Sunday, 31 March 2013

Freebie Finish!

My Conversion using Gentle Art Threads
Black Crow, Cherry Wine, Endive, Toasted Marshmallow
Sable, Blue Jay, Butternut Squash and DMC 939
R&R Reproduction Linen 30 count - Straw

I changed the colours to copy what was going on in my back yard - the bird I stitched there, although very handsome is also very noisy and he often comes in to eat my cat's biscuits! lol!  Feel free to use my conversion is you wish - Happy Hoppity Day!


Thursday, 28 March 2013

Embroidery Eye Candy!

Gorgeous embroidery work by Sallyann over at My Embroidery World
Make sure you check out all her cushions as well as her other work -
some of my favorites..
from a childs colour in page!
Needlelace Peacock
Could it be possible that one day I too could stitch like this?  One can only dream...

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

the birds are chirping - spring has arrived..

... and an angel has appeared - with no eyes, no matter everyone will get their eyes at the end as they are all french knots and I'm too lazy to do them one by one.  As you can see, more border has been done and another flower and of course the angel.  Hopefully my threads will arrive today so I can start working on some flower stems, fill in those leaves and continue on with that border.

 Leave you a photo of some beautiful flowers I bought - wish I could say I picked these from my garden :{
Behind the flowers you can see a cross stitch kit from Anchor?  from when I started cross stitching 3 years ago.

Thankyou everyone for the lovely comments, I do so enjoy reading them.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Christmas Sampler update and a freebie finish.

Okay,  I realize the first two shots are not the best being that it's night time here, however I wanted to take a couple of photos now of where I am up to on a few of my projects.  First up is my Christmas Quaker Sampler - yes I know, not much progress being made there, actually hadn't touched it in a couple of months ( insert chargrin grin)  - so thought I had better put a few stitches in to stop the feeling of guilty neglect, and you know it's not the fact that I don't love the sampler cause I do, it's actually the HDF silk I'm using to stitch it with that is annoying the heck out of me, well the silk itself is lovely, however... it does not give me the coverage that I like and I do like good coverage, I'm using two strands over two on 32 count and I really have to work with the thread to get the coverage I like not to mention that it twists itself a lot, hard to get the two threads to lie flat next to each other - so live and learn and all that - next time I know if I use the silk again on another project, go with their premium floss twice the thickness!

 Heartstring Samplery, Permit Me Not To Stray - I think I could quite happily stitch all of Beth's Patterns, and who know's, perhaps I will?

One of Beth's freebies - Grace - changed the colours to suit my tastes. Heartstring Samplery - Grace - free pattern.

I finally gave in and ordered Violets Blue by Blackbird Designs, should be arriving any day now - so exciting!
As always, love from me to you!

Monday, 4 March 2013

First up a Finish!

Lizzie Kate
32 count Lambswool Linen by Wichelt Imports
DMC Threads
(am loving the pin cushion with this kit, might have to hunt around for some scrap linen today for it :)

Scarlet Letter Kit
over 1 thread
30 Count Linen
AVAS Silks
(over 1 is So-looww work - okay slight exaggeration it ain't really THAT bad)

 Brenda Keyes
30 Count Creme Brulee by R&R Reproductions
DMC Threads
(WHY? because it's just so rustic and cute)

 Heartstring Samplery
30 Count Apple Brown Bindy by R&R Reproductions
Gentle Art Threads

Heartstring Samplery
30 Count Antique Cotton by R&R Reproductions
Gentle Art and Week Dye Works Threads
(almost finished - ran out of thread
will have to wait til I put my next order in at my favourite ONS)

Finally a post from me - it's been a while. Have more to show - but this will do for now :)
Love from me to you -