The three of us had a very good time. The patterns are from the holiday edition of Just Cross Stitch Magazine from 2017 and 2018. Thank you designers. These were stitched on 14 count Aida coffee)tea dyed by me. I think they turned out well.
Friday, December 28, 2018
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Tis the Season SAL
I am so pleased with the outcome and I plan to participate in more SALs. In this project I utilized 18 count Aida hand dyed by Picture This Plus in the Sterling color. I stitched for the first time with hand dyed floss and stitched one thread over one.
The floss colors are Classic Colorworks Pea Pod. The Gentle Art Forest Glade and Grecian Gold. DMC 3852 for the bird beak. Several colors of Weeks Due Works Palamino, Bark, Whitewash and my favorite color Turkish Red.
I hope to have it framed and hanging this winter.
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Summer Cross Stitch
I do have plans to eventually make at least one more pattern in this brochure.
Stitching on the 4th if July
Very pleased with how it turned out. I intend to make a pillow for display.
Friday, June 15, 2018
Last Start of Stitchmaynia
I think it is 16 count Aida. The DMC colors are 498, ecru, 645, 336, 610, 783, 3774, 311, Blanc, 310, and 612. The pattern was not stitched according to pattern but only by mistake. I did change the colors and stitching ofvthe dog to mimic our dogs at home.
The fabric is Aida 14 count in the toast color.
What a great stitch!! I adjusted some if the colors, especially the sheep, to make them look more like our natural coloreds here on the farm.
I look forward to stitching more of the designs in this series.
More Summer Inspired Stitching
The DMC floss colors are 580, 3803, 834, 932, Blanc, 435, and 3687. 14 count Aida anitque white.
Looking forward to starting the next pattern- hint watermelon sounds refreshing...
This pattern also started my inability to follow colors. Truly on accident I changed the color placement and I did leave off the words. Lizzie Kate patterns are a great choice for beginning cross stitchers. I plan to complete all the four designs in this Spring Smalls #190 pattern. The DMC colors are 597, 413, 3865,can3834, 580, and 316. Fabric is 14 count Aida in antique white.
Don't you just love the little house??
More Lizzie Kate
Happy stitching your patriotic patterns!
It is stitched on 16 count ivory Aida. The colors are all DMC. The colors are:. 3806, 3828, 646, 932, 310, 611, 822, and 3721. I think I have found my favorite floss color 3721. The pattern is a Flora McSample Snippet #s118.
I just love the sentiment behind the words as well.
Another Hands On Design
You can find this pattern on the Hands On Design blog.
The colors are all DMC and they are ecru, 612, 779, 647, 115, 3756 and 3820. I considered 168 and 3866 however they did not make it into the final product. I changed the colors a bit to mimic the eggs our chickens have produced.
What a fun stitch!
Experimenting with 18 Count Aida
The colors of DMC used are:. 3781, 3348, 3782, 722, and 743. I enjoyed this project and I am looking forward to finishing it into a pillow.
These two patterns are from Shepherd's Bush Printworks. The pattern is St. Patrick's Day Trifles.
The ivory fabric is 14 count Aida antique white. The purple is indeed 16 count Aida peaceful purple. All stitched with DMC colors: 3012, 580, 935, 3740, 729, 3799, 739 and 3041.
I enjoyed these patterns and plan to stitch the third pattern this next year.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Learning to Shear
Here are a couple photos.
I will be having each fleece tested for micron count and some will be offered for sale this summer. If you would like to be put on an email notification list please email me email@example.com.
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Finished, Finished, Finished
Tada!! This pattern is from The Primitive Hare. The DMC color is 107 stitched on 14 count Aida color Antique White. I purchased my supplies from Hobby Lobby. The pattern I downloaded from www.theprimitivehare.com. This became the centerpiece to a decorative arrangement for my mom for her birthday.
Friday, March 30, 2018
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Return to Cross Stitch
Recently I have started watching floss tube You Tube videos about cross stitch and I have the cross stitch bug! I have completed a piece that I did modify a bit from the original pattern. I feel like the patterns are a jumping off point. It is a Lizzie Kate pattern in the winter smalls collection #189. Now I just need to decide if I want to make it into a pillow, an ornament or frame it.
I encourage you to check out cross stitch and the online community of flosstubers.
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Punch Needle Crafting
The pattern name is Winter Blanket #675 from Threads that Bind. I used a kit that included Valdani 3 strands floss color 196, Weeks Dye Works #1103, DMC 310, 3033, 904, 817, 844 and miscellaneous for the pennies on the blanket.
I am very happy with the result. I plan to add a wool border and frame the piece.
Sunday, January 28, 2018
What I am Reading
This is all of the books I have read so far in 2018. There will be a new release in this series in April. I am currently reading The Adjustment. Suzanne Young is the author and I am very much looking forward to the next book in the series The Complication.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
2018 Here I Come
You are looking at from top right My Granny Stripe Blanket in worsted weight. I am hoping to finish this blanket this year. In the blue project bag at the bottom is my Timber Cardigan, which I dearly love! In the middle of the photo are two(yes, two) sock knitting projects. One is a vanilla sock knit from a sparkle sock blank from Fibernymph Dyeworks. The other is a modified sock pattern the Evergreen Socks that can be obtained through Ravelry. There is a poncho project-that I am considering frogging in a turquoise blue with white, black and gray colorwork. Lastly my mitered square blanket I cast on 64 stitches which makes about a 4 inch square. These projects and their progress(or lack of ) can be found on Ravelry. I am Angellac. This looks to be an exciting knitting year!!
Sunday, January 7, 2018
I am hoping to find a better balance with home life, work life, how I spend my leisure time and a new balance as both of my adult children are off in college. I have started to change some things already. Regarding work I have been exploring more methods of obtaining continuing education hours. I have often attended night courses after a full days work. That leaves the farm work left to my spouse (he is willing, thank goodness). I am hoping to key into classes I really want too take even if it involves travel or webinars etc.
I am planning to continue with farm pursuits- as I still enjoy produce from the garden and fruit trees. I may slow down on the canning and food preservation in favor of smaller quantities and bigger diversity of produce. I have purchased a couple of new cookbooks hoping to gain inspiration cooking for two. I also enjoy animal husbandry so the goats and sheep still have a solid stake on my attention.
As far as hobbies, I am ashamed to admit I have read very little over the past year. I have purchased several books- some paperbacks and some downloaded ebooks- still reading little more than two books last year. That is crazy, given that I like to read. I am hoping to give up a little knitting time to put reading back on this year's agenda. I also am fascinated with punch needle and rug hooking. I have ordered very basic supplies and an educational cd(as well as watched a few You Tube videos on the topic). Fiber arts will remain an important aspect of my spare time. I have started to spin more wool. I have committed to spinning 15 minutes a day for 2018. I hope to rediscover my fiber stash making yarn that I can use later. Any further crochet plans are on hold until I complete my granny stripe blanket. It is already 75% complete.
Last year I felt both rushed and stressed with obligations trying to "make it all happen". In part the stress of deadlines and goals was self imposed. I will admit I can certainly be harder on myself than anyone else. Things should level out a bit where the college kids are concerned. I won't be planning anyone's senior year in high school, prom or graduation. I can pass on some of that college responsibility to the proper young adults.
I hope to spend more Sunday dinners with my parents. To message my mom less and call more.
I plan to go on more dates with my spouse of 24 years. Cherish the quieter times sitting on the couch sharing a bowl of popcorn. He makes the best popcorn.
And lastly, to look up and enjoy the view.
I hope you can find better balance in your life too.