Thursday, 21 January 2016

Update on my 2015 and 2016 stitching.

Hi Everyone

It was February last year when I last showed you my stitching.  So I thought I would show you how I have progressed on some of the items I last showed you.

Yes, I have a finish.  The two Dutch children is now done.  It was a freebie from 'Borduurblad', and can be found here.  I'm now thinking of making it into a small pillow.

I have progressed with the 'Delft Blue Tiles', but not as far as I would have liked.  There are still lots more to do.  A link to the 2012 SAL can be found here.

Hetti has a new SAL called Merkwaardip Merklap / Sampler and can be found here.  I just love old samplers and wish I could stitch more, and I also love the designs that Hetti has on her blog.

Other items that I have stitched during the year

Loved this design of "See no Evil, Speak no Evil and Hear no Evil.  This was a freebie from
J Rosa Creation, but I cannot find it on her blog anymore.

This is a Textile Heritage 'Celtic Bird Needle Case' Kit.  Just need to finish it off and make it up into the Needle Case.

Close up of the Celtic Bird.

Here is another Textile Heritage Kit.  This time its a Lavender Sachet.  I just need to finish off the backstitching before making up.

Some Finishes for 2015

This is the birthday card I stitched for my friend Janet.  She loves mermaids.  This is a freebie from "The Little Stitcher"  and its called 'The Guardians of the Sea'.

Here is the Golden Wedding Anniversary Card that I stitched for my brother and his wife.

Here is a close up of the Hardanger work.  I have a basic heart pattern that I often use, but used different filling stitches in the centre each time I use it.  As it was for a Golden Wedding, I used gold metallic threads and beads that were in my stash.

Here is a Ruby Wedding Anniversary card for my friend Joyce.  I did not have very much time to do this one, but managed to quickly stitch this in time.

This is the Christmas card I stitched for Mary Grace in Malta.  This is from a cross stitch chart by 'Designing Women Unlimited', called "Angel Orchesta".   I changed the colours of the dress and added my own beads that I had in my stash.

Here is the Christmas card I stitched for my daughter and her family.  The chart can be found here.  The family love monkeys.  I was not sure how to decorate the card, but I found these light bulbs to decorate it from my stash.

Christmas Designs

Next are some Christmas designs that I have stitch.  Some will be made into Christmas tree decorations and others into Christmas Cards.

These three designs came from 'Cross Stitch Card Shop' issue 45.  They are designed by Lesley Teare.

Here are two more Lesley Teare designs and are freebies on her blog.

Angel with candle, from a Framecraft design.

This is a Aury TM design.  A Quaker Nativity.

Another Nativity design found in my stash.  I think I shall redo the star and do it in gold metallic thread.

2016 Finishes

This is a Permin design of Santa walking down the stairs.

Another Permin design of a snowman and elf.

Finally, I've managed to show you all the things that I have done.

Until next time.

Take Care and Happy Stitching Everyone

Be My Valentine Give Away

Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having a Valentine give away.  The drawing will be on 14 February 2016.  There are two gifts and she will draw two names.

The first gift is a necessaries filled with lots of lovely items.

The second gift  are two Quaker chart packs.

Why don't you join in the fun, you never know you might be a winner!

Take Care and Happy Stitching Everyone

Sunday, 10 January 2016

The Snow flower Diaries

Hi Everyone

Doesn't time fly.  It's already the second instalment of the "Joyful World" SAL from The Snow Flower Diaries.  The next one comes out on 10 February 2016.

There is still time to join in the fun.

Take Care and Happy Stitching Everyone

Monday, 4 January 2016

The Snow Flower Diaries

Hi Everyone

I have been looking at some of my fellow bloggers posts and noticed that Maja from The Snowflower Diaries is starting a SAL called 'Joyful World', and is a primitive monthly calendar.  The first pattern for January is already up on her blog and also on Facebook.  The next pattern is due out on 10 January 2016.  This looks a fun SAL to join.

Take Care and Happy Stitching Everyone


Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having a "Primitive Rainbow Floss give-away". Drawing to be on 2nd February 2016.  She will also be having a Valentine drawing so keep checking out her bog.

Take Care and Happy Stitching Everyone

Friday, 1 January 2016

Goodbye 2015 and Hello 2016

A Happy New Year to Everyone.

Its been so long since I last was here.  But I am hoping to get back to blogging this year.

I have been updating the Freebies and Tutorials.  There have been lots of changes with people retiring  and others who are not with us anymore.  I have found lots of sites that I have not put on before, so there are lots to explore.

I have also put lots of freebie charts on Pinterest and found some new designers (or ones I have not known before), and they are from all over the world.

I've got back into stitching again and I will have to share what I have been stitching since I last was here, so watch this space.

Happy Stitching everyone

Mary Joan