Monday, February 18, 2019

A little Spring

Good morning!
This is Lizzie Kate Spring smalls .. stitched by Chelsea.. finished by me ..

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These are the floss colors she used

I found the little chalkboard easel at  Michael's ..

I mounted the stitching on sticky board .. then added some blue plaid homespun ..some little blue flower sprigs ..a green gingham bow and a flower but
The perfect little Spring piece ..I think Lizzie Kate needs to come back from retirement :)
This is the view from my house this morning .. lots of snow! But it is beautiful!
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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Blesss Our Home Wreath 2


Good morning and happy Sunday! 
I finished up this wreath for Chelsea.. this is Bless Our Home from Country Cottage Needleworks .. this was one of our stitchalongs #pcblessourhome
It is sunny inside but this is what it looks like outside .. supposed to snow all day :)

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this was my Bless our Home ..also finished into a wreath .. but before I hang it up again this year it is going to get some more foofing! :)
We both changed up the dog in the chart .. Chelsea added 2 more dogs and mine I just changed the colors to look like Ronnie 


I mounted the stitching on sticky board and also mounted big red checks on sticky board and glued them together .. I found the truck at Big Lots last year .. I wired the truck to the grapevine wreath and glued the stitching to the little sign that hangs under the truck ..
Then the fun began .. greenery ..lots of gingham ribbons .. and daisies in yellow and white were added all over ! Lots of glue was used ! It is so pretty in person and so summery!
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This weeks Floss tube video ..

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

A Jar Full of Bunnies!

Happy Saturday friends!
The spring decor is moving in !
Yesterday I just had to get these bunnies stuffed in their jar :)
This chalkboard is in a vintage frame in the family room .. It has had snowmen in it up until now ..

I just love the bunnies and the carrots! I am not even close to all the spring decor being out but these bunnies were screaming to be drawn :)
The bunny in the top of the tiered tray is a Prairie Schooler and of course there is hippity hop from the Carrots and Cottontails Farm chart !

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Spring String


Good morning!
I finished stitching Lizzie Kate's Spring String a couple days ago and finished it up this morning! This is my last string to stitch! 
Of course I changed up the colors .. :) I stitched it on tea/ coffee dyed light grey 28 count evenweave 
I used Classic Colorworks ..Black Coffee.. Rain Shower.. Ladybug ..Rosy Glow.. Queen Bee.. Pumpkin Harvest .. Brown Sugar .. Bean Sprout.. Straw Hat and Eggshell .. 
I mounted it on sticky board .. and mounted black buffalo check to another piece of sticky board .. I glued them together ( I only Use Hot Glue)  for the decoration I used a egg pick .. made a bow from blue gingham .. added some blue flowers .. and a gingham carrot in the center of the bow ..


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I use magnets and washers to attach the pieces so I can change this out for all the seasons!


I took down all my winter decor and started springing up the house yesterday .. It will probably take me a few days to get it all decorated .. Did you know we have a facebook group ? Stitching with the housewives! Come join us!


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Our stitch in hand video
This weeks Flosstube video ..
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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Santa’s list 2

Happy Sunday !!
Yesterday was a Spring stitch today is Santa! This is Country Cottage Needleworks  Santa's List stitched by Chelsea and finished by me ..This was one of our stitchalongs.. #pcsantaslist
My Santa's List  that I stitched last winter ..


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Just like mine I used a wood Santa  to mount it on .. This one came from a church rummage sale .. I mounted the stitching on sticky board , and then used a green plaid homespun also mounted on sticky board ..I cut a  small wreath apart and used it for the topper , along with jingle bell garland . red plaid ribbon and a white bell in the center of the bow ..
Magnets were attached to the Santa and washers on the back of the stitching to be able to store it easily .. He is so cute and will be a great piece to put out next Christmas!

This weeks Flosstube video 
Have a great day ,, we are expecting snow today ! WOOHOO!

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Welcome Spring!

Happy Saturday! 
This is Welcome Spring from With Thy Needle and Thread .. I started it last Spring and finally finished it up yesterday..
I mounted the stitching on sticky needlework board and also mounted blue homespun plaid onto sticky board .. I glued the 2 pieces together and added washers to the back to attach to the magnets already on the tray ..

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I mounted it in the same thrift store tray I used for Snow for Christmas
I changed up the colors to all Classic Colorworks flosses .. I used Tea and biscuits( sheep) , Hickory Sticks(Cart wheels) , Black Coffee( sheep feet, eyes and bees, Queen Bee( cart) , Ye Old Gold( beak and bird legs), Used Brick( flowers) ,Pea Pod( leaves), Autumn Spice( bird belly), Rain Shower(eggs), Straw hat ( bird , face and sheep legs , spots inside eggs)

This weeks You Tube video ..
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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Carrots and Cottontails Farm !

Happy Thursday!
Woohoo!
It's time to show you the new Carrots and Cottontails Farm the first in the Farmhouse Chalk series!
This is a chalkboard to cross stitch collaboration between Hands on Design and me ! The colors of floss are amazing and 
As always Cathy did a fabulous job bringing my chalkboards to life !
Look at those cute carrots!
I found this door at Hobby Lobby ..( it's in the spring section ) I also found this boxwood wreath at Hobby Lobby .. I trimmed the greenery up quite a bit so it fit better on the door.. The gingham carrots and bunny were also from Hobby Lobby
I used floral wire to attach the wreath to the door .. I will be adding a new wreath for each of the designs to come .. so all the decorations are glued on .
The chalkboards ..

as always the "sign" is mounted to sticky board and then another piece of sticky board is covered in black and white buffalo plaid fabric 
It took me 9 days to stitch all 3 pieces .. I stitch mine on 28 count black evenweave .. So "hop to it" :) and you will have a new spring design to decorate your home!
for the  small piece .. I had this wood box I found at  a thrift store 99 cents  ..so I chalk painted it black ..and filled the box with greenery , cotton stems and gingham carrots .. I also added a black check bow and a little chalkboard bunny .. It is so cute! I mounted it to sticky board with to layers of batting so its a little puffy and then glued it to a black buffalo check covered sticky board .. I used a washer and a magnet to attach so I can switch this out ..

Spring decorating will begin soon and I can't wait to use this in my spring decor
The largest  piece in the chart features the carrot farm .. with the prettiest farmhouse .. adorable truck ..amazing tree..cute bunnies and chickens and a wonderful garland of carrots and tulips! Washers on the back of the piece with magnets on the door ..so I can change it out with the rest of the series ..

So there you have it .. Call your shops to get in on the preorders ..it ships next week!
Happy Stitching everyone:)


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