Thursday, 4 July 2019

15. The Sweetheart Tree Christmas Joy Bellpull



The Sweetheart Tree Christmas Joy Bellpull
Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Special 2006
Stitched on 32 count linen








Friday, 21 June 2019

14. Just Nan A Little Joy



Just Nan A Little Joy
stitched on 28 count Platinum linen
From Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Special 2002


The fabric next to it will be the backing fabric for the ornament finish. 
 The original was charted so the small design in the centre was stitched over 1 on a separate piece of fabric and then put into a tiny frame attached the main design.   But as I don't have a tiny frame, 
I stitched it direct on the fabric and added a little gold backstitched frame around it.










Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Monday, 15 April 2019

10. Dragon Dreams Not a Creature Was Stirring


Dragon Dreams Not a Creature Was Stirring
from Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Special 2001
stitched on 32 count green linen
added some metallic threads to the bauble

The frame is an old Christmas card







Saturday, 13 April 2019

09. Mill Hill Daffodil Egg


I was given just the chart from this beaded kit so used the DMC conversion to stitch it on 18 count yellow aida.

I finished it as part of the trim for Satsuma Street's Nest Egg
(see previous post)



Thursday, 4 April 2019

08. Satsuma Street Nest Egg


Satsuma Street - Nest Egg
stitched on 32 count linen Marie's Daffodil by Chromatic Alchemy
I used the recommended colours but backstitched round the goose and the eggs to make them stand out against the lighter fabric.

Finished in a box frame trimmed with a felt border from an Easter basket and a Mill Hill design called Daffodil Egg.






Sunday, 3 March 2019

06. The Sweetheart Tree Christmas Noel Bellpull


The Sweetheart Tree - Christmas Noel Bellpull
Just Cross Stitch Ornament Special 2007
stitched on 32 count linen
I used the DMC conversion and changed the beads to the ones I had in my stash.


Finished as a bell-pull ornament with a tassel I made myself





Tuesday, 5 February 2019

04. Just Nan Thanks a Bunch


Just Nan Thanks a Bunch
stitched on 32 count Antique White linen
added a butterfly charm instead of the bunch of flowers





Saturday, 2 February 2019

03. Ink Circles Poinsettia


Poinsettia by Ink Circles
from Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Special 2008
stitched over 1 on 32 count green linen






Thursday, 3 January 2019

01. Rosewood Manor Festive Quaker Tree


Rosewood Manor - Festive Quaker Tree
from Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Special 2009
stitched over one on 32 count Blue Hydrangea opalescent from Crafty Kitten

This looks completely different to the model in the magazine.  I decided to use shades of blue in the 790s-800s plus B5200.  The white does show up much better in real life.




Sunday, 11 November 2018

22. Just Nan Haunted Autumn Mouse in a House



Mouse stitched on 32 count Cognac linen




House stitched on 32 count Antique Ivory linen





Two little videos to show the house and the mouse



Friday, 26 October 2018

Thursday, 18 October 2018

19. Plum Street Samplers Brew Ha Ha


stitched over one on 32 count Platinum linen

I changed the large coffee bean man into DMC 4130 and the coffee cups into the colours used for the leaves.  Because I stitched it over one, it meant I could stitch the border over two and just do a single X instead of 4 smaller xx.  It was charted to have the dark grey inbetween the orange in the border but I thought that would be too heavy and preferred it like this.

Scrapbooked with Witchy Brew


Saturday, 22 September 2018

17. Donna Kooler Bride's Tree Ornaments


Various Donna Kooler Tinies from
the book 365 Tiny Cross Stitch Designs
stitched on 22 count hardanger as
Bride's Tree Ornaments for Leonore
Each design represents a different wish for the newly-wed couple


Pine Cone - Eternity
Flower Basket - Good Wishes


Rabbit - Hope and Peace
Church - God's Guidance


Fruit Basket - Generosity
House - Protection


Santa - Giving and Sharing
Rose - Affection


Teapot - Hospitality
Fish - Christ's Blessing and Fertility


Heart - True Love
Bird in Nest - Joy and Happiness

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

15. Donna Kooler Zodiac


The Zodiac by Donna Kooler Design Studios
from the book 365 Tiny Cross Stitch Designs
stitched on 32 count Millennium Blue linen


Sunday, 12 August 2018