Friday, February 24, 2017

Chalk For The Home.. Tulip House

 Happy Friday!
Remember my secret stitching project? Well... here it is all finished and on display!
About a year and a half ago  Cathy from Hands On Design asked me to create some chalkboards that she would chart for counted cross stitch( O.M.G. so exciting!) .. we did 7 designs and those were all in Just Cross Stitch Magazine..Cathy does an amazing job translating chalk to thread!
 It still makes me so happy to see these being stitched and posted about on Social Media.. :)

Then this summer she asked if I would like to do more .. so...(woohoo! of course!!!)This new series is called Chalk for the Home ..this chart is Tulip House from Hands On Design... you get both the large and small pieces in one chart..There will be 4 designs starting with this one and you will be able to purchase them at Needlework shops..
the chalkboards..

Hands On Design added 3 new photos.
Announcing Chalk for the HOME! Priscilla (of that wonderful blog
) & I have teamed up again to bring you a 4-part series.
Tulip House will release 1st at Nashville Market!
Each chart will feature a larger HOME design and a smaller seasonal design.
Please 'like', share & call your shopowner
Above are Cathy's stitched and finished pieces.. They are stitched on 32 count slate linen..aren't they just gorgeous!

I stitched mine on 28 count black evenweave .. the frame I found at Hobby Lobby.
 I hot glued magnets to the chicken wire and small pieces of sheet metal to the back of my piece , so I can change it out with the seasons..I added a little nail to the wood at the top to hang the small Spring piece from so that's easy to change out too.. I made a bow of 3 different black and white ribbons and fabric and that is what is hung from the nail. I added a few sprigs of spring flowers to the bow..
The frame came with the chalkboard and chicken wire in it. It worked out perfectly!

I hung it in my kitchen so I can see it all the time.. I hope all my stitchy friends love these and can't wait to stitch them! They are even prettier in person! One more week and they make their debut at the Nashville market and then you will be able to get them and stitch them up! I know you will love displaying them in your home!
Thanks so much for stopping by! 
I hope you all have a great weekend!

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Judy said...

Do you have a secret on the best way to stitch on black fabric? I have always found it quite difficult to see well. Just wondering?

Colo Junkett said...

Love your post

Unknown said...

Your creativity in designs are a amazing, just like you're drawing on a chalkboard:). Very pretty!
Kathleen in Az

Cindy said...

How exciting to have more of your designs made up! I can't wait to try these. I have never stitched on black:)

Unknown said...

From a person who can't draw, loves chalkboards, and can cross stitch....Thank-you!!! Just finished last years it! Working now on Summer.

Sandi Magle said...

Dear Priscilla, you are always so very busy. I'm not a needleworker anymore, my hands just won't do it. But, I love your style and the coordination between the designs and your decor. Grins, yes, we are all waiting for Spring. Thanks, Sandi

Roni Hunt said...

I’m so in love with another awesome design. 💛🤍