Sunday, January 26, 2020

Beautiful Cross-stitch Pattern

I Cross-stitched this pattern Jingle All the Way, by Brenda Gervais over the holidays.  Another of my anticipated projects for the season.  I used 16 count Mirage Aida fabric dyed by Picture This Plus.  
DMC used 3021, 3782, 869, 950, 3772 and 677.  Weeks Dye Work Oscar, Gentle Arts Chalk, and Classic Colorworks Gingerbread and one of my all time favorite fancy floss colors Cherry Cobbler.  

Baby It's Cold Outside

This pattern is a super quick stitch.  I have made a variety in this series Square Dance by Heart in Hand Needleart.  I woul like to finish them all this year...we will see I do get distracted by other creative pursuits easily.  I finished January using 16 count Aida cloth coffee/tea dyed.  DMC flosses used include 340, Blanc, 900, 310, 932, 433 and 3052.  Classic Coloworks floss Carrie Berry, Blacksmith Blue and Licorice Red.  That red is stunning and I hope to use it on another pattern soon.  I altered the pattern slightly as my French knots looked too big for the intended snowmen. 

January 2020

It is winter here with cold snow and freezing fog.  It makes the farm look so beautiful.  I have been inside stitching a bit.  I enjoyed this project from Brenda Gervais.  The chart is Holly Happy Soul.  I have had this in my to-do list for the past year.  Stitched on 16 count Aida coffee/tea dyed with two strands of floss.  I changed the pattern slightly.  Colors used Gentle Art Endive, Classic Coloworks Barn door, Cayenne, Eggshell and Muddy Puddle.  DMC includes 834, 3341, 3826, 610, 611 and 310.  

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Cinnamon Stars

This is one of my favorite favorite projects.  The Designer is Plum Street Samplers.  I modified it just a bit and I shuffled the colors in the stars to what suited my fancy at the time.  Ivory Aida 14 count (I think).  Remember I started this fall 2018.  This is one of my Stitch 9 projects this year.  I plan to have it framed.  The colors are all DMC listed in the pattern.  Since there are so many I will not list them all here.

Not Quite Finished

Another cute fall favorite is by Hands On Design.  This design is called Autumn Skies.  It includes two patterns and I started the pillow.  Included is the felt strips to finish.  The colors used are all DMC 733, 598, 646, and 3776.  I think I found a new favorite DMC in 598 the light blue used.  Stitched on coffee/ tea dyed Aida.  
I look forward to stitching the companion pattern.  

Playing Catch-up

Fall stitching finished.  I found myself too busy to post at the time.  I am going with the motto" Better late than never".

First up is a Lizzie Kate design Halloween Sampler.  Stitched in 14 count Aida coffee/ tea dyed.  I used most of the called for DMC flosses listed.  B5200, 310, 413, 445, 315, 340, 647, 703, 712, 729, 829, 920, 930, 937, 971, 3687, and 3740 made the list.  I think you could easily luck from your stash and substitute colors.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Lizzie Kate Buzzy String

This cross-stitch pattern comes from Lizzie Kate.  Buzzy String  is stitched on 14 count Aida, Toast colorway. The flosses are all the called for DMC.  I have purchased several of the string patterns.  They are very fast for quick gratification.  Maybe you too can pick one up and start it today.