Monday, August 13, 2018

Flosstube #91: Mid-August Update

Hi everyone! Can you believe it... another prompt "Show Notes" post! I know, I can hardly believe it either.  Yet, here we are.

  • Coffin Buzz by Plum Street Samplers (freebie). Stitched 2x2 on 32ct stone gray from Zweigart, using Brick Path by The Gentle Art.

  • The Bird Keeper by The Goode Huswife (OOP).  Stitched 1x2 using the DMC conversion, plus The Gentle Art Gold Leaf and Weeks Dye Works Autumn Leaves for the flowers on the trees.  Stitched on 36ct Vintage Country Mocha by Wichelt.

  • It's In the Bag by Noteworthy Needle (pin cushion).. Stitched on a piece of 36ct linen received in the Stitchy Box Coffee Countdown small batch box, 2x2.  Used The Gentle Art Dark Chocolate, Roasted Marshmallow and Colour & Cotton Roanoke.  Also used Delica 11/0 seed beads in Trans CL Cocolate Cherry for the coffee grounds/beans.

Works In Progress:

Other things of note:

Thanks for watching and reading! Have a great Monday!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Flosstube #89: Show Notes

Boy, time sure has gotten away from me. *POOF* Four months have come and gone. Rest assured, I'm working on getting back on track. Before I get too carried away, here are the show notes for my most recent Flosstube update!


Stitch-Con Logo – designed by Sue Hillis for Stitch-Con 2018
22ct red Hardanger
Carries Creation Elephant Gray floss

Lizzie Kate Sleds

Quaker Mail Art
28ct Monaco – coffee and tea dyed
The Gentle Art – Cinders
Classic Colorworks – Bing Cherry

New Starts:
It's In The Bag by Noteworthy Needle
32ct linen from the Coffee StitchyBox
Dark Chocolate, Roasted Marshmallow, Roanoke (Colour and Cotton)

Flosstube Retreat NJ Logo designed by Arlene Cohen of WorksBy ABC for the retreat
36ct Vintage Country Mocha from Zweigart (courtesy of Needleworkers Delight)
Variegated floss from Ingaborg (Flosstube)

Barnwood Buttons by Rosewood Manor
August Prim – Ships Manor
Classic Colorworks – Bamboo

Coffin Buzz by Plum Street Samplers (freebie)
32ct stone gray
The Gentle Art - Brick Path
#TracyPBirthdaySAL2018 on IG (Tracy's Flosstube)

Cross Stitch Nation by Heartstring Samplery
32ct Mummy Wraps from Ships Manor
Using my own colors – I’ll update colors at a different time

Other stuff mentioned:
·     PolkaDotStitchery on Facebook
·     Primitive Stitcher – Flosstube
·     MadForMinders – Etsy Shop
·     Black Cat Stitchery
·     Angela Mier – FlosstubeJen Upton - Flosstube
Emily C - Flosstube
Find me at all the places:

YouTube:  Trisha @ Three Owl Threads
Instagram:  @TrishaR517 and @threeowlthreads
Three Owl Threads Pre-Sale Facebook Group:
Etsy: (Use the discount code FLOSSTUBE for 15% off everything, all the time!)

Thursday, March 29, 2018

March Wipocalypse Update

Did you notice that I skipped February?  Yeah, it just didn't happen.  "Blog Post" has been written on my to-do list for several weeks. I'm glad that I'm finally sitting down and taking a minute.

I have been on a finishing FRENZY, guys.  I mean, I can't focus on anything BUT finishes, it seems. New starts have been few and far between because FINISHFINISHFINISHFINISH!  I'm up to 10 stitched finishes this year (2 FFO's) and I'm so excited to share them here!

These aren't going to go in order, other than maybe "finishes" first. I'm just shootin' from the hip today, folks. Watch out!

2007 Prairie Schooler Santa
Started: 12/24/2017
Finished: 2/17/2018
Stitched on 18ct Fiddlers Aida. I converted the skin tone and used GAST wool in Portabello and Baby Spinach for all the wooly parts in the chart (scarf, mittens, yarn, stocking).

This stitched up so fast once I got started and I love every stitch! I think I want to make these into flat ornaments for the Christmas tree. I have two finished, a third started (also a Wipocalypse piece), so my hope is to get to FFO'ing soon!

Bee - Prairie Schooler
Started: 1/30/2018
FFO'd: 1/12/2018
Stitched on 32ct linen from XJuDesigns (ornament cut grab bag).  I used the called for gray/brown and used Weeks Dye Works Whiskey for the yellow.

This was a small gift exchange with LyndaJo  (PrettySouthern on YouTube). I stitched this small pillow and she gave me Francois the Fox, which I quilted into a mini wall hanging.  It's not done yet, but as soon as I finish sewing on the binding I'll be sure to share!

Stitched Mail Art
Started: Late January
Finished: Early March
Stitched on 28ct Monaco from a big box store using several hand-dyed threads from Weeks and The Gentle Art. Motif's taken from The Gift of Stitching and Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher.

I joined a stitched mail art group on Facebook and this was my first swap. I had a great time making this for my partner and it was well received. I'll definitely be joining more swaps in the future. I didn't follow a specific pattern or template when making the envelope. Being a quilter helped me with basic construction, but that didn't stop me from having to rip out seams a few times. Hey, I'm not perfect!

Kindred Spirits - The Primitive Needle (OOP)
Started: 3/17/17
Finished: 3/4/17
Stitched on 40ct Murky using HDF silks by Vikki Clayton in 5300 Black, Isle Green and Kodiak Bear.

I was just shocked with myself when I finished this.  Like, I just couldn't believe this project was finished. I DID IT!  I'm not sure why the relief was so intense... it's an enjoyable stitch and not at all difficult. Once I put my mind to it I finished it up within a week, I'd say. I need to find a spooky frame for it. Surely this will hang on my wall for all year.

12 Days - Plum Street Samplers
Started: October, 2015
Finished: 3/19/2018
Stitched on 25ct Jobelan using GAST Cherry Wine, Dried Thyme, Gold Leaf, Onyx, and WDW Gunmetal.

Another huge Wipocalypse finish!  The repetitive motifs did not bother me at all - it made the last bit of stitching go fast and it was enjoyable. I love the colors I chose and I can't wait to turn this into something fabulous for Christmas!

Sow Dry, Set Wet - Prairie Schooler 
Started: 3/19/2018
Finished: 3/20/2018
Stitched on 32ct fabric from XJuDesigns.

I finished this tiny Prairie Schooler in about 24 hours. I will be turning it into a small pillow as a gift. I used all of the charted DMC and it's dainty and perfect.

Forest Snowfall - Country Cottage Needleworks
Started: 12/27/2017
Finished: 3/25/2018
Stitched on 32ct gray/white petit point.

I started this for the #PCForestSnowfall SAL hosted by Priscilla & Chelsea on Flosstube. It wasn't a Wipocalypse piece, but it was one that I definitely wanted to get done.  I had gotten frustrated and put it down because my house was a stitch too wide.  In the grand scheme of things it didn't matter much and when I had finally gotten over being mad, I picked it up and finished it within a week. I did decide to leave off the snowflake and ivy border because the snowflakes compete with the dots on the fabric and really get lost in the background. I think this finish is awesome the way it is and I can't wait to find a cute, vintage-y looking frame to finish it in!

The Birdkeeper - The Goode Huswife
Started: 1/1/2017
Finished: n/a
Stitched on 36ct Vintage Country Mocha linen from Wichelt using a mix of DMC and GAST.

I worked on her cardi, and I stitched the tree and barn behind her. The flowers were so drab in the DMC conversion so I used Fallen Leaves and Sunflower (maybe) from The Gentle Art. I love her. She's calling me.  I may pick her up soon and focus on a finish. She deserves to be finished soon.

One Nation - Bygone Stitches
Started: May 2017, I think.
Finished: n/a
Stitched on 32ct Legacy linen by Picture this Plus, using the charted Classic Colorworks threads. I picked this out to work on during the Stitch Maynia Olympics challenge. I thought I could make a huge dent into the stripes with 20+ days of work. I made it about halfway through the challenge and had to put it away. This is a HUGE piece and the amount of stitching involved is extremely deceiving.  While this isn't a focus piece, I may pull it back out for the Independence day holiday.  In hindsight I wish I had chosen a darker fabric because, from far away, you can't really see the white stitching.  Regardless, it's a gorgeous piece and I enjoyed working on it.

And They Sinned - NEW START!
Started: 2/20/2018
Finished: n/a
Stitched on 35ct linen from Wichelt - coffee/tea dyed by me.

What can I say about this piece? I'm in love and it's going to take me 500 years to complete.  I love the colors (I'm using all of the called for GAST) and I love how it's stitching up.  You can find my progress on Instagram using the hashtag #TuesdaysWeSin.

Coffee Quaker - Heartstring Samplery
Started: April, 2017?
Finished: n/a
Stitched on 40ct Meadow Rue

I got really excited about this piece.  I completed the big brown motif, then the middle smaller one and by the time I got to the third I had burned out. I have a long, long way to go on this one. I do love stitching the quakers, though, so hopefully it will pull me back in soon. I only worked on this for a couple days before I put it back to bed.

I think that's it! This was a pretty massive update. I'm definitely going to aim to NOT skip a month again! HAHA! Thanks for reading!

*Note:  Links to patterns and details I may have forgotten here can be found in my Flosstube Show Notes posts.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Flosstube #78: Show Notes

Hi everyone! Here are the show notes for my recent Flosstube update!

Kindred Spirits by The Primitive Needle (OOP)
Birthday Swap Mail Art
12 Days by Plum Street Samplers

  • The Gentle Art: Cherry Wine, Dried Thyme, Gold Leaf, and Onyx. Weeks Dye Works: Gunmetal

Coffee Quaker by Heartstring Samplery
And They Sinned by Vilma Becklin

Shops mentioned:
The Storyteller Collection (project organization)
CleverCrafter on Etsy (needle minders and scissors fobs)

Find me at all the places:
YouTube:  Trisha @ Three Owl Threads
Instagram:  @TrishaR517 and @threeowlthreads
Three Owl Threads Pre-Sale Facebook Group:
Etsy: (Use the discount code FLOSSTUBE for 15% off everything, all the time!)

Monday, February 26, 2018

Flosstube #76: Show Notes

Yep, I totally skipped #75.  Whoops. Can't win 'em all.

Where There Are Bees (small motif) - The Prairie Schooler (OOP)
Mail Art (not pictured)
2007 Santa - The Prairie Schooler (OOP)

The Bird Keeper - The Goode Huswife (OOP)
One Nation - ByGone Stitches
2004 Santa - The Prairie Schooler (OOP)

New Start:
And They Sinned - Vilma Becklin

Other things discussed:
Three Owl Threads Newsletter:

Three Owls Nest Egg auto-ship:

Find me at all the places:
YouTube:  Trisha @ Three Owl Threads
Instagram:  @TrishaR517 and @threeowlthreads
Three Owl Threads Pre-Sale Facebook Group:
Etsy: (Use the discount code FLOSSTUBE for 15% off everything, all the time!)

Friday, January 26, 2018

January has been busy!

Hi everyone!

I thought I should pop in and give a little stitching update for January.  I've been a busy little stitcher, and the "finish" bug has hit me pretty hard. Give me a goal and I run with it, and Wipocalypse 2018 has been no exception. I've completed two projects on my Focus to Finish list and I'm over the moon excited about it!

My first finish of 2018 was "Give Thanks" by My Big Toe Designs. I first saw this design when another Flosstuber showed it one of her videos. I thought it was pretty, but honestly didn't give it much thought after that. However, I found the magazine chart in my awesome $1.99 Goodwill binder and decided that I  MUST stitch it. I converted the colors to be a more autumnal piece. I could not be happier with the result!

Give Thanks by My Big Toe Designs
Started: 10/31/17
Finished: 1/19/18
Threads: The Gentle Art - Autumn Leaves, Juniper and Geranium
Fabric: 32ct jobelan in Sagebrush from Under The Sea Fabrics

After the rush of a big finish, I wanted to pick up something else I could easily finish.  This freebie from Plum Street Samplers fit the bill, which was started in October 2017 for TracyP's birthday SAL.  I stitched on this for two days while I was glued to my computer watching the final days of the sentencing of local disgraced sports/Olympic physician. I can't even bring myself to type his name, so I won't.  Lots of tears fell on this piece, but that's a story for another day.  This happy finish came together just as the judge read her verdict.

Brew HaHa (freebie) from Plum Street Samplers
Started: October 19, 2017
Finished: January 24, 2018
Threads: various Carrie's Creation and House of Embroidery cottons
Fabric: 18 or 22ct Aida I dyed with blueberries

I have decided to start a new ornament/small on the 18th of every month for Stitch Maynia's Year of Starts.  I've had my eye on Penny Angel from The Primitive Needle for a couple years. Today I'm almost finished with it, but I'll save the most recent picture for another day. (I'm a tease...)

Penny Angel by The Primitive Needle (Just Cross Stitch Ornaments 2009)
Started: January 19, 2018
Threads: Weeks Dye Works Cocoa Bean, Weeks Dye Works Schneckley, The Gentle Art Straw Bonnett and Kreinik Gold something or other.
Fabric: Ummmm... linen. Coffee/tea dyed by me. 28 or 32ct. No clue.

I picked up another Wipocalypse 2018 piece.  This project LITERALLY had about 20 stitches from the 2016 Maynia start I used it for.  And I LITERALLY had to pick out 10 of those stitches because they were missplaced by one thread.  Don't you hate that?!  I'm going to have to sub out some colors for this one because the "kit" I purchased wasn't a true kit and the embellishment pack from Just Nan was not included. I'm considering it a mission from the Cross Stitch Gods and Goddesses.  I hope I'm rewarded appropriately.

Peacock Majesty by Just Nan (now OOP, I think)
Started: May 11, 2016
Threads:  Threads that came with the "kit" that are sorta close, one Dinky Dyes Oops Pack color, a Kreinik. Eh. Weird stuff.
Fabric: 28ct linen from Zweigart in dark teal green

That's it for now!  I'll show these again in my upcoming Flosstube update next week.

Stay Stitchy, everyone! Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Flosstube 74: Show Notes

The goal of "show notes" is to have them ready when I publish a video.  Erm... maybe next time?

Things mentioned:

Prairie Schooler Santa 2007 by The Prairie Schooler - started 12/24/17
Forest Snowfall by Country Cottage Needleworks - started 2/28/17
Fairy Tale Land 1 by SodaStitch - started 12/30/17
Guardians of Notre Dame by Ingleside Imaginarium - SAL started 1/1/18

Sarah Davis Clonmel Sampler by StitchyBox
Matters Choice by Carriage House Samplings
In The Meadow by Sally Farrington (Just CrossStitch December 2002)
Kindred Spritis by The Primitive Needle - OOP
Give Thanks by My Big Toe Design (as found in Just CrossStitch 2010)

Goode Huswife Designs on Etsy
The Gift of Stitching on Etsy

Thanks for watching (and reading!)