Thursday 30 May 2024

12. Nora Corbett Claire


Nora Corbett Claire
Stitched on 28 count evenweave
Unknown colour or dyer

Beads used - 

02014 - as charted

00283 - as charted

00206 - replace some of the above

18822 - sub for 18002

I also used a Jodyri Thread instead of the charted Waterlilies.
029 R. Nevermore

Sunday 26 May 2024

Tuesday 30 April 2024

10. The Primitive Hare Hocus Pocus Cabinet


The Primitive Hare - Hocus Pocus Cabinet
Stitched on 32 count Vintage Country Mocha linen

I used a mixture of DMC, Anchor and Jodyri threads for this one.


Some half stitches using one strand for the bottles, Smyrna for the Spider Eggs in the jar and some whipped backstitch for the threads the little spiders are hanging from.

Framed in a simple black frame

Monday 15 April 2024

09. La Broderie Quiet Hour


La Broderie Quiet Hour Sampler
Stitched on 28 count white linen

I used a Jodyri Thread called Aurora Borealis instead of the charted Waterlilies

The beads are more visible in real life.

In the centre I added four smaller beads rather than the charted charm.
This will make it easier to frame too.

I also swapped the placement of the initials and the year. If I sign a project I use all three of my initials not just JP.

Wednesday 10 April 2024

07. Cricket Collection Spring


The Cricket Collection - Spring
Stitched on 32 count Marie's Daffodil from Chromatic Alchemy

I added beads for the raindrops

Monday 11 March 2024

06. The Sweetheart Tree September Strawflowers


The Sweetheart Tree - September Strawflowers
Stitched on 32 count Antique White linen
Charm supplied with the chart

Framed in a simple gold frame

Tuesday 5 March 2024

Monday 19 February 2024

04. Just Nan Snowberries


Just Nan Snowberries
Stitched on 28 count Pale Blue evenweave

Substituted Mill Hill beads

Finished onto a card

Wednesday 14 February 2024

Thursday 18 January 2024

Sunday 14 January 2024

01. Cottage Garden Samplings Year in the Woods The Fox


Cottage Garden Samplings The Year in the Woods
The Fox

Stitched over 1 on 25 count Cirrus evenweave from Chromatic Alchemy

I changed the green of the trees from 524 to 522 and the snowflakes to B5200, then added blending filament so they show up a little better.

Thursday 28 December 2023

19. Just Nan Special Delivery


Just Nan - Special Delivery
2003 Ornament
Stitched on 28 count Flax Linen

This came with the linen and the gold envelope charm which even has a tiny Christmas card inside

I framed this in a box frame which I covered in Christmas paper.
No glass so you can open the envelope if you want!

Tuesday 5 December 2023

18. Just Nan Angel Ornament


Just Nan - Angel Ornament

Complimentary chart with Angel Flowers sampler

Stitched on 28 count pink linen

Thursday 28 September 2023

09. Nora Corbett Taurus

This is the second of the Zodiac Girls designs from Nora Corbett that I have stitched.  She is Taurus, of course:

Here's the full design:

Stitched on 32 count Murano called....Taurus!

When I saw that Sparklies did a range of fabrics named after the Zodiac signs I knew they would be perfect for this series.

There were some Waterlilies charted for this design, but I substituted DMC for the ones in the centre of her dress.  3 different colours in the 501-503 range instead of one variegated.

Nora made a little error on the chart and put the sigil for Aries, but it was simple to change it to Taurus

The other Waterlilies was the teal to each side of her.  I used a Classic Colourworks thread called Bejewelled instead.

The swirls around the pale green beads were charted for Waterlilies and I used DMC 503 for them all.

Wednesday 1 March 2023

03. Amanda Butler London Houses


Amanda Butler - London Houses
Stitched on 28 count grey evenweave

Third in a series of 13 for Cross Stitcher magazine