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.


Annie said...

Those are gorgeous! It always looks so scary to cut the threads on pieces like that. But you cutting is perfect and the extra stitches afterwards are as well.

Mary Joan said...

Thank you Annie. You just need a good pair of scissors to get it right and enjoy the needle weaving of the extra stitches. The more you have ago at Hardanger the easier it gets. Start with a small piece first and have ago as the different filling stitches. Thanks again for your encouragement.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great work on your hardanger. I'm fine with all the stitching and cutting but it's the weaving that I find harder to do neatly and evenly. The Edelweiss stitch looks very complicated indeed.

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