Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Results of the International Hermit and Stitching Weekend

Hi Everyone

I've just had a wonderful stitching weekend.  It was great to get back to stitching again.

But first I want to share some of the things I have stitched already.  First, here is the Valentine Card I stitched for my husband.  A Four Heart Clover Celtic Knot, which can be found here (just scroll down to find the free chart at the end).  I stitched the outline of the knot with two threads and one thread for the filling, to make the knot work stand out.  I also used a two fold card, as I could not find a three fold card in my collection with a larger enough cut out centre.  So I used ribbon with double sided tape to help hold down the fabric.  I'm quite pleased with the outcome and my husband liked it also.

Four Heart Clover Celtic Knot.

I've been wanting to do some Celtic Knot stitching and found this book.  And just had to stitch these two items.  I used threads I already had in my stash, some old Anchor/Clark threads and not the ones in the book.  I'm quite pleased with the outcome.  I just need to make them into something.  The small cross I thought I would make into a scissor fob.  I have planned to make the larger Celtic Knot into a needle case and scissor holder.  When I finally finish them, I will post a photo.

Celtic Knots.

Here is results of the International Hermit and Stitching Weekend.

I've finally finished the 16 squares for the 'Delft Blue Tiles', which can be found here.  I have also started the first square.

SAL Delft Blue Tiles, 2012.

I found this lovely freebie chart from 'Borduurblad', which has a great selection of freebies and can be found here.  Scroll down to patroon 36 to find this chart.  I fell in love with these two Dutch children as they are about to kiss.  I have the border patterns, the outlining of there faces and tulips left to finish.  I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.

Borduurblad - patroon 36.

I was hoping to post this on Monday, but I had quite a lot of problems with the internet connection.  But at least I have managed it today.

Take Care and Happy Stitching Everyone


Lee said...

Thank you Joan for the Link you gave me. love your dutch children.

Joysze said...

They looks great! :D

Thoeria said...

Lovely stitching Mary Joan :)

Tiffany Pincombe said...

Beautiful stitching and I'll check out the links, thank you.

Bea said...

Great stitching and thanks for the links.

Shannon Meyer said...

All very nice work!! You got a lot done:)

Heather said...

Wonderful projects Joan :)

Nurdan Kanber said...

Hello Dear Mary,

I've just realized that, you have opened a board related my works! I came here to say "thank you so much"; and "I am so honored ♥"

So, I also became one of your blog's readers!

Taking advantage of this opportunity, I wish you and your family a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year and blessed season!

Warm greetings
Nurdan Kanber