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!!



Autumn Stitching

I have now stitched the fourth pattern in the Lizzie Kate's Autumn Smalls #185.  I did heavily modify it as I prefer Fall to Halloween.  I used the called for DMC colors- except the blue pumpkin is #930 and 931.  Stitched on 14 count Aida.  A very quick project!


Monday, September 21, 2020

A Beautiful Piece

This pattern is from the Blackbird Designs book Ooh La La.  The pattern entitled Last Rose of Summer.  I changed the pattern a bit.  I used all the DMC conversion colors.  Stitched on coffee/ tea dyed Aida two threads used.  
I really like this book of patterns and you may want to pick it up too.


Fall is in the Air

I consider the Autumn season to begin Sept 1st and Fall patterns are started.  Lizzie Kate patterns are colorful and fun to stitch.  This pattern is in the leaflet entitled Autumn Smalls # 185.   I have stitched 3 out if the 4.  I have yet to place the buttons for eyes on the owl. Otherwise it is a finish! It is stitched on 14 count Oatmeal Aida in the called for colors.


A Fun Fall Finish

This fun, fast cross-stitch pattern is by Lizzie Kate, entitled Spooky String.  This piece stitched on coffee/tea dyed Aida 14 count stitched 2 over 2.  The colors used were all DMC 834, 543, 3865, 414, 3853, 580, 921, 434, 310, 552 and 3848.  
I have stitched several of the string patterns and may very well start another yet this year.  I encourage new cross-stitchers to try one as well.  


Sunday, September 6, 2020

Let Poulet - A French Pincushion in the Blackbird Designs book Ooh La La.  I made changes to the original.  I am hoping to make it into a small pillow for a collection.  I used coffee/tea dyed Aida 16 count and the floss is by Classic Colorworks in the Apple Fritter color.  
I anticipate starting another project from this book- soon.


Patriotic Project

This pattern is by Bent Creek.  Stitched on coffee/tea dyed 16 count Aida.  DMC colors 322, 803, 498, 321 and B5200.  I did make a mistake or two but I made it work.  I look forward to displaying it next year.