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!!

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.

Summer Stitching

This monthly series by Heart in Hand I stitched in coffee/tea dyed Aida 16 count in all the called for colors.  This small stitched quickly.  I won't be fully finishing it until I stitch them all.  I hope to change them out monthly.  

A Wonderful Project

This pattern is the December Word Play by Brenda Gervais.  I varied some of the floss colors from the original.  I used 18 count Aida in ivory.  Some of the DMC flosses include 834, 3790 and Classic Colorworks Licorice Red( Santa suit) and The Gentle Art Endive and Otter Creek.  
I really enjoyed stitching this piece.  

Saturday, June 27, 2020

A Sweet Finish

What tastes best on a warm summer day?  A cold slice of watermelon.  This adorable cross-stitch pattern is by Little House Needleworks, entitled Fresh Watermelon.  Stitched on 18 count ivory Aida one thread over one.  I used all the called for colors of DMC.  On this fabric I found the flowers did not have enough contrast to show up so I back stitched with #783.  

Take time this summer to enjoy a cold slice.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Stitchmaynia 2020

This pattern is by Little House Needleworks, entitled Red House in Winter.  I just LOVE this red house.  I stitched primarily the called for colors.  I did use Crescent Colours Bandana which worked wonderfully( I also really like Bing Cherry by Classic Colorworks.  Stitched on Ivory Aida with two strands.

I hope you too find the red house enchanting and stitch it too.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Another Quick Finish

For Stitchmania 2020 I am also working along in monthly series.  Square Dance by Heart in Hand is another fun series to stitch.  Stitched mainly on 16 count Aida coffee/ tea dyed fabric.  I did stick with the called for colors (mostly).  Classic Colorworks Muddy Puddle, Blacksmith Blue, Licorice Red( one of my all time favs) and The Gentle Art Soot.  
If you are fairly new to cross-stitching this would be a fAbulous series to start with.  

Stitchmania 2020

Another competed project!  Pattern by Plum Street Samers Spring Saltboxes.  I started this project last May.  Stitched on coffee/ tea dyed 16 count Aida.  The called for flosses used including The Gentle Art Faded Rose, Classic Colorworks Deep Fennel and Tennessee Red Clay.  Plus Weeks Dye Works Pelican Gray, Confederate Gray, Peacoat,Oscar, Seafoam and Swap Water- I hope I didn't leave any out.  I enjoyed this project so much.

Well I tried to rotate the photo- it looks turned 90 degrees.  Maybe it will publish correctly as saved?  We will see.

Stitchmania 2020

Better late than never to finish a cross-stitched piece from April.  With Thy Needle and Thread pattern April Word Play.  Stitched on ivory 18 count Aida. Many flosses used including DMC 972, Classic Colorworks Muddy Puddle, Barn Door, Cayenne, Eggshell.  The Gentle Art Endive and Cornhusk.  I really enjoy these projects.  I changed the pattern a bit and brightened up the flowers.

Cross stiching Goes On

With all that is going on in the world making with our hands can be calming and productive.  Here is a project that combines my love of knitting and cross-stitch.  Pattern by October House Fiber Arts  entitled Sweater Weather. 
Coffee/ tea dyed Aids 16 count.  DMC flosses were used 937, 647, 930, 932, 645, 642, 840, 420, 310, and 3024.

I did change some of the colors adding more blue and green.  Now the sweaters look much more like the ones I knit.  

Saturday, April 25, 2020

A Little Cheer

I fell in love with this pattern. Holiday Hoopla, St Patrick's Day by Brenda Gervais. I used DMC flosses on 16 CT coffee/tea dyed Aida.  I did make a few changes as you can see.  I just love it!!

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Lizzie Kate Stitching

My February started with two Lizzie Kate designs, both slightly modified.  F 164 Love and Be Mine Valentine #577.  I stitched them in the same colors as I knew I would display them together.  All flosses are DMC 3052, 3803, Ecru, 604, and 3740.  Two strands held together on coffee/ tea dyed Aida 16 count.

What fun these will be to fully finish into pillows.

Valentine's Stitching

The next pattern is by Heart in Hand 2017 collector's heart.  Flosses are all DMC 223, 610, 3721, 224 and a mystery green for the leaves. Fabric is coffee/ tea dyed 16 count.  

What a fun project!

February Stitching

As I excitedly await new baby goats and lambs I have been stitching.  
The first pattern has changed from the original by Nikyscreations it is from the Just CrossStitch 2018 Special Holiday Ornament issue.  It was modified to be more like Valentine's.  ditched on 14 count Aida toffee(I think).  The colts if floss are all DMC  898, 3721, 712, and 224. I think it came out so very cute!

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Beautiful Cross-stitch Pattern

I Cross-stitched this pattern Jingle All the Way, by Brenda Gervais over the holidays.  Another of my anticipated projects for the season.  I used 16 count Mirage Aida fabric dyed by Picture This Plus.  
DMC used 3021, 3782, 869, 950, 3772 and 677.  Weeks Dye Work Oscar, Gentle Arts Chalk, and Classic Colorworks Gingerbread and one of my all time favorite fancy floss colors Cherry Cobbler.  

Baby It's Cold Outside

This pattern is a super quick stitch.  I have made a variety in this series Square Dance by Heart in Hand Needleart.  I woul like to finish them all this year...we will see I do get distracted by other creative pursuits easily.  I finished January using 16 count Aida cloth coffee/tea dyed.  DMC flosses used include 340, Blanc, 900, 310, 932, 433 and 3052.  Classic Coloworks floss Carrie Berry, Blacksmith Blue and Licorice Red.  That red is stunning and I hope to use it on another pattern soon.  I altered the pattern slightly as my French knots looked too big for the intended snowmen. 

January 2020

It is winter here with cold snow and freezing fog.  It makes the farm look so beautiful.  I have been inside stitching a bit.  I enjoyed this project from Brenda Gervais.  The chart is Holly Happy Soul.  I have had this in my to-do list for the past year.  Stitched on 16 count Aida coffee/tea dyed with two strands of floss.  I changed the pattern slightly.  Colors used Gentle Art Endive, Classic Coloworks Barn door, Cayenne, Eggshell and Muddy Puddle.  DMC includes 834, 3341, 3826, 610, 611 and 310.