Thank you so much for all the sweet feedback and fun requests over the last several weeks! You sure know how to make a girl feel appreciated! I am so grateful to be a part of the stitching community. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I have had more requests for additional farmhouse signs (in the same vein as my Fresh Eggs pattern) than I have for anything else, so... these two patterns are for those of you who have been patiently waiting! I'd love to do a few more farm animals down the road, but for now, we will call these a start! First up is Pure Honey. As you can see, I had fun with the Fabric Flair Whitewashed Board fabric and tried stitching with the grain going sideways for this piece. I loved it! I am a side-to-side stitcher and noticed how the variegated Weeks Dye Works floss suddenly made the piece look like an old weathered sign when I was stitching the same direction as the faux grain. Love, love, love.
I did the same thing with Creamery and really feel like the larger stitching field made the effect super pronounced.
Of course, you don't need to use my floss suggestions or stitch side to side! Feel free to stitch them any way you want---I've seen a lot of people add a red line between the rows of text on "Fresh Eggs", and I think stitching them with an overdyed dirty gray floss for an extra-weathered look would look amazing, too! Regardless--if you stitch it with my suggestions or do it your way, I'd love to see your projects. Use hashtag #cherryhillstitchery on social media so I can find your pretties ;). FLOSS TIP: If you choose to stitch using overdyed floss and want to let the variegation shine, make sure you complete each X before moving on to the next one. I also suggest you stitch everything in the same direction (either stitch your rows side to side OR up and down--but not both!) That way, the variegated lines are cohesive. WHERE TO BUY