Monday, April 17, 2017

Plenty of Loretta Charts on eBay

There are quite a few charts from Loretta Spears on eBay right now. I'll list them in the order the auction ends with a few notes about the designs below.  UPDATE: I forgot to say that I have no financial interest in or benefit from these auctions.

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Beaded Circle is one of Loretta's Christmas Heirloom designs.  The chart appears to come with the original canvas as the canvas has the LS logo in the corner.  SOLD
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LORETTA-SPEARS-DESIGNS-CHRISTMAS-HEIRLOOMS-034-BEADED-CIRCLE-034-Needlepoint-Canvas-/122453605592?

Brilliance is a Loretta Spears Designs ornament published in August of 1996.  Besides the original canvas (again with the LS logo) you get a spool of Kreinik and red beads.  A second spool of Kreinik is required if you follow the recommended threads list in the chart.  SOLD
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LORETTA-SPEARS-DESIGNS-034-BRILLIANCE-034-Needlepoint-Canvas-/122453604364?

4th of July is a Needle Adventures chart published in July 1994. This comes with red canvas and four threads-- three metallics and a perle cotton..  I don't see Loretta's logo on this canvas but it could be on the face down side.  The original instructions call for red canvas. SOLD
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LORETTA-SPEARS-Needle-Adventures-034-4th-OF-JULY-034-Canvas-Needlepoint-/122453603638?

Bliss was published under the Needle Adventures name in June 1994.  This chart comes with three of the four threads needed and a piece of white canvas.  I don't see the LS logo on the canvas but it could be on the other side.  Relisted.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LORETTA-SPEARS-Needle-Adventures-BLISS-Canvas-Needlepoint-/122486911210?hash=item1c84c9f0ea:g:KiMAAOSwmgJY6Wou

Traditional is a brand new to me Christmas Heirlooms ornament published in December 1992 under the Needle Adventures name. A piece of canvas (logo not visible) is included with the chart in the auction.  Relisted.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LORETTA-SPEARS-Needle-Adventures-Christmas-Heirlooms-TRADITIONAL-Canvas-/302310897574?hash=item46632237a6:g:nkQAAOSwmgJY6WY0

The four eBay auctions above are by the same seller, whose name I don't recognize.  The following auctions are by a well-known eBay seller.

Galaxy is a Needle Adventures chart published in January 1995.  This auction appears to have the red canvas and Supertwist (also known as Accentuate) needed for the design.  I don't see the LS logo on the canvas.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/GALAXY-LORETTA-SPEARS-NEEDLEPOINT-PATTERN-CANVAS-THREADS-/391755902359?hash=item5b3678ad97:g:7KUAAOSw3ZRY86Iy

Sparkling Plaid is a Loretta Spears Design chart, published in November 1995.  A piece of canvas (without logo) and the three Kreinik braids needed are included in the auction.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SPARKLING-PLAID-LORETTA-SPEARS-NEEDLEPOINT-PATTERN-CANVAS-THREADS-/391755903135?hash=item5b3678b09f:g:MycAAOSw53NY86Lb

Sweetheart is a February 1995 ornament published under the Loretta Spears Design name.  This is one of my personal favorites, and the auction comes with a paper heart pattern and four threads.  No canvas is included.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SWEETHEART-LORETTA-SPEARS-NEEDLEPOINT-PATTERN-THREADS-/201893871702?hash=item2f01d00056:g:q6kAAOSw5UZY86NB

The Mini Empress chart comes with canvas (no logo visible) and three silks and a metallic.  This was published by Loretta Spears Designs in October 1995. If the included silks are indeed Empress Silks (from the now defunct Needle Necessities) they are a real find.  This is a beautiful flat silk, a bit difficult to work with but gorgeous when laid well.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/THE-MINI-EMPRESS-LORETTA-SPEARS-NEEDLEPOINT-PATTERN-THREADS-CANVAS-/201893874078?hash=item2f01d0099e:g:UpUAAOSwHHFY86OQ

Mini Firecracker is another Loretta Spears Designs chart, published in July 1995.  Four colors of Marlitt and a piece of canvas (logo not visible) are included in this auction.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MINI-FIRECRACKER-LORETTA-SPEARS-NEEDLEPOINT-PATTERN-THREADS-CANVAS-/201893874931?hash=item2f01d00cf3:g:O3oAAOSwcdRY86Po

Silk was published in September 1995 under the Loretta Spears Designs name. This auction includes the chart, two silk skeins and a spool of Kreinik metallic as well as a piece of canvas (logo not visible).
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SILK-LORETTA-SPEARS-NEEDLEPOINT-PATTERN-THREADS-CANVAS-/201893875669?hash=item2f01d00fd5:g:2FwAAOSwIWVY86Qn

Jeweled Box was published under the Loretta Spears Designs name in December 1995. Included in the auction are the chart, red canvas (no logo visible), a skein of overdyed floss from Needle Necessities, Kreinik spool and beads.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/JEWELED-BOX-LORETTA-SPEARS-NEEDLEPOINT-PATTERN-THREADS-BEADS-CANVAS-/201893876658?hash=item2f01d013b2:g:h-UAAOSwJ4hY86Rx

Bargello Hearts Mini Stocking was published as a Loretta Spears Design in August 1995.  The auction includes eight shades of blue DMC cotton floss, two Needle Necessities overdyed pink cotton floss skeins, and two spools of Kreinik.  No canvas is included in this auction.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BARGELLO-HEARTS-MINI-STOCKING-LORETTA-SPEARS-NEEDLEPOINT-PATTERN-THREADS-/201893877650?hash=item2f01d01792:g:orgAAOSwvihY86S-

The following auction is by an eBay seller whose name I do recognize. They are active periodically.

Bargello Hearts Mini Stocking is offered again in this auction.  The auction includes blue DMC cotton floss, one skein of Needle Necessities overdyed pink cotton floss, and one spool of Kreinik.  A piece of canvas (no logo visible) is included in this auction.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Loretta-Spears-Bargello-Hearts-Mini-Stocking-Ornament-CHRISTMAS-Needlepoint-Kit-/192150550686?hash=item2cbd10b89e:g:fesAAOSwaB5Xve4B

The last auctions are from sellers whose names I do not recognize.

Christmas Heirlooms Club from October 1991 is a square ornament also called Fiesta Cube.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LORETTA-SPEARS-Needle-Adventures-Christmas-Heirlooms-034-TRADITIONAL-034-Canvas-/122453603967?

Diagonal Heart - This February 1992 unnamed heart ornament chart was published under the Needle Adventures name. A piece of canvas with the LS logo and a heart outline is included in the auction.  No threads are included.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LORETTA-SPEARS-Needle-Adventures-Christmas-Heirloom-heart-ornament-needlepoint-/352027605236?hash=item51f67af8f4:g:sdkAAOSwmgJY6~bR

The Artists Collection Medallions chart is available from this seller.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Needle-Adventures-Medallions-The-Artists-Collection-Presents-Loretta-Spears-/192079789648?hash=item2cb8d8fe50:g:oosAAOSwImRYfLNk

It is also available from this seller-
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Needle-Adventures-Medallions-The-Artists-Collection-Presents-Loretta-Spears-/192079789648?hash=item2cb8d8fe50:g:oosAAOSwImRYfLNk