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.  

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.