Jan Hicks Creates – Flosstube #50 – Cross Stitch WIP Parade for Stitch Maynia 2019

Started working on Shades of Gold by Northern Expressions Needlearts after reskeining the large skeins of silk from Missus Sedas into smaller, more mangeable skeins for stitching. Two new Flosstubers to check out:CreatedtoCreateBH – has great multi-media ideas for finishing cross stitchCynthia Brew Creates – is a fairly new cross stitcher and has jumped in with both feet. Lots of lovely projects. And now, my … Continue reading Jan Hicks Creates – Flosstube #50 – Cross Stitch WIP Parade for Stitch Maynia 2019

Jan Hicks Creates – Changing Floss Colors and Fabric of a Design

Using the design Quilter’s Cottage by Lori Holt/Bee in my Bonnet Co Designs, in this video I show you my process for changing up the colors of floss used and how to decide what size and color of fabric to use. Hope you find this helpful! If clicking on the above image doesn’t work, please click here. Continue reading Jan Hicks Creates – Changing Floss Colors and Fabric of a Design

Jan Hicks Creates Flosstube #12

Back to my regular updates!  I covered lots, and below you will find the links to everything and more pictures! Slide show of Antelope Slot Canyon at beginning Flosstube channels to check out: Doodlebug Stitcher – did an interesting version of Maynia. Started 16 or 17 new ones, and then went back to them for the second half of the month. Bought some fun fabric … Continue reading Jan Hicks Creates Flosstube #12

Stitch Maynia Day 28

I have been anxious to start this one ever since I got the linen. Printed linen wasn’t something that existed back in the 90s/early 2000s, which was when I pretty much stopped stitching. So, to discover all of the possibilities that are out there with printed linen has been fun. And Nichole Franklin of Kaniki’s Whims and Prims does it right up my alley. Now, … Continue reading Stitch Maynia Day 28

Stitch Maynia Day 27

Today I got to visit a little bit with another one of my loves, the Modern Folk Embroidery Four Seasons Mystery Sal. Boy, that’s a mouthful, isn’t it! And it’s not a small project either, but it’s going to be an amazing piece when finished!   This is the one I had to restart when I realized I had oriented it on the fabric wrong. Made … Continue reading Stitch Maynia Day 27

Stitch Maynia 2018 Day 25

Day 25 saw me working on the gorgeous Chatelaine pattern Taj Mahal Mandala Garden. It has been about a year since I have picked it up, so it was a real pleasure to work on it again. I am currently working on the satin stitches around the center square. According to the chart, these should be done in the Woven Scotch stitch. I found this … Continue reading Stitch Maynia 2018 Day 25

Stitch Maynia 2018 Day 24

Today’s start was the sweet design from Plum Street Sampler called Woolemina. I am using some Victorian Motto Sampler Threads in this, which actually seems to be true of a lot of my starts for Maynia. The colors used in this are similar to what I’m using for Spring Jack and Blackberry House, two other Plum Street Sampler designs I’ve started for Stitch Maynia. I … Continue reading Stitch Maynia 2018 Day 24