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.




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


Friday, 27 July 2018

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Monday, 11 June 2018

11. Just Nan Honeysuckle Rose


Just Nan - Honeysuckle Rose
stitched on 32 count Antique White linen
added a butterfly charm


scrapbooked with Painted Lady


Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Monday, 19 February 2018

04. Just Nan Painted Lady



Just Nan Painted Lady
stitched on 32 count Antique White linen

with Honeysuckle Rose

Friday, 9 February 2018

03. Dam Good Crafts Dracula


Dam Good Crafts - Dracula Book Cover
was a freebie on their blog
but no longer available
Stitched on 32 count Belfast in Amortentia by Chromatic Alchemy


Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Saturday, 23 December 2017

28. Stitchrovia Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas by Stitchrovia
Stitched on 28 count Colonial Blue evenweave

Cover kit with Cross Stitch Crazy issue 237


Thursday, 7 December 2017

26. Satsuma Street Virgo


Virgo by Satsuma Street
Stitched on 28 count black evenweave
I converted her to a brunette as my star sign is Virgo


Sunday, 3 December 2017

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

24. Oberlin Samplers Witches


Oberlin Samplers Witches
stitched on 32 count Lime Green Murano

The original design had some random spooky phrases round the edge but as I had already stitched the Hallowe'en Happiness with various spooky phrases I decided to change this to reflect a speech from my favourite Shakespeare play - the Scottish one! 
I also changed the words to the right which said Ghosts and Goblins to "brew a spell". There were no ghosts or goblins in the design!

Sunday, 19 November 2017

23. Just Nan Have a Heart



Just Nan Have a Heart
stitched on 32 count white evenweave




22. Just Nan Memories

Just Nan Memories
Stitched on 32 count Pink Linen
This was a gift from Vickie who loves pink and poodles!
Hence the fabric choice and the addition of a cute Poodle charm.





Sunday, 12 November 2017

21. Dragon Dreams Dragon of the Winter Moon


Dragon Dreams Dragon of the Winter Moon
stitched on 32 count Murano in Moondust by Crafty Kitten







Finally Framed