Saturday, 29 December 2012

80 - Primitive Hare Xmas Time

Stitched 1 over 1 on 28 count platinum linen using DMC threads.
Finished into an ornie using backing fabric pictured.
I changed the white to B5200 and also the stars to a brighter yellow as the charted colours didn't show so well on my fabric.
Stuffed with my ORTS from 2011!!

Chart available from Primitive Hare as a freebie.

Monday, 24 December 2012

79. Santa with Charms

This design was a prize received last year from Kaye of Kitten Stitching.  I used DMC threads and evenweave.  This was such a nice quick stitch but I felt it needed a little something extra so I added the words "Claus is coming" along the bottom.  I used this website to chart the letters - Stitch Point  It's really easy, just choose a font, type the words you want on the onscreen keyboard and the chart appears underneath, print it off and stitch!

I scrapbooked the finish, nice and simple, a silver holly border to cover the edges!  I also added a little cartouche in the gap after I'd taken the photograph, it says Ho Ho Ho!

Thursday, 20 December 2012

78 - Sajou Letters

Stocking fillers for my female in-laws.  I bought these little diaries with an insert for a photo and stitched each of their initials from the Sajou Alphabet Carol provided us for her iStitch Mystery SAL last year.

Stitched on cream 28 canvas using 4 strands of DMC for good coverage.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

77 - JBW Star Stunner

JBW Star from Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Special 2012.
I amended the word to Stunner because that's the favourite expression of the person I sent this card to!

Stitched on 28count sparkle evenweave 1 over 1 using DMC 115.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

76 - WOCS Christmas Poinsettia

The final Flower of the Month from WOCS.
I stitched this on 16count evenweave backstitch only then coloured in the highlights with felt-tipped pens.
The original was mailed to a blogging friend and a copy emailed to all my email contacts for their Christmas card.  Saved me £300 in postage LOL.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

75 - WOCS December Narcissi

Regular followers will know that I stitch the back stitch on these designs then colour them in using felt-tipped pens.  Several people have asked about the pens over the year.  They are just ordinary children's felt-tipped pens not special fabric pens (although I do have a set of those as well).

The cards have mainly been sent as part of a Birthday Card Exchange organised by the Needlecraft Haven Yuku Board.  When there wasn't a NH Birthday in a month I sent a card to a blogging friend instead.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

74 - Kathy's Sweetheart Tree Round Robin

Above is my heart and below is the whole thing as it goes on to Sophia in Australia.

There's a little gap in the centre of each heart for Kathy to add a charm.

73 - Joan Elliott Thank You card

Stitched on 32 count evenweave

This is a Thank You card for the Small Boy's Outreach Worker, she leaves us at Christmas.  It's based on a Joan Elliott design from the Wit and Wisdom book.  I added the words using the alphabet provided and stitched part of the larger design.  I stuck a photo of the Small Boy inside.