Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Farmhouse Christmas Tree


 Good morning!
Christmas decorating is going slowly but surely!
Yesterday I did the final finishing on my Little House Needleworks Farmhouse Christmas ornaments..Before I left on our trip ( 2 weeks ago) I had the tree all set up and just needed to finish and add the stitched ornaments!
 I used these buffalo check picks from Hobby Lobby and added red buffalo check torn ruffled flannel to the edges.. The stitching is mounted on sticky board ..

The chicken on top of the tree was a mothers day gift from Chelsea.. and it was so perfect that the inside was hollow.. so I just slipped it on the tree.. 

 The wood Farmhouse Christmas sign was also from Hobby Lobby last year ..

 There are red metal barn stars.. enamel farm animal ornaments .. Lanterns ..
 There are 3 rag garlands of red buffalo check and burlap ..

 Black buffalo check ribbons and of course cotton branches.. Calvin had to get in the picture..:)

 I just love how it turned out .. the stitched ornaments are so perfect!

 ***Please remember if you copy my finishing ideas that you be considerate and give a link to my blog or facebook page..****

 The tree sits next to the hutch in the family room .. I found 2 of these trees on clearance at Walmart last year ..I think around 6.00 each .. They are a little sparse but that is perfect for a farmhouse style tree..I used more of the buffalo check flannel for a tree skirt .. and on top of that ... a big chicken, and a buffalo check bucket  and also an egg bucket with a chicken on top are all under the tree ..


 I have 4 trees left to decorate plus all the other vignettes chalkboards etc.. so I am off to work .. not to mention the new chalk on the farm that I am stitching!
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Halloween Cookies 2018


 The Halloween cookies are all baked!

 I love the little sweaters with the pumpkins ..
 and the trucks with the pumpkins in the back ..

 the witches are adorable too!


 The grandkids will love them!
 Thanks so much for stopping by!

Halloween Home tour..
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Monday, October 29, 2018

We Made Halloween Qullts part 2

 Good morning!
Only 2 more days til Halloween and both of our quilts are finally finished! We used 4 inch squares and they are twin size quilts ..there are 432 squares in each quilt .. Last year we made our first Halloween Quilts 

 We started them October 6 th and used mostly fabrics that I had in my craft room .. We did add some from the The Loopy ewe  who had given us a cute bundle of Hallowen prints..
Since we finished these new ones had to be started ..I found these fabrics at Walmart .. they are fat quarters and I am using the quilt as you go method for making a strip quilt and these squares are 6-1/2 inches 
This one is Swell Christmas jelly rolls with white snowflake fabric added .. It is also quilt as you go with 9 inch blocks ..It just needs backing and binding and a little more quilting :) It is also twin size 
This is the video we watched to make these string quilts..


 Chelsea started a baby quilt for Cash with a jelly roll and the quilt as you go string quilt .. her blocks are also 6-1/2 inches .. It is little farm fabrics and super cute!
For the Halloween quilts  I used candy corn for backing and another candy corn fabric for binding ..You can see even the Halloween cat approves :) As you can see we want our quilts to be used and they are already getting great workouts!
This weeks Floss tube



Halloween Home Tour 



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Friday, October 26, 2018

Halloween Home Tour 2018

Come on over! It's the Halloween Home Tour! Click the photo above!



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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Calvin's Mice!

 Happy Sunday!
Calvin was so mad I was stitching mice I had to do something so he doesn't kill me in my sleep :) Just kidding ..

 ***Please remember if you copy my finishing ideas that you be considerate and give a link to my blog or facebook page..****
 any way I finished stitching these cute mice yesterday and I had one last Halloween piece I had bought at Walmart and I think it is perfect!
 Right now I have it hanging on the powder room door but I think I will put it on the back of my front door ..
I wrapped Halloween colored berries around the wreath ..
 I cut the welcome sign off the wreath ..it was held on with wire and attached the cat with hot glue to the wreath.. I mounted the stitching on sticky board ..I mounted black and orange polka dot fabric on sticky board ..before I glued them together I added a torn ruffle of orange and black gingham ..I glued the back of the polka dot covered sticky board to the wreath and  added 2 bows and more berries to the sides. I also made a bow for the cat and took off the burlap one it came with ..
This is Field Mouse Hallow from With Thy Needle and Thread
 The classic Colorworks color floss I used .. I used  28 count light grey tea/coffee dyed monaco ..I left out the stars and moon and added some more of the little eggshell colored designs and another sprig of bittersweet ..

This weeks You Tube video ..
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Friday, October 19, 2018

Boo!

 Happy Friday!
 My second punch needle is finished! This is Pumpkin Halow from Threads that Bind ..and was given to us by one of our viewers..
 I found this cute ghost at Walmart .. mounted my punch needle piece on sticky board and then knotted some torn homespun plaid and attached it to the outside ..
 I glued it onto the ghost and ta da its finished and cute! I added a bow of orange and black ribbon ..torn homespun and orange berries to the top..
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Speaking of cute :)
This weeks you tube video ..


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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Merry String Times 2



 Good morning!
You aren't seeing double :) I stitched one and my daughter Chelsea stitched one .. both are finished on the wood planks we have used for the other strings we have stitched ..
I used all Classic Colorworks floss and we both stitched it on 28 count evenweave that we dyed aqua ..

 I mounted it on sticky board and mounted big red gingham check fabric to sticky board .. I then glued those together and added a red gingham ruffled ribbon around the outside
 A bow of red/aqua plaid and some berries with bells of red and white completed our projects ..Of course I used magnets and washers to be able to interchange them ..
Thankful string
Buzzy String 

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This weeks You Tube
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