Thursday, June 11, 2020

Bushel and a Peck Finish...

Good Morning...
...thought I would share my most recent finish, Bushel and a Peck, by Pineberry Lane.
(Pattern can be found in the 2016 spring issue of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher magazine.)



Stitched on 40 count linen, from Hand Dyed by Rolanda...


I changed to floss colors, to what I had in my stash...
...I had a few people ask what colors I used, so I thought I would share...

This called for colors are all DMC...
...the thread I used are parenthesis.

#355 (Rustic Rose by Victorian Motto)
#535 (Battleship by Colour & Cotton)
#613 (Chai by Colour & Cotton)
#640 (Oyster by Colour & Cotton) 
#830 (Brim Bones by Victorian Motto)
#869 (Hand Dyed by Rolanda cotton floss)
#3021 (Hand Dyed thread from a friend)
#3781 (Wild Sage by Victorian Motto)


Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

#bewellandstitch Freebie


With all the craziness going on right now, many designers have been sharing free patterns with the cross stitching community and here is my 
contribution to the Be Well and Stitch hashtag...


The model was stitched on 28 count Monaco, that I hand dyed and stitched with all DMC threads.


Grid Size: 
109W x 49H
Design Area: 
6.64 inches x 2.86 inches
(93 x 40 stitches)

Black and White, single page, Symbol Version


Color Blocks with Symbols


Black and White Symbols, 2 Pages





(Just click on the picture of the pattern, once picture is larger, right click and you can save the photo to your computer or mobile device.)

Happy Stitching and please feel free to tag me on Instagram (@craftingpaws) with your progress!
Make sure to use the hashtag #bewellandstitch on Instagram, too!
Please Note:
© 2020 Carrie Powell
My patterns are for personal use only, please do not reproduce this pattern or share this pattern.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Fall Free Pattern...



For the last few months, I have been creating cross stitch patterns and I wanted to make a cute, free pattern to share...
(You can find all my patterns in my ETSY SHOP.)

So, I worked up this little Fall freebie...


I stitched the pattern on 14 count Aida, that I hand dyed and used almost all DMC threads...
(I did use one Cosmo Variegated threads as well...)


Grid Size:
50W x 50H
Design Area:
3.29 inches x 2.79 inches
(46 x 39 stitches)


And finally, the chart...

(Black and White Symbol version)


(Color Blocks with Symbols version)



(Just click on the picture of the pattern, once picture is larger, right click and you can save the photo to your computer or mobile device.)

Happy Stitching and please feel free to tag me on Instagram (@craftingpaws) with your progress!

Please Note:
© 2019 Carrie Powell
My patterns are for personal use only, please do not reproduce this pattern or share this pattern.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Black Pearl, by The Primitive Hare, Conversion and Finish


My first finish of 2019...
...The Black Pearl, by The Primitive Hare...

(Fully finished, with help from my hubby...)

Fabric: 32 count Linen, from Fabrics by Stephanie in Jaime's Kilt

For this conversion, I didn't convert symbol by symbol...
...I did more of a conversion, based on the placement of the color in the pattern...

The called for colors...
Gentle Arts #7095 Carriage Black … My conversion Gentle Arts #0940 Island Blue
DMC White (I didn't change this color and used it for the top portion of the swing.)
DMC 948 … My conversion Weeks Dye Works #1133 Conch
DMC 3777 … My conversion Mo's Sale Silk Cornucopia
(Any black silk would work well for this portion of the hair.)
DMC 3857 … My conversion Gentle Arts #1120 Cherry Bark
DMC 841 … My conversion Gentle Art #0166 Old Covered Bridge 
(Used this in the bottom portion of the swing.)

The rest of the colors I converted, based on where they were placed in the pattern...


The lighter blue portion of the tail was stitched with Mo's Sale Horizon.
The words "The Black Pearl" were stitched with Victorian Motto Dark Horse.


The rope on the swing was stitched with Victorian Motto Bewitched.
The border was stitched with Victorian Motto Slate.
And, her crown was stitched with Gentle Arts Island Blue (#0940)…


For back stitching, I used VMS Dark Horse for her face and the inside border line, and VMS Slate for the lines around the swing and tail.
As for beads, I used random ones that I had on hand...


Hope that helps anyone looking to convert Pearl!


Friday, December 21, 2018

Snuggle, by Lizzie Kate, Finish and Conversion


Most recent finish, Snuggle, by Lizzie Kate...


Color List with my Conversion in parenthesis...
Collards by Weeks (Seaweed by Colour and Cotton)
Oscar by Weeks (Avocado by Colour and Cotton)
Deep Sea by Weeks (Hand Dyed by Rolanda #70)
Candy Apple by Weeks (Crimson Apple by Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe)
Whitewash by Weeks (DMC 3865)
Blue Heron by Weeks (Oyster by Colour and Cotton)
Mascara by Weeks (Cosmo #895)
Havana (Ironbark by Dinky Dyes)

Stitched on 28 count Lugana that I dyed with coffee.


Pattern is from Winter Smalls #189.