Sharing my life and love of cross stitch. Thoughts about this and that.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Pam Kellogg Flowers and Insects Freebie

Tea Towel Borders
For Charles Craft White 14-count Aida Banded Huck Towels, 15”x25”

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

More Prairie Schooler Stitching

Where There Are Bees
Prairie Schooler Bk 194
Fabric: 16ct White Aida
Size: 2-7/8" x 2-15/16"
Floss: DMC as charted - 2 strands
Stitching Competed: April 2014
(The scanned and digitized colors are MUCH brighter than the rather subdued
pallet this chart and Rabbit Run both call for)

 Prairie Schooler MiniCard Pack E
Fabric: 16ct White Aida
Sizes: 2" x 2-1/2" and 1-3/4" x 2-3/4"
Floss: DMC 3371 and a brighter orange than charted
Stitching Completed March 2014

Actually, Halloween stitching is something I don't particularly care f or, so these are for my Daughter.  Last year she added a new tree to her 12+ decorated Christmas Tree ensemble: It's Orange, which she decorated with hot pink and black ornaments. I figure she can add these Halloween Ornies to the black ones for Halloween, which she loves to decorate for as well. Not my style but it suits her. :D  In addition to a traditional Christmas Tree, she has a Shoe Tree, a Santa Clause Tree, a tree with red ornies, a tree with mostly blue ornies, her largest tree is in white with white, clear, crystal or silver ornaments. etc.  After a couple of decades she removed all the 1" or 1-1/2: cross stitched ornies I made for her dorm room a couple of decards ago. She's replaced them with little snowmen. Must admit that after she left home, I don't specifically decorate for Christmas, which is why she has all the clear and crystal like ornies. :D

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Current WIP and A Finish

 Deer in Trees
Permin Freebie
Fabric: 18-Ct White Aida
Size:  30w x 40h (1-11/16" x 2-1/4")
Floss: DMC as charted / 1 strand

 Prairie Schooler - Bk 164 - OCTOBER
Fabric: 16ct White Aida
Size: 4-7/8" x 5"
Floss: DMC as charted / 2 strands
Stitching Complete: May, 2014

So far every time I scan PS Rabbit Run and Where There are Bees, my scanner automatically converts them into a .pdf document instead of a .jpg even though I've changed those settings several times. Any ideas? I've got a Cannon MX452. Thanks!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

New Freebie Links

Rather than create a new post each time, I've just been adding additional freebies to the one originally the end of May.

 Newest Permin Freebie - Lovely small bouquet for card insert. (44wx46h) When I visit that site the first time I go there I get an error message, but when I click on the reload icon, it goes to the correct link  The deer in forest freebie from a few weeks ago is no longer available, but I am currently stitching it. When I get the scanner firgured out, I'll post a pic - along with several other projects I've completed this spring.

Stitch Along Sampler  - from Blackbird Designs; Description on May 1st entry; Chart linked linked on the 4th entry. Click on "Here." Thread suggestions on following entries.

GARDEN STAR - from Cross-Eyed Cricket

Viola's Garden - a wide variety of freebies for novice to experienced stitchers.