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.
 
 
MORE INFO CAN BE FOUND HERE – https://www.instagram.com/p/ChXWh8_FdMC/

▪︎ 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.

▪︎ Notes – French knots are not called for in the chart.
 
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▪︎ 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
 
 
More info can also be found here  – https://www.instagram.com/p/ChcgGJqINeU/

▪︎ 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

▪︎ 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.
 
 
MORE INFO CAN BE SEEN HERE – https://www.instagram.com/p/ChkOh67BLlc/

▪︎ 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
 
 
MORE INFO CAN BE SEEN HERE – https://www.instagram.com/p/Cf4FH6Eh8Sb/

▪︎ 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
 
 
MORE INFO CAN BE FOUND HERE – https://www.instagram.com/p/CiIUE2Eg1jk/

▪︎ 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
 
 
MORE INFO CAN BE FOUND HERE – https://www.instagram.com/p/CgKGnziF1PL/

▪︎ 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.
 
THIS CHART WAS PUT AWAY AND WILL NOT BE FINISHED IN 2022!!

▪︎ 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
 


MORE INFO CAN BE FOUND HERE – https://www.instagram.com/p/Cd3aB2kMpyD/

▪︎ 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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▪︎ Chart – Coffee and Cross Stitch by Lynn B of @happinessiscrossstitching that you can find here https://happinessiscrossstitching.com/
 
 
MORE INFO CAN BE FOUND HERE – https://www.instagram.com/p/ChUxqvDB98r/

▪︎ Floss – I used Sulky 12 wt floss from my stash in the colors 1205, 1328, 1015, 1295, 1179, 1130, 1180, 1095, and 1115

▪︎ Fabric – 16 count Country French Latte that I over dyed with Rit Dye a long long time ago. Kind of looks like coffee stained if you squint and close your left eye.

▪︎ Plan For Fully Finishing – No idea. Suggestions Welcome

▪︎ Notes – I don’t know where the direct link to the pattern is as the website has gone through a lot of changes since I downloaded it over a year ago so you will either have to do a search of it or message her to find it. Sorry!

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▪︎ Chart – I’m Just Saying is a free chart designed by @beelori1
that can be found at @fatquartershop here https://www.fatquartershop.com/im-just-saying-free-cross-stitch-pattern
 
 
More info can also be found here  – https://www.instagram.com/p/ChKee59hruR/

▪︎ Floss – Sulky 12 wt 1296 light purple and Sulky 12 wt 1240 dark purple

▪︎ Fabric – 16 count Wren by Picture This Plus that I stitched 1 over 1

▪︎ Finishing – I just framed it with a frame I found at Goodwill for .99 I later found this exact same frame at Hobby Lobby for $13.99.

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MORE INFO CAN BE FOUND HERE – https://www.instagram.com/p/Cg4c_geBu1D/

▪︎ Floss – All the floss I used was Sulky 12 wt. The colors were 1190, 1082(it took a whole 50 yd spool to do the french knots). 1001, 1283, 1292, 1070, 1234, 0567, 1270 and 1328. I stitched it 1 over 1 except the sheep which I used 2 strands to do the french knots with using a double loop knot. My fingers were HASHED when I was done. Sulky doesnt play well doing french knots that thick.

▪︎ Fabric – 16 count, Picture This Plus in the color Aerial.

▪︎ Plan For Fully Finishing – I want to finish it on this mason jar shaped wood piece I found at Walmart https://www.walmart.com/ip/Plaid-Unpainted-Surface-Wood-Mason-Jar-1-Piece-10/560292230

▪︎ My little fluffy plushy sheep I made using a pattern called Primitive Sheep Lamb by OldRoadPrimitives from Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/597558163/primitive-sheep-lamb-pattern-all-you The needle minder I just made w/ a covered button kit and some felt.

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▪︎ Chart – Boo Crew is a free chart from @fatquartershop that you can find here https://www.fatquartershop.com/boo-crew-mystery-stitch-along-part-4-free-pdf-cross-stitch-pattern I got the bats off another one of their free charts called Little Quaker Halloween that you can find here https://www.fatquartershop.com/little-quaker-halloween-sampler-free-downloadable-pdf-cross-stitch-pattern I charted the spiders, pumpkin and quote.
 
 
MORE INFO CAN BE FOUND HERE – https://www.instagram.com/p/CguJzHilXkP/

▪︎ Floss – Dk Gray DMC 645, White Sulky 12wt 1001, Light Gray Sulky 12wt 1328, Black Sulky 12wt 1005, Purple Sulky 12wt 4032, Orange Sulky 12wt 4003, Green Sulky 12wt 4017 and Yellow Sulky 12wt 4044

▪︎ Fabric – 16 count, I think its Picture This Plus in the color Heritage. I stitched it 1 over 1 but the black really needed to be done in DMC 2 over 1.

▪︎ Plan For Fully Finishing – Something spooky, something haunted, some halloween-ie

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MORE INFO CAN BE FOUND HERE- https://www.instagram.com/p/CfmDjGYPZtg/

▪︎ Floss – I used a set of Leo & Roxy flosses I won from Caroline of @offthegridneedlearts for the red, white and blue sections. The colors are Royale+ Storm Cloud and 11 points. I don’t know if she still carries them in her shop but you can check @evertotes I am using Weeks Dye Works Cattail 1107 for the fleece of the sheep. Gentle Arts Baked Clay 7088 for the gold. Gentle Arts Grape Vine 1273 for the sheep head and tail.

▪︎ Fabric – 20 count Flax Linen Aida that I got from Cross Stitching Supplies here https://bit.ly/3jyENgN I stitched it 2 over 1. Except the fleece that I stitched in french knots using 3 strands with one loop.

▪︎ Plan For Fully Finishing – I have no idea LOL Suggestions welcome!!

▪︎ Notes – The french knots are not called for in the chart. Just have to do it. Fleece must be curly in my opinion 😊🐑 and I also added the top star just cuz.
 
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▪︎ Chart – Free Valentine’s Day 2022 by @paola.puntinipuntini that you can find here https://puntinipuntini.com/freecharts/
 
 
MORE INFO CAN BE SEEN HERE – https://www.instagram.com/p/CbFudcvFjZr/

▪︎ Floss – DMC 3799 for the border then darkest to lightest DMC 926, 927 and 168 ( I just used colors from my stash )

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

▪︎ Notes – Check fabric was from Joann’s. Lace is from Hobby Lobby. Wood piece is from Dollar Tree. Button kit to make the heart button was also from Joann’s.
 

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▪︎ Chart -Free Stitch by @punochka_stitches that can be found here https://www.instagram.com/p/CZTbSN5Ids9/
 
 
MORE INFO CAN BE SEEN HERE – https://www.instagram.com/p/CbK0FLrBWx2/

▪︎ Floss – I used DMC 3041 for the purple and DMC 3866 for the off white

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

▪︎ Finishing Notes – See original post on all the changes I made to this chart here https://www.instagram.com/p/CZ9rGEfhJwc/ along with a photo of my scissor display. Heart box is from Dollar Tree. White chalk paint was from Walmart. Lace was from my stash and the paper was cut from a 12 x 12 sheet of 49 and Market scrapbook paper called Ingenue.
 
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▪︎ Chart – Pumpkin Pie October Sheep – 365 Days Of Warm Wooly Welcomes by @amybrueckendesigns https://amybruecken.com/ – sorry I have no idea where you can find this chart or the set that goes with it. I received it as a gift from @stitchywitch42
 
 
MORE INFO CAN BE SEEN HERE – https://www.instagram.com/p/CiNbLgvMX_3/

▪︎ Floss – I used all sulky flosses from my stash. 4051, 4044, 1070,1296, 1005, 1834, 1071, 0567, and 1130. I do wish I had used a darker purple on the hat but oh well. Still looks cute I think.

▪︎ Fabric – 20 count Purple Passion Aida by Zweigart that I got at Cross Stitching Supplies.com here https://bit.ly/3jyENgN Stitched 2 over 1

▪︎ Plan For Fully Finishing – I have no idea. Suggestions welcome!!

▪︎ 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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Stitching In November/December


▪︎ Chart – Shabby Winter Calendar by @cuoreebatticuore that was a gift from my stitch friend Beth but you can purchase it here on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/657008775/chart-shabby-winter-calendar-including
 

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▪︎ Floss – I am not using any of the called for floss. I am using Sulky from my stash.

▪︎ Fabric – 25 count Stormy Night Lugana Stitching it 1 over 1

▪︎ Plan For Fully Finishing – Just going to frame it

▪︎ Notes – I have plans to move around parts of this chart, leave off the numbers and who knows what else LOL
 
 
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▪︎ Chart – Silent Night by Lana at @paeonia_vi StitchesThroughTheYears that I purchased on Etsy here https://www.etsy.com/listing/1235554912/silent-night-counted-primitive-cross
 

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▪︎ Floss – I am using all the called for colors of Gentle Arts, Classic Color works and Weeks Dye Works

▪︎ Fabric – 18 count Dusk by @fiberonawhim Stitching it 2 over 1

▪︎ Plan For Fully Finishing – Just going to frame it

▪︎ Notes – There will be a whole bunch of french knots added to this one LOL and I cant wait!!
 
 

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My 2023 stitching plans can be found here http://mousepotatodesigns.com/2023-stitching-plans/

Sewing Projects

How to Make a Gnome Hat: 8 Ways – https://rufflesandrainboots.com/how-to-make-a-gnome-hat/

Pink Gnome Ornaments – https://www.diywithmyguy.com/diy/pink-yarn-gnome-ornaments/

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