Thursday, April 9, 2015

A Brownie, a Cookie, Count Your Blessings Traveling Pattern

When I saw these needlepoint confections, I couldn't resist purchasing the kits and making them up. "WHY", you ask? Just because they seemed to appeal to me at the time and involved stitches I wasn't familiar with. A little challenge for me.

The kits are from the Little Shoppe Canvas Company. The Peter Pan Cookie is stitched using a Reverse Scotch stitch and French knots make up the light colored squares. It's 3 inches in diameter.

The Willy Wonka Wafer (aka, Brownie) uses a Reverse Continental stitch, Giant Reverse Scotch stitch over 5, cross stitch is used around each section of the squares. The top is stitched using a Satin Stitch using long stitches (some overlapping to crate a thick layer) and them the beads are added for extra pazazz.  It's 4.25 inches long and 3.25 inches across the top.

I made my own cording when I put it all together. The backing material is a scrumptious chocolate colored cotton fabric.

Thoeria from My Little Corner of Cyberspace blog sent me the traveling pattern "Count Your Blessings" by Shakespeare's Peddler. Here it is - not sure how I'll finish it off yet, but have some ideas.

I'm ready to send this gem of a design off to a Sister Stitcher. If you'd like to be the next stitcher and agree to pass it along when you're done, please place a comment and indicate you are interested. The only guideline is you must have an active blog. I'll select the next stitcher April 20th.

30 comments:

  1. I love your embroidery work Kim! Hope you enjoy the rest of the week!
    Julie xo

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  2. I love your cookie and brownie. So cute and you did a beautiful job! Your stitched piece is beautiful as well.

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  3. Cute cookie and brownie! I am interested in the pattern!! Thanks

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  4. The cookie and brownie look delicious! I stitched that Travelling Pattern right at the beginning, I added the names of all the stitchers done the sides. I imagine you would need rather a large piece of fabric to do that now!

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  5. OMG!!! What ever next!! You are brilliant!! Oh My, my!! I LOVE what you have made...they are really AWESOME!! I have never seen anything like them, let alone think U.S. stitchers could make them!! Oh my!! I am thrilled you challenged yourself...it's great to as I bet you were smiling from ear to ear when you finished them!
    I have not seen this chart before ... You say it's designed by 'Shakespeare Pedler'?? Is that right? Nope! Not heard of them!! It is an interesting stitch....I think possible to do In one day..ha ha for me stuck in bed stitching is all I do so that is possible! Ha ha. If you were to pass it to me, I would ask the wonderful Red Cross lady to post it on :). Hard, difficult but not impossible! But I am happy to wait to...ha ha I am not going anywhere soon!! Ha ha
    Looking forward to seeing what else you come up with, oooh and what's your next stitching project?
    Smiles :)

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  6. Love the cookies, and I would love to do the chart and pass it on to someone else. hugs Lynda Ruth

    have a great day

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  7. I love those cookies but you are a glutton for punishment with all those French knots! That house looks a teeny bit like mine and I would love to stitch the travelling pattern so please enter me into the draw. Thank you.

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  8. No calories, no cavities and gluten-free! Really gorgeous work. And I love those button chocolate chips. My 'to-do' list is too long as it is so I'll pass on the chart. But it's a nice one!

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  9. ooOoo! Yum, yum! How sweet! Ha! No, really, they are adorable.

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  10. Oh wow Kim you work is amazing my friend,love them all xx

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  11. Hello Kim,

    Looks like the real thing, it is good to challenge ourselves now and again. Would love to take part in the travelling pattern.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  12. Wow Kim you have so much talent the cookies and brownie are beautiful hugs.

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  13. Oooh, I'd love the chance to get the traveling pattern! It's so sweet. Love your needlepoint cookie and brownie - they look amazing! :D

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  15. At first I thought you had baked them!Wow!So much detail and they look so real! I have stitched the Count Your Blessings travelling pattern so don't count me in!Thanks!AriadnefromGreece!

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  16. Love your post today..all days really!

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  17. What fun treats you stitched! And the Count Your Blessings piece is darling. Beautiful work!

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  18. o my goodness, that brownie! Although I am a square brownie fan... or a brownie sundae super fan... Now I really want brownies, thank you. :b That shop was a fun browse!

    Your stitching is great though I shall pass on the pattern~ My hoard is calling to me as is haha.

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  19. Wow Kim, they're the best kind of brownie & cookie - handmade with love & skill, but no calories!!
    the Travelling Pattern is a lovely one, but I won't join in - I have some other cross stitch on the go already... enjoy the fun of giving it on to a Sister Stitcher!

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  20. Lovely work! Include me as one who is interested in the travelling chart.

    Jackie
    http://needleworkerssamplings.blogspot.com/

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    1. HI, Jackie! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Would you please privately email me (please click on the "contact me" button at the top of my blog? When I attempt to send an e-mail it shows 'no-reply' blogger. Thank you!
      Best wishes -

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  21. I would love to be a part of the travelling chart but I live so far away from you. !!.
    In think It´s a good idea !!!
    Love the cookie and brownie!
    Hugs

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    1. You are never too far away - the chart has been around the world several times. Your name is in the hat.
      xxx

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  22. Hello

    I found your blog through Gracie.
    I love these finishes with the different stitches.
    Your blog is lovely.
    Happy Sunday x

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  23. So tasty stitches, discover your blog with G card exchange. Love it! Hugs

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  24. Love your two new pieces, Kim. You are adventurous with your stitching. Please count me in for the TP, I love a good TP as you know. hugs, Kaye

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  25. WOW!! Superb needlework! It does look amazing, well done x

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  26. Hello Kim... I discovered you through a link on Living My Dream. I've enjoyed having a browse through some of your other posts and your work is so lovely.

    I've just started hosting a weekly Stitchery Link Party on my blog in conjunction with Vintage Embroidery Monday and I would love it if you'd come link up one or more of your posts. http://www.supermomnocape.com/2015/04/13/vintage-embroidery-monday-stitchery-link-party/

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  27. Yummy cookie and brownie. They look so realistic. Well done.

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