Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Spring Has Sprung

Hello Friends!

The spring decorating has officially begun at our house!



Since I was able to get three spring stitches FFOed this past week, I started with the upstairs display. I still need to fill in, but the basic setup will stay this way... for now at least!


I stitched up "Spring ABCs" by Country Cottage Needleworks on 32 ct Vintage Country Mocha lugana using the following floss colors: 
Weeks Dye Works: Onyx, Grasshopper, Cocoa
Classic Colorworks: Hickory Sticks, Ladybug, Queen Bee, Rainshower
DMC: 3865

The stitched piece is matted with black and white gingham fabric and attached with magnets to the front of this whitewashed shutter I found at Michaels last year. I plan to stitch the other three seasonal ABCs and switch them out for each season.



The next piece was "Spring Whirligig" by Heart in Hand and I used the same floss colors to stitch this one up on more Vintage Country Mocha lugana. Again the piece is matted with black and white gingham and attached with magnets to the front of this whitewashed wooden square block.


The last piece was "Bluebird Out My Window" by With Thy Needle and Thread. I stitched this on tea-dyed monaco and mounted it to the inside of a light blueish/grey wooden frame. I added some white trim and a few bows and ribbons.


Downstairs, I started spring decorating with my kitchen hutch. The only piece that's stitched by me so far on this display are the monthly cottages that I switch out.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Gingham Explosion!

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I've been pretty busy getting through my pile of finishes from other stitchers, but I did manage to get in some finishing time for these two patterns I stitched up this week.



I started with Lucky by Cherry Hill Stitchery. This project was stitched and FFO'ed within 36 hours -- that's how quick and fun a stitch it is. 



I used a metal tin I had in my stash that I had bought at Michaels last year. The front had a chalkboard, so I matted the stitched piece with some black and white gingham fabric and mounted it to the front. I made some black cording, edged the design and then added two bows with a cover-button center before putting this one to bed. Super cute, and again, such a fun stitch.



The second finish was Beeline by Country Cottage Needleworks. I stitched this up all in DMC (304, 729, 580, 310 and White) and matted it with some red fabric, and then matted it again with some black and white gingham fabric. It's mounted to the front of a whitewashed wall hanging and finished with some white cording, gingham ribbon and another cover-button. I typically don't love spring and summer stitching but I really like the vibrant colors on this contrasted with that gingham.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Fresh Eggs



Hello Friends!

This morning I finally finished this Fresh Eggs pattern by Cherry Hill Stitchery -- and I say that because I've played with this piece for about two weeks. My original plan was to make it into a sign but the size was off, and then I wanted to finish it into a metal container, but again, the size was off. 



So as I was poking around in my stash I found metal shelf-sitter I found at Kirklands last year and decided to just make it work. To do that, I had to use some black and white gingham on the bottom as a fancy finish and I used black ric rac to tie it together. I went back and forth 100 times with bows/accessories, but ultimately decided to keep it simple.

I've also been working on some finishes for other stitchers.




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