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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Did You Miss Me Much??

Sorry for being gone for so long but here I am and I have some things to share. I have been so swept up by the videos on flosstube (Youtube) I haven't watched TV or even been on Facebook like I usually am.  The videos make you feel like someone else is there stitching with you even though they aren't stitching but sharing their wips, finishes and stash haul. I have taken the plunge myself and now have a video out there, www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0YdvGLKKs4   Since I made this first video I have done some research and watched a very good tutorial on making videos so I promise my next one will be much better. Ok on with some finds and pictures.
 You are probably wondering "What's so special about these grime guards?" Well they are actually steering wheel covers from the dollar store, they fit a 10" hoop and up to an 11" x 11" q-snap. I got these and another one that I'm using for $1 each. What a great Facebook find. Ok wips are next, here is where I am on my chart "The Walking Dead"
Here is where I left off with "The Game of Thones"
I have a few new starts and the first one is The Hogwarts Crest, stitched on 18ct white Aida,
Note the grime guard
the next one is "A Bump in the Night" from the 2015 Halloween issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine and is being stitched on 32 ct Belfast linen- Limestone.
 The last new start I have is "Cross Eyed Cat" from Not Forgotten Farms stitched on 14ct DMC Marbled Aida

That's all I have to share today, so I will go now and make some more wonderful little xxs, so I'll have more to share next time. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

First Update for June

I titled this post that because I really couldn't think of another title, but it is true there will be more post this month. I am so happy that summer has finally arrived here in VA and I mean it came in with a bang! We have had about four or five days in the 80s, but I'm not complaining it took forever to get warm. I have a couple of pictures of a piece I saw on Facebook that is just fa-nominal!

This is stitched by a young lady from Belgium by the name of Andrea De Wael. She doesn't state in the post about the size of the fabric other than it may be 14 or 16 threads so I'm guessing this is Aida fabric. I don't know how many designs are on this one piece of fabric but they are all Little House Needleworks Designs and she stitched the ones she liked. I thought this was amazing and just had to share it. Okay now for my updates.  I have still been working on my cloudsfactory "Game of Thrones Banner & Houses" and this is my progress.
Once I finish the last castle in this section I may put this one aside for a little and work on something different. I saw another set of designs also on Facebook and I had to have them, they are The Hogwarts Crest and the crest of each of the four schools.
 I got the charts for these from The World In Stitches and they are designed by Colleen Carrington. You just scroll down until you see the crest  on the blog. After finding these wonderful charts for my husband's and daughter's favorite show and movie I wanted something that I liked too so I looked up "The Walking Dead" and found this one from Pixelsinstitches. I just love these characters there is Rick, Carl, Glenn, Maggie, Beth & Judith, Daryl, Carol, Hershel and of course Michonne.
And they actually look like people with legs and bodies. So cute!  Last but not least I finally received my set of new coloris flosses from Stitchy Box  these are by DMC.

It's 24 skeins in the set and I'm excited to try some of them out. That being said I'm going to make some beautiful little xxs. See you next time and thanks for visiting.