Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Summer Picket Fence


Hello!
I finished stitching up this cute as can be Lizzie Kate Summer Smalls piece yesterday..Today I was at Michael's and found this little picket fence ( I think it was $1.79?) very cheap ..
so I mounted the stitching on sticky needlework board.. ripped strips of red gingham that I gathered and glued on the back. I hot glued that onto the fence and added 2 black gingham covered buttons and its finished! This was one of my starts for Stitchmaynia .. and now I will show you the rest of my starts and I am still going ..maybe until the end of the month!
The small sampler from Prairie Schooler Summer Breeze..
Here was my start on Summer from Lizzie Kate.. I did change up the floss 
Pumpkin Farm from With Thy Needle and Thread..
Louise and Henry Little House Needleworks
Teresa Kogut Halloween Greetings
June Sampler month Little House Needleworks
December Prairie Schooler
I finished Long May She Wave from Little House Needleworks
Halloween from Silver Creek Samplers
Autumn( small sampler ) Prairie Schooler and Kringle and Woolard Plum Street Samplers

And the best start of all I can't show you because it is the next pieces in the "Chalk for the Home"series ..the chalkboard ,stitching collaboration between Hands On Design and me! It will be out in June and it is fabulous!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Monday, May 8, 2017

It's Almost Strawberry Season!



Hello!
I have a sweet little finish to show you..I started this Little House Needleworks Strawberry house a week ago ..and finished it this morning..
I found this frame at Hobby Lobby ..the decorative trim was turquoise so I painted it with black chalk paint.. there was also a turquoise hook in the middle so I unscrewed that.
I mounted the stitching on sticky needlework board and also the red gingham was mounted on sticky needlework board. Glued together with hot glue and then I used magnets on the frame and sheet metal on the back of the gingham piece .. So if I want to place a different piece on it its very easy to change..
Love the colors ..it is super cute!
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Saturday, May 6, 2017

A Stitchy Update


Good morning.. it's time for a stitchy update!
So my "spoiled" daughter dropped off her latest projects for me to finish up for her.. :)
She stitched 3 of the eggs from Prairie Schooler Farm Fresh and just made the bottom straight instead of rounded. We found this frame at Michael's and how perfect with the chicken wire..

I ripped strips of homespun and gathered it and glued it to the back of the mounted pieces. They are attached with magnets and sheet metal..I used the clothespins just for decoration.
Then it is Hen Party from Little House Needleworks.. I used a 99 cent frame from the Goodwill and chalk painted it. I mounted the homespun onto the backing of the frame and mounted the stitching to sticky needlework board, Black check homespun tied in a bow with a covered button to finish it.
It's really cute!
Now for my stitching.. I am participating in Stitchmaynia  again this year and starting a 20 projects for the first 20 days..and yes I know I am nuts!
Patriotic Poppies from With Thy Needle and Thread was my start for day 5

Home of the Brave from Little House Needleworks was day 4
Country Cottage Needleworks Merry Christmas My Deer for day 3
Long May she Wave from Little House Needleworks day 2
Plum Street Samplers Scary 2 was day 1 and the last day of April I started Strawberry House from Little house Needleworks ..I was traveling so some of these are airplane shots :)
So that's my update .. I'll be back soon to show you some more of my starts!
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Friday, April 28, 2017

May in the Tiered Tray

 Good morning!
As I said yesterday I would be back with another finish today ..and here it is! For a while I have wanted to stitch some small pieces to add into my tiered trays... and look how perfect it looks!
 This is from the May/June chartpacks that include all the Classic Colorworks floss,, I did change the color of the house and that floss color is shown below..
 The tray sits on my kitchen counter , and holds so many goodies and I just love decorating it for the seasons! There is the Country Cottage Needleworks Spring on the other counter and on the dining room wall is Spring from Just Cross Stitch Magazine .. the chalkboard collaboration between Hands On Design and me :)
 I mounted the stitching onto sticky needlework board and then did a blue gingham for the background also on sticky needlework board . They got glued together and then I added a simple bow tied from a strip of ripped dark red homespun.
Deep Blue Sea is the color I used for the house. Hopefully I get June finished in time! Have a great weekend!
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

A Vintage Window and a Nest...

Hello friends! 
Hope you have had a great week so far ..It is almost the weekend! 
A few days ago I finished stitching Where Hearts Rest by With Thy Needle and Thread. I didn't have an idea how I would like to finish it, and I searched my basement for a frame but I had nothing.

 Today I had the idea to put it in a wreath on the vintage window in my family room so that's what i did! I had a small cotton branch wreath there but it just wasn't big enough ..

 I mounted the stitching on sticky needlework board and the same for the dark red homespun check. Glued those two together. Then I made a bow out of some twine wired ribbon that I had taken off a Fall decomesh wreath that I was throwing away. I added some of the burlap ribbon with the aqua center ..then took a nest from my Spring decorations and glued it to the top of the bows.
I added some of the thistle balls and also some little daisy looking flowers. I Added a strip of the homespun fabric for hanging and there it is ..Done .. and I love it! ( of course I do or I wouldn't be showing you!)
I will be back tomorrow with another finish!


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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A Chicken on the Chalkboard

 Happy Wednesday!
Well.. the bunny chalkboard had to go.. loved that bunny!
Love that one.. so.. I wanted to replace it with another animal.. and what better than a chicken since my kitchen is full of them!
 I seriously don't know if I will be able to erase this one! The chalkboard is a thrifty purchase with a board cut to fit ..painted with chalkboard paint. It gets changed out almost monthly with the seasons..
My daughter has real chickens at her house and below is a photo one of her chickens..  
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So there you go.. chalkboard chicken and real chicken! :) Have a great day!
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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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