Friday, January 18, 2019

Baby It’s Cold Outside!

Happy Friday friends!
We are expecting a bunch of snow tonight and really colder temps so this piece is perfect!
This is Baby Its cold outside from Heartstring Samplery ... This is the first chart I have stitched from this designer and it went so fast! I have it displayed in the family room on a vintage chair with a vintage window behind it ..on top of a thrifted picnic basket ..

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It is mounted on sticky board and then attached to a piece of sticky board I wrapped with red check homespun ..
I mounted it in a vintage enamel tray .. I used a small block of wood  and magnets to attach to the tray because this tray usually sits on the top shelf of the hutch in the family room and I want to keep it pristine in its rusty chippy appearance :) Its raised up in the bottom of the tray mostly because of size and the use of the wood block ..
Classic Colorworks floss.. English Ivy, Cherry Cobbler, Queen Bee, Hickory Sticks , 12 Grain  and Khaki Mocha .. Stitched on 28 count (tea coffee dyed 3 times to get it dark enough) Monaco.. I started it on Monday and finished on Thursday .. it was a quick one! Love it so much .. it will stay out through the rest of winter !
I added 2 winter greenery and berry picks .. a flannel plaid bow and a pinecone onto a magnet so that can be removed too ..
Thanks for stopping by!
This weeks floss tube video ..

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Winter in the Hutch

Good morning!
A little tour of the hutch decorated for Winter! I found this hutch on Craig's List .. it was hunter green and I chalk painted it off white and distressed it ..
There are 4 stitched pieces in the hutch .. This one is Country Cottage Needleworks January cottage ..
Next to the hutch is Country Cottage Needleworks Frosty Forest 
On top of the hutch are 2 lanterns with battery operated candles.. a flocked garland .. 2 chickens .. white lights and plaid ribbons Next to the hutch is Winter ..Seasons In Chalk from Hands On Design and me

glittery houses .. a vintage scale vintage enamel pan .. chickens .. and cute wintery salt and pepper shakers are all present ..

With Thy needle and Thread January Word Play
Lizzie Kate 4 seasons Winter and also Lizzie Kate Winter smalls
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Monday, January 14, 2019

Let it Snow!

Hey! hey! It's Monday!
The kitchen chalkboard is all snowed in !

Snowflakes.. a cute snowman ..and chickens wearing scarves with a banner .. what could be better for Winter!
There are those 2 professional cross stitch models.. trying to get into chalkboard modeling :)
This chalkboard hangs in the entry to my kitchen from the family room and gets changed up for the seasons ...

It is a vintage frame I had a board cut to fit and painted it with chalkboard paint ..
Thanks so much for your visit!

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

A Jar full of Snowy !



Happy Sunday !
The mason jar chalkboard is now filled up with snowmen!  We actually got a couple inches of snow last night .. we haven't had very much at all this winter!



This chalkboard is in my family room and hangs over the vintage buffet.. It's a very vintage frame that I had a board cut to fit..and then painted with chalkboard paint .. my oval galvanized tiered tray sits on the buffet full of vintage and newer putz type houses.. I leave my winter decor up until sometime in February when I transition to spring!


Jolly Happy Soul from With Thy needle and thread also sits on the buffet ..
Thanks so much for your visit!
This weeks You Tube video ..

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Winter in the Tiered Tray

Happy Friday ! 
The galvanized tiered tray is all decorated for Winter!
Lots of snowmen .. flocked greenery ..red berries.. a chalkboard sits front and center ..
cotton branches..snowflakes and black and white plaid ribbons
the tray sits in the center of the kitchen table and gets changed out for all the seasons ...
chalk painted mason jars fill the top tier and they are filled with greenery white berries.. cotton branches and snowmen .. red and black buffalo check ribbons and battery operated little twinkle lights also are used to decorate the tray!

Thanks so much for your visit!
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Thursday, January 10, 2019

A Little January Finish..

Happy Thursday friends!
I stitched this little Hands on Design Year of Celebrations January..I switched up the colors and I do love how it ended up!
For the finishing .. I found this metal drawer/ box at Hobby Lobby .. I glued a wood block on the inside .. then added a gingham covered piece of sticky board ..I used black gingham because black pretty much goes with everything :)

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I used floss colors from Classic Colorworks .. Ribbon Red .Snowball...and Black Coffee.. 28 count grey tea/coffee dyed fabric
I used a magnet on top of the box for the bow embellishments and a magnet glued to the gingham  to attach the stitching .. I tore a strip of buffalo plaid fabric and ruffled it around the piece .. and added a bow of buffalo check .. some flocked greenery and one of the snowman bells tied on with baker's twine ..It is very cute! I plan to stitch almost all of the other month charts .. so they can be added to this box with no problem!

This weeks floss tube video
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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Snowbirds

Happy Tuesday Friends!
I finished stitching With Thy Needle and Thread Snowbirds last night ..and finished it up today .
I used grey 28 count coffee/ tea dyed even weave .. and Classic Colorworks floss in the colors of Cherry Cobbler ..Barn Door .. cocoa bean .. mossy ..Ye Olde Gold ..Eggshell.. Fallen Leaves .. Hickory Sticks .. Wagon Wheel.. Hayride
 I mounted the stitching on sticky board .. then added another piece of sticky board covered in a plaid homespun .. then a red homespun torn ruffle behind the stitching ..I used a piece of barn wood to mount it on ( Chelsea cut it for me :) Then I attached a wood snowman I bought at a church rummage sale to the side for 25 cents I think :) .. I added some flocked greenery and a bow made from 2 kinds of ribbon ..

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Such a cute winter addition to my decor :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!


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Sunday, January 6, 2019

A Snowman in a Tray


Happy Sunday!
This is Candy Cane wishes from With Thy Needle and Thread 


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I left off the candy cane to make it more winter than Christmas .. and stitched it using Classic Colorworks floss in the colors .. Mistletoe..Licorice Red.. Four Leaf Clover.. Autumn Spice ...12 Grain..Black Coffee .. I stitched it on blue coffee tea dyed 28 count 
I also use this same tray for Jingle all the way 
I found this tray in Missouri last spring .. I chalk painted it off white and added some glaze for distressing .. I mounted the stitching on sticky board with 2 pieces of warm and natural batting in between .. a magnet stacked on small pieces of sticky board in the bottom of the tray to raise it up enough for the washer on the back of the stitching to attach .. I used a green plaid homespun for the trim and a red plaid bow and a jingle bell snowman .. It is super cute!

This weeks flosstube .. There's a snake in my boots :)
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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Snowy String

Happy Saturday!
Here is Snowy string from Lizzie Kate all finished up .. color changes and a change from a penguin to a snowman !
This is the 5th string with only spring left to stitch ;; I mounted it on sticky board and then mounted large black and white check fabric on sticky board .. I used magnets and washers to attach...
I used Classic Colorworks English Ivy, Ribbon Red, Bamboo,Cocoa Bean , Eggshell , and Black Coffee 
Fabric is 28 count light blue evenweave that's coffee tea dyed ..

I used a snowflake pick and a bow made from plaid ribbon with a black and white check covered button ..
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