monthly cross stitch series! – January & February

While brainstorming with one of our favorite embroidery designers, Terry Loewen, we decided to begin a monthly cross stitch series with her designs. Of course, when the smoke was still circling our wonderful idea, it was still January. Not so much now. So, to keep our series in order we are offering BOTH January and February charts in this post. Since February is the shortest month, your fingers will need to be busy!

The idea of this blog series is to offer you a cross stitch design of same size to change every month just as you change your calendar picture.

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“January is here, with eyes that keenly glow,


A frost-mailed warrior striding a shadowy steed of snow.”– Edgar Fawcett

 

January Cupcake, monthly cross stitch series designed by Terry Loewen.

January Cupcake, monthly cross stitch series designed by Terry Loewen.

january cupcake

designed by Terry Loewen

materials

• Wichelt

—28-ct Jobelan in No. 429-508 Pink Dahlia

— No. GBFRM10 6” x 6” frame

• DMC embroidery floss in: white, 818, 3766, 3831, 3832, 4190,

• Button of choice, double sided tape, embroidery hoop, iron and ironing surface, needle, scissors

instructions

1. Stitch design using two strands of floss for cupcake and “January” and one strand for everything else.

2. Handwash in cool water, then gently squeeze out water and press facedown to dry.

3. Sew on button on with three strands of No. 3831 floss.

4. Apply double-sided tape to frame insert. Center design and place in frame.

January Cupcake cross stitch designed by Terry Loewen.

January Cupcake cross stitch designed by Terry Loewen.

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“Freezing
cold winds,
biting chills, and
white snow fluffed hills, 


Valentines day, oh how gay! Presidents’ day is coming our way.


February, sweet and small, greatest month of all.”
- Eric Lies

 

February Sweet Treat monthly cross stitch series designed by Terry Loewen.

February Sweet Treat monthly cross stitch series designed by Terry Loewen.

  

february sweet treat

designed by Terry Loewen

materials

Wichelt

—28-ct Jobelan in No. 429-508 Pink Dahlia

—No. GBFRM10 6” x 6” frame

Mill Hill Magnifica beads in No. 10056

DMC embroidery floss in DMC 602, 604, 938, 4200

Button of choice, double sided tape, embroidery hoop, iron and ironing surface, needle, scissors

instructions

1. Stitch Chocolates with two strands of floss and everything else, including beads, with one strand.

2. Stitch arrow in No. E316 floss.

3. Stitch February in No. 4200.

4. Sew French knots using No. 10056 beads.

5. Handwash in cool water, then gently squeeze out water and press facedown to dry.

6. Apply double-sided tape to frame insert. Center design and place in frame.

February treat cross stitch designed by Terry Loewen.

February treat cross stitch designed by Terry Loewen.

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