"Bobbins and Boobies" is the theme of episode Flosstube 95. Combine the "Boo Bees Apiary" cross stitch pattern with the newly released "Beach Dance" of Blue Foot Boobies bird pattern by Lindy Stitches and you get a match made in pun heaven. Bobbins and spools have been on my mind all week. I am looking forward to finishing cross stitch works on wooden spools and winding thread bobbins with my DMC thread stash.
This week I wonderful package of stitching kindness that included a set of plastic embroidery floss bobbins to organize my DMC floss collection. I show the different kinds of bobbins and clear plastic containers to house the rainbow of 6 stranded cotton perfection (aka cross stitch floss).
Stitching Goodies Featured in Flosstube 95
Non Stitching Goodies That I Featured on Flosstube 95
Teach for Justice on Instagram inspired me to research Amplifier art and work with creating an inclusive classroom space. I downloaded some of the art and had it printed. Now I just need to get it framed and on the wall! I will post pictures and artists once it is hung on the wall.
Here are some notes and cute photos from Flosstube episode 93 by Amanda Mae of Ardith Design. The debut of the brand new punch needle embroidery pattern "Sunflower Cottage" and fair isle sweater cross stitch ornament inspired by the recent film, Eurovision is showcased on the video. The pugs make a quick appearance, but they mostly wiggled around and tried to chew on my project bags.
After years of dormancy, my crochet hook emerged to start a new sustainable stitching project. So far I have created three crochet knit rag rugs. Luna Moon pug thinks that they are just the right size to lounge on and nap.
I just love PNPS magazine! I am enjoying working on the various projects in the book.
The plastic canvas finish of "Angry Sweater" turned out even better than I imagined. Stitch up this cute fair isle sweater as an ugly Christmas sweater ornament for Jolly July. It warms my heart to incorporate an obscure cinematic movie reference with my love of counted cross stitch, tree ornaments, and the majestic twinkle lights with the fun "angry" emoji face.
Cross Stitch and Punch Needle Goodies
I am delighted for this week's episode of Flosstube. You can watch it here. I show my stitching this week and my two new pattern releases.
I want to thank everyone who tuned into my Just CrossStitch live event last week. It was so much fun. You can watch the replayhere.
TheAngry Sweater is so fun! I started stitching it with two strands of DMC on 14 count clear perforated plastic. I am using a size 26 tapestry needle. I will finish the sweater as a little ornament. I cannot wait to see it completed! I will finish the ornament with decorative scrap book paper to cover up the back of the sweater. I will carefully cut around the plastic canvas at the border to get the sweater outline.
I created this pattern because I just love themed sweaters! I started doing Ugly Christmas Sweater parties in college and then collecting them over the last 10+ years. Once they became super popular and not just the heavily embellished sweaters from the 1980s and 1990s, I purchased a Dr. Who themed 8 bit art themed sweater. It is screen printed rather than knit, but it still conveys awesomeness.
I am really excited about Jolly Jully stitching, and I hope you will consider stitching holiday themed patterns along with me this July.
For my Happy Holidays Fireplace pattern, I charted out the words "Merry Christmas." This can be stitched in the same footprint as the original Happy Holidays phrase. You can now chose which one you would like to stitch. Both versions will still fit in a standard 5 x 7 inch frame.
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Goodies I mentioned in this episode
Amanda Mae is a modern cross stitch designer, artist, and quirky crafter. She loves to rescue abandoned needlework and believes in Saving the Stitches.