Friday, August 24, 2012

A bit of black and red :)

I showed you the pics of my new bedroom quilt in progress
and it has plenty of black in it.
I wanted to highlight our black wrought iron bed frame
with pops of black in the bedding.
Of course I also have to include red :)
I changed the color of the flower pot to black
and used heavy weight black linen to make this pillow.
Come to think of it, 
I changed all the colors of this chart :)
It's called Love and Be Loved by
Thy Needle and Thread.
I stitched it on 36ct Country Mocha Edinburgh linen over 2 threads.

I just started stitching "Son of Chickens" the night before last.
I might have a small addiction to roosters.....just sayin'.
This will be a pillow for our living room when it's done.
I just love it!

Apparently the black and red theme 
has worked it's way into my sewing as well.
I made this apron yesterday using the 
 free apron pattern on Sew4home.
It's pretty awesome that you only need
5 fat quarters to make this.
I think it turned out cute :)
I'll be listing it in my shop today or tomorrow.

And speaking of tomorrow......
Don't forget to check back here 
for the Blog Hop Party with Giveaways!!!
I promise it will be fun!
I haven't done a giveaway in a while.
Will you be my winner?


  1. Great work! I love chickens too. I've always liked red, it's one of my favorites, here lately I've been attracted to red a lot more.

  2. great job and I will be bacak for all the fun!

  3. I love your work and the way you combine quilting and cross-stitch. Very creative.

  4. I love your cross stitch. It is 'sew' accurate and beautiful. I am a perfectionist, but when it comes to sewing I cannot make anything perfect, but I LOVE sewing so much it really does not matter. I LOVE your creations...they are perfection :-)!!

    The rooster totally pops against the black background. Your bedroom is going to be totally beautiful.

    The apron is GREAT! Thank you for sharing the address for the pattern.

    Looking forward to your give away :-)!