Saturday, April 21, 2018

Bless Our Home Wreath

 Good morning!
This blue truck filled with daisies was the reason for starting the #pcblessourhome stitch a long from our You Tube channel .. I saw this truck online and knew I had to have it and stitch something to go with it!
 No ...Calvin isn't friendlier ..he just knows if he hangs around me I give him kitty treats :)
 This truck came from Big Lots .. I think I had been there one time in my life until I had to go and get Chelsea and I these trucks .. then we searched for a chart with daisies and Country Cottage Needleworks had this cute Bless Our Home Chart .. I added some yellow to my flowers and it's amazing!
 Of course the dog got stitched in Ronnie colors..I wired the truck to the wreath .. mounted the stitching on sticky board and mounted red gingham on sticky board ..made 2 bows with red, yellow and blue gingham ..and added some sprigs of daisies.. It will be perfect for summer to hang on the basement door in my kitchen!
 It is adorable and only took a week to stitch up!
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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Chickafying The Chalkboard

 Happy Thursday!
This week is just flying by! The chalkboard in the kitchen needed to be debunnied ...so it got chickifyed today!

 Mama and baby out frolicking in the daisies! Too bad we still have snow and cold here! I look at last years photos and I had daffodils blooming ...not this year!

 This chalkboard I made from a garage sale frame ...had wood cut to fit and painted it with chalkboard paint..It gets changed out for the seasons and holidays..it hgangs on the wall into the kitchen from the family room
This photo is just to prove Calvin isn't glued to the table :)
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A Stitchy Update 4-18-18

 Good Morning!
I thought I would show you the projects I am currently stitching! Bless Our Home from Country Cottage Needleworks for our stitch a long from our Flosstube #pcblessourhome..Come stitch with us if you haven't already joined up! I am adding yellow to the design and also changed up the floss colors.
My main focus is the new farm for the Chalk On The Farm series ..my chalkboard to cross stitch collaboration with Hands on Design and me ! Look at Those COLORS! It is so amazing and I can't wait for you to see it! I have been stitching it for 8 days and I am almost 3/4 of the way finished .. 
 for Santa Sundays #santasundayxs the Tree Farm from White Christmas ..Hands On Design . I am adding a little red to the designs ..
 October 31st from With Thy Needle and Thread .. finally this week we found the cover page .. It was under the coffee table in the living room .. #naughtycat :) and this is for #witchywednesdayxs
 The Spring ABC's from Little House Needleworks .. can't wait to get this finished and up on the shutter in my kitchen!
this is the face I get when I say no more snacks...
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Monday, April 16, 2018

A Tray Full Of Chickens and Daisies

 Good morning!
Remember those Prairie Schooler chickens I stitched from the Welcome Spring chart ? Yesterday I decided it was time to debunny the tiered tray and fill it with chickens and daisies.. so I finished up those 2 chickens and into the tray they went! I have a couple other small chicken pieces that I will hopefully stitch and add to the tray ..
 I finished them on sticky board ( of Course) and used more sticky board for the black gingham .. I added some burlap lace ribbon to the bottom ..and they are perfect !


 I have lots of vintage chickens in bright colors to mix with all the black .. black gingham ribbons and black floral ribbon are all in the tray ..
 A chalkboard front and center with some greenery ..

 aren't they just the cutest!
 the tray is filled all the way around .. with more chickens and daisies ..
 Black and white checks are my favorite ... throw in some daisies and chickens and it couldn't be better! What could be better is it was not snowing here in Illinois on April 16 !
Of course Ronnie had to make an appearance 
and that means the #meanestcatinamerica couldn't be left out!
 So that is it from me for today .. Hope you have a great week!

This weeks You Tube video ..


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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Chickens in a Truck on the Mantel

 Good morning! I changed up the mantel this morning .. It was time to get rid of the bunnies and carrots..so chickens have taken over ...along with a cat ..that thinks he should be in all the pictures .
 And we all know that that's Ronnie's job :) he even has the head tilt going .. Must be studying Ronnie's pictures ..
 anyway ..I loaded up the truck with a bunch of Chelsea's chickens ...wrapped it in a daisy garland ..and a new chalkboard is up!
 I added some black floral ribbon to the lanterns...some black gingham ribbon to the chicken wire, daisies and pink blossoms garlands..blue mason jars , a basket of eggs and some vintage chickens were also added ..

 a little chalkboard hanging from the vintage fence piece .. and thanks so much for stopping by!
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Monday, April 9, 2018

Daisies and A Bunny!

 Good morning friends! Happy Monday !
I finished stitching Basketful of Spring from With Thy Needle and Thread yesterday and finished it up this morning!
 I had this ornate galvanized piece that I was using for another With Thy Needle piece SpringTime Social .. I only used it for that design and since there is already a summer basket and I am hoping a fall and winter basket this stand will get more use :) I will need to figure out a new way to display Springtime Social.. Using magnets I can switch things out with no problem! 

 I did some substitutions of colors and flosses and everything I used is shown above.. I used 28 count tea/coffee dyed evenweave.. mounted the piece on sticky board and then mounted the backing fabric on stocky board.. I made the bow from blue homespun ...dark red striped ribbon and daisy trim .. I added a cluster of daisies to the top. When I was a child my Mom made a lot of my clothes and I remember this daisy trim being on a lot of them:)
The bow is also attached with a magnet so I can add a new one for each season ..
 This design is so adorable ... so many little details you can't see in the photos..
 Love that little scoop with the chicks in it :)
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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Oh What Fun!

Happy Saturday friends!
 What a fun day we had yesterday! This was my first time meeting Cathy from Hands On Design in person! Three series of charts all done by phone and email! Cathy is teaching a class today at Inspired Needle in Lemont Illinois , so last night there was a little meet and greet at the shop.. and we were there!
 so fun meeting her and so many of our Instagram friends and Floss Tube viewers! We loved it ! Thanks you Cathy from Inspired Needle for inviting us! We also met Beth from Summer House Stitche Works .. Just seeing all the stitched models was amazing ! So many of the chalk designs all together stitched was just awesome!

Cathy did a Facebook Live video on the Hands On Design page ..
Our first stop yesterday was at Tomorrows Heirlooms in Glen Ellyn Illinois .. it was also a wonderful shop..The owner told us that they were receiving a big shipment of wordplay charts from With Thy Needle and Thread ..She did confirm with me that she has them so if you are looking for them she does ship .. here is the phone number and email for the shop...
630-790-1660
tomheir@aol.com.. hope some of you that are looking for these charts can get them ..and tell them we sent you!
This weeks Floss Tube video ..