Friday, September 29, 2023

A Peek at Fall!

 Here's a sneak peek at EyeCandy's new releases for Fall '23! More reveals coming soon! 

Monday, September 25, 2023

Seasonal Favorites!

The holiday season is coming up quick!  We are loving these seasonal EyeCandy stitches:

Vintage Candy Pail courtesy Annie & Co:
Thanksgiving Collage stitched by Rachel G:

Silent Night stitched by Kathy H:


Friday, September 15, 2023

It's Pumpkin Time!

Fall is almost here, so it's time for a NEW freebie chart for you!  I hope you will enjoy stitching this fun mini-pumpkin design.

I used Vineyard and Pepper Pot silks for this design, but as always, feel free to choose your own.  Everything is stitched with a single strand.  The canvas is a 8 x 8 piece of 18 count white mono.

The chart is a PDF download available on my website, just click HERE. The chart shows the left hand side of the design, the right hand is stitched as a mirror image of the left. I have placed the stitches I used where they will be effectively centered in the design and I have shown some of the compensating stitches as well.  

I recommend stitching the black outlines first, then filling the interior spaces. The outermost blue area is basketweave with lazy-daisy flowers stitched over the top, I have shown the placement of these with orange dots.  The middle portion is a Hungarian variation, I started the pattern so that the black dots are centered in the area. The middle portion is Caswell, done in two alternating colors.  The last step was to add a zig-zag over the top of the Caswell stitch, dividing the area into Argyle-like diamonds. 

Here's a detail photo of the flowers:

I hope you will have fun stitching this, I look forward to seeing your creations!! 

Friday, September 8, 2023

Friday Finishing!

Purr More courtesy of Osterville Needlepoint:

So Happy gorgeous stitch & finish by Karen C:

Great stitch of Candy Cornucopia by Instagrammer packmashmd:

Love this fabulous stitch of the Fall Tree by Aggie A: