Wednesday, 29 December 2021

35. Lin Pulsion Bubbles of Happiness

 

Bubbles of Happiness from Lin Pulsion.
Stitched over 1 on 25 count white evenweave
 This was originally free but you can purchase it now. 
 I chose a rainbow theme for my piece.








Tuesday, 14 December 2021

34. Stoney Creek 12 Days of Christmas

 


Stoney Creek 12 Days of Christmas
Stitched on 32 count Lime Green evenweave

I started these as my 12 Days of Stitchmas project in December 2020 and completed them one each month in 2021

I added the charms instead of stitching the numbers


























Thursday, 9 December 2021

33. Tiny Modernist Calendar

 


Tiny Modernist Calendar

This was a cover gift from Cross Stitcher magazine.
I stitched one block per month throughout 2021
Stitched on 32 count Summer Sky Belfast from Silkweavers




Thursday, 25 November 2021

32. Hands on Design Coffin Paint

My sixth finish in the Scary Apothecary series 


Cauldron Cleaner

Stitched on 28 count linen in Radioactive by Chromatic Alchemy

I used the DMC conversion for this one.
I used a DMC Satin thread for the paintbrushes rather than a metallic




Thursday, 11 November 2021

31. CCN Main St Bakery - Millinery



Country Cottage Needleworks - Main Street Bakery

Converted to Millinery for my Hallowe'en Town
Stitched on 32 count Murano in Charcoal Slate from Sparklies


I kept the blue and purple colourway but used a grey-blue instead of a pastel turquoise. 

 I used a dark blue for the trim and frames instead of white and added the red accents. 
 I wanted the broad band across the middle to look like a hatband. 





I also changed the hearts at the top to look like hats although my son said they look more like bells!

The hats have red and purple bands in a nod to the poem "Warning" by Jenny Joseph which starts:

"When I am an old woman I shall wear purple

With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me."


Here is the whole piece so far:


 Here is the original shop:




Thursday, 28 October 2021

30 . Primitive Hare Samhain

 

The Primitive Hare - Samhain freebie
Stitched on 35 count cream linen


Framed in a multi-frame with eight apertures,
one for each celebration




Thursday, 30 September 2021

29. Just Nan Follow the Needle

 

Just Nan Follow the Needle
Stitched on 28 count Lilac Brittney evenweave


So many pretty stitches and different effects in this sampler





Not so silent hours in my case as this was stitched over the Summer Holidays with a very not silent child sitting next to me!


Love these tassels


This line reminds me of my dear friend Vickie and her blog A Stitcher's Story


Adding the name of the sampler is a tip from one of the stitchers in the FB group.  Really helpful if you stitch a lot of samplers!




This is the Ornament design she included:


Framed with a Monet print background:


Wednesday, 22 September 2021

28. Primitive Hare Mabon




The Primitive Hare - Mabon freebie
Stitched on 35 count cream linen

Framed in a multi-frame with eight apertures,
one for each celebration




 

Monday, 13 September 2021

27. CCN Main Street Cafe - Cauldrons


 
Country Cottage Needleworks - Main Street Cafe

Converted to Cauldrons Store for my Hallowe'en Town
Stitched on 32 count Murano in Charcoal Slate from Sparklies


I took the original colours and just darkened them a bit.   The peachy-orange walls became peachy-brown.  The green awnings and door became lime-green and the trims a dark brown.  The upstairs curtains stayed the same purple.

Then I added the brass cauldron sign, some cauldrons in the window and a large cauldron bubbling away for demonstration purposes so passing witches could gather around it rather than be seated at a nice little patio table.  
All of these extras were designed by me using pencil and graph paper.

Here is the full piece so far:





Here is a photo of the original shop:

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Friday, 3 September 2021

25. Nora Corbett Gathering Eggs


Nora Corbett - Gathering Eggs
Stitched on 35 count Vintage Country Mocha Linen




The background is stitched using 1 strand and the girl using 2 strands





I chose the fabric specifically for this part where it shows through to form the ground.