Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Winter Chalkboard and a Stitchy Redo

Good morning!
I wanted to show you one of my winter vignettes in the family room today since I finally erased the Christmas chalkboard and added a winter saying to it!
 Yesterday it was 54 degrees here.. this is what I woke up to..Isn't it beautiful?

 This Lizzie Kate 4 seasons Winter sits in a thrift store tray on top of a vintage scale..Lots of winter still scattered all around the house!

 I found this chalkboard frame at Hobby Lobby .. There is a chicken on the top you might not be able to see because of the greenery ... I stitched all the Country Cottage Needleworks Cottages of the month a few years ago and decided they needed a little redo .. I added the aqua gingham on to the back and added magnets to attach..I am going to leave the outside of the frame red for a couple months but then I will paint it off white so it goes with every month..I also added a bow to the top that will get changed out for each month..
 I found these little Fitz and Floyd snowmen at the Good will this year .. they are so cute!
The oval galvanized tiered tray is full of vintage and new Putz type houses..

 and yes it is Cold Outside !
So that is it.. I need to go shovel ..hope you have a great day!
This weeks Floss Tube video..

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A Wreath Update and a Hutch full of Snowmen



Good morning!
Last year I finished up this Prairie Schooler Prairie Seasons Winter and used burlap to tie the stitching to the wreath .. I just wasn't feeling the burlap anymore so I took a trip to the basement and added a new ribbon for tying..
 It is a red plaid flannel ribbon and I also added some of the light colored plaid ribbon for contrast.. the greenery and berry picks are just stuck through the wreath so they can be changed out..The old version of the wreath is below..
 The hutch is filled with lots of snowmen .. most of them found while thrifting..

 I was so lucky this week when I stopped into Homegoods and there were 2 Rae Dunn mixing bowls on the shelf .. I just told my daughter last week I needed to find some :) I still need the middle size , but I will find it!
On the back of the hutch is a vintage scale on a thrift store frame and some snowmen..

 One of the little snowmen from the cabinet sits on a greenery wreath..
 This hutch was oak and really ugly before it got painted with chalk paint and now it is an amazing part of the kitchen ..I tried to get rid of it on Craig's list for $50.00 before I painted it but no one would take it! On the top of the hutch is a greenery garland and a cotton stem garland with white lights woven through..A picnic basket from the thrift store and some cow creamers on top of that .. Also a collection of chickens ..one in a vintage galvanized bucket..

I love the revamped wreath and think it looks wonderful with all the rest of the kitchen goodies!
Have a wonderful day!
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Winter Galvanized Tiered Tray

Good morning!
It is definitely snowman season here! We finally got our first real snow of the season ..
 I love to decorate this tiered tray from Sam's Club ( about 3 years ago) for the seasons... It is filled with snowmen.. most of them found at thrift stores and church rummage sales.. The red and blues fit right in with the "Let It Snow Bungalow" hanging on the wall...


 It gets moved between the center of the kitchen table to the counter... I love it on the table with the hutch behind it..There is the Winter Seasons in chalk hanging on the dining room wall..
 A little chalkboard sits front and center..Lots of buffalo check ribbon ...greenery.. red berries and even some cotton branches..
 The little snowman on the doily was a gift from my sister in law this year .. he is cute !
 Santa mugs, 2 strands of battery operated lights and painted mason jars..
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Sunday, January 14, 2018

A Stitchy Update!

Good morning!
It is time for a stitchy update! Haven't done one of these for a LONG time! See all that pretty floss above? That is for the new Chalk on the Farm chart ..my chalkboard to cross stitch collaboration with Hands On Design ! I know it is a tease .. but seriously it will be worth the wait! 
 Our newest stitchalong .. #pcwinterwonderland.. Little House Needleworks Winter Wonderland chart .. come join us on Instagram!
 Country Cottage Needlework Gingerbread Village .. I changed the colors to look more vintage.. Stitching this on Sundays for the #santasundayxs hashtag on Instagram..hoping to finish one chart a month..
 Snow Place like Home from Country Cottage Needleworks.. stitching 4 of the designs and finishing them separately ..just stitching them on this one piece of fabric..
 Prairie Schooler Autumn Leaves for the #fallfridaystitching hashtag on Instagram ..Stitching a little on this every Friday and I will have a new piece for Fall!
Also for the #santasundayxs and our stitchalong #pchometownholidays hashtag Little House Needleworks the Hometown Holidays series ..trying for one a month and I do have a lot more progress on this one..only the bottom snow and tree are left..

So this is what I am stitching.. Join us on Instagram with all the hashtags.. we would love to see what you are stitching!
Also if you are stitching any of the Chalk for the Home series please use the #chalkforthehome hashtag ..I would love to see your stitching!
Just looking at all 4 of these together is amazing!
and if you are stitching my first collaboration series with Hands On Design use the hashatg #seasonsinchalkart ..These were in Just Cross Stitch Magazine

This weeks floss tube.. 

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

January!


 Happy Saturday!
I finished stitching this Classic Colorworks/Little House Needleworks January a couple days ago and had to get it finished and displayed on the chicken wire box the other months have gone on!
 It is in the foyer on a vintage scale and looks so pretty!
I mounted it on sticky board.. mounted red gingham on sticky board and used magnets and sheet metal to attach to the box.. The inside of the box is filled with winter picks with lots of red berries and pine cones..I made a bow with red ticking , buffalo check and plaid ribbons.. 
 Today's You Tube video..

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Winter on the Farm Mantel

Good morning!
The mantel is all spiffied up for winter!


The chalkboard has a barn and a little pond out front with a skater and a couple chickens!

 I left the cotton branches and the white and light green garlands up from Christmas .. took out the red ribbons and vintage trucks.. A few chickens and a cow with some little trees and it is complete..
Added ice skates to each end ...

 The snowman tree stays up until the middle of February..
 The lights on the mantel and on the tree make it so much less gloomy on these dreary January days!
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Winter ABC'S

 Happy Tuesday!
I finished stitching the Winter ABC'S from Little House Needleworks last night and got it all mounted and displayed on this vintage shutter..I used this for the Autumn ABC'S and will use it for

The remaining 2 seasons...I found the chippy vintage shutter at an antique shop ..( the chicken knob and the white knobs were on it) I used ribbon glued to the back of my project to attach it to the shutter.. There is a magnet on top to attach the bow and picks ..
 It is so hard to get good photos of this one.. the white stitching shows up great in person but not in photos.. I think my kitchen is too bright.. Maybe on a cloudy day I can get some better pics and replace these..
 I used some plaid ribbon for the bow and added a pick on each side of evergreens ..pine cones.. and red berries.. I took one of the ice skate ornaments off the ice skate tree and hung it from the chicken knob..
I pieced together pieces of sticky board since it doesn't come in a big enough length.. it worked out fine, and you cannot tell where it is pieced together..

 The design is adorable and I love the colors!
 I stitched it on 28 count light grey Monaco that I Tea /coffee dyed...and used the called for Classic Colorworks threads.. I used red ticking for the back that it is mounted on..

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