These cross stitch patterns began as a suggestion from the never ending idea fountain that comes out of my son’s head. I saw people wearing “I’m vaccinated” buttons, and I figured if we can’t have lollipops because we didn’t cry during our shot we could have a sign or a button, and combine our celebration with other holidays.
The shamrocks were stitched on 28 count Morning Dew Jobelan from Wichelt over two threads. The hearts were stitched on 14 count Silver Aida from DMC/Charles Craft. These patterns would also go well on 18 or 22 count fabric and made into pins. I mounted my finished pieces on a 4” square canvas and painted an easel black in order to display.
This pattern began as I was trying to distill what I wanted to say to those I loved in as few words as possible. Since I stitch most of my patterns at least twice, I framed the first one and set it on my husband’s nightstand. The second stitching, which is featured on the pattern, I mounted on a piece of stained pine so it looks like a postcard. I stitched the third one on 18 count fabric so it could fit in this tin envelope I found at JoAnns.
A combination of requests from stitchers for some of Rudolph’s friends to join him, and my husband getting tired of stitching the same ornament over and over again, have inspired me to add two more masked friends.
They are the same size and fabric as what we lovingly refer to as Rona Rudolph. Check fronyritterdesigns.com to see the variations in stitching and finishing for ideas for your ornament. Please stay safe and happy stitching!
Every year for the last thirty or so years we have hosted a Christmas breakfast for our closest friends. Every year I paint, bead or cross-stitched an ornament for each family, which means about 30 ornaments. I often begin right after Christmas so I finish in time.
This year I designed this Rudolph whose mask barely disguises his shiny nose. I figured it will help us remember (as if we could forget) this strange year.
I used 32 count Crystal Doubloon Lugano from Picture this Plus, edged it with pom poms from Lady Dot Creates and added a button from Jesse James. Since my husband is stitching some of the pieces, we are using a variety of fabrics and perforated paper, which you can see on the Frony Ritter Designs website.
This design was inspired by my own home, where the spiders come piling in at the end of summer. Unlike this cross stitch where the critters are helpful, my spiders are useless for anything but hanging around.
I used hand dyed fabric from Fabric on a Whim, and set it off with a little sparkle from Kreinik. The cute little broom embellishment was from The Bee Company. I found the Hanger from Tim Holtz products.
The pattern is in the October 2020 issue of Just Cross Stitch.
Here is the latest in the Fall Series from Frony Ritter Designs. I have always liked crows, but I was looking at the crow logo while at my local brewery (This was prior to the pandemic. Since the outbreak I finally have an excuse to stay at home and stitch.) I decided to make a design with a crow for Halloween. I stitched it on several fabrics before settling on 20 count raw linen from Wichelt. One I mounted on a beer Crowler lid, one I made into a coaster, which is shown here. And two of them I made into ornaments for my Halloween Tree.
This design is in the 2020 book, A Cross Stitch Christmas from Craftways. These nutcrackers are inspired by friends who have a house full of nutcrackers at Christmas time. I wanted them to be soft and whimsical, so I used pastels. To sparkle them up I used Mill Hill Beads and Kreinik blending filament on the gumdrops. you can get your book by calling their direct service line at 1-800-713-1234.
This pattern, in the August 2020 issue of Just Cross Stitch, was born on a paper napkin while waiting for a pizza in Portland. Oregon is always a winter wonderland, even in the summer when we ran into a (fake) snow covered hill where they were filming a car commercial.
‘This pattern uses Galaxy Aida from Mystic Fabrics, beads from Mill Hill and trim from Lady Dot Creates. I found the bucket at Tuesday Morning.