Sunday, October 21, 2018

Happy Dance Time

I finished it!  I finally finished it!  I really like it on the board that I used and I used foam core to make it stand out a bit more.  I finally found the label for the fabric I used and it's called Flossie's Celadon Glenshee linen.


 Now I'm on to working on the owl mitten for sister in law.  I'm using 30ct.  Dower Linen with DMC and the black is Mandarin floss.  I absolutely hate DMC black for the way it looks fuzzy.   This should hopefully be a quick stitch.


I was looking on Etsy last nite and I came across a lady in the Ukraine who does cross stitch patterns.  My grand daughter, Peyton, loves Beauty and the Beast (Disney) and I saw that this woman had a pattern for an abstract of this movie.  I purchased the pattern and yesterday I went and bought all the floss needed.  I think I'm just going to do it on cream Belfast.  She says white but I don't use white unless I really have to.  Living here in Orlando, they really drive home the Disney trademarks and how you don't tread on their toes.  I feel like I've done something illegal by purchasing this pattern.  Should I feel this way?

Disney Beauty and the Beast modern cross stitch pattern, Disney Castle counted cross stitch chart, Disney fan gift decor DIY, instant PDF

I'll leave you with a chuckle...
Yep & the wrappers just slow you down.

Blessings on this perfect Sunday,
Barbara

Friday, October 19, 2018

Hard at Work

I have been very hard at work on The Drawn Thread's design "Snow Days" and am a matter of days from finishing it.  I made a comment about how much I love this linen and I have another piece that's the color of indigo that I need to find a pattern for.  If you can think of one, let me know.  Here's what I have finished....



I only have one last snowman to do in the bottom left corner and it's done.  I'm going to mount this on a primitive winterized board that I purchased at Michael's last year.  

I love to look at Pinterest and I came across some thimbles I thought I'd share with you.  Some of these are just beautiful.

RUSSIAN FINIFT SILVER ENAMEL THIMBLE !

Crystal German flowers thimble

Jeweled Gilded Thimble with Emeralds

Antique Enamel Pansy Band Sterling Silver Thimble by Ketcham & McDougall * C1890

Vintage Estate Plum Purple and Gold Enamel Floral Austrian Thimble | eBay by jeanine

I have my next project lined up.  My one sister-in-law loves owls so I thought I would do her the Cross Eyed Cricket mitten design that features an owl and make it into an ornament.  Think she'll like it and I also want to do a Little House Needlework design called "Bless Our Home" for the kids for Christmas.  Why do I always wait till the end of the year to get these ideas?  

I also purchased some wool felt in a ton of primitive colors to do some penny rugs.  Anybody else think these are just too cute?  I also have a few pincushion designs in mind.  I love working with wool felt so it will be a nice relief from cross stitching.

Blessings Upon You,
Barbara
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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

My Sentiments Exactly (finally there's someone else in my corner)😉

I think the above says it all.

Remember this....


I believe this was suppose to be finished last year and I decided that this year, dang it, I'm going to finish it.  I absolutely love the linen that I'm stitching this on and since you can't get it anymore, I'm determined that it won't go to waste.  The linen is by Maureen Appleton of The Heart's Content that she dyed by all natural ingredients....veggies and such so that gives me a boost to finish it.

Here's a picture of my two little rugrats driving around in Little John's Jaguar.  Zane is having a ball.


Would you believe this little car has a radio in it and the doors open just like a real car.  Zane has decided that he's tired of crawling and has taken his first steps.  He thinks he's pretty neat and he just idolizes Little John.  He keeps following him around and some times Little John gets tired of it.  LOL Oh those pesty little brothers!

Have a great week!
Blessings, Barbara

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Um....does anyone else find this pincushion as disturbing as I do?




Happy Halloween  #clipart:



Monday, October 15, 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018



P.S.  The Bent Creek design I started went to the trash.  One word.....BORING!!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

A finish

I hope everyone's week has been good so far.  I'm really worried about those in the pan handle of Florida.  I have a reader who lives outside of Tallahassee and I haven't heard from her in 2 days so I'm a little worried.  I received an email from another reader who has Mary's phone number and she hasn't been able to get in touch with her.  I know that there is so much destruction there that it will be weeks before they get electricity but that doesn't stop me from worrying.  I heard that one little town was wiped completely off the map.  Unless you have gone thru one of these storms, it's hard to describe the fear and anxiety that you live with.  Let's all say a prayer for those in need.

I do have a finished to share with you.  It's another Blackbird design that's done in one color.  For some reason I've been attached to this type for the moment.  This one is called "Autumn Silhouette" and I stitched it in another DMC Variations thread 4522.  One thing I'd like to add about this pattern....I absolutely hated stitching the border.




I've started a new project and it's another older pattern.  "Quaker Home" by Bent Creek.  I'm stitching it on 30ct. Dover Linen with the recommended DMC threads.  Here's what the pattern looks like.  I know it looks like it's stitched in shades of blue and green but they are actually browns and greys.  I'm not planning on framing mine but making it into a stand up.  We'll see just how it looks when I'm finished.

Quaker Home - Let Your Lives Speak - Cross Stitch Pattern

Halloween is coming up soon so I thought I'd start celebrating early.


Blessings, Barbara