Monday, April 19, 2021

Indigo Lane

This beautiful piece designed by Brenda Gervais aka With thy Needle & Thread.  I fell in love with this pattern after seeing it stitched on Flosstube.  Stitched on 18 count Aida Sterling by Picture This Plus.  Flosses are a combo of DMC (372, 613, 3032, 3756,931), Weeks Dyeworks (Gunmetal, Seagull, Navy, Light Khaki, Sandcastle, Pamlico), Classic Colorworks (Hazelnut and The Gentle Art ( Endive, Slate, Cornhusk).  
This piece is the inspiration for my living room.  


A Spring Finish

This adorable pattern is by Christiane Dahlbeck.  I have looked forward to stitching this piece for the past year.  This will be a cute addition to my decor.  Stitched on 14 count Aida colors I chose all in DMC 310, 435, 433, 3864, 989, 744, 519, 907, 776, 727, 904, and Blanc.  I made slight changes from the original- part on accident, part on purpose.


Friday, April 2, 2021

March 2021

Christiane Dahlbeck's design out of this book is one I have wanted to stitch for the past year.  It is in the same DMC threads as my previous post- I did add 2 more shades of green- 907 and 989.  I hope to pop this is a little frame for next March.  Aida fabric in white 16 count.


Spring Project

I don't think I posted this last year but I stitched this piece in 14 count ivory Aida in DMC.  The floss colors are 3864, 433, 435, 310, Blanc, 818, 500, 904, and 704.  704 is the bright green and I will say I really like this color.  The design book is in German and I picked colors that appear very close to the design.  I have several of Christiane Dahlbeck's books.  The patterns are sweet.  

Heart in Hand Stitching

Another adorable Heart in Hand design that I stitched this winter is in the Wee One collection entitled Valentine Bird.  I did make a few slight changes.  Cross-stitched I. 16 count ivory Aida with DMC flosses:. 223, 304, 610, 712, 729 and 841.  Heart motifs are so fun to stitch.  


Valentine Stitching

Heart in Hand has some of the best Valentine cross-stitch patterns.  This quick stitch is Bird in the hand Valentine's Day.  I used hand dyed Aida (coffee/tea dyed) 16 count.  The flosses are all DMC: 223, 712, 841, 838, 3716 and 3721.  I stitched two threads over one.  This will be cute as a small pillow for decorating next year.


Saturday, January 23, 2021

Gingham Greetings

Stitching with the Housewives has some of the cutest patterns to stitch.  This ornament cross-stitched on 14 count Aida in DMC.  Floss colors include 3865, 729, 304, 935, 320, and 927.  
This piece stitched up quickly and will look adorable whether I finish it in a frame, an ornament or as a small pillow.