Saturday, 30 January 2016

04. The Goode Huswif Book of Spells



Book of Spells by The Goode Huswif.
I started this piece for the DUCJC on the 10th January, 2015 and then put it to one side until the end of April.

I took another break just before Christmas then picked it up again in January.



The fabric is a 40 count linen called Jewel Butterbeer by Under the Sea Fabrics.
I used the DMC conversion with a few personal changes.
The moon is 4145 (greys) and 4130 (oranges).
It took a long time but is one of my favourite parts now.


This photo includes a ruler so you can see the final size of the piece.
A little over 9 inches or 23cm.
The plan I have is to get it colour photocopied and use that as a cover for a notebook and frame the original.


Monday, 18 January 2016

03. CCN Poinsettia Place


Poinsettia Place by CCN
Part of the Santa's Village series
Stitched on 32 count Twilight Blue linen
Using recommended DMC
except for Blanc (used B5200)
dark green house side
yellow for windows

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

02. Mr. X-Stitch Mona Lisa


Mona Lisa by Mr. X-Stitch
Stitched over 1 on 28 count black evenweave
Converted the Anchor to DMC

The finished piece is 1.75 x 2.25 inches

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

01. Plum Street Samplers 12 Days of Christmas


Plum Street Samplers 12 Days of Christmas

I first saw these designs in Just Cross Stitch magazine which published First Day and Second Day in 2011 and 2012.  I liked them but the series never continued.  Until now!  Following numerous requests for the series Paulette decided to make them the Mystery SAL for 2015.

She charted them for four colours; red, green, black and gold.  But I thought it would be fun to use just red and one accent colour for each day.  I started with pear for First Day and continued to choose a suitable colour for each day.  I also continued with the quirk of having one motif a different colour to the rest of them where possible,

I stitched them over one on some 25 count creamish linen I had.  The plan is to scrapbook them across two matching pages I have already bought.  I quite like them as circles now I've done the collage so maybe I'll figure out an easy way to make them into circles!