Sunday, 15 October 2017

19. Stacy Nash Cast Your Spell


Stacy Nash Cast Your Spell
Stitched over one on 32 count Platinum Belfast linen
I changed the border to a black satin stitch
and the orange/brown to a red/brown.


Sunday, 10 September 2017

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

16. Imaginating Hallowe'en Happiness


Hallowe'en Happiness by Sandra Cozzolino for Imaginating
Stitched on 32 count Lime Green evenweave
My 2017 project for the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL Blog

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

14. Just Nan Spring in the Square


Just Nan Spring in the Square
Stitched on 32 count Light Mocha Linen
This was my 10-a-Day project 
started on 1st January, 2017 and finished 214 days later.
I did not have the centre charm so will be using a button instead

Sunday, 23 July 2017

13. Joan Elliott July Mermaid


This is the February design in the Joan Elliott Diary which was the cover gift with World of Cross Stitching magazine in 2013.

Stitched on 28 count Jazlyn in Peacock from Crafty Kitten.

I used the charted DMC but substituted beads in her necklace and for the bubbles.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Sunday, 18 June 2017

11. Just Nan Victorian Rose


Just Nan Victorian Rose freebie
Stitched on 32 count green linen
I couldn't find a suitable backing fabric so I finger-pressed the edges and whip stitched them together.
Then I used bugle beads to cover the join.



Monday, 12 June 2017

10. Stitchrovia Drink Champagne


Stitchrovia Time to Drink Champagne
From a booklet with Cross Stitch Crazy magazine
The perfect wedding card for a friend.
Stitched on 32 count pink linen
I added beads for the champagne bubbles.



Tuesday, 30 May 2017

09. Just Nan Christmas Hearts


Just Nan Christmas Hearts freebie
stitched on 32 count antique white evenweave


Thursday, 25 May 2017

08. Jannlynn Designs Gathering Honey




Jannlynn Designs Gathering Honey
Stitched on 28 count evenweave using kit threads
This was a gift from a friend who gave me her stash when she stopped stitching.  
I stitched this design and gave to her as a Thank You.







Sunday, 14 May 2017

07. Just Nan Christmas Star

 
Just Nan Christmas Star Freebie
Stitched on 32 count Twilight Blue linen
Backed with dark blue felt
I changed the beads and metallic from gold to crystal and silver.




Sunday, 23 April 2017

06. Just Nan Christmas Rose

Just Nan Christmas Rose Cross Stitch Ornament

Just Nan - Christmas Rose freebie

Stitched on 32 count Antique White evenweave
using the recommended DMC.

I changed the beaded hearts to satin stitch hearts

Reverse

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

04. Nora Corbett Alphabet Fairy M


Nora Corbett Alphabet Fairy M
Stitched on 32 count Sunlit Heath Murano from Crafty Kitten

I used the recommended Crescent Colours except for:

Lettuce Leaf which is a bright green and was supposed to be the lighter colour in the M.  
Instead I blended DMC 927 and 928.  
DMC Blanc for the wings instead of Cloud
DMC 954 for the skin instead of Cobbled Peach
DMC 356 for the backstitch on the skin
Kreinik 014 for the dangling sparklies






Sunday, 12 February 2017

Monday, 23 January 2017

02. The Workbasket Fox Forest


The Workbasket - Fox Forest
stitched on 32 count Light Khaki linen
I used the DMC conversion and changed some of the colours to suit the fabric.
I also zig-zagged the border instead of two solid lines.
The following photos shows the fabric colour more accurately.

Framed in a simple wooden frame from a charity shop.
£1 bargain!




Sunday, 22 January 2017

01. JBW Antique Christmas Trees


JBW Antique Christmas Trees
Stitched over one on 32 count white linen
I used the DMC conversion and changed the alphabet to DMC 3722

The following photo shows some coins for scale:
L-R: 1 penny, 1 pfenning, 5 centimes, 1 cent