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