Here is what I designed for the 2017 Special Holiday Issue of Just Cross Stitch. I stitched them on 28 count linen in two different colors, and two threads over two squares, and one thread over one square for the tiny one. Mill Hill beads are on the borders and Kreinik glittery thread is on the wings. The green piece is the one that is featured in the magazine.
Here is the newcomer in the Winter Series from Frony Ritter Designs. He is Santa’s sparkly friend Rudolph. I stitched him on 14 count Desert Sand Aida and also on perforated paper where I used Mill Hill beads for the lettering and the lights.
Another two creatures to mark off my cross stitch design bucket list–a snake and a rat. I stitched the design on both ends of this table runner. My sister, “The Rat” is staking a claim on this as a rat is her trademark, totem, spirit animal, friend, foe?
The pattern for this is in the 2017 Special Halloween issue of Just Cross Stitch.
What’s worse than finding a ghost in your coffee steam? Well, for me no it’s coffee at all. That is another scary Halloween thought. This pattern is in the 2017 Special Halloween Issue of Just Cross Stitch.
I have achieved one of my goals in life…making a cross stitch design with a pair of underwear somewhere in it. When I was trying to think about what would be really scary, my fear of laundry monsters, which persists to this day, came to mind. Actually, my husband, who does all the laundry, reminded me of my aversion to (all) housework and this design was born. The words are stitched in glow in the dark thread from Kreinik to remind us what really is scary in the dark.
The pattern is in the 2017 Special Halloween issue of Just Cross Stitch.
Here are my new Bee Minis, inspired by Peggy from The Crafty Framer in Largo, Florida. I stitched them on three different fabrics, and embellished them with Mill Hill Beads and buttons from Just Another Button Company. I have decorated a “bee tree” with them for the summer.
I got plain wooden shoes from Holland and painted them doing acrylic color washes so I could have a spring decoration.
Here is a design I made for this beautiful box that Dennis Mulhern from Patches N Planks made. He finished the inside of the box as beautifully as the outside. I used DMC thread and fabric, and Kreinik cording. To get the variegated blue jewel look, I used Painter’s thread from Threadnuts in the color Nikki. The pattern is available in the April 2017 issue of Just Cross stitch.
Someone asked me if I ever stitch other artist’s designs. I do. Using DMC floss, I cross stitched the 1895 oil on canvas painting called Coign of Vantage by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema.