Wednesday, 30 October 2013

71. Merry Merry Beading


Merry Merry chosen for October's Needlecraft Haven Challenge.
Stitched in beads on 28 count sparkly evenweave.
Mounted in an old Christmas Card.



Scrapbooked!


70. Dragon Dreams Fang


Fang!
designed by Dragon Dreams exclusively for their Facebook page
Stitched in DMC on 28 count lilac linen.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

69. Dragon Dreams Tenth Dragonlet of Christmas

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

A Dragonlet a'Leaping



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


68. Dragon Dreams Ninth Dragonlet of Christmas

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

A Dragonlet Dancing



The ninth in a series designed by Dragon Dreams exclusively for their Facebook page
Stitched in DMC on 28 count green evenweave.
I actually finished this on 25th September but forgot the number 9



Saturday, 26 October 2013

66. Acorn House Designs Drac-in-a-Box

Where's Draccy?


Peepo!!





oops, I've fallen over and you can see my bottom!

Design Details:

Designed by : Susan Myers of Acorn House Designs
Available: in Just Cross Stitch Hallowe'en Ornie Special 2013
Fabric: 32 count Permin Linen, colour Star Sapphire plus black evenweave for body and arms
Threads: DMC as recommended
Beads:  Mill Hill
Bat Charm: Sewandso courtesy of Sharon Shebafudge (thanks Sharon!)
Difficulty: Stitching, easy.  Making up - Box, fiddly but easy, Figure - tricky!  Especially the arms.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

65. Plum Street Samplers To Thine Own Self Be True


Anna the Stitch Bitch launched a Challenge into the ether then promptly forgot all about it!  So she was nicely surprised when someone sent her a photo of their piece.  I decided to go one better and send her the actual thing.  The design Anna chose was a Plum Street Sampler freebie found here.  Now regular followers of Anna will know she has a "thing" about stitching being referred to in the same sentence as the words "Granny" and "craft" so I thought alot about the idea of being true to yourself.  I am a stitcher, I love traditional samplers but I am also a geek, a rock chick, a feminist, I have old fashioned ideas about books and education but love technology.  So what could I stitch to show the multi-faceted me?  Answer - a tattoo.

I looked through several magazines and books and found two tattoo designs from an old issue of Cross Stitcher which worked well with the original design - a dagger in the same proportions as the plant and a bird the same height as the original bird. 

I used the same colours throughout to link the two designs.

I chose the fabric because back in May I couldn't decide which fabric to use for my Alphabet Kitty.  One option was the pink version of this.  Anna commented that she liked it, but for her stash not the ornie!  Unfortunately I couldn't get anymore of the pink but I found the blue so used that.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

64. Kissy Cross Reindeer Wreath


Needlecraft Haven Challenge for September
Reindeer Wreath from Kissy Cross
Stitched on 28 count green evenweave over 1