Thursday, February 20, 2014

February Stitching

 Good Morning ! We are having a nasty weather day here in the Chicago area.. snow, freezing rain, and rain! Last night I finished this Country Cottage Needleworks February Cottage. I changed all the colors, it was supposed to be alot of pink .. I wanted to display these two together so... this is what I came up with..

 I bought this little square frame at the Goodwill for $1.99 ..It is actually a mirror. I painted it off white and then dry brushed with gray paint. I wanted it to look old and worn.. I used some of that laminated burlap in the cream color and glued it to cardboard to put in the center of the frame.
 I added a magnet to the burlap and one to the back of the stitching. I am going to stitch all the months and just change them out in the same frame. I have July and August finished :)

 I made a twine flower and glued it onto a burlap flower shape that I cut out of the laminated burlap.I also made a covered button from ticking for the center of the flower.


Don't they look great together ? I would love for you to follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest ..all the links are in the sidebar !
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16 comments:

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What a fabulous idea to stitch each month for a great vignette...Just love it...and following you on Instagram too!

Barb said...

Priscilla, you are so clever! I just love how you changed the thread colors to suit you - perfect.

And...I really love the idea of using the magnet so you can change out the month! What a great idea!! (I think there will be many of us that take that idea and run with it, too.)

Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creativity and talent with us!!

Barb said...

I love the way you are displaying the cross stitch. What a clever idea to use the magnet. I like your color choices better. I do the same thing. I find that I rarely use pinks or purples. They just don't go with the colors in my home.

Sue said...

Wish I was good at changing colors on charts. I am the same way with cooking, don't venture far from the recipe:)

Kay said...

Such beautiful stitching. I much prefer your colours to the bright pinks used in the pattern. It is lovely to meet you today while browsing blogs. x

pam said...

Great idea for the frame!

Anonymous said...

That is fabulous! I love it :) LOTS!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

That wasn't anonymous..it was ME! :)

Linda O said...

I love your finish, what a great idea to use a magnet and change the months, just brilliant. The little twiney, burlap flower is pretty too, you have such clever ideas.
You really have had some terrible weather haven't you!!! Hope it all calms down soon.
Keep warm and stay safe
Love Linda O xxx

Ichi.chan said...

I love the country cottage style!! And this needdleworks is fantastic and pretty!

Cole said...

Beautiful stitching! I love the idea of having a monthly piece to display.

BTW - did you see Moogly's Hookin' on Hump Day feature this week? ;o)

http://www.mooglyblog.com/hookin-hump-day-65-link-party-fiber-arts/

Carol said...

Lovely color changes for the cottage, Priscilla--the two look so cute displayed together!

I hear we're in for more cold temps next week--at least we have a sunny day today and it's 46°!! What a difference the sun makes!

thepaintedapron.com said...

What a different way to "frame" your needlework, it looks fabulous! Stitching is a great way to spend a winter day~
Jenna

DESIGN AND CANINES said...

You are so talented and creative! They look great and I love the idea to do a different one for each month.

Tricia
http://designandcanines.blogspot.com

Carol Chappell said...

These are beautiful. Makes a lovely vignette.

Sarah said...

Beautiful stitching. i like the vignette you created with these two pieces.