Sunday, October 30, 2016

On time October TUSAL #2


I am back for another October TUSAL and here are my orts.

This TUSAL period I worked on :

Hannah Lynn from Heaven and Earth Designs - Worked on this every Saturday for a facebook group SAL

Save The Stitches - finished block 7

12 Days of Christmas by Plum Street Samplers - finished

Christmas ABC by Sheperd's Bush - finished

Sheila Sheep by Brooke's Books - finished

Trick or Treat Couple by The Frosted Pumpkin - finished

ABC's of Parenting by Lizzie Kate

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Finish #27

Trick Or Treat Couple by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
Started on October 18, 2016
Finished on October 24, 2016
Stitched on 28ct Cashel Linen called Echo possible from Picture This Plus
Fibers used, DMC, Gentle Arts and Mo's Sale
I modified Frankenstein's outfit to be Micheal Jackson's outfit from the Thriller video

Monday, October 24, 2016

Finish #26

Shelia Sheep by Brooke's Books part of the Advent Animals freebies
Started on October 3, 2016
Finished on October 23, 2016
Stitched on unknown Aida
Fibers used - DMC

Friday, October 21, 2016

Finish #25

Christmas ABC by Shepherd's Bush found in the 2011 Just Crossstitch Ornament issue
Started on October 5,2016
Finished October 20,2016
Stitched on 28ct Dubloon Cashel from Picture This Plus
Fibers used - Mo's Sale, Weeks Dye Works, Gentle Arts, and Crescent Colors 
My first ever Shepherd's Bush design

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A new little start

Hello friends!

I started this little cutie yesterday as part of a Halloween SAL on facebook but when I went to post my progress the SAL event was gone so I am stitching this on my own now.  No bother, I have been wanting to get this stitched for a long time and the SAL was just my excuse to start it when I did.  I have a little modification in mind for this pattern, the first time I have ever modified anything so I hope it works out. 

Hope you all are having a wonderful day!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Some progress


Lets get right at it.

Here is Hannah Lynn.  She is coming along wonderfully and I am still really enjoying stitching her.  I don't know if it is because of the colors or that I find diagonal parking so much fun or maybe a combo of the two.  

I am sure some of you will be surprised that Sheila Sheep already has her eyes. I think she is rather creepy looking right now so I don't know if I will make a habit of stitching eyes so early any more but she is going to be so cute when she is all finished.

Thanks for visiting with me today!

Happy Stitching!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Lizzie Kate SAL

Hey everyone!

There is a group of us bloggers and flosstubers (which are cross stitch videos on youtube) on Google+ that are going to do a Lizzie Kate SAL.  We know not everyone is on Google+ so there has been a blog set up for us to post on and see everyone else's progress.  It is a very relaxed SAL and if any of you have a Lizzie Kate you want to stitch and want to join us check out Christie's post for all the details.  Thanks Christie for organizing and setting this all up!

Finish #24

12 Days of Christmas freebie from Plum Street Samplers
Started on November 8, 2015
Finished on October 16, 2016
Stitched 1 over 1 on 40ct Newcastle Linen color-Dirty Linen
Fibers used - Weeks Dye Works, Classic Colorworks & Gentle Art
First time stitching on 40ct

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Late October TUSAL

Hiya guys!

My TUSAL report is a little late but I did take the picture on the right day just hadn't gotten the picture to my computer until today.

Here are my orts.

And here is the stitching that contributed to those orts:

Hot Cocoa by M Designs from the 2013 Just Crossstitch Ornament Issue - finished.

Little Wings by Lavender and Lace - finished 

Beatirx Potter Bunnies - Page 12 finished

Hannah Lynn from Heaven and Earth Designs 

Save the Stitches by Blackwork Journey

Kenny Kangaroo by Brooke's Books - finished

And that is it.  I had a pretty productive month.  I guess that is what happens when school starts again for the year and I have 2 less children here every day ha!

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

I'm a winner!!

Hiya guys!

I recently entered a giveaway on instagram from XJudesign (XJudesign blog) and I won!  Here are the gorgeous hand painted threads I got that came all the way from Hungary!  They are even more beautiful in person and I can't wait to stitch something up with them!

And then I had a look at the etsy shop and I had to have this hand dyed lace!  I have been looking for the perfect little something to add to my Frosted Pumpkin Halloween Spooky Sampler pillow and I think this is perfect!  The pillow is a little off kilter so I wanted to add something to one side to even it up some.

But I would like some opinions on how to add it. 

Like this?

Or like this?

Thanks again XJudesign for the scrumptious threads and lace!  I love them!  

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Finish #23

Kenny Kangaroo part of Brooke's Books Advent Animals Freebies
Started on September 3, 2016
Finished on September 30,2016
Stitched on unknown evenweave
Fibers used - DMC

Felt back flat ornament tutorial

Hey guys!

I have been asked how I finish my Brooke's Books Advent Animals so I thought I would do a little tutorial so show the step by step process.

Here is everything I used to make the ornament (My 3 year old got a hold of my tape measure, I am sure you know what happened next and why it looks like it does now.)

First you need to measure your stitching.  For these ornaments I don't want any extra fabric showing on the sides so I measure right to the edges of the stitching.

Then I use a paper cutter to cut the cardboard.  It is just a piece of cardboard I had laying around, nothing fancy.  And you could use whatever to cut the cardboard I just like how straight and neat of a job the paper cutter does.

Next add a bit of glue.  You could lace your stitching if you don't like gluing.

The glue is pretty forgiving so after you glue the flaps to the back you can push it around a bit to get it straightened on the front if it needs it.  I try to keep my thumbs on my stitching and my other fingers on the glue part any time I touch the ornament so I don't get any glue on the stitched area.

I also trim the corners so it isn't so bulky when I glue the opposite flaps.  You can also see on the bottom how I have pushed the fabric in to make the corners pointy when I fold the flap up to glue it.

I add the hanger before I glue the felt on.  

Position it on the felt, trim around and your ornament is finished and good to go as soon as the glue dries.

I hope this has been helpful!

Let me know if you have any questions :)

Happy Stitching!