Much love to All.

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
 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

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
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.


Vickie said...

Cindy the ornament you made for your daughter is lovely. The Christmas ornament is precious!

Mary said...

Your ornaments are so pretty and I love the way you finished them.

Robin in Virginia said...

Both ornaments are lovely. I like the red/white cording you used on the Gingerbread House one. Thank you for the info about both shops and the retreats.

Carol said...

Such a pretty spring ornament... My oldest was born in March, too, and I always think of spring on his birthday each year :)

Love the gingerbread finish with the little button--it looks perfect, Cindy! And I'm so glad you found a local fabric store--I know you had wonderful sources when you lived up north. You got some very pretty material!

Susan Lankford said...

Hi Cindy...Love your ornaments...and love the way you finish! I have enjoyed watching you on Flosstube...if only we had sweet little shops like yours in So Cal....and with retreats, too! Awesome!

Annie said...

Your ornaments are so beautifully finished. You'll enjoy those forever.

Wow.. you really went to town with the fabric shop. I see a gorgeous bag in your future.

And I agree.. the real fabric shops have so many more nice choices. We used to have so many fabric shops in this are when home sewing was something almost everyone die. Very few now.

Justine said...

Two beautiful finishes Cindy. I love how you placed the button on Gingerbread House, it's perfect there.

Gorgeous fabrics and I'm jealous of your US stitching retreats! They sound like lots of fun.

Andrea said...

Wonderful ornaments. Great fabrics that you have chosen. Have fun on your stitching retreat.

Penny said...

You have some beautiful finishes, Cindy! And I'm afraid that I do love fabric, too. : ) I love the pieces you chose! I'll have to check out the Floss Tube videos you listed. I watched your first one and loved it.

Brigitte said...

The ornaments you made are wonderful. Particularly the one for your daughter is just darling. And wow, such a great fabric haul. I also love buying fabric but rarely ever have the chance because here the shops usually don't sell fat quarters.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love your finishes Cindy. I'm also on Flosstube - Stitchinbythelake. I just subscribed so I'll look forward to watching. blessings, marlene