Saturday, 16 July 2016

30. The Scarlet Letter Elizabeth Shephard


Elizbeth Shephard by The Scarlet Letter
Stitched on 30 count linen and AVAS silks
Personalised to show that Nicola gave this chart to me

Thursday, 14 July 2016

29. Teresa Wentzler You Were Hatched


Teresa Wenztler You Were Hatched
Stitched on 28 count lilac evenweave
Using charted DMC and DMC metallics for the border

Sunday, 3 July 2016

28. Just Nan Big Bee, Little Bee


Just Nan Big Bee, Little Bee
Stitched on 28 count evenweave


Scrapbooked on a page from a Monet Waterlilies Calendar with
Just Nan's Beehive Violets



Wednesday, 15 June 2016

27. Just Nan Beehive Violets


Just Nan Beehive Violets
Stitched on 28 count evenweave


Scrapbooked on a page from a Monet Waterlilies Calendar
with Just Nan's Big Bee, Little Bee


Monday, 13 June 2016

26. Daffycat 2012 Star Reindeer


Star Reindeer by It's Daffycat

Stitched over one on 28 count silvered white evenweave

Finished into a cube:

Sunday, 12 June 2016

25. Daffycat 2011 Stocking Reindeer


Stocking Reindeer by It's Daffycat

Stitched over one on 28 count silvered white evenweave

Finished into a cube:

Saturday, 11 June 2016

24. Daffycat 2011 Ribbon Reindeer


Ribbon Reindeer by It's Daffycat

Stitched over one on 28 count silvered white evenweave

Finished into a cube:

Sunday, 5 June 2016

23. Just Nan My Fair Ladybug


My Fair Ladybug by Just Nan
Stitched on 28 count evenweave


Scrapbooked on a page from a Monet Waterlilies calendar

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

22. Little Stitcher Winter Woods


The Little Stitcher Winter Wood and Hare
Stitched on 32 count Vintage Grain linen

Scrapbooked with Winter Wood and Deer


Tuesday, 24 May 2016

21. The Sweetheart Tree Finger Fun I


Finger Fun I by The Sweetheart Tree
stitched on 28 count Platinum linen
This was a gift from Vickie.
I used the charted DMC 902 for the darker red and substituted 3722 for the charted 3726 which looked too brown to me.  
I also used standard size beads instead of the charted petite.  
The standard beads filled the spaces much better than the petites.  
Plus I had them in my stash and didn't have the petites!


Sunday, 15 May 2016

20. Daffycat 2010 Mistletoe Reindeer


Mistletoe Reindeer by It's Daffycat

Stitched over one on 28 count silvered white evenweave

Finished into a cube:

Saturday, 14 May 2016

19. Daffycat 2009 Holly Reindeer



Holly Reindeer by It's Daffycat

Stitched over one on 28 count silvered white evenweave

Finished into a cube:

Friday, 13 May 2016

18. Daffycat 2008 Jinglebell Reindeer


Jinglebell Reindeer by It's Daffycat

Stitched over one on 28 count silvered white evenweave

Finished into a cube:


17. Nora Corbett Little Snowy Gray Cottage


Little Snowy Gray Cottage by Nora Corbett
Started on 19th January, 2015 for DUCJC2015
Recommenced on 6th April, 2016
Completed on 13th May, 2016 (22 days stitching in total) 
Stitched on 32 count Blue Hydrangea Opalescent by Crafty Kitten
Recommended DMC and Kreinik except for the following:
B5200 for Blanc
Emerald Forest by Jodyri for the Caron Waterlilies
Kreinik 001HL and 014 blended for snowflakes instead of RG Arctic Rays






Wednesday, 4 May 2016

16. Teresa Wentzler Byzantine Ornament I


Byzantine Ornament I by Teresa Wentzler

The photo shows the original ornie as designed by Teresa and you can see I made a couple of changes!  
The fabric being the big one.  
I used the yellows as charted but changed the accent colour to DMC321 and all the backstitch to DMC's gold 5284.  
I also changed the beads to 42011 because I didn't have enough 40557 and I thought they were prettier too.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Sunday, 24 April 2016

14. Just Nan Spring Typography


Spring Typography by Just Nan
Stitched on 32 count Dark Reed Green linen
Using recommended DMC and DMC conversions
I stitched the birds and rabbit over one and change one Spring to another word.
Can you see it?






Companion to:

and

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

13. Nora Corbett Alphabet Fairy J


Stitched on 32 count Love-in-the-Mist Murano from Crafty Kitten

I stitched her pretty much as charted with most of the recommended CC threads.  I used Blanc for the wings and a blend of 3362/3363 instead of Desert Mesquite.
Once again I changed the backstitch to 356 for her skin and green for the dress.
I also did more of the swirls in Kreinik



Saturday, 26 March 2016

12. Stitch for Syria - Gold



Stitched on 28 count black Jobelan
using DMC 90

This is for the Concern Stitching for Syria project.  
The charity is running a Women's Centre in Lebanon and wants to make a hanging for the walls to show the women that the international stitching community is aware of their difficulties.
You sign up on the website and they send you a little chart to stitch and send the square to their London office.

The pair together:

  


Thursday, 24 March 2016

11. Lizzie*Kate Sampling Easter


A Giveaway prize from Justine then
sent on to Cathy as the prize for the 2016 Easter Treasure Hunt

Stitched on 14 count yellow aida 
using Jodyri Crystal Seas for the alphabet and scraps for the rest.