Sunday, June 25, 2017

FlossTube #4A and #4B ~ Pam and Steph Climb The Wall Higher and Higher

We started off by thanking everyone for watching our videos, and leaving such wonderful comments. We also welcomed any new viewers out there.

Our BIG annoucement was that we had over 500 subscribers, and so it was time for a giveaway. There will be more details in FlossTube #5. Sneak peek: you will have to be a subscriber to win.

We showed two pieces back from the framer. Steph showed her very first FFO, Love by Hands On Designs, with the ingenious kickstand on the back, and Pam showed her Our Neck of the Woods from Nancy's Needle with the "shadow box effect" with the mat board.

We showed our finishes for the week: Taco Sampler by Casey Buonaugurio (always to be known as Taco 2.0) for Pam. I changed several floss colors, pointed out the aggravating specialties stitches, and the substitution of brown seed beads for the ground beef French knots. Steph showed her two Satsuma Street ornaments from Ornament Set 1.

Our Progress Report included Pam's Ye Olde Coffee House from Little House Needlework, her "Not A Creature Was Stirring..." ornament from Casey Buonaugurio in the December 2008 Ornament issue of Just CrossStitch magazine, and her start on Stitchrovia's Canada Sampler. Steph showed her start on Thoreau Upon a Pumpkin by Cross-Eyed Cricket, her return to Live Simply by Lizzie Kate, and her progress on Wizardly by FiddlesticksAU.

Steph showed her very generous RAK from Yvonne The Night Owl Stitcher, as well as the free charts we both got from our friend Anne Marie at Panera Stitch Nite.

As far as Haul goes, Steph showed her Sleepy Hollow Sampler from the Frosted Pumpkin, and the latest free installment of the Stoney Creek Halloween banner, Boo Tree from the Primitive Hare, Fables & Tales by Prairie Schooler, as well as some gems she'd picked up from the half-price box at Keepsakes. She also showed the freebie mini-cat charts from the UK blog Happiness Is Cross Stitching.

Once again, we got interrupted, so in the second half of the episode, Pam showed her two Debbie Patrick house charts, Steinbeck House, and the Kennebunk Maine Christmas House. Pam was enabled by Ali from Alis Stitching Studio FlossTube channel (somehow that got deleted from the video)

We gave another shout-out to Weasley Studios, about meeting Gigi, from Gigi's Cupcakes.

Our future plans include our playdate planned with Nicole, Buckeye Stitcher, who is coming over to stitch and talk about (what else) FlossTube. Can't wait for that!!

Also, Pam gave a plug for Keepsakes Summer Stitch Days, on July 8th and 15th. Phone number to reserve a spot is (513) 563-6845.

Next we filmed the wall behind us. If you missed it, here's the list.

Tour de Wall

Land That I Love by Lizzie Kate
America by Poppy Kreations
I’d Rather Be By The Sea by Ursula Michael
Liberty by Birds of a Feather
New England Sampler by Ginger & Spice
Summer by Angel Stitchin
Ivy Basket and Patriotic Basket by Margaret Lee (now on Etsy)

and a wonderful viewer solved one of the mystery pieces as:

Liberty Lighthouse by Erica Michaels

It was another fun episode, and we hope you enjoyed it.  See you next week, and remember....


Friday, June 16, 2017

FlossTube #3A and #3B ~ Pam and Steph Are On Fire (No, Really!)

We thanked all of our viewers, commenters, and subscribers.

We did shout-outs to all the countries around the world (!) that we have received comments from. That is so awesome!

We listed a few of our favorite FlossTubers, namely

Bendy Stitchy Michelle Garrette

Faerie Floss

Farm Girl

Ampu Stitcher

Andrea Stitches in Colorado

Buckeye Stitcher

Weasley Studios

Ginger Gerald Stitcher

McKenna at Every Stitch Counts

Kay's Cross Stitch


Yvonne - Night Owl Stitcher

Steph showed her FINISH, "I Kiss My Cat On The Lips" by Amy Bruecken.

Pam's progress report included:

"Ye Olde Coffee House" by Little House Needleworks

"Mother's Tree" by Lavendar & Lace

"Taco Sampler" by Casey Buonaugurio, where she had a bit of an unusual detour!

Steph's progress report included:

An ornament from "Ornament Set I" from Satsuma Street

"Sugar Is Sweet Sampler" from The Frosted Pumpkin

"Tribal Hippo" from White Willow Stitching

Needleminder sellers we mentioned include:

Gina's Unique Boutique

Mixing It Up with DBL

Needle Minder Obsession

Crafters Waypoint


Digital patterns came from:

Sugar Stitches

New Leaf Craft

Once again, we got interrupted, and had to tack on the conclusion of our video:

We continued to show our haul from the LNS freebie box. Steph showed a "cross-stitch save" from Barbara at Keepsakes.

We also picked up some orney scraps at Keepsakes.

Future plans include:  stitching up some ornaments. Pam is going to get off her butt and start Stitchrovia's "Canada." Steph's got her fabby picked out for her boyfriend's Christmas stocking, Stoney Creek's "Christmas In The Woods."

Thanks for watching!!

And remember.....


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

FlossTube #2A and (OOPS!) #2B ~ Pam and Steph Come Out of the Shadows and Hurry Thru Their Hauls

We came inside from the solarium for Floss Tube #2, and found the perfect spot for lighting!

Lots of thank yous for the views, shout-outs, comments, and subscribers all around. When we hit 100 subscribers, we got our nails done, 'cuz girls gotta do what girls gotta do, right?


I showed my framed Lemon Meringue Sampler (framed by Keepsakes in Sharonville, Ohio) and to-be-framed Irish Cream Sampler by designer Casey Buonaugurio. I also showed my Prairie Schooler Bear and the Bees, stitched on a scrap piece of Fiddler's Cloth.

I also showed my Franken-Gothic by Erica Michaels, describing the modifications I made.

Steph showed her Plumpkin by Lizzie Kate, describing her modifications.

Her LK Kitty String is at the framer (Keepsakes), and we know it will be adorable.

If anyone would like to Pass The Stash (or Swap) for Plumpkin or Kitty String, leave Steph a comment!

Progress Report

I reported on my progress on Remembrance Day, Ye Olde Coffee Shoppe, Taco Sampler

I described my graphing names for L & L's Mothers Tree, for me and my LNS's owner, using PCStitch software.


We described the Queen City Sampler Guild stash sale, and shortly had a minor tech issue with our recording. My phone got too hot, and so the video stopped recording......

When we switched to Steph's phone, we began recording again. We resumed talking about all the patterns (many with embellishment packs!) we got at the Guild sale.

We showed all the patterns we purchased at the Hoop & Needle shop in Cincinnati, and Steph's Stoney Creek purchases, and my Jeannette Douglass Canadian Patriotic Snippets that the Because You Count shop in Moncton, NB, is auto-shipping to me in the States.

We were sort of rushed in the second part. But, all in all, great fun!!

We are hoping to film again in about a week, so stay tuned!

I will be posting to this blog "SHOW NOTES" for our Floss Tube videos.