Monday, May 2, 2016

I've Gone Crazy=Stitchmaynia


Good morning!
So ..I have gone crazy in a good way :) There is a Facebook group called Stitch Maynia.. In May they do 15 new cross stitch starts in 15 days ..I watched everyone have alot of fun with this last year so I decided I was jumping in! Yesterday for Day 1 I started 2 pieces..The Santa Stocking shop from Country Cottage Needleworks Santa's Village Series and also Merry Brew from Plum Street Samplers.It is adorable! All I got stitched was some border on both of them ..
Today for Day 2 it is Hands On Design A Moment In Chalk .. aren't the colors pretty!
For Day 3 which is my football playing sons birthday I am stitching this for him ( he doesn't read my blog ..I don't know if anyone in my family does :) But I am doing it chalkboard style ..The colors for his Football team at San Diego State are red and black so it is going to be all red and white stitching with maybe a little light grey ... I thought it would be fun to give to him before his first game this fall! This is from Stitchrovia on Etsy..
Day 4 ..Summer from Country Cottage Needleworks ..I am only doing the top half just like Spring.
Day 5 Prairie Schooler June .. the next in the monthly samplers.. Love this one!
Day 6 another Prairie Schooler ..knock knock.. I am not a fan of the orange for eyes and the windows so I will be using the gold for that.
Day 7 Sunflowers in Summer from Country Cottage Needleworks. I think I am leaving out the words under the house and moving that border up ..
Day 8 Another prairie Schooler monthly sampler December..
Day 9 Frosty Forest from Country Cottage needlworks will get started. I am stitching each separately and have a very fun idea for finishing if I can find the vintage thing I am looking for at a flea market this spring/summer..
Day 10 from Cross Stitch Crazy Magazine this snow town piece.. The colors are so bright..way different from my usual but I will give it a start!
Day 11 will be this Barbara Ana freebie .. Love this one too! Actually I love them all :) 
So I have 12 starts here .. I may fill in a few days of 2 starts to bring the number to 15 ..Right now with my schedule that's the way things are shaping up.. I tried to do a 7 start stitch a long last year and only made it to 4 .. so we will see if this works out ! 
Have a great day!

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Yay for May!

 Happy May Day!
I put the last stitches in this Prairie Schooler May piece this morning..
 There is A LOT of grass to stitch in this one ! :)
 I used a green gingham for the background and used the same pedestal frame from Michael's that March
 and April went in ..
These stitch up so cute! Guess it is on to June!
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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Farmhouse Daisy Galvanized Tiered Tray


 Happy Sunday Friends!
It was time for the tulips and bunnies in the galvanized tiered tray in the kitchen to be replaced with more chickens, cows and daisies!
 Aren't daisies just the happiest little flower? Even these fake ones are so bright and cheery ..
 Stacked cups and saucers filled with all things farmhouse and spring!

There's a little bit of summer hanging on the dining room wall :)

 Daffodils from the garden ..and a vintage scale vignette are on the other counter..


 Cows and daisies have replaced the bunnies and tulips on the table..
Love these little chickens! They stay in the tray all through spring and summer..
 Black and white cows and black gingham mix perfectly with the chalk painted mason jars filled with daisies..

 There are still some tulips in the house on the chalkboard!
 Hope you are having a great and wonderful weekend!
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Saturday, April 16, 2016

A Little Stitchy Update ...April 2016




Happy Saturday!
Here is a little update of what I have been stitching ! My daughter is getting married next month ..she did not find any ring bearer pillows she liked so I offered to stitch one for her . She wanted it to look chalkboardish so this is what I came up with. I still have to make it into a pillow but isn't that burlap and rhinestone trim amazing! This was my first time charting my own design and OMG its not easy . But I can say it is a one of a kind :)
I finished stitching Summer Breeze by Prairie Schooler
Started stitching the last design for the Seasons in Chalk series with Hands on Design and "me" for Just Cross Stitch Magazine.. This one is my favorite but I L-O-V-E them all !  The Summer design is out in the current issue..


I try to use Fridays to stitch on Fall designs so this one got worked on last night ..EEk there's a witch :) They are from Judith Kirby and you stitch them both together ..it is super cute! I just Love the fence !

I am keeping up with my Santa's Village from Country Cottage Needleworks ..One a month ..this month it was Mrs. Claus cookie cottage.. This is super cute but hard to get a good photo ..Saving the french knots until the whole piece is completed.
Well..that's it for now.. Have a great weekend! I have been happily working in the yard .It is finally warm enough ..and today I am tackling the compost pile and digging out all the compost . Got to get myself ready for that chore  ..LOL!
Happy Stitching!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Tulips and Mason Jar Chalkboard


 Happy Thursday!
I finally got around to drawing a new chalkboard ...since Easter is over it was time for Peter CottonTail to go! loved him..he was one of my favorites! ( I think I say that about all of them :)
We have had such a chilly and snowy April so far ..I think it has snowed 4 or 5 days this month ..I am ready to see some tulips ! Since the weather isn't cooperating I had to resort to drawing them.. and of course they had to be in a vintage blue mason jar!

 Today I think is the turning point for our weather..it was actually nice enough to be out without a jacket .. I mowed the lawn and cleaned out 4 more of my flower bed/planting areas..

 So I am ready to welcome Spring with open arms .. It is time for that warm weather and flowers!


 I wish you could see it in person ...the colors look so pretty compared to the photos!


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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Summer .. Seasons in Chalk

Good morning friends! 
Another exciting day as the Summer Seasons In Chalk from Hands on Design and " me " has come out in the June issue of Just Cross Stitch ..It is out digitally right now..should be out on newsstands in a couple weeks..

 Here is Cathy's stitched piece and my chalkboard..I still cannot believe how lucky and blessed  I am that she asked me to do this.. and can we talk about how perfect the charting is to the chalkboard !
 Coneflowers and bees are my idea of summer!
Mine is framed on  top of a board painted with chalkboard paint inside of a thrifted Estate sale paint by number vintage frame. I use magnets on the chalkboard and little pieces of sheet metal on the back of the stitching.. you can see Winter here and spring here.. I also have stitched mine on 28 count black Monaco instead of the 32 count linen ..


From the magazine.. isn't it amazing with the white background too ? I might have to stitch it again on white !~


 My garden is filled with coneflowers .. Can't wait for them to start blooming again!
Hope you enjoy stitching this and show me your progress pics ! Hashtag #seasonsinchalkart if you are on Instagram ..We would love to see them! There are still 4 more designs to come ..and you are going to love them!!
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