Maria's Busy Stitching

Member Since Oct 21, 2004

I hope you enjoy looking at the things I have stitched over the years. Posting at this site has been a lot of fun. The bonus that no one told us when it comes to our stitching is the friendships that are made!
Maria's Busy Stitching


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I used DMC for the face and hands and DMC Color Variation for the baskets, hair, etc. I used overdyed floss that my sis and I played around with with great results. I don't recall what the fabric could be. Paulette Stewart's company name is Plum Street Samplers.
Designer: Plum Street Samplers  
Subject: Sayings - Stitching  
Status: Complete
Posted: May 23, 2014
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
From the Feb 07 Just Cross Stitch magazine. Stitched with DMC Color Variations, 2 DMC greens and DMC 712 #12 perle. Stitched on 28 count "coffee" material. I think it's either Jubilee or Jobelan, but more likely Jubilee. The design called for 2 ply 712 floss. Didn't like the look so cut it out and replaced it with the perle.
Designer: Elizabeth Foster  
Subject: Plants / Flowers  
Status: Complete
Posted: May 19, 2014
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
Over the weekend I stitched 4 of these with different coloured handles and threads. This overdyed fabric might be Snickerdoodle. Free design from the Patrick's Woods website.
Designer: Patrick Woods  
Subject: Miscellaneous  
Status: Complete
Posted: March 4, 2014
Stitched For: Gift
Finished As: Unfinished  
This was a kit and I used the Crescent Colors that were included except for the pink for her face, arms and legs. Stitched on 32 count dirty/raw/natural linen with metallic threads woven in.
Designer: Nora Corbett  
Subject: Fantasy  
Status: Complete
Posted: March 4, 2014
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
Stitched on 32 count linen perhaps Flax with DMC, GAST, Weeks and Valdani Flosses.
Designer: The Trilogy  
Subject: Miscellaneous  
Status: Complete
Posted: March 4, 2014
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
Stitched on a 32 count linen, perhaps Flax with DMC, GAST, Weeks and Valdani threads. You can stitch them across as I did or vertical or individual.
Designer: The Trilogy  
Subject: Seasons - Spring  
Status: Complete
Posted: March 4, 2014
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
This wee kit was a gift. The kit included the fabric, beads and flower button. I used DMC floss. Started Jan. 2/14 and finished Jan. 3/14. Don't have a clue how I'll finish it up at this time.
Designer: Lizzie Kate, Inc.  
Subject: Plants / Flowers  
Status: Complete
Posted: January 4, 2014
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
Stitched on 32 count Belfast linen with floss I picked out. Finished it about an hour before midnight New Year's Eve. Watch out for that bottom border. It's not the same as the top nor is it the same as in the picture. From 2011 Just Cross Stitch Special Ornament book. Cynthia Daly Bradford is Little by Little Design Co.
Designer: Cynthia Daly Bradford  
Subject: Sayings - Seasonal  
Status: Complete
Posted: January 4, 2014
Stitched For: Gift
Finished As: Unfinished  
Aren't they sweet? The piece of 18 count dove grey Davos was large enough to stitch two; one for my DIL and one for me. Used gold blending filament instead of 413 for her dress and 221 instead of 413 again for the sleees. From book 30 from 1986 "Gentle Harvest". They'll be made into little ornament pillows.
Designer: The Cricket Collection  
Subject: Angels  
Status: Complete
Posted: December 31, 2013
Stitched For: Gift
Finished As: Unfinished  
Another piece I had started and put aside. This kit came with 2 pieces of linen and Soie d'Alger silks from Keinik. I'm going to stitch one of the bands on the plain piece of linen before finishing it up as the accent.
Designer: Periwinkle Promises  
Subject: Samplers  
Status: Complete
Posted: December 31, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
A friend told me about these free charts at Sharon Bennett's blog. She's also known as Daffycat and has offered these reindeer over the years. Stitched on Amber 28 count linen using DMC floss. This one is going to have a fancy edge and made into a bellpull.
Designer: Sharon Bennett  
Subject: Christmas - Animals  
Status: Complete
Posted: December 31, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
A friend told me about the Daffycat blog last year. If you asked you got a free chart. The Tree Reindeer is this year's free one. Sharon kindly flipped the 2012 for me. Stitched on overdyed 18 count fabric with DMC floss. My friend finishes things so nicely, so I'm letter her finish it up the way she wants. Anxious to see the result.
Designer: Sharon Bennett  
Subject: Christmas - Animals  
Status: Complete
Posted: December 31, 2013
Stitched For: Gift
Finished As: Unfinished  
I just picked floss colours I had on hand from other Christmas projects instead of the called for GAST threads. Used 32 count Lambswood linen. Haven't decided if it's to be framed or made into a small pillow.
Designer: JBW Designs  
Subject: Christmas - Animals  
Status: Complete
Posted: December 31, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
Stitched on 18 count Khaki Davos with DMC threads. It's to be a door pillow for my middle son.
Designer: The Prairie Schooler  
Subject: Christmas - Santa  
Status: Complete
Posted: December 31, 2013
Stitched For: Gift
Finished As: Unfinished  
Stitched on 32 count Driftwood Belfast with DMC floss. Have to do the finishing as a door knob pillow.
Designer: Pineberry Lane  
Subject: Christmas - Other  
Status: Complete
Posted: December 31, 2013
Stitched For: Gift
Finished As: Unfinished  
The moment I saw this chart, I ordered it from my LNS. I used DMC floss tweeded for the house and the blue/black border around the words. Used solid DMC for the deep rose flowers and the vine. Also used some Valdani threads that I had on hand. Stitched on 32 count fabric from an estate that had a bit of stitches completed that I removed. This is a newer designer. Enjoyable stitch too. Do you see the date? 11/12/13
Designer: Abby Rose Designs  
Subject: Samplers  
Status: Complete
Posted: December 31, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
This was my Sunday project for a long time. Finished it this past Sept. Sandy Orton from Kooler Design Studio did the adaptation. Used the DMC threads from the kit and the 28 count fabric. They were quite skimpy with the fabric. The words prompted me to buy the kit.
Designer: Kooler Design Studio  
Subject: Religious / Inspirational  
Status: Complete
Posted: December 31, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
Once I found the needleroll and stitched it, I got this out and started and finished it too using all the items in the kit.
Designer: Shepherd's Bush  
Subject: Garden / Nature Themes  
Status: Complete
Posted: December 31, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
I bought this kit in Oct. 99 at Stitchvilee USA in Mpls. Stitched it this past summer using the DMC floss and linen from the kit. It too can be either a pin cushion or sachet.
Designer: Tristan Brooks Designs  
Subject: Miscellaneous  
Status: Complete
Posted: December 31, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
Another Beyond Cross Stitch kit from Victoria Sampler using all the items in the kit. I suppose you could call these samplers in a way as they are a sample of various stitches.
Designer: The Victoria Sampler  
Subject: Miscellaneous  
Status: Complete
Posted: December 31, 2013
Stitched For: Home
Finished As: Unfinished  
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