Heap on the Wood!

It's a frigid morning here, we received dry & fluffy snow over the weekend and with today's winds we are in for some blowing and drifting....brr, heap on the wood!

With that said,
 I'm excited to introduce my final cross stitch chart of 2014, 
"Heap on the Wood"

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Bundle up, stay warm & have a good week,


New Punch Needle Patterns!

New holiday-themed Punch Needle Patterns
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©2014 With thy Needle & Thread

©2014 With thy Needle & Thread

©With thy Needle & Thread



"Heap on the Wood" is now framed!

I chose a wider & deeper Larson Juhl frame for this piece.  The wood tone is a lovely greenish-brown tone...it nicely compliments the woodsy browns and green flosses used throughout the piece.
The edge of the frame looks like an antique mercury Christmas tree bulb.
I wanted a larger overall presentation with this piece....something that I could sit on my mantle, just simply leaning against the wall.  I will then add fresh pine, winter berries and mercury glass bulbs for a festive, yet simple vignette.  
I chose Beige 32 count linen by Week Dye Works, working over 2 threads.
Finished size of design - 16 1/4" x 11 7/8"
My framed piece measures - 21" X 16 3/4"

I added a simple silver spacer inside of the picture frame.  It coordinates so nice with the outer scallops of the frame and it serves a purpose for my choice of adding glass.

 Once a finished design is photographed, I will tuck a piece of museum quality glass between the frame and inner silver spacer.  This keeps the glass off of my needlework.  The subject of glass, or no glass, comes up quite often.   There is no right or wrong way, just a personal preference.   I happen to like the added dimension, to the needlework, that glass gives to the overall finish.

It's a busy week, pattern instructions are in the process of being proofed and printing will begin of 4 new holiday patterns.
These are the final designs for 2014.
Time to start thinking Spring!

Coming soon...
"Heap on the Wood" (cross stitch)
"Brr" (punch needle)
"Woodland Yuletide" (punch needle)
"One Starry Christmas Eve" (punch needle)

In a blink of an eye,
 our cold winter has quickly arrived. 
 Parts of Minnesota are bracing for 10 - 14 inches of snow ...
am hoping the four letter word doesn't make it this far south. 
 Snow or no snow,
 tis going to be a cold week
 and I'm not prepared for it...ish!

Stay warm & have a good week,