Friday, December 30, 2011

Winter Into Spring -Pattern Coming Soon!

Frosted Stitches is proud to present:

Winter Into Spring

 A simple tuffet design with no complicated stitching but a wonderful "Frosted" look when completed. A few simple threads, two shades of Kreinik, and one beads is all that is required to complete the stitching. Full finishing instructions will be included with purchase, with easy to follow written and a few pictures thrown in to help illustrate the process. You are encouraged to pull together any color combinations you find fun and interesting but please share photos as I will add them to the gallery pages!  

This pattern will be added to my Designers Blog Frosted Stitches and will be available through Paypal as a PDF upon payment.......

Please bare with me as the blog is not fully up and running quite yet.
Any questions please feel free to contact me at:

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

In order left to right
Dakota, Cauy, Dalton, Wyatt

Hope everyone has had a safe and fun filled day today! here is a few pics of our day here in Colorado.
Dakota and Cauy
I just love this candle!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

My Christmas Heart

Since Mom finished her Christmas Heart I figured the gig was up and you could see mine too! So here is whatit looks like for those who are curious what it would look like in red and green!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Heart SAL - Free to Blog Followers!

I am beginning my first SAL for my followers today. It will be a short and sweet SAL that will be completed before Christmas! Perfect for a small tree or scissor fob. Yes, it is kind of a mystery SAL!

I will have the first section in PDF listed to download from this post, you will have to stitch part one to receive part two. Simply email me a picture or blog link to the post of your pic and I will email you the second part and the finishing instructions a few days later.

A few rules....

1. You must be a follower of my blog.
2. You must stitch part one to receive part two.
3. You may post about this SAL anywhere you would like but please only link to the post and
    not the PDF as all of the info it not in the PDF.
4. Have fun with changing the colors!

Directions for stitching:

These may seem complicated but they are quite simple to follow.

Download the pattern
You will need to small pieces of fabric in TWO DIFFERENT colors that go well together. Each piece needs to be about 6 in square to complete the design.

After picking the fabrics you can decide if you are matching the fabrics or contrasting your threads to your fabric.

You will need one thread to match each fabric but it's better to go a shade or two darker or lighter so it shows up well.

Next you will choose two specialty threads (Marlett, Satin floss, Kreinik) two match closely to your threads.

And lastly you will need a bead to match one of your threads.

For example: This is what I chose

Red and Green fabric 28 count (both must be the same count)
Red and green silks
Red and green Kreinik
Dk green beads

It would be very wise to write down on the key your choices so you don't get lost between part one and two. Any questions? If you have one please post it in the comments as others may run across the same questions and I can post my reply there and hopefully save some time for everyone.
not actual pattern photo

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Paris so far!

It doesn't look like much but this took all week! The entire center is over one!

Now back to Indian Summer......

Monday, December 5, 2011

WIPocalypse 2012

I joined in an awesome SAL called the WIPocalpse 2012...Basically you update every full moon with the progress made on your WIP over the previous month. Simple right....Until I saw how many things on my list were huge...factor in the extra hours at work instead of stitching and yeah...this will be challenging! Details for my list of WIP's in on the page at the top here is the link..

If you are feeling adventurous and with to join in the fun here is the link to Measi's blogpost about it...

I really hope to finish off everything on my list.......

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A La Belle Etoile Finished!

It took me about 3 weeks total to finish this up but today I just wanted it done and out of my hair and I must say I adore it! So Here it is....

Worked over one on 32ct linen ( sorry I don't know the dyer) with HDF silks, I finished up a plain ol' brown paper box with some scrap paper and trim, ribbons of course and a few tiny buttons. Everything I used I had on hand except the box...which was Suppose to be a gift for a teacher at school but ...she ain't gettin it, cuz I fell in love with it! LOL

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New Start and my Hand Dyed Fabric!

Ok so mom talked me into doing this nexrt huge thing with her and so I had to find a good huge piece of fabric which I DO NOT have so I dyed up some 32 count with some teal dye I had on hand and then after TWO hours of playing in the silks and DMC and Anchor we finally came across something for everything listed since the fibers called for are WAY out of my price range for this coming year!

Here is the fabric I dyed

and here it is with tthe colors pulled for it!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas is coming and the Peacock has landed!

So we have a little peacock and it took me forever to find the perfect place for him to sit on the tree but I think we did it! Here is our tree for this year!

AND of course since I was off work today I finished my Savannah's Curtsy into a different kind of stand up (I LOVE IT!) It took forever to put it together but I think it was worth the three hours of pinning and un-pinning and trip to walmart for different pins and them more pinning!

Here is the update to the SAL..This is halfway through.....

And some progress made on the Indian Summer Mandela that I started forever ago!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Let It Snow!

Here is how I finished up the ornament Mom designed....

I had most of this on hand except the bells and ribbon on the outside, I really lucked out finding those at Micheals (took two seperate one's to find them in the right size!)

I want to send a Thank You out to marie for the ribbon on the bottom of this one! It is perfect!!!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Another Small Finish

I finished mom's freebie for this Christmas and I chose a little different color palette for mine....

Just in case anyone wants the colors I used here is the list for the conversion. ALL the numbers are Kreinik and the beads are Mill Hill.

Tree - 5982
Trunk- 5005
Words - 684
Kloster Blocks - DMC White with two stands 032 blending filament
Smyrna Crosses - 006
Beads - 60479

Here is what I have finished on the Thread Basket SAL for Part two and restitching part one as I go, I had to frog the entire house due to a mishap in measuring the big deal since stitching over one is twice as fast for me!

It seams my last post was cut short a little ..I was having problems with blogger at the time and was just happy most of what I was saying made it to the web.

Next to the stretcher is going to be another small for a fabric box for one of my sons teachers....Not sure what to stitch but I have a pattern for a fun stocking ornament that might work. I'm not sure what to stitch since I don't know what she celebrates for the holidays!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Savannah's Curtsy! Finished...Finally

So only two weeks passed the amount of time I wanted to take to stitch this pattern but oh well...She is done and I can't wait to see what I end up with after I finish it into a welcome sign.....

Interestingly enough I was always under the impression that she didn't have a face showing in this design...I thought it was more of a "Sunbonnet Sue" looking design...Well, that's what I get for not looking very close because low and behold there are eyelashes down there! She is indeed bowing her head to the right and the part I thought was a bonnet is HAIR! LOL

Next on the menu is a little frogging to do ...well, ok ALOT of frogging to do ...remember a few posts ago I showed the first part to a SAL from The Thread Basket???? Well I don't understand how I managed to not calculate the correct size piece of fabric I needed and so I will be frogging the house and stitch the design over one. I love the fabric so much for this design I simply HAVE to do it on this.

Future stitching plans are always in motion at least for me but there are a few designs I need to finish before begining anything new...One is the SAL listed above and two is Villa Mirabilia. I also have several partial things sitting around that need finishing up as in Ro

Thursday, November 10, 2011

This Weeks Update

I won't have a whole lot of time over the next few days to post so I figured I better get some fresh pics up here now....

Savannah is coming close to the end and even though I am totally sick of white I only have a little bit left!

And this is Part 1 of the Thread Basket's SAL thats in progress....

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Savannah is in the home stretch!

It's been a few days since I updated this so I thought you might like to see how she is coming...

I have basically all the white left and a few areas of shading in the dress,beads, and backstitch and she will be done!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

More Winter Suprizes!

So on the way home from the store we almost ran into the back of another car and after I finished yelling I realised why he stopped in the middle of the road as he did.....

I realise it is blurry but at night this is the best my camera will do...One of these days I really should take a class!

these ice cycles are about 18" long!

and this poor tree is all loaded down with snow from today.....I love to look at the snow but I really don't ever want to drive in it again! (not without my durango!)

Winter is here!

So last night we were suppose to get snow 2-3 inches OVER NIGHT, NOT before I left work so I took the two wheel drive POS truck and almost had to sleep on the side of the road! No worries I got home and it only took me twice as long as usual, and I only got stuck once! (and I really can blame the plows for that since I was puttering along to slow and we have to pull over for them to pass, so into the deep snow I went and it took forever for the truck to slide its way out again!)

This morning I awoke to a beautiful fully snow covered parking lot and so I tholught I had to show pics since this was not a "winter storm warning" storm but the one last week was????? I think our weather guys are smoking something! Anyway, the schools are closed and I'm off work tonight and tomorrow which translates to A WHOLE LOT OF STITCHIN TIME!!!!!! YEAH!!!!! Maybe I can get Savannah done??????

Here are winter pics- they look more dreary than it really is but the camera and I are not getting along, and so they look all dark but really it is nice and bright out but still snowing!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Savannah, and my halloween costume!

Ok so I was hoping to have savannah done by today however it didn't happen! And I missed it by a long shot! LOL here is her so far.....

And my Halloween costume for work, since we were encouraged to dress up and I do like a challenge I am going to be the Wicked Witch of the West's Cook!  Inspired by a panel we got in at me walmart for an apron with the Witch on it I decided to go ahead and make the chef hat purple and then everything else pretty much fell into place. The skirt fabric is for my sons quilt and so I couldn't alter it so I folded it over a belt and over lapped the edges and so theres the skirt! Black shirt, purple chef hat, yarn crochet hair(thanks to Mom's genius idea!)

PS - Fake eyelashes are a pain in the butt! and heels + Walmart = stupid idea! The shoes didn't make it an hour but none of my co workers seemed to mind, and we really didn't have many customers so I ended up in socks most of the night!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Winter storm warning my foot!

This is the results of our winter storm warning over night! We were told we were getting 8 inches! I don't think it is quite adding up to that yet but they are still saying 4-6 today...I'll believe it when I see it! LOL

Either way my boys are staying home from school. A few times in the past the day has started off innocently and ended with me having to pick the boys up in the middle of a blizzard half way through the day. I have learned to err on the side of caution with Colorado weather!

Only Six days left!

So far the progress on this has been hampered by everything from needing to clean the house, work, and now a winter storm! FIVE hours over the last two day were wasted waiting for tires on two different vehicles to be done. Needless to say I think on this one I am going to miss my time frame for completion.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Weekend Progress for Savannah's Curtsy

With only 8 days to go I really need to get busy on this! I really should be about halfway however since I work alot of hours on the weekends I didn't get the normal amount finished. I did manage to get the floor done! So now it's all about the dress!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Day Five Progress....

Mom was ever so nice to send the few colors of floss I was missing so I was able to go back and fill in a few places I was missing.. BUT that meant I wasn't able to work all the way up and around her hands so instead I am working across and finishing the floor and then I will work up the entire dress.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Savannah's Day Four Update

I really didn't get much done yesterday but today I have a lot of stitching time so I hope to get the ruffles up the right side and then work across the arms and back down the other ruffle. I had to move her to I different frame since my Q-snap didn't have enough room to use magnets to hold the pattern still. (YES it was driving me nuts) I usually can manage small areas without the pattern in front of me but not on a full sized mira!

Anyway on to the eye candy!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Day Three!

The right side of the floor is done and I'm beginning to work up the dress.....

Now onto the fun parts!

Do you ever look at a picture the designers have posted and even though you see the design it still suprises you as you stitch it? Well, when I pulled the threads for this project they seemed very boring...mostly grays and browns with a few blues and greens..... I have full faith in Nora and her ability with color, so I am not worried at all that this design won't be every bit as beautiful as I think it will and even more so than the photo of it shows!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Savanah's Day Two Progress

Not much to report since I worked most of the day but I did manange to get a good start on the floor...

And of course before I could even finish this mira she has come out with a new one! Merchant Mermaid....I really like this one, it has an old world label feel to it like the old soap boxes or the soup cans....

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Welcome! Savanah's Curtsy

I am beginning to realise there are quite a few designs I want stitched for myself! So I am starting with one that I love but have not seen many people stitch..actually I haven't ever seen this one completed.
This is day one for Savanah's Curtsy.....

I usually have a large enough piece of fabric to begin in the bottom right hand corner and work up but this piece is exactly perfect in size and so to keep myself from getting to the top and finding out that I am out of room and should have started ten stitches south of where I did, I started in the middle and worked my way down to the bottom right hand corner.

Call me crazy but I want to have her finished by Halloween! ..That's about 16 days!

This coming wweek the boys are home from school and I have a very light work schedule....So yes it is possible!

If anyone has any ideas please let me know but there is a ton of kreinik in this and I want to sub in something else. the colors are 013 beige and 021 copper. I am debating using marlett or something similar.......