Monday, December 12, 2016

It's starting to look like Christmas!

Hello to all,

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!

Sorry the fabric looks washed out. The color fabric is the one above. Thanks for stopping by. I hope everyone has a wonderful week. If you want to follow me on instagram my name is crossingonestitch. You can also use the widget on my sidebar.

Hugs in stitches,


  1. Hey girl! Glad to see you posting again. I'd have to agree with you that most people have moved to FB and other social media platforms. I still like blogging the best, too. It's much more personal.

    YOU have been a finishing fool, lol. Everything looks great! Kudos to you. :)

    Hope you have a Merry Christmas. Here's to blogging more in the new year!

  2. I love Vonna's tutorials. I just recommended them on my blog this week also. Your mounted flatboards are beautiful. I have yet to try the cube so I am glad you said that it was easy. I would rather read a blog and see multiple pictures. I hope you keep blogging about your cross-stitch and your knitting.

  3. These are such lovely projects. You finished them beautifully!

  4. I know I see you on Instagram, but still to nice to see you in the blogging world too!
    Happy Stitchy New Year!