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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Items for sale

Hi! I'm selling some unused Gingher items and some used charts on Ecrater.  Please stop by and take a look, and feel free to spread the word!


Gingher Charlene


Gingher Tessa


Gingher Roberta


Gingher Mia


Gingher Ella


Gingher Nikki


Little House Needleworks - Acorn Hill


Bent Creek - Redbird Sampler


Carriage House Samplings - Hearts and Flowers

There are more items listed.



Friday, February 15, 2013

Ladybug, Ladybug


Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks
Stitched on 40 ct. Lakeside Linens vintage light exemplar with flosses charted

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Hearts Day


Sandra Cozzolino
Free design
Stitched on 14 ct. white Aida with DMC as charted.  Finished as a Valentine's box using a coffee can.

I'd like to thank everyone for all of the recent comments, and wish you all a very happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Home of a Needleworker (Too!)


Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks
Stitched on 40 ct. Lakeside Linens vintage light exemplar with called-for floss except changed the body of the house and the thread on the spool to Gentle Arts Sampler Threads brandy and changed the bottom swirls to Crescent Colours weeping willow

Monday, February 11, 2013

Snow White

  

Stitched on 14 ct. Charles Craft Classic Reserve aspen Aida with DMC blanc.  The cloth is a lovely sage-y green, but in all my photographs it looks grey.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Snowflakes


Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks
Stitched on unknown 32 ct. linen with called-for Crescent Colours floss

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Counting House


Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks
Stitched on 26 ct. black Heatherfield using called for colors with the exception of substituting DMC 420 for Crescent Colors Roasted chestnut and DMC 3768 for the body of the house.  I also changed the order of the numbers to lead with 1 instead of 0.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Delft Sampler


Cross Stitch and Country Crafts magazine, January/February 1986 issue
Stitched on 14 ct. Aida with called-for DMC floss.  Modified to a memorial sampler honoring my maternal grandmother.  Replaced alphabets and numbers with personalization, and changed "Mother" to "Marmie" using lettering from the verse. This is much prettier and brighter in person.  I will try to get a better picture on a sunny day.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Home is Best


Primitive Bettys
Free design
Stitched on 40 ct. Lakeside Linens vintage light exemplar with unknown Anchor flosses from stash.  Hemstitched using this method, but I can no longer find the actual tutorial I used.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Red Birds for Peace


Belinda Karls-Nace of Blue Ribbon Designs
Freebie
Stitched on 32 ct. white MCG linen with DMC conversion.  The design is 56x56, but the linen is not evenly woven.  I substituted Mill Hill beads for the red stitches in the tree, and added sequins in place of the Smyrna crosses.  Hemstitched using a combination of this tutorial by Carol of iStitch and the stitch instructions from Intermediate Whitework by Teresa Wentzler.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Winter Sampler


Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks
Just Cross Stitch 2009 ornament issue
Stitched on 40 ct. Lakeside Linens vintage light exemplar with DMC as charted.  Hemstitched with DMC 842 and using a combination of this tutorial by Carol of iStitch and the stitch instructions from Intermediate Whitework by Teresa Wentzler.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Winter Wonderland


Mill Hill Buttons and Beads Winter Series (kit)
Stitched on provided 14 ct. light blue perforated paper with provided DMC floss and  Mill Hill beads and button

Friday, February 1, 2013

Bands of Many Colors

Progress as of 31 January


Eileen Bennett
Published in Just Cross Stitch magazine in seven parts starting with the September 1990 issue, design currently available for purchase from various online retailers and possibly from your LNS.  

Stitching on 40 ct. Lakeside Linens vintage light exemplar with DMC threads as charted, except 842 substituted for 739 to more closely match linen color.  Parts one and two completed, and part three started.  

My notes:  If you decide to stitch this from Just Cross Stitch, read ALL of the directions for ALL of the parts before starting, because there are more complete instructions for some of the stitches in later parts, including the note to use a color that matches your choice of linen in place of 739.  Also, this has A LOT of over one stitching (the stag, the verse, the thistle, some of the personalization), so bear that in mind when you choose your linen*.  

Started 14 January






*I chose my linen to fit a frame that I bought at a thrift store...



Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bushel and a Peck


Lori Markovic of La-D-Da
Stitched on 32 ct. Lakeside Linens Vintage Pear with DMC

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

February




The Prairie Schooler, Inc.
From Book 13, A Prairie Year (out of print)
Stitched on 32 ct. Bucilla dirty linen with DMC floss as charted.

I plan to stitch one design from this booklet each month for the 2013 Ornament SAL, and finish all of them into ornaments once they are all stitched.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hearts and Flowers


Kathy Barrick of Carriage House Samplings
Stitched on Fawn 40 ct. linen with DMC threads, one over two

I hurriedly framed this to get in on my wall in time for Valentine's Day 2013 (You can see by the date on the sampler how long ago I finished stitching it...) but I plan to get a mat professionally cut for it.

Monday, January 28, 2013

My Snips


My own design
Stitched on 40 ct. Lakeside Linens vintage light exemplar linen with Vikki Clayton Hand Dyed Fibers silk, 1 over 2.  Finished as a scissor fob filled with rice, shown with Gingher Sarah

Sunday, January 27, 2013

1 - 2 Buckle My Shoe


Lori Markovic of La D Da
Freebie distributed by shops, now available on website (Click on FreeBees then scroll dooooowwwn)
Stitched on 32 ct. MCG natural linen with DMC ecru.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hello Spring


Linda Ebright of Lizzie*Kate 
Stitched on 14 ct. yellow aida with Gentle Arts Sampler Threads in Spring Green, Blueberry, Bittersweet, and Burnt Orange.  Embellished with large pink beads from stash and mounted in a frame originally distributed by Target stores, purchased at Goodwill.

Friday, January 25, 2013

SAL Christmas


Jardin Prive
Free SAL design offered by The Thread Basket
Stitched on 26 ct. Zweigert Shannon cream linen (color discontinued) with DMC floss, 1 over 1

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mini biscornu


Emily Wilmarth of The Floss Box
Freebie, no longer available
Stitched on 32 ct. R&R Reproductions creek bed linen with DMC floss.  Finished as a scissor fob, shown with DMC clover cutter

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Mini biscornu


Emily Wilmarth of The Floss Box
From Mini Biscornu Pack 2
Stitched on 32 ct. R&R Reproductions creek bed linen with Gloriana silk.  Finished as a scissor fob filled with emery powder (available from here), shown with Gingher Roberta

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Red Motifs


Carole Rodgers
Simply Cross Stitch, July/August 1994
Stitched on unknown linen with DMC floss.  Finished as a scissor fob filled with rice, shown with Gingher stork scissors

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Mini biscornu


Emily Wilmarth of The Floss Box
From Mini Biscornu Pack 2
Stitched on unknown linen with DMC floss.  Finished as a biscornu scissor fob filled with emery powder (available from here), shown with Gingher Charlene

Saturday, January 19, 2013

All You Need is Love

Needlebook front cover
Needlebook page 1
Needlebook page 5

The Drawn Thread freebie
Stitched on 32 ct. Silkweaver elegance linen with DMC substitutions as follows:
Gloriana Silk to DMC
Elizabethan Green to 319
Poinsettia to 3806
Antique Pink to 605
Forest to 320
Raspberry Parfait to 718
Rosewood to 915
Desert rose to 3836
(This is not a direct color conversion of Gloriana to DMC.  Colors were chosen based on personal preference, not closest match.)

Finished as a needlebook.  Pages for Petite 26, 28, 26, and Misc. in addition to those shown.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Mini biscornu



Emily Wilmarth of The Floss Box
Freebie designs, no longer available
Stitched on 14 ct. white aida with DMC floss.  Finished as a biscornu scissor fob, shown with Gingher Freedom

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Biscornu


Dinky Dyes
Design was a freebie with floss purchase circa 2008
Stitched on 28 ct. unknown linen with Dinky Dyes silk in rainforest.  Finished as a biscornu

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Good Things


Lizzie*Kate Snippet
Stitched on 40 ct. Lakeside Linens fawn linen using assorted overdyed cottons and silks from stash, 1 over 2.  Finished as a mattress pincushion

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Untitled freebie


The Prairie Schooler freebie card (Currently available for purchase)
Stitched on 40 ct. Newcastle flax linen with assorted silks from stash, 1 over 2.  Finished as a pincushion jar lid

Monday, January 14, 2013

Untitled freebie


The Prairie Schooler freebie card (Currently available for purchase)
Stitched on 18 ct. baby pink aida with assorted silks from stash, 1 strand over 1 square.  Finished as scissor fob, shown with DMC Breast Cancer Awareness scissors

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Alphabet pin block


M. Brouwer on Stitch-Creations
Freebie in four parts: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 with finishing tutorial
Stitched on mystery linen with DMC floss.  Finished as a pin block/pin cube.  I used plastic needlepoint canvas as a frame and one layer of batting between linen and frame, stuffed inside lightly with polyfil

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Mini biscornu



Emily Wilmarth of The Floss Box (retired freebies)
Stitched on 14 ct. aida with DMC floss.  Finished as a biscornu scissor fob, shown with Gingher Bianca

Friday, January 11, 2013

Red Motifs



Carole Rodgers in Simply Cross Stitch magazine, July/August 1994
Stitched on 32 ct. Permin lambswool linen with DMC linen floss.  Finished as a triangle scissor case using this tutorial by Linda Björk Eiríksdóttir

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Biscornu 446


Emily Wilmarth of The Floss Box, currently available in Biscornu Pack 19
Stitched on 40 ct. Lakeside Linens vintage light exemplar linen with unknown DMC colors.  Finished as a biscornu