Tuesday, 12 January 2021

01. Just Nan Snowfire Christmas


Just Nan Snowfire Christmas
Stitched on 32 count Burgundy Linen

As you would expect from a Just Nan, there are a lot of speciality stitches and just as many beads!

My goal was 2-3 bands per week and that was ambitous!

There's DMC and cotton Perle in this

The last two bands are the two that defeated my goal of a 2020 finish

More beads and crystals too

I will be getting this one professionally framed.

Sunday, 22 November 2020

37. Rosewood Manor Red Berries


Rosewood Manor Red Berries
Stitched on 32 count mid green linen
From the Gift of Stitching December 2006

Scrapbooked with Sugar Plum Tree

Saturday, 7 November 2020

Thursday, 29 October 2020

34. StitchyFish Designs Happy Halloween


StitchyFish Designs Happy Halloween
from Just Cross Stitch Halloween Special 2020
Stitched on 28 count linen from a Crafty Kitten grab bag

Scrapbooked with Downdraft:

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

33. Just Nan Beware


Just Nan Beware
Stitched on 32 count tea-dyed linen
I added a spider charm instead of the bat

Finished by mounting on scrapbook paper and 
hanging from a wooden sign

Monday, 19 October 2020

32. Just Nan Autumn Mouse Scissor Roll


Just Nan Autumn Mouse Scissor Roll
Mouse stitched on 32 count Cognac linen
Scissor Roll stitched on 32 count Vintage Country Mocha linen

Saturday, 17 October 2020

31. Barefoot Needleart Framed Fright


Framed Fright by Barefoot Needleart 
from the Just Cross Stitch Hallowe'en Ornament Special 2020
stitched over 1 on 28 count Moondust evenweave from Crafty Kitten

I used a Victorian Motto Sampler thread called Violet Grey for the Castle, it is subtly variegated and was a gift from Beth in IL. The tree and bat are DMC 310. There is supposed to be an ornate frame all the way around it but I didn't fancy stitching all that yellowgold so I will use a scrapbook frame instead.

Monday, 5 October 2020

30. Twisted Willow Designs Mosaic Halloween


Twisted Willow Designs Mosaic Halloween
From Just Cross Stitch Halloween Ornament Special 2020
Stitched on 32 count Platinum linen
Scrapbooked with Autumn by Lizzie*Kate and Little Owl Sampler by Knotted Tree NeedleArt:

Friday, 11 September 2020

29. Turquoise Graphics Downdraft


Turquoise Graphics & Design Downdraft
From the Just Cross Stitch Halloween Ornament Special 2020
stitched on 32 count Platinum linen
I used a Jodyri variegated thread for the smoke and some random beads for the sparkle

Scrapbooked with Happy Halloween:

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Monday, 7 September 2020

28. Moss Creek Designs Amaryllis

Moss Creek Designs Amaryllis
from Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Special 2013
Stitched over one on 28 count white evenweave
Sent to Clare for her Church Christmas Tree Festival

Finished by Clare:

Sunday, 6 September 2020

27. Judith Stanley Bramble Harvest

Judith Stanley designing for Needlepoise - Bramble Harvest
Stitched on 28 count Annabelle evenweave
using the threads from the kit.
A mixture of Anchor and Perle Cotton

I stitched most of this back in the late 1990s and only had the blackberries to complete.  I discovered a mistake in the placement which is probably why I had stopped stitching on it!

Saturday, 5 September 2020

26. Hands on Design Broomstick Fuel

My third finish in the Scary Apothecary series:

Broomstick Fuel
stitched on 28 count linen in Radioactive from Chromatic Alchemy

I am using the DMC conversion for this, except for:

the black which is Weeks Dye Works Kohl 
(charted for CC Zack Black or DMC 317).

I used a blend of two DMC for the pink around the word "Fuel" rather than the charted variegated

I finished it in this frame from B&M
For the horizontal frames, I have used some scrapbook paper.  The plan is to stitch some poison bottles on perforated paper and add them to the piece.

Framed with Bat Balm and Bitter Brew

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

25. JBW 12 Days of Christmas Book 3

JBW 12 Days of Christmas Book 3
stitched on 40 count white linen

I added petite red beads for the holly berries

Saturday, 29 August 2020