Friday, 26 April 2013

Monday, 22 April 2013

32. Quaker Bunny II

Quaker Bunny mini bag from Palko-Lap Blog
Stitched on 18 count pink linen over 1

Sent as part of a giveaway

Saturday, 20 April 2013

31. Dragon Dreams Fourth Dragonlet of Christmas

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

A Dragonlet and Four Calling Collie Birds on the telephone

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

A collie bird is the traditional name for a blackbird but over the years the word has changed to "calling".  Dragon Dreams have gone for both meanings ancient and modern; four blackbirds calling on the telephone!

Friday, 19 April 2013

30. Quaker Bunny

Quaker Bunny mini bag from Palko-Lap Blog

Stitched on 28 count pale green evenweave.

Sent as part of a giveaway

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

29. Margaret Sherry Mice in Teacup

Cover Gift from Cross Stitch Crazy magazine
I subbed the aida for evenweave.
I sent the card as part of a giveaway.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

28. Margaret Sherry Cat in Teacup

Cover Gift from Cross Stitch Crazy magazine
I subbed the aida for evenweave.
I sent the card as part of a giveaway.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

27. Lizzie*Kate Spring Sampler Snippet

This is a Lizzie*Kate design called Spring.  I received it in a giveaway from Sarah Crafty Moo.  I changed alot of the colours as the original is very dark for a Spring design.  I used the same threads as the San Man Easter design I recently stitched because they are on the same fabric and will be scrap booked together.

The little bunny charm comes from Ang's Attic, a great online store based only a few miles from where I live.  You can get a small bag of 6-10 charms for only £1 and there are loads of different designs.  They mainly sell beads for jewellery making and have a good FB page for their beading fans.  They also have a forum on the website for those of you that don't FB.

The piece is stitched over 1 on 28 count which I really enjoy.  I was not looking forward to all the green in the hill so guess what I did?  Have a closer look at this photo:

Yes, I coloured it in using a fabric pen!  I stitched the house first then had the idea.  I counted the number of threads needed for the hill and marked it on the fabric then just coloured it in.  Then I stitched the path, carrots and flowers on top.  Saved me hours of boring stitching.

Autumn can be seen here.

Friday, 12 April 2013

26. Mirabilia Round Robin for Julie

Julie chose Angels as her theme and designed this incredible layout herself.  The fabric is PTP Heather Lugana and is really soft and lovely to stitch on.  Archangel Michael is one of the less stitched Mirabilia designs which is one of the reasons I jumped at the chance to stitch him.  I don't think I'd ever do the full piece for myself but it is nice to stitch something different.

There is a ton of metallics, beads and treasures even in this small piece of the design, 12 of those little topaz diamonds for a start.

Finally finished piece:

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

25. La Contesse Haunted Castle

This is a freebie from La Contesse's blog.  
I changed it slightly to make it square and added a little witch charm instead of the charted stitched bats.  It is stitched over 1 on 28count burnt orange Jazlyn.  

Several people are taking part in the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL and post regularly but there aren't many Followers yet.  If you're a fan of Hallowe'en I do recommend following the blog just to see all the lovely designs there, even if you don't need another SAL challenge!

Sunday, 7 April 2013

24. JBW Alphabet Cat April

Chocolate Kitty for Easter!!

I couldn't find any chocolate themed fabric but this one has tea and cakes on it.

Monday, 1 April 2013

23. San Man Originals Easter

I stitched it on yellow 28 count evenweave, over 2 using the recommended DMC but changing the words and border to variegated DMC.  Aren't the little buttons cute?  This was going to be mounted along with the other Easter / Spring pieces in my scrapbook once they're all finished, but the buttons proved too large so I made it into a cube instead: