I haven't posted since Halloween! I think I will try and post more in the New Year 2017. I wouldn't hold me to that. I don't think the cross stitch community is into blogging as much as they once were. I think most have moved onto being in groups on Facebook or Instagram. I like both of those and yet I still feel a need to post on a blog from time to time. Instagram is okay and I like the use of posting one picture and saying a little something about it. I also like the fact that you can find many others who love cross stitch. The only thing I don't like is you can't post multiple pictures of something you finished. I guess you could put a collage of pictures together using a program and then posting it. What fun is that?
However Blogging is still my number one choice since that is really how I started posting about my cross stitching. I'm starting to get back to blogging and I'm into my cross stitch again after what seemed to have gone missing for at least a year.
The other thing I started enjoy doing is learning to knit. I'm liking that and it's nice to take a break from cross stitch and do some knitting.
So if you have read this far I guess you would like to see what I've been stitching on these past few months.
First up in 2013 I had stitched up Plum Street Samplers freebie SAL called Mary's Sampler. I decided to finish it into a cube using a tutorial by Vonna from The Twisted Stitcher. This was my first attempt at making this cube. It was very easy and I was surprised at how fast it came together.
I love it! This was a Christmas gift for my Aunt and I gave it to her early so she can display it in her home early. She loves it!!!
The next item I want to share is a pattern by Joy of the Needle(no longer online) titled Wise Men. This one I wanted to finish into a Mounted Flat Fold. I used 32 count white linen, Victorian Motto Shoppe Hand Dyed Floss and Gold Mill Hill Beads. I decided to put this into a Mounted Flatfold. I used a Video Tutorial by Vonna "The Twisted Stitcher" on Youtube. This was another fun project. It takes time to do but so worth it when your finished.
This was a gift for my Aunt's best friend Jack. He has it displayed in his front foyer for all to see.
I wanted to do another flatfold for my Aunt. I started a pattern by Little House Needleworks Joy to the World pattern. I used 32 count fabric and DMC floss. I started this two weeks ago. I finished it December 9, 2016.
I used Vonna's Mounted Flatfold Video Tutorial again. If you have never tried Vonna's tutorials before you should give them a try. You won't be disappointed. Vonna has many to choose from!
What am I stitching on now? On October 12, 2016 I had started a pattern by Cherrywood Design Studios(no longer online) Gift pattern. I stitched on it here and there but was busy with the other 3 stitching projects. Yesterday I sat down and stitched on it some more and hoping to get it finished this week. I'm itching to start a new project for myself!
Hugs in stitches,