Wednesday, May 30, 2018

ABC 123 Cottage



Hi Friends!

I finally FFOed my ABC 123 Cottage by Little House Needleworks today. I kind of had a different picture in my mind of how it would end up and this is quite different, but I like it nonetheless.

I had this black rustic frame in my stash and it came with the built-in hanger. The back of the frame (which originally made me think "Halloween") had the PERFECT shades of golden brown and black stripes for this pattern, so I knew I had to use it.


All I had to do to complete the piece was finish a black fabric mat for it and then place the stitched piece on top. It really didn't need more than that. I really like it!

STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: ABC 123
Designer: Little House Needleworks

Colors Used: 
DMC: 434, 435, 3022, 3346, 3052, 310, 3777 and White


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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Land That I Love


Hi Friends!

About a week ago, I finished this adorable little quick stitch from Heart in Hand called "Land That I Love" and ever since, it's been sitting on my finishing desk because I had no idea how I was going to finish it.

I had flat-folded it into a rectangle (after which I regretted flat-folding it into a circle) but it was a kind of odd shape so it didn't look good in any frames, and I really didn't want to finish it into an ornament.

So I chose a basket I had in my stash.





I mounted the stitched piece to some patriotic fabric, and them mounted both to the front. Then I edged it with some fancy white cording and added a little primitive star. Not too bad after all!



STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: Land That I Love
Designer: Heart in Hand

Colors Used: 
DMC: 3032, 815, 932, 931, 839, 3046, 823, 3022, 648, 838, 937 and White



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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Love You to the Moon



Hello Friends!

Today I finished up one of my favorites -- Love You to the Moon -- into a cute wall hanging. I've stitched this up a couple times using different colors, but when I came across this fabric, I just knew I had to match it up with the pink and green.



STITCHY DETAILS

Pattern: Love You to the Moon
Designer: Cherry Hill Stitchery

Colors Used: 
DMC: 3350, 3354, 3781, 470, 471, 472



~* CURRENT FINISHES *~ 

Finished this really cute, super fast stitch from Heart in Hand. I've had this on my finishing desk for a few days now with still no idea how to finish it...

STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: Land That I Love
Designer: Heart in Hand

Colors Used: 
DMC: 3032, 815, 932, 931, 839, 3046, 823, 3022, 648, 838, 937 and White



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Monday, May 7, 2018

Honeybee Sampling




Hello Friends!

I have two new FFOs for the week! The first is this Honeybee Sampling from Little House Needleworks that I finished into a flatfold. I used some black and tan homespun -- which, again, isn't always the best fabric to work with if you're OCD like me -- but I do like the colors and the primitive feel it gives. 


This was a great stitch, although I did notice I had to take a few breaks from it just because it's a lot of block-work in the middle with the gold and brown. And when I finished it, I decided to add some cute ribbon flowers to the corners to pull out some of that pinky red found in the pattern.

STITCHY DETAILS

Pattern: Honeybee Sampling
Designer: Little House Needleworks

Colors Used: 
DMC: 420, 469, 729, 3021, 3721 and White


My other FFO was the May Flip-It from Lizzie Kate. As I've been working on stitching up the Cottages of the Month, I've also been stitching these monthly patterns as well.

Just like the Cottages of the Month, I've been keeping these finishes basic and uniform. I want all of them to look the same so I can just change them out each month when I display them in my tiered tray. I've been using the same dimensions for the stitched piece, the backing fabric, and I'm including matching cover-buttons on top just for a little extra pop of color. The frame is a small frame I got at a local thrifty shop and chalk-painted white.

STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: May Flip It
Designer: Lizzie Kate

Colors Used: 
DMC: 436, 729, 3031, White
GAST: Poinsettia
Weeks Dye Works: Grasshopper

~* CURRENT FINISHES *~ 

Finished another pink-on-pink version of this pattern. Still trying to figure out how I'm going to FFO it so it'll just sit on the desk for a little bit.

STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: Love You To the Moon
Designer: Cherry Hill Stitchery

Colors Used: 
DMC: 3350, 3354, 3781, 470, 471, 472



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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Happy May!




Hi Friends!

It has been a long-standing goal of mine to complete an entire set of Cottages of the Month from Country Cottage Needleworks, and finally, I've completed one in time to actually put it on display. (Ya!)

I bought this frame at a local thrifty shop and then chalk-painted it white so that it would be able to be used for all seasons. I didn't attach mounting brackets or an easel-back because I think I'm going to just try using it as a shelf-sitter, or placing it in this white easel I found -- haven't decided yet.


I used some basic, neutral gingham fabric for the backing -- again, trying to keep it as plain as possible to work with ALL of the cottage designs, and then mounted the stitched piece itself to some aqua cotton fabric. My plan is to continue this trend for all of the cottages so that I'm only really switching out the stitched piece with its unique, coordinating fabric. It looked too plan with just the gingham itself so we'll see how that goes.

STITCHY DETAILS

Pattern: May Cottage of the Month
Designer: Country Cottage Needleworks

Colors Used:
DMC; 676, 3031, 3811 and White
GAST: Poinsettia
Weeks Dye Works: Bright Leaf, Capri, Grasshopper


~* CURRENT FINISHES *~ 


In addition to stitching up the Cottages of the Month, I'm trying to keep up with my Lizzie Kate Monthly Flip-Its. I still have no idea how I'm going to FFO these, but hey, at least May is done!

STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: May Flip It
Designer: Lizzie Kate

Colors Used: 
DMC: 436, 729, 3031, White
GAST: Poinsettia
Weeks Dye Works: Grasshopper



~* CURRENT WIPS *~


STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: Honeybee Sampling
Designer: Little House Needleworks

Colors Used: 
DMC: 420, 469, 729, 3021, 3721 and White



STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: Rise and Grind
Designer: Hands on Design

Colors Used: 
DMC: 168, 304, 844, 3809, 3862 and white

~* NEW STASH / FINDS *~



Chalk on the Farm: Fresh Eggs Farm by Hands on Design.
We all know it and we all love it. I, personally, was trying to hold on out on this chart until I finished up some of the other Chalk fo the Home series ---- but that went out the window. It's all kitted up. Just have to stitch it now.

Blessed Bee by With Thy Needle and Thread
Fell in love with this chart when it came out of market. Again, told myself I didn't need it until I finished up some others, and then somehow it ended up in my pile anyways. Love it. Can't wait to stitch it

FABRIC!
Seeing everyone's project bags for Maynia has made me jump on the bandwagon and make some myself, so I've been hitting fabric stores galore to find some cute fabric. As you can see, I'm totally all in with the camel/llama/alpaca trend.


I should mention that my stash will soon be growing -- which it DEFINITELY does not need to -- because I went and (re)binge-watched one of my favorite Flosstubers, Helen D.,aka East Coast Crafter, this week while I was getting over a cold. I love watching her, but I literally keep a notepad next to me when I do just so I can track down patterns she's either stitched or has in her stash! My absolute favorite from Helen is her Frosty Forest finish (Flosstube #2) which is GORGEOUS. She's also FFOed Chalk on the Farm (Flosstube #10) and a TON of other really cute things. IF you haven't checked out her channel here is the link: Helen's Flosstube Channel

Flosstube #2 (Frosty Forest finish)

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