Friday, February 24, 2017

Chalk For The Home.. Tulip House


 Happy Friday!
Remember my secret stitching project? Well... here it is all finished and on display!
So....
About a year and a half ago  Cathy from Hands On Design asked me to create some chalkboards that she would chart for counted cross stitch( O.M.G. so exciting!) .. we did 7 designs and those were all in Just Cross Stitch Magazine..Cathy does an amazing job translating chalk to thread!
 It still makes me so happy to see these being stitched and posted about on Social Media.. :)

Then this summer she asked if I would like to do more .. so...(woohoo! of course!!!)This new series is called Chalk for the Home ..this chart is Tulip House from Hands On Design... you get both the large and small pieces in one chart..There will be 4 designs starting with this one and you will be able to purchase them at Needlework shops..
 
the chalkboards..

Hands On Design added 3 new photos.
Announcing Chalk for the HOME! Priscilla (of that wonderful blog priscillas2000.blogspot.com
) & I have teamed up again to bring you a 4-part series.
Tulip House will release 1st at Nashville Market!
Each chart will feature a larger HOME design and a smaller seasonal design.
Please 'like', share & call your shopowner
Above are Cathy's stitched and finished pieces.. They are stitched on 32 count slate linen..aren't they just gorgeous!

I stitched mine on 28 count black evenweave .. the frame I found at Hobby Lobby.
 I hot glued magnets to the chicken wire and small pieces of sheet metal to the back of my piece , so I can change it out with the seasons..I added a little nail to the wood at the top to hang the small Spring piece from so that's easy to change out too.. I made a bow of 3 different black and white ribbons and fabric and that is what is hung from the nail. I added a few sprigs of spring flowers to the bow..
The frame came with the chalkboard and chicken wire in it. It worked out perfectly!

I hung it in my kitchen so I can see it all the time.. I hope all my stitchy friends love these and can't wait to stitch them! They are even prettier in person! One more week and they make their debut at the Nashville market and then you will be able to get them and stitch them up! I know you will love displaying them in your home!
Thanks so much for stopping by! 
I hope you all have a great weekend!

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Spring Has Sprung In The Galvanized Tiered Tray

 Good morning!
I couldn't stick with winter any longer ... all the Spring is coming out! Our weather here in the Chicago area has been so weird this winter.. everyone else has been getting snow but not us .. today it will be 60 degrees in February and 50's and 60's into next week! We have had lots of the cloudy dreary days though..not liking that!
I loved just replacing the Winter Seasons In Chalk with the Spring .. Hope all my stitchy friends are ready for the next chalk design .. It is amazing! Only a couple more weeks until its out!
You all know how much I love this galvanized tiered tray overflowing with goodies of each season!
 Lots of tulips,eggs, chickens, bunnies ( moss and wood) black and white check ribbons and mason jars!

 A little spring burlap banner held by a moss bunny..Still loving the change of wall color in the kitchen! sometimes it looks light grey, sometimes greyish aqua and sometimes greyish green!
a little spring chalkboard front and center
Have a wonderful weekend!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A February Finish

 Good morning!
Last night I finished stitching this February Prairie Schooler and finished it up this morning!
 There is a lot of "snow" in the bottom of this piece !
 I bought the pedestal  frame at Michael's last spring ..The stitching is mounted on sticky needlework board and then attached to the red gingham with hot glue. I use magnets on the frame and small pieces of sheet metal to attach the stitching to the frame. I have all the months stitched except for September , October  November, and December.. I wasn't going to stitch September and October because I wasn't crazy about them , but I think I need to so I have them all ! :) Prairie Schooler Hoarders anonymous over here !

 In the chart there were 2 groundhogs.. I thought they looked too cartoonish so I found some cardinals on other Prairie Schooler charts and stitched those in the place of the groundhogs. I mounted it on red gingham fabric on the bias..
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Be My Valentine Chalkboard


Good morning!
There is a new chalkboard in the house for Valentines Day! 
 and if you are a regular reader of my blog you will notice the kitchen is no longer yellow! It is rainwashed ( blue, grey, green) I love the change!
 The chalkboard is in a thrifted frame that I had a board cut to fit and I change it out seasonally.. It hangs in the entrance to the kitchen from the family room.. I think it turned out so pretty ! About another week of the winter decor and I will be springing it up around here! Hope you are having a great week!
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Time for a Stitchy Update ( a very exciting one!)


Good morning!
It's time for a stitchy update!
February from Prairie Schooler is moving along.. I did not like that groundhog in the top right corner...so I added a cardinal . There is another groundhog on the bottom and that will be replaced with a cardinal too.. He was a little cartoonish for my liking :)
Another chalkboard ornament was finished from Hands On Design .. this one is from collection 3 .. trying to do one ornament a month! Working on Christmas pieces on Sundays through the year ..
Let it Snow from Stitchrovia.. I doubt this one will get finished to put out this winter.. Hopefully next winter!
I actually finished 2 ornaments in January and this Santa and chicken from an older Just Cross Stitch ornament issue..
Since Santa's Village was a success last year I am doing a Frosty Forest stitchalong on Instagram ( come on over and join Us) One chart a month ..I am doing these separately on light blue coffee/tea dyed 28 count evenweave.
Fridays I am trying to stitch Fall pieces and this is the first up..Autumn Leaves from Prairie Schooler.
And then ...none of those things I just showed you is being stitched...because ... look at these colors! There is a new chalk design coming from Hands on Design and me! Reagan knows it's a secret so she is hiding it :) Ha ha! So get ready to stitch all you stitchy chalkboard loving friends!
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Saturday, January 21, 2017

It's a Winter Wonderland Chalkboard

Good morning! 
The seasonal chalkboard in the kitchen has a winter wonderland theme for January..too bad here in Illinois  we are having rain and fog !
 The chalkboard gets changed out seasonally and for Holidays.. soon it will be time for a Valentine chalkboard! The frame is from a garage sale ..and its one of my favorite seasonal decorations!
 The ice skate tree in the background comes down at the end of the month along with the snowman tree..
 I am sure with the weather we are having now , when March rolls around and I want to bring out all things spring we will be getting snow! For now the only winter wonderland is right here inside the house :)
 Have a great weekend!
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Friday, January 20, 2017

Christmas in July ..I mean January!


Good morning!
 Look at what I finished!

My year of stitching the Santa's Village from Country Cottage Needleworks is all finished up!

I found this frame at the Good Will for $6.95 in December..it was painted gold and pretty ugly ..some off white paint and a little plaid ribbon made it perfect ! The pom pom garland is not permanent ..I think next year there will be some flocked greenery on the top with a pom pom garland..

 I knew I wanted to mount it onto a chalkboard so I got the board cut yesterday and here it is.. I made the little garland border down the sides in chalk ..
I did change the last design and used the deer from the 2nd row but reversed them instead of the little table that was supposed to be there. Love those little deer!~


I can't wait for Christmas to hang it up!
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