Monday, 26 September 2011

Stitching for Christmas

I have been in the mood for stitching something Christmassy, so I had a rummage through my charts and found a lovely Lizzie Kate design called 'Dear Santa, We've got cookies!' which I decided to stitch for myself.
It only took a few days, so here it is...

Then I thought I would stitch something to go in one of the tuck pillows I have in my stash. Again, I decided on a Lizzie Kate chart. It's one of the Flip It Stamps range & it will be a birthday present for my Mum.

When searching in my garage for a frame to frame up Meg & Mog, I found a small frame which would fit the Queen Anne House I started a while ago. I had finished all the stitching & beading and it was just waiting for me to add the tree button to it. I left the glass out of the frame as all the beads made it too 3D to fit nicely under glass. It looks good, though and is already hanging up in my spare room.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Spooky Stitching!

After starting this fab design in 2009(!) and not finishing it for Halloween that year, I have finally dug it out again and finished off the last bits of stitching. There wasn't much to do, although using the glow-in-the-dark threads on Mog's eyes, Megs shoes and Owl's eyes was a bit tricky.
All I need to do now is find a frame for it and get it framed & hung on the wall by October!

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

It's been a while...

I lost my stitching bug for several months, but it's finally returning. I have started a lovely, unusual chart called 'Lace Up'. I haven't taken a pic of my progress yet, as even though I have stitched a decent amount of it, you really have no idea what it is!

I went away last week for a holiday and took 2 kits with me. One was a blackwork dragon, the other a Dolly Mamas one. I finished the dragon-it's for a girl on my stitching forum that very kindly sent me some aida, threads, needles & card blanks. She wouldn't take any payment for it, as she's unable to stitch any more & was happy it was going to a good home. I posted it off to her today, along with a note of thanks. I can't wait to hear what she thinks of it! Nervous!!!
I got a good chunk of the Dolly Mama kit stitched, but no pic as it's not been unpacked.

Here's the dragon, though...

I plan to stitch the dragon again for Bob. I chose 3 hand dyed fabric pieces which I thought would work with the colours & now he's decided which he prefers. If I remember correctly, I think it's called Mummies Curse (Polstitches fabric)

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Princess Palace progress

Haven't updated this in ages-sorry! I'm progressing well with the Bothy Threads Princess Palace design. Here's a pic of how much I've stitched so far...

It's taking shape nicely, I think. Been putting in some full stitching days, though! Marking the fabric really does help. I have made some mistakes, but I've been spotting them quickly and correcting them before they become too major.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy New Year....happy new stitching!

Glad to see the back of 2010. That was a horrible, tough year for me. I'm hoping 2011 will be better.
I started the new year with a new cross stitch. I know that's very naughty, but some of the girls in the Cross Stitch Cafe on MSE are doing a stitch a long with the Cut Thru designs by Bothy Threads. I have 4 of these, so I'm going to do Princess Palace first. I gridded the fabric with my washable pen on New Years eve (whilst watching a film & enjoying a glass of wine) and put the first stitches in yesterday. It's gonna be a long project, but I aim to work on it one day a week. I also started a Mill Hill beaded kit just before Christmas and I'm well on my way to finishing that. I'm enjoying the beading much more than I expected to. I'll post pics up tomorrow if I get chance. Off to Gloucester on Tuesday for my belated Christmas with Mum, then to Swindon for a few days break. I'll be taking some stitching along!
My goals for January are to finish the Mill Hill kit (it's called Queen Anne House) and finish 3 squares of 'Cakes' on my DoC kit. Plus work on the Princess Palace SAL. It's gonna be a busy year... :-)