monthly cross stitch series – April

 

April is a promise that May is bound to keep.  ~Hal Borland

 

Today we bring you the fourth design in our monthly cross stitch blog series, designed by Terry Loewen. This cross stitch blog series offers you an embroidered design of the same size to change every month just as you change your calendar picture!

 

April showers

 

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April blog block project

old green paper sheet with tape isolated on white

block of the month-April

designed by Terry Loewen

 

materials

For product information, see sources below.

• Wichelt 28-ct linen in No. 76153 Country Blue

• DMC embroidery floss in No. 208, No. 210, No. 221, No. 320, and No. 469

• Mill Hill Beads Glass Treasures in No 12119 and No. 12227

• Embroidery needle and hoop, iron and ironing surface, scissors

 

instructions

Note: Grid size is 100W x 75H. Design area is 4.57” x 4.50” (64 stitches x 63 stitches).

1. Following chart, back stitch using two strands of floss and cross stitch using one.

2. Use an Algerian Eye stitch (star stitch) for flowers in top banner.

3. Use a daisy stitch for leaves in banner above “April.”

4. For bunny, use No. 12119 Glass Treasures, and for peeps, use No. 12227.

5. Outline egg with a split stitch.

6. Hand wash gently in cool water and press face down to dry.

7. Sew bunny as indicated by stitch mark.

8. Adhere peeps as indicated by stitch marks

9. Frame as desired.

 

The DMC Corporation

(973) 589-0606

dmc-usa.com

Wichelt Imports, Inc./Mill Hill Beads

wichelt.com

 

 

 

“what is it?” Wednesday #155

 

Welcome back to play “What is it?” Wednesday!

Ready to play?

Here’s how:

• Take a look at the photo below.

• Please leave your guess (of the identity of the vintage item) as a comment.

• Stop back in on Friday to see the puzzle revealed—and to read the guesses (we don’t post them until the answer is revealed)!

Happy guessing! 

 

155 what is it 

 

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket—hang them up instead!

Create & Decorate:

Sharing again for you to create a basket full for Easter!

Originally posted on Create & Decorate—the blog:

Our friend, coworker, and creator of many things stitched (who answers to the name of Vickie, and is the Assistant Editor of Knit N’ Style magazine), always has a fun display in the window of her workspace. Vickie is happy to share her cute egg garland design with the Create & Decorate blog readers! Leave a comment, if you like, for us to share with Vickie.

The most important part of this instruction? Create the eggs in yarn colors that will make you smile.

Spring Eggs and Cable Cord Garland

Designed by Vickie Zelizo

Cable Cord Garland

Size 7 dpn

Cable needle (cn)

After working each row, do not turn; slip the stitches to the right end of the needle.

CO 5 sts

Rows 1-4: Knit

Row 5: K1, slip next st to cn, hold in front, K2, K1 from cn, K1

Spring Egg Pattern

Materials

Lily Sugar ’n Cream…

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“What is it?” 154 – the answer

Wow, congrats to Trina! The only sly dog that guessed correctly this week!

Of course, it didn’t help that we turned the photo sideways to be tricky… guess we won’t do that again next week!

This week our vintage item was a metronome! We remember painstakingly trying to time our piano lesson to one just like this.

Tick, tock, tick, tock…

See you next week to play again. Happy weekend!

To read this week’s guesses visit the original puzzle post:  http://createanddecorate.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/what-is-it-wednesday-154/

154 metronome

oops! To err is human…

 

*sigh*

We must admit that, once again, you have caught us red-faced.

In our May/June 2014 issue (http://createanddecorate.com/backissues/2014-issues/) we featured the very sweet Daisy doll, designed by Kim Grasso. We missed placing the Bodice pattern on the pattern pull-out section. Please hop on over to our website to print out the pattern for her now: http://createanddecorate.com/corrections/

We regret the error, and ask for your forgiveness. Kim has already forgiven us, and we know you will… our readers are kind like that. THANK YOU!

Tune in next issue when we will inadvertently make yet another mistake… Just kidding! :-)

 

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“what is it?” Wednesday #154

Welcome back to play “What is it?” Wednesday!

Ready to play?

Here’s how:

• Take a look at the photo below.

• Please leave your guess (of the identity of the vintage item) as a comment.

• Stop back in on Friday to see the puzzle revealed—and to read the guesses (we don’t post them until the answer is revealed)!

Happy guessing!

154 what is it