Sunday, 24 March 2013

22. Blackbird Designs Eiffel Tower

This is the Needlecraft Haven March Challenge, a Blackbird Designs piece called Souvenir de France.

When I was deciding how to finish the piece I remembered that Giovanna had recently spent some time in Paris.  She is a great stitcher and blogger who always leaves nice comments and very kindly sent me the charity charts from last year's earthquake fundraiser.  So I thought I should send her a special "Just because we're friends" card.

I stitched this on pale blue 28 count evenweave using a DMC variegated blue.  Seems like blue was a popular choice if you look on the forum!  I mounted it on some nice Eiffel Tower card (the back has sepia schematics on it) and made a simple card, popped it in an envelope and off it went.  Then I returned home, plugged my camera into the computer and realised... no photos!  So this is one that Giovanna kindly sent me.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

21. Chatelaine Bunny

This is a limited edition freebie from Chatelaine Designs from 2011.
I stitched it on 28count pale green evenweave and made it into a little pocket to fill with chocolate as a prize for Christine winning the 2012 Easter Treasure Hunt.

Unfortunately, not all the chocolate could fit into the pocket.
So we ate some!

Backing fabric.

Friday, 15 March 2013

20. Dragon Dreams Third Dragonlet of Christmas

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

A French Dragonlet and Three French Hens - oo la la!

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

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

19. Danika's Birth Sampler

Danika is my friend's new grand-daughter.  The little characters are from the Mamas and Papas Millie and Boris nursery range that the new parents have chosen for their daughter.  The frame co-ordinates with the white gloss in the room.  I charted the characters from some images I downloaded from the M&P website and found a lovely Slavic font through Google Images which I also converted to cross stitch.

"Danika" means "Our Morning Star"

Monday, 4 March 2013

18. JBW Alphabet Cat March

Green on Green for St.Patrick's Day and the green shoots which would usually be visible this time of year!