Christie's Cross Stitch Creations

Sunday, January 13, 2019

New Year WIPs , New Starts for 2019

Happy Belated New Year!

Hello Everyone, I hope this finds everyone doing well :)

I'm  still behind on posting  but I'm going to try posting more often in this New Year. I have a few finishes from 2018 to show and stitching plans this year.

Finishes for 2018- 

 Modified from Better Homes and Garden- A Cross Stitch Christmas

 Little House Needleworks - Hometown Holiday series
 The Victorian Sampler- Thea Dueck
Liberty Angel

                                          First Finish of the New Year 2019
This one is by Stone Street Stitchworks (Etsy). It's a Freebie on their Facebook Group. Their business page is here -  StoneStreetStitchworks-Facebook
                                                    Gingerbread Manor  

I'll be continuing to work on the 3 Stockings and hope I can finally finish them this year.
Stocking #1 Winter Wildlife Christmas
I have more of "Gentle Ben" done after finishing "BullWinkle"

Stocking #2 A Celtic Christmas
2 more bands to do on this one
Stocking #3 Christmas Eve. I just need to finish the Living Room on this one.
I've also started Winter Solstice by Nichole Franklin- Kaniki's 2017. You can find her shop on Etsy @

I've also started Coffee Crazy by Lizzie Kate. I got the pattern from 123 Stitch - Lizzie Kate Coffee Crazy

I'll be stitching all 3 patterns on one piece to go with my StoneStreet Stitchworks Coffee Corner mugs.
I'm modifying 1 of the 3 patterns .I hand dyed the  14 count cloth napkin with a coffee/tea dye solution. I've planned on mounting it to stretcher bars when I am finished.

 That's all for now until next time....

Happy Stitching and May you have smokin' needles

Sunday, December 23, 2018


My Christmas wish is that I hope that everyone has a safe and happy holiday with family and friends!
Oh and sneak a little stitching in here and there....xxxxx

 Been working on Stockings and a small cardinal ornament that I modified from a pattern called Cardinal Ribbon from Better Homes and Gardens " A Cross Stitch Christmas" ©1996
Picture from the Book and partially stitched ornament ^
Also getting another Better Homes and Garden book. It's in the mail to me now.
 A Cross Stitch Christmas - A Season for Stitching ©2002
Kind of thinking of collecting these but not quite sure yet as I have several...ok ok tons of patterns still needing to be stitched but I can't resist something with Cardinals  and Santa in it. ;)

This is one of a few I have planned on stitching this year and into next year. Goal is to have more Cardinals on my Christmas Tree next year.

Stocking #3 Christmas Eve progress- working on this one this week.

Stocking #1 Winter Wildlife Christmas.

Stocking #2 A Celtic Christmas. 1 more large
band to finish

Also working on a pattern from StitchX Cross Stitch Designs. you can find the shop at StitchX Cross Stitch Designs - Craftsy

One last thing to show is a small haul from  my birthday 12-16-2018

My Sister-In-Law has for the past few years sent me a Amazon Gift card for my Birthday, This year I found a medium size cross stitch chart that will work with all my Christmas decorations among others that I am working on.
This one I am planning on stitching  on 18 count Aida -color is Oatmeal. The size on 18 ct. is 13 3/4 inches wide x 4 inches high.
If you stitch this on the called for 28 ct. 2over2 it would be 17 3/4"w x 5" h
There's also "Spring in the Village" book 415 , "Summer in the Village"book 416 and "Autumn in the Village"book 417

 Stoney Creek Collection Book 418  Winter in the Village.

 This pattern can be found on Amazon and several other sites like -
 Stoney Creek Collections
Joann online store
To name a few. 

Happy Stitching and May you have smokin'

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'