Tuesday, 28 June 2016

June Update!

Hi Everyone

I'm a bit late in updating the IHSW, but I'm finally here.  I said I would show you each stage of the stitching of my Hardanger hearts, so here they are:-

1 of 3 Finished Hardanger Heart with Square filling together with pearl beads.

Kloster blocks in place.

Algerian Eye Stitch in place.

Threads cut and removed.
Woven Bars and Square filling stitch done.
2 of 3 Hardanger Heart finished with  Square and Dove's Eye filling together with pearl beads added.
3 of 3 Hardanger Heart finished with Square and Dove's Eye filling together with pearl beads added.
Hardanger Heart with threads removed and pulled, awaiting filling stitches.
First motif on left is a Blanket Stitch Flower.  The middle motif is Edelweiss Stitch.
All 3 motifs now finished.  Left - Blanket Stitch Flower.  Middle - Edelweiss Stitch.  Right - Lacy Needlewomen Medallion.

I have not been very happy with the Edelweiss Stitch and I have re-stiched it 3 times already.  I think I will re-do it again until I'm happy with it.

All of the above are going to be for Wedding/Wedding Anniversary Cards.  All I need to do is find some cards to mount them in.  I will eventually show you them when they are finished.

Now for something different.  Here is a finish.  A Christmas Angel cross stitch design by Permin.

Christmas Angel design by Permin.  Now Finished.


I know that you are enjoying some of the freebies that I have found on the web, so here's some more for you.

All 10 years of Fairy Day Celebration is in this Ebook.  Click on the link above to go to Passione Ricamo and click on the link to the Ebook.

The 2016 Fairy Day freebie can be found here.

If you are on Facebook there are some good freebies to be found:-

Cross Country Stitching have some lovely free charts and can be found here.  Just scroll down the page and there is a pdf link to each chart.

Durene Jones Cross Stitch also has lots of freebies.  Just click on Photos to see the selection.  Can be found here.

Well time is flying by and I need to go.   

I hope you enjoy these freebies.

Until next time.

Take Care and Happy Stitching Everyone.

Friday, 17 June 2016

IHSW and Freebies

Hi Everyone

It the International Hermit and Stitching this Weekend from 17-19 June.  So I'm planning to get some stitching done.  I'm hoping to show you some before and after pics of my stitching.  It's mainly Hardanger hearts, as I have some Weddings and Wedding Anniversary cards to complete.  So watch this space.


There are some lovely SALs and freebie cross stitch charts that I wanted to share with you.  There are a few Calendar SAL that I have found.

I'm sure there are lots who are following The Snowflower Diaries and the Joyful World SAL.  I thought I would list the link for each month for you.

January, February, March, April, May, June and July.  Just click on the month to go directly to the page.

DMC Italy also has a Calendar, and all the charts can be found here:-

Here is what it looks like.

Lesley Teare's Blog has some lovely freebies.  Here is a link to some Honeysuckle.


Permin has a freebie of a pot of flowers, which can be found here.

Pot of flowers.

I hope you enjoy these freebies.

Until next time.

Take Care and Happy Stitching Everyone.