Sunday, December 17, 2017

Christmas Stitching

I stayed home from work Friday because I caught a cold (thanks hubby).  The good news is, I was able to get a lot of stitching done.  The bad news is, I couldn't do a video because of all the sniffing and sneezing, so this blog post will have to do. 

I finished all of the Lizzie Kate ornaments from the Tiny Tidings XXII leaflet. I had so much fun stitching these.  I used 28 ct. Monaco that I tea and coffee dyed and the called for threads (except I used DMC B5200 instead of Weeks Whitewash). 



I mounted these on sticky board and then sprayed the back with Aleene's Tacky Spray and then put the little ribbon on the back and then the wool felt.  I cut the wool felt along the edges with pinking shears.  They were so easy! 

I stitched and finished the 1989 Prairie Schooler santa from the Santas Revisted II leaflet.  I also used 28 ct. tea and coffee dyed Monaco using DMC thread (2 over 2). I was going to make this into an ornment, but it turned out so big.  I ended up mounting it on mat board and then mounting another piece of mat board with fabric and sticking them together with the tacky spray. I clipped it to this frame I got at Hobby Lobby. 


My Lizzie Kate Christmas ABC's are less than halfway done and I think I'm going to put it away until next year.  I also restarted Lizzie Kate's 4 Seasons.  I was originally going to do them all on one piece of fabric and changed my mind after seeing Priscilla's finished individually.  She has them displayed on a stand that can be found at Hobby Lobby or Michaels and I'd like to see if I can find one like it. I think they look so cute!  


Lastly, I have been working on my Smith Sampler by The Scarlett House.  I'm determined to get it finished soon!  I just need to get the top section and border finished.  I'm getting there!


40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue, silk threads (1 over 2)

With Bradley starting college next fall, I'm going to really try to stitch from my stash in 2018.  I have a lot of samplers in my stash kitted and ready to go, so we'll see if I can do it! Hope you all have a great Christmas and Happy New Year.  We'll be headed down to Florida at the end the week, so I'll will be back with a video in the new year!

Monday, December 04, 2017

Episode 39


Framed
  • Garden Club Series by Blackbird Designs - 40 ct. Vintage Buttercream by Lakeside Linens using the called for cotton threads (1 over 2). 
  • 1861 Antique Sampler by Blackbird Designs - 36 ct. Wren by Picture this Plus using the called for cotton threads (1 over 2). 

FOs
  • Lizzie Kate Winter Alphabet - 28 ct. Tea/Coffee-Dyed Monaco using the called for cotton threads (2 over 2). This finish was inspired by Priscilla.  
  • Winter Ornament by The Prairie Schooler (from the 2006 JCS Ornament Issue) - 28 ct. Tea/Coffee-dyed Monaco using DMC (2 over 2).

WIPs
  • Lizzie Kate ABC Christmas - 28 ct. Tea/Coffee-Dyed Monaco using the called for cotton threads (2 over 2).
  • Smith Sampler by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens using the called for silk threads (1 over 2). 
Stash
  • From The Stitch and Frame Shop - Lizzie Kate Tiny Tidings XXII, The Prairie Schooler Santa's Revisted II, With Thy Needle & Thread Jolly Happy Soul and Weeks Dye Works threads.  
FlossTubers Mentioned

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Episode 38


FOs
With Thy Needle & Thread Summer Schoolhouse Series - 28 ct. Mushroom Lugana using the called for cotton threads (1 over 1). Beautiful finishing was completed by Faye Riggsbee - Carolina Stitcher



With Thy Needle & Thread Jingle Bells - 40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter by Lakeside Linens using the called for cotton threads (1 over 2). 



WIPs
Smith Sampler by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens using the called for hand-dyed silk threads (1 over 2). 

Stash
With Thy Needle & Thread Jingle Bells, In Santa Claus Lane and Christmas at Winterberry Farm from FiddlestixDesign Etsy Shop. 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Episode 37



Finishes
  • Witches Night Out by With Thy Needle & Thread - 40 ct. Legacy Linen by Picture this Plus using the called for cotton hand-dyed threads (1 over 2). 

Works in Progress
  • One for the Crow by With Thy Needle & Thread - 40 ct. Legacy Linen by Picture this Plus using the called for cotton hand-dyed threads (1 over 2). 
  • Oct. 31st by With thy Needle & Thread - 40 ct. Legacy Linen by Picture this Plus using the called for cotton hand-dyed threads (1 over 2). 
  • Smith Sampler by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens using the called for hand-dyed silk threads (1 over 2). 
  • His Eye is on the Sparrow by Heartstring Samplery - 36 ct. Doubloon by Picture this Plus using the called for hand-dyed cotton threads (1 over 2). 
  • Lantern Lane by Little House Needleworks - 40 ct. Fawn by Lakeside Linens using Belle Soie silk threads (1 over 2).
  • Dorothy Walpole by The Scarlet Letter - 40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter by Lakeside Linens using the called for silk threads (1 over 2). 
Stash
  • From The Stitch and Frame Shop in Rock Hill, SC - Feliz Navidad by Blackbird Designs, Summer Schoolhouse - Lesson 4 by With Thy Needle & Thread, 40 ct. Sand by Picture this Plus, 40 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus and Weeks Dye Works threads. 
  • From Summer House Stitche Workes - Fragments (1st series), Simple Abundance, Pyns pillow kit and 36 ct. Cocoa linen by Weeks Dye Works. 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Episode 36


FO
Queen of Harvest by With Thy Needle & Thread - 40 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus using all the called for hand-dyed cotton threads (1 over 2).


WIPs
  • Oct. 31st by With Thy Needle & Thread - 40 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus using the called for hand-dyed cotton threads (1 over 2). 
  • Lantern Lane by Little House Needleworks - 40 ct. Fawn by Lakeside Linens using Belle Soie silk threads (1 over 2).
  • Summer Schoolhouse - Lesson 3 by With Thy Needle & Thread - 28 ct. Mushroom Lugana using the called for hand-dyed cotton threads (1 over 1). 




Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Episode 35



FO
  • Summer Schoolhouse - Lesson Two by With Thy Needle & Thread - 28 ct. Mushroom Lugana using the called for cotton hand-dyed threads (1 over 1). 

WIPs
  • Summer at Cherry Hill by With thy Needle & Thread - 40 ct. Sand by Picture this Plus using cotton over-dyed threads (1 over 2). 
  • Mouline Rouge by Long Dog Samplers - 40 ct. Park City Blend using DMC 498 (1 over 2). 
  • Smith Sampler by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens using the called for hand-dyed silk threads (1 over 2). 
  • Village at Hawk Run Hollow - 40 ct. Sand Dune by Lakeside Linens using Needlepoint Inc. Silks (1 over 2). 
  • Quaker Diamonds by Rosewood Manor - 36 ct. Mellow by Picture this Plus using Valdani threads (1 over 2).
Stash
  • From Down Sunshine Lane - Birds Eye View and The Village by Kathy Barrick, One for the Crow by With Thy Needle & Thread and Samplers by The Scarlett House. 
  • From Sew and So - Linear half of 40 ct. Vintage Country Mocha and Gloriana Threads. 
  • From In Stitches Needlework - Ann Grimshaw 1818 by The Scarlet Letter, The Lady in Red Spinning her Wool by GigiR, Quaker Diamonds by Rosewood Manor w/Valdani threads and 36 ct. Mello, Oct. 31st by With Thy Needle & Thread and 46 ct. Vintage Autumn Gold by Lakeside Linens. 

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Episode 34


FOs

  • Summer Schoolhouse - Lesson One by With Thy Needle & Thread - 28 ct. Mushroom Lugana using the called for cotton hand-dyed threads (1 over 1). 




WIPs

  • Smith Sampler by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens using the called for hand-dyed silk threads (1 over 2). 
  • Swan Garden by Kathy Barrick - 36 ct. Shadow by Picture this Plus using NPI silk threads (1 over 2). 
  • Summer Schoolhouse - Lesson Two by With Thy Needle & Thread - 28 ct. Mushroom Lugana using the called for cotton hand-dyed threads (1 over 1). 
  • Mouline Rouge by Long Dog Samplers - 40 ct. Park City Blend using DMC 498 (1 over 2). 
  • Citron Shawl by Hillary Smith Callis - Malabrigo Lace "Fuchsia." Size US 6 needles. 
Stash
  • Elizabeth Baker by Pineberry Lane from Patternmart.
  • Summer Schoolhouse - Lesson Two by With Thy Needle & Thead from Country Stitches.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Episode 33


WIPs
Summer Schoolhouse Series - Lesson One by With Thy Needle & Thread - 28 ct. Mushroom Lugana by Zweigart using the called for hand-dyed cotton threads (1 over 1). 




Smith Sampler by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens using the called for hand-dyed silk threads (1 over 2). 

His Eye is on the Sparrow by Heartstring Samplery - 36 ct. Doubloon by Picture this Plus using the called for hand-dyed cotton threads (1 over 2). 

Mary Bovee by Stacy Nash - 36 ct. Prim Grey and 32 ct. Murky (trying to decide which to use) and the called for hand-dyed cotton threads (1 over 2). 

Stash
From Stitches N Things in Fenton, MI - Mary Bovee with linen and threads, Summer Schoolhouse Lesson 1 with fabric, Ann Croxen by Black Branch Needlework, 40 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley by Lakeside Linens and 36 ct. Ale by Picture this Plus. 




From Spun in Ann Arbor, MI - Brooklyn Tweed Loft in Postcard and Barn Owl, Brooklyn Tweed Vale in Heron and large Hooty Red Binkwaffle Dumpling bag. 




From Rapunzel in Frankenmuth, MI - Frabjous Fibers Mad Hatter Mini Skein pack in Mice in the Tea.  




Friday, June 23, 2017

Episode 32


FOs
American Sampler by Plum Street Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens using hand-dyed cotton threads (1 over 2). 

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WIPs

Smith Sampler by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens using hand-dyed silk threads (1 over 2).

His Eye is on the Sparrow by Heartstring Samplery - 36 ct. Doubloon by Picture the Plus using Gentle Art and Weeks Dye Works (1 over 2). 

Salem Sisters III by Plum Street Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Maple Sugar by Lakeside Linens using GAST (1 over 2). 


Plum Street Samplers Salem Sisters III

Knitting
Toe-up Vanilla Socks - Phydeaux Designs Chaussette "Calypso." Size US 1 (2.25 mm) Nova Platina circular needles. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Episode 31


FOs
Hello Summer by Plum Street Samplers - 40 ct. Parisian Taupe by Silkweaver using hand-dyed cotton threads (1 over 2).


WIPs
Smith Sampler by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens using hand-dyed silk threads (1 over 2).

American Sampler by Plum Street Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens using hand-dyed cotton threads (1 over 2). 

Stash
Hello Summer and Sampler House I by Plum Street Samplers from Needlecase Goodies on Etsy

Fiber Talk Podcast

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Episode 30


Framed!
Isabella Fox by GigiR - 40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune using various hand-dyed silk threads (Attic Needleworks conversion). Framed by The Stitch and Frame Shop in Rock Hill, SC. 



WIPs
Swan Garden by Kathy Barrick - 36 ct. Shadow by Picture this Plus using NPI silk threads (1 over 2). 

Mary Linley 1829 by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens using various silk threads (1 over 2).

Martha Pudsey by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens using Needlepoint Inc. silk threads (1 over 2).  

Smith Sampler by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens using various hand-dyed silks (1 over 2).  

His Eye is on the Sparrow by Heartstring Samplery - 36 ct. Doubloon by Picture the Plus using Gentle Art and Weeks Dye Works (1 over 2). 

American Sampler by Plum Street Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens using GAST and Classic Colorworks (1 over 2). 

This is the Day by Hands to Work (found in Just Cross Stitch Jan/Feb 2009) - 40 ct. hand-dyed linen (I used Vonna's baking and basting dyeing method) and hand-dyed cotton threads.  I used Jan's conversion.   


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Episode 29



WIPs
Smith Sampler by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens using various hand-dyed silks (1 over 2).  



Love Never Fails by Barbara Ana Designs - 40 ct. Vintage Fawn by Lakeside Linens using DMC (1 over 2). 

Mary Linley 1829 by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens using various silk threads (1 over 2). 



Hannah Coates by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 40 ct. Fawn by Lakeside Linens using DMC (1 over 2). 

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Episode 28



Framed!
All Creatures Great and Small by Barbara Ana Designs - 40 ct. Vintage Country Mocha by Zweigart using Anchor Threads (1 over 2). 


Sarah Woodham by Shakespeare's Peddler - 40 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley by Lakeside Linens using hand-dyed silk threads (1 over 2). 


WIPs
Sarah Redfearn by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar by Lakeside Linens using various hand-dyed silk threads (1 over 2). 

Martha Pudsey by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens using Needlepoint Inc. silk threads (1 over 2). 

His Eye is on the Sparrow by Heartstring Samplery - 36 ct. Doubloon by Picture the Plus using Gentle Art and Weeks Dye Works (1 over 2). 

Ann Rayner by Threads Through Time - 40 ct. Vintage Light Examplar by Lakeside Linens using Belle Soie and Needlepoint Inc. silk threads (1 over 2). Paulette's conversion can be found on her blog by clicking here


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Episode 27


FOs
Isabella Fox by GigiR Designs - 40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune and various hand-dyed silk threads (Attic Conversion).




WIPs
Martha Pudsey 1835 by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens and Needlepoint Inc. silk threads (1 over 2).

Maynia Plans (subject to change)
Days 1 and 2 - Start Sarah Redfearn by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar and hand-dyed silk threads. 

Days 3 and 4 - WIP - Martha Pudsey

Days 5 and 6 - Start Ann Rayner by Threads through Time - 40 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar using hand-dyed silk threads and NPI silk threads. 

Days 7 and 8 - WIP - His Eye is on the Sparrow - 40 ct. Country Mocha using various cotton hand-dyed threads. 

Days 9 and 10 - Start The Scarlett House Smith Sampler - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue using hand-dyed silk threads. 

Days 11 and 12 - WIP - Love Never Fails by Barbara Ana Designs - 40 ct. Vintage Fawn using DMC. 

Days 13 and 14 - Start the Scarlett House Mary Linley 1829 - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue using Belle Soie silks.  

Day 15 - WIP - American Sampler by Plum Street Samplers - 40 ct. Meadow Rue using cotton hand-dyed threads. 

Friday, April 07, 2017

Episode 26


FOs 
Cross Stitch Nation by Heartstring Samplery - 36 ct. Wren by Picture this Plus, various hand-dyed cotton threads (1 over 2). 




WIPs
Heart & Hand by With Thy Needle & Thread - 40 ct. Vintage Bluegrass by Lakeside Linens, various hand-dyed cotton threads (1 over 2). 

Isabella Fox by GigiR - 40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune by Lakeside Linens, various hand-dyed silk threads (1 over 2). 




Coffee Quaker by Heartstring Samplery - 40 ct. Vintage Fawn, various hand-dyed cotton threads (1 over 2). 

ABC Samplers by Little House Needleworks - 36 ct. hand-dyed linen by Zweigart, Classic Colorworks threads (Shepherd's Bush conversion - 1 over 2). 

Stash
ABC Samplers by Little House Needleworks - Thread, Fabric and Patterns from Shepherd's Bush



Three With Thy Needle & Thread Patterns - Essamplaire Petites Collection II, Heart & Hand and Tulip Festival from 123 Stitch

The Scarlett House - Martha Pudsey 1835 and Smith Sampler and a few silks that I needed from Needlecraft Corner




Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Episode 25


FOs
None

WIPs
American Sampler by Plum Street Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens, GAST and WDW (1 over 2)

His Eye is on the Sparrow by Heartstring Samplery - 40 ct. Doubloon by Picture this Plus, GAST and WDW (1 over 2). 

Cross Stitch Nation by Heartstring Samplery - 36 ct. Wren by Picture this Plus, CC, GAST and WDW (1 over 2). 

Toe-up Vanilla Socks - Phydeaux Designs Chaussette "Calypso." Size US 1 (2.25 mm) Nova Platina circular needles. 

Restarts
Summer at Hollyberry Farm by Stacy Nash - 40 ct. Vintage Fawn, GAST (1 over 2).

Stash
Heartstring Samplery "In the Garden," Plum Street Samplers "French Woolens," and Little House Needleworks "ABC Samplers - XYZ."




Friday, February 17, 2017

Episode 24


FOs
February Word Play by With Thy Needle & Thread - 40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter by Lakeside Linens and GAST (1 over 2). 




Blueberry Waffle Socks by Sandi Turner - Hedgehog Fibres Sock "Teacup" using Size 2.25 mm Nova Platina 32" circular needles.  




WIPs
American Sampler by Plum Street Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue using CC, GAST and WDW (1 over 2). 

His Eye is on the Sparrow by Heartstring Samplery - 40 ct. Doubloon by Picture this Plus, GAST and WDW (1 over 2).

Citron Shawl by Hillary Smith Callis - Malabrigo Lace "Fuchsia." Size US 6 needles. 

Stash
Dutch Beauty, Cross Stitch Nation, Chalk Squared Sept. and Oct., Summer at Hollyberry Farm, 40 ct. Doubloon and 40 ct. Vintage Fawn.  



Saturday, February 04, 2017

Episode 23


FOs
Garden Club Series by Blackbird Designs - 40 ct. Vintage Buttercream and GAST (1 over 2)




Pebble Beach Shawl by Helen Stewart - Madelinetosh Prairie "Well Water." Size US 4 needles. 

WIPs
February Word Play by With Thy Needle & Thread - 40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter and GAST (1 over 2)

Histoires de Moutons or Sheep Stories by Jardin Prive - 40 ct. Vintage Fawn and DMC (1 over 2)

Stash
American Sampler by Plum Street Samplers (I think I'm going to use 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens), Three Little Proverbs and Bird Collection III by Heartstring Samplery from The Needler in Lexington, SC.  Threads and 40 ct. Wren by Picture this Plus from 123stitch.com. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Episode 22


FOs
Peppermint Twist by Little House Needleworks - 32 ct. Vintage Pear and DMC, WDW and CC (1 over 2). 

WIPs
Garden Club Series by Blackbird Designs - 40 ct. Vintage Buttercream and GAST (1 over 2). 

Little Sheep Virtues by Little House Needleworks - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar and DMC (1 over 2). 

4 Seasons by Lizzie Kate - 40 ct. Vintage Country Mocha and WDW (1 over 2). 

Pebble Beach Shawl (size medium) by Helen Stewart - Madelinetosh Prairie "Well Water" (size 4 ChiaoGoo needles). 

Stash
Yarn - Hedgehog Fibres Sock "Pheasant", Malabrigo Sock "Aniversario" and Malabrigo Lace "Fuchsia."

Cross Stitch - Lizzie Kate Winter Sampler (Planning to stitch this on 40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter using the called for threads).