I've made some progress on the model for the new pattern, 'Wimsey" (see back a few posts for its introduction) I'm using two shades of gold and two of green in HDF silk floss on an 18 count off white Aida fabric.
Below are some examples of this type of style used in wallpaper, lincrusta and tiles
In addition to wall coverings such panel designs were used to decorate many items, including paper, porcelain and stained glass.
I'd also like to express my gratitude to Just Cross Stitch magazine for including Gracewood Stitches in their current Jan/Feb edition.
With a special thank you to Vickie LoPiccolo Jennett for her article, Gracewood Stitches: Capturing Sentiment.
And if you would like to share a recent snowy morning on Gracewood here is a video I took of one of Jasper's early morning walks. He is on a leash because outside of our fenced area there is a great possibility of running into some of our neighboring wildlife that a puppy his size couldn't deal with. As you can see he enjoys the snow!