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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.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Sunflower Manor by hands on Designs
Done on 16ct chalkboard Aida
Mounted on black foam core board 

 We celebrated dad's 75th birthday in fla
We had an awesome trip
 Me surviving TSA

 Homdmade cranberry sauce
 Thank you Andrea from The craft room
Just gorgeous.  So honored to have this treasure.

80 percent off at Hobby Lobby under 25 dollars

If you want more details you can watch
My youtube video

Happy thanksgiving everyone

Friday, October 27, 2017

Sunflowers and Fall

Sunflower Manor by Hands on Designs
Done on 32 ct linen Slate
Fabrics by Stephanie
This is an amazing design and beautiful fall
 By Summer House  designs
sampler motifs
done on 30 ct wren
finished in a 5 inch hoop.
Love the hoop finish on
these.  I am doing the whole

 Fabric pumpkins
I will include a link for the
tutorials.  super cute.
I am thinking of doing
some nautical and
patriotic pumpkins.

 My Fall display
This sunflower just bloomed the other day.
This is the second batch of sunflowers
that bloomed from the seeds i feed my
birds.  How awesome is that.  

Link for Fabric pumpkins

My Flosstube video for more detail on these projects

Happy Fall everyone.

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

 Another pattern by Summer house
stitche workes
Fragements in time
Celebrating sampler motifs
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

 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

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

 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

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.