Much love to All.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Merry Christmas and 2017 review

 Merry Christmas with love
From the JCS 2015 issue
Done on 28 ct Jobelan thyme
Added petite treasure braid silver for bicycle 
I did all of the lettering in red

 Peace from the JCS 2013 issue
By blackbird designs
Done on 32 ct queens Annes lace Jobelan
Trimmed the dove and lettering
In silver petite treasure braid
Switched the colors on the house
A beautiful piece to stitch.

 Fa la la by lizzie kate
Done two different ways
One done on a scrap linen
And one on 18 ct chalk 
And added mill hill beads

 My gift to you is a freebie
By La de da
Done on a scrap linen
 From the Prairie schooler book 147
Old Mcdonald
I did just the pig.  I did back
Stitch to make him pop.
 From the summer house series
IKL is completed 
Hanging on my wall in a hoop.
 From the JCS 2017 Issue
From hands on designs. JOY
This was done on spring from
Picture this plus
I changed the colors to red, white, and gold
This was my 65th finish of the year.
Since I was born in 1965,  that will be
My last finish of the year.
May monthly chalk series by hands on designs
Done on 32 ct slate linen
Fabrics by Stephanie

It has been an amazng year.  I never stitched
And completed 65 pieces in one year.
I added 27 ornaments to my tree.
I gave away 12 cross stitch pieces
Only 2 were professionally framed.
63 pieces finished by me.
I did my first chatelaine
My first large mill hill kit
My first county fair
My first stitching retreat
Started my first heaven and earth design
Started my first Mirabilia
My first time stitching in a hoop,
In a frame, in a spring hoop and a qsnap
I stitch a lot in hand still.

I had some great trips and memories this year.
2018 will be amazing.

To all who viewed my blog I want
To wish you a merry Christmas and
A blessed new year.  Enjoy time with
Family and friends.  Reflect on
The good and positive things.  I
Appreciate each and every one of you.

If you want more details you can watch
My flosstube video here

Until next year,
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.