Sunday, April 23, 2017

A Truck Full of Daisies




Good morning!
Yesterday I changed out the tulips for daisies on the family room mantel and decided it was time for a new chalkboard!
It was time for the tulips to go..

so whats better than a mason jar full of tulips? A truck full of daisies!
This chalkboard is from a  photo collage frame from Hobby Lobby..I wasn't liking it anymore so I was impatient and painted the mat with chalkboard paint instead of having a board cut . I definitely need to have a board cut to fit since its really hard to get all the chalk residue off the mat board!
You can't see very much of it in this photo , but I painted the coffee table a couple weeks ago. It was really dark wood and was really nicked and scratched up.. so some linen white chalk paint to the rescue with some distressing. I love the change!
Hello Spring!

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Welcome Home!


Good morning!
Don't you just love red and aqua... and gingham and daisies? :)
This week I was taking down all my Easterish stitched pieces and I was sad to see I don't have very many pieces that are for late spring.. So I went digging through my projects and I took this one out that I had started a couple years ago ..It's Welcome Home from Country Cottage Needleworks. I did change the called for red to Classic Colorworks Ribbon Red.. all the rest is as charted. I did leave out the butterflies.
I finished  stitching it yesterday and finished it up for display this morning. I used black gingham for the back of the frame .The frame is from the Good Will and was $1.99 ..it was gold and I chalk painted it off white.
I used red gingham for the bow and added a few daisies.


It's sitting on top of a vintage scale in the family room..I finally hung up the vintage window my husband had brought home for me.. It was just leaning against the wall.. and I added a cotton branch wreath to it.
Well...that's it for me today ..I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Chickens and Daisies in The Galvanized Tiered Tray

 Good morning!
It was time! Time to change all the bunnies and tulips out of the galvanized tiered tray for Daisies and chickens! This tray is one of my favorite decorating pieces and gets changed out with the seasons and holidays.
 I love the daisies with black and white check so I added a few ribbon bows here and there.
 vintage chickens are my favorite and I have a few in the tray.. The tray sits on my kitchen counter and is filled with lots of goodies!
 Some of them have just been bought at thrift shops or flea markets, and a couple from Homegoods.

Chalk painted  Mason jars filled with daisies sit in the top tier. There is also a blossom garland woven around that tier. Love the little chicken on her basket nest..

 Lots of daisies.. got to fill her up!
If you are still looking for one of these tiered trays I know my Sam's club had them in again a few weeks ago..

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Monday, April 10, 2017

A Stitchy Update





Happy Monday!
So .. I need to tell you something.. my daughter is spoiled ! :) I finally got her to be a stitcher..OMG I'm excited!
So what happens after she stitches a piece ? She drops it off here for me to finish for her !
 Spoiled I tell you :)
She so far has been stitching on Aida.. hoping to at least get her to 28 count evenweave . She stitched the Country Cottage Needleworks Summer and I finished it into a wreath today .. used red checks.. yellow check covered buttons and finished it on a wreath with a few daisies.. so she just needs to stitch the next three seasons and change them out.
Shes also stitched Lizzie Kate's Spring cottage .. I finished it onto a frame from The Goodwill ..that I painted with chalk paint...I added a bow and a covered button to the top .. 


Her first piece was the little Farm Lizzie Kate , which I also finished into a thrift store frame..


Now for what I have been stitching.. On Fridays I try to do some Fall stitching so I have been working on Prairie Schooler Autumn leaves..
Sundays I try to stitch Christmas .. so yesterday I stitched this Little House Needleworks 2016 ornament. I am almost finished with it , I will show it to you again when its fully finished.
I started on my patriotic stitching with another Little House Needleworks piece..
And one chart a month in the Country Cottage Needleworks Frosty Forest ..I am keeping up!
I have also stitched a few more of the chalkboard ornaments from Hands On Design . I have 2 left of the 9 ornaments to stitch..
So that's it for what I am stitching ..
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Friday, April 7, 2017

I love black and white gingham!


Good morning..happy Friday!
I do love black and white check..
I have a couple little spring bunny finishes to show you..
I made some changes to this Lizzie Kate ..I used DMC black for the letters and 3865 for the white. The little bunny on the top I found on a Prairie Schooler chart and the one towards the bottom I just stitched and I think he turned out pretty cute!
I finished it into a 99 cent Goodwill frame that I added some pink gingham to the mat board that was inside the frame and mounted my stitching onto sticky board. Black gingham bow and a pink gingham covered button finish it up... I have it in the oval shaped tiered tray in my family room..
Isn't it C-U-T-E !
Next up is this April Lizzie Kate.. I changed the colors (you can see what I used in the photo) and it is just adorable..
I am loving these little pieces to add into my vignettes..and of course it's on black and white gingham! I have done February, March and April of these and have a magnet on the frame and a small piece of sheet metal on the back of each stitched piece to change them out.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Spring Has Come!


Good morning friends!
I finished stitching this Prairie Schooler Spring has Come piece yesterday and got it all mounted and on display..I bought this tray at Hobby Lobby 2 Christmas' ago and it was red with a saying. I spray painted it almost black first because  I used it for a Halloween piece and then I spray painted it off white because I have different seasonal Prairie Schooler pieces that fit on it.
There are 4 Prairie Schooler pieces in this photo .. I think I am addicted :) and of course I am addicted to chalkboards.. the collaboration with Hands On Design Chalk for the Home .. Tulip House. The second chalkboards are all drawn and wait until you see them!

I added magnets to the back of the mounted green gingham and they stick to the tray great ..I changed the dark teal to a lighter color ( dmc 3810) and also stitched the robin square instead of the bunnies. The robin is my favorite of the 4 squares they give you. I left out the all around border. I also used the light pink for the flowers instead of the purple they called for.

It's stitched on 28 count tea/coffee dyed evenweave. Isn't it pretty! It's not very traditional spring colors but it is so pretty when stitched!

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Aqua, Red Checks and a Bunny!

Happy Saturday!
Do you love it? I sure do!
This is With Thy Needle and Thread Easter Peep Parade.. I tea/coffee dyed some 28 count evenweave but it wasn't dark enough so then I used Chocolate brown Rit liquid dye ..It is a little bit mottled and I love how all these threads look on the dark brown..  I only had one of the called for threads so I substituted  different hand dyed flosses and did the bunny in DMC..



I found this wood piece at Michael's yesterday . I painted it ( the same color as my kitchen Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams ) and added a brown glaze to the top. I also found the little filigree scroll at Michael's and glued it on.

I only had one piece of the sticky needlework board ( OhMyGosh how am I out!?! )and knew I wanted a red gingham border on the piece so I ripped red gingham and gathered it by hand and glued it to the back of the piece. Glad I was out of the sticky board :) I added cream lace to the back to hang it and also a bow to the top with a gingham covered button for an accent . I also added magnets to the board and small pieces of sheet metal to the back of the stitching so I could change out the design for another seasonal piece.
It's so hard to get a good photo because it is dreary as can be here but I was way too excited to wait to show you all! I hung it in the foyer from the green cabinet ..I haven't decided if I will keep it here or put it in the kitchen .. all I know is I love it!
Hope you have a great weekend!


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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Rabbits and Chickens ..Oh MY!



Happy Sunday!
I finished stitching these two pieces this week and got them fully finished today.. The first is Springtime Social from With Thy Needle and Thread. It's stitched on 28 count tea/coffee dyed evenweave..I found this pedestal frame at Michael's .. it is a pretty tall one..
I mounted the stitching on sticky needlework board.. Then mounted green gingham on another piece of sticky board.. glued the two pieces together.. added a couple magnets to the back and stuck it to the board.
This little bunny is from Prairie Schooler Book number 52.. I stitched him on black 28 count evenweave. I had found this frame at the Goodwill..I added black gingham to the back of the frame ...and mounted the stitching on sticky needlework board. I used magnets on top of the gingham and a small piece of sheet metal to the back of the stitching. 
I also added some mini pom pom trim around the back of the stitching. The frame was gold so it got a coat of off white chalk paint ..and then I glued black gingham ribbon around the frame with white ric rac on top. A gingham bow and covered button finish it off..
Seems like every time I finish something I need to rearrange all the spring vignettes!


The bunny only took a couple hours to stitch and the rooster with the chicken on his back took a couple nights worth of stitching.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

It's a Bunny Basket!



Good morning!
We have been having snow and cold for the past few days ..so what better to do than stitch! 
I finished this With Thy Needle and Thread Spring Delivery last night and finished it for display this morning..
I have this thing for buying these little picnic hampers at Thrift stores.. I have a stack of them in the foyer and also this one was on a table in the living room with a bunny plate displayed on top. Yesterday I walked by it and thought the bunny I was stitching needed to be on the basket!
I mounted it on sticky needlework board.. then mounted that on another sticky board covered with green gingham on the bias.( 0f course) :)
I made a bow out of burlap looking ribbon and added a bow from lace which I glued the tails to the back of the mounted stitching to hang it from ( I didn't glue it to the hamper ,it is tied to the lock on top so if I decide to stitch another piece for the basket I can switch it out) Always thinking ahead!
I displayed it on top of the vintage scale in the foyer ..added some faux cotton branches to the top and I am in love! It is stitched on 28 count tea/ coffee dyed evenweave.. most of the called for threads were used I did substitute a few similar colors.

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