Designer Samantha Purdy has this special talent of capturing, in the most simple ways, the essential joys of life, such as gathering with friends on a dark winter night and singing carols in front of a Christmas tree.
We also love the oval loop used for framing, a brilliant idea perfectly suited for this design.
Counted cross stitch pattern by SamanthaPurdyNeedlecraft
Cross stitch Garden
The simples joys of life, like holding a watering hose on a warm summer days and tending to one's garden. Brought to you with a contemporary touch by Samantha Purdy.
The happy gardener is equipped with a straw hat and a nice denim overalls. The rows are well aligned and tidy, geometric style. However the presence of birds, butterflies and lady birds gives them life.
Canadian designer Samantha Purdy continues to enchant us with her stories in cross-stitch, telling the simple pleasures of life: such as wrapping up on a chilly morning in a cosy woollen scarf and going out to sip coffee and enjoy the pale winter sun.
Counted cross stitch pattern by Samantha Purdy Needlecrafts
On a foul weather day, what better than to snuggle in your home. Take a steaming hot bath, make some coffee, read a good book on the sofa with the cat on your lap... In her signature contemporary style, Samantha Purdy captures those precious moments of cocooning in cross stitch.
Counted cross stitch pattern by Samanthapurdyneedlecraft
In and out of Windows
Designer Samantha Purdy has fun looking in and out of windows, capturing the simple joys of life such as observing the garden in a sudden rainshower. Her cross stitch patterns always tell a little story, leaving the rest to our imagination.
Creative Poppy is proud to introduce the works of Samantha Purdy, a young Canadian designer with a very modern and contemporary approach to cross stitching. Her designs stand out with their funny little characters, and minimalist style. Everything in Samantha Purdy designs seems to have been reduced its most simple form, yet if you look close, you will find plenty of amusing detail.
Take Samantha Purdy's characters. The main one is a little lady with a bun on her head. She's the one also featured in the Samanthapurdytextile iconic cup. You'll see this lady pottering around, watering plants, cleaning the house, baking cakes and getting snacks ready for guests. She's never far from her stove as she obviously loves cooking, as well as tending to her beloved plants.
Samantha Purdy's work revolves around the home. Little slices of life, simple joys: having a bath, raking leaves, having a cup of coffee, welcoming a friends, reading in bed. The cat is always around. Quilts hang on the wall, beds are covered with cosy eiderdowns, there's always some pot on the stove with no doubt some delicious slow cooking food.
Oh, the little pleasures of life like slipping into bed with a good book. Or getting yummy food ready for guests and family.
The women in their bathtubs are back from work and relaxing in their bath...
The fun is in comparing each apartment. Check out the bookworm's flat with a shelf full of books and withering plant. Or the various tiles in the bathrooms, wall paper and quilts on the beds. Each apartment has its own personality. If you're feeling creative, you could even decide to personalize your own.