Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Been Busy Stitching

Hi Everyone

You must have been wondering what has happened to me.  Well, I've have been busy stitching.  So I have some finishes to show you and some of my Christmas Cards that I have finally finished.

These are just some of the Birthday, Silver Wedding and Special Birthday cards that I have stitched.  And here's a closer look at them.

It was also my grandsons 1st birthday last week, and here is what I had stitched for him.

And finally framed the birth sampler I did for him.


Now I have lots of Christmas Cards that I have stitch over the year to show you.

We Three Kings - Lesley Teare design?  From Quick and Easy Magazine.

Nativity.  Bride's Tree Series.  An Aury TM Design.

Holy Night - Angel.  A Shirley Watts Design.
A Lesley Teare Design.  Deer Free Chart.
A Lesley Teare Design.  Owl Free chart.
A Lesley Teare Design.  Stag.
A Lesley Teare Design.  Horse.
A Lesley Teare Design. Squirrel.
A Lesley Teare Design. Stag.
A Lesley Teare Design. Horse.
Away in a Manger.  A Lesley Teare Design. 
Away in a Manger - close up.  A Lesley Teare Design. 
A Mouseloft design.
A Mouseloft design.
A Mouseloft Design. 
A Mouseloft Design.
A Permin Design.
A Permin Design.
A Permin Design.
Shepherd Boy.  A Shirley Watts Design.
From the book "Christmas Cross Stitch" by Claire Crompton.

A Mouseloft Design.

A Mouseloft Design.
A Lucie Heaton Design.

Hopefully, I will not be as long in posting. 

Until next time.

Take Care and Happy Stitching Everyone.


Saturday, 30 July 2016

Update and Hardanger.

Hi Everyone

I thought I would show you what I have been up too.

It was my friends birthday last week and I wanted to give here a special card.  I did not have must time to stitch it, so I thought I would do a simple Hardanger card for her.  It only took a few hours and I so enjoyed it I stitched some more cards.

Theses are all Mary Hickmott designs from 'Christmas Colour with Hardanger Stitches' leaflet.  Of course I've changed the colours to suit the occasion, but its a very handy leaflet to have for all year round.

Here is one of the Hardanger Wedding Cards that I have stitched and made into a card.

The larger Wedding Card is almost complete, and the Wedding is next week-end.  I've re-done, yet again (6th time) the Edelweiss motif and I'm finally happy with it.  I also noticed that I had missed some stitching out and one of the smaller hearts was too big, so I sorted that out also.  I finally added small pearl beads in the centre of each motif and around the heart.

Heart-felt Sentiments from an old 'Classic Stitches' magazine.
A Thea Dueck of 'The Victoria Sampler' design.

Now, how shall I decorate the card?  I was thinking of putting some white lace down the sides!  I don't want to over do it.  I will post a picture when it is finally finished.

You can find a 'Heirloom Wedding Sampler Free Pattern' from "The Victoria Sampler" here.  It shows  just one of the motifs (a different filling stitch is used).

Until next time.

Take Care and Happy Stitching Everyone.

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.