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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

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I stitch...and you?


Dominique A on Echevette (freebie) 
Stitched on 32 ct. MCG natural linen with unknown silk from stash, 1 over 1.  Modified design to spell out the word "you".  Finished as a scissor fob filled with rice, shown with Gingher Emma

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Je brode...Et vous?


Dominique A on Echevette (freebie)
Stitched on 32 ct. MCG ivory linen using Vikki Clayton Hand Dyed Fibers silks in Umbrage and Winter Berry, 1 over 1.  Finished as a scissor fob, shown with Gingher Ashley

Monday, January 7, 2013

C is for Cure


Linda Ebright of Lizzie*Kate 
Just Cross Stitch free design (also published in the October 2010 issue)
Stitched on 18 ct. baby pink aida with DMC conversion.  Finished as a mattress pincushion

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Golden Poppy



Specific designer(s) not credited.  Issue's design staff listed as Sandra Orton and Donna Yuen
Cross Stitch and Country Crafts magazine, March/April 1986
Stitched on 14 ct. aida fiddler's weave, DMC floss as charted, backstitching omitted


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Noel



Marsha Worley and Elizabeth Newlin of Bent Creek
Just Cross Stitch 2003 ornament issue
Stitched on 32 ct. MCG white linen, stained with tea before stitching.  One strand of floss used for cross stitching, with colors as charted except Crescent Colours' bamboo substituted for Weeks' beige and Gentle Arts Sampler Threads' brandy for Weeks' cocoa.  Two strands of floss used for satin stitch, as charted.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Christmas Star

Face view
Angle view

Catherine Strickler of Indigo Rose
Just Cross Stitch 2003 ornament issue
Stitched on 14 ct. black aida (three identical sides) with DMC Precious Metal Effects E168 (5283) and DMC Pearlescent Effects E5200 (5272).  Trimmed with assorted unidentified crystal seed beads.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Snowman's Quaker Christmas



Midnight Stitching
Freebie (available on page 4 of the Heart's Desire newsletter found here)
Stitched on 18 ct. pink aida using DMC floss, DMC Pearlescent Effects E5200 (5272) for white, and assorted Mill Hill beads.  Pink breast cancer awareness ribbon design added to lower right hand corner

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Snowman's Quaker Christmas


Midnight Stitching
Freebie (available on page 4 of the Heart's Desire newsletter here)
Stitched on 14 ct. aida fiddler's weave using DMC conversion, substituted DMC Pearlescent Effects E5200 (5272) for white, and red Mill Hill beads for 498