Much love to All.

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