Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Happy Christmas Everyone

Hi Everyone.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Just to show that I have not been idle these last three months I have some stitching to share with you. Two Christmas designs by Margaret Sherry, and a baptism card for young Jacob.

Margaret Sherry - Christmas Cat.

Margaret Sherry - Christmas Cat.

Margaret Sherry - Christmas Mouse.

Baptism Card for Jacob.

I've just realised I forgot to post that I won some wonderful goodies from Heather's October Giveaway at Heather's Stitching Story.  Here's a picture of what I won, and also to say a Big Thank You to Heather.

From Heather.

My birthday is also in December and I had a beautiful cross stitch card from my dear friend Mary Grace from Malta.

Here are some photos of the Christmas cards Mary Grace has stitched for me in for the last two years.

Its always lovely to received beautiful cross stitch cards in the post from your friends.

Christmas Freebies

Here are some Christmas freebie designs I have found and wanted to share with you.  Just in time for next year!  They are all from Craft ideas and there are lots of different projects to stitch throughout the year.  Here is the link to the Cross Stitch Projects.  Enjoy.

Nativity Ornament by Lois Winston for The DMC Corp.
Patriotic Angel Ornament by Lois Winston for The DMC Corp.

Joy Dove Ornament by Lois Winston for The DMC Corp. 

Mary and Joseph with Baby Jesus by Julia Lucas
Nativity by Joan Elliott.
Jingle Bell Snowman by Ursula Michael for Sullivans USA.  
Snowman Ornaments by Charles Craft.
Christmas Angel Stocking by Joan Elliott.
Trim a Tree Ornament by Jackie Hendricks. 
Eiffel Tower Ornament by Lois Winston for The DMC Corp.

Happy Stitching Everyone

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Margaret Sherry Cat

Hi Everyone

Here is the Margaret Sherry Cat made up into a card.  This was originally a coaster design.

Margaret Sherry Coaster Design.  Made up into a card.
I'm sure my friend will love this birthday card.

Happy Stitching Everyone

Monday, 22 September 2014

Happy Dance!

It's Happy Dance Time.  I've got not one, but two finishes to show you.

The first is a Margaret Sherry design of a cat.  I just love her cat designs.  It's going to be my friends Birthday card.

A Margaret Sherry Cat Design.

The next is a Fizzy Moon design for the birth of a baby girl.  I've been stitching this for around 9 months.  I might stitch a few more details of the girls name and date of birth on it.

Fizzy Moon design for the birth of a baby girl.

Freebie Designs

I've been looking at some lovely freebie designs from Cross Stitch Collection, which I want to share with you.  

Little Fairy Design by Lucie Heaton.
A Lucie Heaton Design.

A beautiful Art Nouveau design by Maria Diaz.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

I'm back! And some stitching to show.

It's some time since I last posted anything.  I have no excuses to give.  But I would like to share with you all what I have stitched.

First of all, it was a special birthday for my daughter, so I stitched her one of the freebie Hardanger designs from Nordic Needle, called Hardanger with Crystals #4 (just scroll down to find it).  I found her favourite colour in my collection of threads and used beads instead of crystals.  I also decided to put a different filling stitch in the middle of of Kloster blocks.  (I do like to changing things sometimes.)  After looking through my stash I finally found a card to put it in.

You might see the detail better in this photo.

And finally here is the baby card I stitched for my hairdresser.  Its a Sam Hawkins design.  I just used up some of my odd threads, and I'm pleased how it turned out.  As you can see, she had a little girl.


There are some great freebies to be found on the webb.  Here are a few that I have found.

Passione Ricamo.

Brookes Books Publishing has started a new series of Advent Animals, and the charts can be found here (just scroll down the page).  Please note that I have not stitched these designs yet.

I just love Christmas designs.

Well, thats all for now.

Happy Stitching Everyone.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Happy Dance

Hi Everyone

I've finally finished the wedding pillow!  I know you can't believe it!  I gave it to my daughter just before there first wedding anniversary.  I also managed to make a card for them.  As you can imagine she was delighted with it.  This is my largest Hardanger project I have ever done.  I could not find a design with hearts and butterflies for a wedding, so I found some old patterns that I had and merged them together.  I've changed some of the filling stitches to the butterfly and I am quite pleased with the outcome.  There are also lots of little pearl beads that give the pillow a nice sparkle.  Here are some photos for you to see.


Here are some Easter Freebie designs that you might like to stitch.

This free design can be found at Kreinik - click here.

Another free Kreinik design - click here.

A Colourful Band Sampler Easter Bunny can be found here.

From Tom Pudding Designs - Happy Easter.  Just scroll down to find the design.

Happy Stitching Everyone and have a very Happy Easter.

Mary Joan

Friday, 14 March 2014

Giveaway Winners!

Drum roll ....... and the winners are:

Mary Grace  from Mary-Grace's Cross Stitch wins the Owl.

Rona from Tangled Threads wins the magazine.

Congratulations girls.  Do send me your postal address and I will send them on to you.

Happy Stitching Everyone.

Saturday, 8 March 2014


It's the last day for my Giveaways!  Come and join in the fun.
Just click here to enter the draw.

Good Luck and Happy Stitching Everyone.

Friday, 28 February 2014

Giveaway!! New draw date!!

Hi Everyone

I thought I would let you know that I have extended the draw date for the Giveaways as only 4 people have responded so far.   It looks like I have not given everyone enough time.  The new closing date is Saturday 8 March 2014.  Hopefully, this will give more people a chance to enter.

Good Luck and Happy Stitching Everyone.