Monday, March 16, 2015

SPRING FINISHES AND MAIL !!!!

Is anyone ready for Spring? I'm ready!  It is a beautiful sunny day here in Alabama and so warm! It makes me want to do some yard work. Hope everyone enjoyed the Nashville Market releases! I ordered a good bit of new stash. Here are some pictures:

 Hands On Designs - A Year Of Chalk - April. Can't wait to start this one. I will finish it as a interchangeable display. I love the gunmetal linen and the floss colors. A great monthly project to stitch!

 With Thy Needle and Thread Designs. Love all these designs! Brenda released about 11 designs this year for Spring! I already have ideas for the little pinkeeps! 

Then my favorites... I love any charts with animals, so these projects I just had to have! Stacy Nash Designs! That was my mail for today!!! 

I have been busy in the craft studio. I finished some stitching and I went to Michaels (and used my coupons) and came across some frames, well... not frames as a frame, but chalkboards that I saw had other uses..

 This cutie was a chalkboard frame. I removed the chalkboard from the back and made it in a frame for my Shepherds Bush - Spring Lamb. I had stitched this one years ago. I had been looking for just the right frame.  I think I found it. It was a little long, so a added a piece and fabric with burlap trim and a little ribbon. What do y'all think?
Another Chalkboard. This one is an easel. I cut a piece of cardboard the same size as inside of the frame and spray glued some fabric to it. Then I made the flat square with the design. I bought some sticky Velcro and added to the panel and the back of the cross stitch. I can just change out each month. I also can change out the cardboard with another fabric covered cardboard square. It just pops in the frame.  Now I need to start May's design. I love these word plays by WTN&T.

I have more stitching to finish today. I finished 2 pin keeps last night. I stuffed with Lavender. They smell so good. I will be putting them on my sell site - Homestead Needleworkes.  I have a pin drum cut and ready to put together.  So stayed tuned....
Till Later....

4 comments:

CraftyGurl said...

great finishes so far. I am in love with the Year in Chalks. I bought one whole big piece of that gunmetal gray, which yes by the way is awesome. I hope to start on the first one this weekend. They are so cheerful!!

Thank god for this beautiful weather. It has been so awesome here in South Carolina WooHoo I almost forgot what the sun looked liked LOL

Take Care and have a great night!!

Linda said...

Your finishes look great April. Love all of your new stash.

Linda

cucki said...

awww so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee x

Anne said...

Ingenious use of chalkboards! I love the idea of the interchangeable one! Something I need to do too! Great new charts. You have lots of great stitching ahead of you!