Snowy Cross Stitch Finish and Other WIPs

Hello Everyone! I have a cross stitch finish for you today!

This is the Snowy small by Kathy of Hands On Design and Priscilla Blain from the Mason Jar Chalk Full Collection. This was a fun stitch and I’m getting better at working on the black fabric. I stitched this on black 16 ct Aida with all the called for colors.

I finished it the same as Merry so I could use the Snowman Stand.

It’s a nice addition to my winter decor. I’ve seen the new Chalk Full which is Easter themed with bunnies and carrots. Even though it’s cute, that’s one I will probably pass on.

I also finished up another block on Prairie Schooler Button Up. I’m changing the design from 9 blocks set in a 3 x 3 setting to 8 blocks set in a 4 x 2 setting. I borrowed the idea from Helen D on Flosstube. I’m using Snow Day 32 ct Lugana dyed by Misty at Luminous Fiber Arts. Since I’m using the gray fabric, I’m not stitching in the background in a few of the blocks.

Baby It’s Cold Outside by Heartstring Samplery

I started Baby It’s Cold Outside last weekend and this is my progress. It’s been a pretty quick stitch. I changed the fabric color from tan to gray-blue. I saw this stitched on blue fabric on an IG post and really liked it. This fabric is 32 ct French Country Linen Rain. I’m using most of the called for thread colors. I’m changing a few to fit the color of the fabric. If you are interested in this pattern, it’s sold out in many places because this has been a stitch a long with Barb and Leanne of Lost in Floss Flosstube. Sadly, Leanne lost her battle with cancer last weekend and now there is another stitch along starting on February 14 in her memory. You can use the #babyitscoldsal if you want to follow along.

In February, I have plans to start a new stitch along and continue with the second block of Anniversaries of the Heart series by Blackbird Designs.

I’m only doing 7 plus the bonus charts. The next chart I’ll be adding is #4, Pink Hill Manor.

I have most of the called for colors or the DMC alternatives. They look really pretty on the fabric. I’m hoping I won’t have the same problem of the colors fading into the fabric with this chart as I did with the first one. I plan on getting a start on it this weekend.

My brand new start is going to be the Bloom-topia stitch along with Fat Quarter Shop. The charts are free, but Fat Quarter Shop would like everyone who downloads the patterns to donate to Make A Wish. This is the first year of a charity stitch along. Fat Quarter Shop has been hosting a charity quilt along for years. This years Bloom-topia quilt along was designed by and features fabrics of one of my favorite designers, Sherri and Chelsi.

I’ve chosen my fabric and threads based on Corey Yoder’s Sunnyside Up fabric line. I’m using Corey’s curated DMC pack available at Fat Quarter Shop. You might remember that I used this group in the Happy Little Things BOM. The fabric is Wichelt 32 ct Star Sapphire linen. It matches the background color of the fabric in the picture and is slightly greener than what’s showing up in the picture.

That’s it for now. I finally finished getting my basement room back together on Thursday. I took my pictures of the nice clean room, then pulled out fabric to start cutting my next blocks for Sunday Best Quilts. I’ll be back in day or two with my room reveal.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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3 Responses to Snowy Cross Stitch Finish and Other WIPs

  1. Little Quiltsong says:

    Beautiful cross-stitch patterns, and I love how you display them all. I especially have to laugh at the ‘Button up to the chin ’til May comes in’ quote – as that is perfect for our area. You are motivating me to get back to my embroidery and cross-stitch patterns.

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    • Brenda says:

      Thank You Sigi! I could have put February or March in it for our area around here. We are supposed to have a week of 60 degrees coming up. Most of the time I like the milder winters, but I do miss the snow. I grew up in Virginia and we always had a couple of decent ones each year.

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  2. Lydia Sheffield says:

    Love the winter-y cross stitch pieces and how you’ve displayed them.

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