Christie's Cross Stitch Creations

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Wips, progress and finishes

Hello All, I hope that this finds everyone doing well and stitching. :)

This post will be picture heavy as I am going to try and show a few wips and the progress as well as a couple of finishes and  2 new starts.
 UPDATE- 10-27-2018
#1WIP Stocking #1 Winter Wildlife Christmas. I have managed to finish 2 of the 5 animals and started on the 3rd one. Also found the MIA color after buying 5 more skeins of it so was able to finish the 2nd animal. I named him Bullwinkle.
The 3rd animal has just 3 colors so he may show up faster this time provided no more floss goes MIA lol Already named him Gentle Ben.

Also finished Little House Needleworks- Hometown Holiday- Needlework Shop
 I had stopped working on FoxWood Crossings Snowy Visitors and just now decided to pull them back out and finish the last 3 I need.

Until Next Time.....
Happy Stitching and May you have smokin'

 #1 WIP - Stocking #1 Winter Wildlife Christmas. I was making good progress and hoped to finish as least #2 of 5 animals, There's not many color changes in this one and went to get the 1 color (DMC 435) I needed and discovered that the said color has went MIA , the whole snack bag full has disappeared ( I still have no idea where it is). I was working on this last Thursday in my rotation and it all come to a screeching halt when I couldn't find the color. I look for over an hour and it is still MIA so had to wait until after work on Friday to buy more. I got aggravated and settled myself by having a new start.
Stocking #1                        Winter Wildlife Christmas
The new start this past week is Little House Needleworks - Hometown Holiday - Needlework Shop. I got my pattern and fabric from 123Stitch my go to online shop. You can find the pattern @ Needlework-Shop-Cross-Stitch-Pattern
 Fabric is there also and is 30 count Portobello Linen. I will also be stitching the Coffee Shop in the series as well on the same fabric using DMC threads.
                                                     Needlework Shop

I am also working on my Sunday Smalls Foxwood Crossings Sled Ornaments - Snowy Visitors. I am stitching the same ornament for family members this year.
Now up for a couple of FFO's - Finally Finished Objects or Fully Finished Objects

Welcome to the Nuthouse by Waxing Moon Designs. I finished stitching this last year but finally come up with a finishing idea this past month.
There's 2 places I can recommend to get this Waxing Moon Designs on 123Stitch
paper chart on 123Stitch
or the PDF on Etsy directly from Waxing Moon Designs
The second one is Luminaria Lane by Hands On Designs Hands-On-Design-Luminaria-Lane-White-Christmas-5-Cross-Stitch-Pattern again from 123Stitch. Links will take you to each design on the website.
I used my own Hand-Dyed Aida Denim color 14 count with a mix of DMC Threads and Iris Threads and one of my own hand-dyed thread.

Next up is another new start by Cottage Garden Samplings called Peace on Earth. There's also a SAL group on Facebook for this one as well. There are 2 colorways(it shows both) you can stitch this on per the pattern. I've chosen my own hand dyed fabric. 18 count aida dyed pearl grey. You can find the pattern as a PDF on Etsy Cottage Garden Samplings -instant-download-peace-on-earth-cross
The SAL on Facebook started today 8-12-2018. Facebook Group
If anyone who isn't on Facebook but on Blogger or Google+ would like to join me let me know in comments.

Until Next Time.....
Happy Stitching and May you have smokin'

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Stitching when I find the time

Hello All, I am sorry for not posting in a while. Work has been really busy and what spare time I could find in the evenings , I have been stitching.  Warning this is Picture Heavy----
Luminaria Lane by Hands On Design. I have chose my own colors for this and may stitch it again but  with called for colors(DMC) at another time. I'll post again once I have finished it with my chosen colors listed.

Stocking #1 Winter Wildlife Christmas pages 1 & 2 done. I'll start on page 3 when it comes up in rotation.
Stocking #2 Celtic Christmas. Next band up in 3 large stars so far it's been an easy stitch. I have changed and will change some of the colors as I continue stitching. Chosen colors will be listed for this when I have finished it as well. They are all DMC threads.
Stocking #3 Christmas Eve. Also a easy stitch. I am using the called for colors DMC. Top floor and 2nd bedroom finished.

Next up is a finish. Lady Liberty 1776 by Shelly Auen of Primitive Stitchin. You can find her shop on Etsy @ Primitive Stitchin
I also have Uncle Sam 1776 as well I am planning on starting soon.
This is stitched on Osnaburg Linen I found at my local Hobby Lobby, lots of fuzz on it but it stitched up fine
1 over 2

Plan to start "Peace on Earth" by Cottage Garden Samplings. you can find the shop  on Etsy @ Cottage Garden Samplings
I'll be stitching it using DMC Threads and maybe a couple of changes. I have yet to decide. Will be stitched on my own hand dyed fabric 14 ct. Aida Pearl Grey, it's a little darker than the pic.

Next plan is to finally finish these 2 Cardinals into little pillows with this fabric and ricrac I found at Hobby Lobby.

That's all for now. I hope this finds everyone doing well and staying cool
Happy Stitching and May you have smokin'

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'