Monday, 13 February 2017

Alice In Wonderland - Bothy Threads

Hello Peeps!
Back in March 2015 I was gifted this kit for Mother's Day.
After focussing on this project in Jan/Feb,
it is now finally finished!
Alice in Wonderland
Bothy Threads

kit version and includes:
14 count hand dyed Zweigart Aida fabric
Black Madeira stranded cotton

Stitched 3 over 1
4 pages in total
I only wish I had opted to use Linen instead of the Aida fabric.
The design is mainly full crosses but for some of the details, half stitches are also used.
Sadly, I feel these didn't work on Aida...
My Cheshire Cat is now not grinning so much and
it looks like Alice is trying to do some kind of finger shadow puppets!
Now, what to stitch next?

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

My gift to you - La D Da

Hello Peeps,
It has been difficult to keep this little project secret
but since the recipient has now received it, I can share this small finish with you.

The reason for the secrecy?
Justine's birthday!

So I made her a small present as a token of our friendship

Modified freebie design
from La D Da
Stitched on 32 count Permin linen lambswool
2 over 2 using ThreadworX fibres 1053 & 1080


Finished off (biscornu style) as a small pincushion

Sent out with birthday card & gift voucher.

HaPpY BiRtHdAy Justine!


Monday, 6 February 2017

Fairy February - Lili of the Valley

Hello Peeps,
We are now in February and it is fairy time!
Fairy February
Stitched on 16 count Aida fabric from Sew it all
Cabbage colour
2 over 1,
using DMC recommended colours

This cutie was finished off as an envelope
for a small exchange with Albéna
with a theme of St Valentine


Using fabric, ribbon & button from my stash

The finished envelope was not perfect
but I was still pleased with the overall look.

and back

Included were a cross stitch chart, buttons & silk thread.


Here is the envelope I have received from Albéna

Cute little cats in love! from French designer Isabelle Vautier.


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

February Yearbook - Lizzie Kate

Hello Peeps!
As you know, this year I am working on a few small monthly projects.
You've already seen my January Yearbook finish last month,
now let's see the February one.
February Yearbook

Stitched on the same piece of fabric as last month,
which is 16 count Aida from Sew it All, linen colour
2 over 1 using recommended DMC threads.

The winner of the snowman chart giveaway
Let's be jolly by Ursula Michael is
Please email me your address so that I can send you the chart.
A big thank you to everyone who took part in the giveaway,
I'm sorry you didn't win this time.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Let's be jolly - Ursula Michael

Hello Peeps!
Time to share a cross stitch finish with you all.
This is a chart I was lucky to win in one of Katie's giveaway
Thank you again Katie!
If I recall correctly, I started it in December 2016 & was hoping for a Christmas finish.
Christmas has been & gone but I finally managed to finish it!!
Let's Be Jolly
Stitched on 32ct evenweave fabric from Sew It All, Cloud Winter Sky colour.
Worked 2 over 2, using the recommended DMC threads
Now it's time to pass on this lovely chart to another stitcher.
If you'd like to work on this snowman, please leave a comment on this post.
I am happy to post worldwide.
Should there be more than one person interested,
winner will be randomly picked and announced on the 1st February 2017.