Sunday, 24 February 2013

17. Jaunty Fox Fence Cat

It's a freebie from Jaunty Fox Designs found here.
Never heard of them?  I'm not surprised, they did this one freebie then vanished!

I stitched it on my favourite Burnt Orange Jazlyn 28count fabric.  1 over 1 using Anchor Black and a touch of DMC 728.  I experimented with the Anchor to see if it covered better than DMC Black.  It doesn't, but it's no worse either!

I'm not sure how I'll finish this one.  It's very small so would make a nice little sausage pillow.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

16. Threadwork Primitives Valentine

Freebie found on Threadwork Primitives blog.
Needlecraft Haven Freebie Challenge for February.
Stitched over 1 on 28 count evenweave and finished as a sausage pillow.
Mailed to Linda as a present for being my 3000th commenter.
The original design had 2 pairs of initials which I changed to this quote, my favourite stitching quote, I like the play on the word "count". 

Monday, 11 February 2013

15. JBW Alphabet Cat February

JBW cat for February's ornie.  I dyed some fabric using fruit teas, 2 bags of blackcurrant tea make a lovely strong pink.  Here is the cat on the backing fabric I used.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

14. Dragon Dreams Second Dragonlet of Christmas

On the Second Day of Christmas my True Love sent to me -

A Dragonlet and Two Turtle - Doves!

The second in a series designed by Dragon Dreams exclusively for their Facebook page.
Stitched in DMC on 28 count green evenweave.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

13. Nicola's Birthday Card

A freebie from this French website Broderie.  They offer 2 charts a week free then they can be purchased for 1Euro.  It's worth checking the site once a week to grab the freebies.  I have the whole alphabet, a lovely calendar and a set of 12 Zodiac Signs.  The N is stitched over 1 on 32 count evenweave.  I sent Nicola a little parcel of redness for her Red Letter Birthday!  Various red things including some cute scissors and a JBW Monogram chart, all wrapped in some red fabric with a red ribbon.

Friday, 1 February 2013

12. Joan Elliott January Snow Queen

Joan Elliott January design from the 2013 Diary.

I already had this nice page for my scrapbook and bought some snowflake trim yesterday to finish it off.  I stitched this on 28 count sparkly evenweave over 2.  I used the recommended colours except for the robins' breasts.  There were a few little transcription errors made by the magazine and Joan herself has been helping put them right on the FB group.  They used the incorrect red and not enough of it for the robins!  I also changed the green in the trees to one strand rather than 2 like the rest of the design.