So... I have been keeping a secret since March.. and I am so excited that it is finally out!If you are a regular here, you know that 2 of my favorite things are chalkboards and cross stitch, and now thanks to Cathy Habermann ( Designer of A Year In Chalk ..Hands On Design) you can stitch my chalkboard designs! I still can't believe how lucky I am that Cathy asked me to collaborate on this series of chalkboard designs.
This is the first in the series ..The Seasons In Chalk ..Winter and is available in the January 2016 Just Cross Stitch Magazine..I can't even type because I am still jumping up and down :)
The cross stitched piece is on the left and the chalkboard on the right ..it is hard to tell which is which! Cathy stitched this model on the 32 count slate fabric from Hand Dyed Fabrics By Stephanie.. She has just amazed me by how much the cross stitched piece looks like the chalkboard ..
This is my version of the stitched piece and I did mine on 28 count black Monaco ..
I found this 11" x 14" frame at an Estate Sale last Spring ..It is a vintage paint by number frame ..I had a board cut to fit that I painted with chalkboard paint ..added magnets with hot glue and 2 small pieces of sheet metal to the back of the stitching.. This way I can change it out for all the fabulous pieces to come ( wait until you see them!)
I tied a black gingham bow to the top and added some flocked greens..
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