Sunday, June 13, 2021

Sweet Strawberries

Blackbird Designs Summer Come Again pattern is just what the warm weather called for.  This quick stitching project makes my mouth water just thinking about the strawberries I have in the kitchen.  This piece stitched on 16 count coffee/tea dyed Aida with two strands over one.  I changed the. Basket a bit but kept the remaining pattern fairly true to designed.  I used all DMC flosses 347, 3828, 934, 815, 610, 167, 169, 3011, and 712.  

Keep on Keepin' on

Another quick cross-stitch pattern is one in a series of Heart in Hand, part of the square dance series.  I completed the August piece.  I stitched on 16 count coffee/tea dyed Aida, 2 threads over one.  I picked colors from my stash and went to stitching.  I am stitching them in order and eventually I will start September.  Flosses include weeks Dyeworks Schneckley and Pecan, DMC 310, Blanc, 3031, 975, 3821, 728 and 976.  

A Little Blackbird Designs

Yes, I did it again I changed the pattern a wee bit.  I decided to make it smaller and not include the border.  It should finish about a 5' x 5" frame this way.  I plan to display it in my wall in the living room.  I used two threads on 16 count coffee/ tea dyed Aida in primarily the DMC flosses 931, 935, 3021, 739, 831, 937, 642, 932, 3790, 930, 3348 and 647.  I really like that the ladies of Blackbird Designs do list the DMC flosses not just fancy flosses.  

Summer Stitching

This adorable pattern by Stitching with the Housewives stitched up quickly.  We grow tomatoes in the garden each year and I thought this piece would work well in a summer display.  I used chalkboard black 14 count Aida, 310, Blanc, DMC 347, 322, 3346, 907 and Classic Colorworks Queen Bee.  I did vary from the pattern just slightly as I am known to do.  I just love it!  

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Little House Needleworks

I have been going through project bags to kit up a few for stitchmaynia this year and realized I have not photographed this piece.  It is Winter ABC's by Little House Needleworks.  It is part of a four piece series.  This one is my favorite!  Stitched on 16 count Icon Aida fabric by Picture This Plus.  I love everything thing about it.  Flosses include DMC (721, 645, 729) and Classic Colorworks:  Bamboo, Steamed Broccoli, Hickory Sticks, Licorice Red and Roasted Chestnut.   

The picture does not do it justice.  

Off to kit up the Spring ABC's.

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.