Sunday, January 10, 2021

2020 Finishes

Brenda Gervais aka With thy Needle and Thread patterns are some of my favorites.  The first one I finished is entitled Candy Cane Wishes.  Stitched on 16 count Aida fabric color Jolly Green by Luminous Fiber Arts.  I utilized many DMC flosses.  Cute, huh?

The second and last piece finished for the year is Snow Birds.  Stitched on 14 count Aida vintage blue fabric color.  Mainly DMC colors from my stash utilized. This will look adorable when fully finished.  

I just really, really like both of these patterns.  I think you will as well.

Friday, December 4, 2020


Jack is a new free pattern for newsletter subscribers to the That's So Kelly Co.  You can find her site here at  I used chalkboard black 14 count Aida and several shades of yellow to orange and a few shades of green DMC colors.  

What a great stitch for October!

Fall Stitching

Lizzie Kate Thankful String pattern.  Stitched on coffee/tea dyed Aida 14 count fabric.  DMC flosses used: 926, 731, 920, 729, 3828, 434, 898, and 3031.
The one change I made is to make the pie look more like a pumpkin pie- since it is my favorite at Thanksgiving.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Hands On Design- Does it Again!

I have really enjoyed so many of the designs by Hands On Design and Autumn Acres Farm is no exception.  This cross stitch pattern is part of the Chalk on the Farm series with the original chalk artwork by Priscilla Blain.  I stitched just one small part of the entire piece this year.  I plan to stitch more parts next year to make a cute display of pillows for the fall season.  Stitched on 14 count Aida with called for DMC colors listed in the pattern.  This is a keeper!!

Autumn Stitching

I have now stitched the fourth pattern in the Lizzie Kate's Autumn Smalls #185.  I did heavily modify it as I prefer Fall to Halloween.  I used the called for DMC colors- except the blue pumpkin is #930 and 931.  Stitched on 14 count Aida.  A very quick project!

Monday, September 21, 2020

A Beautiful Piece

This pattern is from the Blackbird Designs book Ooh La La.  The pattern entitled Last Rose of Summer.  I changed the pattern a bit.  I used all the DMC conversion colors.  Stitched on coffee/ tea dyed Aida two threads used.  
I really like this book of patterns and you may want to pick it up too.

Fall is in the Air

I consider the Autumn season to begin Sept 1st and Fall patterns are started.  Lizzie Kate patterns are colorful and fun to stitch.  This pattern is in the leaflet entitled Autumn Smalls # 185.   I have stitched 3 out if the 4.  I have yet to place the buttons for eyes on the owl. Otherwise it is a finish! It is stitched on 14 count Oatmeal Aida in the called for colors.