Saturday, July 14, 2018

A Chicken In A Basket

 Hello friends!
I stitched and finished this cute chicken ( Hens and Chicks)from With Thy Needle and Thread back in March .. and while I liked the finish I didn't love it .. and now I love it ..

 
Originally I had used this picket fence from Hobby Lobby to hang it .. I found this Tobacco Basket at Hobby Lobby last week and decided to take it off the fence and pop it in the basket ..
Right now it sits on top of my kitchen shelf.. not sure if that's permanent .. but it looks awesome there..
I left it mounted to the ticking covered sticky board .. added covered buttons .. a ruffle of torn white and red homespun .. a couple cotton branches and a gingham bow .. I did use magnets and metal washers in case I want to change it out..
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This weeks You Tube video...
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Thursday, July 5, 2018

A Chicken Blanket

 Good morning! I have been crocheting this blanket for Chelsea's baby for months! It was time to finish it since we had a 4th of July surprise yesterday! I used this Pattern for the blanket
 I got up this morning and finished the border and crocheted a chicken ..

 I used I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby .. I just made circles for the chicken body and head.. ....crocheted eyes right onto the head .. also the beak and feet were crocheted right on.. I blanket stitched the whole chicken to the blanket and added a couple rows of single crochet for the border..
and here he is .. litlle Cash Andrew.. 8 pounds 7 ounces..born on the 4th of July  Mom and baby are great!


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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

4th of July Home tour ...











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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Liberty Lane #2


Happy Tuesday friends!
Woohoo! Liberty Lane is finished!
 I put the last stitches in this last night and finished it up a little while ago .. I love it so much!
Chelsea and I started this as a stitch a long Memorial Day of  2017.. I only stitched on it that day until this year when I decided it needed to be  finished!
 
This is Chelsea's Liberty Lane .. I finished hers with blue ticking and mounted it on barn wood..

 The floss colors I used were all Classic Colorworks and 2 dmc.. white and 3782( blue house roof with muddy puddle)
Licorice Red ( houses, doors, bunting, checkerboard on bottom).. blue corn( words, houses,bunting) .. muddy puddle ( roofs) Eve's Leaves and steamed broccoli ( all greenery and leaves) hickory sticks( tree trunks ..old money ( flower pots and windows of white house and middle of red house windows) Finley Gold( stars between bunting, center of flowers, stars next to words)
I stitched it on 28 count tea/coffee dyed Monaco ..

 I mounted it on sticky board and then ripped strips of patriotic colored plaid homespun and strips of blue ticking.. I ruffled and hot glued them on..
 I used Lady Dot Creates rick rac in vanilla for the bunting .. and cut stars from homespun that i used interfacing on for stiffness.. a couple ribbon flowers and covered buttons..and it's all on a piece of barnwood ..Love IT!
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This weeks You Tube video..

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Patriotic Cookies 2018


Happy Sunday!
The cookies are baked! 
 Flags..chickens, bunting, houses...

 hearts and stars decorated to look like flags..even some patriotic shirts..
 This was 3 double batches of Mrs. Fields sugar cookie recipe ..

 I use Wilton meringue powder to make royal icing ..  recipe is on the side of the container..

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Chelsea's Stars and Stripes



 Happy Saturday!
This is Chelsea's version of Stars and Stripes from Little house Needleworks ..stitched on light grey tea/ coffee dyed 28 count monaco..
she left off the border and changed the word color to blue ..it is stitched in all DMC called for colors ..I mounted it on sticky board and used a decorative block I found on clearance for less than $2.00 ..I added gathered homespun and a bow at the top with a covered button ..
I stitched this design years ago and it is stitched on aida.. I love her changes and almost want to stitch it again!
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this weeks Floss tube
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Friday, June 22, 2018

Patriotic Vintage Truck Chalkboard Mantel


Good morning! 
The mantel is all red, white and blued up!
I changed up the springy truck chalkboard by adding flags and stars and buntings .. I also colored the  flowers red...


 A piece of  vintage picket fence holds another chalkboard
 a flag garland, daisy garland, cotton stem garland and chicken wire ribbon make up the garlands on top of them mantel.. a vintage truck sits front and center with a chicken peeking out.. a vintage scale ..mason jars ..vintage chickens and a couple lanterns topped with chicken wire ribbons ...and to complete the decor ... a dog and a mean cat :)
 The patriotic home tour ...


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