Thursday, March 28, 2019

Blessed Bee



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It's another gorgeous spring day here in Phoenix and I'm really enjoying my morning in the studio with all of the windows open, letting the sun shine in. I stitched up Blessed Bee a few days ago and finally got around to finishing it on this wood pallet. I changed a bunch of the colors, and even though I like it, I'm thinking I'm going to change it up, or maybe just use the called-fors next time. I kind of wish it had a bit more red now that it's stitched up.



The wood pallet is from Michaels and it measures 10 x 10 inches. It hangs on a twine cord but I suppose it could be propped up in a shelf, too. I used some coordinating fabric to mat it with and then edged it with some brown twist cord. Then I added some brown and olive green ribbons to make a bow and added a floral center. 


STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: Blessed Bee
Designer: With Thy Needle and Thread
Blessed Bee - Cross Stitch Pattern
Fabric: 28 ct Tea-dyed Evenweave Monaco
Colors Used: 
DMC 926, 930, 223, 3721, 3011, 3012, 3781, 729, 3829, Ecru, White


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Monday, March 18, 2019

Hen and Chicks



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To say this finish caused me fits is an understatement! I love the pattern and loved the way it looked stitched up. I even like when I finished it onto this galvanized shelf-sitter. And then I hated it when it kept tipping over from being front heavy. UGH!!! So, it sat on my desk for over a week while I thought about how to combat this problem and decided to go with a simple square platform.



The stitched piece is matted with some black and tan homespun fabric, and then mounted to the front of this square, galvanized shelf-sitter. I added a burlap bow with a matching cover button and then covered the base with more homespun fabric to bring it all together. I'm very thankful this all worked out because I swear there was a time when I thought this was going to end up thrown out the window!


STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: Hen & Chicks
Designer: With Thy Needle and Thread
Hens & Chicks - Cross Stitch Pattern
Fabric: 28 ct Tea-dyed Evenweave Monaco
Colors Used: 
DMC 926, 924, 3012, 3721, 3777, 613, 3371, 677, 3781, Ecru, White


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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Bunny Tarts



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I needed to get some Easter-y smalls finished up so I started with these little bunny tarts. I pretty much rearranged most of the pattern to be able to finish them this way, but they came out really cute so I'm thrilled with the adjustments.



Each piece was stitched on some hand-dyed fabric and finished up with some polka dot ribbon and coordinating flowers. I was just lucky that the flowers I had in stash matched the pink I used in the stitched piece. LOVE when that happens.

Now off to finish my next Easter/spring finish that's been giving me fits. UGH!!


STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: Happy Bunny Bunny Day
Designer: The Trilogy
Happy Bunny Bunny Day - Cross Stitch Pattern
Fabric: 28 ct Tea-dyed Evenweave Monaco
Colors Used: DMC 223, 645, 3011, 3012, White


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Friday, March 8, 2019

Woolemina



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Today I finally FFOed Woolemina from Plum Street Samplers. I stitched this up weeks ago having a "perfect" FFO finish idea for it and it just didn't work out AT ALL... so it sat on my desk for awhile before I found this large tart while thrifting.



The tart is approximately 9 inches, so it's a pretty good size and it came with a pale blue ribbon that I hated, so I substituted that for twine, and then I made a large padded circle with black and tan gingham homespun and mounted Woolemina to the top of that. It needed more, so I added the same twine from the hanger to the edges of the stitched piece, and then made thicker cording from that twine for the edges of the homespun.


STITCHY DETAILS:

Pattern: Woolemina
Designer: Plum Street Samplers
Woolemina - Cross Stitch Pattern
Fabric: 28 ct Tea-dyed Evenweave Monaco
Colors Used: DMC 223, 644, 3011, 3052, 3064, 224, 
3787, 3721, 640, 950, 310


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