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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
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
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.
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!
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 will be mounted along with the
other Easter / Spring pieces in my scrapbook once they're all finished.