back from the framer's today, and let me just say I am thrilled with it! It is so incredibly rich in colors and the frame moulding is just right for the piece! I was able to get a fairly decent picture for the front covers of the patterns, which hopefully will be ready for retail sale, next week!

Please do click on the picture, it will take you a larger pic, and will help you see the design better!

Road Home, by Tree of Life Samplings
Stitched on 35 ct Weeks Dye Works, Parchment
Stitched with Belle Soie Silks, with a conversion for Crescent Colours cottons
There are areas in the bottom half, for personalization! More information will be included with the chart!
I hope you love it at least half as much as I do!
Thank you for taking a look, for commenting and for purchasing! If your local needlework shop does not yet have my patterns, tell them to please contact me! If you would like to purchase directly from me, feel free to email me! Thanks again!

Don't forget, if you haven't yet signed up for my giveaway, to close on Saturday, the 17th, please comment in the previous post, on this blog! Good luck to you all!

Fondly, Jan @ Tree of Life Samplings

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sneak Peek of New Design and Giveaway!!

I have a new design at the framer's! It is titled Road Home! I hope to have it back next week, in time to get it formatted and for retail sale! It is stitched on Weeks Dye Works 35 ct Parchment linen with Belle Soie Silks, two threads over two threads and it turned out so lovely!

Here is a small sneak peek...you know I can't show you all of it, until it is in it's wonderful frame moulding!!

I also want to offer a giveaway and this will be for my last new chart The Sparrow and I will send the lucky winner the fabric and fibers to stitch it with; Gentle Art and Crescent Colours overdyed fibers on 40 ct Lakeside Light Examplar linen, in addition to the chart! So all you need to do is be a follower of my blog already, if not become a follower and also post to this blog. Also if you would like to shout out the word to others on your blog about the giveaway, please post twice to this thread, by midnight eastern time July 17, 2010, and I will give you two entries! Don't forget to post twice, so I will be sure and count you twice for two entries! OH what fun, I do love giveaways, and I love my followers! Your comments are so encouraging to me, I appreciate them more then you know!

Thanks again so much for your support and encouragement! Good luck with the giveaway!

Affectionately, Jan

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Complimentary Pattern for the 4th of July!

Worked on this this afternoon, after realizing it has been some time since I have offered a complimentary design. And I did want to do something patriotic, so I think that My Sweet Land fits nicely into my world, and I hope that it does yours! My land (country) is very sweet to me and I couldn't resist adding Mr Cardinal as he is a daily backyard visitor at my home!

Please email me for symbol chart, thanks for your patience!

Warmly, Jan @ Tree of Life Samplings

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Another beautiful Quaker Silence finished!

Another finish, and this one was stitched by Mary on the recommended 40 ct Vintage Meadow Rue, but with only one color. She used Belle Soie Ocean Tide Silk and it turned out so lovely! Thank you, for sharing a picture of your finish, Mary!

I have been approached about designing a companion piece, or one similar and I am definitely thinking of doing just that! Stay tuned!

Spend some time with your needle and thread today!
Warmly, Jan @ Tree of Life Samplings

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

'The Sparrow' Unveiled!

Excited to have picked up my finished The Sparrow from the framer yesterday! Alas, I did try for a mini photo shoot, but light wasn't the best and I had to stop! I did get a few, but I do want to get some better pictures, to choose for the front cover of the design! This wasn't awful, but I know I can get a better picture!

This design gave me lots of peace and calmness while I was designing it! And I think if you stitch it, it will also give you that same peace and calmness! Some softer colors mixed in with more prominent colors, done with a mix of overdyed fibers from Crescent Colours and Gentle Art Simply Shaker Threads on Lakeside Linens Vintage Examplar 40 ct linen. I love it, and I hope that you do too!

This one does show the frame choice better:

Do you see the sparrows in the tree?

I hope to have the patterns formatted and completed by the first of the week, if not sooner! If you would like a copy, please shoot me an email!

Thanks so much for visiting Tree of Life Samplings blog and as always your comments are very much enjoyed!

Warmly, Jan @ Tree of Life Samplings

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sneak Peeks of Newest Design!

Introducing, well with a sneak peek or two, of Tree of Life Samplings newest offering, 'The Sparrow'!

It is now at the frame store, hoping to have it back home and a photo session with it, by the first of next week! It was a joy to design, I love how it turned out and I hope you all do too! If you have any questions about it, shoot away, I will be glad to answer!

Have a most wonderful stitchey week!

Fondly, Jan @ Tree of Life Samplings

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sharing a Quaker Silence beauty!!

I thought you might like to see a finished Quaker Silence done in two colors instead of the cover model's palette! So pretty, don't you think? This was stitched by Kathy and she shared the finished picture with me. Kathy used the recommended fabric (40 ct Lakeside Meadow Rue) but went with Belle Soie Silks for her color palette.
 If you have a picture of one of my designs that you have stitched, please do email me with all of the particulars and a picture of the completed design! I love seeing what everyone does with their projects!!

I will be posting again soon, with a design update or two! Please forgive my extended absence, without getting into a lot of detail, I have been very ill and even spent a couple of weeks in the hospital. I am feeling so much better now and look forward to giving you more designs to stitch. Hoping that will be soon!!

Have some fun with your stitching!
Jan @ Tree of Life Samplings