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Friday, May 17, 2013

And the winner is ..., pics of "Les Fleurs Chics" flowers in cross stitch & list of floss & fabric for new long design "Nantucket Village Series"

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And the winner is ......... Phyllis. Yeah!!. I will email her and get her address to mail out the pattern.
Thank you to all that left me a message, it is always fun hearing from you :>)
Here are some pics of the flowers from "Les Fleurs Chics" cross stitched instead of the wool applique.







And Toby wanted to say HI, he's sitting in a bowl on top of my charts


This is a little friend we found yesterday. She is nesting in a tree by the downstairs door.
I will take more pics daily and keep you posted :>)
I think I will call her "Molly"

If you are interested in stitching the new series that I am working on called" Nantucket Village Series" here is some info you will need.
The stitch count for the whole piece is 448 x 96
on 28ct it will measure 32 x 6.85. if a yard is ordered from them it measures 34" x 40" 
The 40" gives you 4 inches extra on each side for your design and that 34" length cut is half is plenty so you have enough fabric for 2 people from a yard :)
Floss List DMC
161
169
321
498
502
503
640
642
644
725
727
728
730
732
829
830
831
832
890
3371
ecru

I hope you join me on this project. I am stitching the 1st section and the first of the 5 scenes . I will keep you posted on my progress.
Have a great night
donna

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Taking names for a giveaway! Wool applique

Giveaway is for the pattern only and not the finished work :)

What another glorious day here. I just love waking up to the sound of the birds. I know they are singing praises to God. My daughter is going to get me a CD, sounds of nature with the songs of birds. Cant wait :>). (Late Mothers Day gift). I will have it playing on the porch all the time.
Well enough of my bird talk I have a giveaway for you and this one is for "Seaside Blue In Wool"
It is all wool applique but you could also applique with fabric by just adding a 1/4 inch around the pattern pieces for turning under. I will have the drawing on Friday so if you would like to please leave me a message and I will add your name to the hat for the drawing.
On my way to pick up hubby, tuck him away in bed and do some more stitching (after a little house work).
I will post more tomorrow, promise :>)
donna

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

2 new design for you to have a peek :>)

I hope you all had a great Mothers Day. I had mom visiting for the weekend and we watched some old black and white movies on AMC. It was fun but I did have to take hubby to the hospital again on Sunday so that took a few hours, he is still there but hopefully he will be home tomorrow.
But in my spare time I have been stitching and I just finished "Birds Of A Funky Feather #8"
I also made a "Simple Sampler" that I thought would be cute for the beginning stitcher that wants to start a Sampler collection. Sometimes SIMPLE is nice :>). I explain what some of the motifs mean and a little about samplers. Just basic cross stitching with a bit of straight stitching.
I will post again tomorrow and I will have a giveaway for "Seaside Blue In Wool" so check back to sign up then. Have a great day and it is beautiful here today. Thank you for reading my post, I will try to post more but sometimes life gets in the way (and stitching too). donna

Thursday, May 02, 2013

New design on the horizon.... take a look !!


I started this design 2 years ago just playing around and adding to it. You would never guess what it looked like in the beginning but I have finally finished tweaking it and here it is.........

I have missed my seaside themes that are very large (but you can stitch these segments separate if you like)
This is separated into 5 segments with the front and back extensions as a bonus. These segments do not pertain to a separate design that can be stitched alone but add to the overall finishing if you stitch it as one long piece.
The stitch count for the whole thing is 456 x 96. Each of the 5 sections have a stitch count of 64 x 96. If these sections are stitched separate on 16ct Aida or 32ct linen over 2 they measure 4 x 6 and fit great in a 5 x 7 frame. This is all the info I have for you at the moment as I am on a search for the perfect fabric that I want to use. Something not to small, easy on the eyes but it a great color that blends with my usual palette of floss.  I am on my way tomorrow to Celebration Of Needlework and I will be at the Yankee Cross Stitch booth with my models so if you are in the Nashua NH area stop by and see us. Have a great day and I just had to share this because I am so excited to stitch it as one long scene.
Have a great day
donna

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Hi everyone, my name is Donna. I just love stitching of all sorts, I also love antique, and book stores. I am married and I have 2 children, and 2 grandchildren :). My Christian faith is the foundation of my life, and has sustained me through the ups and downs of this journey. Keep spreading kindness so you can change the world. So glad you stopped by, leave me a message and I will stop by and visit you.