Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

Good Morning and Happy June!
Cannot believe it is the beginning of a new month all ready, the time is really flying by...

I thought I would pop in and share what I have been working on the last few weeks.
I had hoped to spend most of the month of May stitching on the new biscornus that I started for Maynia, but another pattern was calling to me...
...and who am I to resist...lol!

I just had to start Indigo Lane by Brenda Gervias...
...I bought the pattern shortly after it was released at the Nashville market and have been very excited to start stitching it.

I am using all the called for threads, except for one change...
...I decided to use a different color for the grass.

I am stitching it on 28 count Autumn Fields Lugana, that I purchased from Ye Olde Stitchery...

It really has been a joy to stitch, even with a small counting error in the house...
...I am very happy I started the piece and look forward to finishing it.

Other than stitching, I have been busy with some punch needle projects...

Cute, little bee skep from Doodle Dog Primitives on Etsy...

And two adorable, sheep scissor FOBs....
(The pattern is a free clipart image that I downloaded, printed and traced onto my weaver's cloth.)

I recently finished a seasonal sheep from Doodle Dog, as well...
...I will eventually get all four seasons finished.

So, that is a little peek at what I've been working on...
Hope everyone has a terrific week, filled with lots of stitching!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Stitch Maynia 2018

With the month of May half way over, I thought I would share what I have worked for Stitch Maynia this year...
I decided to start 18 new projects, all biscornus...

(An overview of everything that I have worked on for the first 18 days of May.)


May 1st:
Christmas Village Biscornu
By: Fire Place Hobby on Etsy
It is being stitched on 28 count Monaco, that I hand dyed with RIT and over-dyed with coffee.

May 2nd:
Bee Biscornu
Stitched on 14 count Aida, that I dyed with coffee

May 3rd:
Hummingbird Biscornu
Stitched on 28 count Monaco, that I snow dyed with blue RIT dye

May 4th:
Mini Biscornu, #1
Stitched on beige 14 count Aida, with a floss I hand dyed

May 5th:
Spider Biscornu
Stitched on 28 count Monaco that I hand dyed

May 6th:
Sheep Biscornu
Stitched on 28 count Monaco that I hand dyed

May 7th:
Spider Biscornu
By: Fire Place Hobby on Etsy
Stitched on 14 count Aida, hand dyed by me, using RIT and over-dying with coffee

May 8th:
Bird and Flower Biscornu
Stitched on 14 count, coffee dyed Aida

May 9th:
Mermaid Biscornu
Stitched on 14 count Aida, hand dyed by me

May 10th:
Mini Biscornu, #2
Stitched on 28 count Monaco, hand dyed with RIT and over-dyed with coffee

May 11th:
Halloween Biscornu
stitched on 14 count Aida, that I hand dyed

May 12th:
Needle and Thread Biscornu
stitched on 28 count Monaco, that I hand dyed

May 13th:
Snowman Biscornu
stitched on 14 count Aida - Charles Craft, Carolina Linen

May 14th:
Kokeshi Doll Biscornu
stitched on 28 count Jobelan - Desert Stone - from Ye Olde Stitchery

May 15th:
Strawberry Biscornu
by: Just Plane Jen on Etsy
stitched on 28 count Monaco, dyed with RIT and over-dyed with coffee

May 16th:
Kokeshi Doll Biscornu, #2
stitched on 28 count Jobelan from 123stitch 
(I don't remember the color name.)

May 17th
Dragonfly Biscornu
stitched on 28 count Jobelan - Watercrest -Ye Olde Stitchery

May 18th:
(Last day of new starts!)
Sheep Biscornu
stitched on 14 count Aida - Charles Craft, Carolina Linen

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May 19th:
(Putting in more stitches to my new starts...)
Kokeshi Doll, #2

May 21st:
Christmas Village

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And that is what I have been up for the month of May...
Lots of terrific new starts, that I am eager to get back to stitching.

Hope everyone is having a fantastic month, filled with lots of stitching!


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Happy Sunday!

Good Morning!
Thought I would pop back in and show a few of the latest cross stitch projects, that I have been working on...

This is "Patriotic Patchwork", by Stone Street Stitchworks on Etsy...
My hubby actually picked this pattern out and asked me to stitch it for our patriotic wall.
(We have plans of turning a wall in our living room, into a patriotic wall, featuring lots of different cross stitch pieces and a few other cool things we have collected.  I was inspired by Vonna (The Twisted Stitcher) and her amazing patriotic themed room.)


"Love Never Fails", by Barbara Anna Designs...
...absolutely adore stitching this piece, the colors are so pretty and it is a lot of fun to see it come together, as I stitch.


And, a finish...
...variegated Dandelion, by Fuzzy Fox Designs on Etsy...
I love that Rachel has been designing lots of patterns using variegated threads.  I have a nice collection of them, but I never know what to stitch with those flosses.  It is really great to have patterns that are made to use them.

So, that is a small peek at some of the most recent projects I have been working on...
...hope everyone is doing terrific and getting lots of stitchy time!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Punch Needle Embroidery


Good Morning everyone!
I hope everybody is doing well and finding lots of time for crafting in the year.

I thought I would pop in real quick (and I hope to post more on my blog in the new year) and share one of my newest interests...punch needle embroidery.
I received a small kit for my birthday and have been absolutely hooked ever since...
I certainly have A LOT to learn, but I am having a ton of fun with each new project.

Here are a few pictures of pieces that I have been working on...
The first project I completed. (This was the kit that I received for my birthday and you can find it Myrtle Grace Motifs.)

Next, I punched this cute Christmas tree, that I found in one of my past Cross Stitch and Needlework magazine.  I had tons of problems with this design and discovered that one of my punch needles had a burr in it, so my thread kept breaking.

And, the most recent piece that I have finished, it is from the winter 2015 issue of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher magazine.  I changed it a bit, there was supposed to be text (BELIEVE) in the red the box, but I didn't like how it looked; so, I replaced it with some buttons.  I think it still turned out pretty cute.

So, that is the newest thing that I have been up to...

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

Friday, October 27, 2017

October Smalls Check In...

Happy Friday!

Yesterday was check-in day for the Smalls Stitch Along...
(not too bad, only one day late)

The Smalls SAL is run by Heather at Stitching Lotus and you can find out more about the stitch along here:

Here is my October Small..
Fully finished witchy bell pull, complete with burnt edges...
(The pattern is called Miss Grimilde and it is by The Primitive Hare on Etsy.)

Love how this one came out and I am really enjoying trying to come up with interesting and unique ways to finish my pieces.

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A quick look at some other pieces that I have been stitching on lately...

Witch House, by Barbara Ana Designs
Really hoping to have this one completed by this weekend, so I can fully finish it and display it for a few days, before Halloween is over...

Autumn, by thequeenbeehandmade on Etsy
Hoping to have this one finished soon, too, but there is still a fair amount of stitching left...
...so, I will try my best.

Mini Midnight Manor, by Waxing Moon Designs on Etsy

I have also started dying my own floss (I used some of my hand dyed floss in Autumn and all the floss in Mini Midnight Manor is mine)...

It's addicting!

Well, that is a bit of what I've been up to...
hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!
Happy Stitching!