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Jan Hicks Creates – Flosstube #46

Flosstube #46

Michelle Bendy Stitchy -Remember to find Michelle Garrette and subscribe to her new channel

Double the Stitchy Fun – thisnanastitches – Tamara and me chatting and stitching from opposites ends of the country!

WindyBay – Doris, fairly new to Flosstube

Mike’s crazy kitchen – video of making chili and watch for his video on how to make yogurt in the Instant Pot. Coming soon!

Projects this week: (Please click on image to see a larger version.)
Grateful Hearts by The Trilogy

Fractal Bookmark 705 by Cross stitch Collectibles

Green on Green by Rosewood Manor

Aloha Hawaii by Jeannette Douglas email for information on how to get this design.

Sea Glass by Carolyn Manning Designs

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Flosstube #45

Check out CZookStitch and her wonderful fabric choice for Harbor Haven. It’s going to be magnificent!

Flosstube #45

Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” – Aberjhani

A review of my Birthday Bash 2019 new starts:

  1. Aloha – 28 ct = 2 over 2  using same hand-dyed blue as Harbor Haven. Pattern can be found in April 2019 issue of Cross Stitch Crazy Magazine.
  2. Peonies – 32 ct unkn creamy/yellow linen – Stitched 2 over 2
  3. Spring door (Sweet Home – Spring) all four doors – 1 over 1 on 25 ct.- fabric
  4. Aloha Hawaii by Jeanette Douglas – 30 ct murano with some of the called for silks as well as some substitutions of cotton hand-dyed floss. If you’re interested in getting this pattern, you can email Jeannette at
  5. Om – Indian Elephant – 28 ct. Dense Fog Jobelan  stitchisn’t 2 over 2.  This link is to an Etsy shop called LoLaLottaShop. If you have never been to that shop, I highly recommend you get a drink of your favorite beverage and spend some time browsing through the hundreds of gorgeous patterns! Gorgeous designs from many Russian designers!
  6. Guiding Star Lighthouse kit – 30 ct fabric from Jackson Fabric Arts on Etsy. Stitching over 2.
  7. Pretty Little Hawaii by Satsuma Street – Using same fabric as Pretty Little India  36 ct. white linen
  8. Ranunculus Bouquet Punch Needle by Michelle PalmeR
  9. Lila’s Studios Seasons – Summer – using all the called for fabric and flosses
  10. Green on Green by Rosewood Manor – 32 ct. burnt bronze fabric from Under the Sea Fabrics and 3 colors of Silks4U floss. See my Color Conversion page for details on the silk colors.
  11. Fractal 705 Bookmark – stitched on 28 ct. evenweave 1 over 1. This is March’s free pattern. I don’t know how long these remain available.

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Jan Hicks Creates – Flosstube #43

Slowly making progress on several of my BAPs (Big-ass Projects!) and my little WIPs, too. Check out this week’s YouTube video here.

Flosstube Channels to check out:

Stitching in Doo Dah
Fiber Talk

This week’s projects:
Grateful Hearts – this week saw a little more progress on the one over one block. (This chart is from 2000. I don’t know if it is still in print. You may be able to find copies on EBay, and of course, I will be giving mine away when I am finished with it.

Next up we have Quilter’s Cottage by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet. You can find it for sale at the Fat Quarter Shop here. Interesting side note: Fat Quarter Shop is starting to sell other designers’ patterns, such as Little House Needleworks, Country Cottage, Hands On Design and more! Does this indicate a growth in the industry? Let’s hope so!

The color conversion for this piece can be found here.

The BAPs I worked on this week were Grace Quaker Sampler. I love how quickly each little Quaker motif stitches up. I feel like I got multiple finishes on just this one piece! (Please watch the video to see the true colors of this piece. The photo really washed out the pink fabric. The fabric is 40 ct. Ash Rose from xJuDesign on Etsy. The flosses are all from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.

The small letters and numbers on this piece are all stitched over one fabric thread. Stitching over 1 one 40 ct. is quite a challenge for these older eyes!

While I enjoyed the progress I made on Grace, after 3 days I was ready to put her away and pull out the next piece, A Peacock’s Garden by Linen and Threads. This is the Mystery SAL for 2019, and I am so happy I decided to join in on this one this year. I love it so far!

The colors used in this piece so far are Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Thread (VMST) Tropical Wonder, Gentle Arts Sampler Threads Island Blue, Weeks Dye Works Ocean and an older Needle Necessities colorway whose tag I have lost.

March Fractal Freebie shown in video is from Cross Stitch Collectibles. You can find it here.

Hope you enjoyed this update! See you Friday for my weekly Stitch with Me!