Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Told in a Garden
47 followers -
Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum's needlework designs. Lavender & Lace, Butternut Road, and Told in a Garden.
Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum's needlework designs. Lavender & Lace, Butternut Road, and Told in a Garden.

47 followers
About
Told in a Garden's posts

Post has attachment
Marilyn's L&L 24 "Oh Christmas Tree" shows Victorian children dressed in red decorating the Christmas tree with a cranberry and pocorn garland. The garland is strings of red and white beads attached at a few points to the tree. The Whimsy beads that represent cranberries have been discontinued. Try Mill Hill 2063 red or 62032 frosted cranberry. The pattern is two-sided with an undecorated tree on the reverse side ready for your embellishments. 

Buy through your local needlework shop or favorite online needlework shop. Shops can order through their distributors.

http://www.tiag.com/designs/LL-24.html
Photo

Post has attachment
Cheryl Buckler stitched all of Marilyn's free Christmas designs on perforated paper. This page shows all of them in one place. Each photo is a link to a page where you can download the free chart.
http://www.tiag.com/otherproducts/xmasCheryl.html
Photo

Post has attachment
Angel of Love - L&L 25
http://www.tiag.com/designs/LL-25.html
A stitcher named Bob Garber stitched this design (as shown below) on 32-count fabric using Mill Hill petite beads. He used the following substitutions: 
40557 in place of 00557
42011 in place of 02011
42012 in place of 03036
42028 in place of 00221
42034 in place of 00330
42042 in place of 00275
Photo

Post has attachment
World Peace Angel - L&L 51
http://www.tiag.com/designs/LL-51.html

I remember Marilyn saying that there were two secrets:
- the angel is sitting in a wheelchair
- the image of Earth is "upside-down" with Antarctica at the top contrary to how we normally view it but still scientifically accurate because up and down are arbitrary choices in space

This design has both the over-one detailed face and hands shown as well as over-two face and hands suitable for stitching this on Aida fabric.
Photo

Post has attachment
Isabella's Garden - L&L 63
http://www.tiag.com/designs/LL-63.html
Photo

Post has attachment
I just uploaded a summary of the bead usage for the Celtic season designs to http://www.tiag.com/otherproducts/CelticBeadUsage.pdf

Note that the only beads used on more than one of the Celtic season designs are the 00557. And each design needs about a full packet. There is no economy of scale here. The image here is a jpg file and not as crisp as the PDF at our web site.
Photo

A concerned stitcher sent me a link to a Craig's List post where someone is selling used Told in a Garden charts for $15 suggesting that they are retired and no longer available. THAT IS NOT TRUE.

All of Marilyn's designs are in print. Shops worldwide can order them through Hoffman Distributors, Wichelt Imports, or one of the country-specific distributors. 

Please support your local needlework shop. If you don't have a local one, find a non-local one and order through them.
#needlework  

Post has attachment
Merry Christmas from Told in a Garden. This is Marilyn's free design from 1994. The chart is at the link.

Post has attachment
Many people like to change the colors on designs. Marilyn provided her own color options on some designs such as a blue version of Angel of Christmas included on the chart. This file is the legend for a Victorian Lady in pink or blue based on L&L 9 - The Bride.
Photo

Post has attachment
Stocking that a stitcher, Marilyn Skuce, created based on Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum's designs - Angel of Mercy and Celtic Spring.

She sent it to me for Marilyn to examine and maybe adapt back into a design. I'm finally sending it back to her after taking many pictures. There will be a web page showing details. But after Marilyn passed away, there will be no new designs. Consider this inspiration for how stitchers can put together pieces of designs adjusting threads, stitches, colors, and so many other aspects to create a masterpiece.
Photo
Wait while more posts are being loaded