2022 Stitching

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▪︎ Chart – Spring In The City by Crocette a gogò @ricamidimarula that I purchased on Etsy here https://www.etsy.com/listing/959738250/pdf-file-digital-chart-spring-in-the

▪︎ Floss – I am using the called for colors except I added DMC 211 to the colors for the flowers. I also added S5200 to add some shine to some of the “glass-ish” areas and birds wings etc. I had to change the blue 3761 to 3766 to make it pop better on the fabric. I should have done this before but oh well.

▪︎ Fabric – 18 ct aida that I dyed myself with a mix of RIT Denim Blue and Aquamarine dye colors to look like sky and clouds. I am stitching it 2 over 1.

▪︎ Plan For Fully Finishing – I am just going to frame it

▪︎ Notes – The french knots/bows are not called for at all in this chart. I have just taken off with it to add as much texture as I can to this whole thing before I am done.


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▪︎ Chart – Always Flowers Sampler by Stitches Through The Years on Etsy here https://www.etsy.com/listing/745635204/always-flowers-sampler-pdf Check @paeonia_vi for where to purchase it now as she is no longer on Etsy.

▪︎ Floss – I am using all the called for colors except the Ecru that I replaced with a mix of DMC 842 and 738 I did move some colors around on the chart also.

▪︎ Fabric – 18 count Aida in the color Ecru that I purchased from ToDyeForFabricsNMore on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/ToDyeForFabricsNMore I am stitching it 2 over 1.

▪︎ Plan For Fully Finishing – I will be framing it.

▪︎ Notes – French knots are not called for in the chart.
 
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This one is finished!! https://www.instagram.com/p/CdYb0RChUgk/

▪︎ Chart – Positive Thinking is a free chart by @jardinprivebroderie that I got here https://www.jardinprive.com/page_free.php The chart stitches 90w x 264h

▪︎ Floss – I used the called for colors of DMC except I changed the following:
DMC 758 to DMC 951 (skin tones)
Bunny: Weeks Dye Works 1299 (because my wild bunnies are this color)
DMC 520 to DMC 3011 (dark greens)
Stitched 2 over 1.

▪︎ Fabric – Sepia 16 count aida that I got from To Dye For Fabrics on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/ToDyeForFabricsNMore
Final size of the stitched area was 15.5″h x 5.5″w

▪︎ Plan For Fully Finishing – I will be framing it.

▪︎ Notes – The french knots I used on the sheep were are not called for but I had to add them.
 
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▪︎ Chart – Live Simply Sampler by Ivita Prasolova of @bluebird_needleworks that I purchased on Etsy here https://www.etsy.com/listing/914969707/birds-and-flowers-primitive-cross-stitch – You can no longer buy from her on Etsy. Please see her Instagram account for more info on where you can purchase her patterns.

▪︎ Floss – I am using the called for conversion colors of DMC.

▪︎ Fabric – 18 count Dirty Aida that I got from Cross Stitching Supplies here https://bit.ly/3jyENgN and I am stitching it 2 over 1.

▪︎ Plan For Fully Finishing – I will be framing it.

▪︎ Notes – Friend knots are not called for in the chart I just thought the eyes called for it.
 
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▪︎ Chart – Stitching In Quilt by Carolina Primi of @cuoreebatticuore that you can find on Etsy here https://www.etsy.com/listing/598469235/chart-stitching-in-quilt-paper-format-or

▪︎ Floss – I am using all the called for colors just moving them around a bit and even in some cases blending 2 colors together.

▪︎ Fabric – 16 ct Barely Beige from To Dye For Fabrics N More on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/ToDyeForFabricsNMore I am stitching it 2 over 1.

▪︎ Plan For Fully Finishing – I will be framing it.

▪︎ Notes – French knots and quotes are not called for in the chart.
 
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▪︎ Chart – Keep Calm & Cross Stitch by Crocette a gogò @ricamidimarula that I purchased on Etsy here https://www.etsy.com/listing/1008044484/file-pdf-digital-chart-keep-calm-cross

▪︎ Floss – I am using the called for colors except for white I replaced that with DMC 3865. I am changing the colors of the mice.

▪︎ Fabric – 18 count Nougat (Stone Grey ) Aida that I got from Cross Stitching Supplies here https://bit.ly/3jyENgN and I am stitching it 2 over 1.

▪︎ Frame – I am using a scroll frame that my husband made for me to work in my floor stand he also built for me.

▪︎ Plan For Fully Finishing – I am just going to frame it

▪︎ Notes – I am not stitching the top 3 boxes (sections) of this chart. French knots and most other additions, like the bows or the non cross stitched thread around the bobbin, are not part of the chart. I just like to add them because I like the texture and character they bring.
 
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▪︎ Chart – Sheep In The Meadow by @countrycottageneedleworks I got mine at http://123stitch.com

▪︎ Floss – I am using the called for colors except for I blended 3051 & 3052 for the grass and changed the green in the flowers to 3053 for contrast.I used DMC Blanc & 822 for the sheep. I mixed it so the sheep would stand out a bit more on this fabric.

▪︎ Fabric – 16 count Legacy Aida by Picture This Plus that I got at Cross Stitching Supplies.com here https://bit.ly/3jyENgN Stitching 2 over 1

▪︎ Plan For Fully Finishing – I am not sure yet till I have it all stitched up but it will be joining Little Sheep Virtues by @littlehouseneedleworks either framed together or separately and hung together. We will see!

▪︎ Notes – French knots are not part of the chart I am just adding them because I enjoy the texture they bring to my stitching. I added longer leaves to the purple flower in the grass. and instead of little grass things spread out around the grass area I added little yellow flowers instead.

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▪︎ Chart – Mini Bouquet Sampler SAL by @jeannettedouglas This is a free SAL that you can find more info about here http://www.jeannettedouglas.ca/

▪︎ Floss – I will be using my own colors. For the border I am using variegated DMC 4000.

▪︎ Fabric – 18 count Parchment hand dyed by Dyeing For Cross Stitch that I purchased here https://dyeing4crossstitch.com/

▪︎ Plan For Fully Finishing – I am just going to frame it

▪︎ Notes – The all in one chart does not call for words but I am enjoying adding them anyways.
 
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▪︎ Chart – Little Sheep Virtues by @littlehouseneedleworks These are found at a lot of online ( and probably in store ) shops. I got mine at http://123stitch.com

▪︎ Floss – I am using the called for colors.

▪︎ Fabric – 16 count Legacy Aida by Picture This Plus that I got at Cross Stitching Supplies.com here https://bit.ly/3jyENgN Stitched 2 over 1

▪︎ Plan For Fully Finishing – I am not sure yet till I have them all stitched up but they will be joining Sheep In The Meadow by @countrycottageneedleworks either framed together or separately and hung together. We will see!

▪︎ Notes – French knots are not part of the chart I am just adding them because fluffy sheep are a must in my book.
 
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▪︎ Chart – Like A Cherry Blossom by Stitches Through The Years on Etsy here https://www.etsy.com/listing/787915280/like-a-cherry-blossom-pdf-digital Check @paeonia_vi for where to purchase it now as she is no longer on Etsy.

▪︎ Floss – I changed a bunch of colors on this. If you would like the color changes please go here http://mousepotatodesigns.com/freebies/like-a-cherry-blossom-color-changes/

▪︎ Fabric – 18 count Aida that I hand dyed using RIT Dye in the color Denim Blue. I am stitching it 2 over 1.

▪︎ Plan For Fully Finishing – I will be framing it.

▪︎ Notes – French knots are not called for in the chart.
 
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▪︎ Chart – Enjoy Every Stitch by @paola.puntinipuntini that you can find here on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/1220952568/enjoy-every-stitch-cross-stitch-chart

▪︎ Floss – I just used floss I had in my stash. 844, 972, 223, 04, 01, 926, 434, 224, 937 If you want to know something specific just leave a comment.

▪︎ Fabric – 20 count Zweigart Raw Natural Cork Linen that I got from Cross Stitching Supplies here https://bit.ly/3jyENgN and I am stitching it 2 over 1.

▪︎ Notes – The bow and the floating floss on the needle, spool and button were not called for the chart. The french knots are called for along with some backstitching.
 
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My 2023 stitching plans can be found here http://mousepotatodesigns.com/2023-stitching-plans/