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.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Episode 57


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). 

Knitting WIPs
  • Impressionists Shawl by Helen Stewart - Madelinetosh Twist Light - Leopard, Birch Gray and Yarn Experiments Monkey Sock - Meet me in Charlotte. Size US 6 (4.5 mm) ChiaoGoo interchangeable needles. 
  • Toe-up Plain Vanilla Sock - Life in the Long Grass - Garden Party.  Size US 1 (2.25 mm) needles (magic loop). 
Stitch Maynia Projects

  1. Make it Do by Heartstring Samplery - 32 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus, cotton threads. Faye’s finished project (Carolina Stitcher). 
  2. A Gentleman’s Daughter by Plum Street Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Maple Sugar by Lakeside Linens, cotton threads. 
  3. Black Capped Chickadee by Heartstring Samplery - 36 ct. Wren by Picture this Plus, cotton threads. 
  4. The Winter is Past by Blackbird Designs (from In Friendship’s Way booklet) - I think it’s an older dye-lot of 40 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus, cotton threads. 
  5. Hen Peck by Plum Street Samplers - 36 ct. Oaken by Picture this Plus, cotton threads. 
  6. Summer in Bloom Drum Pinkeep by Blackbird Designs (from Maria Selby Humphrey - 1831 booklet) - 36 ct. Wren by Picture this Plus, cotton threads. 
  7. Bird’s Eye View by Kathy Barrick - 40 ct. Parisian Taupe by Silkweaver, NPI silk threads. 
  8. Quaker Heart Sampler by Examplars from the Heart - 36 ct. Castlestone linen, silk threads. 
  9. Where My Heart Blooms by Blackbird Designs - 36 ct. Parisian Taupe by Silkweaver, cotton threads. 
  10. Garden Urn Pinkeep by Samplers Not Forgotten - 36 ct. Vintage Pear by Lakeside Linens, cotton threads. 
  11. Be Humble, Happy & Kind by With Thy Needle & Thread - 40 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar by Lakeside Linens, cotton threads. 
  12. Summer Stars Pin Cushion by Blackbird Designs (from A Stitcher’s Journey booklet) - 40 ct. unknown linen, cotton threads. 
  13. A Farmer’s Wife by Barrick Samplers - 40 ct. Ink Spot Black by R&R Linen, silk threads. 
  14. The Lily of the Valley by Blackbird Designs (from And Blossom as the Rose booklet) - 32 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus, cotton threads. 
  15. Wild and Sweet by Blackbird Designs (from The Bells on Christmas Day booklet) - 36 ct. Oaken by Picture this Plus, cotton threads. 
  16. Caroline Broomhead by Plum Street Antiques - 36 ct. Ligonier Latte by R&R or 40 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus, silk threads. 

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Episode 56


FOs
  • Soul Sisters by Plum Street Samplers - 32 ct. Bramble by Picture this Plus, cotton threads (1 over 2). 
  • Darling Buds of May by Blackbird Designs - 40 ct. Legacy 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). 

  • 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. 

  • A Saviour's Praise by Shakepeare's Peddler - 40 ct. Vintage Country Mocha by Zweigart, 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). 
  • Dorothy Walpole by The Scarlet Letter - 40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter by Lakeside Linens, AVAS Soie d'Alger silk threads (1 over 2). 
Knitting WIPs
  • Impressionists Shawl by Helen Stewart - Madelinetosh Twist Light - Leopard, Birch Gray and Yarn Experiments Monkey Sock - Meet me in Charlotte.
  • Toe-up Plain Vanilla Sock - Life in the Long Grass - Garden Party.  Size US 1 (2.25 mm) needles (magic loop). 
Stash
  • A Saviour's Praise by Shakespeare's Peddler PDF Chart from Kitten Stitcher
  • Liberty's Welcome and Heritage Sampler by Plum Street Samplers from 123 Stitch
  • Caroline Broomhead by Plum Street Samplers from eBay. 
  • 36 ct. Ligonier Latte by R&R Reproductions from Fire Poppies

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Episode 55


FOs
  • Merrily, Merrily We Welcome Spring by Blackbird Designs - 36 ct. Oaken By Picture this Plus, called for hand-dyed cotton threads (1 over 2).


WIPs
  • Pink House Sampler by Plum Street Samplers - 40 ct. Park City Blend by R&R, called for cotton theads (1 over 2).
  • Soul Sisters by Plum Street Samplers - 32 ct. Bramble by Picture this Plus, called for cotton threads (1 over ). 
Stash
  • From The Stitch & Frame Shop in Rock Hill, SC - Blackbird Designs Books - Our Lasting Friendship, Ooh La La and The Bells on Christmas Day.  Two fat quarters of 36 Picture this Plus linen - Heartland and Sand. A Gentleman's Daughter by Plum Street Sampler and The Stitching Life by Heartstring Samplery. 


  • From Fire Poppies - When Flowers Bloom by With Thy Needle & Thread, Thread Drops and 40 ct. Old Massachusetts Linen.




Saturday, March 02, 2019

Episode 54


FO's
Sarah Redfearn by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Examplar by Lakeside Linens and the called for silk threads with two exceptions: I used Gentle Arts Lexington Green instead of Belle Soie Shepherd's Pasture and Belle Soie Tortoise Shell instead of Belle Soie Chocolat. 


WIP's
Merrily, Merrily We Welcome Spring by Blackbird Designs - 36 ct. Oaken By Picture this Plus, called for hand-dyed cotton threads (1 over 2).




Cosmic Girl by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne - Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in Graphite and Cheeky. 



Stash
From Country Sampler in Spring Green, WI - threads and linen for Ann Wright.