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.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Patriotic display, ornaments and helping a stitcher

 Patriotic Heart bowl display

 Three finishes.  Antioch tile by Arlene Cohen
2014 JCS ornament issue - Gingerbread house,
2014 JCS ornament issue, victoria sampler stocking

 I changed the hair to blonde.
 Herb Garden
 Sweet Peppers
 Hot Peppers
 My heart Strawberry
Moo in the water

I hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather.

I am reaching out to the stitching community.
I am paying it forward.  A lady reached out to me
on one of my videos.  She lost all of her things
including all of her stitching supplies.  She lost
her job and she lost her mom all at the same 
time.  When i lost everything, Carol from 
stitching dreams reached out to the community 
to have stitching supplies sent to me.  I will
never forget how touched i was to receive
packages from all over the world from stitchers
who reached into their stash and helped me.
I would like to do the same for this stitcher.
The stitching community is priceless.

If you are interested, please email me at and i will forward
her mailing address.  If you want to do a
post to spread the word and reach other
stitchers I will be more then happy to
give your her name and full address.
She has given me permission to do this.

I know the stitching community will come 
through for her.

Happy stitching.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Button hanger Finish and a new designer

 Christmas Chorus by Erica Michaels
2006 JCS ornament issue
Pg. 50  this was done on
36 Ct. Sand Edinburgh
I made the wire button hanger
with buttons.
There is a video deomonstration
on how to make this on 
my Flosstube Video #11
Cindy's Cross stitch on Youtube.
 This design is By Arlene Cohen
She has an Etsy store called
This is called Antioch Quilt block
She does PDF files and will also
mail the charts.  She does some
amazing work.  Her floss tube channel
is Called Arlene Cohen on Youtube.
 As i was stiching the pattern adding
each color changed the design.  You
can easily choose any finish for this
piece.  This will be made into
an ornament which i will show in
my next post.

 My son chris finished his first
cross stitch piece.  I will be framing
this for him.  We may have a new
stitcher in th community. 
 My salad garden in full bloom.
i pick from this every day.
 Moo came to stay with me for a week
while my sister went on vacation.
He loves me for sure.

Have a blessed memorial day weekend.
Happy stitching.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Buttons, Finishes, Finds, and a Retreat

 Where to begin.  I stiched this tiny piece to
put into my patriotic display.  Its just a 
snippet i pulled out of a pattern and
finished with the matching fabric.

 I joined a button of the month Club
I have never joined any monthly club
Just Another button company is the
monthly club I joined.  So I sat down one
day and played with my buttons.  I designed
The Grow hanging on my refrigerator.  the
stems and Grow were cross stitched and
added the buttons.  I finished with a satin
bow, which just brings the piece more
dimension.    I want to use my
buttons so i started playing with them.
Buttons Flowers, a button pillow and
in my next post a button hanger.
If you have any other ideas, let me
know.  Gotta love the buttons.

 The pattern is by Plum street Sampler
JCS ornament issue 2006
Page 50
A christmas stocking
It was done on 36 count Vintage Cedar plank
I did a flat finish

 I received the sweetest card from
Mary Rose of Stitchblisscorner on Youtube
The butterfly, the feather, the rose, and of
course the stitching needle all have a 
special meaning.  At some point i will frame
it.  thank you Mary Rose - its priceless
 From Elizabeth Andrus of Youtube.
This beautiful cross stitch ornament.
Elizabeth started an ornament a week
project, you can find her on Youtube.
She said I was the one that gave her
the inspiration to do this.   That is
one of the kindest things anyone
has ever said to me.  The cross
stitch community has the nicest
people I have the pleasure of 
 My brother in law redid my
fireplace with solid Oak wood.
It is now an electic fireplace
which I prefer.  I did not like
the propane fireplace.  On my
mantle and hangers are some
of the pieces I just received.
 This piece was something I picked
up at a thrift store.  I love my birds,
my feeders and watch my birds all the
time.  When i saw this piece.  I was just
in Awe.   I kept thinking how did this
end up in a thrift store. I thought about
the person who stitched it.  initials KR
1998.  Where they still alive or did they
pass on to our next journey.  I wondered
if any of my pieces would ever end up in
a thrift store.  I had to buy it.  Only 6.00
framed an all.  A bargain.  It hangs 
upbove my fireplace.  I admire it.  Its
beauty.  I bought another peice but
couldnt get a good picture with the lighting.
I will try another day.   My sister asked
why i was hanging up something i didn't stitch.
Only a stitcher could understand.
Has anyone else done this?
 This past Sunday we celebrated mothers day
early and went to The Biltmores in
Asheville, NC.  If you have never been there
it is quite the place to visit.  My sister,
my son and I.  The gardens 
were in full bloom.  I could live in that 
Garden.  dozens up dozens of different
roses alone.  I can't post all of the
picture here, but is you want an
amazing slide show with music it is
on my youtube channel under
Cindys cross stitch flosstube #9.
 Me and my son

 It you go to Asheville you cannot leave
without going to the chocolate lounge.
I dream about this place - honestly.

 my own garden in full bloom

 Dont they look busy
This is my lettuce Garden.  This picture was
taken today.  Yes, I can pick from this garden
already and it hasnt even been a month since
i planted it.  Its still amazes me when i see something
grow from seed.  Gods magic.

I will be attending  my first cross stitch retreat
this weekend in TN.

Happy stitching everyone

Thursday, April 27, 2017

California and some finishes

 This patttern is in the JCS 2014
ornament issue page 61.
Pattern by Ink Circles
I have always wanted to do
an ink circles piece.  This is a
full coverage piece.
Done on 32 ct gingerbread belfast linen
Stained glass mistletoe.
This pattern is just gorgeous.
I hope i insprie someone to do
this ornament.  It is just an amazing

 Noel from the JCS ornament issue
2008.  page 86.  stitched on 28ct
natural linen. by Prairie Moon
I have stitched this one before and
just missed it.  It will forever remind
me of my trip to San Diego.  I stitched
this on the plane, in the airport etc
and it was finished on my flight back.

 My son bought this on our trip and
i  hope i have a stitcher in the family.
I taught him how to stitch.  Maybe
a future stitcher.
 I sent my sister Cheryl this
fabric and she made me two
project bags.  They are just
gorgeous.  thank you Cheryl.

 Me and my son in San Diego
The ocean was just amazing.
This was a work trip and I had
such a great trip.  I tried to up
load more pictures but
blogger was not cooperating.
 My co-worker Angela and I

San Diego was just beautiful
A great place to visit.  I could
never live there, way to 
crowded for me.  The
weather was cold compared
to TN.  The ocean breeze and
smell of the salt water, I will miss
that.  It was an amazing trip.

I tried to upload more pictures
but blogger is giving me a hard time.
I just posted a video on Youtube.
Some amazing photos there.
Cindy's Cross stitch video #8
it you want to see more details 
of the pieces and trip.

I hope everyone is having a
great week.  Hard to believe May
is almost here.

Happys stitching