Thank You

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, March 19, 2017

A wedding gift - Sparkle and shine

 The Pattern is by Little House Needleworks
Quaker Birds
The Linen I used it Babbling Brook Jobelan
28Ct.
I changed the metallic thread to DMC
Silver.  I stitched the
first gold heart in metallic gold
and I did not like how it looked.
 I added swarovski crystals in
the plant holder.

 It is one of the
most beautiful pieces I have ever made. 
When the sun hits it, it sparkles like little diamonds.

 I did not
like the last ornament i made and
it did  not represent the work i do.
I looked through my stash and
decided i would do this piece.
We are our hardest critic arent we.

This piece screams wedding.  The 
finishing details jus complete this piece. 
 I am now proud to send this gift
out.  I decided i would send it for 
her bridal shower and not the 
wedding.  

The trim is done with pearls and tulle.
It matches just beautifully
 On the back there is a charm that says
Made with love.
The designing process to finish a piece.
I pulled different trims and ribbons 
and then slowly I decided what i thought
would look best.

I hope this gives someone ideas on a wedding
piece.

There will be a video showing the piece
in about  week showing the details.
Sometimes the photos just cannot pick up 
the sparkle.

YouTube video will be under
Cindys cross stich.

I hope everyone is having an awesome weekend.
Happy stitching.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

March Finishes

Hello Stitchers.  I hope everyone is
having an awesome stitching weekend.
I finished this Shamrock piece for a
woman i work with.  Her birthday is
March 17.  The pattern is from lizzie
Kate.  The fabric on the back is 
what the piece is sitting on.  Finished
with purple chenille trim to match
the purple in the hat.
 Hope by Lizzie Kate.  I was able
to find Anchors on the red
ribbon which match perfectly.
I made the red and white cording
to match.  This now is displayed in
my Americana room.
 Winter.  Now we had some
flurries here in TN on Friday.
March comes in like a Lion and out
like a Lamb.  This piece is now
added to the ornament collection.
 I purchased some needle minders and a
needle box.  These are little pieces of
art and i just had to share them with
you.  Her shop is on Etsy and she does 
amazing work.


 The first time in my life i have purchased
a full set of DMC.  Joanns had them on sale
3 for .99.  I also had a 25% off the whole
order coupon.  I earned a 150 gift
card from work.  I still have 20 dollars
left on that card.  I just love a bargain.
Only a stitcher could understand this
excitement.
These guys were walking with me at the
park.  I hope everone is having a great
stitching weekend.

Videos to watch on YouTube

Flosstube recommendations:
Marlene at stitchingbythe lake

Stitchblisscorner- Mary Rose does an
amazing job on giving stitching history.
If you have not watched her videos you
are missing out.  I could listen to her for
hours.

If you want more details on this past week 
of my stitching, you can watch my video on
YouTube under Cindys cross stitch.  A video
gives so much more detail.

Happy Stitching Everyone


Monday, February 27, 2017

Spring is almost here - and a cross stitch retreat

 Hello stitchers.  I hope eveyone had a
great stitching weekend.  The first
piece i made is for my oldest daughters
27th birthday.  Her birthday is in March
and it always reminds me spring is on its
way.  I added some mill hill beads and
a charm.
 Gingerbread house was such a
nice stitch.  I had the gingerbread
fabric to match.  The button can
be added on the house but I put
it on the top to add a different
finish.  I also added the red and
white piping that looks like peppermint.
I am delighted to add this to my christmas
ornament box.

Does anyone like fabric like i do? 
  I found an amazing fabric store in Sevierville,
TN, about 10 minutes from my cross stitch 
store Dixie Darling in Pigeon Forge. 
 I had an amazing shopping 
day.  I am going to post at
the bottom their business cards. 
 If you are ever in the area, both 
have to be on your shopping list.
I am going to be attending my first stitching
 retreat in May in
Sevierville, TN.   I will list the site for
 stitching retreats.
Very reasonably priced.  I hope to meet some 
of you someday.
The chocholate strawberry fabric
 i picked out for a project
bag.  My sister Cheryl is going to  
make the bag for me
so i picked out the faric. 
 Strawberrys and chocolate, my
favorite.
 The Fabric store is The Cherry Pit.
  Its an amazing fabric store.
I stocked up.  The box stores just do not have
 the quality of a fabric store.

 The upper right is flannel fabric, so soft and just gorgeous.
I got a large charm pack and a small,  the fabrics in these
packs are gorgeous,  If you have access to purchase these
I highly recommend these.  The names are on them.



For cross stitch retreats, you can call Katrina
at 865-654-1883 or you can go to her
website at www.cross-stitchretreats.com

If you have not viewed any videos on
YouTube called Floss Tube, I highly 
recommend it.  I have learned so much.
My videos are posted there under
Cindys cross stitch

Others I recommend is:
The twisted stitcher
Halfstitch cross stitch
Blitstitch
Yvonne- Night owl Stitcher
Pip Stitch
Stitcher Moose,  he will make you laugh.

There are so many out there with different 
stitching styles.  

Happy stitching everyone.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Flosstube video #1 part 2


Floss tube video #1


Snowmen fit right in

 It's a snowmans favorite time of year.
Some areas of the country have been
snowed in.  I finally found the perfect frame
for the snowman from the Just Cross stitch
ornament issue 2016.  the white frame
really made it pop.  He is proudly
displayed on the display ironing board.

 this piece is from JBW Designs
this is an ornament made for a wedding
I will attend in June.
Done on 4oct over one.
My sister ordered a dmc  holder from
Amazon.  the name is AKRO-Mils
I thought someone might want this for storage
and she said it is reasonably priced.
I will hold back from this purchase for now.
I hope everyone is getting a lot of stitching in
with the weather being cold in most areas.
I have joined Floss Tube and have posted
my first 2 videos.  Stop by and say hello.  It's
nice to see other stitchers in person.
The two videos are posted above.  If you
want to watch on a larger screen, go to
YouTube and do a search
Cindy's cross stitch
Happy stitching

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

last post for January

 Snow place 2 by CCN
These colors make me smile.
A delight to stitch.
I finished 4 pieces this month.
January went really quick.
I can't wait for spring.

Snow place 1 and 2

I finally finished brittercup
into an ornament.  my love for
animals is why I did this piece.
the dogs in my life, Snoopy( my dogs name),
Duke,  Boomer, Buddy, and Mongo AKA Moo.
our furry family members -  true
unconditional love. God gave us
animals for a reason.
When finishing my pieces Giorgio
said it best.  Happy stitching everyone.
Here comes February.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Snow place

 Snow place 1 by CCN
I just adore the colors in this piece
I changed the snow flake colors and
omitted the tree.  my version.
aquas and blues are my favorite colors
this is displayed by my fireplace.


I hope everyone is embracing the new year.
A new president for those of us in the
United States of America.
A positive outlook for the coming year.
lots of stitching is planned for the coming year.
Happy stitching
I added trim, looks more polished 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

First finish of the year

 My first finish of the year.
LHN N pole express
this piece is so adorable.
I changed it a little bit.
The polar bear is so cute.
It is hanging by my fireplace.

I took down my tree yesterday.
It is like putting friends away for the year.
You can see them comfy in their box.
Does anyone feel a bit of sadness taking down the tree?
or is it just me?
I keep them under my bed with care.
the tree goes in the garage.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year 2017

 The ornament was received before Christmas 
From Lee.  The finishing of this piece is something 
I want to do next year.  Thank you Lee.   This bird
is hanging on my tree. 
 I was thinking about the past year.  So many
changes and new beginnings.  To pick one special 
moment of the year was hard.  Below are pictures I
took at the park between Christmas and New Year's. 
The photos were taken with just my cell phone.
You can clearly see the ray of light in each picture. 
I did feel like someone was with me and visiting me.
I did figure of who it was and the lesson I learned.
My sharing these photos is so that people  will be open
to see the ray of light around them.  Our loved ones 
are always with us. 
 This photo was taken at one of my favorite houses.
I just adore Tudor homes.
 The Green orbs of light are on the right.

 On the right you can see more of the red orbs.
can you see anything else in the picture.?
This picture was taken in my backyard 
Some of my favorite colors of the sky.
HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE. 
Thank you for visiting.  Blessings to 
everyone for a great new year.
each comment  is read and appreciated .
Happy stitching everyone.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas is almost here

Lizzie kate
left snow off.



I have done this piece before. 
I framed it and it is in my sunroom .

Blessings,
I couldnt post this on the last post due to
camera issues.


From Carol at  Stitching Dreams
Beautifully finished and hanging
on my tree.    Thank you Carol.
the wrapping paper is in the background. 
She sent a ton of goodies.
This is the piece I made for  Carol.
the trimming is made of alpaca and wool trim.


The sunsets from the week.   So pretty.

Updated pictures of the tree.  I added a few pieces. 

My christmas card for this year.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Enjoy the holidays everyone.