Thursday, August 15, 2019

Boo!

Good morning!
I am so excited to share the next mason  jar in the Chalkfull series! This is a chalkboard to cross stitch collaboration with Cathy at Hands On Design ..

Boo is a vintage blue mason jar filled with Jack O Lanterns!
The small  piece is Boo with the cutest Jack O Lantern 


Harvest was the first in the series and I have seen so many of you stitching and finishing it!
Mine is stitched on 28 count black evenweave .. with the called for floss colors
Ti finish the small I used the same enamel bucket from Hobby Lobby .. Mounted it an oval on sticky board with 2 layers pf batting underneath . I added Vintage trim ( ric rac ) from Lori Holt /Riley Blake . I ripped 2 pieces of Halloween plaid homespun and gathered them and glued around the edge. I added a buffalo check Halloween bow using a pipe cleaner to attach to the handle with a rusty Jack o Lantern jingle bell for an extra little added touch ..

For the jar finishing .. I used the enamel stand from Hobby Lobby .. I mounted it on sticky board ,, and then also mounted orange and black checks and black gingham on pieces of sticky board . 
For the topper I used 2 ribbons .. One black ticking stripe and the Halloween buffalo check . To the center of that I added a circle that I cut from sticky board and added 2 layers of batting , and gathered  orange and black check fabric to make a cute stand up ruffle around the edge .I then added a wooden Jack O Lantern that I chalk painted off white and distressed with glaze...

Here is the chalkboard that hung in my home last Halloween ..It's amazing the transformation from chalk to stitching isn't it ?
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

August Garden Tour


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Monday, August 5, 2019

August Squaredance

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This is August Square Dance from Heart In Hand Needleart ..

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I had stitched the June Square dance and used this Buffalo check tin from Hobby Lobby and all of the square dance charts will be attached to this tin ..

I made some color changes .. I used all Classic Colorworks floss in the colors of .. RainShower , Black Coffee, Muddy Puddle , Queen Bee, Bamboo.. I mounted it on sticky board with batting underneath then mounted yellow plaid fabric to sticky board .. Glued the two pieces together and added a buffalo check bow .. a sunflower with a covered button and a Little bee..magnets and washers attach it to the tin..
I didn't use the buttons that come in the chart but instead made little bees .. I also changed the shape of the 2nd from the right bee skep .. this only took a couple hours to stitch ..and is so cute!

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Jolly July Week 3


Good morning!
These are our starts for Jolly July Week 3 !
First up Heart In Hand Wee Santa 2017 ..
 I am stitching it on 28 count evenweave that I Rit dyed .. then coffee tea dyed .


Next Lizzie Kate Tiny Tidings .. I changed the colors to be more buffalo check

and I finished this one up  .. you can read more about it here 

Next up .. All is Calm .. Heart In Hand . I changed this one a lot 

and also finished it and you can read more about it here 

 Next .. Wee Santa 2013 Heart In Hand 
A Christmas Visit .. Prairie Schooler .. stitching the ornament on the bottom left 
Through The Woods Barn Barbara Ana Designs

Prairie Schooler Farmhouse Christmas .. I am stitching the Rooster on Fabric Flair Wood 
Chelsea's starts were .. Jack Frost's Tree Farm Little house Needleworks
Glitter Village 7 Country Cottage Needleworks
Little House Needleworks Daisy Darlin
Glitter Village 1 Country Cottage Needleworks 
and 2 starts that were finishes ... both from Heart In Hand Christmas Cheer and you can read more about those here 

Chelsea's 3 Jolly July finishes 

and my 11 Jolly July finishes



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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Two More Jolly July Ornaments

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I finished  up these 2 ornaments that Chelsea stitched this morning as part of our Jolly July stitch a long with Kimberly at The Fat Quarter Shop! These are both from the Christmas Cheer leaflet from Heart In Hand ..
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I need to stitch both of these .. they are really sweet! For the snowman I mounted it on sticky board with batting underneath ..and then mounted buffalo plaid to another piece of sticky board . Then glued those 2 together . I used a buffalo check ribbon with snowflakes for a hanger ..a bow of black buffalo check .. red berries and a wood snowflake
For Ho Ho Ho .. I mounted it on sticky board with batting .. mounted red plaid on sticky board .. added a bow of ribbon that looks like a knitted sweater ..flocked greenery and a Santa bell tied with red check ribbon 
Both were stitched with Classic Colorworks Floss in Licorice Red.. Pine Needles.. Sticks and Twigs .. Poblano Pepper.. Tangerine  and Bamboo on 28 count Tea / Coffee dyed Monaco 
These are Chelsea's finishes so far for Jolly July Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

And More Jolly July Ornaments!!!!



Hello Friends! 
Here are 3 more ornaments all stitched and finished up from this weeks Jolly July stitch a long with Kimberly at The Fat Quarter Shop

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and here are all the ornaments that are finished so far! I just love having all of these pretties ready for Christmas!
This is Merry Holly Berries from With Thy needle and thread .. I used Classic Colorworks floss on a 28 count Rit dyed Monaco that was also coffee tea dyed .. the floss colors I used were Sticks and Twigs, Cherry Cobbler, Avocado, Bamboo, and English Ivy  
I finished it in a round .. added a thick ruffle around the ornament of torn homespun plaid .. a plaid bow and a gingham bow on top with a rusty bell finish it off ..It is adorable!
Next is Lizzie Kate Tiny Tidings XVll I used Classic Colorworks Black Coffee ..Licorice Red and Toasted Marshmallow.. it was stitched on 28 count tea/ coffee dyed Monaco 
I mounted it on sticky board .. then mounted buffalo check fabric on sticky board for the backing .. Glued the two pieces together .. I added some greenery to the top .. 2 buffalo check bows with covered buttons in the centers and a Santa bell tied with bakers twine ..
Ho Ho Ho!
and last from Heart In Hand Needleart All is Calm .. I decided to stitch it for my chalkboard tree so I stitched it on black 28 count evenweave .. I used Gentle arts Chalk .. and Classic colorworks in Holly Jolly , Steamed Broccoli , cocoa bean and Licorice Red .. I changed up a lot of the design and I love it .. It only took me a couple hours to stitch .
To finish it I mounted it on sticky board with batting underneath ( I did that on all of  these ornaments) I used torn red gingham to make a tight ruffle around the ornament and added a buffalo check bow .. a covered button and some berry sprigs in white
I really am enjoying Jolly July .. and i hope you are stitching along with us! I'm seeing lots of the #fqsjollyjuly hashtags on Instagram and Facebook!

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Some of the things I used ... 


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