Saturday, August 17, 2019

Cross-stitching Farm Style

This piece was quite fun to stitch.  The design is by Hands On Design.  Star Spangled Swine Farm is stitched on chalkboard black Aida fabric 14 count.  The flosses are the called for colors The Gentle Art chalk and shutter green, Classic Colorworks licorice red, sea Shelley, Weeks Dye Works glacial melt and DMC 3852.  
If you enjoy stitching farm related themes I encourage you to give this pattern a try.

Holiday Hoopla 4th of July Style

This pattern by With Thy Needle & Thread was much sought-after.  I had to search several online sites as it was frequently sold out.  The only specialty floss is whisper floss by Rainbow Gallery.  This floss really brings out dimension to the beard.  I modified the pattern a bit from the original.  All other flosses were DMC:. 3771, 783, 322, 3781, 712, 304, and 930.  I really like 304- it makes a fabulous red.  

Jolly July Start and August Finish

This year I stitched along with The Fat Quarter Shop and The Real Housewives of Cross-stitch during July.  I started this pattern by Little House Needleworks called Deer Valley Inn.  I modified the pattern to suit the recipient.  DMC flosses utilized 869, ecru, 3777, 434, 730, 3371, and 841.  I plan to finish this piece as a pillow that will go in a winter holiday display.  

Thinking of Cooler Temperatures

This will eventually be made into a small pillow that will decorate the table during the cooler months of the year.  The cross-stitch pattern is by Little House Needleworks, called Hot Cocoa.  Aida fabric coffee- tea dyed.  The flosses are all the called for colors and all DMC (434, 801, 936, 3721, 3862, and ecru.
This stitched up quickly and is adorable!!  Happy Stitching!

Summer 2019 Finishes

I started the cutest pattern Little Summer Fling by Luhu Stitches.  I just love fresh, juicy strawberries and this one looks good enough to bite.  I used coffee/ tea dyed Aida 14 count.  The flosses are all DMC:. B5200, 321, 819, 520, and 743.  The colors just pop!  

Saturday, July 13, 2019

More Stitchmaynia Finishes



This was a fun and quick stitch project from Lizzie Kate.  The pattern is included in the Yankee Doodles leaflet.  I used all DMC.  The thread colors are:. 304, 712, 930, and 322 per the pattern instructions.  Coffee/ tea dyed Aida fabric used.  



This is a Rovaris chart with a farm theme that fits me perfectly.  I used all the called for DMC flosses as shown in the photo.  I did modify the chart slightly from the published pattern.  I am not sure what element I like the best:  the bee skep, the flowers or the chicken.  Fabric is Fiddler's Aida 16 count in life oatmeal.  
When I first saw this chart I just knew I would have to stitch it!  I hope you like it too.  
Happy Stitching!

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Stitchmaynia 2019

Feeling like stitching a little summer.

The next of the stitchmaynia projects to be completed is Sunshine on a Stem by Hands on Design.  Stitched on 18 count ivory Aida stitched one over one.  DMC flosses were used 729, 3781, 3341, 420 and 931. A fun and very fast project.  The felt was included with the pattern.  Written instructions were given.