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.