Friday, December 29, 2006
I had to stitch on Christmas Day, so at tea-time decided on this design by Patricia Ann, as it was handy. I bought this as a kit on Ebay last month, a bit of a bargain at £1.04 plus £2 p/p. I have a few Patricia Ann charts which I have bought new, but I'd not seen this one before. The colours are lovely. I love the Kreinik braid too, it's the same one I used in True Friends by Just Nan earlier this year. The full picture is a bit blurred, but I need good light.
Monday, December 25, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
I received this chart in the Chatelaine Advent Calender, it was for Day 10, and I just couldn't wait to get started, so here it is. I stitched it in the recommended DMC's, but I used a Madeira metallic for the Silver, and boy does it shine. I also used some glass beads which I bought at the NEC last month, I just couldn't resist them they are really shiney too, but it doesn't show on the photo. I finished it last night. I can already see it in different colour combinations.
Hope you like.
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
This is the ornament I stitched for Jayne in the Stitch and Stash finished christmas ornament exchange. It's from JCS Ornament issue, I can't remember the year, I'll have to look it up. I was really pleased with how it turned out, and would love to do one for myself.
And this is the one I received from Claire in the stitch and stash exchange. This design is a Lizzie Kate freebie. I've not found out from Claire yet what threads she used.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
I've not blogged for a while, but I have been busy stitching. So I'll start with a couple of long lost Christmas UFO's which I finished the other week. The one above, had been started, but only a couple of lengths of thread had been stitched. So I finished the cross stitching, added the beads, and made it up. I am please with the results. Now the one below, only needed a couple of fringes beading, stuffing and making up.