Friday, December 30, 2022

A Double-Dip Trunk Show at Stitching Fox!

To celebrate the opening of their second location, Stitching Fox will have the EyeCandy Trunk Show in January & February!  The show starts in January at the original Landrum location and moves to the new store in Morganton for February.  Congrats to Stitching Fox on their expansion!  

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

2022 A Cross-Stitch Christmas Annual Features Mod Ornaments

My project for the 2022 A Cross-Stitch Christmas Annual is a new color version of two of my Mod Ornaments sets and have been finished as lovely reusable gift bags.

Here's a look at past projects, going all the way back to 2012: 

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Christmas Tree Forest in December's Needlepoint Now!

My latest project published in Needlepoint Now magazine is "Christmas Tree Forest".  Here's a look at the cover photo:

This is the actual canvas:

And check out this great little kit they put together over at Nashville Needlepoint! 


Friday, December 2, 2022

Tinsel Tree Freebie!

It's time for a new Freebie charted design to celebrate the holiday season!  I hope this little tree will remind you of old fashioned trees strung with shiny metal tinsel and decorated with big Shiny-Brite ornaments.  

You can download the chart for this design for free from my website, just click HERE.  You'll find the thread and bead key on the chart, and here are the particulars about how I stitched mine:

I used an 18 count canvas, the color is white opalescent.  The threads are all stitched with 1 strand.  This tree is made up of individual branch-shaped motifs.  The chart is for tree a bit smaller than my model in the photo, so that it is easier to read.  To make a tree as large as mine, (approx. 4" x 4") continue to add rows of branch stitches until your tree is 12 branch stitches wide along the bottom. Your darker thread is for the small "fill-in" stitches in between the branches.  The tree trunk is centered on the bottom row. 

The sequins and beads are all attached with a 15mm silver color seed bead, and they should be attached after all the stitching has been completed, using your preferred beading thread.  The star at the top is a layer of the star sequin, a red sequin, a silver sequin and a bead.  On the tree, the red dot is a red sequin layered with a silver sequin and a bead.  The grey dot is a single silver sequin and a bead.  The gray rectangle is a bugle bead that is attached in between some branches.  

Be sure to refer to the photo as well as the chart while stitching, and do email me if you have any questions.  Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!