Saturday, October 05, 2019

Episode 66



FOs

Stitching WIPs
  • Elizabeth Hunter by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar or maybe Sand Dune by Lakeside Linens? Cotton threads (1 over 2).
  • Elizabeth Furniss by Hands Across the Sea - 40 ct. Tea and Coffee-dyed Vintage Country Mocha by Zweigart and DMC threads (1 over 2). 
  • Alice Sarah Dennis 1834 by Floss on the Mill - 40 ct. Precious Metals by Silk Weaker and NPI silks (1 over 2). 
  • Little Red Pinkeep by Stacy Nash Primitives - 36 ct. Ligonier Latte by R&R and WDW Cayenne (1 over 2). 
  • Tired Trio by Plum Street Samplers - 36 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley, Cotton threads (1 over 2). 
Knitting WIPs

  • Exploration Station #2 by Stephen West - Malabrigo Mechita - Eggplant, Pearl and Natural and Dream in Color Jilly - Jocelyn. Size US 6 ChiaoGoo Needles. 
  • Toe-up sock - Lucy and Yoshi Brillante - Dark Magic. Size US 1 ChiaoGoo Needles. 
Stash
  • Luna Lola in Columbia, SC - Twisted Owl Sock (I think the colorway might be Blue Spruce - I can't find the tag) and Rowan Kidsilk Haze.
  • The Stitch and Frame Shop in Rock Hill, SC - Elizabeth Hunter 1853 by The Scarlett HousSassy Jacks Stitchery in Weaver, NC - Mary Good 1827 by Sassafras Samplers, Elizabeth Walsh's Work by The Scarlett House, 40 ct. Parchment and Confederate Grey by WDW, 46 ct. Parchment by WDW and 40 ct. Precious Metals by Silkweaver. 

  • Fire Poppies in Summerville, SC - Alice Sarah Dennis by Floss on the Mill Samplers, Tire Trio by Plum Street Samplers and Awake my Soul by La-D-Da.
  • Annie & Co. in NYC - Yoshi and Lucy Brillante - Dark Magic.
  • Knitty City in NYC - Skeincocaine Hot Sock - Special. 

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Episode 65



FOs

  • Sarah Casey Unwin by Chessie & Me - 36 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley, cotton threads (1 over 2).

  • Exploration Station by Stephen West - Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light - Undergrowth, Dubrovnik, Farmhouse White and Shalimar Yarns Aerie - Candelabra. 

  • Kassiani by Dee O’Keefe - Fiberstory Fave Sock - Lila
WIPs
  • Mary Betchell 1810 by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar by Lakeside Linens, Belle Soie and NPI silk threads (1 over 2). 
  • Village of Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings - 40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune by Lakeside Linens - NPI silk threads (1 over 2). 
  • Alexandra shawl by Dee O’Keefe - Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light - Dr. Zhivago’s Sky. 
Stash
  • From Silk Road Needle Arts in St. Petersburg, Fl - Catharine Dickenson 1810 by Scattered Seed Samplers and threads. 
  • From Fire Poppies in Summerville, SC - A Happy Life Sampler by La-D-Da, threads and 32 ct. Ale for Catharine Dickenson.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Episode 64


FOs

  • Caroline Broomhead 1838 by Plum Street Antiques - 36 ct. Ligonier Latte, variety of silk threads (1 over 2).  Conversion can be found on my last blog post.  

  • Albuquerque Sunset by Casapinka - Madelintosh Tosh Merino Light - Astrid Gray and Hedgehog Fibres Sock - Pheasant.  

WIPs
  • Sarah Casey Unwin by Chessie & Me - 36 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley, cotton threads (1 over 2).
  • Elizabeth Weston by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 46 ct. Straw by Weeks Dye Works, DMC threads (1 over 2).

  • Exploration Station by Stephen West - Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light - Undergrowth, Dubrovnik, Farmhouse White and Shalimar Yarns Aerie - Candelabra. 
Stash
  • Stitches 'N Things in Fenton, MI - Elizabeth Weston and Harriat Brown by Stacy Nash, 46 ct. Straw and 40 ct. Parchment by Weeks Dye Works.

  • Spun in Ann Arbor, MI - Two skeins of Fiberstory Fave Sock - Lila and Madelintosh Tosh Merino Light - Celadon. 

  • Inspired Needle in Lemont, IL - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar by Lakeside Linens and Ode to the Ort by Brenda Gervais. 
  • Tomorrow's Heirlooms in Glen Ellyn, IL - Mary Betchell 1810 by The Scarlett House. 
  • Sister Arts Studio - Chicago, IL - Shalimar Yarns Aerie (Merino, Mohair and Silk) - Candelabra. 

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Caroline Broomhead 1838

Good Morning Everyone!

I am up in Michigan and have been stitching exclusively on Caroline Broomhead 1838 by Plum Street Antiques.




I used 36 ct. Ligonier Latte by R&R and a variety of silk threads.  Here is my conversion:

Called for Belle Soie Silks - My Colors
Old Crow - Same
Malted Milk - Same
Ivy League - Same
Herb Garden - Same
Weathered Vine - Same
Vanilla Pudding - NPI 992
Tumbleweed - Same
Biscotti - NPI 877
Beach Grass - Same
Briar Patch - Gloriana Mocha
Chester’s Blue - Gloriana Arctic Ice
Terra Potta - Same
Shepherd’s Pasture - Dinky Dyes Blue Ice
Red Fox - Same

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Episode 63


#24HoursOfCrossStitch - June Challenge (cont.)
  • N - Mary Barres Sampler by Stacy Nash Primitives (Nash) - 36 ct. Parchment and cotton threads by Weeks Dye Works (1 over 2). 240 minutes.
  • T - Caroline Broomhead by Plum Street Antiques (Tree in the design) - 36 ct. Livonia Latte, various Silk threads (1 over 2). 240 minutes.
  • Y - Bird's Eye View by Kathy Barwick (Yellow bird) - 40 ct. Parisian Taupe, NPI silks (1 over 2). 24 minutes.
  • F - Sarah Casey Unwin by Chessie & Me (Flowers in the design) - 36 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley, cotton threads (1 over 2). I'm at 145 minutes, I plan to do 240 minutes.
  • O - Caroline Broomhead by Plum Street Antiques (Adam & Eve, "Old" Testament) - 36 ct. Livonia Latte, various Silk threads (1 over 2). I'm at 70 minutes, I plan to do 240 minutes.
  • U - Sarah Casey Unwin by Chessie & Me (Unwin) - 36 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley, cotton threads (1 over 2). 240 minutes.
  • R - Ann Rayner by Threads Through Time (Rayner) - 40 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar by Lakeside Linens, various silk threads (1 over 2). 24 minutes. Click here for Paulette's conversion. 
Knitting WIPs
  • Chevron Baby Blanket by Espace Tricot - Hobby Lobby I love this Cotton - Pewter, Dove and White. 


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Episode 62


FOs - Maynia Recap
  • Summer Stars Pinkeep by Blackbird Designs (from A Stitcher's Journey book) - 40 ct. unknown linen, cotton threads (1 over 2).
  • The Winter is Past by Blackbird Designs (from In Friendship's Way book) - 40 ct. Sand linen by Picture this Plus, cotton threads (1 over 2).
  • Hen Peck by Plum Street Samplers - 36 ct. Oaken by Picture this Plus, cotton threads (1 over 2). Finished 5/9/19.
  • Garden Urn Pinkeep by Samplers Not Forgotten - 36 ct. Vintage Pear by Lakeside Linens, cotton threads (1 over 2).  
  • Summer in Bloom - Drum Pinkeep by Blackbird Designs (from the Maria Selby Humphrey book) - 36 ct. Wren by Picture this Plus, cotton threads (1 over 2).
WIPs
  • Sarah Casey Unwin 1848 Sampler by Chessie & Me - 36 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley by Lakeside Linens, cotton threads (1 over 2). 
  • Caroline Broomhead 1838 by Plum Street Antiques - 36 ct. Ligonier Latte by R&R, silk threads (1 over 2)
  • T - This Land by Shepherd's Bush (kit). 24 minutes.
  • W - Liberty's Welcome by Plum Street Samplers - 36 ct. Ligonier Latte by R&R, NPI silk threads (1 over 2). 240 minutes. 
  • E - Ann Rayner (E is for the ewes in the design) - 40 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar by Lakeside Linens, various silk threads (1 over 2). 140 minutes as of today. 
Knitting WIPs
Stash
  • From Fire Poppies - 40 ct. Parchment by WDW, Sweet Land of Liberty book by Blackbird Designs and Coffee Drinker's Confession by Heartstring Samplery. 



Friday, May 31, 2019

Episode 61



Stitch Maynia Continued
  • #13 (May 25th) - The Farmer's Wife by Barrick Samplers - 40 ct. Ink Spot Black by R&R, NPI and AVAS threads (1 over 2). 
  • #14 (May 27th) - Make it Do by Heartstring Samplery - 32 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus, cotton threads (1 over 2). 
  • #15 (May 27th) - Bonus Start! Liberty's Welcome by Plum Street Samplers - 36 ct. Ligonier Latte by R&R, NPI silk threads (1 over 2). 

  • #16 (May 29th) - Quaker Heart by Examplars from the Heart - 36 ct. Castlestone linen and silk threads dyed by Examplars from the Heart (1 over 2). 
  • #17 (May 31st) - Summer Stars Pinkeep by Blackbird Designs (from A Stitcher's Journey book) - 40 ct. unknown linen, cotton threads (1 over 2).
Other WIPs

  • His Eye is on the Sparrow by Heartstring Samplery - 36 ct. Wren by Picture this Plus, cotton threads (1 over 2). 


Friday, May 24, 2019

Episode 60



Stitch Maynia Continued
  • #10 (May 20th) - Quaker Garden Register by Blackbird Designs (From the "And Blossom as the Rose" book) - 32 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus, Weeks Dye Works cotton threads (1 over 2). 

  • #11 (May 21st) - Bird's Eye View by Kathy Barrick - 40 ct. Parisian Taupe by Silkweaver, NPI silk threads (1 over 2). 
  • #12 (May 23rd) - Wild and Sweet by Blackbird Designs (from "The Bells on Christmas Day" book) - 36 ct. Oaken by Picture this Plus, Weeks Dye Works cotton threads (1 over 2). 
  • I also worked on my 6th start, Summer in Bloom - Drum Pinkeep by Blackbird Designs (from the "Maria Selby Humphrey - 1831" book) - 36 ct. Wren by Picture this Plus, cotton threads (1 over 2). 

Knitting WIPs

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Episode 59


Knitting FO

  • Impressionists Shawl by Helen Stewart - Madelinetosh Twist Light - Leopard, Birch Gray and Yarn Experiments Monkey Sock - Meet me in Charlotte.

Stitch Maynia

  • #1 (May 1st) - The Winter is Past by Blackbird Designs (from In Friendship's Way book) - 40 ct. Sand linen by Picture this Plus, cotton threads (1 over 2).  Finished 5/2/19.  
  • #2 (May 3rd) - Hen Peck by Plum Street Samplers - 36 ct. Oaken by Picture this Plus, cotton threads (1 over 2). Finished 5/9/19.
  • #3 (May 5th) - Garden Urn Pinkeep by Samplers Not Forgotten - 36 ct. Vintage Pear by Lakeside Linens, cotton threads (1 over 2).  Finished 5/5/19.

  • #4 (May 7th) - Caroline Broomhead 1838 by Plum Street Antiques - 36 ct. Ligonier Latte by R&R, silk threads (1 over 2). 
  • #5 (May 9th) - A Gentleman's Daughter by Plum Street Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Maple Sugar by Lakeside Linens, cotton threads (1 over 2).  
  • #6 (May 11th) - Summer in Bloom - Drum Pinkeep by Blackbird Designs (from the Maria Selby Humphrey book) - 36 ct. Wren by Picture this Plus, cotton threads (1 over 2). 

  • #7 (May 13th) - Black Capped Chickadee by Heartstring Samplery (from the Bird Collection III chart) - 36 ct. Wren by Picture this Plus, cotton threads (1 over 2). 
  • #8 (May 15th) - Be Happy, Humble & Kind by Brenda Gervais - 40 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar by Lakeside Linens, cotton threads (1 over 2). 
  • #9 (May 17th) - Where by Heart Blooms by Blackbird Designs - 36 ct. Prim Gray by Dames of the Needle, cotton threads (1 over 1 and 1 over 2). 
Knitting WIPs
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Saturday, May 04, 2019

Episode 58


WIPs
  • Sarah Casey Unwin 1848 Sampler by Chessie & Me - 36 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley by Lakeside Linens, cotton threads (1 over 2).
  • Milk & Cream Co. by Plum Street Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter by Lakeside Linens, cotton threads (1 over 2). 
  • Pink House Sampler by Plum Street Samplers - 40 ct. (was Park City Blend by R&R - I washed it and now it's just cream), cotton threads (1 over 2).
  • Spring at Hollyberry Farm by Stacy Nash Primitives - 36 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus, cotton threads (1 over 2). 

  • His Eye is on the Sparrow by Heartstring Samplery - 40 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus, cotton threads (1 over 2. 
  • Mary Gail by The Scarlet Letter - 45 or 46 ct. Vintage Autumn Gold by Lakeside Linens, DMC (1 over 2). 

  • Summer at Hollyberry Farm by Stacy Nash Primitives - 35 ct. Old Mill Java by R&R, cotton threads (1 over 2). 
  • Snooty Parrots Sampler by Barbara Ana Designs - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar by Lakeside Linens, various silk threads (1 over 2). 

Stitch Maynia Starts
  • #1 (May 1st) - The Winter is Past by Blackbird Designs (from In Friendship's Way book) - 40 ct. Sand linen by Picture this Plus, cotton threads (1 over 2).  Finished 5/2/19.  

  • #2 (May 3rd) - Hen Peck by Plum Street Samplers - 36 ct. Oaken by Picture this Plus, cotton threads (1 over 2).
Knitting
  • Impressionists Shawl by Helen Stewart - Madelinetosh Twist Light - Leopard, Birch Gray and Yarn Experiments Monkey Sock - Meet me in Charlotte.