Thursday, April 30, 2020

Welcome to the Hive


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I loved stitching this Welcome to the Hive pattern by Annie Beez Folk Art. Isn't it the cutest? Immediately after finishing it I went and bought a bunch of her charts because they're just so great!



I stitched the piece in DMC but I blended a lot of the colors for a little dimension. I finished the piece into a mounted easel using some red and tan Homespun fabric. I edged the piece with some blue cording an added a bow with a floral center.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Client Finishes of the Week

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Quick post today to share some photos of recently finished pieces for clients that are leaving the studio this week. 

Top Left: Mounted Flat, "December Snapshot" by Pine Mountain Designs
Top Right: Mounted Flat, "November Snapshot" by Pine Mountain Designs
Bottom Left: Flat with Hanger, "Silent Night by Little House Needleworks
Bottom Right: Flat, "Be Well" freebie by The Drawn Thread


Mounted Flat with Hanger, "Stitches, Stars and Stripes" by Blue Ribbon Designs

Flats with Hangers, "Stitching Bird" by Heart in Hand, "Stitch Always" by Bendy Stitchy and "All-American Truck" by Homespun Elegance



Basic Flatfold, "The Lacemaker's Cottage" by Stone Street Stitchworks


Basic Flatfold, "Snow Day" by Lizzie Kate

Mounted Flatfold, "Avery's Cycling Santa" by Homespun Elegance

Mounted Flat with Hanger, "Santa Flies But Once a Year" by Homespun Elegance

Mounted Flatfold, "Hometown Holidays Pet Store" by Little House Needleworks

Mounted Flatfold, "Hometown Holidays Bookstore" by Little House Needleworks


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Monday, April 27, 2020

Spring Giveaway (Closed) - Winner Announced!

The winner of the Spring Giveaway is Wendy091992. Thank you all so much for participating!  I hope to host another giveaway soon!








GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

"Spring Serenade" by With Thy Needle and Thread
"Spring Delivery" by Madame Chantilly
"Mrs. Bunn E. Tail" by With Thy Needle and Thread
* Giveaway is for the patterns only -- no fabric or floss will be provided. *
** Patterns are all new. **

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

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Winsome Pair



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How stinkin' cute is this "Winsome Pair" pattern by Plum Street Samplers? I absolutely love it!



I stitched it on 32 ct tea-dyed Lugana using a blend of DMC colors I had leftover from my last patriotic design. I was originally going to frame it, but it was small enough to fit in one of those rustic wood easels from Michaels, so I matted it with some patriotic homespun fabric and mounted it to the front. I edged the stitched piece with cording and added a bow with cover-button center. It's SUCH a cute stitch!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Rooster and the Hens

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Been another busy one this morning at Casa Quarantine. I'm slowly but surely making my way through piles of finishing that have been made worse by my own self-isolation stitching. I say this every year, but the market releases this year were AMAZING and I want to stitch them ALL!!



Anyways... the latest stitch from my pile was Rooster and the Hens by Little House Needleworks. I had a love/hate relationship with this pattern and I'm not sure why. At some points I really enjoyed it, and others (especially the last night of it), I COULD NOT wait to get it done.

My original plan was going to be a fancy flat, but after playing with it for waaaaaaay too long, I went with this wall hanging block -- although I think it would look cute as a shelf-sitter standing up on its own without the hanger.

I used the DMC conversion stitched on 32 ct plantinum lugana and double-matted it with coordinating fabrics before adding cording and a bow.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

First Round of Patriotic FFOs

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I have seemed to have moved on from spring stitching directly into patriotic stitching -- and I've been doing a lot of it. These are the two that have moved off my finishing table today.



I absolutely love this "We Remember" pattern by Cherry Hill Stitchery. It's stitched on some blue evenweave fabric I had in my stash and matted with some blue jean fabric. This wood pallet sign was a Michaels find last year and it was perfect to bring out the touches of brown in the piece.



The second piece is a Barbara Ana Designs called "Uncle Sam Crow." It's relatively quick stitch I completed in a night using DMC 3777, 3750, 3371, 729, 731, 733, 422 and white. It's matted with homespun fabric and mounted to the front of the same, but smaller-sized wood pallet sign from Michaels.


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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Bunnies and Chicks

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I've been wrapping up the last of the spring/Easter stitching as I work on transitioning to summer pieces. The first (and most likely last) spring stitch was Holiday Hoopla Easter by With Thy Needle and Thread. 



I finished this piece in one of those galvanized metal tarts from Michaels and edged it with some white cording. It's stitched on 32 count plantinum lugana using DMC 3328, 3326, 3849, 732, 646, 840 and white.



The second piece(s) come from Prairie Schooler's "Spring Miniatures" collection. Aren't they the cutest? They're super small and quick to stitch.

Both are stitched on scrap 28 ct tea-dyed monaco using DMC 355, 356, 420, 3012, 611, 3021, 758, 926. I finished them on some rustic wood coasters, using twine as the hanger. I made some cording out of the greens from the pattern and then just added a twine bow to each top with a coverbutton center.

I've also worked on some beautifully stitched pieces from stitchy friends.







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Friday, April 3, 2020

Bunny Finishes

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It's been a busy couple of weeks here in quarantine and I swear being busy is the only thing keeping me sane!



I started the week stitching up this cute bunny piece, "Happy Bunny Bunny Day" by the Trilogy and finished it as a basket front.



I used DMC 844, 223 and white as my colors and stitched it up on some scrap Monaco. This metal basket was a really cool find awhile back that I thought would be perfect for the piece, so I finished the bunny as a "flat," edged it with some cording, attached a bow and mounted it to the front. I absolutely love it!



My second piece was this Prairie Schooler bunny I finished as a paddle topper. With the weather being so nice here in Phoenix, I was able to do a lot of chalk-painting outside, so I painted the paddle an ivory chalk-finish and then roughed up the edges. 



The stitched piece is matted with homespun fabric and mounted to the front. The pattern is from the "Signs of Spring" book from Prairie Schooler. I used all called-for colors.


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