Throwback Thursday Project: Esther's Queen

Today's Throwback Thursday project features products from our Winter Queen (November/December 2015) box, and is also our first project from our Project Model Stitcher Program. Thanks to Esther for sharing her project with us!

Project Details:

Chart: Part of the Heaven & Nature Sing chart by Primitive Hare. (Be sure to check out Isabella's work, if you haven't already - I just love her style, and was lucky enough to meet her in person at the recent Nashville Needlework Market!)

Threads: Esther used all of the threads from our Winter Queen box for this project, as well as some additional threads from her stash:

  • Crown, belt & snowflake: combo of the Sullivans cotton and silver metallic thread in Winter Queen
  • Wings & Snow: DMC B5200
  • Dress: Winter Queen (one of our Gentle Arts exclusive colorways)
  • Blue leaves: Valdani Silken Purple silk perle 
  • Green leaves: Holly & Ivy cotton floss from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe
  • Hair: DMC 310
  • Skin: DMC 543
  • Red Headpieces: DMC 3777

Fabric: 14 count Stormy Grey Aida from Garibaldi's Needleworks 

Project Notes:

Esther tells us she purchased this chart specifically to stitch with this winter palette. "I love this design so much that I will work with it again but in a higher count linen, with the dress in the suggested color, which is a blue-gray. That way I can use the beads for the dress. I didn't use them here because the GA thread is so stunning that I thought it would be overkill."

Thanks so much for sharing your project with us, Esther! I love your color choices, and the little pom-poms in your finishing :)


Would you like to see a project you've stitched featured here on our blog, and receive a free StitchyBox shipment to boot? Check out our Project Model Stitchers Program for more details - I can't wait to see your work!