Much love to All.

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.


Alissa said...

I LOVE your pumpkin displays!!!!!!!!!!!

Annie said...

My goodness you are one busy stitcher! Lots of gorgeousness here. Congrats on your fair winnings. Well deserved!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, so much great stitching and finishing to see. I love the autumn piece by Chatelaine, and your display is just awesome.
Congratulations on being so successful with your pieces at the fair.
These vegetables from your garden are so plenty, you are so lucky that you can eat them each day.

Justine said...

Congratulations on your ribbons! Those county fairs sound like lots of fun. You have finished some gorgeous things this month. I really like the way you displayed your stitching on the pumpkin plate.

Marilyn said...

What great finishes.
Love the Pumpkin Wagon.
Congrats on your ribbons from the fair!

Mary said...

What a great post!! Congrats on your fair ribbons, they are all lovely. Great finish on your Chatelaine autumnn piece and what a lovely gift your received, the finishing is perfect, hearts are so difficult to sew. Mary

Vickie said...

Congratulations on your fair ribbons Cindy! I entered our State Fair once and won First and Second place ribbons. My proud mama is still telling people about it! ;)

Robin in Virginia said...

What a fun filled post to read this morning, Cindy! All your finishes are super and I really like your harvest display. What a lovely nautical heart piece you received! Well done on entering your county fair and on your ribbons!

Von said...

Congrats on your fair prizes! Really enjoying seeing your harvest decorations. :)

Mii Stitch said...

Congrats on the fair ribbons, this is a nice rewarding feeling knowing your stitched models have been admired and appreciated.
Great finishes too!

Lillie said...

Congrats on your win! Beautiful stitching and great finishes. What a wonderful harvest from your garden, enjoy!

Natureluvr57 said...

Congratulations on your ribbons. I agree Silvia has awesome videos too.