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In the mean time I invite you to "Come Happy Dance with me"
is for Mouse who will be celebrating a zero themed Birthday
at the start of next year. She has decided to make a quilt
using squares stitched by all her friends.
spotted The Glendon Place SAL on their FB page and thought it would
be just right for the quilt. Especially with the name
Friendship and the Compass being Mouse's friends from all points of
is why I put my initials next to the East Point where I live!
used 32 count white evenweave and various shades of purple because it
is Mouse's favourite colour (and one of mine too!). I
substituted the beads for bright pink eyelets just in case beads
weren't suitable for the quilt finish.
only stitched the central compass because I thought the entire square
might be a bit overpowering for the project.
I added the silver metallic because "every cloud has a silver lining"!
Framed for my scrapbook to co-ordinate with Pretty Mini London
The curved top is to give the effect of a snowglobe. Rainglobe?
And here is a nice collage of all the iconic sights in the design:
Top - The Rain, Coldstream Guardsman, Houses of Parliament Clock Tower, Tower Bridge
Middle - A Black Taxi, The Gherkin, A Red Bus, The Shard
Bottom - St. Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, Railway Arches, London Eye
I stitched Pretty Little London on 32count antique white linen because it was the only white I had at the time and "Stitch from Stash" but with hindsight, it was not the right fabric for this design. I have some 32 count white evenweave I will probably use that for the next "Little" design.
stitched over one on 28count light beige evenweave
This is the debut design from 2009 by Tammy who has a blog called Witchy Stitches.
I stitched this one using the recommended DMC conversion except for the lettering and mug which I subbed 3799 for plain black. I thought it was closer to the Gentle Art thread the model stitcher used.
Because I stitched the design over one I was able to cheat on the border and stitch it over two which saved so much time hahaha. I also added some little starry stitches around the word "hex" just because I wanted to.
I used the DMC conversion on green linen making a couple of changes. The parcel is a brighter green as are the yellow stitches in the border. I alternated them with the bright red from the hat (817) to make it look more festive. I remembered to add the star when I scrapbooked it!
Mini and I swapped hints and ideas for our exchange and I could tell quite a lot from her blog too. She is stitching the EMS Flowers of the Month and likes designs where the stitching is the focus rather than too many beads, metallics and fancification! This is one of a series of 12 designs which Cross Stitch Collection magazine featured recently. Mini's Birthday is in February and this is such a pretty design. I had to cut it down a little to fit in the coaster I had which is why I decided to add a design to the reverse and use the border for that. (Can you see my tiny initials?) The big M is from a book of alphabets I have which fitted perfectly.