Sunday, 23 April 2017

06. Just Nan Christmas Rose

Just Nan Christmas Rose Cross Stitch Ornament

Just Nan - Christmas Rose freebie

Stitched on 32 count Antique White evenweave
using the recommended DMC.

I changed the beaded hearts to satin stitch hearts


Thursday, 13 April 2017

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

04. Nora Corbett Alphabet Fairy M

Nora Corbett Alphabet Fairy M
Stitched on 32 count Sunlit Heath Murano from Crafty Kitten

I used the recommended Crescent Colours except for:

Lettuce Leaf which is a bright green and was supposed to be the lighter colour in the M.  
Instead I blended DMC 927 and 928.  
DMC Blanc for the wings instead of Cloud
DMC 954 for the skin instead of Cobbled Peach
DMC 356 for the backstitch on the skin
Kreinik 014 for the dangling sparklies

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Monday, 23 January 2017

02. The Workbasket Fox Forest

The Workbasket - Fox Forest
stitched on 32 count Light Khaki linen
I used the DMC conversion and changed some of the colours to suit the fabric.
I also zig-zagged the border instead of two solid lines.
The following photos shows the fabric colour more accurately.

Framed in a simple wooden frame from a charity shop.
£1 bargain!

Sunday, 22 January 2017

01. JBW Antique Christmas Trees

JBW Antique Christmas Trees
Stitched over one on 32 count white linen
I used the DMC conversion and changed the alphabet to DMC 3722

The following photo shows some coins for scale:
L-R: 1 penny, 1 pfenning, 5 centimes, 1 cent

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

44. Primitive Hare Christmas Cubes

The Primitive Hare - Christmas Cubes
Stitched on 35 count Country Mocha linen
Finished as a set of "low-sew" cubes

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Sunday, 30 October 2016

42. Lizzie*Kate Sampling Hallowe'en

Sampling Hallowe'en by Lizzie*Kate
Stitched on 28count lilac linen
mostly using recommended DMC
The ghost charm was included with the chart.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

41. Teresa Wentzler Byzantine Ornament III

Byzantine Ornament III by Teresa Wentzler

I made the same changes to this Ornie as I did with #1 and #2
I stitched on 28 count burgundy linen.  
I used the yellows as charted but changed the accent colour to DMC 321 and all the backstitch to DMC's gold 5284.  
I also changed the beads to 42011.

Byzantine Ornament I

Byzantine Ornament II

Friday, 14 October 2016

40. Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery Hallowe'en Town

Hallowe'en Town by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
Stitched on 28 count Moondust evenweave by Crafty Kitten

I only stitched a portion of this longer design

Thursday, 29 September 2016

39. Cherished Stitches Potions, Brews and Spells

Potions, Brews and Spells by Cherished Stitches
Stitched on 28 count Moondust evenweave from Crafty Kitten

From Just Cross Stitch Hallowe'en Ornie Special 2016
I just stitched the top portion of this long thin band sampler.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

38. Brooke's Books Senor Sugar Skull

Senor and Senorita Sugar Skull by Brooke's Books

Stitched on 14 count perforated paper.
Finished as fridge magnets.
Gift for my niece and her fiance.

37. Brooke's Books Senorita Sugar Skull

Senor and Senorita Sugar Skull by Brooke's Books

Stitched on 14 count perforated paper.
Finished as fridge magnets.
Gift for my niece and her fiance.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

36. Ink Circles Ghostly Mandala

Ghostly Mandala by Ink Circles
From Just Cross Stitch Hallowe'en Ornie Special 2014

stitched on 32 count Autumnal Woodland by Crafty Kitten using B5200

The original was charted using variegated thread on white fabric

Saturday, 3 September 2016

35. Lucie Heaton Bad Bat Fairy

Bad Bat Fairy inspired by Lucie Heaton
stitched on 28 count lilac linen

Bad Fairies was the September theme for the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL.
I converted Lucie's design using silks and DMC.

Here is the original design for comparison:

Thursday, 1 September 2016

34. Just Nan Counting Bats

Counting Bats by Just Nan
Stitched on 28 count lilac linen
I stitched one band per month for the 2016 Hallowe'en Ornie SAL

I used a skeleton charm from Pink Cat Charms and Crafts

33. Forget-Me-Not in Stitches 1862 Snowflake

stitched on 28 count Millenium Blue evenweave

1862 Snowflake by Forget-Me-Not in Stitches from JCS Christmas Ornie Special 2010

I used silver thread instead of beads around the outside and didn't use the petite white beads charted.
You can see the shape of the snowflake much better without them.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

32. Mill Hill Beaded Trumpet

Stitched on 14 count Christmas Green aida
I substituted green Magnificas for the petite green beads and 
some red Mill Hill for the charted cranberry which I didn't have.  
I stitched this on aida rather than the perforated paper provided so I could use two strands instead of three,