Sunday, 20 August 2017

Sunday, 23 July 2017

13. Joan Elliott July Mermaid

This is the February design in the Joan Elliott Diary which was the cover gift with World of Cross Stitching magazine in 2013.

Stitched on 28 count Jazlyn in Peacock from Crafty Kitten.

I used the charted DMC but substituted beads in her necklace and for the bubbles.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Sunday, 18 June 2017

11. Just Nan Victorian Rose

Just Nan Victorian Rose freebie
Stitched on 32 count green linen
I couldn't find a suitable backing fabric so I finger-pressed the edges and whip stitched them together.
Then I used bugle beads to cover the join.

Monday, 12 June 2017

10. Stitchrovia Drink Champagne

Stitchrovia Time to Drink Champagne
From a booklet with Cross Stitch Crazy magazine
The perfect wedding card for a friend.
Stitched on 32 count pink linen
I added beads for the champagne bubbles.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

09. Just Nan Christmas Hearts

Just Nan Christmas Hearts freebie
stitched on 32 count antique white evenweave

Thursday, 25 May 2017

08. Jannlynn Designs Gathering Honey

Jannlynn Designs Gathering Honey
Stitched on 28 count evenweave using kit threads
This was a gift from a friend who gave me her stash when she stopped stitching.  
I stitched this design and gave to her as a Thank You.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

07. Just Nan Christmas Star

Just Nan Christmas Star Freebie
Stitched on 32 count Twilight Blue linen
Backed with dark blue felt
I changed the beads and metallic from gold to crystal and silver.

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