Monday, 26 April 2021

17. CCN Main Street Coffee Shop - Broom Shop

 


Country Cottage Needleworks - Main Street Coffee Shop

Converted to Broom Store for my Hallowe'en Town
Stitched on 32 count Murano in Charcoal Slate from Sparklies


I kept the basic colour scheme of peach and green but changed it to a more orange shade and a limey-green.  The window and door frames are dark brown and the fence went black.  While the tree became an autumnal tree using DMC 4130, a variegated red/orange/brown. Tiny changes to the shape of the roof and chimney pots.


I also added brooms in the window, a broom vertical door handle and a broom-stand instead of one of the fences. Inbetween the two shops I added a little street light.

Here is the full piece so far:


Here is a photo of the original shop:






Saturday, 27 March 2021

Sunday, 28 February 2021

08. Rosewood Manor Quaker Diamond Noel

 

Rosewood Manor - Quaker Diamond Noel
from the November 2009 Gift of Stitching.  
Stitched in completely different colours to the charted version.

stitched on 32 count Reed Green linen

I finished it as a pillow ornament:


to match this one from last month:



The backing fabric is an upholstery sample:


Saturday, 20 February 2021

07. Samplermakers Spring Sampler

 


Spring Sampler
Stitched on 28 count Slightly Lilac evenweave from Sparklies

Spring Sampler started back in 2012 when I joined a forum called Samplermakers.

They gave us a selection of motifs to arrange into a sampler. I charted it out and started stitching, got the fence, the plant pot and the right hand tree done and there it stopped.  I just stalled on the left hand mirrored tree.
I picked it up every Longest Day Marathon and worked a little bit on it.  I decided this year that it really needed to be off the list and completed.  Voila!



Wednesday, 17 February 2021

06. Autumn Lane Stitchery Santa Claus

 


Autumn Lane Stitchery - Santa Claus
From Just Cross Stitch Ornament Special 2020
Stitched on 28 count tea-dyed linen






Thursday, 11 February 2021

05. Stitchonomy Winter 2020 SAL

 

Stitchonomy Winter SAL
stitched on 14 count Riveria Aida
I used the fabric, DMC and charm which came with the kit

The hanger was bought in a sale a couple of years ago but is perfect for this design.









Thursday, 4 February 2021

04. Hands on Design Cackle Lozenges

My fourth finish in the Scary Apothecary series:


Cackle Lozenges
stitched on 28 count linen in Radioactive from Chromatic Alchemy

I am using the DMC conversion for this

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

03. Punochka Poinsettia



Punochka - Poinsettia
Stitched on 32 count mid green linen

From Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Special 2020
 






 

Friday, 15 January 2021

02. MTV Designs Treasure Christmas Pincushion



MTV Designs Treasure Christmas Pincushion
Stitched on 32 count mid green linen
using the charted DMC except the trees
which are blended 934/936 and 935/937
From Gift of Stitching Christmas Ornament November 2008
 

The backing is a upholstery fabric sample


Tuesday, 12 January 2021

01. Just Nan Snowfire Christmas

 


Just Nan Snowfire Christmas
Stitched on 32 count Burgundy Linen


As you would expect from a Just Nan, there are a lot of speciality stitches and just as many beads!


My goal was 2-3 bands per week and that was ambitous!


There's DMC and cotton Perle in this




The last two bands are the two that defeated my goal of a 2020 finish


More beads and crystals too


I got this one professionally framed.








Thursday, 10 December 2020

41. Rosewood Manor Sugar Plum Tree


 Rosewood Manor Sugar Plum Tree
Stitched on 32 count mid-green linen
From the Gift of Stitching December 2007

Scrapbooked with Red Berries:





Monday, 30 November 2020

38. Works by ABC Silvery Lace Snowflake

 

Works by ABC Silvery Lace Snowflake
Stitched on 32 count Burgundy linen
Converted to gold and red

From the Just Cross Stitch Ornament Special 2019

Backing is a fabric sample:



Finished as an ornament:



Sunday, 22 November 2020

37. Rosewood Manor Red Berries

 

Rosewood Manor Red Berries
Stitched on 32 count mid green linen
From the Gift of Stitching December 2006




Scrapbooked with Sugar Plum Tree:


Saturday, 7 November 2020