Episode 56: Limbo

 

Thank you so much for tuning in to the Cozyegg flosstube/podcast! In this episode I share my Stitch Maynia week 3 progress and the first foray into “the archives”.

WIPS:

  1. Birds of a Feather Mystery Sampler by With Thy Needle and Thread stitched with the called for overdyed threads on 40ct Weeks Confederate Grey.  SAL with Farm Girl and Felicity Stitches.  The hashtag on instagram is #WTNTBirdsofaFeatherSAL
  2. The King’s Vegetable Garden (aka Mystery 9 aka Le Potager du Roi) by Chatelaine Designs – silks, metallics, delicas & swarovski crystals on 32ct Lavender Mist by Zweigart

From the Archives:

  • The Ann Nelson Sampler 1828 by Threads Through Time
  • Sampler from 1808, North German by Permin of Copenhagen
  • Ann Wheatley 1829 by Needlework Press
  • The Sun & Moon Miniature Sampler Circa 1815 by The Scarlet Letter
  • Temptation by Praiseworthy Stitches
  • Elizabeth Buck Sampler by In the Company of Friends
  • A & E Long and Lean by The Traveling Stitcher
  • Adam and Eve Sampler (Gift of Stitching May 2009) by Elizabeth Talledo
  • Jane Philpott 1837: An Adam & Eve Sampler by Shakespeare’s Peddler
  • 1836 Mary Hannah Gipson Sampler (SANQ) by C Street Samplerworks
  • Adam & Eve Sampler by The City Stitcher
  • And All Was For An Appil by The Scarlet Letter
  • Temptation by Sheepish Designs
  • Adam and Eve Reproduction Sampler (CS&N May 2009) by Robin Laukhuf – link to Tanya’s finished sampler here.  I couldn’t find her conversion on her blog, but here it is:
    • Olde Willow Silk to NPI
      5~245
      6~693
      8~208
      9~123
      12~922 or 324
      14~855
      16~905
      18~988
      Olde Willow Silk to DMC
      5~730
      6~3046
      8~355
      9~407 or 3778
      12~3768 or 169
      14~754
      16~433
      18~822
  • Adam & Eve Sampler from JCS June 2016 by Vickie LoPiccolo Jennett & Christy Schmitz
  • Ann Sandles 1846 by With Thy Needle & Thread
  • Parrots Sampler by The Sampler Company
  • “Sachsentuch”, Merseburg 1763 by Kulturhistorisches Museum
  • Scottish Sampler by Needleprint
  • Margaret Hugh by Reflets du Soie (from the book Marquoirs d’Angleterre)

I am grateful for sunshine peeking through the windows.

Episode 55: Teeny Tiny Stitches

 

Thank you so much for tuning in to the Cozyegg flosstube/podcast! In this episode I share my 20Stitch Maynia week 2 vlog.

This week I worked on:

  • The King’s Vegetable Garden by Chatelaine Designs – stitching on 32ct Lavender Mist with silks, PTB, delicas, and Swarovski crystals
  • The Snooty Parrot Sampler by Barbara Ana Designs – stitching on 52/60 Vintage Light Examplar with Tudor Silks
  • Jinx by Raise the Roof Designs for #dark13stitching
  • Preparing to SAL on Birds of a Feather Mystery Sampler by With Thy Needle & Thread with Felicity Stitches and Farm Girl – stitching on 40ct Weeks Confederate Grey with the called for Weeks threads

Episode 54: When the Rooster Crows

 

Thank you so much for tuning in to the Cozyegg flosstube/podcast! In this episode I share my Stitch Maynia week 1 vlog.

This week I worked on:

  • Dutch Beauty by Permin of Copenhagen – stitching on 40ct linen I overdyed myself with my own color conversion to dark/jewel tone colors and using silks, overdyed cottons, and DMC.
  • The King’s Vegetable Garden by Chatelaine Designs (also referred to as Mystery 9 or Le Potager du Roi).  This is on 32ct Lavender Mist with silks, PTB, delicas, and Swarovski crystals.
  • Snooty Parrot Sampler by Barbara Ana Designs – stitching it on 52/60 Vintage Light Examplar linen with Gloriana Tudor Silks

Episode 52: 100 Days

 

I am behind on posting show notes!!

Thank you so much for tuning in to the Cozyegg flosstube/podcast! In this episode I share share two finishes and the beginning of #100daychatelainechallenge.
Show notes:
Finishes:
  1. Yule: Winter Solstice freebie by The Primitive Hare – stitched on 28ct Cashel Linen FOTM Exclusive Silkweaver with my own conversion to overdyed threads.
  2. Spring Celebration: Ostara freebie by The Primitive Hare – stitched on 32ct Silkweaver Golden Harvest with my own conversion to overdyed threads.
WIPs:
  1. Colonial Garden by Plum Street Samplers
  2. The King’s Vegetable Garden (Le Potager du Roi) by Chatelaine Designs
Kitted Up:
  1. From the Deep by Plum Street Samplers
  2. A is for Apple by With Thy Needle (Ellen Chester)
  3. Thread by Carriage House Samplings
  4. Jinx by Raise the Roof Designs
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 Currently reading: High Voltage by Karen Marie Moning (sooo good!!)

April WIPocalypse Check-In

Hard to believe it’s that time again for a WIPocalypse check in but here we are at the end of April/beginning of May!

Let me start off by showing you my progress on Mystery 9 (The King’s Vegetable Garden).  I am continuing with my 100 day challenge on this one and am currently at day 42 or so.

So here’s what it looked like on Day 1.

And the last time you saw it was on Day 6.  Here’s what it looks like now.

I completely finished the top right corner, including beads but no crystals.  Then I moved down and did the side pool and the steps.  I’ve made a good start on corner 3, the bottom right corner.  I’ve beaded those swirls on either side of the artichoke bed and stitched the green hedge with all the eyelet stitches.  I stitched and beaded the corner pool and then stitched and beaded the espalier trees.    Here’s a closer view of that corner.  The beads on the espalier trees are a very pale pink so they are a bit difficult to see.

I had hoped to get this corner completely finished in April, but that didn’t quite happen.  I did hit a point where I was feeling antsy to work on something else and I did start two new little pieces.

The first one is from the alphabet series by Carriage House Samplings (Kathy Barrick era).  I’ve had a plan to stitch this for my thread box for years and so I finally decided to just start it.  I’m stitching it with the called for threads except for the black – it calls for Black Crow which I don’t have, so I’m using DMC.  It also calls for an orange that I didn’t have so I’m just using the DMC equivalent.  I should be able to get it done without too much more work.

Next, I stumbled across another chart that’s been in my stash forever.  And I’ve been trying to find something to stitch on the beautiful Lovechild fabric that Christine from Stitch All the Things sent me.  Enter Friday the 13th coinciding with Dark 13 stitching and everything just clicked!

This is Jinx by Raise the Roof Designs that I’ve been in love with since I first laid eyes on it when it was released.  And there’s something I just love about the fact it’s on pink opalescent fabric.  So, I decided my Lovechild fabric had found its perfect pattern.

I started it on Friday the 13th and this is as far as I got before I switched back over to my Chatelaine stitching.  I’m using the called for thread for the yellow moon, but this chart also called for Black Crow (what are the odds?!) so I’m using Weeks Mascara instead.  And I didn’t have the white for the lightning bolt you can’t really see in the photo, so I’m using Parched Bones which was a limited edition thread for Jenny Bean Halloween (fun fact, Teresa from Shakespeare’s Peddler used to be half of Raise the Roof).

But, this is another piece I think will be a relatively quick stitch.  And it is something I’ve been wanting to stitch for a long time.

Finally, the last thing I worked on in April and managed to finish completely was my first design.  Completing this and releasing the pattern was on my WIPocalypse list for 2018, so it is a huge relief to have that finished.  If you want more info on it or want to purchase the chart, you can pop over here.

So, that wraps up April!  I’ll do a separate post with my May plans, including Stitch Maynia soon.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am grateful for gifted fabrics from friends.