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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 
knowing.
 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
design.

 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

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Blessings and Happy Spring

 This piece is from the JCS
Ornament issues 2016
Christmas in Ohio
By The Workbasket Page 58
Done on 35 ct white linen by
Northern Cross from Belgium
Stitched with the suggested threads
Love the Caron Waterlilies silk
threads.  It you havent stitched with
this silk,  you are missing something
special.

 This is from the 2008 JCS
ornament issue.  Page 66
Gabrielle's Star by La de da
Done on 35 ct. Black linen
by Weeks Dye Works
This piece was a challenege 
but love the results.

 From the 2006 JCS ornament issues
Pear Tree By
Littlehouse needle works
Page 72
This was stitched on 28ct
Willow Lugana linen.
I changed the border to Cranberry.
I added Petite Treasure Braid
gold and it adds just the right
sparkle.


 Some of my Easter/Spring Displays


 The Roses started to Bloom today
Lots of buds on all of the bushes.

 I am in the process of setting up my
garden beds.  Lots of work
but the rewards will be amazing.



I hope everyone had a Blessed Easter.  It
was an amazing day here in TN.  The weather
was just perfect.  Spring is here and I just
adore this season.   I am going to San Diego
this week with my son.  Its my annual work
trip.  Please pray for safety and a smooth
trip.  I have not been on a flight since
my everything happened.  My left ear is still
messed up and I pray for no pain on the plane.

If you want more details on my pieces and what
purchases i have made, you can visit my
YouTube channel under
Cindy's cross stitch - Video #7

Flosstubers to watch:

Arlene- Cohen , She has some amazing
work and not only does she cross stitch,
she does other types of stitching.  Her work
is hard to put into words but its just
gorgeous.  Her channel name is Arlene Cohen.

Mary Rose at Stitchblisscorner, She teaches
history on cross stitch.   I have learned so much
from her videos.  

I hope eveyone has a blessed week.  
Happy Stitching.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Happy Spring

 From the JCS ornament issue 2013
Peace.  I changed some of the colors
Peace was done in a satin silver.
 I made a ribbon candy cross stitch
years ago.  I missed this piece, so i 
did another one.  On the right i combined
two different lizzie kate patterns to
make this summer piece.  I added black
cording and layered a purple chenille
onto top of the cording.  A double
layer trim.

 This is also from the 2013 JCS
ornament issue.  by CCN.
I added red and clear swarovski crystals

 A couple of years back i made
a couple of cross stitch necklaces.
I really wanted one again and
made this piece.  I used a rosebud,
Perfect for spring.
 Back from the framer.  The designer
is Satsuma.  Happy spring.
This framed piece is just
gorgeous.  It is really hard to
get a good picture due to the glare
from the glass.  It is now hanging
in my livingroom.


 My daughter  Alyssa was down
for a Visit to TN and also
stopped to see my son in SC.
I showed her all the sites to
see in TN.  It was a great time 
for both of us.
 Ducks at the park
 Turtles sunbathing at the park, so cool.
I made this piece for my sister Cheryl.
I forgot to post .  the pattern is by
Priarie Schooler.  Double
wedding ring.  

I hope everyone is having a great Spring.
The warmer weather is so nice.
Happy Stitching everyone.