Birds of a Feather

by Birds of a Feather.  Although I stitched this a few years back, I didn't do the finishing until October 2012.  From the 1998 Just Cross-Stitch ornament issue.  Stitched in cotton threads, both overdyed and DMC.  Natural linen.

 

 

"Kindness Sampler"

This is stitched on Permin linen.  I think it was 32 but if may be 28 count.  It is a beautiful ginger color.  The threads are mostly Weeks Dye Works hand dyed cotton threads but the dark brown is DMC cotton floss.  The design is 8" square and I think the frame is about 12" square.  I stitched this in April 2010.


"Snow Day Christmas Stocking"

This is Greg's stocking.  I stitched this in 2005.  It's on 28 count Natural linen by Wichelt.  It's stitched in DMC, Caron Waterlilies, Weeks Dye Works, and Dragon Colors floss.  The fabric is appliqued to the linen and edged with a blanket stitch.  The names are felted iron-on letters - I love the font.  Each stocking is decorated with bells and cording hangers. 

 


"Special Delivery Christmas Stocking"

This is Hallie's stocking.  I stitched this in 2005.  It's on 28 count Natural linen by Wichelt.  It's stitched in DMC, Caron Waterlilies, Weeks Dye Works, and Dragon Colors floss.  The fabric is appliqued to the linen and edged with a blanket stitch.  The names are felted iron-on letters - I love the font.  Each stocking is decorated with bells and cording hangers.  That's Madeline's hand grabbing the bell on the end - she's 22 months old now!

These stockings were made as a pair for my sister-in-law and her husband.  You can see them below.

I love the way these turned out and I'm sure Hallie and Greg will love them as well.  If not, I can replace their names with those of people who will be more appreciative.  Joking!

 



"Bitter Flower Sampler"
I stitched this in the fall of 2003. It is stitched on 30-count cream Monaco evenweave over one thread using one strand of floss. The floss is the recommended Weeks Dye Works floss. I left out the verse, as I thought it looked crowded. It originally said "The bee sucks honey out the the bitterest flower." It looks crooked in the photograph, but it's really not. It hangs in my over-one hallway.

 



"Scared Silly"
This was a fun project to stitch. It is done on Permin Linen using Weeks Dye Works overdyed floss. The project took me about six days to stitch. 

 


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