Wednesday, 29 May 2013

40. Val's Stuff Boo

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The choice for May's Hallowe'en Ornie was Ghosts.
This is a sweet little design from JCS 2012 Hallowe'en Ornie Special issue.
A new designer for me, Val's Stuff.

Stitched on Twilight Blue 28 count linen.

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Saturday, 25 May 2013

39. Joan Elliott April Dragons

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Joan Elliott April design from the 2013 Diary.

The fabric is a piece from a Crafty Kitten grab bag, a sort of blue sky effect.  I used all the recommended colours but added backstitch in metallic purple to the purple fronds and also metallic silver bs to the wings.

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Thursday, 23 May 2013

38. The Little Stitcher There's No Place Like Home

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The Needlecraft Haven Freebie Challenge for May.  
A great design fromThe Little Stitcher called "There's No Place Like Home":
I stitched this on a piece of Emerald Green aida using DMC threads and a thick Madeira metallic red for the shoes.  I got the Maderia threads free from a magazine and I'm not a fan but it was good for this design.

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Friday, 17 May 2013

36. Dragon Dreams Fifth Dragonlet of Christmas

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

A Dragonlet and Fiiiiiiiiivvvvvvvvvvvve Gooooooooooooooold Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiings

The fifth in a series designed by Dragon Dreams exclusively for their Facebook page

Stitched in DMC on 28 count green evenweave.

I used two different metallics.  One darker and thicker from Madeira and one lighter and thinner from DMC.  The DMC was nicer to stitch with on this count.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

35. JBW Alphabet Cat May

Pink and Green for the May Blossom.
The gingham backing fabric was chosen by a vote on my blog.

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