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Friday Finishes & Term of the Week

Friday Finishes

Term of the Week

Progress Report & Random Corner

Progress Report

Random Corner

Crazy Stitching Habits & Salvaged Stash

Crazy Stitching Habits

Crazy Stitching Habits #22

Someone mentioned this the other day and I had to agree! Sometimes I see things and I think, “wow, that would make a great finished […]

Salvaged Stash

Salvaged Stash: My Mother’s UFOs

Welcome to the next Salvaged Stash article! My mother taught me how to cross-stitch. When she was in her teens up through her early twenties […]

Five Minute Stitch & Tutorial Tuesday

Five Minute Stitch

Tutorial Tuesday

How To: Make A French Knot

Hello everyone, and welcome to Tutorial Tuesday! French Knots are notorious among the cross-stitch community. For some reason, people just can’t seem to get them […]

A Stitcher’s Dictionary: Table of Contents

A Stitcher's Dictionary: Table of Contents

A Stitcher’s Dictionary: Table of Contents

Each week on Little Thread Crafts I do a Term of the Week dictionary article, where I pick a common word or phrase among cross-stitchers and explain its meaning. Here they are, all collected, as a Stitcher’s Dictionary!

Below you will find an alphabetized list of every term I’ve done so far. Think of it like a cross-stitcher’s dictionary, and this is the table of contents.

Click the word to read the article. Happy Stitching!

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Friday Finishes #39: Mothers Are Special (Take Two)

Mothers Are Special

Today’s Finish!

Today’s Friday Finish is my second time around with this particular mini kit. I bought the kit a second time to make as a Christmas present for my mom!

Name of Piece: #021-1389 Mothers Are Special

Designed by: Kooler Design Studio

Chart or Kit?: Mini Kit

Distributed as a kit by Janlynn under their “Designs For the Needle” series

Kit Contains: 18-count cotton Aida fabric, 6-strand cotton floss, frame, self-adhesive mounting board, needle, graph, instructions

Finished Size: 2.5 inches round

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Progress Report: Tractor By Janlynn, Start To Finish

Progress Report: Tractor By Janlynn

Today’s Progress Report is something different from my normal projects. I wanted to find a piece more masculine to be able to give my step father for Christmas. I went through my mini kits and found this piece by Janlynn of a tractor I thought he would like. And it turned out to be a fast, simple stitch. It turned out great!

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Friday Finishes #38: Owl By Janlynn

Owl By Janlynn

Today’s Finish!

Today’s Friday Finish is a mini kit I stitched for my sister for Christmas. This one has the unique honor of being the first to have the colors bleed on me in a very long time!

Name of Piece: #021-1484 Owl

Designed by: No designer listed!

Chart or Kit?: Mini Kit

Distributed as a kit by Janlynn under their “Counted Cross Stitch” series.

Kit Contains: 18-ct cotton Aida fabric, 6-strand cotton floss, frame, self-adhesive mounting board, needle, graph, instructions

Finished Size: 2.5 inches round

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Progress Report: Rock The ‘Stache, Start To Finish

Progress Report: Rock The ‘Stache

Today’s Progress Report is yet another cross stitch piece I made for Christmas. It’s one of many mini kits from Bucilla I call Rock The ‘Stache, and the pattern is one I adore! I found it cute but also covered a gift idea for one of the men in my life. That can be a rare thing with cross stitch pieces for some reason! The fact it was a mini kit was an added bonus.

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Friday Finishes #37: Push Button Get Bacon

Push Button Get Bacon

Today’s Finish!

Today’s Friday Finish is a fun piece I stitched for my boyfriend for Christmas. I charted this one myself!

Name of Piece: Push Button, Get Bacon

Designed by: I charted this myself!

Chart or Kit?: Chart

The chart based on this image: Push Button Receive Bacon

Finished Size: 3.75 inch by 3.25 inch, stitched on 18 ct aida fabric

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Progress Report: Mothers Are Special (Take Two) – Start to Finish

Progress Report: Mothers Are Special (Take Two!)

Today’s Progress Report is one of my first repeats! I originally did this mini kit a few years ago for my mother-in-law. You can read it here: Friday Finishes #18: Mothers Are Special

Well, I wanted to do this kit for my own mother too. I bought the kit again and decided to stitch it as a Christmas gift for my mother a few years ago! And this time, I actually took pictures while I stitched!

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Friday Finishes #36: I Luvdisc You

Today’s Finish!

Today’s Friday Finish is a romantic Pokemon cross-stitch I made for my boyfriend for Christmas a few years back! The Pokemon are called Luvdisc, hence the pun!

Name of Piece: I Luvdisc You

Designed by: Birdie Stitching

Chart or Kit?: Chart

Get the chart for yourself: Pokemon – I Luvdisc You

Chart Contains: Colored chart, color key, finished sizing

Finished Size: 2.5 in by 3 in, stitched on 18 ct aida fabric

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Progress Report: Owl By Janlynn, Start to Finish

Progress Report: Owl By Janlynn

Today’s Progress Report is a very popular Owl By Janlynn motif Janlynn puts out a lot. This little owl has several different kits based on variants of its design, including pillowcases, a 5×7 size kit, and a mini kit, just to name a few! The mini kit version is what our Progress Report today is about.

I picked up this mini kit to make for my sister, who is a big fan of owls. Because it was a nice quick stitch, I made it up as a Christmas present for her. I tried to stitch presents for everyone that year, so I don’t think it took me long at all. Maybe two weeks max of an hour or two of stitching at a time!

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Friday Finishes #35: Wooden Owl Necklace

Today’s Finish!

Today’s Friday Finish is a wooden owl necklace I made for my sister’s birthday. This was the first piece of jewelry I have ever stitched!

Name of Piece: #72-74155 Small Square Owl cross-stitch necklace

Designed by: No designer listed

Chart or Kit?: Kit

Distributed as a kit by Dimensions Crafts under their “DIY Stitch Kit” series.

Kit Contains: 14 ct blank wood pendant, 18 inch chain, jump ring, thread, needle, instructions

Finished Size: Kit does not say! I would guess maybe 1 in by 1 in square?

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Progress Report: Push Button Get Bacon, Start To Finish

Progress Report: Push Button Get Bacon

Today’s Progress Report is a project I charted all by myself! I saw someone post a finished piece based on this image in one of my cross-stitch Facebook groups. I loved the piece and thought it was hilarious, so I asked the person who posted it where they got the chart. Well, when they told me where they got it and I went to look for it, the site was gone and the original chart no longer existed.

But I wanted to stitch it! So, I decided to make myself a chart! I took the original image, stuck it into a picture-to-chart cross-stitch converter, and made some adjustments to the lettering. Then I printed out what the chart converter gave me and started stitching!

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