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.  

Quick Projects

These cute patterns are from Erika Michael's Needleart Designs.  The pattern is Mistletoe Kisses.  I chose to use hand dyed with coffaa and tea Aida.  I used flosses that I had on hand in DMC Blanc, 321, 987.  These eventually will be finished into strawberries.  

Fun Stitch Along

Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle and Thread posted over about a week a fun cross-stitch along in Dec.  I actually thought I posted this earlier ...Merry and Minty was the name of the SAL.  I used 16 count Aida in ivory.  DMC flosses were used Blanc, 712, 3779, 3778, 3830, 3777, 733, 732, 611, and 3021.  It is very likely I will stitch this again as a gift.  

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!!