Christie's Cross Stitch Creations

Monday, June 25, 2018

2018 Stitching Plans

UPDATED 6-24-18 I've put astricks and the date 6-24-18 next to the updates

Happy Stitching and May you have smokin' 

 UPDATED  5-12-2018 Woohoo finally an updated version of the stockings.
            Happy Mother's Day to everyone :)

UPDATED  1 -10 2018  Happy New Year!!

Stocking 1 Winter Wildlife Christmas started and top band is done. 
Stocking 1 Winter Wildlife Christmas update Slowly working on it in a rotation. Update where I am at as of 2 weeks ago when it come up in rotation.
5-12-2018 Woohoo finally an update on Stocking 1 Winter  Wildlife Christmas. I have completed page 1 and 2. I've been working on this slowly and stitching other projects as well. More on those on another post. For now this is my stopping point until I get back to it in rotation.
***6-24-18 Little bit of an update here , I've finished page 1(the eagle and band) and page 2 the trees. Still working on the final part of the stand of trees and up next is the moose first then the rest of the animals.

Stocking 3 is now Stocking 2 Celtic Christmas started. This is this weeks rotation piece. Top 2 bands done working on #3 band. I've also stitched on this but haven't updated either, my apologies for being slack on posting work is in busy season.
5-12-2018 update

 Stocking 2 Celtic Christmas  Update as of a week ago when it come up in rotation..
I finished the infinity chain(green) I'll give details as to what thread color I was using versus the called for threads. I've been making some changes as I go. That chain ( if someone can tell me the actual name of the band) has a lot of quarter stitches in it that's why you see the sharp needle , makes it easier to do the quarter stitches when working on a stiff 18 count aida.

**6-24-18 ** Another small update on Stocking #2. working on another infinity chain same as the last one I worked on plus finished the ?infinity knots? I guess you would call them that...

 I haven't started on the Christmas Eve Stocking it comes up next week 1 -15-2018
***This one I have started and it is going a little faster that the other 2 so far I am happy with the results
 Stocking 3 Christmas Eve. This one is Week 3 rotation piece. This is 2 stitching sessions.

5-12-2018 UPDATE wow I really need to update this as much as I can while I have a few minutes hopefully weekly updates from now on.

** 6-24-18 **This one has really been an easy stitch so far and I have finished the 2nd Floor bedroom. Next rotation I'll start on the living room which is the bottom of the stocking from Heel(right) to Toe (left).

Happy Stitching and may you have smokin' needles ... xxx

I've planned on stitching 3 stockings, 8 ornaments and work on an old WIP Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse.
The stocking are

 1. Winter Wildlife Christmas from Stoney Creek Collection Book 387 Best of Stoney Creek Stockings 1 found Stocking 1

2. Christmas Eve Stocking from Jean Farish Needleworks. Village Stocking Collection No. 1 found  Stocking 2

3. Celtic Christmas  from Rosewood Manor- Designed by Karen Kluba This one I found on 123Stitch Stocking 3

I'll be working on the stockings in a rotation. One a week until complete. No pictures yet..

This one is out of rotation for now until I get the stockings done - Last one in my rotation is a WIP I've pulled back out called Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse.. I haven't worked on it yet this year but it will be coming into rotation as #4

The ornaments are from Foxwood Crossings called Snowy Visitors. These are my Sunday Smalls
UPDATE- 5-12-2018 I now have 5 of 9 done, another was added on

**6-24-18 ** Started #7 of 9 2 more to go. 

My Sunday Smalls updates... I have 3 of 8 finished and working on the fourth one.

Here's to another year filled with stitching to all

Happy Stitching and may you have smokin' needles ... xxx

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Comments and Notifications on Blog - ISSUES FIXED


This is how to get comments made on your blog go to your email address again.

Go to your dashboard,
 click on settings,
 click on email,
 remove your emails in the comment notification email box
click save
retype your email in the box click save again.
 Then you will get an email from Blogger with an invitation to receive comment notification,
 click on SUBSCRIBE and you should start receiving emails again. Hope this helps.

Hope this helps... Please pass it on
 Now off to work....
Happy Stitching ! East Coast Stitcher

 According to Blogger Help Forum. They are working on a fix as of June 1,2018. Post/Reply to a comment from a blogger was this :
Kelly - Community Manager @ Google's profile photo
Jun 1

Kelly - Community Manager @ Google said:

Hi everyone!

As PeggyK mentioned, the Blogger team is aware of the issue and is currently working on a fix. Feel free to check back to the pinned post here for updates!

Thank you for your patience!
Kelly, Blogger Community Manager

Hello everyone,

    If you have commented on any post I have made please bear with me. I'm not getting any email notifications and I'm going to have to go over each post on Tuesday and I will respond to each. I'm not sure what's going on between Blogger and Google but I do hope they get the issues fixed ASAP.

Happy Stitching and May you have smokin'

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

So much going on and so behind.....

Hello All, I hope this finds everyone doing well. I haven't really had much time to post to blogger so please bear  with me and know that I do appreciate each and every one of you.

This is going to be picture heavy because I have reorganized part of my craft room, put away projects and found projects plus I am working on my rotation pieces Stocking #1 Winter Wildlife Christmas, #2 Celtic Christmas and #3 Christmas Eve. Plus started a new Special project I only work on on Saturdays so it's known as Saturday Special Project and Sunday Smalls.

Pictures of my reorganization : Wips in my rotation                        


3 bottom shelves are DMC full line of solids, Special threads, etc..
2nd shelf is wips that I plan on stitching , and my yarn & plastic canvas crafts
 Top  shelf is fabrics and kits

Now onto my stitching projects. I've made some progress on the stockings which will be updated on another post specially made for them. This post is featuring  a Jeanette Douglas Designs Finger Pyn Pillows which I won from Heather Stitches back in Oct. 2016. Love these little designs but only stitched 1 back in Nov. 2016 before being unintentionally buried under lots of other projects and I just found them after reorganizing my stash. These are being worked on 32  count linen 1 over 2 with DMC threads that Heather provided for the projects. the little pillow to the left is the one I stitched back in Nov. 2016. the wip in the hoop is pillow #3

The finish which I haven't finished into a pillow yet

The Saturday Special Project is by Little House Needleworks- Hometown Holiday- Bookstore , there's other in the series and you can find them at Little House Needleworks . I got mine from 123Stitch . On this I am using mostly DMC threads- the brown is a blend of DMC 420 & 433. The birds, trees will be stitched using Weeks Dye Works
( WDW) Merlot and Spinach and Twig from Colour and Cotton ( Colour and Cotton )

My Sunday Smalls consist of Sled Ornaments from Snowy Visitors by Foxwood Crossings - found on 123Stitch

14 count- DMC Threads.
And another small by Shelley Auten of Primitive Stitchin' . I'm stitching Lady Liberty 1776 on Osnaburg linen I found at my local craft store and I plan to stitch Uncle Sam 1776 as well to add to my American Bowl that I covered in fabric , they will join Liberty by Just Nan
Links: Primitve Stitchin' you can find the patterns in her Etsy shop
           Just Nan I found mine on Amazon

I do hope you have enjoyed this picture walk and found the information and links helpful.
Until next time...
Happy Stitching and May you have smokin'

Thursday, May 17, 2018

New Labels for my cross stitch projects

Keep reading down to where you see the second bold print :) Happy Stitching and May you have smokin'

Hi All, so nice to see all of you who follow. I deeply appreciate you being here and hope that you enjoy following me on my journey of cross stitching ups and downs. I haven't posted many pictures of my cross stitch lately due to my work being busy among other things happening in life.

Now for this post. I was recently contacted by a young lady named Abby, she's a blogger for Dutch Label Shop.
They found my blog and have started following it- Thank you Abby :)
And really like what I have posted so far and wanted to know if I would like to try their labels. Well thru email Abby and I spoke and I was able to use a voucher for labels to try. I just got them in the mail and have to say they are beautiful and everything is correct on them.
I got their Basic Woven Label with 3 lines of text and a logo on them. I am very pleased with the quality of these labels.
                                                 aka -
 Hello again, I've edited this to show where I will be placing a few of the labels that I  received. Keep reading for a DISCOUNT CODE  to use when you purchase some labels... All details  and a link follow right below the second picture.
This is just a Mock Up of one of the Stockings, so the material hasn't been ironed or washed, so try to ignore the wrinkles please 
I'll be placing the label on the INSIDE lining near the loop for hanging after I have completed construction of the Stocking. This is just one idea for the use of the labels. I'm sure everyone who purchases labels like these will have some great ideas
Now onto better news- From Abby at Dutch Label Shop - For all my followers you can now purchased some of labels with a discount that she has kindly provided me for all of you. It will be good for 60 days YES 60 DAYS!!
I am so thankful that Dutch Label Shop has given me the opportunity to try their labels and the opportunity for my followers to try their labels at a discount. I'm sure you won't be disappointed :) 

*So here's what you do: Go to Dutch Label Shop Browse around find a label you like and use this discount code -
christiessrossstitchcreation15 ( all lower case) 
 you can just enter that when you are prompted during the purchase process*

If you would like to follow their blog or browse around their online shop here are the links to each one

Blog - Dutch Label Shop BLOG
Online Shop - Dutch Label Shop

Get a cuppa of coffee or tea and enjoy browsing their shop and Blog

 Happy Stitching and May you have smokin' needles ... xxx

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Bloglovin' Removal

Over the past few months I had noticed that my follower numbers have gone up on BlogLovin'. While I appreciate that everyone has followed me there. I have to announce that I no longer use Bloglovin' due to the fact that some of the followers have and are linked to porn sites.  There is no way to block these people or report them so I had to make the choice of removing my blog and account from Bloglovin. I'm sorry for any inconvenience this will cause.

If you would like to follow my blog by email please subscribe by email  located at the top on the left or by Netvibes, My Yahoo or Atom to the right at the top.

Happy Stitching and May you have smokin'

Sunday, January 7, 2018

New Project 2017 - finished in 2018

UPDATE - She is FINISHED! I have not had the time to do any updates here with her. But on New Years Day 2018 ( evening) I finally finished the stitching and started adding beads to her over 2 evenings so here's to my second Mirablia finished!!!

I've been stitching on a new project for a SAL I am running in my community. The SAL is Mira March SAL. I purchased and am stitching Deepest Love designed by Nora Corbett.
From the Web..
My progress so far since March 1st 2017. I am stitching this on 28 count Jobelan Twilight Mist found on 123Stitch

***9-10-2017 - - - I just started back on this after getting caught up with the Great Cheshire Pumpkin SAL being offered by Tempting Tangles
So far everything is still on point with count and I feel I am making progress now thankfully. Doesn't look as if much is done due to having to restitch the parts but there's progress.
Until next time... Happy Stitching and may you have smokin' needles


*8-30-17 When I last left off I was frogging the inner ribbon due to being off quite a bit on the count.. I have caught back up to where I was originally and added some stitches to the far left side.. Progress until I get back to this in a couple of weeks. "ON POINT" means my stitch count is correct on both sides of the inner ribbon. Until next time...Happy Stitching and May you have smokin' needles xxx

* 8-18-2017 - I haven't updated this one as much as I would have liked. Work has been very busy and I've added the progress of Deepest Love to other post. The Ribbons have been a thorn in my side thus far, I was up past the half way point on this and found a big mistake in the ribbon next to her body. It wasn't close enough to her body.... So I started frogging it last night
I have started restitching the ribbon counting twice and watching my placement. DON'T stitch when you are tired! I think that's why I made such a major mistake on this. Anyhow I have managed to stitch some on this before this update and now back up to here...

Back to stitching... Until next time. Happy Stitching and May you have smokin' needles
6-6-2017 Work has been crazy busy so I haven't been able to update much. I have however been able to stitch a bit on Deepest Love along with 3 other projects. I'm working from the bottom up now. Progress so far... Outer ribbon and seaweed done up to scroll frame, I am stitching the middle ribbon and then the body before moving my scroll frame up...
Until Next Time.... Happy Stitching xxx 
5-12-2017 Update on Deepest Love for the Mira March SAL  Finished the Fin and working my way back up..

4-15-2017  I loosened up the scroll frame to move it up as I am working on the bottom part....

I hope that this finds everyone doing well. Until next time Happy Stitching and may Mr. Frog stay away.

* 7-5-2017 *
Unfortunately I have been unable to post as much as I want due to busy season at work. I am trying to stitch when I can and have made some progress on Deepest Love only to find some mistakes and have a major frogging session last night. I WAS up to the halfway point of the pattern when 2 of the outer ribbons were getting too close together. I found the mistakes a little too late and had to frog the entire outer ribbon and seaweed. I've restarted the ribbon and am counting at least 3 times as I stitch... She is just too beautiful to fudge up. I want her right or it will haunt me when I look at it.... So here's some progress. The mistakes and frogging I have done...
Outer ribbon and middle ribbon too close together
Frogging has begun(7-4-2017)
Restarted the outer ribbon. Counting, recounting and counting again.
Until next time .....Happy Stitching xxx