Friday, March 27, 2020

Finishes & Conversions

Sorry for being missing from my blog for a while. This whole COVID-19 virus situation seems to have turned normal routines upside down for people worldwide, including myself.  I did post a new FlossTube video last weekend. It's pretty much a full hour of nothing but haul. I showed off a bunch of new pieces of fabric I got from Brandy at BeStitchMe along with my haul from the recent Nashville market. If you haven't watched it yet, head over to my YouTube channel to check it out.

I've also had a few recent finishes. I thought I would share those now along with the color conversions I did on each of them.

February 29 - Dorothy's Red Shoes by The Little Stitcher


This is a free design which can be found on Laura's blog. I stitched this piece on 22 ct Toast Aida from BeStitchMe. I used most of the called for colors, but did switch out the called for DMC 355 for DMC 321 which is a brighter red. The 355 just looked a bit too brown on my chosen fabric. 

This was my sixth finish of 20 for my Year of Smalls challenge.

March 15 - Spring Hare Etching by Heart in Hand


This adorable design from Cecilia Turner of Heart in Hand can be found in the Spring 2020 issue of Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher magazine. I stitched it on 32 ct Platinum Lugana using Belle Soie silks from Classic Colorworks (CC) in placed of the called for CC cottons. Here's my conversion:

  • CC Sticks and Twigs - used Belle Soie Mudpie
  • CC Tennessee Red Clay - used Belle Soie Fresh Raspberries
This was my seventh finish of 20 for my Year of Smalls challenge.

March 24 - Bee Kind Scissor Fob by Vonna Pfeiffer/Fiber Talk


This adorable scissor fob designed by Vonna was released as a free design from Fiber Talk as part of the #BeWellAndStitch movement. (This movement was the brain child of Cecilia Turner of Heart in Hand. She also has a cute freebie on her website.) I stitched Vonna's design on 16 count Wren Aida from Picture This Plus using the following conversion:

  • DMC 310 - used called for
  • DMC 961 - used GAST Poppy
  • DMC 3845 - used GAST Tropical Ocean
  • DMC 801 - used GAST Sarsaparilla
  • DMC 725 - used GAST Sunflower
  • DMC 543 - used Accentuate Metallic Thread - 032 Glacier

This was my eighth finish of 20 for my Year of Smalls challenge.

March 26 - Stay Home and Stitch by Erica Michaels


This is another design released as part of the #BeWellAndStitch movement. It's one of two companion designs from Erica Michaels which can be downloaded from her website.

The original design calls for 44 ct linen and Gloriana silks. I had neither of those things in my stash. Instead, I stitched mine over one on 28 count linen using CC fibers. Here's my conversion:

  • Gloriana Old Red Barn - used Classic Colorworks (CC) Campfire
  • Gloriana Italian Gold - used CC Honeycomb
  • Gloriana Acorns - used CC Bramble Bush

This was my ninth finish of 20 for my Year of Smalls challenge.

I hope you're all staying safe during the crisis facing our world right now. Please self-isolate as much as possible and take every social distancing precaution recommended when you must go out for food or necessities.

Until next time ... be well and stitch.

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