The 2014 summer issue!

 

The July/August 2014 issue is on it’s way to subscribers, and will be available on newsstands June 10! You may also order a copy online if that suits your fancy: createanddecorate.com/

Just a sample of the projects inside includes painted gourd chicken house banties, crocheted mini lampshade cover, painted pull toy series–moo, chicken scratch rug hooking, miss 4th of july doll, quilted floral placemats, cross stitch wedding sampler, geranium appliqué, painted rosebud tray, and much, much more!

Peruse the pics below, and then head on over to our website to see what else is new! createanddecorate.com

WWMAR05 PGS.06-07

 

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“what is it?” #160 – the answer

Welcome back for the big reveal! This week our puzzle piece came from a pair of men’s vintage ice hockey skates. We thought we might just baffle you with an out-of-season item, but you out-witted us once again! 🙂 To read this week’s guesses, check back with Wednesday’s original post. 160 mens skates

“what is it?” Wednesday #160

Time 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!

160 what is it

 

“what is it?” #159 – the answer

 

Welcome back for the big reveal!

(Sorry for the absence of our usual Friday reveal… it seems we can’t always rely on computers when we are away!  Oops!)

 

Last week we chose an item that we thought fitting for Memorial Day weekend — a Girl Scout canteen.

 

Oh, there was no fooling most of you this week. To read the guesses, please view our original puzzle post.

 

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“what is it?” Wednesday #159

 

Hooray, it’s time 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!

159 what is it

 

Monthly cross stitch series—May

MAY frame

The world’s favorite season is the spring.
All things seem possible in May. 
~Edwin Way Teale

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

Monthly cross stitch series—May

designed by Terry Loewen

materials

For product information, see sources below.

• Wichelt Imports Jobelan in No. 429-512 Blueberry

• DMC embroidery floss in Blanc, No. 550, No. 553, No. 554, No. 3051, No. 3052, No. 3053

• Mill Hill

—Petite Glass Seed Beads in No. 42029 Tapestry Teal

—Glass Treasures in No. 12028 Medium Tulip Matte Rosaline and 12029 Small Bell Flower Marbled Blue

• 6” x 6” frame of choice, double sided tape, embroidery hoop, foamcore, iron and ironing surface, needle, scissors

 

instructions

See chart below.

Note: Grid size is 75W x 75H and design area is 4.93” x 4.71” (69 x 66 stitches). Do not attach beads before pressing dry or fabric will pucker and not dry around beads.

1. Following chart, stitch design. French knots are done in No. 554, and backstitches are done in No. 553 and 3051.

2. When design is complete, cut foamcore to fit frame.

3. Handwash stitched design gently in cool water, then gentlysqueeze out excess water.

4. Press face down to dry.

5. Stitch on beads with coordinating thread.

6. Center stitchery on foamcore with double sided tape and press down. Place in frame.

 

sources

The DMC Corporation

(973) 589-0606

dmc-usa.com

Mill Hill Beads

(800) 356-9438

millhill.com

Wichelt Imports, Inc.

wichelt.com

May x stitch block of the month

symbol chart

Find the other block charts and instructions on our blog, too!

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“what is it?” 158 – the answer

Welcome back for the big reveal! As many of you guessed correctly, this week our vintage mystery item is a hand-crank flour sifter. A bit rusty to use to bake a cake tonight, but a gem all the same. To read the guesses, head on back to the original post on the home page (because WordPress isn’t cooperating for us to link directly for you today-sorry).

Happy weekend, all, see you next Wednesday to play another round of our “what is it?” guessing game!

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