Thursday, September 20, 2018

Winter is Coming!

Well.... not so much in Phoenix really, but we seem to have gotten away from 100+ temps now so I guess technically, winter is coming.




I finished up this cute wood pallet easel using Country Cottage Needlework's Seasonal Celebrations: Winter. I chose to only stitch the top (the bottom has winter-themed words) so that it would fit perfectly on this easel. As you can see I changed nearly every color because I wanted a little more oomph!











STITCHY DETAILS (TOP LEFT):

Pattern: Seasonal Celebrations: Winter
Designer: Country Cottage Needleworks
Fabric: 28 ct tea-dyed evenweave monaco
Colors: DMC white, 498, 597, 598, 580, 433, 435, 3031

Seasonal Celebrations - Winter - Cross Stitch Pattern

Then I finished up some more of Robin's ornaments. Robin had been kind enough to trust me with her stitching and I swear the more stitching she sends, the harder it is to send it back to her. This batch is one of my favorites. I want a tree full of these!


I love how different each one is. And I love how she switches up her fabrics and colors. She is a perfect stitcher.

STITCHY DETAILS (TOP LEFT):

Pattern: Home Again
Designer: Stone Street Stitchworks
Fabric: 32 ct flax linen
Colors: DMC 930, 3371, 3777


STITCHY DETAILS (CENTER):

Pattern: Peace
Designer: Heart in Hand
Fabric: 28 ct. vintage country mocha linen
Colors: DMC white, 320, 610, 931, 3822


STITCHY DETAILS (TOP RIGHT):

Pattern: Quaker Medallion
Designer: Sandra Longan
Fabric: 32 ct flax linen
Colors: Gloriana silk in Holiday Blue


STITCHY DETAILS (BOTTOM LEFT):

Pattern: Jingle Jingle (Tiny Tidings XIX)
Designer: Lizzie Kate
Fabric: 32 ct dirty linen
Colors: DMC 221, 580, 597, 935, 987, 3712, 3865


STITCHY DETAILS (BOTTOM RIGHT):

Pattern: Merry (Tiny Tidings IX)
Designer: Lizzie Kate
Fabric: 32 ct dirty linen
Colors: DMC 304, 367, 500


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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

SIlent Night




Hello Friends!
I just love this pattern from Little House Needleworks. And the funny part is that I accidentally attained this pattern because I was trying to order Silent Night from Country Cottage Needleworks, and misclicked. Now it's one of my winter favorites!

I stitched this up last year as part of a hanging frame. I really liked the way this one had come out too with the homespun background fabric and the little pine cones.




This year, I used a small wood pallet that hangs on a twine cord. I mounted the stitched piece on some of the same homespun fabric I used last year and then added the snow-covered branches and one of those little pine cones. 













STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: Silent Night (2011 Ornament #5)
Designer: Little House Needleworks
Fabric: 28 ct. tea-dyed evenweave Monaco
Colors: DMC charted

2011 Ornament 5 - Silent Night - Cross Stitch Pattern

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Double Double Toil and Trouble 2.0








Hello Friends!

I stitched up another Double Double witchy pattern this year when I realized I had another one of these really ornate hanging ornaments in my possession. This was how last year's came out. Post: Double Double 2017


This year I used a fabric I had dyed that's grey with some purple understones. I actually like it better for a Halloween piece. I also changed the trim color to 921 to pull out the color of the pumpkins, and then made a bow from orange and white gingham for the top. I added a black cover button for the center.



STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: Halloween Year 2 - Double Trouble
Designer: Homespun Elegance
Fabric: 28 ct Monaco hand-dyed grey with purple
Colors Used: Charted



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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Christmas Tarts

Hello Friends!

I just finished up my first two non-custom Christmas tarts of the season! I love them both so much I can't stand it.

This "Be Jolly" tart comes from Hands on Design's Chalkboard Ornaments - Christmas Collection #1. I've never stitched this one up on anything but black fabric, so this really was a quick and easy stitch. 


The second tart was "Merry Friends" from Plum Street Samplers. I had to significantly modify this pattern to get it to fit in the tart, but I'm satisfied with the result. 


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