Disappearing Designers: Dimples Designs Terrence Nolan (Updated)

I took a long hiatus from stitching and only recently started tallying the cross stitch stash that I had accumulated years ago.  During my break from stitching, it seems a lot of the designers that I liked either quit designing or disappeared.  No one can make a living designing any more.  I went to our local LNS Needle in a Haystack and it seems all the latest designs are boring primitives and sampler reproductions.

One of my favorite designers, Terrence Nolan seems to have disappeared and his designs are largely Out-Of-Print (OOP).  There isn’t even a gallery of his designs anywhere, so I thought I’d post the designs that I have.  I know he did a lot more than what I have here, but these are the ones that appealed to me.

 

From BitsyB, on a Yuku bulletin board, these are the designs he has done.  I figured I’d repeat them here for posterity.  Also thanks to Kari for the design list updates

  • Bold – I own
  • Italicized – I don’t want
  • Underlined – on my wish list

Dimples/Pangaea design list

Designs are grouped by catagory, not release date. Notes follow to explain the letters in parathenses that follow some chart titles. All charts are listed once, only, even if they fit into more than one catagory, unless they are releases in chartpack after first publication in some other format.

PROFESSOR FIZZBY/WEE BEASTIES

#1 Blue Morpho and Morpho Cypris (2 Blue butterflies)
#2 Indian Moon Moth and Ailanthus Silkmoth
#3 three ladybugs (Lateral, Two-Spotted, Nine-Spotted)
#4 three ladybugs (Ash Gray, California, Twice-Stabbed)
#5 Common Green Darner (dragonfly)
#6 Blue-Eyed Darner (dragonfly)
#7 Kelled Skimmer (dragonfly)
#8 three yellow ladybugs (Sixteen Spot, Twenty-two Spot, Fourteen Spot)
#9 Monarch & Viceroy butterflies  
#10 three Jeweled Scarabs
#11 Cramer’s Blue Morpho (butterfly)
#12 Blue Morpho
#13 Mother of Pearl Morpho

Queen of the Bumblebees (K)
Vedalia Ladybug (K,N)
Emerald Orchid Bee (K) (I think I have this as a freebee)
Blue Orchid Bee (K,C)
Ten Spot Ladybug (N)
Larch Ladybug (C)
Purple Wannabee (purple Wisper included) (L)
Jeweled Scarab (single, not included in above three) (N)

Ladybug Collection
Bee Collection
Mini Ladybugs 1
Mini Ladybugs 2
Mini Jeweled Scarab Duet
Mini Jeweled Scarabs

AMELIA’S FLOWERS

Himalyan Blue Poppy (N)
Japanese Anemone (N)
#1 ladyslipper orchid
#2 ladyslipper orchid
#3 ladyslipper orchid
#5 ladyslipper orchid
Paris, When it Sizzles (three orchids)
Trompe l’oeil (bleeding hearts on hand-dyed fabric)
Fuchsias 1
Fuchsias 2
Harebells (Bluebells)
Cornflowers (Bachelor Buttons)

PHOEBE’S SHELLS

#1 Lister’s Conch
#2 The Graceful Fig Shell
The Japanese Wonder Shell
The Precious Wentletrap

TABLETOPPERS (CLAUDIA)

Let’s Hear if for the Ladies (DT)

BIRDS

Zippy’s Favorite Flavor
Takin’ a Break
Santa Baby
Shall We Dance
Spike
Rex
African Pigmy Kingfisher
Snickerdoodle
Fuji
Haiku
Mountain Bluebird
Fidget

MERPEOPLE

Romance of the Sea
The Heir

‘SHROOMS

Shroomhilde
The Bride & the Shroom
The Magic of a Mother’s Love
The Mushroom Tabernacle Choir

NO CATAGORY/ONE OF A KIND

Gabriel of the Clouds
Reflections
St. Basil’s Cathedral
Young Professor Fizzby
Love Rekindles Life

VERY LIMITED, CLASS OR SPECIAL RELEASE

For Amelia (CATS 2001 class kit) (LN)
Friends (Class kit, Granbury Stitchaway spring 2001) (L)
The True Heart Cockle (Granbury Stitchaway 2000) (Pe,L)

RUSSIAN IMPERIAL EGGS

#1 Alexandria’s Dream
#2 Remembrance
#3 Twilight of the Tzar
#4 La Epoque Noveau (includes beads) (LN)
#5 The Enchantment of Winter (LN)
For Amelia……. (general release)

LEGENDS OF THE SILVER SCREEN

Six charts with two pairs of eyes each, numbered 1-6

MAGAZINES

Faberge’ Egg–The Needleworker, Spring 1998 
Fly Away Home–Stitcher’s World, March, 2000
Ten Spot Ladybug–Stony Creek, May 2001
Memories of Spring–Just Cross Stitch, October 2001
Old World Santa–Just Cross Stitch ornament issue, 2002

CHINESE CHARACTER SERIES

Friends (general release)
To Embroider
Sisters
Busy

VICTORIAN CORSETS

The Scarlet Unspoken
The Blue Mariah

SANTA COLLECTION

#1
#2
Christmas Kisses
Christmas Wishes

“FREEBIES”

Thrydia (butterfly)
Orchid Bee (green) (retired)
Orchid Bee (blue) (retired)
United (9-11 tribute, from Remembrance egg)

SNOWFLAKE COLLECTION

The Secret Life of Snow, Part 1 – Aurora Borealis
The Secret Life of Snow, Part 2 – Hypnotic
The Secret Life of Snow, Part 3 – Morpheus
The Secret Life of Snow, Part 4 – Evanescence
The Secret Life of Snow, Part 5 – Euphoria
The Secret Life of Snow, Part 6 – Sheherazad

The Designs that seem to still be widely available:

Christmas Kisses
Christmas Wishes
Fidget
For Amelia
Fuschia 1
Fuschia 2
Cornflowers
Purple Iris

GENERAL NOTES AND CODES:

1. The orchid bee freebies are retired and only available in kit form at CATS.
2. Memories of Spring and Mountain Bluebird are the same chart; MB has individual backstitch charts and a different fabric.
3. Twilight of the Tzar and Faberge’ Egg are the same chart.
4. Fly Away Home and Let’s Hear it for the Ladies are very similar, but different. LHIFTL has four different ladybugs and their names under them; FAH features the verse and one ladybird repeated four times. These ladybugs are over-one versions taken from Wee Beasties #3 and #4.
5. The two Ten Spot Ladybugs are different charts.
6. The For Amelia class kit chart and the general issue chartpack are the same design.
7. Friends is slightly modified (beads changed) from the class version.
8. Santa Collection #1 is the same face as the JCS ornament. The collection chart adds a border.
9. The ladybug and bee collections released in April, 2005 are the 8 single, limited releases listed just above them.

A Amelia, Prof. Fizzby’s English love
C Charlotte market special edition
DT Dutch Treat LNS/Claudia Dutcher, owner
F Professor Fizzby, American naturalist
K Kit, available at CATS shows only
L Special edition, limited availability
LN Limited, numbered edition
N Nashville Market special edition
Pe Phoebe, Prof. Fizzby’s grandaughter

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