Tuesday, April 16, 2019

White Christmas .. or White Easter?

Good morning!
Since we were having a snow day on Sunday I decided to finish the last of my White Christmas ornaments from Hands on Design ..I had been stitching these after Christmas on #santasundayxs and #merrymondayxs.. If you are not already stitching with our hash tags come join us!
I finished them the same way as the first set ,, mounting on sticky board .. and adding red buffalo check mounted to sticky board for the background .. Bells, flocked greenery and little pip berry garlands
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these are for the Christmas tree in our bedroom and I can't wait to add these this year!
I added red floss to all these designs.. I  used Classic Colorworks Licorice Red and Tennessee Red Clay ..
Well it is time to get ready to go get my floss for the latest Farmhouse chalk design .. I started stitching it last night and OMG it is so amazing! I can't wait for you all to see it!




Stitching with the Housewives shirts ..click here 

this weeks Flosstube video 

Christmas Home Tour 

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Monday, April 15, 2019

House On A Hill

Good morning! 
This is Summer Night House on a Hill from Hands on Design.. It is the cutest little house .. I started and finished this in one day so it is a quick one!

I did a few things different ... first of all I am not  a pin cushion type of stitcher .. so I just stitched the top portion and not the sides of the piece.. Also I left off the piece of wool felt and just stitched the grass .. I also changed the weather vane on top from a whale to a chicken :) I mounted it on sticky board and then added a torn gathered piece of red check homespun .. a blue and red plaid bow with a daisy on top .. and then I glued the 4 corners to this small probably 6 inch wreath .. The little chicken pin on top of the bow is from Just Another Button Company

I used all Classic Colorworks ..Pea pod Grass and stems .. Dublin Bay House ..Licorice red door and stitches around bottom daisies ..Queen Bee flower centers..Black Coffee most of roof..Muddy Puddle designs on roof and chicken .. Dmc 3865 flowers and house trim ..I stitched it on 28 count tea/coffee dyed light grey evenweave ..
we had 7 inches of snow yesterday in Northern Illinois .. It will be in the 50's today so hopefully things will get back to normal!
this weeks video ...

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Is it Halloween Yet?

Good morning!
 Calvin wants to know if it is Halloween yet ? :) This is a Threads that bind Punch Needle .. It was punched by Chelsea and finished by me :)

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I finished it on an enamel sign .. I mounted it on sticky board .. added a knotted torn strip of black gingham check .. a Halloween orange and black buffalo check torn fabric ruffle and a black with orange polka dots torn fabric ruffle
I added a bow with 2 kinds of ribbon and a covered button ... I added magnets on the back so the enamel piece can be reused .. and a pipe cleaner attaches the bow ..

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Doesn't Calvin look happier :)LOL!  I'll have to break the news later its only April !



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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

We have shirts!


Happy Wednesday!
We are so excited ! WE Have Shirts! Click here  
to get yours!
Since we started our You Tube channel we get asked weekly for shirts .. so here they are and we couldn't be more excited and grateful to Fat Quarter Shop for making these available!
apparently Ronnie is a little upset there isn't one for her :)
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Monday, April 1, 2019

Bakery Bunny


Good morning!
Isn't this just the cutest! This is Heart In Hand Rabbit Patch ..

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I changed some of the colors of floss and here is what I used.. Cocoa Bean for the bunny .. Eve's Leaves greenery .. Milady's Teal , Ladybug and Pumpkin Harvest and Eggshell .. all Classic Colorworks 
I mounted it on sticky board with 2 layers of batting underneath .. 


I found this rusty little loaf pan at a flea market and it fit perfectly .. I added magnets to the sides so I can use the pan for other designs ..I added Ladydot creates Ric Rac and a torn and ruffled homespun around the edge .. For the top I used a tan buffalo check ribbon ... green check ribbon .. some daisy trim and blue flower picks with a small moss bunny on top .. It's bright and cute and Springy!
It's in the foyer on top of a vintage stool .. and it fits perfectly there!

The cute trim on top of the pan just make it the best!

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This weeks You tube video

spring home tour 


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Friday, March 29, 2019

Spring Home Tour 2019

Happy Friday ! Come on over and see the house all decorated for spring !

The Spring home tour.. click on the photo below... 

Thanks for stopping by! 
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A Tray of Chocolate Bunnies



Happy Wednesday! 
I stitched up this Hands On Design Chart ..More Chocolate Bunnies took a couple of evenings to stitch and finished it up this morning ..

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I only stitched the bunnies and the carrots and left off the words.. I used Classic Colorworks floss in Trail Dust Pumpkin Harvest , Bean Sprout , Natures Trail and a scrap of light pink floss for the noses ..

I used a little vintage  silver tray .. It might be a butter dish by its shape ..I mounted the stitching with 2 layers of batting on sticky board .. then added some torn orange gingham for a ruffle and 2 green gingham bows .. it is stitched on 28 count tea/ coffee dyed evenweave ..
I have it in the top of my oval tiered tray ..  and it is super cute!
Thanks so much for your visit!


this weeks video ...

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Trivet times 2



Good morning!
Remember just a couple days ago I showed you a trivet with this same stitched piece attached that Chelsea had stitched ?  It was so cute I had to stitch it myself! You can read more about that here 
and another trivet finish of Chelsea's ..
Here they both are .. mine is stitched on the grey coffee tea dye and Chelsea's on the tea /dye .. My trivet is square and hers is round and a lot bigger ..

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I got my chart in the mail at about 3 in the afternoon and by 10 I had it stitched and finished ... they are small and quick!
The floss colors I used ..all Classic Colorworks .. Eggshell, Bean Sprout, Ladybug , Rain Shower, Stepping Stones ,Pumpkin Harvest, Queen Bee, Persimmon, Sticks and Twigs
I finished mine just like I finished Chelsea's with sticky board and 2 layers of batting .. Also Ladydot creates ric rac in Motherlode .. and a torn homespun ruffle ..
Since mine was smaller I used a smaller ribbon for top .. and just tied it in the back for easy changing for the seasons .. Thanks so much for stopping by!
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This weeks floss tube video ..

                                               
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Friday, March 22, 2019

The Big Bunny

Good morning!
Can you stand the cuteness of that big bunny!
This is With Thy Needle and Thread Spring Fling ..

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I changed some of the colors .. I used all Classic Colorworks .. The bunny is done in Stepping Stones ..Flowers are Persimmon ..Ladybug ..and Queen bee .. Bean sprout outline of leaves and stems .. Natures Trail inside of leaves cheeks and small scattered flowers Blushing Beauty .
We dyed this 28 count evenweave Aqua and then dunked it into tea for a little aging .. I was going to stitch the bunny in Eggshell but it didn't pop enough for me so I went with the brownish grey ..Stepping Stones ..If you are going to stitch a big bunny it needs to show up! :)
I have had the tray I used for display for a few years .. it has a chicken in the center and it used to be displayed in my kitchen .. I used magnets to attach it to the metal tray ( so I can still use the tray ) and added 2 torn homespun ruffles and a flower ribbon trim .. It is so sweet I just love it!


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Thursday, March 21, 2019

A Springy Trivet

Happy Thursday!
This is Heart In Hand Spring Whirlygig .. stitched by Chelsea and finished by me ..

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We found this vintage trivet at the Good will the last time we shopped there and I thought it would be perfect to change these little cute designs out .. So I broke out the ceramic piece in the center and cut a circle to fit from sticky board and added black gingham to it ..a magnet was glued to the center ..and a washer tot he back of the stitched piece to be able to change it out for the seasons ..
The floss colors she used above  .. it is stitched on 28 count tea/coffee dyed Monaco ..
I cut another circle from sticky board  the size of the design and added 2 layers of quilt batting ... I mounted the stitching on top of the quilt batting and did a running stitch with needle and thread to tie it up in the back .. then hot glued it down . I added Motherlode ric rac from Ladydot creates and ruffled a torn piece of aqua stripe fabric which I glued to the back . I made the bow from 2 different ribbons and added a felt carrot .. The batting just males it a cute little puff ball on top of the trivet..
It is so cute!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
This weeks You Tube video

Our coffee tea dye tutorial ...

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Spring Mantel

Good morning friends!
The mantel is all set for spring!
Calvin is upset the mantel is not full of cats :)
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny are sitting right in the middle of the carrot patch!

I layered  5 garlands .. a cotton stem garland , a black buffalo check and burlap rag garland and a pink flower garland .. and a carrot and bunny burlap garland

on the hearth is Welcome Spring from Country Cottage Needleworks ..
The quilt is here
and the granny square blanket is here 
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There are 2 big vintage blue mason jars topped with moss bunnies and the 2 galvanized lantern houses from Walmart in the Fall



On top of the 5 layered garlands I added chicken wire ribbon .. big stems of cherry blossoms and bundles of carrots

a smaller chalkboard points the way to the carrot patch !
It is a grey gloomy day so far but this is a super bright spot of spring in the family room! Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Happy Spring!
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