Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas ornament

I stitched this Lizzie Kate design from JCS magazine on perforated paper.  The recipient is a forum swap partner. It was a quick stitch for the month of December, ideal to be done along with all the other Advent activities.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Ornaments for Christmas

I have made a start! 
The patterns come from BH&G magazine of a few years ago.
I will finish them off with some red and white Christmas fabric and ribbon.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tasty Cupcake

 It is a long time since I posted here, but life gets busy with many activities and trips to see family,  and then family visiting here.
Cross stitch has been on my mind and in my hands, with several WIPS on the go.
This is a completion for a swap through
It is a Jill Oxton design done on  hand dyed fabric.  I picked up the frame,  made in Australian timber, at local op- shop and I knew I would find a purpose for it one day.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Easter

Another bird's egg stitch for an Easter card.
This pattern is from a UK magazine CrossStitcher Issue 198 
In the magazine they pictured these birds eggs on a decoration ribbon to go around an Easter cake.  I would love to make one one day.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Easter stitching

A little bird's egg for Easter. This pattern is from a UK magazine CrossStitcher Issue 198

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Love and Friendship Exchange

I stitched on a hand towel for my exchange partner and sent other goodies pictured . The phrase says "A friend is someone who reaches for your hand but touches your heart."
The design comes from a book by Marie Barber

Saturday, February 18, 2012

"Bless the Baby" finished

Finished the design by Lizze Kate and personalised it with a dragon button up the top and a glass celtic button near the name. The button is blue and symbolises the baby's Irish and Scottish heritage.
USA, England and Switzerland are other countries of ancestors of the baby.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A present for first Grandson

January has been a busy stitching time while watching the summer sports on TV. My Mother has been busy knitting a pram/cot cover with a most unusual pattern. She is certainly the knitting expert in the family.
My top picture is Lizzie Kate design which is a WIP. I have yet to decide on a button to add and I have to stitch baby's name
The next picture is a rabbit stitched on a singlet.
Also I have done a piece for a swap which I cannot reveal as yet.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Bright owl

I felt like doing a short colouful project before doing another baby project. Hence this cute owl that I have completed and used to decorate a notebook.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Baby blanket is finished

I added some swirls to the Beatrix Potter characters and did more backstitch.


4th square completed - Jemima Puddleduck, Begun in 2011 and finished in 2012.