Sunday, July 29, 2018

Custom Finishes

Happy Sunday Friends!

I spent the majority of this week finishing things for others but I did manage to get in some stitchy time so I have a few things on my desk to FFO this week. Stay tuned...

One of my favorite customers and stitchy friend, Robin, trusted me with her work this month so I had the pleasure of FFOing these great pieces. Her stitching is perfect!


Pattern: Quaker Medallion (kit)
Designer: The Examplarery
Fabric: 32 ct vintage country mocha
Colors Used: Threads included with the kit


Pattern: Squirrel (Fragments in Time)
Designer: Summer House Stitche Workes
Fabric: 32 ct sage linen
Colors Used: "River Rocks" by Classic Colorworks


Pattern: Heart of Christmas
Designer: From the Heart Needleart by Wendy
(Just Cross Stitch Ornament issue 2016)
Fabric: 32 ct sand linen (Picture This Plus)


Pattern: Santa Waving Goodnight
Designer: Prairie Schooler
Fabric: 32 ct exampar linen (Lakeside)
Colors Used: DMC White, 312, 356, 407, 816, 895 and 3371)

I also put together 2 sets of these 6-design combination gift card holders for another customer/friend. I just have to add the custom font and I can check them off the list!

Busy week but very productive! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 20, 2018

Beach Easel

Hello Friends!

Just finished up this cute beach-themed easel with a Lizzie Kate sampler!

I've had this wood pallet easel in my possession for awhile, waiting for the perfect piece. The white-wash on the easel made me think "beach" so it felt like the perfect design for it.

The stitched piece is mounted to some teal coordinating fabric and edged with green cording. A small white bow with orange cover button completes the piece.


Pattern: A Little Beach #K69
Designer: Lizzie Kate
Colors Used: White, 469, 471, 3853, 921, 597, 930

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Pie Menu

Hello Friends!

I stitched up this Pie Menu pattern a while ago and knew exactly how I wanted it finished, but didn't have all of the parts in order to execute my plan. And then I found this perfectly sized rolling pin and it all came together!

First I mounted the stitched piece to some red and white gingham to match the tablecloth in the pattern. The secret to this was making sure the gingham was the correct size to be able to add a hanger that fits the dimensions of the rolling pin. It doesn't seem like it'd be that hard, but I spent more than enough time (and bad words) getting it right.

The rolling pin was originally oak-stained with bright red handles. I wanted to tone it down a bit, so I whitewashed the rolling pin itself, and then roughed up the handles to make them look a little vintage. I added a sawtooth hanger to the back of the rolling pin so that it can be hung. Then I just have to fit the loops around the rolling pin and it hangs nicely. Just love it!


Pattern: Pie Menu
Designer: Country Cottage Needleworks
Colors Used: White, 816, 433, 434, 435, 3346, 931, 413

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Rooster Plaque

Hello Friends!

Today I finished up this cute rooster plaque. The pattern comes with two roosters actually -- I still have one to stitch -- and its from Little House Needleworks.

I opted out of the border so it stitched up pretty quickly. The stitched piece is padded with a thin layer of batting and then edged with some red and white gingham fabric ruffles on the top and bottom. Then I added it to the wood plaque (which I painted black with chalk paint) and edged it with some white twist cord. I used that same cording to add a hanger to the back, although I think it would really cute as a shelf sitter, too.


Pattern: Two Roosters
Designer: Little House Needleworks
Colors Used: White, 310, 816, 435, 3722, 469, 471

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Kindness Tray

Hi Friends!

Today I finished up this Act of Kindness piece into a tray top and it came out super cute!

I had this folk art tray for awhile now while I waited for the perfect piece. The dimensions on this pattern were perfect so I made some color changes that would match the painted design on the tray.

The stitched piece is mounted to the front of the tray and edged with some coordinating twist cord I made. Then I added a pink ribbon bow, a small, green ribbon now and finished it with a pink flower center. 


Pattern: Inspirational Boxer #B50 No Act of Kindness
Designer: Lizzie Kate
Colors Used: 926, 930, 3722, 3781, 3790, 3012, 434, 469, White

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Beachy Keen!

Hello Friends!

Today I finished up this beachy wall hanging!  

The wood pallet is made of two slats attached in the back. The pallet was originally a dark brown, but I white-washed it to make it look more beachy. Even though it has a twine cord attached so that it can be hung on a wall, I think it would look just as cute as a shelf sitter.

The stitched piece was mounted to some aqua bubble fabric and then both were attached to the pallet. I used some white cording to edge the stitching to give it a pop of white. Then I added a twine bow with a double coverbutton center.


Pattern: Red White and Beach
Designer: Lizzie Kate
Colors Used: As charted

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Happy July!

Happy July, Friends!

The July Cottage has been FFO'ed and now it's just a matter of figuring out how to work it into the July decor of the house.

As with all of my other Country Cottage Needleworks Monthly Cottages, July as a 6x6" stitched piece mounted to a 7x7" piece of coordinating cotton fabric. It's so much easier to use the same frame each time and just pop in new month. 

I made a few color changes on this pattern. I changed the dark blue to Freedom, the red to Schoolhouse Red, the brown to Pecan, and the green to Baby Spinach. 

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