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To all of my vistors. It is a joy to share my stitching. Anyone who leaves a comment has truly made me smile. Each comment is read and it is greatly appreciated. Happy Stitching.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

My first Chatelaine, My first county Fair and more

 My first Chatelaine by Martina
Autumn Scarecrow
This was a freebie but was taken down,
you can still purchase the pattern at 
Chatelaine website.
I learned the Rhodes stitch both small and
large.  The gold beads are so pretty.
I started small and will be moving on
to larger pieces.  Martina still has
a couple of freebie patterns on her
website to download.  This was my
first PDF file.
This piece was laced on the back
and mounted with magnets.  The
pumpking plate is metal.  Inspiration
from Priscilla.

 Detail of the border
 My first county fair
You are only allowed to enter one
piece in three different catagories.
I won two first place ribbons and one
third place ribbon.  I do encourage
people to enter their pieces to
show cross stitch and what can
be done these days.    The local
county fairs have some amazing
talent.  If you want more details
on the fair you can watch my
Youtube video under flosstube:
Cindy's cross stitch #19

 Gifts i sent to other stitchers
A Rose is a Rose is a Rose by
La D Da, a freebie you can print from
the website.

The pansy was stitch from a book
called The Cross-stitch Garden by
Kazuko Aoki


 pattern by 
Summer house stitch workes
number 7 
Fragments in time
The colors in this piece are so
pretty.

 Another pattern by Summer house
stitche workes
Fragements in time
Celebrating sampler motifs
#1
This has the full alphabet.
I will be finishing each piece in
hoop.  I am waiting to get a 5 inch hoop
this is displayed in a 6 in hoop.
 A super quick piece
Mill hill kit.
This only took a couple of
hours to do.  it is a
magnet  Who doesnt
like a candy apple.
 The wagon display was
purchased at hobby lobby.
Autumn harvest was stitched
from Punch needle & primitive
stitcher magazine fall issue 2017.
I highly recommend the magazine.
You can also purchase the magazine 
as a download.
 My Fall display
 I am still getting produce from the
garden.


 A beautiful gift received from
Silvia.  She has  flosstube videos
under Beckisland.   I highly recommend
her videos.  This is my favorite
shape, favorite color and nautical,
i couldn't ask for anymore.  Thank you
my dear friend.
This picture was taken from my front garden
two days ago.  A beautitul butterfly.

I cannot believe we are in October.

If you want more details on these pieces,
you can watch on youtube under:
Flosstube Cindy's cross sttich #20

I hope everyone is having a great
October.

Happy stitching.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

My first Mill Hill bead kit

 This is my first Mill Bead kit.
Chickadees.  I purchased the mill Hill
frame but the frame left to much of the
perforated paper.  I trimmed it down to one
row of paper.  I mounted it to sticky 
paper for cross stitch and then glued it to
red Mat Board.  So it has a nice red
trim.  Love the kit and have always 
enjoyed working with beads.
 I belong to the Just another
Button montly club.  This past
month was one of my favorite colors
and free was a chart by Kathy Habermann
of Hands on Designs.  I adore all the
buttons and the fish match the "Seas the
Day" design i recently did.  So cool a matching
set.

 My son Chris came for a visit this
past Labor Day weekend and he 
bought his cross stitch with him.
This is the winter design and he is
almost done.  Looks great.  He is back
in college getting his Masters Degree so
he hasnt been stitching as much.
 These are the Sunflowers in my front yard.
The ones in the back are long gone.
I planted these much later.  I look out
my work window and i have this amazing
view.  The colors were so pretty.  Each
day watching all the birds, bees and even
a humming bird visit the flowers was
so fun to watch.

 Hot peppers all in bloom
A pretty orange butterfly on my Marigold plant.

We are in September and still cannot 
believe Fall is almost here.

September is my favorite month of the year.
Summer is my favorite season.

Happy stitching everyong.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Prairie Schooler Santa & more

 The 2017 Prairie schooler santa.
The simplicity and elegance of the
designs just make me smile.
I stitched on a random linen.  I left
off the border and north pole.  I
added a silver compass charm
instead of stitching it.  I added
gold petite treasure braid on the collar
This piece is just a delightful piece
 I found three polar bears that will be
used in a display at christmas

 I stitched three pieces from the
book: Sea, sand and cross stitch by
Anna Field.  Thank you Andrea
for your post about this book.  I just
love the ocean and these designs.



 Finished on a wooden star.
I attached it with magnets
This piece is just a delight
and can be displayed in
my Americana bedroom
as well as my sunroom which
has a beach theme.
 Simple but beautifully framed.
 The garden is still producing a lot
of produce.  I make fresh V8
juices in my juicer.


 At one of the parks i walk in
 This golden finch was eating from 
the sunflower and i was able to get a
picture.


I havent had blueberry crepes in almost
two years.  absolutely delicious, with 
fresh lemon curd.

I cannot get over that we are in August.
I have noticed it getting darker earlier,  bahhh.
I am not a winter person, but i stitch the
most in the winter.

I hope everyone is enjoying this summer
I have fall thoughts on my mind and
cannot believe I will be in my house in
september for one year.  It seems time
is going so fast.

If you want to see more up close details on my pieces,
you can watch my youtube video under
Cindy's cross stitch #17.

Until we meet again, happy stitching everyone.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Christmas in July

 Lizzie Kate Summer Smalls
Bees and berries added.
I used random pieces of linen
that were given to me.  I do
not know the size or color.
I added mill hill beads to the
berries and changed the color.
On the Bees i changed the color
of the bees to yellow instead
of gold.


 His Gift by My Big Toe Designs
JCS ornament issue 2012, Page 80
Done on 28CT Picture this Plus
Alchemy
PTP is having christmas in 
July sale today, 25 percent off
all linen.  ONE DAY ONLY.
The silk threads in this piece
gorgeous.  added crystals in
the cross.  Sparkle and shine.
 This was a Freebie I received in 
the mail from a cross stitch order
This will be for my daugher for
christmas.  She has been to Paris
a couple of times.  This was
also done on Alchemy by PTP
 This pattern is from
Cross stitch mini Motifs Nature
by Susan Bates Book
Page 59.  I put together this 
design and made the cushion 
for a stitching sister. I
purchased a needlecase to
match.  She loves these tiny
treasures.  The cording
i made to match the bee
color.



 This was a thrift store find.
One Dollar( 1.00)
I just washed it and will figure
out how to finish it.  How
amazing is that.
 I feed my birds Black sunflower oil
seeds.  Look what grew under the
two bird feeders.  How amazing is
this.  I love Sunflowers and just
a gorgeous gift from the birds
thanking me for feeding them
all year.  God is good.


This is one day from the garden
The eggplant is the best i have ever
eaten in my life.  My sister gets
a bag or two a week of produce from
me.  Ahhh, yes.  Life is good.

I cannot believe we are heading into
August in a couple of days.  I hope
everyone is having an amazing summer.
Stop and take time to look at the beauty
around you.  It might be hot, but
all kinds of flowers, birds, gardens
and much more to notice.

Happy stitching everyone.